Projects

Over the past six years, Pylot has been involved in numerous projects. Below are just some of the more recent projects that we have done.

Drying Plant Control

Pylot implemented an indutrial IoT (IIot) solution to manage and control the drying (curing) plant on a 100 hectare macadamia farm.

The solution included PLC based automation of the plant, monitoring air flow, humidity and temperature levels and controlling dehumidifiers and air flow dampers. All data is sent to the Pylot Portal for historical storage and trending, to improve energy efficiencies and increase yield value.

WATER METERING

Pylot was appointed to deliver an Ingenu RPMA network solution to monitor water consumption of farmers from rivers, in the area of the  Western Cape. This includes the modems for the meters as well as the Pylot Portal front-end management system.

With the drought having a huge impact on the western part of our country, irrigation boards are requiring more visibility into the consumption of river water by farmers. The solution provides each farmer with access on the web portal and mobile app, as well as an overall view of all water meters for the irrigation board.

The solution is an end-to-end IoT application with Pylot providing the modems, Ingenu radio network access points, radio high sites and Pylot Portal for viewing of data and reports.

SUGAR GROWING PILOT PROJECT

Pylot worked with a large privately owned sugar grower to determine the benefits of IoT in this sector. The project included collecting data from soil moisture probes, water pressure sensors, rain gauges, control pumps and dam levels to optimise water and electricity consumption on the farm.

The farmer gave Pyot 3 criteria to meet in order to prove the project a success. All the 3 criteria were met.

MINING COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT

Pylot deployed a digital signage solution for a large mining group to distribute safety messaging and statistics to all mine staff. The project covered five mines across South Africa and Zambia. 

This is an on-going project that started in 2014 and will expand across more of the mining group's sites.

 

BMS & DIGITAL SIGNAGE INTEGRATION

This project involved integrating the Navori digital signage platform into a client's Jonsson based building management system (BMS). The purpose was to interrogate the status of the lifts in the building and by placing display screens in strategic lift foyer areas, display warning messages when certain lifts were out of order or in maintenance. During normal operation when all lifts are working, the internal marketing and communications departments utilise the displays for getting internal staff messages across.