Hannover/Hamburg. On time for HANNOVER MESSE 2023 , the 5G campus network in operation at Deutsche Messe's exhibition center in Hannover will be complemented by a second wireless network system, namely LoRaWAN. This is the result of an agreement recently concluded between Hamburg-based Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Digimondo and Deutsche Messe.

The purpose behind the collaboration is to fit out the exhibition center with a further wireless communication system. This will be available from then on as a service offering for all exhibitors at every trade fair taking place at the venue. Digimondo GmbH develops IoT software systems toward making the world more efficient, sustainable and better. "niotix" is an IoT platform developed in-house by Digimondo, and is the key to successful implementation of proofs of concept to projects of all scaling levels right through to global roll-out. In this way, IoT data can be received from various sources via LoRaWAN, then visualized and integrated into existing systems.

LoRaWAN stands for Long Range Wide Area Network – and thus for the possibility to transmit sensor-gathered data over long distances with a minimum of energy consumption. With the LoRaWAN technology, this takes place irrespective of the existing cellular reception and with potential across all sectors of industry. As an IoT technology, LoRaWAN enables the intelligent networking of machines and devices, real-time collection of data and the central documentation and evaluation thereof on a dashboard. This makes processes more efficient and accelerates decision-making.

“The intention is for new technologies and technological innovations to be in use 365 days a year at the Hanover Exhibition Center. Along with the 5G campus network, we as Deutsche Messe AG have taken a further step in this direction with the installation of the LoRaWAN technology. We will be showcasing smart IoT solutions on the "Industrial Wireless Arena + 5G Networks & Applications” stand at HANNOVER MESSE in Hall 14/H06," reports Marcus Eibach, Head of Access & Information Services | Smart Venue.

“The collaboration between Deutsche Messe AG and Digimondo represents a crucial new application area for our IoT platform niotix. We are delighted to now be using niotix for the first time at the largest industrial trade fair. The integration of the Public Dashboard into HANNOVER MESSE will offer visitors and exhibitors the unique opportunity to gain an exciting insight into real-time data on the exhibition grounds”, explains Harry von Stryk, Senior Key Account Manager Digimondo.

Digimondo will install sensors at various locations on the exhibition grounds for the individual use cases set to be shown at HANNOVER MESSE in Hall 14/H06. Specific use cases will include noise level measurement (in the exhibition halls), CO2 monitoring (in the exhibition halls), fill level measurement (waste bins), parking lot monitoring (likely "Nord 2" car park), soil moisture measurement (in the “Parkwelle” green zone opposite hall 21), footfall count (in the exhibition halls, no image recording for face recognition), use of a feedback button (sanitary facility), door contact monitoring ("Nord 1" entrance), as well as meter reading at the Smart Venue stand and the bee scales for Deutsche Messe's bee project on the green area behind hall 21. All visitors to stand H06/49 in hall 14 will be given a transparent overview of these collected data in the form of map displays on a public dashboard. The public dashboard thus enables the sharing of real-time data with people outside one's own organization, with the objective of providing complete transparency in a user-oriented manner and without any need for explanation.

The possible applications of LoRaWAN are many and diverse, and particularly interesting where efficiency and security are called for. The sensors can, for example, measure indoor climate conditions (temperature, humidity, CO2 content, viral load) in offices, educational and care facilities. The collected data are documented in real time on a dashboard, and help toward optimizing health, productivity and building energy consumption. A further field of application lies in the measurability of rainfall, solar radiation and soil values in agriculture. The data can be used as basis for maximizing yields and conserving resources (water, fertilizers, etc.). Another example of use for the LoRaWAN technology can be found in industry, specifically in production. Sensor communication enables the internetworking of production plants, and in doing so helps make for added efficiency, at the same time cutting resource consumption and optimizing utilization levels.

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