OK, hello everyone and welcome to the latest edition of Destination Lorawan today. The topic is going to be the built environment and how we can use Lorawan connected devices and sensors to make your building smarter. Got a great set of presentations coming up which I will introduce, but first a few housekeeping notes I'm not going to read through all of these, but point out the important ones. If you find your keyboards lagging, just push, press F5 on your keyboard and that should refresh the page. You have questions, please submit them in the Q&A box at the bottom of the screen will be answering those live at the end of the webcast and you can download all the webcast slides as well as a view, a copy of the recording. Later on those will all be available in posted. Before we get going quick thanks to our sponsors, without whom this wouldn't be possible, she and Q birds and Charter. Thank you so much for allowing this to happen. Today, as I mentioned, the topic or the title of the presentation is taking your bit building digital with Lora Wan and we're going to have three speakers that will give you examples of real life use cases and implementation tips on how to do that. If you're not familiar, lawn is a, you know, rapidly becoming the de facto industry standard for low power wireless access or Internet of Things. Connectivity authority used to connect millions of end devices globally, and it's an open and non proprietary standard which is important which the Lore Alliance maintains and publishes in addition to the Smart building vertical. It's applicable in many other verticals such as. Energy management tracking all sorts of things, so I encourage you to go to the Lore Alliance website and find out more about those other use cases. Just a quick couple slides to level set and then we'll get into the presentations. You know? So smart buildings are nothing new, they've been around or getting smarter for the last 40 years. One of the earliest protocols used with something called Bacnet, which grew out of the HV AC industry but now has been expanded into other application areas like lighting security. Really, this is whole effort is picked up momentum in the last few years due to ESG demands and people wanting to make their structures more energy efficient and safer, and a more productive environment for their employees. Luckily, new technologies come along at the right time to make this. Possible in particular wireless technology that allows placement of battery operated devices almost anywhere in the building. Combined with you know, cloud based computing for data analytics and machine learning and digital twinning. Those have all contributed to the to the cause of smarter buildings. One of the most difficult challenges is retrofitting existing space. You know if you have two whole wiring for communication reasons or for power reasons that you know really increases the costs of the project, and so you know, having battery operated wireless sensors, you know, and we'll talk about those that are powered by Laura. One really makes that job much simpler, regardless of what your drivers are. You know everything has one thing in common. That's the need to collect data. And hopefully will give you a road map on how to do that. A quick word if you are operating an built environment where Bacnet is present. There are really two different approaches where you could integrate that into your existing environment. The the left hand side of the slide shows an implementation where you use traditional Bacnet devices. The sensors that you already use and then communicate over a Lorawan wireless network and then integrate that into your existing VMS there or back. Net client. The right hand side is sort of the inverse of that where you're using. Actual low end devices carried over a lower wind network and then you know at at the back end of that again integrated into the BMS or Bacnet client. I didn't want to spend too much time on this, but at the end of the presentations you will find some information on a White paper which the lower lines actually just published, which goes into much more detail on this type of application. So getting into the actual meet of the webinar here, we're going to have three speakers today. You can see them there on your on your screen and we'll get right into it. Let me introduce cereal flora from activity. Who's going to talk about, you know, actually making buildings more sustainable and productive. So cereal. Go ahead and take it away. Thank you Byron. Good morning and good afternoon everybody. So my name is Cyril Florine I'm. I'm business development director for the Americas Americas region at activity. First I will start by sharing a few words about activity. Activity develops IO T connectivity solution to allow our client to easily deploy and operate public or private lower one network. The company was founded in 08. It's a well funded company with over 1,000,000 race. We have resources spread over 10 countries and support center in EU S. Europe and Asia, which gives us a follow the Sun support organization we have today over 35,000 Lorawan gateway connected to our sauce. This is production gateway backed with Tesla. In terms of client we work today with over 50 operators like Orange St Scum or entity. They are using our solution to deploy nationwide law and public network. We also work with Fortune 100 companies like Snyder, Volvo and Delia. This through our distributor like Cisco and Obsi to name a few. So. Before jumping into my case today, let's look why lower one is a good technology for in building installation. First of all, lower one is extremely immune to interference is even in crowded unlicensed environment like the one caused by Wi-Fi. For example, one antenna can easily cover multiple floors for in building deployment, like in a skyscraper. On this slide, the general rule of thumb is to deploy a gateway every three or four floors and deploy those gateway in zigzag. Basically every other gateway must be on one side of the building. So for example, a mid rise building up to. Two gateway must