The future of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, is a complex ecosystem that has to be considered from an end-to-end perspective in order to launch new and successful products into the market. Our IoT Future Lab is one of the most up-to-date connectivity infrastructures in Europe and we provide our customers with access to it - as a competent IoT ecosystem partner.
We develop custom prototypes and implement IoT concepts with our partners and customers at the IoT Future Lab. Modules and devices are also tested under realistic conditions with the entire spectrum of technologies that we have available in the Vodafone network.
This is where we design the future of IoT.
Smart farming: A Connected Pigsty
Animal behaviour analyses can help improve animal wellbeing. Intelligent networks with sensor analytics and camera technology that systematically evaluate data in real time can help to safeguard and improve the welfare of pig farm livestock.
NB-IoT Gateway Wireless M-Bus
Wireless M-Bus is a protocol for reading battery operated meters, such as water, gas and heat meters, while driving past them in a car. It's a standardised, very universal interface suitable for short distance data transfer. The NB-IoT/LTE-M gateway was developed to enable connectivity between wM-Bus devices and the Internet of Things, and it links the two technologies. As a result, there will be no need to read meters manually in the future.
Industry 4.0 Smart Level Case
Many German enterprises have considerable silo storage capacity for solid and liquid production materials. These silos are often only checked and monitored with rudimentary methods. They aren't connected to the power grid either, so it isn't possible to read their fill level remotely. In cases like this, Vodafone can provide connectivity with Narrowband IoT and our IoT solutions.
NB-IoT: Availability Network Analysis Device
Our network analysis device can test the availability of the NB-IoT network everywhere. It transmits the RSRP, RSRQ and cell ID values at regular intervals, and displays them on a dashboard. This allows the verification of network coverage and quality prior to the investment launch.
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The 5G Mobility Lab
We design and test future mobility concepts at the 5G Mobility Lab. The latest mobile communications technology and a varied test track for mobile applications provide the perfect field testing environment.