• Air Quality Monitoring solution contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK
    Air Quality Monitoring solution contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK
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    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year. Cities around the world are committed to improving air quality by drastically reducing the main contributor: road traffic. In most of the cases, drastic measures are being taken by capitals like London, Paris or Madrid forbidding private cars usage on given days or during seasons. However, this is not enough. With powerful technology-enabled tools, cities can improve their decision-making process.

    One example is the successful project developed in Chester City (United Kingdom), where Advanticsys Internet of Things technology has been used to reduce air pollution caused through traffic congestion by linking air quality measurements to a local authority’s traffic management control system. The project aimed to test the feasibility of developing an integrated data platform for Chester city centre. The focus was on linking a novel air quality network of low cost wireless sensors with the traffic management within the city centre to alleviate air pollution ‘hot spots’ caused by queuing traffic.

    Advanticsys provided a scalable low-cost wireless sensor network which included air quality sensing units measuring key traffic pollutants: nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM).

    Air Quality Monitoring solution contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK

    Dr Hannah Newton, the project lead, from UK-based company C-Tech Innovation said: “We have installed air quality sensors in the Cheshire West and Cheshire (CWAC) air quality management area for comparison alongside the CWAC pollution analysers. These sensor units are mounted to the lamp posts in the area and communicate over the mobile network. The project concept is to create air quality sensors that can be linked to a city’s traffic management control system (traffic lights, signage etc.) to help alleviate hotspots of pollution caused by heavy traffic.”

    The end-to-end solution provided by Advanticsys is completed with the Concordia Cloud platform, where the data from sensing units are being sent in real time. The platform also includes events notification by email.

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  • A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK
    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK
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    Nowadays, it is increasingly important that public buildings are as energy efficient as possible. This is a not only a global trend for new buildings but also for existing ones. One such building is the St Teilo’s High School in Cardiff, Wales. Built in 2014 to BREEAM Excellence, the building already has a state of the art building management system. However, having so many meters/sensors monitored made it hard sometimes to locate what the problem was. Thus, an additional heating monitoring solution was required to simplify where heat was dispersed – creating heating zones. This required the installation of heat meters in 9 locations, 2 of them in the Ground floor and 7 in the First floor.

    Advanticsys fully wireless solution supporting M-Bus and Modbus RTU / TCP was chosen by the School and Cardiff Council due to the non-intrusive nature of the installation, with little preparatory work needed resulting in a cost reduction compared to other wired alternatives. The solution included the following equipment:

    • Wireless M-Bus T1 Heat meters. Being battery-operated, they were the best option to avoid power wires deployment. They included 2 PT500 temperature sensors.
    • DM-108 wireless bridges. Supporting both Wireless M-Bus and Modbus RTU, they provide seamless connectivity between heat meters and data concentrators.
    • MPC-333 data concentrators. They logged and sent heat meters data to the cloud platform in 15 minutes intervals using FTP.
    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK

    Once every device is properly configured put in place, via the Concordia Cloud platform, the user can access each meters data, develop customized dashboards and be able to download data for further analysis. The platform also includes events notification by email. The data collected on a local FTP server at the school, and sent to a central Council FTP from the MPC-333 data concentrators. Sending data to multiple FTPs is another useful feature of the wireless solution.

    A fully wireless solution maximizes energy savings and comfort in a school building in Wales, UK

    Mathew Preece, Energy Projects Manager at Cardiff Council, states that “using Advanticsys wireless communication bridges and data collectors allowed work to be carried out with less disruption to the school (no need for wires). It is early days for the project, but it is envisaged that this high level overview of heating the school via the zones created by the heat meters will allow the facility manager to optimise his time and prioritise his work load based on sections of the school that are causing problems from overheating.”

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  • Advanticsys introduces its first Industrial IoT gateway
    Advanticsys introduces its first Industrial IoT gateway
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    As part of the continuous improvement of products and services Advanticsys provides within its catalog, the evolution of best-selling MPC-330 data concentrator is released today. This enhancement converts MPC-330 into a truly industrial gateway bridging the gap between industry and Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.

    For some years, IoT is spreading throughout our world, from our smartphones to even our appliances. However, its penetration in the industry is limited due to the lack of compatibility between legacy systems and new protocols. Now, Advanticsys adds to its Modbus data concentrator the ability to easily integrate into any IoT software platform using the Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.

    MQTT is a light-weight M2M (Machine-to-Machine) connectivity protocol able to send data in messages with very low bandwidth requirements.

    Within this protocol, three main components can be found:

    -MQTT Broker: is the central element able to receive and forward data.

    -MQTT Publisher: is the data generator. In our case, MPC-330 plays this role.

    -MQTT Subscriber: within this architecture, it represents any hardware, software or even physical person consuming those data.

    Advanticsys introduces its first Industrial IoT gateway

    To the existing features (microSD storage, FTP client/server and csv file generation), MQTT support is added to perform periodic data, real time values with sending period as low as 1 second and notifications and alarms based on registers values Data transmission is done through JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) formatted messages.

