Our DevOps factory is located in Ghent. Utilizing our factory concept, we want to standardize our projects at that location resulting in economies of scale. Yet for us, that concept was missing something, namely a demo room. Because of the "things" aspect of IoT, it is possible to demonstrate something tangible. We are now in a position to clarify the possibilities of IoT and manifest them as experience, so the immense IoT world becomes more concrete. There are already various connected appliances on our IoT platform. We show real-time data and analyze it on site. In addition, it is also possible to meet the architects behind various IoT solutions, who will offer advice on everything possible with IoT.
At present, we have set up 10 use cases. Each case deals with part of a smart city, a city with a smart mobility plan, connected companies, smart energy management, and more. It can be compared to a Mini Europe, and we have made a small presentation of what a big smart city could look like. You can discover the following application areas in our lab:
- Smart agriculture
- Water and waterwaste management
- Environmental monitoring
- Connected cars
- Smart metering
- Mobile phone enables IoT
- Preventive maintenance
- Critical infrastructures
- Logistics and mobile asset monitoring/management
- Enterprise application integrated IoT system
A dynamic setup
The current setup is a good start, but it is not the final interpretation of the lab concept. In time, we want to evolve to a dynamic lab where we exhibit our reference projects, which we can adapt to customers' wishes and needs, and where we can even build prototypes. In this way we can respond to the questions that linger around IoT. Have something in mind yourself but would you like to see with your own eyes how it works? We'll put something together so that you have a good idea of the possible IoT applications straight away.
Do you want to meet the Internet of Things in person?
Come and take a look at our IoT lab in Ghent!
Learn more about the Internet of Things here or contact our specialists for a no-obligation visit to the lab.