A selection of past projects:
One of the first 'Internet of Things' projects based on emWare's EMIT (Embedded Micro Internetworking Technology). An intelligent suitcase for protecting documents of value (ie Cash, Documents) which docks into a secure premisis/vehicle docking station. Fully configurable with a PC based UI and PC based management UI.
LCS (Lighting Control System)
A suite of products for controlling and monitoring lighting and HVAC systems, energy monitoring in corporate/industrial office spaces for energy management and efficiency. Web/PC based UI for facility managers. 3rd party interfacing for occupancy and intelligent algorithms for DMS (Demand Side Management) for HVAC units. Built-in intelligent energy profile algorithms for preventative maintenance reporting. Designed and developed specifically for the South African commercial office space environment.
A solution to monitor heavy lifting equipment usage on the shop floor for operators, supervisors and technicians/maintenance providers. Using GSM/GPRS technology, it provided a log of machine usage and automated service requests to 3rd party maintenance providers. Using GPRS/GSM technology for logging usage and using a backoffice SMS/email solution for reporting and service requests to 3rd party providers.
Heavy Machinery Tracking and Logging Unit
A tracking and activity logging unit, with optional camera interface for monitoring the usage of heavy machinery (Fork lifts, Earth moving equipment, ...). Web based management backend for usage and billing reports. Using GSM/GPRS technology for remote data collecting.
Remote Alarm for ZOK Containers
A pilot alarm system to protect ZOK Containers (container spaza shops). Designed specifically for the South African market. Using GSM/GPRS and GPS communications with backoffice web based UI for monitoring events. SMS/MMS based monitoring/alerting and images to the client. A small pilot was also carried out in Tanzania by a local security services provider.
NSNP Food Scheme
A POC (Proof of Concept) design for logging the delivery of food items to schools in the NSNP (National School Nutrition Programme) to automate the data entry of some ~30,000 (hearsay) monthly documents; especially to improve supplier payment efficiency. Emergency First Aid request in case of any school incidents. Device management, monitoring and reporting via a web based UI. Features included camera, RFID tag, GPS, bio-metric identification and GSM/GPRS communications.
Secure A Device
A suite of products (Fixed asset unit, Vehicle asset unit, Communicator unit) to monitor/locate assets. Movement activity remotely logged with a web based UI using mapquest mapping technology at the time. 3rd party interfacing to an alarm panel for local alerting, when the system is armed. Used GSM/GPRS and ISM band wireless communications.