be enough. So with a limited number of gateway, a building can be easily retrofitted. And handle a large number of end nodes. This at a minimum cost as today indoor gateway are between 300 and $600. With a large ecosystem of devices, a wide variety of use cases can be deployed as simple as temperature sensor in every room can provide more granularity and insight to legacy VMS system and in return help optimizing system and reduces energy consumption. Other successful use cases that we see these days are water leak detection, indoor air quality and occupancy. So a smart building initiative? To be successful must benefit the world value chain. There is all our. I like energy savings, but there is also soft. Our why that is equally if not more important like monitoring the air quality. Both must be considered when deploying and IoT use case to make informed decisions that ensure sustainable and sustainable smart buildings. Property owner need insight that it can only be come from measurable assessment and based on actual data. Leveraging new technologies like Lorawan can help effectively collect that data, which in return helps implement more efficient energy policies, improve sustainability and implement new regulation. Access to data helps property manager and facility manager in their day to day jobs to maintain, inspect and operate the property. And finally a better manage building benefit occupants and provide a better experience, better services and a lower response to complain. Lower one is not only well suited in existing building, but also a good solution for new building cost associated with human intervention is the quickest way to destroy a project return. Lower one was designed in accordance with the Ohio principle which stands for only handling its once, so this is important as it preserves the return on investment of the project. New building also benefit from a large ecosystem of devices, for example, Lorawan, structural health monitoring solution that must be installed on day one. For existing building, Laura can be deployed with minimum disruption of tenants. However, not only M2 condominium of apartment buildings can benefit from lower Museum, Convention Center and airport are also using lower one every day to get insight on visitors or passenger flow to optimize cleaning process or space occupancy. And finally, with flexible deployment model property manager can deploy Lorawan on Prem in a model building or in the cloud to manage a pack of properties. Today, let me present you this solution from beyond Eyes, which is an affiliate of payments. One of the biggest construction services company in the Netherlands. Biondi's solution leverages sensor provided by clicking the connectivity provided by activity and finally Biondi's solution was developed on top of Microsoft Azure. Beyond eyes is deploying IO T for payments client all over the Netherlands. This initiative is part of payment smart building concept. In 2017, Aimants, together with CSU, a cleaning services provider employing 15,000 people in the Netherlands, started beyond eyes with the objective of collecting anonymous data in buildings to provide insight for property owners and facility manager this in order to provide a smarter, healthier and safer building. Today, more than 20,000 sensor were deployed. Those sensors from activity are desk and room occupancy sensors, people, flow management, sensor energy consumption and environmental sensors. All those sensors are connected to biondi through activity IO T connectivity platform called Theme Park. And finally, Biondi's application was developed. On Microsoft Azure, leveraging Azure resources like IO T Hub to ingest data, Azure Dynamic 365 to process and gain predictive insight. So this slide gives a high level architecture of the solution and the integration between each party. Sticky sensors which can be mounted under desk walls and ceilings have a unique ID and R&R wirelessly connected using the lower one private network provided by activity. This is a parallel network with no integration with the building IT network, all allowing record time deployment. Anonymous data collected by activities theme park network are then sent to the cloud through Azure IoT hub where it can be analyzed and visualized on Biondi's platform. So this solution focuses on two aspects, space occupancy and people well being by deploying occupancy and space solution beyond Eyes provides an easy way for individual to find desk and meeting room upon their arrival. It also provides real time information for cleaning staff about area that need immediate attention and facility manager and companies get better visibility of the space usage and with this new norm post Corona. Where employees are sharing their time between the office and their own, it allows them to adapt the space accordingly. Beyond eyes is also gathering information from environmental sensors like temperature, light intensity and CO2 level. 2 L facility manager in providing a better experience while reducing cost through energy saving. So a man size deployed solution in many different buildings and on these different deployment they have. They were able to provide multiple different insight to their clients. Like at the Dubbers metro station, which is the biggest metro station in Rotterdam and the busiest in the Netherlands? By installing people counter on the platform beyond Eyes was able to provide insight on the occupancy and usage of the platform before that or the local public transport company only knew about the number of passengers that were entering or leaving the station thanks to beyond eyes they were able to get insight on passenger walking routes and where they dwell on the platform. Based on those insight, they were able to improve the cleaning process within the station. In Amsterdam, the spaced heart of his care provides outpatient care. On weekdays, several specialists are providing care and used to book room for the entire year. Everyone was experiencing a lack of space and thanks to biondi's, the facility manager found out that 60% of the spaces