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QNAP NAS helps Artisantech deploy IoT applications for its client to optimize en

Artisantech was commissioned by the New Taipei City Department of Education to upgrade the energy monitoring and management system in its education center, and to introduce a new server.



The original energy monitoring and management system at the education center runs on a PC-based server. The machine has been worn out from prolonged usage, and is difficult to maintain. As such, breakdowns are common, resulting in frequent disruptions.



There is also the pressing issue of insufficient storage space. As the energy monitoring and management system generates a large amount of data, the education center needs a sufficiently large space to store this data for downstream analysis. Existing storage devices are no longer serviceable and must be replaced. The education center also planned to set up an integrated management platform that facilitates real-time monitoring of various types of energy equipment (such as water meters, electricity meters, and solar panels). This allows them to quickly obtain status updates of various types of energies, allowing them to make use of data and analysis results in their educational guided tours and presentations, to educate the public on the proper usage of energies and impacts of sustainable development on the environment.

Having understood the client’s needs, Artisantech began to plan and improve on the solution. Their strategy was to deploy a central server in the client’s energy monitoring and management system for centralized management of energy devices, and for proper storage of data from various energy sources.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • QNAP Systems
    Established 2004 in Taiwan, QNAP has successfully developed and launched powerful and reliable NAS and NVR product lines into worldwide channels. They provide their customers with high performance, reliable backup and secure solutions with their continuous innovations in design, features and technology. Today, QNAP has gained worldwide recognition from their customers and from media.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Construction & Buildings
    Energy
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CUSTOMER
  • Artisantech was established in 2004 and focuses on integrating different systems. The company has long been investing in control devices embedded with ARM-based microcomputers, as well as short-range wireless communication software and hardware. It provides solutions (for industrial control, environmental control, smart homes, and more) using analog circuit design and development of single-chip and embedded platform applications, thereby helping clients develop their own embedded control devices, including IoT, M2M, and Wireless Sensing Network (WSN) products and solutions.

  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Artisantech used a QNAP TVS-471 as a new server in its client’s energy monitoring and management system. It features QNAP’s proprietary IoT private cloud development kit - QIoT Suite Lite - for building IoT apps, as well as monitoring and managing various energy devices. The TVS-471 is powered by an Intel® Haswell processor, and supports SATA 6Gb/s drives and 10GbE networks. This enables the smooth operation of resource-demanding tasks and applications, thereby making it a powerful, highly-reliable, and scalable NAS solution.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Air Quality (PMI), CO2 consumption, Solar Power, Water Meter Readings
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • USE CASES
  • Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
    Indoor air quality monitoring (IAQ) is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national or local legislation, evaluate pollution control options, and provide data for air quality modeling. It is particularly important in chemical plants, mines, and other facilities with potentially harmful concentrations of pollutants. The central objective is to ensure that the location is safe for individuals. As the burden of air quality regulation shifts from publicly-funded monitoring to industry-funded monitoring, businesses have begun to invest more heavily in their own air quality monitoring equipment and processes. An indoor air quality monitor will report on the levels of common pollutants and other air conditions inside the home or office in real-time. The culprit could be anything from excessive dust to high humidity to emissions from household cleaners or building materials. Some indoor air-quality monitors will also track outdoor air quality to provide context for the indoor readings. The measurements are then displayed on a screen on the device itself as well as in a companion app on the mobile device. Most IAQ monitors will alert users to unsafe levels via an indicator light and/or push notifications to the smartphone or tablet.
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