HOP Ubiquitous - Smart 50 Awards Recipient

The OASC Ireland, Insight and HOP Smart City project has been selected for the 50 Best Projects in the world by the GCTC Expo

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HOP Ubiquitous - Smart 50 Awards Recipient

Smart 50 Awards review committee, Smart cities Connect US ignite and Smart Cities Connect Foundation announced the 2018 Smart Award 50 Finalists and we have good news! Our project with the OASC and Insight has been selected for the 50 best projects in the world of Smart Cities.HOP Ubiquitous - Global City Teams ChallengeThe prize has been provided by GCTC’s, , is a collaborative platform for the development of Smart cities and communities, it enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists,, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical  Systems applications within the city and community environment, whose objective is “to establish and demonstrate replicable, scalable, and sustainable models for incubation and deployment of interoperable, standard-based solutions using advanced technologies such as IoT and CPS, and demonstrate their measurable benefits in communities and cities.”

The project proposal, presented in 2017, is based on the design and development of a pilot for Smart Traffic System in Ireland, considered as a pioneer Smart City, adapting technologies enabled to IoT, thus using our product, Smart Spot for the supervision of the air quality, noise, temperature, humidity and light pollution. The Smart Spot collected data is aimed at reducing traffic congestions in the cities improving the irish citizen’s quality of life.

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In the context of the project, the VITAL-OS platform has been used to collect the Smart Spot and other IoT devices data about the traffic conditions answering to the city´s needs in real time. This ensure a direct impact in the citizens and also in the experience of visitors to the city.

This platform, VITAL-OS, focuses on the development of a novel replicable Smart Cities platform OS, which will enable the integration and semantic interoperability of multiple IoT systems that underpin smart city applications and services. One of the core characteristics of this Smart City OS platform is its Core Management OS layer, which aims at providing functionalities for monitoring and controlling in a unified way diverse IoT systems and services, in a plug and play form, allowing the deploy and trial of IoT solutions from one to another city.

This project reuse the actual infrastructure of monitoring and control of traffic to the city able to a development to the technology ability for IoT. A reduction of 15.000€ in energy consumption and 40 tons of carbon emissions can be expected within this project. Therefore, this project helps to maintain the air quality in satisfactory levels, monitoring and regulating the atmospheric emissions in accordance with the European Union Legal Norms. Promote and support the reduction of atmospheric and acoustics pollution. Also ensure the development of external light that minimize the incidence of light pollution.

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The expected results are as follow:

  • Demonstration of IoT technology to improve measurements in the city regarding light pollution, air quality and noise.
  • Study and demonstration of retro-fit and re-use existing monitoring units for the deployment.
  • Demonstration of effective and reliability working system for environmental monitoring using IoT technologies.
  • Effective integration of air quality sensors data: CO2, Temperature, Humidity and Light sensors for maintaining awareness on citizens about air quality, light, noise, pollution.
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HOP Ubiquitous

Discovering HOPU

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Our efforts are committed to the deployment of Smart Cities for the entire world population, wherever they may be located.

As a innovation Company in Internet of Things (IoT) solution we develop and research full integrated solutions to Smart Cities and industry.

We have focused our efforts on the development of IoT products with ubiquitous connectivity to meet the needs of the human being at a global level, for this reason we created innovative low energy modules with M2M, IoT & LPWAN allow the connection of different platforms and products. We design our own hardware and firmware allow for scalable management that facilitates the implementation of large-scale deployments, maintenance, monitoring and ad-hoc sensors to meet the demand of the market.

Our philosophy is based on integrity; we pamper our products to always offer the quality highest and provide our customers with the best services, creating lasting relationships based on collaboration and mutual trust. We have a strong commitment in the development and innovation in IoT, therefore we have made validations of security and privacy in all our solutions, being totally reliable products, the entire HOPU team works together to solve the problems and challenges that arise. For this reason, we use open APIs that are perfectly integrated in HOPU’s hardware, firmware and software, allowing us to collaborate with leading IT companies such as Fujitsu, Nokia and Microsoft.

There is global iniciative whith conecting cities belonging to OASC, this is a international red that focused their efforts in creating an open smart city marked based on the cities requirements and communities. OASC bet on standards because facilite the interoperability betwenn city and companies, for this reason OASC supports to open platform like FIWARE and oneM2M. We hace developed our Smart Spot; this device has compatibility with other platforms thanks to use of communication protocol OMA LWM2M like to FIWARE and it is compatible with the software oneM2M

We adapt to the requests of each city according to your needs.

We are active partners of the programs Organicity, Synchronicity y SmartSDK, programs that encapsulate Horizon 2020, where we stand as an innovation company to achieve developing applications of technology to improve European competitiveness.

For to improve European competitiveness and developing platform that adapted to current needs we have created Harmony. This is open IoT platform participated in the European project Select4cities with our three solutions for Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The aim was build on top of the two major open standards for Smart Cities in the market: FIWARE and oneM2M. We integrate it as follows:

  • In Antewerp: We created a specific App for menaging data between platforms, usinf the deployment of a BPM for traffic analysis and for a system of recommendations.
  • In Copenhagen: Creation of applications that make use of Harmony data and Copenhagen Open Data Platform to provide a correlation between traffic data and air quality, through the deployment of analysis services.
  • In Helsinki: Creation of an application capable of providing permissions on user data, stored on any of the platforms.