were in occupied. And he was able to provide a more dynamic booking system to specialist. Another example is the municipality of Bendle. Biondi's work with them to provide a safe environment to its employee that we're rooting into the office post Corona Indoor Air Quality solution and desk occupancy were deployed and this within eight days. And finally, the North Providence Museum gain insight on visitors flow, which in return help them improve the visitor experience and distribution of visitor within the museum. Finally. Those inside observed by beyond eyes are also confirmed by a recent study from the indoor air quality scientific resource bank. This study shows that a better maintenance and management of building equipment can easily generate 5 to 10% annual savings. It is now well known that I love NF. CO2 helps spread the coronavirus and it's also decreased performances of students and workers. The study shows that an increased by 1000 PPM of CO2 can cause 10 to 20% increase in school absence. In this study, they also found that the change toward the optimum temperature by 1 degree can improve the work performance by $300 per employee. And finally, a change towards a better ventilation system by 5 cubic feet can improve the work performance by $1000 per employee per year. Largely compensating the increase cost of energy to power the ventilation system. A better work environment also help in employee retention, increase market value of the building and brand value. So why not your turn to take your building digital with lower one? Thank you very much for your attention, activity and myself. I'm here to support you in any lower one deployment, so please don't hesitate to contact you. Thank you and back to you, Byron. Wow, thank you Cyril. That beyond ice application I just love for so many reasons. You know, it illustrates all the different kind of workplaces where it's applicable. You know the really the power of having wireless connectivity. You know, utilizing so many different members of the ecosystem. There's so many cool things about that use case. So thanks for sharing that with us and and thanks to activity for being such a hard working member of the reliance. For so many years. Next up, we are going to have a Steven Landgren from top pool who is going to share their experiences. Step on. I'll turn it over to you and allow you to introduce yourself in the company. Yeah, thank you Byron. So my name is Steven Lingren. I'm the CEO of talk hole and we've been in the wireless and IO T space for the last seven years here and from beginning from Tellico side here. So I will walk through some of the energy savings and return on investment on and how to increase sustainability with the help of Laura van. And I would pretty much built upon the presentation from activity, so I will not go into the technical details so much. But first I really want to stress why this is a very important issue and buildings today they. Consist of account for about 36% of the global energy usage here and 39% of the carbon dioxide emissions. And we see that in order to reach the Paris Accord, which is very current now, with the latest Glasco discussions here we see that we need to decrease the energy consumption with 30%. The global average of energy consumption is about 150 kilowatt hours per square meter in many countries, like where you have advanced heating or cooling, it is not uncommon that energy consumption is about 250 kilowatt hours per square meter. And. You can't address some of it by new construction with more energy efficient buildings, but the majority has to be done with the existing buildings and the benefit with doing this with Laura van is that you can very easily address the existing buildings, make a fairly small investment and getting a very quick return on investment on on this. At and, but it's not only the energy that that are of importance, but also the air quality in the buildings. You can of course save money and carbon dioxide by tuning down that the the ventilation, but then you're raising a lot of the other issues when it comes to health or productivity, productivity, etc. And the air pollution is actually the biggest environmental risk in the European Union, and we have about 400,000 premature deaths due to the air quality and so far most of it has been addressed on the outdoor air quality. But now it will be more focused on the indoor air quality since they are very much related here and just looking for example on radon gases, it's about 2%. Of all the lung cancer cases in the Europe are due to radon gases. So it is very much important to have good visibility of the indoor air quality when it comes to particles. When they come to carbon dioxide. When it comes to radon and other parts. So what we are doing is actually doing both. So we're both optimizing the energy and the air quality in existing buildings. And the way that we are doing it is that we are connecting the buildings, so we both are able to extract the information of already installed sensors in the building and with the all the control parts when they come to air handling units, fans, etc. And we are taking in a lot of additional sensors based on the Laura Wireless battery driven sensors based on lower technology so we can get a better insights of the building. And then we are having a machine learning algorithm in order to optimize the building and see what is the most efficient way to run the building for the coming 15 minutes and we're doing that every 50 minutes. And the result is that we are getting an improved air indoor air quality. We are lowering the carbon dioxide emissions and we're having a cost savings of 10 to 25% of the building. And the first step here it is. Get insights from the building and as activity show building and efficient Laura Van Infrastructure is a very instrumental part. In order to do this in a very cost efficient way. At then on this infrastructure you're building getting in different types of sensors. In most of our product projects that we are running, we're using the total carbon dioxide sensor to measure the