There are four major deliverables in this project: 1. Proof of concept prototype of “Smart Visiting Platform”; modular approach to accommodate future IoT technologies and facilitate rapid development of new applications - Specification and architecture - Server Software - Kiosk Software - Smart tag Software - Mobile client Software - Documentation of installation 2. Study report on interface to NB-IoT and LoRa infrastructures (device and server) 3. Customization of platform prototype for customer trial 4. Arrange, conduct, and support trial with customer to demonstrate the customized platform in a real environment
Hong Kong Government Electrical and Mechanical Services Department [Sponsor]
Smart City development involves populating IoT devices to collect sensor data on a large scale, and emerging long-haul IoT device possesses several advantages for the purpose. For particular applications, various kinds of long-haul IoT devices (e.g. NB-IoT, LoRa, SigFox, etc.) may need to be employed in order to establish a satisfactory city-wide coverage. Furthermore, these sensor data may indicate that some occurrences need attention, and therefore an efficient mechanism is needed to notify and dispatch response team to the incident locations.
This project proposes to standardize an IoT payload schema and develop an integrated IoT management platform for managing and operating hybrid long-haul IoT devices, and each of these devices may embed various kinds of IoT technologies offered by different operators, thereby addressing some issues of IoT coverage within the Hong Kong environment. A modular approach will be used in the platform design in order to accommodate future IoT technologies and facilitate rapid development of new applications. The platform also features location-based services, allowing detection of occurrences and efficiently dispatching response team to incident locations.
Hong Kong Government Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), the industry partner of this project, will showcase some of the project deliverables through a smart visiting application; to smoothly arrange and manage a wide variety of visitors to the department's headquarter building, and realize a paperless visitor management process. These objectives in enhancing society operational efficiency and facilitating a green environment align well with Hong Kong Government Smart City initiatives.
Lastly, this project will employ an open source dissemination model in order to foster industry-wide innovations and create businesses for further applied research and development in Smart City applications.