Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Delta Electronics has used its IoT technology in combination with Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud computing services to develop two smart building solutions, Digitimes reported.
According to Microsoft Taiwan, the two new smart building solutions are air-conditioning anomaly detection and Bluetooth smart lighting.
Air-conditioning anomaly detection, part of a Delta-developed online monitoring solution for energy use, detects abnormal operating conditions of chilling systems for buildings’ air-conditioning using the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, SQL DB and Power BI technologies. The company noted that this smart building solution can quickly collect operating data and data sensed by IoT devices for cloud computing-based big data analysis to enable maintenance staffs to real-time monitor operation of air-conditioning systems and quickly respond to abnormal conditions. In addition to smart buildings, the solution can be applied to smart medical care, smart manufacturing and smart retail operations.
Meanwhile, Bluetooth smart lighting, using IoT and Bluetooth positioning, can adjust and control color and ambience of lighting systems. In addition, the solution can create personalized luminous environment based on individual needs.
Delta initially inked a partnership with Microsoft in September 2019 and then became the first Taiwan-based company participating in Microsoft’s global AI R&D projects. Delta is currently using Microsoft’s Azure platform to predict and monitor its different business segments
The company previously said that it was planning future collaborations with Microsoft in areas such as machine deep learning at its robotics arm with the aim of improving the industrial automation business.