Gatwick airport is applying IoT intelligence with a goal to completely remove queuing and improve the passenger experience. MultiTech has expanded its LPWA wireless connectivity offerings, while Raltron Electronics has come up with a new IoT multiband antenna primarily designed for “sub 1GHz applications” such as ZigBee, LoRa, Sigfox, etc.
Applying IoT At Airports To Eliminate Passenger Queuing
Splunk and Gatwick are working together to improve flight capacity and aircraft turnaround time using Splunk’s data analytics platform, Splunk Enterprise. The end goal is to completely remove queuing from the passenger experience. At the moment, Gatwick’s IT systems analyse all passenger movements from check-in to bag drop, through security, into the lounge and onto the plane. The data collected is routed through Splunk to identify performance gains.
Furthermore, the US freight rail industry relies on Splunk software to capture a variety of sensor data right off the rails and analyse it in real time. By listening to the remote sensors (on average 10-12) installed on each freight train, New York Air Brake, a manufacturer of air brake and train control systems, can analyse train performance and fuel efficiency, while ensuring that trains are running to time. Read more.
699 to 2690MHz Multiband Antenna For IoT
Raltron Electronics has announced the ‘PN RST-MB-15388- 22-G- 1’ multiband antenna covering a frequency range from 699MHz to 2690MHz, and featuring a 196x38x13.8mm footprint and a gain of 3dBi. The new antenna has been primarily designed for “sub 1GHz applications” such as ZigBee, LoRa, Sigfox, etc. It could also be efficiently used for other bands: GPS, WiFi/Bluetooth,4G/LTE, etc.
3GPP LTE Cat M1 And NB-IoT Cellular Modems
Multi-Tech Systems has launched its first cellular modems and devices based on LTE Category M1 and NB-IoT technologies. The new modems and devices are targeted at applications ranging from smart cities to energy, utilities, and factory automation, as well as healthcare. Read more.