M2M & IoT

MERA has been driving device management projects and working on embedded and connectivity solutions since 1997, even before the term ‘M2M’ came into use. To date, we have acquired deep domain knowledge, understanding of specifics and bottlenecks and high maturity in providing professional services in M2M & IoT.

We provide our clients with software development services in a number of diverse activities some of which are listed below:

  • integrating new devices in the existing M2M ecosystem;
  • enhancing data analytics & reporting capabilities;
  • designing exhaustive device management mechanisms;
  • optimizing system scalability and performance;
  • designing M2M apps marketplace, SDK and samples;
  • improving system deployment and maintenance mechanisms.

We implement the entire software development lifecycle for various M2M platforms built around the most up-to-date technologies, protocols, and standards.

M2M by Projects

M2M Devices Connectivity Troubleshooting Tool

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M2M Service Providers offer different kinds of M2M services. Once an M2M device stops transmitting metering data, the helpdesk service has to quickly identify a reason and to find a solution. The goal is to understand where the problem comes from: 3G channel, IP infrastructure, or the device itself

  • The first step is to analyze the device wireless connectivity status – whether the device is really connected to the network
  • Use MVNO remote API to retrieve information about M2M device (SIM) status
  • Use data from MVNO (SIM state, last packet data session, etc.) to perform initial analysis of device connection status
  • Collect and structure information, then pass it to a helpdesk support for ticket creation

Data Centers Environmental Control

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Knowledge of specialized platforms

  • Full-featured management application for meshed networks of wireless sensors and controlling devices

    Automated environmental control

  • Real-time monitoring of data centers environment (temperature, humidity, water leaks, energy usage
  • Gradient environmental maps, 3D room plan
  • Rich user interface

  • Dashboards, charts & tables
  • Gradient environmental maps, 3D room plan
  • Native mobile clients
  • Extensive sensor network management

  • Network configuration
  • Status & faults monitoring, root case analysis
  • Metrics and KPIs gathering
  • Automated sensors firmware update
  • Industrial protocols support

  • LonTalk, BACnet, Modbus, IPMI

Smart Metering Solution

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End-to end Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution over lost mesh networks

6LoWPAN over 802.15.4 networking with full support of IPv6 and 2 types of clients

  • Dumb sensors/meters, powered from power supply
  • Gateway terminals with GPRS access to Internet, IPv6 tunneling in IPv4 for old networks

Major device management features

  • Terminal registration, monitoring and restart
  • Firmware Updates, Time Distribution, SLAs, KPIs, Mass-management
  • Cryptographic agility, PKI support, Terminal Secure Boot

Major smart metering services

  • Meter readings & events
  • Digital IO (Electro-Mechanical Relay, Solid-State Relay)
  • Circuit breaker & Last gasp
  • Support of M-Bus and DLMS/COSEM
  • Smart, proxy and direct dumb-pipe modes

Intelligent Energy Management

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Innovative energy monitoring and management system that enables control of energy usage in commercial and retail business and helps organizations to maximize and maintain their energy savings

Key features

  • Advanced analytics
    • Exception based alarm handling
    • Data analytics
    • Energy usage reporting
  • Asset management
    • Device management (installation, configuration, devices registry, logbooks
    • Energy usage reporting
  • Energy saving projects creation and tracking, ROI calculation
  • Built-in issue management system
    • Reporting & tracking of different types of issues

Key benefits

  • Assistance in detecting and analyzing energy waste
  • Guidance in definition of corrective actions aimed to reduce energy losses
  • Remote access to energy data across multiple locations

Digital Tachograph Solution

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  • VxWorks based, NXP LPC chipset (ARM), custom hardware solution
  • Legal requirement for heavy duty trucks, provides for driver activity/work hours monitoring
  • Connects to speed sensor and J1939 vehicle diagnostic network to perform precise speed and distance monitoring
  • Authentication using smart card (driver, company, workshop, control cards)
  • Internal flash and smart card events storage
  • Printer for control activities report (daily/weekly work hours, over speeding events, etc.)
  • Optionally provides GPS/Glonass capability for vehicle location monitoring
  • Optional reporting of vehicle parameters (fuel level, G-Sensor, etc.)

