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Solutions

Vehicle Tracking

For a company that runs a fleet of business vehicles - a GPS/GSM based tracking system can make things simpler by making the location, vehicle condition and other parameters readily available on real time basis. It improves the efficiencies of the business, saves money and is also ensures safety and security of the vehicle, its occupants and the driver.

Plintron provides Car tracking devices, connectivity and Platform to devices that work on GPS and cellular network (if GPS coverage is poor.) The actual setup is simple. For additional parameters on vehicle performance, and to perform diagnostics – many devices also support OBD2.

A business vehicle tracking system can provide you with a whole wealth of information, making fleet management a much easier process than it otherwise might be. As well as offering security and up to the minute accuracy, your business can really benefit from vehicle tracking solutions that improve operations and customer services.

The user can access a plethora of data points – including Location, fuel level, temperature, engine status, speed, braking etc. This data is displayed for each vehicle on an interactive dashboard.

In India, many states have made Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) with option of panic button mandatory. Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS 140) is a set of standards published by ARAI (Automotive) for vehicle tracking system, camera surveillance system, and emergency request button. The government has directed every state’s public transport department to make sure that all passenger carrying buses conform to the AIS 140 guidelines by 1st April 2018. The Road Transport Ministry has made it compulsory that all taxis, buses and public transport vehicles, barring three-wheelers and e-rickshaws, will have to install location tracking device or GPS and an alert button from April 1st 2018.

Use Cases

  • Fleet Management
  • Fuel consumption efficiency
  • Driver monitoring
  • Passenger Safety
  • Vehicle Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Accident prevention

Personal Tracking

Plintron provides an integrated solution for Personal Tracking. This has various applications like Child Safety, Personal Fitness, Elder Care, Asset tracking, wearables, Pet tracking etc. The devices are small, easily concealable, and yet possess long battery life, with ability to send location and other information continuously.

Our solution can aggregate and display various parameters including location – but also heart rate, activity, steps taken etc, depending on the features of the device used. There is no requirement to purchase device, SIM and tariff plan separately – Devices purchased through us, already come bundled with SIM and tariff, and can be used straight ‘out of the box.’

A variety of devices are available, with various features. Please check our Devices page for more details. All devices are capable of monitoring movement in real time.

All devices are available with a wide range of flexible pricing options, and a custom tailored solution according to your requirement.

Use Cases

  • Fitness Tracking
  • Parameters Monitoring
  • Personal SOS device
  • Child Safety
  • Pet tracking
  • Eldercare and tracking
  • Asset tracking

Smart Metering

Smart meters enable two way communication between meter (which may be a electricity consumption meter, or for measuring consumption of water, oil, gas or anything else) and its monitoring central system. Smart meters gather data for remote reporting.

While a traditional meter only measure total consumption, and has to be read manually on a periodic basis – Smart meters can pinpoint the exact time of consumption. This leads to opportunities to improve consumption efficiency. Further there is significant savings in reading the meter remotely, instead of manually reading the meters at the site of deployment.

Plintron offers its tailored services as per your exact requirements. We offer smart metering devices, bundled with an outdoor grade SIM card, and tariff plans, designed specifically for metering applications.

India is projected to invest $44.9bn in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other smart grid market segments over the next decade. This is in line with the governments focus on initiatives like Smart grid mission, Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Smart City mission.

Use Cases

  • Electricity, Water and Gas Consumption Management
  • Gas leakage sensing and alert
  • Lighting management
  • Remote reading and billing

Industrial IoT

Industrial IOT refers to the use of Internet of things technologies in manufacturing, especially in factories, warehouses and storage environments. The Industrial IOT harnesses AI, Machine Learning, Sensor data to create a highly efficient operating environment for machines and operators, which is safe, clean and cost efficient.

The Global Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Market is projected to grow rapidly and is projected to reach $933 bn by 2025, as per a report by Grand View Research.

