Traditional washroom management faces many challenges. This article describes the benefits of using the YouTissue solution to equip custom projects with integrated hygiene solutions.
Milesight, Actility and akenza are launching three IoT solution kits that provide the tools you need to launch various smart building cases.
Discover the sustainable smart housing concept that Kessler Real Estate Solutions is developing with the help of the akenza IoT platform.
We created an IoT workshop together with Google to explore the combination of their cloud services and the akenza platform. In this workshop, we discussed the state of Industry 4.0, the technical foundation for strong IoT solutions, and multiple use cases.
The plethora of different LoRa sensors can be overwhelming for the end user. In this article, we will give you some insights on what to consider when selecting a LoRa device.
Precision agriculture uses IoT for productive farming management. This article explains the development of a smart irrigation system to improve crop yield and save potable water in orchards.
akenza and Cibicom have joined forces to provide the perfect technological foundation for all IoT innovators in Denmark, composed of the LoRaWAN infrastructure of Cibicom and the IoT platform of akenza.
This article describes the Smart Building case from Phoenix Contact Schweiz AG in collaboration with Akenza AG and presents the implemented use cases such as CO2- and car park monitoring, and demonstrates the ease of use of LPWAN sensor technologies in smart buildings.
The article covers the collaboration of b.telligent and akenza on IoT data visualization and trend analysis, taking as an example a smart washroom case.
We are glad to welcome Everynet as the latest addition to our connectivity as a service offering.
The Kuando Busylight is a LoRaWAN smart light that can be used in workplace occupancy monitoring cases and other IoT solutions needing a programmable colorful light system.
LPWAN stands for "Low-Power Wide Area Network", a type of wireless network particularly well suited for projects in Internet of Things (IoT). LPWANs typically support the interconnection of low-bandwidth, battery-powered devices over long distances. LPWANs can use licensed or unlicensed frequencies, including proprietary or open standard options.
ewz, in collaboration with akenza, is opening its LoRaWAN network to the public as a Connectivity as a Service. Entities in Zürich wishing to launch Smart City or other IoT projects in the city can access ewz.LoRaWAN network directly from the akenza platform and integrate their IoT sensors accordingly.
akenza has been accepted into ABB's SynerLeap innovation growth hub under the recommendation of Microsoft. Thanks to our participation in the program, we expect to create new synergies between the different partners of SynerLeap, namely innovative startups and various ABB divisions.
Over the last 12 months, akenza constantly evolved. With this release we introduce a new navigation that makes your life easier in daily use and allows us to add many new features in the future. In addition to that, this release includes a Device Data Generator as well as an Onboarding Assistant that guides you through the first steps in akenza.
When it comes to data analysis, there are several aspects to take into consideration in the creation of a high-performance solution. This article contains everything you need to know to do this, using the ETL process applied to an example of InfluxDB and the akenza platform.
In this article, we explain the case of the University of Applied Sciences in Zürich. The institution used IoT to identify the real usage, generating actionable insights on room occupation and floorspace usage. This is to improve and allow for better planning of the facility occupancy.
Imagine a connected wildlife reserve where IoT informs the rangers operational decisions to sustainably and efficiently protect wildlife.
Lukas Schefer from Volunteering Africa shares insights about his project in Southern Africa, demonstrating how akenza enabled a straightforward IoT solution.
This guest blog from our partner Disruptive Technologies depicts four IoT smart office applications that help modern Facility Managers with their work.
We are glad to introduce and welcome Jens Schmolik as our new Head of Sales.
This article describes how custom notification and alert services can help facility managers improve their processes, reduce response time, and increase the overall user satisfaction of modern facilities.
This article describes what MQTT is, explaining the concept of the publish and subscribe model, and why it is important for IoT.
In this article, we explain how the Connectivity-as-a-Service from akenza offers a simple way to monetize your LORIOT LoRaWAN infrastructure.
Silverlight aimed to create a solution that allows remote monitoring of the soil moisture levels, reducing the manual read-outs and receiving periodic data updates. After only two years of development and testing, the company released a reliable and unobtrusive solution.
Discover what are the main components of the IoT stack and how to choose an IoT platform for your next smart solution.
Akenza is glad to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub as a new Output Connector on the akenza IoT platform.
Discover how IoT increases agriculture efficiency by helping farmers and land planners better monitor their crops and livestock.
We would like to introduce and welcome our new chairman of the board, Lothar Pauly.
We are excited to announce the release of the new Expert plan as the latest addition to the akenza SaaS offering.
The fact that nowadays three-quarters of IoT projects fail, is especially surprising considering that the Internet of Things is estimated to become a market valued at $ 11.1 trillion by 2025. Read about the main challenges faced by businesses implementing IoT-Solutions.
