STS provides Professional Services (PS) for developing custom IoT applications using both its in-house IoT platform and tools or industry standard technologies. We have worked on a variety of projects some of which are highlighted below:
Working with a Canadian company who build and sell a mesh network for soil moisture monitoring, STS have built a full monitoring service for farmers and agricultural scientists. This information from the sensors result in water savings, better crop yields, and time saving for farmers. This service has been deployed since 2014 and today is reporting from farms across N.America, ranging from vineyards and orchards to potatoes and beans. Data is reported, via 3G network, from the in-field sensor mesh network to the STS IoT platform platform which handles the real time data management. A separate web based application, run by STS on behalf of the customer, supports farmers and agronomists providing full access to their data, a variety of graphing and analysis tools and access to sensor diagnostic data for problem solving.
A city wanted a better understanding of user needs and activities. They wanted this information so companies could develop services for cities and citizens. This deployment included our STS IoT Platform and a mobile application developed by STS. This enabled information to be gathered from existing data sources, city workers, and citizens providing feedback. Our IoT platform “mashed” all this data together and provided the city with the data for which specific projects were rolled out. The STS Smart City Data Hub is in use in a number of locales including a deployment in Metro Vancouver which can be accessed here.
The Sense Tecnic IoT platform is a natural fit with the increasing needs for smart connected cities. By augmenting the Sense Tecnic platform’s real-time capabilities with an open source solution for OpenData, STS has developed a powerful solution for gathering, managing and exploiting the large volumes of data associated with Smart Cities. The STS City Hub not only manages and provides access to city data, it offers up an extended application interface and an application store allowing smart city application to be quickly developed and delivered to market.
In collaboration with a UK company, STS has developed and deployed a full scale Highways IoT Platform that provides a ‘one-stop’ data gathering and storage solution for highways maintenance. Offering full support for a variety of roadside sensors, e.g. traffic, gulley/drain, road surface etc., the STS IoT Platform provides both web based data access and visualization of live road sensors, as well as a sophisticated API for application access. Live since 2013, the Hub manages data on road traffic flows, weather conditions, roadworks and a set of roadside sensors monitoring water level in drains and gullies. A variety of 3rd party applications have been built including a highways intersection monitoring tool, tools to analyse and optimize maintenance schedules based on roadside sensing, and tools to plan roadworks mitigating traffic disruption.
This solutions has monitored over 40,000 devices and sensors and has contributed information that has been used to reduce service cost by approximately 35%.
A live, public version of the data hub can be accessed at SmartStreets Hub.
STS has partnered with a Canadian company to use the STS IoT Platform for their cloud service offering. The company enables boat and recreational vehicle owners to remotely monitor sensor information such as temperature, humidity, battery voltage, charging condition, bilge water levels, etc. At the same time the cloud service enables user to determine if items such as light or bilge pumps are on/off and control them by turning them on/off. With the cloud service user can be alerted by email or text message on certain conditions such as a bilge pump turning on unexpectedly, lights left on and unexplained movement.
Remote Monitoring for Data Loggers
As data loggers become increasingly sophisticated, there is a natural evolution towards ‘always connected’ logging devices. Blurring the boundary between logging and remote monitoring these devices are rapidly replacing the more traditional dataloggers. Working with a data logger manufacturer, STS has developed a cloud based service that leverages the Sense Tecnic IoT platform to allow any of its internet enabled data loggers to be quickly configured to report into the cloud. Offering sophisticated search and data visualization, as well as both cloud based and off-line analysis, this services allows the datalogger manufacturer to better meet the needs of its customers.
A public version of this service, containing a number of live data feeds is available here
Who Should Use STS IoT Platform
IoT Hardware Companies – If your company is developing a wireless sensor or device that you want to connect into an IoT platform, the STS IoT Platform is designed from the ground up to help you achieve this quickly, easily, and efficiently. The STS IoT platform can be utilized as a IoT backend to easily connect your sensors and devices, visualize the data, and build applications on the platform to provide complete solutions. The platform can be used for fast prototyping and can be scaled out to enterprise deployments.
If you are a Product Manager looking to explore ways of leveraging your products in the IoT market, the STS IoT Platform can get you to market significantly faster than building it yourself.
If you would like to provide IoT solutions to your customers, you can use the STS IoT Platform and get the following; branded IoT Platform with multi-tenancy, generate revenue by developing custom web and mobile applications using the STS API’s and documentation, generate consultancy revenue for IoT solutions & services, generate hosting revenue, generate revenue by using your expertise and knowledge in enterprise applications to integrate CRM, ERP, Analytics, Predictive, and Business Intelligence applications with data collected by the STS IoT Platform.
Analytics, Predictive, and Business Intelligence users
If you have industry expertise in using Analytics, Predictive and/or Business Intelligence applications to solve industry solutions and services, you can use the STS IoT Platform and apply internet thinking to easily collect data from multiple locations, devices and sensors. The STS IoT Platform provides the visual programming tool to quickly connect data to specific applications such as Tableau, Watson Analytics, QLIK GE Predictive and Business Objects..
Data Logger manufacturer
If you are a data logger company and you are developing a connected data logger, we can provide the platform for which to collect, store, search and visualize the data. We can also develop custom applications using the data that is collected.
If you are a company developing and solution and have industry expertise but no software expertise, STS can work with you to get a solution prototyped in days vs. months and the same solution can be scaled for enterprise deployment.