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SAPPA: Service Architecture for Product and Production Availability
The aim of the SAPPA project is to develop, test and demonstrate an innovative cloud-based predictive and preventive maintenance system, improving availability of products and production systems, with a focus on heavy industry applications. The approach is to proactively detect deviations in behavior of products, compared to a simulation model continuously updated with real-time data captured from products in operation, using telematic services and cloud-based analytics. As an additional benefit, the operational data collected from products in use creates a valuable information asset supporting knowledge driven product development, whereby next generation products are improved and the time to market for new products is reduced. The SAPPA project is part of the Produktion2030 Strategic Innovation Programme. More info here.


BAuD II - Big Automotive Data
The BAuD II project is a continuation of the BAuD FFI project in which a prototype solution has been developed that allows for automated analysis of large data sets collected with the help of telematics services from fleets of test vehicles. In the BAuD II project, the prototype system will be improved and extended in several ways. This includes for example the collection and analysis of subjective user data, captured using a smartphone app, which will provide more precise information on customer needs and expectations. The project also studies privacy issues when collecting and analyzing automotive data from customer vehicles. Project partners are Alkit Communications, Volvo Car Corporation, SICS Swedish ICT and Chalmers University of Technology. The project is co-funded by VINNOVA within the FFI programme.

RETINA
The RETINA project is a Eurostars project focusing on technology for predictable and reliable communication for automotive applications in heterogeneous systems and networks, including wireless networks. More info here.

The Police Authority of Västra Götaland County
The Alkit Confero video communication platform has enabled an extended collaboration between the Police Authority and the Rescue Service in the Västra Götaland County of Sweden. The communication platform gives the authorities the means to share information in real time and to cooperate more swiftly in critical events and emergencies. The platform increases the quality of the communication links, while at the same time being stable and easy to use.

You can read about our other projects under the different application areas.

Completed Projects

AngelVision
The objective of the AngelVision project is to develop a safe and reliable pedestrian navigation service for blind and visually impaired persons. This population requires an accurate and comfortable navigation experience, which is why the users will have voice and video access whenever they need it (if they become lost or disoriented) to an operator at a remote service platform that sees what they see and knows exactly where they are located. AngelVision is a Eurostars project collaboration between Alkit and Navocap.More info here.

NOTTS
Alkit participates in the Celtic-Plus Project NOTTS, concerning the Next generation Over-the-top (OTT) multimedia services. The project covers the whole ecosystem of media distribution, from scalable coding, media distribution architectures and workload models, to client monitoring and business model analysis. The project includes a wide range of industrial and academic partners from five countries. The final goal of the project is to provide technological solutions that involve a new business line for all stakeholders.

BAuD - Big Automotive Data
The BAuD project is devoted to studying Big Data concepts and techniques in an automotive context. When vehicles become connected to the Internet and telematic services give the opportunity to collect vast amounts of data, the challenge is how to make the best possible use of the data to improve vehicle development and to create new products and services. Project partners are Alkit Communications, Volvo Car Corporation, Uppsala University and Luleå University of Technology. The project is co-funded by VINNOVA within the FFI programme. More info here.

Smart Vortex
Smart Vortex is a large scale integrating project within the seventh framework programme funded by the European Union. The goal of the project is to provide a technological infrastructure consisting of a comprehensive suite of interoperable tools, services, and methods for intelligent management and analysis of massive data streams to achieve better collaboration and decision making in large-scale collaborative projects concerning industrial innovation engineering. Alkit contributes with competence and development efforts both regarding collaboration technology and sensor data stream capture and processing. More info here.

HD3D - Next Generation Telepresence
In the HD3D project Alkit developed a Telepresence system based on high definition stereoscopic video with support for eye contact and a number of additional features, takeing the concept of telepresence to a new level. In the project, Swedish research instutute Acreo provided expertise in Quality of Experience (QoE) and stereoscopic video quality assessment. The project was funded by Alkit and VINNOVA. More info here.

IPNQSIS
Alkit Communications participated in the Call 7 Celtic Project IPNQSIS, developing continuous monitoring systems to study the behaviour of Quality of Experience (QoE) through the analysis of network and service performance and their impact on end customers. IPNQSIS won the Celtic-Plus Innovation Award. For more info, see the IPNQSIS project page.

HDVIPER
Alkit Communications participated in HDVIPER, a project within the CELTIC Eureka Cluster programme, targeted at development of an open HD videoconferencing platform. Alkit's contribution to the HDVIPER project was expertise in the field of video communication and software development. See the HDVIPER web page for more info.

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