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V3 Smart Technologies’ Bin Belly Recognized As Finalist at SiTF Award 2015

Singapore 1st October 2015 V3 Smart Technologies, a leading home grown telematic service provider was a finalist for the Best Innovative Research & Development category, from over 300 submissions in all categories, for its Bin Belly submission at SiTF Awards 2015.

At the Infocomm Industry Gala dinner held at Raffles Convention Centre, Mr. Adrian Long, V3 Smart Technologies General Manager, said We are thrilled to be one of the finalists for the Best Innovative Research & Development category for the SmartBin submission which we affectionately coined it as Bin Belly. This is indeed a true testament that our product and solutions, with its cutting-edge innovation, have struck chord within the Information, Communications and Media players. We are always on the lookout to challenge the norm, rise among our peers, through injecting innovation and creativity in our incessant pursuits to develop creative and yet practical solutions.

The SmartBin concept is not a new technology. Many organizations have attempted to tap into this technology but suffered setbacks in the area of accuracy and cost. Bin Belly™s unique propositions lies within these key areas of innovation

  • Re-positioning the sonar sensor from vertical orientation to horizontal to avoid the inaccurate reading from the trash bag. With the added light (LDR) sensor with a carefully calibrated of marked levels to indicate the percentage of trash contents. Such combination sonar and light sensors prove to be a much superior tool for a more accurate content readings.
  • Current deployment is indoor usage. However, with an add-on GPS chip modem, the solution can be transformed into outdoor bin trackings as well. Plus the add-on features of battery life monitoring, alert for possible tamperings etc.
  • Further to the above, our in-house team capability in hardware designing can also customized customer™s requirements including fitting of these sensors onto the various sizes of the bins.
  • Next, Bin Belly system management can be a standalone or even integrated with V3 Cloud Robotics which is also a Robotic-As-A-System (RaaS) which empowers and monitors any mechanized machineries in driver-less mode through retro-fitting the Artificial Intelligence onto these equipment.
  • Lastly, with its user-friendly web-based portal management, user can track live the locations of the bins, control data transmission frequency, and can also be set to alert cleaners through mobile app residing in smartphone or smart badge. These data can also be collated into reports as well as charts for monitoring of the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the team in raising the cleaning service standard.

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Homegrown security innovators

Three local SMEs are leading the way in developing security related technologies for organizations both in Singapore and overseas.

V3 SMART TECHNOLOGIES KEEPING TRACK OF FLEET, STAFF

V3 Smart Technologies was founded in 2002 by a couple of individuals with engineering, logistics and IT backgrounds who were working for an angel fund and decided to branch out after spotting an opportunity in the geospatial wireless space. Armed with funds from the Temasek-linked Angel Technology Fund Investment Company, its first project was to develop a fleet management system for its first client, a logistics company using Global Positioning System (GPS) to track its trucks.

It has since gone on to develop a taxi management system for Trans-Cab, which is the second largest taxi operator in Singapore as well as other Cloud-based systems for homeland security and regulatory enforcement application for the government and public service sectors.

These include the Electronic Pricing System (EPS) Carpark Management System under its flagship V3NITY platform which can be customized for various vertical industries after undergoing several rounds of enhancement to beef up its functionalities.

V3NITY comes with a comprehensive platform with structurally designed modules including a Geo-Spatial Information system (GIS) that enables users to apply spatial data to its enterprise application, thereby enhancing the visibility of work flow and processes through the use of digital maps; aids in route planning; demarcation of work zones and viewing of the physical locations.

As the company™s co-founder, Adrian Long explained, most of the enhanced features and functionality resulted from its customers™ desire for enhanced functions such as going beyond just knowing the location of a truck or vehicle, but also obtaining proof of job status at any given time. For instance the National Environment Agency (NEA) uses the system to manage its contractors by verifying the progress of a job using a photo capture with a geospatial tag which is relayed to the central command centre where NEA personnel can go through a checklist of the work to be done. With the deployment of Cloud robotics, the company can also employ unmanned sweepers and scrubbers in industrial parks for cleaning services, thereby helping companies to save on manpower costs.

V3 is also developing systems that incorporate surveillance features such as determining body count as well as facial recognition functions which can be used for example for crowd control and management at concerts, sports events, border control and even riot control. It takes us years to perfect the V3NITY engine. And, as the technology evolves, we continue to fine-tune this system further with relevant applications for commercialization, said Wong Shih Jon, Managing Director of V3 Smart Technologies.

He added: With digital transformation, the need for relevant information at breakneck speed especially in the area of security and surveillance is of paramount importance.

Hence, we decided to inject the intelligence into this system so that the event alert notification can be triggered only with a certain degree of backend processing, said Mr Wong.

Other than Singapore where some 80 per cent of its current clientele are based, V3 is showcasing its product offers at the Interpol World Exhibition.

The company is currently looking at expand its footprint to other parts of the world including Europe, Brazil, Australia, India and the Middle East.

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