An API allows an IT system to integrate with another, i.e. exchange data between two different systems. As a response to the costly and inflexible APIs, which in some cases are reminiscent of monopolies, the European and sustainable initiative FIWARE began.
FIWARE is a public available, open source and free collection of APIs that will make it easier for the new wave of entrepreneurs to enter the market and grow. It is entrepreneurs, where IT play a key role in their business and where the need for integration to other systems are necessary. With FIWARE, they can save a lot of money on their integrations.
Applicate IT is currently using FIWARE in several projects.
BosoLog and Managing Director Jesper Ravn Jacobsen is not just neighbours to Applicate IT in the Fresh Water Center in Silkeborg. Applicate IT has in fact, entered into a strategic cooperation with BosoLog, and Applicate IT is actively contributing with coaching and development of an advanced platform the management of sensor collected data.
The portal plays a central role in BosoLog’s business, as this is where customers are presented with data collected by sensors, which follows their assets around the world. As it is concerning assets often worth several millions DKK, it is important that BosoLog’s clientele keep up with the kind of stress assets are exposed to. The sensors are among other things measuring temperature, humidity, vibrations and GPS / GMS positions, and data is analysed directly on the portal.
Applicate IT participated in the Appy Days competition, about becoming the Danish campion of App development. Simply put, the competition was about developing the best App in just a day and a half.
On Monday, the first day of the competition, we met expectant up at the premises of Silkeborg Business College. We were here, received during the early morning by a good mood and combat-ready companies. After a short introduction by the excellent facilitator Lasse Chor, we got a short pitch by each case team.
The teams were matched, and then we were off to begin.
Most of Monday afternoon was spent discussing the solution thoroughly with Sam System. In order to the solution our clients wanted, we had to get under the skin of their business. Because of that we started inquiring about Sam Systems strategy, their market, competitive situation etc. etc. Afterwards we had a complete understanding of what kind of solution Sam Systems needed, and we could start production.
Internet of Products
Sam Systems produces embedded software for controlling tank trucks, including lights, rolling up the hoses, regulating the pressure in the hoses and handling of chambers in the tank. The system is controlled form a touchscreen permanently mounted on the side of the truck, but the driver is often not within range of the screen. This gives downtime, which is a big disadvantage, as it can cost up to DKK 10,000 an hour to have a tanker stationary. The solution was therefore to equip driers with an App to operate the truck instead.
Beacons are part of the solution
Applicate IT came up with a solution that created value all the way throughout their value-chain, by amongst other things introducing Beacons and handling offline challenges. Sam System can with our solution, take their first steps from production-company into becoming a service company.