INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & USED CASES
REMOTE IMAGE CONTROL SOLUTION FOR FLEETS
Remote image control significantly increases the security of fleets with a purpose to bring all the valuables to the set destination. However, the solution requires a certain level of automation because the cameras and DVR need to start working before the vehicle leaves the parking area. So, the connectivity device should first be able to integrate the hardware and offer enough firmware flexibility to set up automation rules. Besides, having a stable, reliable connection is crucial for real-time remote monitoring in such circumstances.
In this solution, multiple cameras are placed outside and inside the vehicle. Using a wired connection, they connect to a DVR (Digital Video Recorder), which in turn connects to a RUT240 cellular router, providing connectivity for all these devices. An industrial 4G router offers stable and reliable internet access in a moving vehicle with automatic failover, ensuring network continuity even if the primary connection is lost. Another essential feature available in RUT240 for this solution was the scheduling feature that automatically activates the DVR power supply using a digital output. It enables turning on the cameras before the staff arrives at the area and ensures the camera system is active without any human interaction.
The HQ connects to the router using a secure VPN connection. The RutOS offers a variety of VPN services to choose from to fit the requirements of different solutions. An encrypted connection protects the data from viewing or altering by third parties for malicious purposes, so the live camera footage and the recordings can safely reach the remote monitoring center and servers.
REAL-TIME PASSENGER COUNTING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The problem with collecting large quantities of data is that often it becomes outdated before it is applied in decision-making processes, hence the results are not as good as they could be. To stay competitive in the market, real-time data collection for immediate action is becoming a must.
The most important factor in optimizing transport frequency is the number of passengers. Having real-time data as opposed to data from a short window is superior as it allows knowing what is exactly happening at a given time and make adjustments immediately, like adding an additional bus to the schedule to avoid overcrowding, hence improving customer experience. But how does this happen in real life?
The Cumulus IoT Monitoring Platform uses of Teltonika RUT240 router for the network. Passenger Counting Sensors are connected over the Ethernet interface and use Cumulus IoT Monitoring Platform for real-time data collection. Cumulus is compatible with the most well-known passenger counting sensors.
Cumulus IoT Monitoring Platform integrated with AFCS Platform transmits passenger counting information to PowerNav Could Server Software over Wi-Fi or 4G for network continuity. Transmitted data includes accurate GPS tracking information, geofencing data, driving mileage, driving and stop time, and passenger flow data.