The main applications of Industrial IoT are in predictive maintenance of machines, output management, energy efficiency in manufacturing, safety and environment protection, and reducing wastage.

Plintron’s IoT solutions include use of custom Industrial IoT solutions, its IoT platform, and a library of Industrial IoT devices.

Sensors fitted to machines are used to continuously monitor the performance of machines, used in productions. Parameters like temperature, fluid pressures and other data related to operational condition of the machine is continuously tracked and monitored. Any anomaly- which is indicative of machine failure or impending machine failure is reported for proactive action. In case of emergencies, the system can even automatically communicate with other machines in the production line, to ensure safety and minimal disruption to production. Similarly sensors are also used to track both the consumption of input materials as well as the production of the output in the factory. This dramatically reduces wastage and improves the overall efficiency of the factory.

Other applications in the Industrial space include tracking of energy consumption inside factories – including for heating, cooling, and transportation and lighting applications. IoT applications also include managing the environmental impact of the manufacturing process, and ensuring the safety of the workers in the factory.

Use Cases

  • Predictive Maintenance of Machinery
  • Output management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Safety and environment protection

Healthcare

Over the next 5 years, Healthcare is projected to be the single largest vertical in which IoT will impact the quality of life of its end users. It will evolve to comprise a wirelessly communicating system of apps and devices that connects patients and health providers to diagnose, monitor, track, and store vital statistics and medical information.

A large number of devices are now available, which permit remote diagnosis of ailments, patient monitoring, hospital management, and preventive healthcare. An entire ecosystem- comprising these devices, along with network connectivity, end-use applications and IoT platform is now available. The latest applications include automated delivery of medication, and automated interpretation of patient reports and tests.

The Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Market size was evaluated worth $60 billion in 2014, and is estimated to reach $136 billion by 2021. (Allied Market Research)

Doctors use real time location services to track the location and status of their patients. A number of patient monitoring devices are now ‘connected’ and stream back to the doctor and the hospital management system – real time data on the patient. These devices include wheelchairs, weighing scales, defibrillators, nebulizers, pumps and other monitoring equipments.

These applications improve the patient’s experience in the hospital and leads to better treatment outcomes. At the same time, the costs of the hospital are also controlled.

Use Cases

  • Patient Location and tracking
  • Patient Monitoring and alerts.
  • Compliance to Hospital Health and Safety norms (for e.g. Air quality and temperature)
  • Cost control
  • Improved patient comfort and experience

Agriculture, Livestock

Increasing commercialization of agriculture and livestock management has led to increasing pressures to improve the agricultural output of land, as well as the output from livestock.

In agriculture – IoT applications include custom deployments for water management for irrigation, temperature and weather monitoring, seed/fertilizer/pesticide management, monitoring of automated agricultural machinery like harvesters and tractors.

The Global smart agriculture IoT market is expected to be worth more than $15 Bn by the end of 2025 as per research from Zion Market research.

Plintron’s IoT end use applications for the agriculture and the connected livestock markets, leverage the potential of the latest trends in Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and Data Analytics to improve Agro-supply chain parameters

The largest application of IoT in farming is in ‘precision farming’ – Here the environment of the farm, including the ambient temperature (in greenhouses, for example), the water used for irrigation, the seed quality, light, soil parameters like acidity, and humidity etc. These parameters are tracked and reported continuously, and it is ensured that optimal conditions are maintained to ensure high yield of crops. Various technologies and devices like sensors, control systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles, automated hardware, and variable rate technology are used.

Similarly in livestock management – Location tracking devices are used extensively to track the location of cattle and other animals. Other use cases include the use of sensors to monitor temperature, heart rates and other vitals of the livestock –to ensure their health and also to ensure that processes like milking, insemination and feeding are carried out optimally.

Use Cases

  • Precision Farming – including ‘Smart Greenhouses’
  • Water management
  • Agricultural Drones
  • Livestock Location tracking
  • Livestock monitoring
  • Farm and Animal insurance.
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