The futuristic sci-fi films with interactive and intelligent technology will cease to be a story to become reality. The Technological Institute of Energy (ITE) commits to innovation and brings new technologies closer to public or leisure spaces, such as hotels or museums, among others, through the project EESIM.
The Energy Efficiency, Security and Multimedia Interactivity System, the EESIM of the Technological Institute of Energy (ITE) is a project to provide better services to citizens in public spaces, and aims to provide improvements in the fields of energy efficiency, multimedia interactivity, visitor safety and integrity of infrastructure, by combining the use of new technologies for sensing, monitoring, communications and information systems with the services offered by the leisure spaces.
Everything under control
The public and service spaces for leisure are places of high influx of visitors. The project aims to improve the personal experience of each visitor along with infrastructure management through increased energy control, facilities security assistance, emergency assistance on site, while providing means for the conservation of these and of goods they contain.
This project has a clear social and environmental scope. The improvement in energy consumption enables energy savings which contributes to less use of material resources.
How will EESIM work?
In terms of energy efficiency it will provide improvements by monitoring environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and lighting and acting on the luminaires to manage them efficiently. This will be achieved by obtaining smart luminaires comprising new features such as automatic brightness control, physical parameters sensing or proximity detection.
In the interaction with visitors, it will offer through mobile customized applications, additional multimedia contents to relating them with the location or interest they have, optimizing the experience of visiting and providing information to the organization about the preferences or habits of visitors .
Regarding the integrity of infrastructures and property contained therein, the new system will be able to provide the means necessary for their preservation, by detecting presence in unauthorized areas or warnings about not permitted actions. Finally, it will introduce improvements in the safety of visitors, offering aid and safety notices for both visitors and facilities’ staff, all through a software tool capable of managing it all.
This project has been submitted to the PROMECE 2014 call, which is included within the activities organized by the Valencian Institute of Computer Technology (ITI) . Actions include those of a non economic nature, focusing on the promotion of innovation, development of tools and methodologies to improve operational efficiency and the performance of a given R+D+i work at the forefront of knowledge.
This project will enable companies to better serve citizens in public entertainment spaces, which means to be in the forefront and be pioneers in the offered services, which will be more complete.
At project completion, the results expected are:
– Achieving smart luminaires with new features such as automatic brightness control, sensing of physical parameters such as temperature, humidity and lighting.
– Achieving a software capable of managing the luminaires using a manual / automatic control tool. It will additionally provide a platform upon which originated security incidents will be managed by sending alerts to the security personnel in the facility and to the visitor perpetrating the offense and activating an alarm signal into the luminaires.
– Achieving custom mobile applications that serve as an interface between the visitors / users and the organization of the entertainment area, offering additional interactive multimedia contents to visitors.
– Implementation and testing of a pilot project in a leisure area, as a museum or a hotel, applying the different lines indicated above.