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IoT Solutions for Smart Energy Smart Grid and Smart Utility Applications

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Smart Energy Smart Grid and Smart Infrastructure - Many Applications and Devices
An introduction to Eurotech' s IoT Field-to-Application Building Blocks for the Energy and Utility Industry

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IoT Solutions for Smart Energy Smart Grid and Smart Utility Applications

  1. 1. Smart Energy / Grid / Infrastructure – Many Applications and Devices A brief Introduction to the Eurotech Group and Eurotech´s IoT Field-to-Application Building Blocks Robert Andres
  2. 2. The Internet of Things Is Changing the Energy Sector Added Value Chain Market forces require the transformation of the energy and utilities industry value chain Aging assets but increased expectations for reliability and workforce productivity Consumer role in energy management / conservation is increasingly important Changing demand dynamics vs. pressure for reliability Changes driven by growth in renewable energy generation and distributed resources Increasing attention to climate change and environmental concerns
  3. 3. The Internet of Things Is Changing the Energy Sector and its Added Value Chain Intelligent Things enable new use cases while the utility sector develops new energy-related services Applying business analytics to data collected from smart meters and other devices in real time to gain insights for better business decisions and automation is becoming paramount. Modeling New Rate Programs Outage Analysis Load Profiling Grid Loss Event Tracking and Trending Detection of Energy Theft Demand Response Program Evaluation Data Collection Analysis Distribution Network Planning
  4. 4. The Internet of Things Improving Old and Enabling New Business • Products • Value Add • Business Model • Business Processes • Technological Approach Re-Thinking
  5. 5. The Internet of Things • Performance constrains • Hardly any standards • Human resource constrains (C++) • Expensive, limited communication • Monolithic approach • Single-purpose devices • Hardware-defined systems • Store-and-Forward communication • Operations-centric approach Evolution: M2M 2.0 = IoT • Powerful embedded systems • Open and industry standards • No HR constrains (Java) • Inexpensive, available communication • Systemic & platform approach • Multi-service systems • Software-defined systems • Real-time data and communication • IT-centric approach “Old M2M” M2M 2.0 = IoT
  6. 6. The Internet of Things • Lowest cost per node • Single-purpose devices • Performance optimized coding • Static software • Embedded approach necessary • Edge connectivity and translation • Data communication centric B2B M2M Market Segmentation / Devices • Lowest cost per service / TCO • Multi-service systems • Abstracted coding (Java, OSGi) • Dynamic code • IT centric approach feasible / required • Edge computing and aggregation • Control and service centric Single Purpose / Single Service M2M Devices Multi Purpose / Multi Service M2M Devices
  7. 7. The Internet of Things M2M / IoT Distributed Systems Fundamental Aspects It is all about encapsulating the complexity of M2M distributed systems to: • Reduce development time and risk • Ensure optimum investment protection • Avoid dependencies between the Things in the field and the applications • Leverage world-class, proven architectures, protocols and technology • Reduce dramatically the TCO of distributed device infrastructures • Rapidly implement innovative, new business models and processes without creating dependencies And: • Preserve and extend the customers value proposition
  8. 8. The Internet of Things Traditional OT Solutions – Inflexibility, Dependencies Transportation Logistics Medical & Healthcare Industrial & Energy Security & Surveillance
  9. 9. The Internet of Things Decoupling Producers & Consumers of Data = IoT Transportation Logistics Medical & Healthcare Industrial & Energy Security & Surveillance
  10. 10. IoT Integration Platform Integrating Distributed Devices with Enterprise IT aPaaS SaaS Everyware Cloud IoT Integration Platform (iPaaS)
  11. 11. IoT / M2M Unique Value Proposition Introducing Eurotech • Company • Portfolio • Focus
  12. 12. Eurotech Overview • One of the world top players in the global Embedded Computers market • Behind the products & services of more than 20 Global 500 companies • 20+ Years of experience in “M2M / IoT” and distributed systems – 20+ Years experience in embedded / gateway hardware & software – 16 Years ago co-developed MQTT with IBM – 10+ Years experience with Java in embedded – 6+ Years history in M2M/IoT cloud platforms • Strong vertical market competences: – Industrial & Logistics – Transportation – Defense & Security – Healthcare & Medical 12 Eurotech’s Essence
