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Elliot Experiences: Digital Tourist 2022 by José Morales

Hello, I am José Morales SánchezDirector of the Innovation and Public Sector area. I am an expert in the R&D&I support ecosystem with more than 10 years of experience working as an innovation manager, carrying out the preparation and implementation of projects at regional, national and European level related to energy efficiency, renewable energies and energy efficiency. renewable energieswaste management and the smart cities.

I currently act as a senior consultant providing answers to public sector requests related to these matters. On this occasion I am here to present my experience at the Digital Tourist 2022 event and the aspects I found most interesting.

What is Digital Tourist 2022?

It is the meeting place for those responsible for Smart Tourism Destinations (ITD): central, regional, provincial and municipal administrations, and the digital tourism offer represented by leading technology companies. It is a social event that gives us back the networkingto facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience.

It is an event that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experiences, at a time when tourism must regain the strategic, economic and social role it enjoyed before the pandemic.

Digital Technologies were the main themes of this 2022 edition given the implementation of Component 14 of the PRTR and how technology is the key for tourism to gain in competitiveness.

Why it is interesting to attend these events

Face-to-face events, which are making a comeback after the pandemic hiatus, offer the opportunity to network and get to know the ecosystem beyond the countless telematic meetings via a screen.

The company's presence at these events is an opportunity for first-hand dialogue with multiple agents in the tourism sector, where many companies and public administrations (councils, municipalities and associations of municipalities) met, where we were able to listen to their problems and propose our solutions and services that respond to their needs.

In addition to the specific interest in the content of the roundtables that took place, the opportunities to networking that arise at face-to-face events are very high, as they allow for a deeper understanding of opportunities and other aspects beyond those of the event itself.

Coffee breaks, travelling time to hotels or sharing a table and tablecloth, allow you to get to know people and their companies in a more relaxed state, which allows you to do a deeper business development that achieves a better positioning of the company at all levels.

Personal experience at the Digital Tourist

Tourism is one of the driving sectors of our country, and as such, the Network of Smart Tourist Destinations is a particularly interesting opportunity to generate business opportunities associated with the technological needs of these municipalities, which already have digitalisation plans and are aware of the use of technology as a tool to make them more attractive to visitors.

From my point of view, an event of this kind, which brings together actors who are already looking for digitisation solutions, is an opportunity to market to entities that are already receptive to our message, bringing together our digitisation, interoperability and transparency services with the needs of municipalities.

The overall experience was very positive. Our role as sponsors of the event allowed us to participate in the round table as speakers on such a hot topic as the management of Recovery Funds, contributing our experience from the business side and the channelling of these funds. This presentation, together with the relationships previously established with several of the actors present, as a result of our daily activity, gave us a very notorious visibility that increased the activities of networking and our relevance in the ecosystem of technology providers.

Highlights of the event

The opportunity to participate in one of the most relevant round tables due to its subject matter and the quality of the panelists, Victor Badorrey (Director of Institutional Relations of Segittur), Inmaculada de Benito (Director of the Tourism Council of the CEOE), Daniel Vega (Head of Smart Cities and Innovation at the FEMP).

The presence of leading players in the world of digitisation of the tourism sector, sharing with them the experiences of the sector and expressing the needs to increase its competitiveness and achieve an improved visitor experience.

The possibility of building quality relationships in a professional and specialised environment, while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere at the events outside the actual discussion tables.

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Blog IOT - Internet of things

World Water Day: Efficient use of water as a priority goal

World Water Day is celebrated every 22 March and this year's focus is on the "value of groundwater and making the invisible visible".

With this year's World Water Day, the UN is calling for the study, protection and sustainable use of groundwater in order to survive climate change and to meet the needs of a growing population. More than 40 percent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity. This means that three out of ten people lack access to safe drinking water and six out of ten people lack access to safe sanitation facilities.

This celebration also aims to raise awareness of the global water crisis and the need to seek measures to address it so that we reach the Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030.

So this is a good day to remember that investment in efficient water management solutions is not just necessary, it is mandatory. The road to sustainability has a fundamental pillar in the treatment of our water. The management, monitoring and control of our societies' water systems is essential to be able to take measures in advance and mitigate the imminent effects of climate change.

The Elliot Cloud Solution

Elliot Smart Water is a sustainable, unique, innovative and technological solution that connects and manages all types of devices, enabling rapid deployment of secure and scalable systems, facilitating remote water monitoring and wastewater collection and treatment.

Our solution facilitates the digitisation of water management through an ecosystem of native solutions designed from its creation to add more value to the business in its critical processes and dimensions, reducing complexity and increasing its efficiency and profitability.

