The Internet of Things plays a vital role in facility management, among others, including smart buildings.
Smart buildings comprise energy-saving equipment for the efficient functioning of all the components and systems of a building, including lighting; monitoring; safety and security; emergency systems; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; and car parking. The concept of smart buildings has gained pace due to the increasing adoption of IoT solutions and services, and the growing deployment of IoT sensors.
With the growing numbers of IoT network devices, the critical need for reliable IoT integration services, such as system design and architecture services, advisory services, and testing services, has emerged for the smooth integration, interconnectivity, and functioning of the connected devices. IoT-enabled smart buildings have enhanced features, such as personalisation of operations, device mobility inside buildings, comfort to occupants, enhanced productivity, and automation of indoor activities. IoT home automation systems utilise control systems and smart devices to automatically control and manage the basic home functions over the Internet, irrespective of the user location.
Smart Building Enablement
The smart building located in Hong Kong, launched in 2019, is an innovative base to build a tech community that enables better experiences, solves global challenges, and creates a better future. The building demonstrates the digital transformation of traditional systems to enable the smart feature on mobile apps to deliver brand-new user experiences in different user journeys.
The energy and utilities application area manage infrastructures that offer vital community services, such as water, electricity, and gas. IoT services and solutions enable energy and utility firms to gain real-time information and connection with the endpoint devices for capturing data for analysis, enhancing operational efficiency, reducing implementation and maintenance costs, and eliminating energy trading risk factors.
The energy and utilities application area are moving toward the emerging technologies, including IoT smart grids, to integrate networking and computational abilities, and automate and provide seamless energy distribution and transmission. IoT integration services play a vital role in the integration and management of the heterogeneous, complex components used in smart utility applications. They automate and enhance the productivity of the operations involved in the energy and utility arena.
Energy and utilities IoT applications are gaining greater traction as most of the enterprises in the application area are adopting smart energy management systems and smart grid sensors to monitor and provide real-time insights. This, in turn, helps to improve the performance and productivity of business processes. Integration services help to integrate and manage the smart grid sensors used in the smart utility arena. They ensure efficient transmission of electricity, improved security, reduced operations cost, reduced peak demand, and better integration of power generation systems. The energy and utilities application area experience large complications during the production phase.
Hong Kong’s First Zero Carbon Building
CIC-Zero Carbon Park (CIC-ZCP) is the first zero carbon building in Hong Kong developed by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in collaboration with the HKSAR Government. Established in June 2012, CIC-ZCP is an exhibition, education and information centre for low/zero carbon building design and technologies, smart city technologies, as well as low carbon living. As a pioneering and inspiring project, CIC-ZCP not only serves as a knowledge sharing platform for the industry practitioners, but also helps raise community’s awareness of low carbon living.
Hong Kong government Waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling operations system
This project is to design and build the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility (WEEE·PARK), which provides a collection service and operates the facility. The facility uses state-of-the-art technology to process refrigerators, TVs, computers, washing machines, and air conditioners into valuable secondary raw materials while controlling the management of the hazardous materials that are contained in this equipment.
Retail is moving up fast, both in operations and customer-facing circumstances, Retailers are working with the Internet of Things for several innovative and immersive approaches, ranging from virtual closets and self-checkouts to smart shelves (inventory accuracy) and connected vending machines.
IoT is instrumental in offering scalable, easy-to-deploy merchandise solutions that empower retailers to respond quickly to fast-evolving consumer needs. These IoT-powered retail services help reduce customer checkout time, facilitate easier payment procedures, provide comparative cost analysis, and offer a superior shopping experience. The growth of the IoT retail market is driven by the increasing number of connected devices. These devices are connected through components such as sensors, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, gateways, and beacons. Smart devices enable retailers to map shopping behaviours and preferences and drive targeted promotions. Furthermore, IoT enables retailers to offer smart applications, Point of Sale (POS), and smart vending machines for enhancing the customer shopping experience. IoT integration services in the smart retail application area help to integrate smart devices such as mPOS and smart vending machines with the retail management systems that support inventory processing automation. Additionally, they empower retailers with technological and associated advisory and system integration services, including intelligent payment solutions, analytics, smart vending machines, smart supply chain management, and smart shelves and smart doors.
