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Subject: RE: [obix-req] We need your use cases!

This is great.    

Lets keep these coming.  I think every person in obix  must have several use cases in mind.  I hope to get at least one use case from each member in the next week.

Doug Ransom

Peter Manolescue wrote:
> Monitoring and Data Gathering
> .	A facility manager has had complaints about the afternoon air
> temperature in the research lab.  He sets up a schedule to
> monitor and record the temperature to an Excel spreadsheet
> for further analysis.
> .	As part of cut backs, the company needs to reduce its office
> space.  There is a proposal to implement 'hot-desking' to
> share facilities between workers who spend a lot of time out
> of the company.
> Rather than ask each employee to estimate how much time
> he/she spends in the company (and risk inaccurate replies) a
> study is performed over two months to record, from the access
> control system, actual presence of each individual in the
> facility.  This is combined with time information from the
> motion sensors to estimate real space usage within departments.
> Information is used to optimize the space and operations of
> the company.
> .	The president needs to call a quick but important meeting with
> his senior staff.  As part of corporate economies, personal
> secretaries were replaced by staff services six months
> previously.  So he has no idea if the people he needs are in
> the facility which is very large.
> There is no point to the meeting if anyone is absent.  He
> could interrogate the access control system but it only has
> readers for entrance not exit so team members could have left without
> notification. Recently, however, the car park system's CCTV was
> fitted with number plate recognition with a facility to read on
> entrance 
> and exit.  From this he discovers that all the managers are
> in (or at least their cars are).  He sends a group SMS to
> call a meeting in 30 minutes.
> Event handling and integration
> .	The works council has been looking at ways to improve motivation
> among people working on the line.  Investigations have shown
> that people crave feedback about how they are doing as a
> team. Someone comes up with an idea to experiment with.  As
> each item comes off the production line, it is automatically
> counted.  This information is sent to the PA system and every
> time one hundred products are completed, an automating
> message is broadcast over the PA with a measure of how much
> more or less has been produced at that time compared with the
> previous shift.  Since the facility runs an aggressive and
> rewarding production bonus scheme, this is valuable
> information for the teams.
> .	Equipment has been disappearing from the medical emergency room.
> The facility manager is locking the door outside of normal
> working time but suspects that someone has a copy of the
> master key and is taking items after hours.  She sets up a
> trigger to send an SMS message to her cell phone every time
> the door is opened outside normal hours.
> .	A new emergency lighting and PA system is being installed in a
> hospital.  The building has many emergency exits.  Occupants
> need to be directed away from any fire and towards the
> nearest safe exit but this will vary according the fire
> location.  A logic pattern is set up to define the lighting
> pattern and fast exit messages as a function of which fire sensors
> have been activated. 
> Control
> .	On a university campus, late night basketball matches are
> sometimes scheduled at short notice.  The facility manager
> needs to 'wake up' the sports hall to get it ready.  At
> present he needs to set all the different systems manually:
> HVAC, lighting, PA, security etc.
> What he would prefer is simply to use his PC to select the
> basketball match 'scene' from a list of pre-defined
> configurations with a schedule that gives a start time of 9pm
> and automatic shut down at midnight.  The HVAC system will
> measure the outside air temperature and calculate when the
> heating has to come on to achieve 20 degrees Centigrade by 9pm.
> .	The local power utility cannot build any more generating
> capacity.  To prevent outages, it is motivating companies to
> restrict consumption.  An engineering company is interested
> in a new contract which gives lower prices if they can
> guarantee that certain levels of power consumption will never
> be exceeded.  However the energy consumption profile of the
> site varies considerably; one week welding is crucial, the
> next chemical treatment is essential.  The company needs
> different energy

Doug Ransom
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Power Measurement
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