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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT

Managing the data jungle

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot.

Process-oriented energy control and optimization

Energy efficiency is a key driver for increasing manufacturer’s competitiveness. Optimizing energy consumption depends on detailed data such as the consumption of individual machines in each manufacturing process step. Fraunhofer FIT developed such a system based on a service-oriented architecture based middleware. The middleware allows easy and rapid integration of heterogeneous sensors and legacy systems in existing production facilities. The system will be demonstrated using an example production line in the automotive industry. Here it captures the consumption for individual process steps and car models. A mobile device (iPad) can be used to analyze the data in depth and to identify areas for improvement.

Smart grids to help optimizing the utilization of power grids

Germany's power grids are not yet well prepared for the current consequences of our Energiewende, wide fluctuations in the supply of electricity from renewable sources, which conflict with patterns of demand. Smart grids that manage electricity demand at the local – microgrid – level may help to reduce the transmission of electricity over long distances to balance regional over- and undersupply. In the GreenCom project, international partners from industry and research develop and evaluate such a "Smart Energy Management System". It will be demonstrated at CeBIT, March 10 – 14, 2014 in Hannover. Visit us in Hall 9, Booth E40.

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