Robotic Coffee Bar - Cafe X
With award-winning design, Cafe X’s Robotic Coffee Bar is the world’s most advanced system for serving artisanal coffee, tea, and more. Utilizing an industrial robotic arm with a quirky personality, Robotic Coffee Bar is capable of consistently producing up to three drinks in under one minute. With the mobile app for iOS and Android, guests can order ahead and pick up their drink within seconds of arriving.
Robotic Express Centre - RobEx Centre
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and RV Automation Technology Company Limited (RV Automation), a partner company of HKSTP, today announced the opening the RobEx Centre, Hong Kong’s first fully automated and unmanned warehouse service at Hong Kong Science Park.
Like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, ultra-wideband (UWB) is a short-range, wireless communication protocol that operates through radio waves. But unlike its counterparts, it operates at very high frequencies — a broad spectrum of GHz frequencies — and can be used to capture highly accurate spatial and directional data. Think of UWB as a continuously scanning radar that can precisely lock onto an object, discover its location and communicate with it.
With its fine precision, fast transmission and high reliability, UWB technology is poised to help companies locate people and objects moving in all sorts of environments and processes.
At QBS, we understand the unique challenges faced by airports in managing passenger flow, ensuring security, and optimizing operational efficiency. Our team of experts will conduct a comprehensive analysis and we will deliver a customized UWB solution tailored to our consumer specific needs. Seamless integration is a hallmark of our approach. We ensure that the UWB system seamlessly integrates with the airport’s existing infrastructure and systems, such as access control, surveillance, and passenger information systems. This creates a unified ecosystem that enables efficient data sharing and optimized resource utilization. By leveraging UWB technology, the airport can provide passengers with seamless navigation, efficient queuing, and personalized wayfinding assistance. This translates into reduced lead times, enhanced customer satisfaction, and a smoother travel experience overall.
For instance in 2019, Beijing New Airport has implemented UWB precise location system which is the first domestic large airport that uses indoor high accuracy positioning system. The process starts from the check in baggage and by using the UWB indoor positioning technology and satellite navigation technology to position baggage trailers indoor and outdoor with a high accuracy to ensure that the passenger bag is traceable. Overall, this system can provide an easier navigation service for travellers to ease their way through the vast airport.
Nevertheless, our UWB implementation goes beyond passenger experience. It optimizes airport operations by enabling real-time tracking of ground support equipment, efficient resource allocation, and streamlined baggage handling processes. This results in increased operational efficiency, reduced downtime, and improved overall productivity. Join hands with QBS and unlock the full potential of UWB technology in your airport. Let us help you optimize your operations, enhance security, and elevate the passenger experience. With QBS, the future of airport management is within your reach.
Production Line Management
Are you ready to take your manufacturing operations to the next level? Look no further! UWB technology will revolutionize your production line processes and optimize your overall efficiency.
With UWB, you gain real-time visibility and control over your production line like never before. Imagine accurate asset tracking, streamlined inventory management, and optimized resource allocation—all at your fingertips. UWB provides precise and real-time tracking capabilities, enabling you to monitor the location and movement of assets, equipment, and inventory within your production line with exceptional accuracy.
By harnessing the power of UWB, you can optimize your processes, eliminate bottlenecks, and maximize productivity. Real-time data on cycle times, equipment utilization, and workflow patterns empowers you to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions. This results in increased throughput, reduced lead times, and improved operational efficiency. Safety and workforce efficiency are paramount in any production line. UWB technology enables you to track employee movements and ensure compliance with safety protocols. With UWB, you can proactively identify potential risks, implement preventive measures, and optimize workflow to enhance safety and productivity simultaneously.