  13. 13. Eurotech Introduction Group Global Footprint JAPAN ITALYFRANCE USA UK CHINA Marketing and Sales Development & Engineering Production
  14. 14. Eurotech Value Proposition Dependable, Innovative, Global • Products & Systems developed to operate reliably in the most demanding and severe conditions • Certifications, also for demanding environments • Long life cycle products, obsolescence management and long term spare parts availability • Software maintenance and ongoing functions upgrade • Software and hardware design compliant to customer specifications and standards • Dedicated project management teams • Customized documentation and training on site. • Worldwide service & support • Able to comply with local requirements
  15. 15. Customer Value First! Eurotech Value Proposition “Sweet Spots” • Rich portfolio of general purpose and purpose-built standard products • Custom & customized standard products • Long Life products, services & support • Solutions for demanding applications : • Ruggedization • Miniaturization • Mobile communication • High performance • Low power • Certifications • Efficient Development of Embedded & IoT Software • OS Support • IoT Middleware (ESF) • IoT Integration Platform (Everyware Cloud) • Professional Services Application Optimized Best Price / Performance Greatly reduced TTM
  16. 16. • Services for Partners & Customers • Efficient processes & logistics • Project management for more complex engagements • Support (international, ….) • Validation & Testing • Products and Solutions • Broad range of CPU boards and SBCs • Box products & modular systems • Standard, custom & COTS • IP, Assets & Capabilities • HW, SW and mechanical design (standard & custom) • Manufacturing process management • Deep expertise in • Ruggedization and miniaturization • Mobile solutions • Low-power and ultra low-power • Strong Embedded Ecosystem (Intel, WR, NVIDIA, ARM, …) Overview Capability & Portfolio Competitive in Traditional Embedded
  17. 17. Overview Capability & Portfolio Out-performing Traditional Embedded • Services for Partners & Customers • Long Life Cycle Product Services and Support • obsolescence management • long term spare parts availability and repair services • Form function fit replacement • Certifications (transportation, rail, defense, safety, SIL, EMC, mobile carrier) • Professional Services • Migration Services • Processor Generation or Architecture change • Component EOL • Compliance • Products and Solutions • HPEC • Vertical Solutions & Smart Sensors • IP, Assets & Capabilities • High performance computing and hard real-time • Cooling Systems and thermal management • Low power designs
  18. 18. Overview Capability & Portfolio IoT: Creating an Unique Value Proposition • Services for Partners & Customers • IoT Solution Practice / Consulting • Supporting different OPEX / CAPEX models, DaaS • Products and Solutions • IoT Gateways • IoT Device Middleware / ESF • IoT Integration Platform / Everyware Cloud (public or private cloud, on-premise) • IP, Assets & Capabilities • IoT Software Development • IT/OT Integration • IoT Security • Communication & Security • IoT Protocols / MQTT • Cisco IOS integration • IoT Ecosystem • Open Source / Eclipse (Kura, Kapua, Paho, …) • Red Hat • Many other companies and Organizations
  19. 19. Application Optimized Embedded Standard, Custom and Customized Standard Products Modular but integrated offering: • Supplementing the customer / partner where necessary • Boards to Sub-Systems • Electronic, mechanical design, certifications • Embedded & IoT Software building blocks • From prototype to volume production • Professional Services for all phases CPU Modules I/ O & Carrier Boards Enclosure & Certifications CPU Modules I/ O & Carrier Boards CPU Modules CPU Modules I/ O & Carrier Boards Enclosure & Certifications BSPs & Embedded Application Framework
  20. 20. Eurotech Product Portfolio Devices & Systems Battery Powered Devices Stationary Devices Mounted Mobile Devices & IoT Gateways Embedded HPC, HPEC IoT Appliances & Smart Sensors Boards & Modules Devices & Systems Vertical Application Solutions Value Add Software & Services
  21. 21. Eurotech Product Portfolio Value Add Software & Services High Performance Computing Boards & Modules Value Add Software & Services Devices & Systems Device Software Frameworks Device Cloud Infrastructure Professional Services BIOS OS Operating Systems Support Vertical Application Solutions