ambient temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide level. So you get a real time understanding of the ventilation and the indoor comfort in the building. We are also using pure temperature and humidity sensors for where it is very cost. For parts where it's more, yes, the temperature, humidity and not so much the ventilation or when it comes to carbon dioxide. Then we are also adding radon and particle sensors. So in order to increase, for example, improve the air quality when it comes to carbon dioxide that you usually increase the ventilation and you just want to increase this as much as so you are balancing reaching both the indoor air quality parameters as well as saving energy when it comes to particles. That is usually if you increase the ventilation then you are getting more particles into the building, especially in populated area. We have a lot of the quality of the outdoor air quality are less so so that it is a balance of when to do the ventilation and also make sure that the filters are working as expected. And additional we are connecting the all the utilities when it comes to water, energy, electricity, district cooling district, heating into the system as well. So we have a full view of the building of the consumptions here. At the next step. The next step is to optimize and control the building so that we are connecting the existing VMS system. So this is actually working as a complementary to the already existing BMS system already installed in the building or working directly on the bus level. And the benefit of this is that the building managers and the technicians in the building can still use their existing interfaces and they know how to run the building and have full visibility in their existing tools. But we are doing this optimization on top of it, so it is like you have and ventilation expert tuning into your system every 50 minutes and taking care of all the kind of. Optimizations that you need to do due to the outdoor weather conditions. If you are rebuilding the buildings or yes, the the dynamic load of the buildings. We also pulling in social data. For example if it's a weekday or or holiday and the business hours. So you will. We can already predict how the building should behave in the future. And most important that we are also improving the indoor air climate as well. What we do it and this is already a proven solution that that is installed and running over 1,000,000 square meters as we speak. And this is an example of a fairly small building. 25,000 square meter is in combining the hotel and office building in Sweden. It consists of four air handling units, six heating circuits and five cooling circuits. It is very common that you both have heating and cooling in the building, and it's not always that it is that they are working correctly. It can sometimes be that you're even heating and cooling the same part of the building at the same time. And the previous ventilation strategy was that was based on schedule. And you you didn't have the dynamic behavior. So we installed the Laura van sensors. We connected the BMS system and we did an overrun of the set para meters of the BMS system continuously and from doing this we can see that we both improve the air quality. So we are closer to the target of when it comes to what kind of air quality parameters that they wanted to have. As well as we are able to reduce the energy consumption as well. So we reduced the electricity with about 20% the district heating with 25% and district cooling with 24%. Another part is also the utility metering. That most building has a utility metering since before, but to have it to be able to do the sub metering for the individual tenants and also to see what kind of consumption that that is directed to the building. So we are for our clients. We are connecting the the energy this recruiting district, heating and cooling the water, electricity and gas and from this data we are putting the data into the sustained sustainability reports. So we are presenting the carbon dioxide footprint that the building or producing the data is used for the green building certification and also from the GREENLEASE. And in the lower part, it's actually an extract from one or our clients annual Sustainability report where they are claiming, for example, how many of their buildings are certified and they are reaching their ambition. Is that 100% of their building should be verified according to the BREEAM standard. They have on the target that the carbon that the energy usage should be less than 200 kilowatt hours per square meter, and today most buildings are about 230 or the average is about 230. So we still have a way to go and install more of the energy optimization in the full portfolio of their buildings. And they also are having Green lease agreements with the tenants so that they are helping the tendons as well in their sustainability work with services about doing certifications of the companies. When it comes to to the office spaces and also handling all kind of. Waste management etc to do an up sale to the tenants in order to be more sustainable. And the results from the this sub metering etc. And from the Green Building certificate certification that that is that it is a systematic improvement. Also sustainability and also that that they can increase the customer value in this case towards the tenants leasing the office spaces to them. But also it has some direct effects that the property valuation or increasing since certified building are able to be attached to international building rating system. And disassemble, they also reducing the OpEx which are usually directly connected to the evaluation of the the building. It's also in Europe there is a lot of green bonds that that are sent out or available through the European Bank. So the interest rate for the property owners are significant. So by packaging the renovation and adding. Sustainable solutions into it that they can getting total lower interest for default building. And we are both supporting the LEED certification, which is a US based global