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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 Energy Analytics Domain Expert Power Measurement 2195 Keating Cross Road Saanichton, BC, Canada V8M 2A5 Tel: (250) 652-7100 ext. 7558 Fax: (250) 652-0411 E-Mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.pwrm.com IONŽ smart energy everywhere(tm)