    For more information, feel free to contact us at info@advanticsys.com

    About Advanticsys

    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring and control systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry, automated metering or environmental monitoring.

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  • Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project
    Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project
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    Advanticsys extends its projects portfolio with an automated meter reading project in one of the largest District Heating/Cooling networks in the south of Europe, operated by Spanish company Sampol. In particular, this project, located in Palma (Majorca – Spain) provides heating and cooling to the Balearic Islands University (UIB) and the Balearic Islands Innovation Park “Parc Bit”. Built in 2000, it comprises a tri-generation plant providing heating and/or cooling to 25 different customers.

    Sampol, as DHC operator, requested an end-to-end solution for remotely collecting meters data previously installed. Advanticsys deployed a system based on its datalogger MPC-330 with M-Bus interfaces to read data from Kamstrup meters and to send them periodically through csv files to a remote server. In parallel, a Modbus TCP connection was enabled to support real time data collection from company SCADA.

    Spanish DSO selects Advanticsys monitoring solutions for district heating and cooling project

    Through this project, Sampol expects to improve network efficiency and as well as the simplicity of securely collecting data.

    About SAMPOL

    Sampol is a Spanish-owned multinational group founded in 1934, whose business is design, construction and operation of turnkey energy projects (power plants, gas cogeneration, renewables, energy efficiency solutions). Sampol has a permanent presence in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama and Cape Verde and has developed projects in twelve countries spread over three continents. Its turnkey projects encompass more than 55 airports; underground transport systems in six cities; electricity power and co-generation plants for public and private clients; and the installation of hundreds of hotels and resorts, hospitals and assembly halls.

    About ADVANTICSYS

    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring and control systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry, automated metering or environmental monitoring.

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  • New 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) Modbus Controllers series released
    New 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) Modbus Controllers series released
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    ADVANTICSYS has recently released a new series of UCM-316 Modbus controllers supporting 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) communication worldwide..
     
    Moreover, the brand new devices include a microSD card holder enabling an internal file system which stores data collected and can be accessed from any FTP client software such as Filezilla. Thus, the new UCM-316 can behave both as FTP client (sending csv files periodically to a remote server) and FTP server (accepting connections and data download from remote FTP clients).
     
    With these two new features, UCM-316 becomes a powerful but cost-affordable solution for monitoring and control applications. Its overall capabilities include:

    • Datalogger with records timestamp (RTC, Real Time Clock) synchronized through NTP protocol
    • RS232, RS485, USB, Ethernet, 3G(UMTS/HSPA+) communication
    • Up to 6 analog inputs (current, voltage, resistance or temp. probe)
    • Up to 4 digital inputs (contact, impulse counter, alarm)
    • Controller with up to 2 relay outputs (230Vac, 3A)
    • Automatic weekly scheduler for relay outputs
    • Dimmer with up to 2 analog outputs (0-10V)
    • FTP client able to send periodic data in csv file format
    • FTP server capability, being able to store data in external uSD card
    • Remote configuration and updates through 3G (UMTS/HSPA+)
    • Protocols supported: M-Bus,Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP

    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring and control systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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  • Vélez-Málaga Municipality monitors urban air quality making use of ADVANTICSYS M2M technology
    Vélez-Málaga Municipality monitors urban air quality making use of ADVANTICSYS M2M technology
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    ADVANTICSYS completed the deployment of a complete air quality monitoring solution at Vélez-Málaga, located in the South of Spain. The Municipality requested to have online information concerning different gases concentration values so that they could take appropriate actions when needed.
     
    Thus, following customer requirements, ADVANTICSYS proposed a monitoring station composed by the following sensors: PM10, O3, NO2, SO2, CO and H2S. Monitoring stations are able to push data periodically through a GPRS connection to the Advanticsys® Concordia Cloud Platform , hosted in ADVANTICSYS servers.
    Its features include:

    • SCADA with real time data update
    • Data collected stored in cloud database including maintenance and backup features
    • Communications tested continuously, registering events and generating alarms if link to the station is lost
    • Alarm sending function through email
    • Alarms defined based on maximum, minimum or band thresholds
    • Historical data shown in graphs and tables
    • Data can be exported to csv files
    • Multi-monitor support for control center
    The cloud platform is developed as a web server so supervision can be done from any remote location connected to the Internet with no need to install any additional software, apart from a web explorer.

    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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  • New Wireless Light Controller for point-to-point deployments
    New Wireless Light Controller for point-to-point deployments
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    ADVANTICSYS introduces a new Wireless lighting control module HL-108 able to regulate the light intensity of lamps up to 1.6KW following two different interfaces: DALI protocol or Dimmer (1-10Vdc). It can be easily integrated into any Modbus network through the use of a DM-108 Wireless Modbus bridge acting as coordinator.
     
    Grouping a number of HL-108 devices, customer can easily implement a remote public lighting management system which regulates wirelessly the light intensity or the power up and power off dates and times, individually or collectively. Although control system can be implemented through a wire connection by using Modbus RTU on RS485 and Dali, HL-108 solves all the issues related to the wiring infrastructure by enhancing maintenance and operation through a wireless set up. Compatibility with Wireless Mesh Network protocol used by the wireless bridge of ADVANTICSYS DM-108 is provided.
     
