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IBM Cloud Connected Gateway with BLE Devices Integration

Client Overview

Australia based leading manufacturer of building fixtures and fittings for commercials premises.

Business Need

  • The client wanted to technologically upgrade their connected sanitary appliances solution

VOLANSYS Contribution

  • Leveraged CENTAURI 200 platform for gateway and integrated the BLE based connectable devices such as water closet, wash basin, faucets, shower, urinals, etc.
  • Developed a secure connection to IBM Watson cloud to support gateway configuration, device monitoring/control, and firmware Over-The-Air (OTA) update
  • Developed a BACnet interface to support Building Management System (BMS)
  • Dockerized architecture for applications to have better reliability
  • Designed and developed a mobile application that supports secure access, commissioning of BLE devices, and Wi-Fi provisioning for integrators
  • Integration and testing the gateway using automated BACnet regression testing tool (BOTS)

Solution Diagram

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Benefits Delivered

  • Enabled quick and easy gateway and bathroom appliances commissioning via mobile application for system integrators
  • Improved scalability 3 times to connect BLE devices with a single gateway from 15 to 50+ devices
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