  22. 22. Eurotech Product Portfolio Integrated Vertical Solutions High Performance Computing Boards & Modules Value Add Software & Services Transportation & Mobility Defence & Aerospace Devices & Systems Medical & Healthcare Industrial & Commercial Logistics & Networking Security & Surveillance Vertical Application Solutions
  23. 23. Eurotech Product Portfolio Integrated Vertical Solutions Transportation & Mobility Defence & Aerospace Medical & Healthcare Industrial & Commercial Logistics & Networking Security & Surveillance Building Automation Machine Automation Vending Machines Kiosks Smart Energy / Smart Grid Handheld and Wearable Devices Mobile mounted devices Integrated RFID Readers Cold Chain Banks and Institutions Homeland Security Border control Highway /Parking lots / Gates Armored Vehicles UGVs Helicopters Aircrafts Future Soldier Public Buses Trains & Underground Toll gates Digital Signage / Customer Information High-end Diagnostic Equipment Portable Medical Devices Home Medical Gateways
  24. 24. Anatomy of M2M / IoT Solutions The Key Elements from an OT / Eurotech Perspective World of IT and Applications IoT / M2M Communication Protocols IoT / M2M Device (Hardware, IoT Middleware, Applications) IoT / M2M Integration Platform
  25. 25. The Internet of Things • IT centric, cloud based M2M connectivity platforms as building blocks for enterprise IT • Implementation of “Enterprise Service Bus” architectures to allow an easy integration of different device data systems and applications • Multi Service Gateway approach to integrate and consolidate data streams and future proof investments • IT centric application development to implement business logic in smart edge devices / service gateways • Off the shelf purpose built devices designed to meet vertical market value propositions Distributed Systems Fundamental Success Factors M2M Integration Platform Multi- Service Gateway Approach
  26. 26. APIs, Dashboards, Console, etc. The Internet of Things Distributed Systems Architectural Overview Consumers of Data M2M Integration Platform Multi- Service Gateways Producers of Data M2M Infrastructure Solution Operational Technology Building Block Standard Interfaces
  27. 27. The Eurotech Unique Value Proposition Eurotech IoT Strategy Elements Safe Choice •Most complete M2M stack in the industry (device HW & SW, & dadata, device & embedded application management) •Based on open and industry standards (Eurotech contributes significantly to Open Source / Eclipse) •Integrated modular offering – not an “all or nothing approach” – building blocks that fit •Many years of Experience in M2M / distributed systems projects & solutions •We are the most IT Centric of the embedded market companies Modular & Flexible Platform Deployment Options •On-premise M2M Server Appliances •Private Cloud – Everyware Cloud in other data centers •Public Cloud – Everyware Cloud
  28. 28. The Eurotech Unique Value Proposition Eurotech IoT Strategy Elements Business Model Flexibility •Eurotech branded •OEM / re-branding (including the M2M platform technology) •DaaS (Device as a Service) – flexible financial models Way to Market •System Integrators and customers with system integration capabilities •Distribution •Partner centric mind set. Credibility & Strong Partners •Solution minded - open, full solution approach with strong partners •Clear positioning •Ecosystem of ecosystems
  29. 29. Device Anatomy of M2M / IoT Solutions “OT Stack” for IoT / M2M Solutions is Required Application Infrastructure Layer Application Layer Communication Infrastructure Field Infrastructure TCP/IP M2M Aggregation Platform Application M2M Communic. Protocol OT Stack for IoT / M2M Solutions Seamless Integration with the IT World “World of IT”
  30. 30. Device Anatomy of M2M / IoT Solutions Overview, Positioning the Eurotech IoT / M2M Portfolio Application Infrastructure Layer Application Layer Communication Infrastructure Field Infrastructure TCP/IP M2M Aggregation Platform Application M2M Communic. Protocol IoT Device Middleware TCP/IP M2M Integration Platform Client Device HW MQTT Complete OT Stack for IoT / M2M Solutions
  31. 31. Anatomy of M2M / IoT Solutions Edge Systems and Everyware Cloud Deployment Options Communication Infrastructure IoT / M2M Gateways, Smart Edge Nodes HW OS SW Cloud Client HW OS Cloud Client HW OS Cloud Client HW OS / SW Cloud Client Device Cloud Infrastructure Internet / IP Applications / Enterprise IT Comms Infrastructure IoT / M2M Integration Platform On- premise Public Cloud @ • Eurotech integrated solutions • xxxGATE products • ReliaSENS • Eurotech HW & Non-ESF OS • 3rd party HW & ESF/Kura • 3rd party HW, any OS • Gateways, smart devices • Smart sensors Sensors, Actuators, Meters, HMIs, Smart Devices, Field Buses etc.