All the experience gained in the different projects has led us to develop different IoT platforms and IoT devices for Smart City solutions called Smart Spot. This device is an intelligent solution that uses Physical Web, a communication channel based on Bluetooth Low Energy that send “push” notification to a SmartPhone nearby. The Smart Spot can be management for OMA LWM2M platforms such us Homard, our IoT device management platform.

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IoT World Congress 2017 - Smart Spot pannel

Third edition of the IoT World Congress, Barcelona 2017

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A door to the impossible: IoT World

Access to IoT World Congress, 2017, Fira (Barcelona).
Access to IoT World Congress, 2017, Fira (Barcelona).

IoT World Congress received a large number of innovators and professionals showing the great investment and trust around IoT technological sector.

This event mobilized over 10,000 people from 70 different countries who enjoyed 3 full days of demonstrations, talks and exhibitions. The event was a proof of the revolution that the IoT has brought in multiple markets and in general about the new opportunities of interconnecting any kind of objects in our environment with the different digital services.

IoT technology opens a door to the impossible, creating an interconnection of physical objects to the Internet to establish bidirectional links with any element facilitating the collection of small pieces of data that integrated with all the available data sources are reaching the so-called Big Data, where we are already being witness of how this data revolution is supporting during all the phases of an industry, city or personal consumer life.

Nowadays, IoT is exploring and discovering new fields of action such as Smart Cities, an area, where IoT plays a decisive role in the development of smart infrastructures that promote more efficient management of these regions.

The use of IoT devices in Smart Cities improves the engagement of citizens in their communities as they allow the creation of efficient, agile and comfortable communication channels between the government and citizens; monitor the emission of gases (air quality); sustainable public lighting in conjunction with other public services such as waste management to reduce bad smells and toxic gases emissions and also better signaling, mobility management and safety.

Description and Demo of Smart POI on FIWARE stand at the IoT World Congress, 2017.
Description and Demo of Smart POI on FIWARE stand at the IoT World Congress, 2017.

At the end of the day, a smart city process starts in the co-creation and communication with the citizens and that through multiple actions in multiple domains, converge into a common benefit in the enhancement of the wellness and quality of life for our cities and their citizens, i.e. ourselves.

All these solutions fit within the IoT, and in particular the approach defined by the FIWARE platform and FIWARE ecosystem. FIWARE presented at the IoT World Congress its different solutions that developed a common management structure to facilitate the integration of different devices with each other and in the cities.

FIWARE is a community that join different technology companies for the development of an open ecosystem around cities to integrate multiple solutions in a common structure and so they are fully interoperable with each other, feedback and build a deeper environment that takes to the development of more functional smart cities. The development of these platforms is key to the growth and functionality of Smart Cities, for this reason we are committed to initiatives such as Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) association with over 100 cities enrolled and FIWARE technology as th basis for making it feasible.

HOP Ubiquitous as a Gold Member of the FIWARE Foundation, was al present in the presentation of how FIWARE and the solutions from HOP Ubiquitous are contributing to the creation of adapted and standardized solutions to satisfy the described process from the co-creation and citizens engagement to the deployment of solutions based on IoT to reach the digitalization and enhancement of different areas in the city.

As part of the FIWARE community, we show our solution in the IoT World Congress, HOP Ubiquitous presented the Smart Spot product, which is the commodity solution from HOP Ubiquitous, which offers a versatile solution to interact with citizens at the same time that  collects relevant ambient data.  Read more about HOP Ubiquitous solutions: brochure

 

Diagram of integration of our Smart Spot with FIWARE infrastructure.
Diagram of integration of our Smart Spot with FIWARE infrastructure.

In details, Smart Spot collects temperature data, humidity, air quality parameters (NO2, SO2, O3, H2S, etc.), crowd monitoring (counting people via WiFi around), noise levels and transmit them to any FIWARE-based cloud platform such as our partners NEC, Telefonica, Engineering, Orange and ATOS from the FIWARE Foundation, as our own platform based on FIWARE, HomardSmart Spot are incorporated into the FIWARE infrastructure through the IoT Agent that connects with FIWARE’s ORION CONTEX BROKER, which allows the integration of Smart Spot with other solutions and communication with other devices that offer more functional and complete solutions.

Smart Spot are small devices that have the ability to create an area of interaction with citizens and visitors. These devices send a URL (Web page link to open it in any browser such as smart phone Internet browser) to allow users to connect to online content and discover websites from physical locations. In addition, as mentioned Smart Spot measures air quality, temperature and humidity; they also collect data on the energy consumption or the noise level in the atmosphere and act as a person counter (Crowd Monitoring), allowing to estimate the comfort level of different zones.

Details of Smart Spot.
Details of Smart Spot.

