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Making Building Systems Simple

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SUD (Making Building Systems Simple)

Reporting period: 2019-08-01 to 2019-11-30

Technological trends like the Internet of Things will have a very relevant impact on most of the sectors and environments and will pose significant technical challenges to companies in charge of its deployment. In the building environment, these technologies will play a central role in the deployment of Building Management systems (BMS).
SUD (Stillemans Universal Dock) is an innovative solution to install and manage sensors in buildings and other environments effectively. Our final product is an integrated system that consists of four main modules: Profile, Gateway, Sensors and APP.
Our key differentiators with respect competitors are:
• Direct power and connectivity to sensors
• Prepared to work in harsh environmental conditions
• Long strip: high flexibility to locate sensors
• Easy integration with furniture that implies a radical reduction in costs
We have analysed SUD product from different perspectives and have updated our strategy, as shown by the main outputs below.
Technological Conclusions
• We have identified the technologies that our product need to become a well-finished product, and they are feasible.
• SUD rely on technologies that will allow scaling-up.
• Our product complies with all the regulations required to operate in the market.
Commercial conclusions
• There are relevant market segments suitable for SUD use, concluding that the potential market is enormous.
• We have selected the following uses cases to enter into the market: nursing homes and pig and poultry farms.
• We will turn to distributors to reach the market. Convincing the decision-makers will be crucial for a good acceptance from the market.
Financial conclusions
• SUD is profitable under our realistic assumptions and will create substantial value for shareholders.
• SUD will imply a significant creation of jobs in our company.
SUD is at present beyond state of the art concerning several aspects. It is the only platform that allows a quick deployment of the Internet of things' sensors in large surfaces under a plug and play approach. In this way, SUD gives an efficient solution to one of the most relevant challenges in the IoT deployment, offering data and energy connectivity to sensors. These features will have the potential to disrupt the connectivity market in the IoT field in places of difficult coverage, for instance, in the agriculture sector, providing significant economic value.