Welcome to ThingWave

"Making mining operation safer and more productive"TM


Background

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Internet of Things

ThingWave is a technology provider for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Our products and services can be used in industrial- and consumer-based applications. We provide a state of the art solution for ultra-low power sensing, mesh networks, gateways and cloud systems. Our wireless sensor can be used to monitor a large number of different physical phenomena such as temperature, load, forces, vibrations, etc. etc.

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Smart ground support

ThingWave has pioneered the use of IoT technoliges for rock bolt and ground support monitoring. Our platform can be integrated with diffeent types of rock bolts, and can send status information about elongation, strain, breakage, and seismicity to our gateway using a state of the art wireless mesh network. Our system have been field tested in active mines and delivers a monitoring with up to ten years of lifetime on each bolt. The bolts and monitored 24/7 and anomalies are detected immediately and reported back to our cloud system. From here, alarms are generated to the mine staff so they can take the correct actions.

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Industry 4.0

ThingWave's vision on Industry 4.0 is to provide our customers with technologies and expertise on Condition monitoring, Digitalization of processes and mines, plus safety and security. Our idea is to help our custumers with solutions for reducing costs for maintenance, increased safety and security, large-scale monitoring of equipment, machinary, and others. ThingWave can also provide consulting services where we together with our customers deliver customized solutions for our customer's needs and requiremensts.

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News

17/11/2017
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ThingWave winner of ABI pitch contest

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The ThingWave's Industrial IoT rockbolt won the ABI pitch contests.

"We make the bolts smart. We have received a good response from the industry, and now we are ready to do little larger installations", says CEO Jens Eliasson
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16/11/2017
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ThingWave will participate at the ABI demo day

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16th of November from 15:00 to 19:00

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15/9/2017
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ThingWave is collaborating with the Boliden, Ericsson and Luleå University of Technology in the PIMM project

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ThingWave is collaborating with the Boliden, Ericsson and Luleå University of Technology in the PIMM project to test the next generation of smart rock reinforcements. ThingWave's Smart rock bolt monitoring system has been installed in 400 m. depth in the Kankberg mine. The use of Ericsson's 5G infrastructure enables individual rock bolts to be monitored in real-time continuously. Any deviation in tunnel deformations is detected and alarms are generated within minutes.

15/02/2017
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Industrial Internet Summit

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ThingWave attended the Industrial Internet Summit in Sydney, Australia Feb 15-16, 2017.

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17/06/2016
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Participation at Euro Mine Expo

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ThingWave was at Euro Mine Expo, Skellefteå Kraft Arena, Sweden June 14-16, 2016.

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28/03/2016
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Participation at Internet of Things World

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ThingWave will present its products at the upcoming IoT World event in Santa Clara, California in May 2016.

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08/03/2016
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Two research teams win SEK 400,000 each for innovation ideas

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Two research teams at Luleå University of Technology has won SEK 400 000 each on a pitch contest for innovation in the mining industry – the ideas were the smart mining bolt ThingWave and the eco-lubricant SustainaLube.

Our product had a strong connection to the program call that was about investigating new technologies for application in the mining industry, and we were at the right level. It feels great to win this contest, it will be our second pitch win in a row now, says Jens Eliasson, Associate Professor of Industrial Electronics.

Previously, the group won the prestigious contest IPSO Challenge in the United States. The company ThingWave has developed a system that can lead to greater safety in mining. The mining bolt has a transmitter that monitors and displays certain errors, with the help of Internet of Things, for example, if the bolt is about to release. The team consists of five people who are researchers and entrepreneurs from Luleå.

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08/12/2015
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IPSO Alliance names the Smart Rock bolt $10,000 winner of the 2015 Challenge

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The IPSO Alliance presents the $10,000 Grand Prize winners of IPSO CHALLENGE 2015, “The Smart Rock Bolt”, developed by Luleå University of Technology and Eistec AB. (Team representatives Joakim Nohlgård, Pablo Puñal Pereira, Claudia Nohlgård, and Jens Eliasson pictured with Nicholas Ashworth, CHALLENGE co-chairman.)

This recognition is a tremendous honor and will support development of our next generation prototype as we work to transform a traditional and global industry

said Jens Eliasson of Luleå University of Technology.

