Visiosoft

Visiosoft is a leading IoT Tech and Design firmware services and product development company based in Cape Town. They have extensive experience in many diverse areas of both the Connected and Telecoms environment. Their innovative team have worked with a wide array of platforms, languages, and tools in the development of various IoT projects. It is the custom nature of our development projects that has enabled Visiosoft to acquire vast proficiency in many diverse areas of firmware development.

NMVE Capital

NMVE Capital is the South African Agent to Cognitive City.

What is IoT

IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

SMME IoT

Smme IoT is a proudly South African company based in Sandton, Johannesburg. Whilst forming strategic alliances with renowned partners and customers and recruiting a workforce that is agile and creative, Smme IoT plans to provide the IoT Community in South Africa with leading IoT Products and Infrastructure. Cognitive City has partnered with Smme IoT to provide smart devices to their large customer base.
Asset tracking

Why use the SigFox Protocol?

SigFox (Global IoT Network Owner) who offers a high quality of service which is highly resistant to interference. It’s perfectly fitted for low cost IoT devices that need to run on extremely low energy consumption levels and need to send small data packets over a very long range. We are Channel Partners to Sqwidnet the South African Sigfox Operator.
Utilities
Supply chain
Public sector
Security
Sporting
Education
HealthCare
Agriculture
Logistics

The challenge
• To locate and recover stolen or lost assets
• Tracking and tracing of valuable goods
The connected solution
• Small size: 2/3 of the size of a cigarette pack
• Connected with the police 24 hours/7 days a week
• Autonomy: 3 to 5 years of use
• Internal antennas (UHF and GPS)
• Tracking through GPS and UHF
• Geo-localization still active in underground parking
Customer benefits
• Peace of mind that assets can be tracked or recovered
• Complete solution with added services
• No jamming of signal or interference

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The challenge
• Operating costs, effort and risk associated with manual meter
reading
• Water loss and bills as a result of delayed leak detection
The connected solution
• 100% lead free
• Bidirectional communication
• Possibility to reduce / shut off the flow
• Automatic alarm generation upon leak, burst, backflow,
freezing risk, tampering,
• Battery powered with 16 years life time
Customer benefits
• Automated meter reading
• Reduced time and costs to obtain readings
• Billing accuracy
• Proactive leak detection

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The challenge
• Some goods and products need to be transported under special
conditions monitored to ensure they remain with the optimal conditions
• Existing wireless sensor products are professional data loggers that
connect sensors at programmable intervals, store data locally and
transfer to the ThermoServer cloud
The connected solution
• Evolution of the product line with Sigfox global connectivity
• Applications: biological samples, blood, pharmaceutical products, food
• Alerts, wireless siren
• Customer benefits
• Disruptive selling proposition
• Keep connectivity everywhere
• No infrastructure/installation
• Extended battery life

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The challenge
• Frustration with finding parking
• Congestion and parking space utilisation
• Emission
The connected solution
• Evolution of the product line with Sigfox global
connectivity
• Applications: biological samples, blood,
pharmaceutical products, food
• Full management system: alerts, wireless siren,
emergency group contact, audit trails

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The challenge
• Alarms traditionally connected through GSM to a
central system
• Burglar intrusion facilitated by GSM jammers


The connected solution
• Millions of devices in customer homes and businesses
connected via Sigfox
• Started with alarm systems to avoid jammer weakness
• Installed base upgrade over the air as sub-GHz chip
was already inside
Customer benefits
• Robustness is a differentiator
• No hardware swap (over-the-air update)

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The challenge
• Receiving and analysing data on the sports field
• Tracking key players agility, speed and style

The connected solution
• Sensors and tracking devices built into player
kits
• Devices with algorithms built in to track, learn
and analyse
Customer benefits
• Being able to receive data that can be used to
predict player fitness, speed, optimising sport
kits
• Receiving valuable data and using that data to
improve

 

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The challenge
• Decline in student performance
• Behavior and Attention issues
The connected solution
• ECG Sensors on wearable devices
• Wireless Mobile communication between teachers and
students
• Real-time and actionable insights into student
performance.
Customer benefits
• The Internet of Things would allow for better
operational efficiency in every type of learning
environment. Connected devices could enable
educators to perform dynamic classroom interventions.

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The challenge
• While there are many benefits of the internet of things in
healthcare, it isn’t without its challenges. As with any new
technology in healthcare, hospital executives and IT are
concerned about data security and IoT device management.
The connected solution
• Hospitals can use tracking for inventory. For hospitals, the big
advantage they can glean from IoT inventory management will
be in areas like pharmacy and overall inventory control in
warehouses.
Customer benefits
• If families are satisfied, if they feel communication has been
effective, patients are very likely to rate their experience
highly.
• In addition to delivering news to family members, RTLS
system also provides important information to physicians and
nurses to make surgical workflow more efficient,

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The challenge

• Wastage of water resulting in high bills

• Bad weather damage to crops

• Pest Damage to crops

The connected solution

• Agriculture Internet of Things helps in increasing crop
productivity by way of managing and controlling the
activities
Customer benefits

• Agriculture Internet of Things has a system that
monitor and scans the environmental parameters &
plant growth, further this data is utilized by pest control
sensors which is capable of predicting pest behavior.
This information can be used by farmers to reduce
damage done by pests on a large scale saving huge
amounts of money to the farmer.

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The challenge
• Fuel Wastage
• Unplanned breakdowns due to not servicing on time
• Drivers using longer routes for their benefit
The connected solution
• IoT data is used to measure in real time the fuel efficiency of trucks
and how drivers are using brakes. IoT data even recommends the
optimal speed of transport for certain road surfaces to get the most
mileage out of a gallon of gasoline or diesel. Truckers are measured
on their driving efficiency and safety performances.
Customer benefits
• Logistics providers can help companies to adapt to future change
by helping them to expand their market to reach the connected
consumer while increasing flexibility and reducing risk. Much of this
transportation flexibility has been gained by plugging sensors into
moving vehicles that report IoT data in real time for monitoring and
predictive analytics.

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