9 Technologies in Industry 4.0

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Industry 4.0 is a promising approach based on the integration of the business and manufacturing processes, according to Angela Merkel on the World Economic Forum (WEF) four years ago. Professor Klaus Schwab, a German economist who coined the term Industry 4.0, also stated the same. He said that traditional thinking would not work anymore.

Germany is undeniably the country that successfully embraces and adopts the concept. One of its strategies is using technologies that enable data exchange and collection in real-time.

Boston Consulting Group has identified Industry 4.0’s nine technological pillars as follow: big data analytics, autonomous robots, simulation, and horizontal and vertical system integration, internet of things, cybersecurity, cloud, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality.

Big data analytics is the process of collecting, organizing and analyzing data to find out the patterns, including trends and other valuable information. Big data analytics can help organizations to understand the information contained within the data and would help identify the data that is most vital to the business. Then, it would be beneficial for the implementation of effective marketing to increase efficiency and improve customer’s best experience.

Autonomous robots are being utilized by many industries to carry out specific, complex tasks. As technology changes rapidly, robots are becoming more independent, flexible, and cooperative. In the future, robots interact with one another and also work side by side with humans.

3D Simulations will improve the effectiveness as it reduces the cost of spare part inventories, especially one that pricey. 3D simulation is also used to make prototypes of the new product design.

Horizontal and Vertical System Integration help the integration of the production process with better improvement. As universal data integration is evolving and enabling the automated value chains, the Industry 4.0 technology offers companies, departments, functions, and capabilities to become more cohesive.

Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept of leveraging the benefits of internet connectivity, allowing devices to interact and communicate with one another. The interrelated devices can share data and information, control remotely, and more.

Cyber-security is a technology designed to protect networks, computers, and data from hackers or unauthorized access. Along with the increase of connectivity in Industry 4.0, cybersecurity is crucial to protect digital-based information from the cyber-crime threat.

Cloud-computing is a data storage technology that utilizes virtual servers as storage media. It is a supporting infrastructure for other technologies in industry 4.0, such as big data analysis, internet of things, and artificial intelligence.

Additive Manufacturing can be used for prototyping and producing individual components. These additive-manufacturing methods will be widely used to produce small batches of customized products.

Augmented Reality (AR) includes certain information into the virtual world and displays it in the real world. A great example of AR technology is the Dulux’s application that allows its users to see Dulux paint colours their walls instantly simply by moving their smartphone or tablet around the room. (Ast/Lbk/Pas)

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Smart city a sexy tech concept for integrative cities

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The era of IoT is coming and the world’s getting ready to embrace it. Let’s see how Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan implement Internet of Things and how the deployment affects the citizens daily life.


Since 2017, the Indonesian government has been introducing and promoting the “100 smart cities” initiative. The objective was to develop a hundred different regions in Indonesia where the Internet-of-things (IoT) appliances are deployed. From the civil registration to the field of health, education, jobs, and transportation. In 2014, the Jakarta Smart City was rolled out, followed by Sombere & Smart City in Makassar and smart kampung program in the City of Banyuwangi. These cities were even included in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network 2018, a forum held in Singapore.

Based on the data from the Indonesia IoT Forum, the Indonesian IoT market in 2022 will reach Rp444 trillion and Rp1,700 trillion by 2025. There will be around 400 active connected devices with the contribution of manufacturing sector 16%, health-care 15%, insurance 11%, 10% both for bank and securities, trade and retail 8%, and the rest for transportation and government services.


Singapore is a city-state with a total population of 5.6 million (Singstat, 2018). It is first Southeast Asia’s country that implemented smart city concept through what so-called “smart nation” initiative. The deployment of IoT in Singapore massively touches most of the public sectors and industries including health-care, logistics, and manufacturing.

Recently, Moment of Life (Families), a new government mobile application for families with the children aged 6 and below. The app provides useful services and information needed by parents and caregivers of young children on a single digital platform. The features include child-birth registration and immunisation schedule. The platform itself is integrated with other supporting facilities such as health institutions, civil registry, and more. Other than that, Singapore also applies smart traffic solution for urban transportation that saves up to 60 hours annually.

So it’s not surprising when the data from Analysys Mason mentioned that total IoT revenue in Singapore is projected to be S$714 million in 2025. Out of this, hardware and installation would account for S$270 million, connectivity and services S$95 million and applications S$349 million.


The deployment of IoT in Japan can be seen through Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town. It comprises of 1000 households in Fujisawa city in Kanagawa prefecture, located approximately 50 km west of Tokyo. This residential development can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% when compared to 1990 levels and attain 30% of its energy needs from renewable sources.