  32. 32. Flexibility at the Edge It is all about the ability to perform in the field with all the flexibility and efficiency required
  33. 33. IoT Solutions by Eurotech at the Edge Flexibility and a Focus on TCO • There is no “one-size fits-all” solution • Wide range of hardware & software requirements depending on specific application: performance, I/O and features • Different phases and kinds of IoT implementation: green field & brown field applications • Any level of complexity: from telemetry like applications to powerful analytics and BI solutions anywhere in the field • This demands solutions that factor in and provide solutions: • for any price / performance configuration feasible • enabled by a single software architecture / IoT middleware for IoT gateways and smart edge nodes • to effectively managing this flexibility at the edge
  34. 34. Multi-Service Gateway Approach Software Defined Automation & Integration at the Edge Sensors Actuators Legacy Systems Smart Machines M2M Multi Services Gateway Human / Machine Interfaces Meters • Multiple business relevant tasks are addressed and technically consolidated • Data delivery using a open protocol effectively decoupling data providers and data consumers • IT centric device application development using Software Frameworks to implement business logic in smart edge devices / multi- service gateways • More efficient bandwidth utilization – carrier cost optimization • Off the shelf purpose built devices designed to meet vertical market value propositions
  35. 35. Linux OS Open Sourced at Eclipse Kura Extended and Commercially supported on Industrial Hardware by Eurotech • Modular software components • Manage cloud connectivity • Network configuration and administration • Support for different protocols • Remote management and access • Integrated development environment • Application portability Java / OSGi Open HW Industrial HW Everyware Software Framework Powered by Eclipse Kura Embedded App
  36. 36. Industrial M2M/IoT Gateways From Prototype to Production Efficient Development & Investment Protection Open Hardware
  37. 37. Multi-Service Gateway Approach ESF / Kura – Solid Software-defined Gateway Foundation OSGi on Linux Hardware Java SE Embedded Code Code Code
  38. 38. Eurotech IoT / M2M Stack Flexible IoT Middleware in Eurotech IoT Gateways Certified Modems M2M / IoT Gateways & Devices Yocto, WR Linux Oracle Java SE OSGi OT Hardware Integration / Device AbstractionIoT Device Middleware TCP/IP IoT Platform Client Device HW Security Network Configuration Field Protocols Basic Services Connectivity & Delivery Cloud Client Embedded Applications Administration World of IT Data, Device and Embedded Application Management Everyware Cloud
  39. 39. Eurotech & Other IoT / M2M Stack Multi-Client Enablement in Eurotech IoT Gateways Certified Modems M2M / IoT Gateways & Devices Yocto, WR Linux Oracle Java SE OSGi OT Hardware Integration / Device AbstractionIoT Device Middleware TCP/IP IoT Platform Client Device HW Security Network Configuration Field Protocols Basic Services Connectivity & Delivery Cloud Client Cloud Client Embedded Applications Administration Everyware Cloud Other IoT Cloud Service Optional integration for extended device and embedded application management
  40. 40. Intelligent Multi-service Gateway Vertical Power Certifi- cations Connec- tors IP-level Enclosure Fort Defense Application specific MIL-STD Circular IP6X Aluminum Extrusion Bolt Rolling stock Mining Insulated Protected 24-110VDC EN50155 M12 Circular IP54 IP6X Aluminum Extrusion Dyna Light rail Automotive Protected 6-36VDC E-mark SAE J1445 M12 Industrial IP54 IP6X Sheet metal Relia Industrial Protected 12-24VDC FCC, CE Industrial IP 4X Sheet metal Plastic Product Gateway Families Value Propositions
  41. 41. IoT Solutions by Eurotech at the Edge Full Flexibility, best TCO and Investment Protection • There is no “one-size fits-all” but an open architecture that allow flexible options according to the customer specific application needs: • Wide range of HW options: performance, I/O and features • Across different chip architectures: from Intel to ARM • Any form factor: from CPU-Board to SBC to certified device • Eurotech & 3rd-party • Any Phase of IoT Implementation • Re-fitting existing devices / assets • New “IoT embedded” solutions – of the shelf and custom designs • Any level of complexity • From telemetry like applications to software defined IoT Gateways and devices
