Solvera Lynx and Expertum Consulting Slovenia have colaborated on IoT energy management project, integrating innovative communication devices (ComBox.L™) based on LoRaWAN™ technology, provided by Solvera Lynx and SAP HANA platform, provided by Expertum.
Expertum Slovenia used the SAP Cloud Platform to create and deploy the Monitoring Application. SAP Cloud Platform helps you build, extend, run and operate applications in the cloud. Technically the Monitoring Application is divided into two applications:
- A Java backend application with all the business logic to receive, parse, save and expose data through restful web services
- A web application which consumes data from the Java web services and SAP S/4HANA backend system and uses the SAPUI5 framework to visualize and represent the data.
Java application runs on a runtime container where it can use the platform services APIs and Java EE APIs. Java application receives data from LoRa devices through Solvera’s LoRaWAN network. Multiple interfaces were created to receive, parse and transform the data. In the later step business logic is applied. Cleaned data is loaded into the database and exposed through RESTful web services.
The frontend is a lightweight SAPUI5 application which can connect to any existing on-premise or on-demand system. This application reads the data from the backend using REST web services and also connects to a on-premise S/4HANA system. In S/4HANA the Plant Maintenance (PM) module provides information about equipment service interval. With the information of service interval and current usage of equipment, machine learning techniques for preventive maintenance are applied. The solution automatically creates a service order for critical equipment in order to prevent its breakdown. Machine learning is also applied on every energy consuming device to predict future energy consumption. For predicting the future energy consumption, pre-trained predictive models from the SAP API Business Hub are used through REST APIs.
Countless business applications can benefit from this solution: Energy & Utilities, Telecom, Oil and gas, Building and facilities, Industry, Agriculture, Smart city and Transport. The portfolio of our turn-key solutions is impressive as well. Here are just several examples of the projects we have done: smart metering (electricity, gas, water, air renewable energy), volume monitoring (fuel tanks / containers), different types of analyses (air quality, temperature, humidity), tracking/localization solutions, etc. Due to developing our software and hardware solution in-house we are ready for almost any IOT challenge, that requires custom-made, unique solutions.
Sounds interesting? We are ready to guide you to the Internet of Things (IoT) of tomorrow by providing you with custom-made solutions, so you can develop new business models or improve existing processes that are based on the Internet of Things, take an advantage of connecting to our LoRaWAN ™ network in Slovenia.