Case study IoT – DeLaval
Cows controlled remotely via the Cloud
It’s a long time since farmers sat on stools and milked their cows by hand. These days, farming is largely automated and high-tech. DeLaval’s new InService™ Remote technology allows milk farmers to take a giant leap into the future.
InService™ Remote monitors how a milking farm works and operates, so that faults or wear and tear can be discovered in time. When a fault is discovered, the farmer receives an alert via mobile phone and/or e-mail – and can therefore address the issue before any damage is caused. In cases where DeLaval have total operational responsibility as a result of a service agreement, faults will be dealt with even before the customer notices them.
This minimising of outages is, of course, a key reason for the cost-effectiveness of InService™ Remote. Another important consideration is the sensitivity of cows’ udders. InService™ Remote sends alerts where possible complications arise, thereby preventing injury to the cows and veterinary call-outs.
In the future, further sensor types will be released, allowing the system to be expanded to include new monitoring functions. InService™ Remote is modular, so that each installation can be tailored to the needs of the particular customer – and then easily adapted over time if these needs change.
Realtime Embedded delivered the InService™ Remote system controller functionality and was responsible for system integration and system test. We’re proud of having contributed to a system which is not only exciting in terms of its technology and economic benefits, but can also improve the lives of cows.
Read more about InService™ Remote
Case study – Monivent
A system which saves the lives of newborns
Roughly every tenth newborn fails to start breathing by itself. In a number of cases, a little gentle drying and stimulation is all that’s needed for them to start breathing on their own, whilst others need artificial breathing with, for example, the help of a breathing mask. Though most lives are saved in this way, manual ventilation can result in the wrong amounts of air and oxygen being administered, which can cause lung damage.
Until now, the regulation of air has been dependent on the know-how of healthcare staff. Monivent is changing that. The system automatically measures a string of parameters such as air volume and sends the information wirelessly to an external monitor. The child can therefore be monitored constantly, with the aim of supplying healthcare staff with the information they need to be able to adjust their treatment and provide gentler and more effective ventilation.
Together with our partner ACTE Solutions, we at Realtime Embedded have delivered a platform consisting of hardware such as displays, software and a user interface. This platform is built on an ARM CPU module, with Linux as its operating system.
It’s a privilege to be able to work with products such as Monivent. The main reason for this is, of course, that it’s a product which offers such clear and significant benefits. And the opportunity to work with young, driven entrepreneurs such as those behind Monivent isn’t to be sniffed at either. We’re proud to have contributed to their success – and thank them for their trust.
You can read more about Monivent at monivent.se