ebbits has developed the second round of prototype applications for its two domains Automotive Manufacturing and Food Traceability ready to be shown in demonstrations and field trials.
The purpose is to show how the ebbits platform, with an open architecture based on web services and interoperability, can manage both real-time data and historic data.
Management of real-time data will be demonstrated in the automotive manufacturing setting, where real-time data from units, components and sensors are pulled from the underlying layers of the factory into the plant level to be used in online ebbits services for online production management, energy monitoring and maintenance performance.
The prototype will focus on three life cycle aspects: Total productive maintenance in the form of deviations from day-by-day operations, process fault and subsequent recovery; retooling (process change in the introduction of a new car model on an existing production line) and energy monitoring (energy footprint of each car body).
In the food tracebility case, applications will use historic data that have been pushed to data repositories from the physical world through the different layers in the food chain for food traceability and authentication.
The ebbits platform will allow loosely coupled units (animals) and sensors to push data to data repositories where they later can be accessed online. The focus will be on making information about a product (additives, nutritional value, daily recommended values, CO2 footprint coupled with explanations, comparisons and recommendations) accessible to the consumer via a mobile application and QR codes. This requires implementing consumer software, accessing the available product information and making sure that ebbits can provide relevant information to the consumer.