Fujitsu Laboratories announces to have developed a field engineering technology that can abridge the installation time of on-site IoT devices.
In locations where IoT devices have been installed, instability in wireless communication can occur as people and things moving about can greatly change the radio wave environment, and as the radio waves emitted by smartphone and other commonly used devices may create interference.
Responding to this instability creates issues in installation and operations as time and effort are required for experts to do necessary on-site adjustments through trial and error.
Efforts are said to be currently underway to create practical implementations of IoT systems in locations where people are active, such as factories, shopping centers, stadiums, stations and airports, and office buildings, and in order to install sensors flexibly and efficiently, systems using radio waves, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, are widely used.
The Japanese technology major has said in a report that the company’s body, Fujitsu Laboratories has now developed technology that automatically determines where to install wireless devices, carrying out radio wave simulations that automatically take into account the coming and going of people and the layout of the space in which IoT devices will be installed. The R&D center has also developed technology that automatically analyzes the use of radio waves at the location where IoT devices will be installed, and visualizes the congestion. With these technologies, wireless devices can be installed in about one-third the time, enabling swift implementation of IoT services.
A portion of this technology will be exhibited at Wireless Technology Park 2016, which will be held starting May 25 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Fujitsu Limited plans to offer this technology as a consulting service from the first half of 2016.