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MTX at IOTHINGS 2019 in Milan

IOTHINGS, the leader IoT event in Italy, will take place in Milan on April 3-4 at MIND, Milano Innovation District, and the hot topics will be: Cybersecurity / GDPR and Data Monetization for IoT.

Matrix Electrónica will attend the event with our innovative MTX devices, which range from a series of powerful routers, to our practical gateways and versatile modems, which are ideal for infinite IoT applications such as smart metering, house automation, transportation, among others. Our intuitive IoT platform Cervello would complete the solution, providing the necessary tool to receive, store and analyze the data, both in the cloud or on premises.

The success of last year’s event with 2200 participants, 123 sponsoring companies, exhibitors and partners, and an international and heterogeneous audience that attended 17 conference sessions with more than 196 speakers, anticipates a yet better edition this year that will tap on the most “disruptive” technologies in order to promote the development of the IoT ecosystem.

Don’t hesitate to visit our stand at the IOTHINGS.

 

MTX-GTW II with NodeRed

In an effort to bring to our products more functionalities that can be helfpul to our customers, our MTX-GTW II industrial gateways now support NodeRed for the programming of IoT applications with an intuitive and easy drag-and-drop interface. NodeRed allows the control of devices through that node interface, offering a user-friendly management solution.

Among other things, this interface offers IT professionals, integrators and developers the capability to utilize the distributed intelligence options of the device to provide analytics on incoming data and create more actionable outgoing data quickly and easily, without needing to be an experienced programmer.

Applications can be simply created and deployed by the click of a button based upon NodeRed’s visual development tool. It provides an intuitive graphical programming functionality ideal for rapid prototyping, designed for IT professionals to optimize and scale the edge behavior of their IoT network.

The NodeRed visual development tool is perfect to use in an industrial IoT environment. The interface makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette. Flows are then immediately pushed by a click of a single button to deployed hardware.

If you have any questions regarding the possibilities of NodeRed on our MTX-GTW II devices, contact your sales representative or reach us through our contact page.

MTX at Smart City Expo in Barcelona

 

Like every year, Matrix Electrónica will present its product catalog in the most important technological event next November. Along with Cervelo IoT Platform, MTX modems, gateways and routers will play an important role at this fair, a clear bet for the future of connectivity and Internet of Things. Smart City Expo 2018 will take place in Barcelona from 13th to 15th of November.

The MTX-Router-Titan II-R is MTX’s new router with dual Ethernet and 4G/3G/2G connectivity. The MTX-LTE-C3-Audio modem is also a new addition to the MTX family, and it’s a special modem for industrial audio applications in need of high speed data transfer and low latency.

If you’re attending Smart City Expo, don’t hesitate passing by our stand 647 to say hello.

Smart Transportation: solutions to improve services and management

Recent demographic forecasts calculate the urban population will increase by 25 billion people during the next few decades. To face this human challenge, an effective communication and public transportation network is key for the good functioning of any Smart City.

The needs of Smart Transportation have a double aspect. On one side it is necessary to offer quality services to users to allow them decrease and optimize their waiting time. On the other side there is the management of the transportation network, which can benefit from new technologies to increase effectivity.

The MTX-Router-Helios II, specialized in IoT and M2M solutions, is the perfect product for transportation needs focused in the gathering and sending a big amount of data in real time, via wireless 4G-LTE connectivity. Installing a device in each stop and another one in each vehicle, they can communicate with each other in real time through a server or the central offices, from where data will be interpreted by a software like the Cervello Device Manager, an IoT solution in the cloud to manage and monitor devices.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

This way, people at the stop can have information about the remaining time for the next vehicle to arrive, delays, incidents in the line, and other info that will be updated in real time. Thanks to this, users will quickly get familiar with the transportation flow, allowing them to reduce their waiting time and to improve their overall experience. Also, both at the stop and inside the vehicle, users will have access to WiFi connection and to interactive information devices, entertainment, news, area maps, etc.

FLEET MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT

The router installed in each vehicle will gather and send data essential to improve the management of the trasportation fleet. As well as having WiFi connectivity, it will allow to send a GPS signal in real time to the central offices, which at the same time will send that signal to the stops to inform about the remaining time until the arrival of the next vehicle. Knowint the exact location and speed of each vehicle at any given moment will allow to know instantly about any failure, reducing the response and resolution time. The MTX-Router-Helios II will also allow to count the number of customers using each vehicle in real time, as well as to send all that data immediately to the central offices. This information will help the company to determine the user flow, peak times, the need to increase the service during busy hours, etc. Also, inside the vehicle, the driver will have access to a communication device that will connect him with the central offices and give him all the information regarding his shifts, tasks, and other useful info to allow him to perform his job more efficiently.

SECURITY

Security is another available option when you use a router for transportation solutions. Apart from having access to a panic button the driver will be able to activate in case of an emergency, there is a possibility to connect IP security cameras that will broadcast a video stream in real time to the central offices, guaranting this way the security of both drivers and users.

All this will directly result in a considerable improvement of the customer service and will be a priceless contribution to the advancement of the city of the future.

Contact us for more information about our products and possible IoT applications.

Products: MTX-Router-Helios II

Firmware: Cervello Device Manager