The present demands technological solutions and our future depends on sustainability, Elliot Cloud is the balance and enables decision making based on data analytics for a better and more efficient management of the integral water cycle.

Elliot Smart Water features:

MONITORING

In real time of the different components of the water network (meters, pressure sensors, etc.),

GLOBALITY

All your networks and treatment plants monitored and controlled in a single software.

EVENT AND DATA LOGGING

Customisable chronological log of all configured events and alarms.

ALARMS AND EVENTS

Event and alarm management. Creation of business rules and customisation of the sending of alarms and/or notifications.

DATA ANALYSIS

Customised creation of dashboards for graphical data visualisation. Advanced data analytics using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

REMOTE CONTROL

Execution of regulatory orders.

TRANSPARENCY

Open software that gives you full transparency in data transmission and analysis,

LEAKAGE PREDICTION

By means of State Estimation Techniques and correct data collection, we generate algorithms for predicting leaks in the network.

TREATMENT AND PURIFICATION PLANTS

We provide the evolution of your current SCADA without losing the investment made. Collection, interpretation, standardisation and delivery of data from any server or SCADA controller, allowing the expansion of new devices. All your plants and water networks are integrated into a single monitoring, control and analytical software.

INTEGRATION AND INTERACTION

With SCADA, Geographic Information System (GIS), hydraulic modelling system and asset control system.

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Blog Trends

Elliot Sarfly presents its new innovative security industry solution at SICUR 2022

What is SICUR?

 

SICUR is the major international benchmark for security in Spain. Every two years, it brings together companies, associations, professionals and users of global security in the public and private sectors in Madrid.

Innovation and technological development are the main protagonists of this professional meeting that addresses comprehensive security from five major areas (security, cybersecurity, fire and emergency safety, occupational safety), with the aim of continuing to promote welfare and social development.

 

Elliot Sarfly: Advanced solutions for emergency services

 

Elliot Sarfly is a video streaming and geolocation support for emergency services in critical environments with the ability to customise solutions to suit specific needs.

The role of the security and emergency services is to deal with exceptional situations involving serious risks. Therefore, people working in such services are confronted with events and situations that go beyond the normal experience of human beings in their daily lives.

Elliot Sarfly, using technology as an enabler, guarantees, thanks to the help of drones, personal cameras, mobiles and the platform's core software, to transmit the information in real-time streaming (with less than 1 sec. latency) from any platform: laptop, mobile, tablet and from any location.

A combination of hardware, software and real-time services focused on maximising the efficiency of an emergency command post and improving the quality of public disaster and emergency management services.

Elliot Sarfly is able to customise solutions to suit the specific needs of the advanced command post. Based on an integrated model of video streaming and geolocation, it collects information from multiple sources with full adaptation to the structure of the emergency services, with WNS layer management in a few minutes from drone flights, it is positioned as a tool that emergency services need to meet the challenges and mitigate the extreme risk to which they are subjected in the management of disasters and emergencies.

Why Elliot Sarfly? Features

 

Elliot Sarfly is an Open Source platform, interconnected and interoperable with other systems, scalable and protocol-agnostic, with the capacity to connect to any IT system and device: drones, mobiles and cameras, and which allows data to be exchanged between the different sources for analysis and visualisation, as they are all integrated in a single software.

STREAMING
- Real-time media relay service.
- Multiple origins: drones, personal cameras and mobiles.
- Media recording and subsequent viewing.
- Visible and infrared signal for hot spot location.
- Multi-platform remote viewing: console, laptop, mobile and tablet.
- Surveillance of forest fires in early stages to search for perpetrators

AUTHORISATION / PERMIT MANAGEMENT
- Resource access control with multiple authorisation.
- Granular and very flexible control of groups and permissions.
- Adaptation to the structure of the emergency services, services, etc..
- Possibility to control video transmission/broadcasting within a specific window and for a specific IP.
- Easy grouping of different services around an incident.
- First level authentication with multiple levels of security.

MAP AND LAYER MANAGEMENT
Generation of WMS layers in a few minutes from drone flights.
- Immediate availability on web maps.
- Geolocation on a map of all risks and resources present and available at the incident in real time.
- Generation of layers and graphs of resources and risks on the map.
- Generation of heatmaps to calculate tracked areas.
- Customisation of vector maps and subsequent conversion into WMS layers.
- Calculation of customised routes (for the specific service and vehicle) based on the point maps.

STREAMING AND GEOLOCATION INTEGRATION
- Video display with map showing location.
- Post-processing of video to search for evidence and/or victims.