GPS/Glonass Vehicle Tracking Device

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  • FreeRTOS based, NXP LPC chipset (ARM) , custom hardware solution
  • Development of bootloader and drivers from scratch
    • GSM/3G/GPRS modem drivers
    • GPS and GLONASS module drivers
    • Fuel Meter, accelerometer and other external sensor device drivers connected via UART/CAN buses
  • Separately installed unit, legal requirement for public transportation vehicles and heavy duty trucks
  • Reports vehicle location and certain parameters to central monitoring server
  • Dual GPRS/CDMA modem solution for high reliable connectivity
  • Capable of reading and reporting data from sensors (Fuel sensor, Accelerometer, CAN bus devices)
  • Optionally allows for driver video surveillance
  • Provides emergency call capability

Home automation application

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Mobile App – controls smart electronics (Switch, Light Switch, Motion etc). Control could be done anywhere by means of cloud.

Components implemented

  • Cordova plugins – JS and Java layers connection
  • Helpers – set of helpers functions
  • Device list – add, delete, show devices in list etc.
  • Rulers – timers, events etc.
  • Remote – set of remote operations with cloud
  • Edit Device – handle device setting

Remote patients monitoring

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Real time monitoring of human vital functions

  • Oxygen saturation
  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory rate
  • Perfusion index

Cloud data storage and processing

  • Real-time monitoring, extensive analytics and reporting
  • Data aggregation by seconds, minutes, hours, sessions
  • Historical raw data (available through SDK)

Healthcare applications and user features

  • Sleeping quality
  • Sleep apnea detection
  • Fall detection
  • Smart alarms

Embedded social networking, sharing results with doctors or friends

Android mHealth application

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  • Android application connects over Bluetooth to a healthcare device, which monitors vital parameters.
  • The values are then sent to the back-end running in a cloud environment.
  • Client can see information via smartphone and a doctor can use WEB interface for the access to the data.

M2M Research: ETSI M2M Lab (Internal R&D)

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  • Light and voice detection Zigbee sensors network (based on Arduino devices)
  • Communication hub bridging Zigbee and ETSI M2M protocol
  • ETSI M2M gateway prototype (collocating gateway & application server)
  • The app subscribed for light/voice metering data and detecting ‘waste- of-lights’ periods
  • Extensible with other M2M communication protocols (e.g. COAP)
  • Secured network between the communication hub and the gateway (security certificates)

M2M Service Enablement Platform (1/2)

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Responsive HTML5 user interface

  • Desktop, tablet and mobile views
  • Customized styling & branding

Extensive user management

  • Different user roles & access rights
  • Automatic UI & application adjustment
  • Built-in user messaging & alerting system

Flexible & secure communication with M2M endpoints

  • Adapters concept (a new protocol -> just a new adapter)
  • MQTT is supported out of the box
  • Security mechanisms are activated on demand

Built-in system maintenance capabilities

  • System health and user activity monitoring
  • Network and API usage statistics
  • Live system backup and software upgrade
  • Live system update (add/remove nodes)

M2M Service Enablement Platform (2/2)

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M2M applications management

  • Applications hosting & execution environment
  • Automated applications installation & de-installation
  • Matching of applications to particular accounts and users

M2M applications out of the box

  • Bulk SMS sender (towards M2M SIM-capable devices)
  • Location tracking application

Advanced platform features

  • Global system search
  • Exhaustive logging mechanism

Integration with external systems

  • Interface to Telco SIM management platform
  • Open REST API for integration with 3rd party application

Highly reliable and scalable solution

  • Public and private cloud deployment
  • Cluster of N active nodes
  • TCP and HTTP load balancers

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