Another example is waste management. In Japan, the subjects of waste treatment and waste management are becoming increasingly important. Thus, the government put more concerns on this issue. Japan implements a remote monitoring system. The sensors sense the amount of waste in the containers if it reached the maximum container capacity, sends instant messages to the trash management department which deploy them to collect the garbage in no time.

The Japan government took these steps as the efforts to improve the implementation of IoT in the country. According to the data form UDR (Universal Data Resources), Japan’s IoT market is expected to become USD112 Billion in 2022 as full-scale introduction progresses. Meanwhile, the IoT focused markets are telecommunication, platform, software development, server/cloud, and IoT devices. (PJ/Lbk)


Smart City, Konsep Seksi Perkotaan Integratif

Kehadiran IoT membuat semua negara berbenah. Yuk kita coba perbandingkan bagaimana Indonesia, Singapura dan Jepang berlomba menerapkan IoT dalam keseharian warganya.


Sejak 2017, melalui Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika, dicanangkan ‘Gerakan Menuju 100 Smart City‘ , dimana implementasinya yaitu memindahkan semua kebutuhan warga setiap kota di Indonesia ke area digital, mulai dari layanan kependudukan, kesehatan, pendidikan, pekerjaan sampai transportasi. Di Jakarta, misalnya, proyek Jakarta Smart City yang diinisiasi pada tahun 2014, Sombere & Smart City di Makassar, hingga program smart kampung yang dilakukan pemerintah kabupaten Banyuwangi. Tiga kota ini bahkan mewakili Indonesia dalam ajang ASEAN Smart Cities Network 2018 beberapa waktu lalu. Produktivitas di Indonesia pada tahun 2022, dalam catatan Forum IoT Indonesia, diperkirakan meningkat karena pengaruh Internet of Things (IoT) hingga mencapai Rp444 triliun dengan keterhubungan sekitar 400 juta sensor (perangkat). Dari 400 juta perangkat yang terhubung itu, 16% disumbang sektor manufaktur, 15% sektor kesehatan, 11% sektor asuransi, 10% untuk masing –masing sektor perbankan dan sekuritas, 8% untuk ritel dan perdagangan besar, serta selebihnya layanan pemerintah, transportasi dan lain – lain. Jika bicara tahun 2025, produktivitas di Indonesia diperkirakan mencapai Rp1.700 triliun.


Negara yang total populasinya sekitar 5,6 juta jiwa (Singstat, 2018) ini menjadi negara pertama di Asia Tenggara yang menerapkan konsep kota pintar melalui gagasan smart nation. Penerapan IoT di Singapura difokuskan hampir di semua bidang layanan publik seperti layanan kesehatan, logistik, sampai manufaktur, dll. Di bidang kesehatan, pemerintah Singapura baru-baru ini merilis aplikasi Moment of Life yang membantu orang tua atau wali dalam melakukan pengasuhan anak, terutama yang berusia dibawah 6 tahun . Aplikasi ini memiliki fitur-fitur antara lain registrasi akte kelahiran, lokasi playground terdekat, dan laporan serta jadwal imunisasi. Platform ini terhubung dengan sistem di institusi kesehatan, catatan sipil, dan fasilitas pendukung lainnya sehingga akses informasi seputar kebutuhan dasar bagi anak usia prasekolah bisa diperoleh orang tua dengan lebih mudah. Penggunaan infrastruktur berkemampuan IoT di Singapura seperti solusi lalu lintas pintar dan terkoneksi juga digunakan oleh otoritas angkutan darat setempat, yang mampu menghemat 60 jam per tahun bagi para pengemudi negara itu.

Tak heran jika data dari Analysys Mason menyebut, pada 2025 mendatang total pendapatan IoT di Singapura diperkirakan mencapai USD714 juta pada 2025 dengan nilai untuk instalasi dan perangkat keras sebesar USD270 serta dari konektivitas dan layanan sebanyak USD 95 juta, dan aplikasi USD349 juta.


Di Tokyo, penerapan smart city di antaranya diimplementasikan dengan keterhubungan 1000 rumah di komplek Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town dengan smart grid panel surya yang menekan emisi karbon hingga 70% di kota tersebut. Salah satu yang menarik dari konsep smart yang diusung Jepang adalah pengelolaan sampah di kawasan perkotaan. Masalah sampah di Jepang memang cukup memprihatinkan sehingga pemerintah sepakat memberikan perhatian khusus terhadap isu ini. Salah satunya dengan penerapan sistem pemantauan jarak jauh yang diaplikasikan melalui pemasangan sensor di tempat sampah. Dengan sensor ini, informasi real-time mengenai kapan pengangkutan perlu dilakukan bisa diperoleh dengan mudah oleh perusahaan/entitas yang mengelola sampah-sampah ini.

