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Deutsche Telekom, Rhenus & Fraunhofer IML Bring Smart Document Bins Into Series Production

Infrastructure News - Published on Wed, 05 Jun 2019

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Logistics company Rhenus and Deutsche Telekom cooperate on the smart document bin. These intelligent containers know their filling levels and coordinate their own emptying. A sensor helps in this. Rhenus is now already testing 1,000 intelligent containers. Starting at the end of 2019, 100,000 devices are due to be launched. The intelligent bin is the first joint digital solution by Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Rhenus and Deutsche Telekom. They were developed at the joint Enterprise Lab in Dortmund. Deutsche Telekom's machine and sensor network (NarrowBand IoT, NB-IoT for short) transfers the measured values to the Cloud of Things software platform.
The containers are initially used for Rhenus specialist for document and data carrier destruction. Rhenus has to ensure proper disposal of sensitive data from companies and individuals. Connected sensors on the containers help here. They transfer the current filling data to the Deutsche Telekom "Cloud of Things" platform. If a critical filling level is reached, the responsible dispatcher receives an alarm. This enables collections to be planned more economically. The company avoids unnecessary driving and saves fuel. At the same time, it makes a major contribution to the environment.
At the Dortmund logistics laboratory, Rhenus and the Fraunhofer IML developed prototypes for containers. The prerequisite was inexpensive and durable technology to record and control the bins. The filling level sensors developed at the lab can withstand high demands. The measuring sensor is located in the metal container. The data is transmitted from outside.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Wed, 05 Jun 2019
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