Welcome everyone, thanks for joining Destination Lorawan Web series. Today's webcast will be about strengthening environmental sustainability and peoples safety. An India I'm Ali Hosseini, CEO of Sandra and I will be your host today. Little a few housekeeping notes at the bottom of your screen. There are multiple application engagement tools you can use all the engagement tools are resizeable and movable, so feel free to move them around to get the most out of your desktop space. If you have any questions during the webcast, you can submit them through the Q&A engagement tool copy of today's slide deck. An additional help materials are available in the resource list. We encourage you to download any resources or links that you may find useful. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using a wired Internet connection, closing any background programs, and make sure your computer speakers or headset are turned on and volume up so you can hear the presenters. 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As you can see in the image here, we have around 100 plus major carrier deployments that are taking place around the world. As I mentioned already, there is a lorwyn certification that we provide which. Is part of our open standard effort from a global perspective. We do have some of the largest IoT group members, including Cisco St. Amazon an, just to name a few. And something really special. We already have crossed 100,000,000 sensor deployment mark that are currently deployed around the world today. So while or Wan, differentiators and benefits are listed here for you, the first thing is the flexible, flexible deployment options that you have from a public or a private perspective. Lorawan is set up in a way where you can deploy low-cost infrastructure for public or private projects. The firmware updates over the air is something that Lorawan supports, which is something other competing technologies do not do. And it does have its own Geo location capabilities. We are bidirectional security, which is 128 AES encryption from the time the data leaves the device all the way till the time it's received and decoded on the application platform. One of the greatest parts of the technology is actually the battery life. It has a long life, literally around 10 plus years and it does depend on how you configure device, how many times you transmit the uplink. But overall it gets really great life expectancy. The thing that we like here in India is being able to bring the coverage to areas where cellular coverage is poor or nonexistent, especially in rural areas or even in the urban areas where the coverage is not reaching, and you'll also see in some of our presentations some information about that exactly what the use cases that you'll see. Finally, the deep penetration lower when is great to penetrate concrete ground still, and the use case that will talk to shortly. Will actually demonstrate that capability. So global Lorawan networks we have about 160 two countries with Laura Man coverage today and around 148 Lorawan network operators that are present around the world. Today you'll see the webcast agenda. We have a great lineup. I will start off the session discussing Lorawan for smart utilities and giving you an example. A use case of water meter deployment that's actually taking place today in India. Follow that it will be a presentation from Praveen Aurora which is the Vice president of Internet of Things for Tata Communications. And he'll be talking about worker safety and productivity as well as street light monitoring. At the end, you'll have a presentation from a mole vidoc, which is the founder and director of Easy Reach, and he'll give you a great presentation on how to save trees with the tree theft monitoring solution. Finally, I will end it with closing remarks, so let's dive right into the first presentation, which will be done by me again I'm Ali Hosseini, Sonre CEO, and Founder, we are a lower one network operator in India. We've been deploying networks since 2017. And we currently have a lower wind presence within 74 cities around the country. What we really are starting to see that's kind of the anchor project for our networks is the utility segment metering in general from water, gas and electricity. But first couple of projects that we started to do in India even all the way back in 2018 was actually around the water. Metering the first project we did was in war. Tamar astraware. We deployed a Pocs for ultrasonic. Water meters that were smart water meters leveraging the Lorawan technology for domestic connections and that kind of kicked it off to where we started to gain a little bit more expertise in that segment and really started to be able to show the smart cities that the power of the technology overall what the requirements are from the smart city authorities is they want to automate their domestic water metering services which include the ability to. Monitor water flow, determine if there's any leakage happening within their pipe system or directly at the meter. Understand what the consumption looks like at the city level as well as the individual domestic homes and be able to get real time meter availability throughout that entire process. Some of the challenges they are facing currently when they don't have smart. Am I water meters? Is the fact that there's not really any real time meter reading availability. The operational costs are too high. There's not really a streamlined billing system that they can make sure that it's accurate with the actual readings that are taking place and consumption. And basically they want to be able to determine the source of the water, an revenue loss which is not really