pironex references

IoT & Gateway Applications

Signal feeding in the stable
Smart barns with IoT

Signal feeding and animal welfare

Action against the parent taxi
IoT in the city of Munich

Digital Mobility Concept

Bosch Spexor developed at pironex
IoT Warning system

Protect what you value.

 
Signal feeding and animal welfare

Radio and Control Technology in the barn

Signal or prompt feeding is used to reduce stress for sows living in the group. When it comes to feeding, rivalries and aggression at the feeding facility always occur. Signal feeding is a way of training sows to be activated upon a signal and move towards the trough to eat.

Signal or prompt feeding is used to reduce stress for sows living in the group. When it comes to feeding, rivalries and aggression at the feeding facility always occur. Signal feeding is a way of training sows to be activated upon a signal and move towards the trough to eat.

The fully automatic feeding system in the pigsty in Dummerstorf (FBM) was developed to optimally feed pregnant sows living in small groups. A fully automatic system was created that ensures a more rational use of the feed, determines optimal feeding times, ensures the needs-based supply of nutrients, vitamins and trace elements and, above all, minimizes animal fights at the trough.

IoT Portal with Frontend
Control automatic doors and flaps

Animal Welfare & Innovative Technology

The access control system is used to develop modern feeding stations and also to convert older feeding stations into modern feeding stations. An inexpensive way to ensure optimal feeding and stress reduction in the pigsty.
Modern technology can make a significant contribution to improving animal welfare in agricultural livestock farming. In order for it to be accepted by the target group, it must be reliable and, above all, intuitive to use.

IPC Linux expansion cards for controlling stable systems

Control unit for barn systems

The system is based on our panel PC piA-SF with a 10.1" multi-touch display, which was specially developed for harsh environments with high humidity. The panel PC ensures continuous operation at a temperature of up to +60°C, is fanless and supports the following Interfaces: CAN / CANOpen, Ethernet, WLAN, RS485, USB, GSM/UMTS/LTE Accessories for antennas and fastening material are standardized for the Linux terminal.

Smart tag with Bluetooth or 815 MHz

Radio Module for Ear Tag

The sensor and transmitter unit is based on a Bluetooth LE or 868 MHz radio module. The electronics and software developed were integrated into an ear tag from Smartbow. All ear tags are optimized for the lowest energy consumption. In addition to the radio unit, a button cell supplies a buzzer and a vibration module. During normal operation, the ear tag is in a stand-by mode. If the higher-level control computer sends an activation signal by radio, the pig is activated by acoustic signals and the vibration motor.

Monitoring solution for barn systems

Management-Software

From the animal behavior and known animal parameters such as age and body weight, the control program estimates the approximate rank of each sow in the social hierarchy of the group. Social rank is used to account for natural feeding order in calling order, further reducing feeding-related duels. The calculations are carried out directly in the Linux control computer and used as the basis for controlling the ear tags - sensor nodes.

 
Digital Mobility Concept

Action to activate the cities

Street-Points (crisscross) is a variant of the Street Points campaign. The smart game boxes are distributed in the districts. Equipped with a flyer and an RFID game card, the children and families go in search of the boxes and collect climate and activity points.

"Kreuz und Quer" (crisscross) is a variant of the Street Points campaign. The smart game boxes are distributed in the districts. Equipped with a flyer and an RFID game card, the children and families go in search of the boxes and collect climate and activity points.

IoT gaming box with GPS, RFID and mobile communications for outdoor use
Child holds his RFID card in front of the IoT box

Small Computers

The game boxes are energy self-sufficient devices that are powered by a battery pack for several weeks. Each game box has an RFID reader for scanning the RFID cards, an e-paper display, GPS for locating the boxes and mobile radio for the data connection to the Street-Points background system. The IoT devices are designed for use under harsh conditions, are maintenance-free and functional.

Children in front of Street-Points RFID reader

For the People

The smart game boxes are distributed all over the city. Equipped with a flyer and an RFID game card, the children and families set off in search of the boxes. The score achieved is immediately displayed on the screen. The players "level up" and are happy about their successes. Thanks to the use of RFID cards and the absence of an app for mobile phones, the children are on an equal footing. The action is non-discriminatory.

Background system for managing the action against parent taxis

Background System

The data from the IoT game boxes is sent to the background system via mobile communications. The backend contains the database and controls for the overall game. The game boxes themselves are monitored and RFID cards, users and user groups are administered. The frontend for the game's administrators is clearly laid out and complies with current data protection guidelines. Extensive statistics prove the effectiveness of the game.

Parent taxis are reduced by the action

Parent Taxi

The game has several positive effects for the cities. Street-Points is a building block on the way to climate neutrality in cities. Topics such as parental taxis, lack of parking spaces or traffic jams are permanently changed by influencing people's mobility awareness. It starts with the road safety education of the children. Through the game, people become more aware of their environment and learn to do without the car and live alternative forms of transport.

 
Protect what you value.

Spexor - the multifunctional IoT device

Spexor from Bosch is a mobile security assistant. It not only detects burglaries, but also monitors the air quality and reports an alarm in the event of frost or heat. Many small sensors continuously measure the monitored environment and thus provide protection in many everyday situations.
The only 12 cm small mobile security assistant scans the environment with its high-quality sensors. Spexor recognizes a break-in by evaluating the combinations of sensor data. Sensors for movement, light, temperature, noise and air quality provide the required measurement data. It also measures the air quality in the room. If the sensors detect an irregularity in the monitored environment, Spexor sends a message to the background system and thus to the smartphone.
The alarm device works without a cable and without a router, and its battery lasts up to 2-3 weeks in power-saving mode. This means that Spexor can be used flexibly in countless surveillance situations, such as burglary protection.

Alarm system with WOW effect

Our developers and designers of the pironex were not only able to convince with the ergonomic and compact design. Every detail of this product has been carefully planned and implemented in a user-friendly manner. The capacitive buttons and the double-click function enable communication without an app, and the colored and acoustic signals provide information about the air quality. You can find more information about Spexor at: https://www.spexor-bosch.com/de/

Housing development and design of the Bosch Spexor solution
Design draft for Bosch Spexor

Design

Pironex engineers conceived and designed the design concept with the basic requirements for the device (design, function, ergonomics, etc.). In addition to aesthetic functions, functional requirements for usability, manufacturability and durability were also included. A large number of sketches and renderings were developed and presented for the selection of the basic form. The Spexor design is timeless and beautiful.

3D injection molded housing Spexor

3D Printing

A manufacturing and construction concept was created parallel to the design draft. From the component separation to the complete installation space arrangement (package), all design-relevant details (such as circuit board attachment, battery holder or antenna guide) were constructed and specified three-dimensionally in CAD. 3D printing of the individual elements enabled a quick and cost-effective functional test in the development process.

Electronics development for Bosch Spexor

Prototyping

In the next step, the first prototypes of the Spexor were built. Thanks to our fully equipped prototype construction department, we were able to hand over a first functional "Spexor" prototype to our customer in just a few weeks, in coordination with the procurement of the components. The assembled circuit boards fitted perfectly. The functional software also worked as hoped and the connection to the native app could be established and tested.

Spexor APP for good user experience

Native Apps

The Spexor is controlled by users via native apps for iOS and Android. These apps form the interface between the device and the users. Pironex develops the functional apps on the basis of extensive design drafts with coordinated UX design. Functional groups such as user management, device control and displaying the current sensor data as well as events are things that we understand and represent in the interests of the user.