“We left the valley of tears behind, now it’s time for implementation”, so the unanimous opinion on the conditions of the technologies in the Internet of Things (IoT) at the ruhr:Hub #experienceDay in Dortmund. Under the main topic “profitable growth through innovations in IoT”, large companies and start-ups presented their solutions for technologies on the Internet of Things for one afternoon.
For Lemonbeat, tech-consultant Stefan Drees travelled to the ruhr:Hub event at the Technology Center Dortmund. While many companies are still looking for profitable business models within the Internet of Things, the participants at ruhr:Hub were already able to experience first practical solutions. This involved intelligent warehouses in which remote-controlled drones and shelves find their way autonomously. Smart buttons that report vacancy levels at the push of a button and provide for replenishment. However, also connectivity, radio technologies that can be easily implementen into the development of IoT devices were an important topic.
IoT a little smarter: Intelligence on the end device
Stefan Drees enriched the afternoon with another component: Intelligence on the edge, the end device. Lemonbeat technology with its sub 1-GHz radio protocol “LB Radio” not only ensures a robust connection of devices. With the application language “Lemonbeat smart Device Language” (LsDL) these devices are given a certain intelligence, unlike in other examples. The devices not only report their current sensor data and states to a central monitoring platform, they can already process data on the device and make their own decisions. This means that only pre-qualified data is sent to the cloud for further processing. However, the system works completely self-sufficiently and would continue to function even if the Internet connection failed.
The ruhr: HUB is the central platform for the digitisation of the economy in the Metropole Ruhr. The aim of the ruhr: HUBs is to accelerate digital innovations and initiate and sustainably promote concrete cooperation between start-ups, universities, SMEs and industry. The services offered by ruhr: HUB include the intensive networking of the existing economy with the existing talent pool, research institutions and the start-up scene.