  42. 42. IoT Use Cases & Application Scenarios Examples for IoT Solutions in Smart Energy / Grid / Infrastructure
  43. 43. Vertical Market IoT Example Scenarios Industrial / Smart Energy Automation & Integration PLCs Meters Sensors Human Machine Interfaces Industrial Multi- Service Gateway IoT Integration Platform
  44. 44. Vertical Market IoT Example Scenarios Smart Energy / Infrastructure Automation & Integration PLCs Meters & Sensors Human Machine Interfaces Multi- Service Gateways IoT Integration Platform Aggregation Mobile Devices Smart Edge Devices
  45. 45. Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Wind Turbine Monitoring Application: The customers monitors and services wind turbines globally, mainly on coasts. The design required cellular capable devices with Zigbee interfaces to minimize cost and group the service across aggregators. Key Success Factors: Global product Zigbee support Eurotech software knowledge and experience Flexible HW platform Cloud device management Product: ReliaGATE 50-21 HW / SW Development Services
  46. 46. Portal OperatorCustomer Flexible Energy Appliance Field Service Vertical Market Example Misurio: Smart Energy Solutions Application: Misuro´s EnergyON platform provides a data and process hub for energy-related services and operative asset management. Core element of the end-to-end solution is the bi-directional communication to all kind of sensors and actuators for active remote monitoring and control of various systems in a building. The solution enables energy suppliers as well facility service providers to offer value-added services around buildings. Key Success Factors: Customized standard gateway product – great TTM Pay-per-use business model Comprehensive existing functionality for service and asset management Maintenance cost reduction Increase availability and reliability for costumers Field protocol support & integration SW Development Services Product: Custom Gateway
  47. 47. Vertical Market Example Use Case Elco: Boilers & Heaters Application: The customer, Ariston Thermo (including ELCO their German brand), a leading company in the global market for heaters and boilers required an IoT solution that would allow them to develop and offer new services. One goal is for end users to remote control their own thermo-devices but also for technical assistance operators to perform remote diagnostics. In addition valuable data for the R&D, service, marketing departments of the Customer to develop & sell new products and services. Key Success Factors: Service-oriented business model Open and industry standards based solution ESF hardware abstraction, Java/OSGi Remote device & embedded applic. management Real time data M2M / IoT know how in Eurotech Eurotech worldwide footprint SW Development Services Product: 3rd Party HW
  48. 48. Vertical Market Example FreeWire: Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service Application: FreeWire Technologies is developing and deploying a highly scalable smart energy storage solution. One element was to build a mobile charging station that can move from car to car to allow for easy electrical vehicle charging. This solution required a flexible and scalable solution with real-time access to mobile charging data. Key Success Factors: All fundamental IoT building blocks readily available Programmability Comprehensive existing functionality for device, service and asset management Gateway functionality ReliaCELL to adress carrier certification issues SW Development Services Product: ReliaGATE 10-20, ReliaCELL
  49. 49. Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Public transport power stations protection Application: The stack 104 is use in power distributions substation in railways application for protection purposes The stack 104 monitors current and voltage of the substation and controls the circuit breaker The customer (SECHERON – Switzerland) has chosen the Stack 104 from Eurotech for its high level of modularity. Key Success Factors: Modularity Rugged design Long life product Local Eurotech support Product: STACK 104