certification system as well as EBRIUM, which is also a global but based out of the UK. And the return on investment for our clients, it is is almost immediate here. So it is a lot less than six months. What is usually, and this is usually a bit larger projects since we are needing to make sure that we are measuring all the different parts of the building. Be able to see what kind of consumption that comes from the building and what comes towards the tenants. So the key key takeaways from this that that is that we need to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from buildings with 30% in order to meet the Paris Agreement here. And the majority of that will be in existing buildings to do it. And. To do this you need also to work together with the existing infrastructure in the buildings. So working together with existing VMS and integrated to a total solution that works seamlessly for the customer. And Laura Van is a very good infrastructure that it is easy to deploy. It is easy to deploy the solutions since you have wireless battery driven sensors that that gave you the insights of the building. And with the talk, one day of the session tool we are used to having a 10 to 25% cost saving for the client and the six to 12 months of return on investment in order to optimize legacy buildings. So please reach out to talk to take a look on our sensors that we are using in this project as well as doing the full optimization project together with you. Thank you. Thank you Stephen. That was I. I really appreciated the fact that you showed how spend a lot of time showing how you know this. These ESG activities make good business sense. They aren't just governmental regulations or you know, just because people feel like doing good. They actually, you know, have a proven return and I noticed you know, kind of a common theme in the first two presentations here of different approaches to. Addressing energy efficiency needs, but also the increased awareness on the importance of indoor air quality, not just for health reasons, but you know. Also include improving employee productivity. So thanks again for sharing that and again, thank you for your long time involvement. Laura Lyons. So we will from that we will go into our final presenter, Yona Schmidt, with Akansa Eunice. Go ahead and take it away. Thank you very much. Thanks for being here. My name is Anna Smith. I'm a koozie over Kansas and we are now empty. Platform provider based in Ciric, Switzerland and I'm going to show you a real life smart building case with Lorawan and as well integrated to other speakers that we had before and so you can understand how a project like that connection. So one of the key topics that we see or that we see when we talk about smart buildings is basically technological change is inevitable and the iPhone is a teenager at the moment. You guys might remember that phone on the other side and but buildings or building lifecycles are usually at least 50 years if not even longer. And and we are creating smart building technology in buildings. That have to last for quite a few years, and it has been kind of one of the hindrances in the whole investment cycler that's this is what we notice that companies hesitate to implement smart building solutions because they do not know what technology is coming. Laura has been around for quite awhile by now and there is also quite a few known use cases and there is also quite a few known hardware providers and that have shown the quality that works and cases have also worked so. We get kind of into that resilient cycle and we can prove basically that we can exchange elements here and. One of the things that we've learned over the last few years is that those ecosystems they need to be open, they need to be. They need to have agnostic interfaces. That means I need to be able to use Lorawan connectivity with any hardware, and I need to be able to provide my data to systems like like Microsoft or ERP systems that are already in place with the customer. I need to enable application builders to create use cases and for that basically I have to have my my ecosystem like a Lego block. With a lot of standardized pieces to all sides so that I can actually place my technology on top of that. So to give you a bit of a picture where we placed ourselves or what I can say is what we do is we're totally agnostic towards connectivities towards sensors and data inputs and also towards application. Where would you call an application enablement platform? Meaning we do the connectivity management, we manage devices, we manage data flows, we manage rules, so if you have that sensor from the one Swedish provider and you want to connect it over activity and that sensor should tell you if the CO2 level is too high. You can easily manage that without code in our platform, and you can add your connectivity or sensor and you can tell that data where it has to go or even apply a rule that produces an SMS or produces an email or whatever you want to do with that. So how do we apply something like that on a smart building ecosystem? This is just an explanation and I'm going to go into a concrete example after that, but what you can see here on top, you have a, you have an analysis occupancy sensor, so this is one that the Swedish producer that I mentioned before. So this is a lower a device that I can basically place under tables to measure occupancy an measures. If anyone is sitting on the table. It also measures temperature and I connect that over a lower one. Offering like for example. So when it is using activity and then I provide that data and kind of a day to switch out to multiple different applications that are there. So there might be this year pieces that is used within the company to optimize something and Mr X that wants to know how many desks are occupied and he needs a report or or dashboard about the occupancy of his desks in in his building and I can also do that in specific beyond modules because I'm young models which are specific applications. Not just run on one topic, for example, we heard before air quality or