something they're able to do with the current metering's deployments that they have. So being involved in the water metering segment, we have already plans to deploy 200,000 smart water meters throughout the country over the next two years. We really do feel that they connected water meters will help utilities, and when it's a palletes boost efficiencies as well as accelerate sustainability efforts at the best possible total cost of ownership and it will make better informed decisions that will then support the regulatory compliance. And requirements overall the it's a massive benefit where you get increased billing accuracy an you improve the operational and management efficiencies. So what what I want to talk about next is a project that we're actually working on currently. It is in a smart city in West India and it's a project that supports around 10,000 smart water meters. They're being deployed over the next three months. The picture you see here is actually a gentleman at one of the sites. He's removing the old meter and installing a new smart. Water meter that will be in replace of that. Currently there is around 3000 water meters that are already installed throughout the city and they are communicating with our Lorawan network and we're proud to say that we have not had any packet loss or loss of services to date as part of this project. So when we deploy network it's not as easy as just climbing a tower and plugging in the gateway. We have a lot of activities prior to even sending our field engineers to deploy infrastructure. We do a lot of planning with virtual software that we use to determine what the possible RF propagations would be. This image that you see here is actually the actual city deployment. The blue dots are the water meters that are to be displayed deployed throughout the city. The green circles are where we had existing network in that location and then the red circles are the planned networks that we were looking to. Deploy in order to provide proper coverage for the meters. This was a good two month process. Working with the city officials with the system integrator to collect this information. And for those that are involved in projects with smart cities, it's not always easy to obtain information on the exact locations of where the devices will be installed, but we were very fortunate in this case to be provided with the Lat Long's of every meter. That was going to be installed. Our virtual software. We've been able to determine it's about 97% accurate prior to deployment. After we do the virtual planning, we then send our team out and start doing the installations. So once we get onto the field, we not only install the equipment, but we also do testing to make sure that the software that told us what the network would look like is actually performing the way it's expected. So we have engineers that will walk around the sites, go to the meter locations with equipment and collect data to determine if the signals are good enough to provide the high quality, reliable services that we want to provide. We do have an internal tool which this is an image of the Maps that get generated from that internal tool we've developed that aggregates all of the data of our surveyors, our field engineers, and then it also gets populated onto the map with the correlating locations of the gateways and signal strength PSR those kind of things that we want to determine. A really cool accomplishment that we got out of this testing is we were able to get almost 14 kilometers of coverage. From a meter that was installed 1 meter under the ground in concrete casing with a really really good PSR. And so it was a big achievement for us. We normally don't see 14 kilometer coverage from one site in urban areas, but the way we had strategically planned our infrastructure deployment, we were able to get extended coverage in densely populated areas. So what do we do? Why do we do this? We want to make sure that we provide high quality. Services that are reliable when we do our network planning and deployments, we do make sure that we provide redundancy in case one of the sites go down. We have a backup to support the connectivity of those meters, which also then densifies our network coverage. If our field engineers, while they're on the ground, determined the signal is not as desired, then they make a call on the ground to potentially remove a gateway from aside and. Install it in another location that would then address those issues so it's it's been quite a journey so far. We're really excited to see how this will turn out at the end when all 10,000 devices are deployed, but so far so good. Knock on wood, we're really happy with the results and so is the client that is my presentation. What I will do next is introduce the next speaker. His name is Pravin Aurora. He's the vice president of the Internet of Things for Tata Communications. He's going to give you guys a wonderful presentation on worker safety and productivity that they've done as well as some examples on street lighting where you can focus on energy savings over to you probably. Hi, thanks, Sally. Thanks for the quick introduction. I'm probing Aurora. I will be walking you through the next section on worker safety and productivity with Laura van. For a quick introduction so IO T business unit is part of the data communications, one of the business areas where it's been incubated to provide a complete end to end solution across various verticals. And various industries it not just covers the network but also the network, hardware, devices, sensors, platform application as well as manage services around those. So we will cover two of the examples here in context to the Lorawan. And