Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can enhance the operating models and efficiencies of utility companies, particularly those involved with water and sewage. Water utility companies are no stranger to IoT technology, with numerous deployments of smart-grid and smart meters throughout the world. IoT technology is developing fast, and the newest range of sensors and comms technologies have the potential to transform the industry. Read more
Indoor air quality dashboards
Indoor air quality can be monitored using IoT sensors, so the data is available to view using an online dashboard. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and light levels can all be monitored using smart sensors that are inexpensive, easy to deploy and deliver rich insights to both staff, tenants and landlords.
Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX – VMWare vSAN for SMEs
Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX is a ready-to-run integrated system that combines all-flash storage with VMWare and Fujitsu PRIMERGY rack servers. The vSAN ReadyNode solution is a high-performance, cost-effective and scalable path to a hyper-converged infrastructure solution – ideally for small to medium enterprises.
Sick Building Syndrome and IoT
Sick Building Syndrome describes a situation where the occupants of an office or building suffer from nonspecific health issues or feel under the weather when spending time in the building. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can monitor several parameters that may contribute to sick building syndrome, including pollutants, legionella, VOC (volatile organic compounds), temperature, moisture, CO2, light and noise levels. Read more
Soil Monitoring with IoT – Smart Agriculture
Soil Monitoring with IoT uses technology to empower farmers and producers to maximise yield, reduce disease and optimise resources. IoT sensors can measure soil temperature, NPK, volumetric water content, photosynthetic radiation, soil water potential and soil oxygen levels. Data from the IoT sensors are then transmitted back to a central point (or the cloud) for analysis, visualisation and trend analysis.
The resultant data can then be used to optimise farming operations, identify trends and make subtle adjustments to conditions to maximise crop yield and quality. The use of IoT in agriculture is known as Smart Agriculture (or Smart Farming), and IoT is a central component of Precision Farming. Read more
Case Study: LJMU – Air Quality and Weather Monitoring with IoT
Manx Technology Group supplies Air Quality Monitoring and IoT technology to Liverpool John Moores University for use as part of the LCR Sustainable Green Travel Corridors Project (also called LCR SUD). LCR SUD is a £16.7m project until 2021 and part of a Liverpool City Region-wide initiative to encourage more cycling and walking. Read more
Isle of Man – Popular car brands over the years
At Manx Technology Group, we regularly work with data sets in areas such as financial services, retail, security and IoT (internet of things). Where required, we collate a variety of public datasets to support our work. Our latest side project (for fun/interest) involved analysing the vehicle registration data of the Isle of Man, using data from Isle of Man Government (available under the Open Government Licence).
Agricultural Drones Tech Trial – Isle of Man
MTG is looking to work with Isle of Man farmers to test agricultural drones as part of a series of tech trials. The drones will be used to assess the growth and health of crops including oilseed rape, potatoes, and wheat. The drone trial will feature alongside other trials including soil monitoring, weather stations and the latest generation of NPK IoT sensors. Read more
Using IoT to monitor air quality near schools
A recent report from campaign group Mums for Lungs and environmental charity Possible has highlighted the impact of air pollution on children. Pollution intensifies around schools at drop-off times, with NO2 levels up to 5x higher than usual. IoT sensors can help education leaders, schools and councils measure air quality, particulates and NO2 levels. The data from these sensors can then be used to educate, inform and accelerate positive change. Read more
World Economic Forum – Net Zero Carbon Cities and IoT
The World Economic Forum has published its report entitled Net Zero Carbon Cities – An Integrated Approach. The report sets out several opportunities to help a city transition to a net-zero carbon position, many of which rely on digitisation and technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT).