The cleaning and maintenance of restroom facilities at rest areas on freeways, for example, is an economic and logistical challenge for the operator and its cleaning service provider. The facilities are distributed over large distances, are frequented very differently depending on the time of day, week and year, but should always be found in good condition by the user. An attractive and economical solution for this in every respect has been developed by ASFINAG (the operator of the freeways in Austria) and the company Fuchs-Funk (the representative of Schildknecht AG in Austria) on the basis of “Sensor-as-a Service”.
The measurements of the frequency of use, which are broken down according to the the user groups and over time, are continuously registered by means of sensors (light barriers on the doors). The data is sent by the IoT gateway DATAEAGLE 7012 with integrated eSIM card via mobile radio to a device cloud set up for this purpose by Schildknecht. This data transport takes place globally and independently of the local and possibly unusable infrastructure and uses all mobile phone providers! The results are evaluated in the DATAEAGLE Prtal and prepared graphically and in tabular form for each individual location (service area) and sent by e-mail to the regionally responsible service provider (cleaning company) on an hourly basis and in a daily summary. When a programmed maximum number of users is reached, an alarm is issued. Download case study
The implementation of this typical “Sensor-as-a-Service” business model is up to the relevant competent companies: Funk-Fuchs or Schildknecht AG for the determination of demand and demand information (sensor technology, communication and data evaluation) and the respective cleaning companies for the execution; the actual operator ASFINAG is only involved in an informative capacity – an economically sensible division of labor!