occupancy. I can use it in signage screens to tell people who walk in low guys in the third floor. There's still some room and you can walk up there and there's free space for you to work. Or I can provide it to third party applications such as mark cleaning all of them. Are based in the same kind of data and in this case they're based on the same Laura Wind sensor. Of course, I also have other data sources in a building that need to be connected somehow and will also be used by those different cases such As for example, third party data sources like this one. Here is a company from Switzerland that uses Wi-Fi routers to count how many people are in the building or smart systems. Like all those kind of office light systems that are coming up on the market that they might also measure the same as DLC sensor on top models measure occupancy or or quality or whatever is there those? Connectivity is needed to work together with each other. Lorawan has the benefit in that case here that I can very easily retrofitted the other cases. Might be a bit more difficult to retrofit if I already have an office lamp in my office that is not connected and I will probably not replace all the lights in the building to get connectivity on it. And I use Laura as a retrofit measurement in that case to to build my case. The case I want to talk to you about is cats or compost. This is a global headquarters of CEREC insurance that we have just realized it has been finished in last few months and this is a global health insurance at global insurance company and very expensive. Very new building and we've put over 2000 sensors in that one building alone and they're going to create about 750 million data points per year in that building. And and we have basically built a lot of different smart building use cases on top, and that I will explain to you now. And you can also watch a video of the whole building on that link down here. And I'm not going to show the video now. No. If we go into that unified data layer and this is what I promised before already, you can basically see how a product like that works and I have the hardware on one side and which in that case here mainly lower when as I said, we have most of the sensors that we've placed in building are actually occupancy sensors and could be of different providers and we also have air quality here for example. That's decent laptops in there. There is a smart metering data in there as well, and here this is not a lower advice. People counting cameras. This has something to do that we need a very high accuracy here and there's just not a product available that we found so far that fits that purpose. And all of them are basically exchangeable. I can exchange all that hardware, there was just the case last year of appropriate Tori system with 50,000 sensors that went bankrupt and customers had a problem with that resilience case. Here in a setup like that I can. I can basically exchange all the hardware I could in theory also exchange connectivity. Hope that Lauren is going to be here for the next few decades and I manage data within the kinds of platform that means in that case here I have a activity over Swisscom. That I provide to the customer as a connectivity as a service meaning. I'm basically the client of Swisscom that is using activity and I provide that connectivity to the end client and I have the whole device management. So that means I will manage all those those 2000 devices within the platform and I have my data reports about the status of those devices about battery levels, about connectivity levels, all those things that I need to manage, my my my sensors in a daily life. And I have to hold data processing so all those applications that come in the back and need the normalization of data and Laura is one of those protocols that needs kind of normalization. So unique device types, which is a list of preset. Form, it's basically that you can use directly so it makes it very easy for you to add different sensors of different providers. And I have a rule engine if I need to set up some alarms or. Create some cases on top. Also, this is one component and I also see ourselves as one of the of the resilient components in theory, exchangeable, and what we do here is we are basically part of that data switchyard that provides the data to different players in the ecosystem. There's for example a workspace experience app that's the whole use case of how do I take care of my employees when they're walking in the morning and when they want to go to lunch, and if they don't have enough temperature on their desk and there's a company from the UK that we provide with data? So they do. Basically the end application here and there is a facility management company ISS very close partner of ours and that uses the same data to analyze the usage of building of the building to for example, see what desks have never been occupied and might there be a reason for that? Maybe it's not clean in that corner or it's too cold or too much sunshine or whatever is there and I have a smart cleaning application. That's another company that basically provides a vertical application on smart cleaning. Using the same data that we provide in front there for for route planning for cleaners that are in the building and I haven't even put all the cases down here. There's other cases like for example art, theft protection, asset tracking operators, dashboard dashboards for security and so on and so on. So what you can see here is basically how you can use Laura van in an ecosystem in a smart building ecosystem, create components and use that unified and. Enable all those vertical applications basically to consume the same data that is available from those sensors. As said before, you have a, you have one unified data layer, meaning you have basically data Lake here where you can add applications. You can also add applications over the lifetime of the building because there's going to be a lot more other things that are going to come out here. You have a component based approach, meaning you can exchange products if the technological