Deutsche Telekom at the Mobile World Congress 2018: A sensor for everything - from better wine to safer bridges
Feb 19, 2018
- Smart Wine - from store to glass with low-power machine network
- Smart Machinery - digital data analytics for mobile, energy-critical tools
- Smart Construction - the IoT network bridge that never crumbles
The sensors in Deutsche Telekom's machine network can now also help winemakers and bridge builders.
Deutsche Telekom forges ahead with the development of machine network as Part of 5G for IoT solutions. Sensors can now also help winemakers and bridge builders improve their products. Deutsche Telekom shows at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona that the machine network based on NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is ready for use not only in these, but in virtually all business areas, including transport & logistics, industrial automation, and the public sector. Already a leader in the deployment of NB-IoT networks across Europe and North America , Deutsche Telekom works with partners from various industries to create exciting applications based on the new sensor network.
On the road with smart wine
Smart wine is a creation by a Greek partner called ISTMOS who are working closely with Deutsche Telekom Group’s Greek operator Cosmote. The unique logistics end-to-end solution monitors each individual bottle of wine while it is stored in the winery to ensure optimal quality, and tracks it during transport to its final destination, be it a restaurant or liquor store. The NB-IoT sensors monitor temperature, humidity and luminosity and the results can be checked via an app which reads the QR code on each bottle. The solution based on Deutsche Telekom’s Internet of Things network and connectivity opens up entirely new possibilities and business models for stakeholders in the wine and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) markets such as wineries, wholesalers, distributors, logistics companies and retail outlets ranging from supermarkets and local stores to pubs and restaurants.
Long live the drill
Toolsense, a T-Mobile Austria and Deutsche Telekom partner, currently develops smart machinery solutions. They are designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to make better products based on usage-generated sensor data from their mobile, energy-critical tools including electric saws, drilling machines or jack-hammers. The digital data analytics of these mobile machineries are based on Deutsche Telekom’s IoT connectivity and help improve important performance criteria such as their longevity, energy consumption or wear and tear. Toolsense also enables rapid time-to-market for tool OEMs by providing prefabricated modules and a scalable, secure IoT cloud, as well as frontends and mobile applications for all users of the connected tools solution.
More efficient bridge building
In the area of smart construction Deutsche Telekom is working with German partner BS2 Sicherheitssysteme, who have developed a NB-IoT-based digital monitoring solution for bridges, tunnels, buildings and other infrastructure objects. Different sensors in this construction early-warning system monitor temperature, humidity and corrosion which are the critical factors that can cause irreparable damage or the need for major maintenance to the reinforcement steel in cement structures. The sensors can pick up the warning signs long before they can be seen, thus making all structures monitored in this way smarter, safer and more sustainable, reducing damage and minimizing repair work and costs.
“With the rapid expansion of our NB-IoT network as part of 5G in Europe and the USA, the diversity of innovative solutions in a wide variety of industries is also growing", says Ingo Hofacker, who is responsible for the IoT business in the Deutsche Telekom Group . “Applications such as the smart wine bottle, smart tools or smart bridges will change our view of existing challenges and accelerate the development of new business models.”
Joint IoT research and development
With its machine networks now live across eight European markets as well as the United States, Deutsche Telekom also actively pushes forward the NB-IoT ecosystem through various joint research and development facilities in this area. These include Deutsche Telekom’s innovation program WARP NB-IoT, powered by its incubator hub:raum; its European Smart Solutions Center (ESC) , based in Budapest, as well as its endeavors with partners such as the Telekom Open IoT Lab together with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, and the collaboration with IBM in its Watson IoT Center based in Munich.
Visit Deutsche Telekom’s booth in hall 3 at the MWC in Barcelona from February 26 – March 1, 2018 to experience our products and services live.
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