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Blog Industry 4.0

Elliot RoT® selected for WindEurope 2022

The Wind Europe is an annual event of global impact addressing onshore and offshore wind energy issues, with more than 350 exhibitors from around the world. The event takes place from 5-7 April 2022, in Bilbao, the heart of the global wind industry. It brings together all the world leaders providing the energy of the future.

Two of Elliot RoT's solutions have been selected to be presented at the Wind Europe Congress.

 

A novel technology has been developed for the early detection of faults in industrial equipment by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques under the name of Reliability of Things® (in API and edge computing format). By invoking the API, the level of degradation of any equipment monitored on the IoT platform is evaluated. This universal algorithm models the normal behaviour of the equipment (motors, pumps, electrical consumption, etc.) and subsequently calculates the degradation of any component, detecting faults well in advance, also allowing the identification of the root cause and the evaluation of maintenance actions.

The system generates individual alarms for each monitored component, but the aim of the platform is more ambitious, as it a global knowledge database is generated for obtaining equipment reliability indicators.. When new equipment is connected to the platform, the type of equipment in question is identified (motor, pump, generator, etc.), the manufacturer, the model, whether it is new, repaired or has been in operation for some time (in order to censor or not the statistical data) before being connected to the platform, and a series of other parameters that serve to carry out a correct characterisation of the population.

Elliot RoT, the universal Elliot & Reliability of Things® Platform for predictive maintenance and equipment reliability characterisation.

 

The IoT platform of Elliot_Cloud is the perfect architecture to combine the Reliability of Things® solutions.This is because it allows the integration of PLCs, Edge Computing systems and IoT sensors with Cloud environments, which makes it possible to exploit all the reliability and artificial intelligence techniques for the detection of malfunctions in any industrial equipment.

The platform combines the latest Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) techniques with more classical Reliability Based Maintenance (RCM) techniques. For this purpose, different types of data are used in combination:
(1) operational data
(2) alarms
(3) work orders
(4) the asset history

 

When a user registers an asset on the platform, they have a series of asset registration menus where they can register the manufacturer of the asset, the model and the type of asset among other fields. There is also the option to register a series of assets in bulk.

When an asset is registered on the platform, all its operating variables are immediately recorded. If the user subscribes to the Reliability of Things® service, he has the option of monitoring the condition of each of its components, for which the platform provides two indicators at any given moment:

1 – Malfunction indicatorwhich analyses whether the equipment behaves in accordance with its previous behaviour in a fault-free period.
2 – Probability of failure indicatorwhich estimates the probability of equipment failure based on the failure history of similar equipment. This probability is calculated:
- From customer equipment failure histories.
- From historical data of similar equipment recorded in a global and anonymous database of all customers on the platform.

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Blog Industry 4.0

Agile Methodologies and IoT, Internet of Things

Being agile in making decisions and implementing changes is essential for a company to be a leader in its sector. Decisions must be oriented towards continuous improvement, both in terms of cost reduction or increased efficiency, as well as innovation and the creation of new products to meet new market demand.

Agile methodologies take on a new meaning and dimension when applied to the foundations of IoT. The paradigm of continuous improvement is currently being imposed, the essence of which is that if you want to improve a parameter magnitude you have to measure it first, i.e.: you cannot improve what you cannot measure.

Industry 4.0 is a hyper-connected and sensorised industry where decisions can be made quickly.

What happens when you have many variables, measurements or history of these measurements?

How can we find patterns, deviations, correlations between these parameters?

How to measure quantities of different nature, with different protocols, on different machinery and in different locations?

How to visualise, interpret and analyse business variables with mechanical or social variables?

How do you make important decisions quickly based on what happens in your production?

What if you also want to know what is happening in the market to make that decision?

Nowadays, it is necessary to have mechanisms to help in this process of measurement and correlation. New technologies allow the replication and deployment of cost-effective sensors on a massive scale and the collection of information from different machines, tools and systems.

Today, we have the capacity and the technology to measure a wide range of variables and parameters.

Not only is it possible to measure these quantities, but we can also collect them digitally, process them automatically, translate them into a common language and transmit them securely.

ELLIOT acts as the brain of the system, as an umbrella that collects this data, and is able to correlate and determine the degree of ascendancy that some parameters have over others, as well as storing them and displaying the history in an agile way and analysing them using innovative Big Data, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques. Thanks to these techniques, it will be possible to detect characteristics such as the seasonality of events and occurrences and it will also be possible to define alerts that will launch orders to activate mechanisms and action protocols, among others.

ELLIOT. Open Source IOT middleware with high scalability and very fast integration and with the ability to connect to any existing sensor, device, machine or data source for data extraction.