Like many “as a Service” solutions, IoT Connectivity as a Service is a new approach to connectivity management that radically improves the user experience when creating a new IoT solution.
This article covers the role of System Integrators in the complex world of Low Power IoT technologies and how they can help innovators launch successful IoT projects.
It is not surprising that air conditions affect our well-being and productivity level. But how to know when the threshold is reached and ventilation is necessary? Read all about the tools necessary to obtain the healthiest environment.
At the core of the digital transformation strategy of GF is the Hycleen Automation System (Hycleen AS), a sanitary automation system for large drinking water installations. In this article, we cover how the system was retrofitted in just 4 months using the akenza platforms, and what results are obtained by doing so.
Although the smart lighting market has a forecasted CAGR of 22% from 2019 to 2026, many are still hesitant to invest in IoT solutions. This article offers an insight into the current situation, trends and current application examples of smart lighting solutions and what role it plays in indoor- and outdoor IoT applications, offering optimization and efficiency in every aspect, well-being, energy, habits and space.
LEDCity is a Zürich-based, fast-growing cleantech start-up. The company specialises in the field of intelligent lighting solutions. Read how they use the akenza platform to connect and manage their smart LED lights via MQTT.
Dynamic cleaning based on the effective usage of facilities? That is modern revolutionary innovation at its best. Meet soobr: the smart cleaning platform that uses AI to plan and execute cleaning tours based on collected data.
From between 10-20 minutes per completed case mandate, down to under 5 seconds. The result: An average of 8 hours freed up per day, allowing the team to focus on more complex cases.
A LoRaWAN desk availability solution for the residents' control office of the city of Zug. See how the Akenza platform helps to guide the visitors to the available reception desks.
Discover how Akenza is collaborating with the Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AÜW) in Bavaria on its “Smart City IoT” initiative.
For years, Switzerland has been one of the world leaders in recycling. Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, reduces CO2 pollution and creates secondary raw materials. With over 340,000 t and a recycling rate of over 90%, glass is one of the most important recycled materials. Glass is collected together with metal in a dense network of collection points.
Smart Waste is one of the key Use Cases in the Smart City ecosystem and widely discussed and piloted by various cities and entities. Technically though, the case is not as simple as it sounds and as might be expected. This publication of Dr. Luciano Sapieri and Patrick Rennhard of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is the result of a bachelors student project supported by us.
We are proud to announce that the akenza IoT system is now officially available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace giving Azure customers a seamless opportunity to self deploy akenza into their Azure subscription.
Currently, retailers including supermarkets and banks have a challenge that is quite new to them: How to make sure there aren’t too many people in their facility at the same time. Also their clients face a similar challenge: It is best to shop when there are not too many people around.
People Counting is a good prevention tool to avoid too many people in the same room. Employees are informed about the number of people - e.g. in the canteen - via web app and screen. We have a great solution for it.
Akenza is pleased to share a new partnership announcement with Actility, a global leader in IoT connectivity solutions.
Smart City projects operate in an area of conflict between the benefits for the citizens of a city and the requirements of data protection. Acceptance varies significantly and depends, among other things, on early and transparent communication. A blog post on netzwoche.ch
Members of the Akenza business and tech team attended, spoke and exhibited at The Things Conference in Amsterdam this year.
The collaboration between Küdaw and Akenza is a door opener for both parties to new markets - more than just a perfect technological fit. As a leading source of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions Küdaw will trust Akenza Core as one of their data stream sources to make sense out of millions of datasets. Akenza is now in a position to bring great Analytics and AI technology to its partners and customers.
We are so proud! The Akenza Core is the brain of the new ecosystem of the digital city of Zürich. With this project, we are starting to truly make IoT simple for each and everyone here - with our great partners Microsoft and ewz. Check out our video on building the first steps to a #smartcityzurich here.
The promise of IoT (Internet of Things) is known by many these days, quite simply: adding connectivity to everyday devices. You have most likely heard about the advent of 5G, the fifth generation of cellular network technology, and how that is going to actually connect them all. This provides companies with a lot of new options for tracking vehicles and goods. We hereby offer a number of interesting use cases.
The IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona is the largest IoT event in the world. A delegation of six Akenza employees visited this year's edition to get inspired with new ideas, solutions and people, taking the opportunity to let the world know about our Akenza Core.
As the exclusive Sigfox Operator in Switzerland the HELIOT Group is able to provide the only global 0G network dedicated to low-power IoT devices. The integration is already available to Akenza Core users.
In the past few years, the Internet of Things has already started to fulfill its promise: large amounts of everyday objects have been turned into networked devices, providing all sorts of information and data that can be acted on.