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Efficiency, Innovation, Flexibility, and Reliability
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Products

ThingWave has three different type of products that can be combined to create the optimal combination for your Industrial Application. The TW Mote is an ultra-low power sensor node, with high energy efficiency and fully customizable sensor platform. The next step is the TW Galaxy, a data collector and an analyzer that can check on real-time the data of all the connected motes. Finally, if you have a big network of motes or you require advanced processing, there is the TW Universe, a fully custom cloud solution that can handle all data and control all your motes remotely.

ThingWave Mote

ThingWave's wireless sensor platform, TW Mote, delivers high performance, robust mesh networking and unlimited sensing capabilities. Our Mote platform can be adopted to meet our customers' requirements in terms of sensing, signal processing, encapsulation, etc.

The battery lifetime is up to ten years on a single battery, and the wireless communication is protected using AES encryption. Our Mote platform supports true Plug&play, where new motes added to a network will start to operate automatially. This reduces installation costs signaificantly. Most devices will operate at least 7.5 years. This depends on sample rate, type of sensor, network topology, etc.
The TW Mote platform is easy to integrate and install. Just turn on the power and the mote connects to the mesh network ad the gateway. The wireless communication between a Mote and its gateway is encrypted using AES. The motes perform an automatic registration procedure and start to deliver sensor data immediately.

The Mote platform can be adopted with different sensors and actuators to meet our customers' needs and requirements. Contact ThingWave for more information on how we can help to solve your monitoring problems.
Below is a table of the most important performance characteristics. Contact us for further information.
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System lifetimeBetween 5 and 10 years. Typically 7.5+ years.
SecurityState of the art AES encryption
Network sizeCurrently up to 100 motes per gateway.
Network topologyMesh or chain networks.
ConfigurationCan be set at run time.
Mote firmwareCan be updated at run time, wirelessly.

ThingWave Galaxy

Galaxy is Thingwave's gateway platform software. Our gateway comes with WiFi, Ethernet or WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. The gateway manages all Motes and can visualize sensor data, configure the motes and forward data to our cloud system, Universe.
Galaxy gives full control over a local sensor- and actuator network. Galaxy manages security (users, encryption keys, ...), data storage, alarm generation, data visualization and many other features.
Below is a table of the most important performance characteristics. Contact us for further information.
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ConnectivityWiFi only, Ethernet only, WiFi plus Ethernet
EncapsulationAluminium or plastic. Can be changed upon request.
StorageCan store more than one year of data from all Motes.
AlarmsCan generate alarms by email, SMS and HTTP.
SecuritySupportts WPA for WiFi, and different VPN solutions.

ThingWave Universe

Universe is ThingWave's Cloud platform. Universe can manage multiple gateways and unlimited number of sensors. Incoming sensor data can be processed and analyzed in order to generate statistics, alarms and decision support..
Universe gives control over alla motes and gateways in one place. Data can be analyzed and alarms can be generated automatically. Universe can also forward data to Big Data platforms and export data into a number of different formats.
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Data storageVirtually unlimited
SecuritySupports VPN solutions. All communication is encrypted with HTTPS.
Number of motesUnlimited
AlarmsCan generate alarms by email, SMS and HTTP.
ThingWave is growing to meet new challenges and addressing new problems of condition monitoring by using state of the art Industrial IoT technologies.
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Services

ThingWave can provide a cloud-based service for data storage, configuration, visualization, alarm generation etc. We use the ThingWave Universe platform on a datacenter. This enables us to offer unlimited data storege capabilites, high-availability and high performance.
We also provide consulting services where we together with our customers develop new products. Our expertise in low-power electronics, embedded systems and backend-systems gives us to ability to help our customers from start to end.

ThingWave is growing to meet new challenges and addressing new problems of condition monitoring by using state of the art Industrial IoT technologies.
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About

ThingWave AB is a spin-off company from Luleå University of Technology. ThingWave is focused on products and services for the Industrial Internet of Things.

We are based in Luleå, Sweden, and have currently 8 persons working together in the company.

People
CEO Jens Eliasson
M.Sc. in Computer Engineering
Ph.D. in Industrial Electronics
Associate Professor at LTU
CTO Pablo Puñal Pereira
B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Physics
B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering
Ph.D. in Industrial Electronics