we will give you a quick introduction in terms of how it is deployed. And what are the challenges we faced and how it covers the benefits for the end customer? Firstly, like to highlight from an Indian perspective, we have the dedicated an India lot of our network which is growing exponentially. Currently it's covering about 50 cities and which includes the highways and. Big State interconnectivity network points as well. So put together we have covering about .6 million devices, which includes various network technologies as well. There are other platforms and businesses around which the IO T solutions are being provided. We are providing innovative solutions, catering to resource efficiencies across employees, assets, facilities as well as utilities. And we have built in the insights and intelligence which can easily be integrated with the existing applications in any organization. Our solution is more focused towards the end business goal, so it is more towards the use case addressing which can be tailored to a forms requirement and size of operations. As we also cater to. Established platform which is available which is which can even connect off your existing devices which are available in your network to provide an integrated solution. We have a comprehensive ecosystem for devices, an intuitive end user applications, so in totality. So we provide an end to end solution covering from network, platform, device application, ecosystem which helps in developing your specific meeting your business needs across multiple use cases. We will look at the connected worker solution. This is primarily focused on the employee tracking and safety and off late it is also included social distancing. Amidst the covid environment and the oppressing needs for the various industries to maintain certain compliance is within within the working environment. These are IoT based an Laura van based connected batch as well as watches which helps organization tracks its employees as well as contractual manpower. These devices also are having an alert mechanism which helps improve employees well being by warning the workers and supervisors in the event of any danger or any areas if they are entering, which are hazardous in nature. So a lot of benefits are there primarily when we look at the salient features from the product itself. It has location tracking and one of the benefits. As we have seen of the Laura van. It helps also in the exact location identification as well, so it can also enable or. It also enables rather automatic attendance performance analytics as well. It is got DSS signaling in case of service is required. By an employer and executive in case of emergency. It just got an audio alarm an A geofencing features, which identifies which area one worker is supposed to work and whether he's in that region or not, or is entering into a hazardous zone. Why we look at these challenges? Why this solution was the need of the hour in certain industries. This is currently spread across. We have seen the we have done the implementations across Resources, Pharma, FMCG. And there have been significant challenges which were there in which this solution is overcome in a very, very frugal way. Given the Indian context, these solutions, which are designed there, did the need of the hour is to have achieved the maximum benefit from the minimum possible investments. The key challenges is most most of the customers were facing on the lack of visibility of the employee movement or their proximity to their work zones. The trace ability of employees during. Employed during an emergency saying a health condition is 1 one needs to be available to attend to that in case of emergency where the person is located so that was one of the needs employ movement like in certain resources industry becomes a lot of hazardous area or in Pharmaceutical industry and supposed to enter in particular or restricted zone. So is it safe enough? So you want to ensure that the employees or the workers are not entering any of those restricted or is it is a. Obviously it covers the attendance as well and so alerts, as I mentioned during his attendance, accidents and overcrowding. So this solution of cards in watched helped in actually tracking of employees. It includes the lot of EM based protocols and the network underlying network technology within that the alerts for entry into unauthorized areas are detected through it and detection even off the abnormal conditions or a fault detection. Say supervisor can monitor this. All this from his dashboards. So there are a suit of cards. Our watch is along with the Beacons which are installed and. Did the market the special zones within each of these and which can be defined as you know, save zone or a hazardous zone. But when a person walks out of the facility, the device turns off. So this is the complete privacy to be worker on the employee. Another example which has been highlighted as in the case of the hazardous areas where, say, a proximity to hazardous gas environment, which is there, or maybe there is a loading unloading condition or a fault detection which is there in case of in these in these high hazard zones, so you are always one to supervise always available with an alert if a person is working in a particular zone an it's hazardous zone, or if there is a SOS or fall so that they can be attended to immediately. So this has helped actually in the reduction of number of incidents and avoidance of these incidents as well. If you look at globally about, you know huge billions of dollars of cost are of work related. Injuries and illness are there so which which can be easily be avoided? And some of these have also helped in the direction