It enables real-time data management with high variability over time and advanced analytics using technologies such as Big Data and AI.

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Blog Industry 4.0 Trends

IoT and SDGs. Smart city platforms

Smart city platforms can serve as a key element for the effective implementation of the measures needed to achieve the objectives.

Digital transformation represents the set of innovations that change the reality of public administration employees and of the cities themselves and their citizens. For this to happen, all the actors in this digital transformation must understand it, and know how to adapt and see these technologies as allied tools and not as hostile elements.

Digital transformation supported by an incremental deployment of Smart City Platforms in the different city verticals can and should become a key element to achieve the goals proposed by the 2030 Urban Agendas, being an ecosystem of solutions and standards that support and substantiate any Strategic Plan developed around the SDGs, from the Vision, Mission, Values, Action Plans, objectives, indicators, etc.

From this perspective, a smart city platform should be aligned from its initial implementation with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Therefore, a Smart City Platform should provide a technological ecosystem capable of supporting the Urban Agendas 2030, being able to integrate the information generated by the different city initiatives aimed at achieving improvements in any of the SDGs and their associated targets.

This requires clear strategic and operational objectives, with defined and easily automatable metrics and indicators, and appropriate dashboards to provide the knowledge necessary for appropriate, proportionate and, above all, data-driven decision making.

IOT helps in the integration of continuous improvement, the essence of which is that if you want to improve a parameter magnitude you have to measure it first, i.e. you cannot improve what you cannot measure.

The availability of a Smart City platform with the capacity to implement this information generation model transversally across the city on the different service verticals, optimising decision-making thanks to the exploitation of the data collected and analysed by means of state-of-the-art solutions: Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Bigdata and Social Bigdata, BI, ML, etc.

ELLIOT. Open Source IOT middleware with high scalability and very fast integration and with the ability to connect to any existing sensor, device, machine or data source for data extraction.

It enables real-time data management with high variability over time and advanced analytics using technologies such as Big Data and AI.

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Blog Lean Manufacturing Smart Insights

Lean Manufacturing & IoT

Lean manufacturing aims at truly efficient manufacturing.
With the help of IoT this is achieved by enabling equipment and tools to automatically collect data, share it and even interact with information from other data sources, as well as other processes, opening the organisation's doors to a new way of working.
By accessing and centralising data from equipment and processes, IoT technology is able to provide manufacturers:

  • A new level of visibility.
  • Access to real-time performance data.
  • Instant knowledge of all global operations.
  • Possibility to balance and optimise scheduling on the fly, during the production process, adapting to market variability.

Far from simply monitoring throughput, quality or equipment failure records, this new approach has the ability to configure an optimal manufacturing scenario based on current demand. Operations can be successfully completed by making changes to production, processes or facilities to ensure optimal conditions for managing demand at any given time.

But that's not all, the advantages don't end there, because in addition to the typical production scenarios, intelligent equipment will be able to:

  • Monitor themselves and improve their own performance, such as energy usage, to avoid peak demand charges. Automated preventive maintenance becomes possible as the machine knows and communicates its own status of required corrective actions, keeping it running at optimal productivity.
  • Suppliers can better manage the delivery of parts into inventory, which can be automatically replenished based on real-time data.
  • Automatically adjust equipment settings to minimise waste.
  • Streamlining production processes. As more companies incorporate new IoT and analytics capabilities, they are transforming their manufacturing processes. Such as predictive maintenance enabled by predictive tools and machine learning, identifying and correcting potential problems before they occur.
  • Improving after-sales service. This is another area where lean manufacturing increases its value thanks to IoT. Support is improved thanks to new levels of product connectivity and the information provided by sensors and devices. Manufacturers can effectively collect data from customers in use. And so improve service and support.

The benefits of IoT for lean manufacturing extend far beyond processes within a single organisation. IoT can help optimise the interaction between manufacturers, suppliers and other business partners, improving the flow of information about materials, demand and product usage. At the same time, the internet of things in lean manufacturing is the beginning of a renewed value proposition that only strengthens the bond with the customer and fosters customer loyalty to the brand.

ELLIOT. OPEN SOURCE IOT MIDDLEWARE WITH HIGH SCALABILITY AND VERY FAST INTEGRATION AND WITH THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO ANY EXISTING SENSOR, DEVICE, MACHINE OR DATA SOURCE FOR DATA EXTRACTION.
ENABLES REAL-TIME DATA MANAGEMENT WITH HIGH VARIABILITY OVER TIME AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS USING TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS BIG DATA AND IA.

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