Why you need Lora, LoraWAN, Mesh and blockchain
At Pagarba(Pagarba.io) we love LoRa Mesh And LoraWAN. Some of our projects utilizing these protocols and technologies has helped build better systems for hospitals. A hospital needs to track medical devices , beds, equipment, medicines and toiletries. If you dive into how commercial real estate buildings and plazas need to be smarter and safe and energy efficient , Lora Mesh, LoraWAN, blockchain and AI lead the way.
Think More intelligent building infrastructure without needing to rebuild your building from scratch. Just add Lora.
We’ve worked on projects with Lora, Lora Mesh, LoraWAN, and blockchain smart contracts integrated with LoraWAN and RFID tags to better track hospital medical devices and equipment. Other projects integrated blockchain, artificial intelligence, IOT, Lora Mesh and decentralized Mesh technologies for smart water metering, smart energy metering , better monitoring and analytics for heating and cooling systems.
We improved building and construction management and maintenance by integrating LoraWAn with machine learning. Automation was key for better building safety and security standards and features, better space utilization and asset tracking optimization. Smarter and safer elevators during hurricanes and earthquakes with products like HopeBox.
What is LoRa ?
LORA mesh is different than Zigbee or other short range RF technologies such as Bluetooth and WiFi. Because LoRa does not require property management companies to use building installers to deploy the network or highly-skilled technicians to manage it. It’s also unlocked radio frequency vs Zigbee and SigFox which are not open frequencies or open source.
LoRA offers hospitals or commercial building owners and management the ability to reduce costs while generating new sources of revenue by optimizing energy costs and increasing commercial tenant satisfaction to achieve higher property values and rents.Or create a better personalized well run hospital with optimized inventory management and tracking.
That’s all great, but why LoRa ?
LoRa’s advantages include very low asset deployment costs due to a need for fewer gateways and repeaters when compared with WiFi or Bluetooth. A single gateway can cover an entire loT or IIOT system. Imagine your entire building, even entire campus , such as underground parking garages, multi unit buildings and facilities , large airport like manufacturing plant , even an airport or sports stadium and surrounding facilities and neighborhoods. There is no expensive need for a complex system coverage analysis. There is no need for a complicated power source wiring system because LoRa has a protocol for low power consumption and long battery life characteristics.
With things like AES-128 encryption built in and public and private key blockchain technology integration, it’s far more secure than some open WiFI network.
It is also the only commercially available solution that features free GPS service at no extra power cost and operator free spectrum ISM bands making a low-cost solution for smart buildings and intelligent hospitals.
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Imagine if CCTV cameras could identify problems happening on site as they happen
Construction is the sixth deadliest occupation in the United States. This statistic may not surprise you, yet we seem to be ignoring safety.
Well it turns out that artificial intelligence can reduce workplace injuries by as much as 50%. In fact, AI has been shown to significantly reduce workplace injuries and fatalities in construction sites around the world.
Here are 3 ways artificial intelligence revolutionizes safety:
1) Monitoring dangerous situations and potential risks with AI & Computer Vision analytics
Automatically process billions of variables and dependencies to serve up precise answers in a digital twin like simulated intelligence platform.
2) Tracking dangerous tools & power tool maintenance lifecycles
The sensors and edge computing track how often workers use potentially risky tools like power saws or jackhammers, providing a window into their patterns of behavior and suggesting possible new strategies for preventing accidents and fatalities.
3) Automated visual inspections
Helps scheduling & automating inspections and identifying which areas need repairs first by utilizing smart phones, edge AI devices, exit CCTV systems & drones.
Computer vision & AI have shown to significantly reduce workplace fatalities around construction sites all over the world! Computer vision makes sure your tools are safe at home before they’re brought on site; AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure or kill anyone; automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse while also reducing bias.
Construction sites are dangerous places. It’s not uncommon for workers to be injured or killed on the job and that puts a huge burden on construction companies’ bottom lines as well as society at large. Fortunately, computer vision has proven itself capable of significantly reducing workplace fatalities by making sure all tools are safe before they’re brought onto site, AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure anyone and automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse.
If you have any questions about how safety & security measures can benefit your company in the long-term please feel free to reach out! We would love to hear from you if this is an area where we can offer assistance.
Ports, harbors & marinas can often pose hazardous risks due to murky and dark water conditions, which in turn makes it difficult for divers to perform biosecurity inspections.
The Ookeani – Luure underwater surveillance platform utilizes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is to improve safety and security for underwater surveillance inspections and capabilities.
Hazardous Risk to Divers and inspectors
One of Pagarba’s clients handles high risk diving and inspection situations and locations, where there is a high volume of departures and arrivals from domestic and international vessels. One of the clients maritime responsibilities is to manage the safety, security & risk factors due to marine pest invasion.
Many times the underwater locations like this can be dark, murky, and filled with kelp and seaweed and other debris so as to present very low visibility for the professional divers inspecting that area.
And when there are a high number of large and small vessels coming in and out of these ports and marinas, and the occasional visit from large predators like whales, sea lions, and sharks, these divers are at even higher risk and sometimes dangerous situations.
Underwater visual inspections powered by the computer vision & AI Ookeani-luure platform with the blueye robotics ROV
When a buffet of risks and dangers face humans during underwater inspections, Pagarba’s Maritime client needed a system and solution to complete tasks without this stress and worry. There is also future savings on high risk insurance liability costs. That’s why they turned to Pagarba Solutions to improve their visual inspections and underwater surveillance video analysis using the Ookeani-luure AI powered blueye robotics ROV.
This underwater ocean surveillance intelligence ROV platform has allowed them to perform far more in depth and detailed automated search and analysis visual inspections, detections, checks & precision predictions for invasive pests by using its computer vision and video intelligence capabilities. The team can discover, review, analyze and predict underwater challenges from their mobile app or tablet on the surface and ensure the safety and security of the professional divers. They can even run simultaneous inspections with multiple ROVs.
Not only are ROVs becoming more frequently used for these types of inspections, but Pagarba and some of their clients are researching and experimenting with autonomous underwater ROVs and discovering new ways to automate , analyze and optimize the use of a variety of different ROVs. Call it the Intelligent ROV surveillance platform for biosecurity and compliance with computer vision, AI powered video search and analysis – including survey designs and identification of specimens found in ports, harbors and marinas.
Learn more about how Pagarba Solutions can help you inspect and analyze your next underwater project by contacting us today and head to our website for more epic underwater details and footage.