and operating costs by receiving the timely information improved employee satisfaction because he knows the in case of emergencies. There is an somebody available for them. Improved worker safety and also in quick emergency responses. Also it helps the organization from an efficiency and productivity improvement because it is also ensuring the employees or the workers were supposed to work in a particular zone. How much? Time they are devoting visible is the output which is there, so it also indirectly or a direct measure in certain cases in certain work zone environment. It directly helps them in measuring the worker productivity and efficiency from the throughput and the availability of the worker. I will move to one of the other solutions or similar which we have deployed at scale is on the Smart Street light. Uh, these are pertaining to one of our smart city solutions. Here, the street lights automation is one of the key focus. These include the Lauren based controller. These can be fitted on a. Any? Limonaire eleidy primarily because a lot of energy savings are coming through Eli D converting these St lights into the Woods and the controller can be either and Emma. It's a specific. A standard which can get mounted onto the lamp or acquire based nonamer controller can be there both. We are providing these are microcontroller based device. There are a number of solutions we are running through in the automation screen where the entire system is integrated through a command Control Center. All the data that comes through. Has the power of either the basic switch on and off function programming these two a sunrise and sunset calendar based priming? Or they can be a seasonal calendar that can be there? You can run a schedule on that. There can be various reports and all these can be into. All this has been integrated with the master controls of a smart city mission as well. So all these things we see are tightly integrated, not just a layer of device or a network, but spans across the platform. The application in the analytics and insights. To make a business decision and it has helped in significantly reducing cost of operations as well. So some of the future which I've highlighted is lamp on off lamp, dimming, fault monitoring, electricity theft detection, Eli D lamp, metering and daytime electricity consumption, which actually helps you know in quantification in the direct business benefit is. In this market is mission, so this has also been a scaled across number of cities and there are a lot of variance of these which have also come into into the existing street light retro fitments as well. So these are some of the examples I've had to showcase in terms of how Laura van is impacting and benefiting in a big way. The population in India. These are some of the examples from 2 example tracks which I picked up. Thank you back to you early. Thank you so much Praveen Aurora. That was an amazing presentation and very insightful. Our next presenter will be a mole of a doc. He is the founder and director of Easy Reach Solutions. He's got a really great use case about tree tracking an I'm pretty excited for it so I'm all I'll hand it over to you. Thanks Sally, thanks for the kind introduction. I'm aware that disease solutions and I'll be talking about tree tracking using lower back. Well, this is how I see my world. Green shoots trees. More oxygen, less of carbon dioxide. But what am I living into right now and what is it getting converted to? It's a pile of puts, its cut forests. That is what I'm experiencing by the way, who cuts these trees? Generally these trees are cut by the industries and the thieves industries are regulated by the government. Government still has regulations to ensure that the less trees are cut by the industry. But tips are prevalent. Wood chopping has been prevalent across the group. It's been timber, sandalwood teakwood care would read, but these are the kind of trees that have been cut all over the across the globe. For this session, I'll be focusing on India as a context and the sandalwood tree as my tree. Let's let's understand the ecosystem of India and how the sandalwood is happens to be in India. In India, almost like 9000 square kilometer of area is cultivated with the sandalwood can article being one of the largest cultivation centers. It covers almost 5245 square kilometre. Tamil Nadu covers 3040 square kilometres, teleporting square under Pradesh, 200 square kilometres and so on. Under, you know specific square kilometer in one square kilometer, almost like 98,000 or trees that are planted. Now you can Simply put some calculations in place 9000 into 98,000. How many trees they would be. Everybody knows that the sandalwood is a precious. Element almost like ₹45,000 okg or you know, ranging up to one point 5,00,000 per cagey. That gives, I think, enough incentive for tip. I'm which is prevalent in, which is obvious in the news that are appearing. Look at these news 25th June criminal on record arrested with 20 gauge or central. When he pulls December 2020, these are 2020 news by the way. Django sandalwood thieves busted in Bhopal tree head. No, when. D officials. Forest officials come to easy reach for the solution for such things. As a business problem be come up with innovative solution. We come up with a net. The net that covers the stem of the of the tree. The stem of the neck is also attached with the lower oven device, which has a GPS installed on it. It identifies the Lohrmann device has the ability to identify the accelaration, it checks whether there is a. There's somebody hitting on the stem with the axe. And it identifies and it starts communicating to the first authorities that there is been some