At the IoT World Congress we present, together with other solutions SmartSDK project that is carried out jointly with FIWARE. For SmartSDKthe Smart Spot creates a point of interaction with citizens and visitors to provide them with information about relevant places in Mexico City together with environmental monitoring data. The devices are installed in the top of the bus fleet of the Technological Institute Tec de Monterrey, taking advantage of their routes to collect data and make them available to users on the public transport route. Thereby, Smart Spot contribute to the Smart City ecosystem of Mexico City in 5 pillars: environmental monitoring, commitments/engagement with citizens, tourism and open data together with Open Interfaces (FIWARE).

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HOP Ubiquitous - Internet of Things

City Terms: IoT

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What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

This term was introduced by Kevin Ashton in 1999 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to refer to the number of objects and people that are interconnected on the network. Since then, the number of IoT devices has increased and it is estimated that at 2020 there will be about 200 billion devices connected, placing the Internet of Things as the next big step in the technology industry.HOP Ubiquitous - Internet of Things

 

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Know Physical Web

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Just as the web has changed the way we see the world, we take it a step further. This new communication channel puts physical objects in contact with websites for users access through their Smart Phone.

This tool streamlines the way we communicate, allows us access for all, also contextualizes the information in the specific physical place, at the moment that user wishes.

 

 

 

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HOP Ubiquitous - Siidi Beacon

5 things you need to know about Smart Destinations

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– What is Smart Destinations Tourism?HOP Ubiquitous Mock Up Ceuti App

– What benefits does it have?

– How does it work?

– Where it can be applied?

– What is the HOP approach for Smart Destinations?

 

  1. What is Smart Destinations Tourism?

HOP Ubiquitous launches the Smart Destinations Solution focused on the creation of tourist experiences through immersive interactions between physical places and personal devices such as Smart Phones. To this end, HOP Ubiquitous has developed an innovative device to be deployed in Points of Interest to make them interactive and smart; this device is called Smart Spots.

Smart Spot offers an interactive solution based on an innovative technology called “Physical Web”, it means that Web pages and multimedia content are made accessible exclusively in
physical places through Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, without requiring any native Application, simply by enabling WiFi or Bluetooth in the visitor*s smartphone to get a notification and start to interact with the venue.HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Beacon

This tourist experience is designed to discover the city during a visit and to get notified about more exciting details, insights and tips that make much more natural and comfortable the experience, when we compare it with other solutions such as Tourism Apps with plenty of information totally out of context or nothing more than copy paste from online guide books. The proposed solution offers access to information at the proper time, at the proper place in order to enhance one*s experience in a specific physical place.

This socially designed experience promotes another type of interaction as well with the tourist, since it involves a co-creation process where experiences are augmented with culture, differences, emotions, and insights that contribute to the final user experience.

  1. What benefits does it have?

Tourism developed through Smart Destinations is an application that allows the user to create their own experience, marking their own rhythm. Thereby, the mobile device is the new guide in an interactive way, connecting and discovering by proximity the interaction points, accessing all the information available and providing the proper insights and tips without requiring major attention. It is what we call an “agile experience”.

3. How it works?HOP Ubiquitous Ceutí Smart POI

– First step: Join through the invitation you receive on your mobile phone in the points of interest or central areas of the destination you are visiting.

– Second step: Don’t worry, just discover the city, you do not need to do anything else, smart spots that are near you in the points of interest will raise a notification to you when relevant content  is available based on  you, so you do not need to look for them, just enjoy, discover and insights / tips will flow to you in a natural way.

– Third step: Enjoy and access all the available information, take in local culture, shopping entertainment and offers, insights, suggestions etc.

– Step Four: Complete the experience with traditional or experimental food.

  1. Where could it be applied?

We are an international company with a strong commitment to technology innovation and experiential development. HOP is defined as Human Oriented Products; therefore, our main focus is on the users, a reason why the development of tourism through Smart Destinations is available for installation in any part of the world. HOP Ubiquitous develops intelligent solutions supporting the sustainable development of your destination, committed to the socio-cultural and environmental aspects. Our Smart Spots are produced with encapsulations based on natural products; the original design, both indoor and outdoor, is designed to blend in as much as possible to the aesthetics of the point of interaction, while offering all the technological advances in terms of connectivity, outdoor protection for weather conditions, and with support to make totally green and sustainable through its solar power.

Nowadays, Smart Spots are being applied outdoor and indoor in cities such as Aarhus, Denmark, Mexico City and also in Ceuti, Murcia, Spain.

  1. What is the HOP approach for Smart Destinations?

HOP Ubiquitous is approaching Smart Destinations through the Internet of Things (IoT) using technologies such as beacons, physical web, WiFi access points, etc.

Smart destinations implement and increase the use of technology by connecting different spaces offering services to people.

HOP Ubiquitous is committed to the process of a city that wants to carry out an active engagement of citizens and visitors, as part of an open and collaborative development of urban spaces. Thereby, citizens and visitors are both consumers and producers of information, improving the management, content and experience of your tourism resources.HOP Ubiquitous App Ceutí

 

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