  50. 50. Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Industrial Air Conditioning System Monitoring Application: The customer, a leading manufacturer of industrial grade air conditioning (chiller) systems was looking for a solution that would allow them to monitor constantly the status of deployed Air Conditioning Chillers world wide. The main data monitored in real time: pressure, temperature, power consumption, efficiency Data should be transferred via different transports (including 3G, Ethernet, WiFi) using Internet connections in real time to operations (and R&D). Key Factors: Short time to market due to EDC approach Modbus / PLC support in ESF Flexible powerful hardware platform Product: ReliaGATE 50-21
  51. 51. Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Optimizing Wind Turbine Placement Application: Positioning wind turbines to give optimum performance at both onshore and offshore locations requires expert reconnaissance and accurate technical data. The Eurotech ISIS embedded single board computer is a vital component in Natural Power’s new generation ZephIR 300 Wind Lidar, a sophisticated tool measuring wind speed and direction. Key Success Factors: Stable, robust and proven platform High performance Low power requirements Wide operating temperature range Connectivity options Product: ISIS
  52. 52. Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Retail Energy & Asset Management Application: The customer required a programmable Intel cellular platform for monitoring of refrigeration units at grocery stores for energy and asset management application. Key Success Factors: ESF Started with Helios… software portability Eurotech software knowledge and experience Flexible hardware platform Looking into EDC for long term storage ReliaGATE 50-21
  53. 53. Smart City Smart Building Vertical Market Example Use Case Use Case: Environmental Monitoring Application: Several cities were looking for a solution that would allow them to do effective constant environmental monitoring as part of their civil protection and environmental protection plans and services. The main data monitored in real time: temperature, humidity, CO, CO2, NO2, NO, O3, SO2, H2S, VOC, electromagnetic emissions and nuclear radiation (α, β, γ). Data is transferred via different transports (including 3G, WiFi) using Internet connections in real time to control centers and different applications. Alarms and measurements can be made accessible to the population through Web and mobile applications. Key Factors: Short time to market due to EDC approach Turnkey complete solution including dashboards, alarms Compact, rugged enclosure Very good price / performance Product: Smart Environmental Sensor
  54. 54. IoT / M2M Solutions & Building Blocks Summary, Conclusions & How to Start
  55. 55. IoT Solutions by Eurotech Conclusions, Summary • The concept of a Software-defined Gateway or Multi-Service Gateway is very powerful and an essential element in IoT solutions. The ability to program smart edge devices (including gateways) in a secure execution environment in Java/OSGi on abstracted hardware offers substantial benefits to companies that need their value proposition extended to the IoT edge. • Different from “traditional” M2M or telemetry like approaches the Software- Defined Gateway does require dynamically changing and updating of device software including the application life cycle management. Remote device and embedded application management is a significant part of the TCO of an IoT solution. The use of M2M/IoT Integration Platform capabilities is improving overall cost and time-to-market for IoT solutions significantly. • There is a magnificent and powerful IT world that the OT world with Software- Defined Edge nodes need to be seamlessly and securely integrated with.
  56. 56. Where can I start from? • Eclipse Kura – https://eclipse.org/kura/ – http://iot.eclipse.org/java/tutorial/ • Everyware Software Framework (ESF) – http://esf.eurotech.com/ • Everyware Cloud – http://www.eurotech.com/en/portal/cloudtrial • Follow Eurotech – https://www.eurotech.com/en/press+room/events – https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurotech – https://twitter.com/EurotechFan
  57. 57. www.eurotech.com Thank You!

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