miss happening around. If somebody cuts through the net. It again gets activated. Imagine in the worst case scenario, somebody really cuts the tree and it starts dragging it. The GPS gets activated and starts really gathering information about the current location of the tree. Would this be are able to essentially help the authorities? Identify the possible scenario or possible temps. If not, it's not all the time, at least the neck also acts as one of the different factors for the theft people, the thieves. I understand that there is a technology which is installed there and and no kind of keep away from it. But developing the technology is one part of it, but deploying the technology in these scenarios in the forest is a quite a task. Here I have listed some of the. Points, but then there are many other challenges, some of them which we could actually cover overcome with Laura. Internet connectivity well in forest. You don't get to Geon get 4G, you don't get sophisticated communication mechanism there, you end up deploying your own private network. We did so. Dense foliage. As every forest there will be dense foliage, there will be tick tick coverage of the of the trees with technologies like Bluetooth and only you can't really imagine that you will be able to penetrate through these kind of things, whereas with Laura Vance unique ability to pass through this thing, we were able to communicate data. Blanket please. Which are placed on the other side device maintenance this is. Quite interesting, visiting forest is has always been a costly affair and especially if it is invested in the forest infested with thieves. It's dangerous as well with Laura Van's ability to consume less power, the battery life that you get helps you sustain for a longer number of years. Coverage yeah, I mean covering the entire forest is a quite a bit of task. With Laura Vans Gateway place around, you can hope that or you can essentially identify the specific location as early was mentioning. Does the site survey and all OK you identify a specific location and you start putting up your infrastructure. Laura van infrastructure. The deployment in forest you cannot imagine that you would go and start and one of your employees or you know you help her will start putting up technology or installing technology on each of the tree and will spend an hour or so. You have to do it fast with Lawrence Plug and Play devices that we built, we were able to do so. I see that this technology further is going to be useful for other use cases in the forest like like fire detection. And not only detection detecting the fire but also controlling it with the world is already experienced. The case that has happened in Australian forests environment are observing the environmental factors like rain, maybe win, maybe the humidity and so on so forth. Well, we can also identify or gather information about the soil quality of the forest. With Laura, when we were able to achieve some of the important. Aspects of this environment and how we can overcome this drift lower than with Laura and we could make the difference. Thank you. Just want to introduce with introduce you all with the easy solutions so we are one of the pioneering companies in the area of when when Laura van actually started in India, we were the one of the one of the first earlier companies who could. Who adopted Laura van and we started deploying our network in private private network with LNT Power, we almost diploid 1000 plus units back then. Please look at the download sections. We have some of the use cases and case studies that we've done in the previous work. Thank you. Thank you so much from all that was very fascinating. I never ever thought that you could use netting to integrate with Lora Wan devices and be able to save trees. That's pretty cool. I'm pretty impressed and congratulations on your success there. I want to give a special thanks to our sponsors for the destination Lorawan series. We couldn't have done this without their help. Thank you specifically to machine Q. A Comcast company as our destination Lorawan gold sponsor and also our two silver sponsors birds and charter communication. Thank you to our Lore Alliance members who participated today. 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The word from IoT Analytics’ latest reports  is that  the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow to 30 billion by 2030. LoRaWAN® connectivity for IoT is at the forefront, and India is among one of the fastest growing ecosystems deploying LoRaWAN technology today. 

In both rural and urban areas of India, companies are finding effective and easy ways to leverage LoRaWAN technology to turn their business into sustainable initiatives to the benefit of the local population and environment. Examples are Smart Cities to monitor utilities such as gas and water; environmental protection helping farmers and conservationists; and worker safety in high-risk fields such as construction, mining, and trucking.

In Destination LoRaWAN | Strengthening Environmental Sustainability and People Safety in India, we will share a few of the success stories that are making a huge impact for people in India today. Hosted by Ali Hosseini, CEO and Founder of SenRa, we will explore use cases from companies offering solutions ranging from large water metering sensors to tree tracking programs presented by Easy Reach and worker safety and productivity solutions presented by Tata Communications. If you are driving LoRaWAN business or looking for a LoRaWAN network or solution provider available in India, this webcast will leave you inspired and ready to deploy LoRaWAN.  

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