FliteTrak has updated its Viator remote monitoring technology with a smart transmission box to act as a single hub for its data collection and sensing systems. The technology can be used in various industries, to track assets or variables in real time.
Viator uses small sensors to collect data, which is relayed to the transmission box and then streamed to a laptop, tablet, desktop, phone or watch for monitoring and intervention. Based on iblox technology, it also records big data for analysis and diagnostics. The new transmission box draws together all Viator capabilities to offer a “complete sensing solution” that FliteTrak says covers sight, sound, smell, touch, taste and a ‘sixth sense’.
End users can see on screen what is happening in real time and adjust with touchscreen technology. Viator can also monitor light levels and link to small footprint digital camera technologies.
Viator is also designed to listen 24/7 for dangers and send alerts before issues become critical. Smell is also covered – SpriteAero monitors air quality for potentially harmful substances.
In terms of touch, the solution offers pressure mapping for mattress and cushion comfort, vibration monitoring and automation capabilities plus touchscreen controls. As for taste, Viator samples soils around crops in real time for pH levels and substances such as nitrogen and phosphates.
The sixth sense is predictability and automatic intelligence – Viator is designed to identify issues and needs before they arise with data used to enable machine learning.
In an aircraft, the ViatorAero system can be used to monitor individual seats for movement and temperature, seatbelt closure as well as air quality and overhead locker activation.
“FliteTrak is propelling smart technology to the next level,” said Andrew Barnett (top), joint managing director at the company.
“Our new unified transmission box means that vital data from each of our six sense systems can be streamed to one hub for monitoring, collection, analysis and action.
“Its small footprint enables quick, easy fitment. It allows our systems to be flexible and instantly expandable depending on client requirement, while offering near limitless potential to track any variable on any asset whether it is a train, plane, plant, water tank or boat.”