    HL-108 within a Street Lighting project
     
    The WM Config Tool software eases the process of configuring the device. The User’s Manual and the latest version of the software are available on our wiki.
     
    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It has started its international expansion with a subsidiary in Chile.
     
    ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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  • New Long Range Wireless Modbus Bridge released
    New Long Range Wireless Modbus Bridge released
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    ADVANTICSYS introduces a new Long Range Wireless Modbus Bridge: DM-108 . The new device extends the typical wireless mesh network capabilities to a longer range, achiving up to 5 Km distance thanks to its multihop features.
     
    The main role of the DM-108 is to act as 868MHz wireless bridge inside traditional wired RS485 Modbus RTU installations, providing the limited point-to-point RS485 networks with the versatility and ease of installation of wireless sensor networks (WSN). Wireless transmissions are AES-128 bits encrypted.
     
    The DM-108 is fully Modbus RTU compatible, which means that any PLC, controller or PC can use its wireless features through the use of standard Modbus RTU commands.
     
    The WM Config Tool software eases the process of configuring the device. The User’s Manual and the latest version of the software are available on our wiki.
     
    DM-108 within a Modbus network
    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It has started its international expansion with a subsidiary in Chile.
     
    ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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  • Advanticsys Greenhouses monitoring and control solutions at International Fair in Chile
    Advanticsys Greenhouses monitoring and control solutions at International Fair in Chile
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    Epssilon Networks , one of our worldwide strategic partners, have shown ADVANTICSYS monitoring and control technologies at the Flores y Viveros International Exhibition Fair at Quillota, Chile on the 25th and 26th November 2014.
     
    By combining our complete set of dataloggers/controllers and LED dimming/control devices and wireless indoor conditions sensors, we are able to provide a cost-effective all-in-one solution enabling the productivity improvement in the greenhouse.
     
    Regardless of the season or the weather, the system is able to keep the best conditions within the greenhouse, providing real-time information about temperature, humidity, CO2, PAR (Photosynthetically active radiation), and even energy consumption to the customer.
    Smart greenhouses solutions
     
    About our greenhouse solutions
    ADVANTICSYS create monitoring & control products and solutions that improve processes and services in areas such as energy, agriculture and environment in a global marketplace. Since 2012, thanks to our strategic partnership in Chile, we have installed our all-in-one greenhouse management solution for relevant customers such as the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) or Arauco Nurseries. Moreover, we have extended our geographical market by installing our first Plant Factories in South Korea.
     
    Concordia Smart greenhouse dashboard
    About the Flores y Viveros Exhibition Fair
    Nurseries Association of Chile (AGV) and the Association of Producers and Exporters of Flowers of Chile (APEF), came together to organize the 25th and 26th November, the “International Industry Fair of Flowers and Nursery in Chile, FYV 2014”.
    The fair attracted more than 1,500 attendees, including senior government officials, to fruit, vegetable and ornamental nurseries nationwide.
    It was attended by farmers, growers, exporters, consultants, academics, business supplies and services, technology, security, sustainable solutions, students and related authorities, among others. All in one place, designed to offer attendees the opportunity to meet formal trade of plants and flowers, where direct purchase inputs in general and agricultural technology available in our country, enabling them to improve crop productivity.

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  • Advanticsys M2M monitoring solutions enhance Kliux Energies self-consumption installations
    Advanticsys M2M monitoring solutions enhance Kliux Energies self-consumption installations
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    Kliux Energies has selected ADVANTICSYS remote monitoring technology to manage their renewable-energy generation facilities. Two Spanish technology companies joining their strengths in the quest for a quality product in the energy market.
    Kliux Energies is a Spanish company with a global presence in distributed energy solutions and energy generated at site of use, tailor-made to the client’s specifics needs. Kliux has worldwide exclusivity rights to manufacture and sell the Kliux Zebra vertical-axis wind turbine (developed by Geolica Innovations) which also integrates into hybrid systems with solar photovoltaic technology.

    By combining a vertical axis wind turbine from Kliux Energies and solar photovoltaic panels, customers are able to make the most of the resources offered by the sun and wind, thus optimizing the power generation hours, while making it possible to supply 100% of the electricity consumption of an average household.
    Regardless of the season or the weather, the dual wind solar system will supply the power needed throughout the year. It also reduces customer dependence of the electrical system and, thus, avoids the impact of the continued increases in the cost of electricity or the occasional power outages.
    To make it easier for remote tracking and monitoring of the facility, an ADVANTICSYS MPC-143 controller, equipped with a built-in GSM/GPRS modem, has been set up for remote telemetry which virtually covers 100% of the area by taking advantage of the cellular network deployment.

    This agreement, which is framed within Advanticsys’ worldwide operational strategy, is seeking to give a boost to the renewable industry by harnessing its efficiency and productivity by means of M2M technology, previously implemented in other areas such as energy efficiency or environmental monitoring.

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