Quality control is another critical aspect of production line management. UWB technology can be seamlessly integrated into quality control systems to enable real-time tracking and traceability of products. By capturing comprehensive data throughout the production process, you can ensure adherence to quality standards, minimize defects, and enhance overall product quality. UWB technology also facilitates process automation, triggering actions based on precise location data. From automated material replenishment to guided workflows, UWB empowers you to automate certain aspects of your production line management. This reduces manual intervention, optimizes inventory management, and improves overall productivity.
It’s time to embrace the future of production line management. Leverage the power of UWB technology to transform your operations, enhance efficiency, and drive sustainable growth. Our team is ready to guide you through the implementation process, tailoring a UWB solution to your specific needs.
Staff Visitor Tracking
With UWB, you gain precise and real-time tracking capabilities for staff and visitors within your premises. Say goodbye to outdated manual check-ins and complex access control systems. UWB provides an accurate and reliable solution that enables you to effortlessly monitor the movement and location of individuals throughout your facility.
Tracking staff becomes a breeze with UWB technology. Easily identify their presence, track their movements, and monitor their activities in real-time. UWB allows you to optimize resource allocation, streamline workflows, and enhance overall operational efficiency. Whether it’s assigning tasks, managing shifts, or monitoring productivity, UWB provides valuable insights for efficient staff management.
Visitor tracking is equally important for maintaining a secure and controlled environment. UWB technology enables seamless tracking of visitors, ensuring their movements are accurately monitored and controlled. With UWB, you can implement customized access privileges, track visitor locations, and ensure compliance with security protocols. This enhances the safety of your facility and provides peace of mind for staff and visitors alike. UWB technology goes beyond basic tracking capabilities. It enables you to create virtual boundaries within your facility. Hence, you will be notified when staff or visitors enter or exit. This ensures strict compliance with safety regulations and improves overall security measures.
Join us on this journey of innovation and elevate your facility’s security to new heights. Leverage the power of UWB technology to efficiently track staff and visitors, streamline access control, and create a safe environment. Experience the benefits of real-time tracking, accurate location monitoring, and enhanced security measures.
Past Client: Ocean Park Immersive Experience Center
At QBS, we take pride in our successful implementation of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology in the Ocean Park Immersive Experience Center (Explorer R). Our cutting-edge solutions and strategic approach have allowed us to revolutionize the customer experience by introducing UWB technology to an immersive virtual game at Ocean Park.
Ocean Park, renowned worldwide for its exceptional amusement and marine mammal attractions, has always been committed to delivering unforgettable visitor experiences. With a constant drive for innovation and a dedication to providing immersive attractions, Ocean Park sought to leverage advanced technology from QBS to elevate their product offerings.
With our expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence, QBS delivered a robust system that has truly transformed the visitor experience at Ocean Park. By implementing UWB technology, we were able to prioritize safety, enhance the visitor experience, optimize resource allocations, and provide valuable insights for strategic decision-making. Our journey with Ocean Park involved meticulous planning, rigorous testing, and seamless execution. Through this collaborative effort, QBS successfully implemented the UWB amusement system within Ocean Park, showcasing the power of innovation and the remarkable results achieved through our strategic partnership.
Conversely, our equipment are able to operate at a specific frequency which are able to transit to the receiver of the system. By deploying this high-precision UWB positioning system and utilizing its various features and functionalities, the system creates a more interactive gaming approach, which is a game changer in the resort and theme park industries. To add on, our UWB is one of the most cost effective one, giving it a competitive advantage against other products in the market.
We are proud to share our success story, as it exemplifies the positive impact that can be achieved through the seamless integration of technology and entertainment. By choosing QBS as your trusted partner, you can unlock the potential of cutting-edge solutions and elevate your customers’ experiences to new heights. Join us in embracing the power of innovation and revolutionize your business like Ocean Park did with QBS.