Taoglas and LvLogics announced today that they have been selected as a winner of the 2020 Fierce Innovation Awards – Telecom Edition, a peer reviewed awards program from Fierce Wireless and Fierce Telecom. The competition highlights the advances in service and equipment developments unveiled during the past 12 months. Taoglas and LvLogics were announced as the winner in the IoT category.
The awards were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies and analysts including T-Mobile, Telia Carrier AB, Recon Analytics, iGR, Mobile Ecosystem, Mobile Experts, Inc., Senza Fili, and Futuriom. All of the submissions were evaluated based on ease of use/ROI, effectiveness, technical innovation, competitive advantage, and financial impact.
Winners were announced in the 2020 Innovation Report published by Fierce Wireless on Thursday, 10th December.
Taoglas and LvLogics were selected as a winner for their industry-first, low power, self-cleaning silo level monitoring solution. It is designed for agriculture integrators, animal feed distributors as well as wood pellet and biomass users.
“Taoglas and LvLogics are thrilled to receive this prestigious award, which showcases the most innovative and revolutionary technologies and services in the industry. It’s truly an honour to be recognised as a winner amongst such fierce competition,” said Adrian Burns, President of IoT Solutions at Taoglas. “This award highlights Taoglas’ commitment to creating truly disruptive products and bolsters our position as leaders in next generation IoT solutions.”
“LvLogics is a small Irish company. It’s an honour to be recognized by leaders in the telecommunications industry and to have won alongside such large, global IoT players in the US-based, 2020 Fierce Innovation Awards,” said Barry Finnegan, CEO and Co-Founder, LvLogics. “Traditional methods of monitoring feed usually cost 6-8 times more than the LvLogics solution and are difficult to install. Our silo-monitoring solution enables real-time, flexible, low-maintenance measurement capabilities for users, with a very fast ROI and this is causing ripples throughout the industry. The requirement for this technology is global and the LvLogics solution is designed to be globally adaptable.”
Taoglas partnered with LvLogics to provide the real time connectivity and technologies to realize the solution. Based on the Taoglas EDGE IoT hardware and software platform, LvLogics and Taoglas worked together to develop a custom solution that automatically monitors and manages silo levels. Each silo monitoring customer has secure access to a unique platform that presents the data in a user-friendly format. Using the Taoglas EDGE IoT hardware enables a fast, cost-effective and easy to use wireless platform for IoT. Combined with Taoglas EDGE Insights™, this provides a scalable end-to-end solution for easy control, maintenance and secure management of many different connected devices, systems, instruments and appliances.
The innovative solution provided by LvLogics utilizes a world-first smart sensor in the silo which continuously measures the amount of stock remaining in the bin. Users can view the measurement from any device or receive an email alert when the level reaches a set threshold. Additionally, sensors typically become blocked with dust, rendering them unusable. This dilemma has prevented silos from successfully using IoT for real time level monitoring in the past. To address this, LvLogics developed a self-cleaning mechanism with no moving parts. Combined with the Taoglas EDGE IoT platform, this allows for years of maintenance-free service and provides real-time automation and insights.
The traditional way of measuring volumes in silos was using load cells, radar, guided radar or capacitive measurement, which are expensive methods (€2.5k – €12K per silo). LvLogics and Taoglas worked together to develop and deploy the connected low cost sensor making a unique ‘market first’ offering.
See here for a demonstration of the monitoring platform or visit https://lvlogics.com/ for details on the self-cleaning smart sensor. For more information regarding the Taoglas® EDGE IoT hardware and software platform, visit https://www.taoglas.com/iot-solutions/. To read the case study, visit https://www.taoglas.com/silo-monitoring-with-smart-sensor-iot-solution/.
Taoglas is a leading enabler of digital transformation using IoT from initial strategy definition to design, build, deployment and managed services. Our solutions combine high-performance antenna and RF design with advanced positioning, imaging, audio and artificial intelligence technologies for organizations solving critical problems using IoT. A nimble and efficient approach which mobilizes quickly makes Taoglas a trusted advisor helping customers regardless of where they are on their IoT journey. With world-class design, consultancy and engineering expertise, along with support and test centers globally, Taoglas delivers complex IoT solutions to market quickly and cost effectively. Taoglas has proven expertise globally across the transportation, connected healthcare, smart cities and smart building industries.
LvLogics provides affordable solids monitoring solutions to the global market, by using the innovative, world first, sensor cleaning technology it has developed. It is focused on providing reliable remote levels, humidity and temperature data, at a cost- effective price point for all sorts of solids monitoring, including monitoring animal feed, biomass/pellets, bottle banks and pallets. LvLogics enables customers to solve problems that may have previously been out of reach due to cost or complexity. These solutions are deployed in many countries with global partners who provide support and customer care.
An experienced team has worked in this area for over 20 years and bring industry knowledge and pragmatism to any monitoring challenge.