change requires you to do so. That means you reduce your risk of losing data sources or losing solutions over the time. You just have to replace them with something you have an architecture. That you can scale so you can take that thing or those use cases that you've created here, and if they work and if you have your arrow of those of those cases, you can actually place them in other buildings in other places with exactly the same architecture, if that might be in EU. S. Or that might be somewhere in Asia, whatever you want to do, you can take that same setup and use it there as well and. And do that for 2000 or 20,000 workplaces. That doesn't really matter. So if we want to win in that lower when ecosystem or if we want to create an ecosystem together and we need all of those components that we have here, we need hardware providers and. For example, hardware providers that provide sensors. Here we need to connectivity providers such as activity for here in this case and we need solution providers. Those guys who know the vertical who know how those use cases work and and provide a whole. Part of the. Part of the solution, then none of us knows that such and we need basically the RT platform in the middle that can actually connect those connectivity solution providers and hardware providers such. Yeah, you can check out our platform for free. And you have the link here and thank you very much that I was allowed to present here. Thank you Eunice. You know and I think the three presentations today really illustrate the flexibility of what you can do with wireless connectivity. And you know, with the entire lorwyn ecosystem, you've got illustrations of, you know, sort of standalone implementations, you know where you've integrated with an existing VMS system, where you can have a sort of a BMS light situation, and in. How Lorawan powered sensors are really just a tool in the toolkit of making the building smarter. You'll certainly need other tools, but they are important piece of the puzzle. So just a few few closing wrap up comments if you are interested in learning more about the lower Alliance site, encourage you to visit the website and you can find out about membership. Also, there's a number of white papers, including the one I mentioned that was recently published regarding use of lorwyn in a Bacnet environment. And, uh, also please take note of a exciting show that's coming up the end of March in Paris. Lorawan World Expo. Well where you'll find you know any number of companies throughout the ecosystem. In attendance there and showcasing all sorts of applications not only in smart buildings, but in other vertical market segments as well. And with that, we'll we'll take a look at the questions that have come in during the presentation and do our best to address those. OK, uh, looking through the questions here, we've got time to get through some of these. Let me just kind of rifle through them. So I believe this was was generated by your presentation cereal and it's regarding people counting. Question was about what kind of sensors were being used. I believe it was the museum use case you talked about. And some floor wind doesn't support video. They were wondering how you're doing the the people counting. Yes, so we do. People counting with the pier sensor for pier stands for passive infrared sensor, so it's a motion detection sensor. This is how we do people counting. OK, just anybody else have any experience with the people counting and want to comment on that one as well? Hey, this is the owner and so out of our experience, people counting is one of those cases where you have to have a very accurate sensor not to have any ghosts in the building, so it's kind of difficult to do. People counting the lower band sensors an this is probably one of the few cases where we are not using Laura because there are those stereoscopic video cameras from well known players like service for example that just provide that 99.5% accuracy that you need. In the building. OK, now I'll add my comment from personal experience. Yes, I think part of it is dictated by the level of accuracy you need. I know there are a number of solutions on the market that use very low resolution cameras combined with edge processing in the camera and to identify a human form and then just send the number back over the lower wind network and don't actually send any pictures or video or anything like that. So there there there's another approach that that could be used there. So I'll move on Stephen. I believe these were generated by your presentation. In the case of Sweden, have you implemented electricity certification through the Lorwyn app? I'm not sure I understand that question, but maybe you do. And also I can't one. Go ahead. Yeah, so I can start with the first one. Yes, so well certified buildings with the over Laura van with the same beat rings. It was both electricity, hot and cold water district heating in district cooling so all the different utilities are easily to connect and they are some different meters. Copal has some but we also using other vendors meters as well. So this is a very. It's not straightforward use case. I would say for powerful aura and the with especially now when a lot of real estate companies are rebuilding and shops are getting smaller or larger and it is remodeling everywhere. The flexibility to have this over a lower system instead of the traditional wired system. It is so much appreciated by our real estate customers. OK, awesome. Uhm? Going to move ahead to in different kind of question here, I think, so there's a question here about very good one about the capacity of a lorwyn gateway, and what parameters should be considered when setting up a gateway for the building automation. I'll go ahead and take that initially and then asks if anybody has anything to add. So when considering. What sort of coverage you would get from a lower wind gateway? You know there's there's lots of factors to take into account. The size of the building obviously, and not only the number of sensors that the frequency of communication