Chinese telecoms giant ZTE has demonstrated its “Smart Parking and Smart Water Monitoring” services based on narrow-band Internet of things (NB-IoT) at the recent World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. Jointly launched by China Mobile Zhejiang Branch and ZTE, Smart Parking and Smart Water Control are China’s first commercial NB-IoT services to comply with the 3GPP standard.
By monitoring changes in a magnetic field, parking space data is captured. Through the NB-IoT network, relevant data is transmitted to the management platform to help car owners quickly park or find their cars. ZTE says that traditional management costs can be saved and consequently revenues will increase.
Zhejiang Mobile and ZTE have jointly piloted a “Smart Water Monitoring” project in Wuzhen. In this project, collection points are deployed over a range of water sources to make information monitoring and analysis more intelligent. The system can be interconnected with up to five governmental water control platforms to provide a collaborative emergency response.
Various water parameter collection sensors, NB-IoT chips and communication modules are embedded in smart terminals. Water buoys detect and collect surrounding water quality changes and then transmit the data to the IoT cloud platform via the NB-IoT network.
In the latest system, information about the quality, stage and drainage of various types of water can be sensed in real time. Timely forewarnings and scheduling can be provided to achieve intelligent and scientific water environment management.
The third World Internet Conference, held from Nov. 16th to 18th in Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China, centred on Innovation-Driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All, exhibited global Internet development trends, participants’ latest achievements and prospects of future development as well.
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