femProcomuns on L’Altra Ràdio-RNE

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From the cooperative femProcomuns we participate in all possible channels to spread the common good and it is always a pleasure to be invited to @altraradio from @radio4_rne and reach its audience.

People at XOIC enjoy sharing our vision of an open Internet of Things (#IoT) network. As prescribers of the LoRaWAN-TTN technology (@ttncat) we appreciate being able to share ideas and proposals in such a smooth way as they do in their show.

There you can hear us talk about the basic reasons for an open network but also practical and detailed uses for municipalities, associations, companies and individuals.

In this edition we talk about the municipal services that we can turn into #IoT through an open network as we propose from the XOIC. An open network allows infrastructure to be shared among different providers and for different uses. This way, avoiding spending on private licenses and ensuring a return on investment, the council can digitize services and procedures but also launch new policies for monitoring and controlling municipal resources, creating a “digital twin” of what happens in the territory.
Recently the term “digital twin” is becoming fashionable and we understand it as the digital model where we can consult the parameters of the physical world. For a municipality this means that it can have remote knowledge of everything that can be measured in its municipality and also store it for further study.

Among the services that can be digitized are the control of drinking water (well level, distribution and consumption) as we discussed previously. We can also enable remote control of irrigation in parks and gardens metric-dependant like humidity of the soil, the level of the deposits or even the forecast of rains, monitor comfort in parameters of humidity, temperature, level of CO2 for example in public spaces or municipal buildings, the supervision of noise/light/environmental pollution, the supervision of the routes of the different fleets as well as the control of power generation and expenditure among many others.

We do insist that city council can implement all these services without being tied to any supplier, neither to us, that can buy different equipment for the same service from different suppliers/manufacturers. There is also no need for a software license investment to exploit these services since free software tools available are already industry standards which allow you to choose between different providers when not self-providing.
The fact that we are not tied to any supplier avoids abusive costs but also embezzlement and corruption by being able to conduct truly open public tenders

Adding network anonymity to this all allows that infrastructure to be truly public and other people, entities or associations can make use of it without prejudice to municipal services and this is what we will talk about the next day.

Someone to lay the foundation stone is needed and the mandatory digitization of municipal services and procedures are the best opportunity to achieve it.

You can pick up our intervention at minute 42’38 of the @altraradio podcast from @radio4_rne from 19/4 at https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/laltra-radio/cirurgia-robotica-da-vinci -vall-hebron/6866493/