of those sensors are going to dictate the capacity to gateway, so generally the the coverage will be better kind of side to side on the floor of the building then it will be up and down. My rule of thumb, I usually give people is you. Can kind of plan for coverage on the floor that the gateway is on and then two floors above and two floors below. So kind of every fifth floor. That's obviously dependent on the building type of construction and size, but that's kind of a rule of thumb and then the capacity you know can be anywhere from several 100 sensors to several thousand sensors, depending on how frequently those sensors are communicating. If you have a bunch of sensors communicating quite frequently at the same time, then the capacity to be less than less. Then if you have, you know, even thousands of sensors that only communicate once a day on random intervals, so you know the capacity is quite large. Would anybody have anything they want to add to that? Yeah, we have about the same experience. One more addition can be for example to avoid really large messages that there are we have seen in some cases where, for example, full embus messages when they are sent over the lower system, you get a lot higher throughput if you do some filtering before sending over this old messages since they can be fairly large. But still we are using a yes sensors. A couple of sensors per 100 square meters in buildings and we don't have any capacity issues at all. OK great great. Uhm, another question has come in about basically about how to find a list of manufacturers that are, you know, relevant for smart building applications that. Are supporting Lorawan and my suggestion would be to go to the Lore Alliance website and look at the certified products there. There's several hundreds available and you can. You can see those that have gone through the regular rigorous Lorelei and certification process and testing another source is you can go to the Semtech developer portal and they have a, uh, a fuller list I guess. Of sensors, not all of them are completely certified, so you don't have quite the same level of assurance on the quality or performance of those sensors. But there is a broader list available there and you can usually search by application on that website. And so I think we'll have time for one more question here. And it's a question about. Ascentia Lee. What is everyones experience and terms of talking to building managers? And and you know, explaining to them the benefits of using Lorawan. You know what are their their preoccupations or difficulties when you talk to them not using Morrowind for connectivity? You know, particularly around energy efficiency applications. If anyone would like to comment on that one. I could start with that. I think it's still difficult for many building managers to understand the ROI of any smart building solution, so I'm usually the question is not. Preoccupation is not energy efficiency, at least not out of perspective that I have, but mainly efficiency at stops. So the whole occupancy cases, one of those cases that they prefer that they like and you pay, especially now during corona you you spend a lot of money on office space that you don't know how it is used. And this red carpet case with using Lorawan as a retrofit possibility also maybe to measure something temporarily is one of the benefits that I often hear from building managers energy efficiency. They usually already get out of the building automation systems, so you know if they have a seaman system, for example in place that might already have the KP eyes for energy efficiency, so that's something that is very classical out of the out of the building automation system, at least from my perspective. OK, thanks, anybody else have anything they want to add? At my view, or what we are doing, that is typically that we are not so much discussing the different communication protocols, but rather what they want to achieve that they want to achieve. Green Building certification of the building that they wanted to reduce the carbon dioxide or the energy consumption or increasing the value of the building and then then what technology to use. That is more up to us as a vendor. And of course, that we see how superior Laura are compared to other technologies. And then of course there is an added benefit that when you have the infrastructure in place for the kind of the basis of building, then it's very easy to add on additional use cases to the building as well. For example, the the property manager are seeing that some fire doors that should be closed or open door. Whatever kind of additional use cases are so easy to implement when you have wireless infrastructure in place. But typically it is very straightforward sales. Yes, by the yeah the basic savings off the services. Yeah, I suppose it's dependent upon the type of person or company that the building management company is. You know how detailed they want to get into explanations of how you're going about your business, or if they just, you know, take it. Take it that it's your responsibility to figure out how to get the data there, and you'll use whatever network connectivity is required to do that. Uhm, so I apologize that we're out of time. We are not going to be able to get to anymore questions. We will do our best to follow up directly with those that weren't answered via email and I thank you again for joining the webinar and encourage you to check out the other webinars that are available as part of the destination Lorawan series. Thanks again. _1638792035698

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Joint LoRa Alliance Members; Actility, Akenza, Semtech,  and Talkpool in this webinar,  as we  discuss how LoRaWAN drives the Smart Building revolution. Hear several examples of use cases from air quality monitoring to dynamic cleaning. We will demonstrate how information gathered by LoRaWAN sensors on the performance and use of a building creates ROI in the form of process, staffing and building improvements that enable cost savings and create a sustainable work environment.