Langkah-langkah di atas diambil pemerintah Jepang sebagai satu dari banyak upaya untuk meningkatkan implementasi IoT di berbagai sektor dalam negeri. Menurut data dari UDR (Universal Data Resources), pasar IoT di Jepang diperkirakan mencapai USD112 miliar pada 2022 mendatang. Sementara fokus market IoT di negara ini yaitu telekomunikasi, platform pengembangan perangkat lunak, server/cloud, dan perangkat IoT. (PJ/Lbk)

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IoT in Indonesia, to be a King in its Realm

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For eleven years dealing with and walking alone in IoT business, now IoT to become the next big.


The recent Asia IoT Business Platform exhibition held on August 28-29, 2018 left me a different impression as I felt a strong spirit and vibes spread out the air during the event this year. Imani Prima has participated in this event for four times, as the speaker and exhibitor in Jakarta and Taiwan.

Back to 7-10 years ago, when the term “Internet of Things” did not exist yet, we started the business and looking for the domestic partners to collaborate and develop the IoT implementation together, but rarely, even none that willing to get involved. It might be because providing the end-to-end solution means that you need limitless capability and expertise, from sensor and hardware, connectivity, platform, up to the application and analytic.

Therefore, we tried another option. We keep improving our technology from sensor integration, hardware development including PCB design and other electronic components and then moved to the connectivity. All alone.

From scratch, we have also been developing middleware platform to manage millions transaction per day by ourselves. It needs more efforts and consumes lots of energy to create three generation of the application within several years. Indeed, hard work would never betray you, it only pays. We finally reached the highest level in managing more than millions of data each day with lower hardware specification from laptops. Then, we successfully provided our users with not only the data but also the larger scale of data analytics which add more values to those collected data.

Get Ready to Welcome “The Next Big Thing”

Lastly, it is delighted to see how every party now more familiar with the Internet of Things. The domestic talents are increasingly growing and start to get involved in this emerging trend. The government already prepared the roadmap to promote the application of IoT and drive it to become the next big thing. Indonesia has a great opportunity and potential to adopt IoT, and our company has the same chance, too. We should be optimistic and convinced that we can be the king in our realm. Hopefully.

Yuli Cahyono

Chief Operational Officer

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11 Years in IoT Business, Imani Prima to Begin the Trial of Connected Vehicle System

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To answer the increasing needs of data integration for realizing smart mobility in the transportation sector, PT Imani Prima to begin the trial of the connected vehicle system which is also a multi-function edge computing platform fit for all types of vehicles. ———————————- Trust Me IoT is Simple!

In the past five years, PT Imani Prima keeps strengthening its business in marine and land transportation, as well as the energy conservation industrial sectors. The company comes up with the monitoring data acquisition, data telecommunication, and data processing as its key features to meet the needs in these sectors, both for the private and governmental parties.

The implementation of IoT for vehicles is facing challenges because many variables to be considered including connection availability, environmental condition, shocks, and room temperature.

After dealing with many obstacles and challenges, since last year, the company has been conducting surveys and Focus Group Discussion to dig out what features the transport users’ need for their vehicles. Then, based on this profiling, the company develops a cutting-edge connected vehicle application; accommodating the basic automotive customer’s demands relating to safety, security, predictive maintenance, user experience, and insight.

Feri Widiasmara, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of PT Imani Prima explained the company’s recent innovation: “What we are testing now is Monstrack Edge, an edge-computing platform that allows a complex computation on IoT device, so it can be used for multiple purposes, from the safety matters to the entertainment intention.” This new platform can simplify the integration and data processing of various sensors, thanks to Imani Prima’s eleven years of experiences in providing end-to-end solutions. The system that currently being tested on some types of vehicle has multiple values for its users; for instance, the automotive manufacturers can use the data to manage its assets, inventories (such as spare part availability), even to track the product failure and to create more sophisticated and innovative products.

It allows the driver/user to set the scheduled maintenance or to find the nearest car repair shop whenever mechanical interference occurs and ensures the safety of, for example, family members when they choose to use personal driver service for their driving trip.

“In the future, this platform will be equipped with some basic applications such as tracking and telemetry data for sensor data acquisition. We also set up the supported applications such as connectivity handling and configuration,” added Feri.

Furthermore, by developing this remarkable connected vehicle platform whose services and primary applications are suitable for multiple business field, the company keeps trying to actualize the real values for its multi-sectoral clients.

Based on its knowledge and expertise in implementing IoT for various needs convinced the company to choose a tag-line “Trust Me IoT is Simple” as the embodiment of vision and its participation in IoT Business Platform to be held on August 28 and 29, 2018 at Ritz Carlton, Jakarta.

A Long Experience

As an end-to-end solutions provider, Imani Prima has good, long experiences in data processing that other companies do not have. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PT Imani Prima, Takwa Fuadi, believes the company is ready to support the emerging Indonesian government program to boost the industry 4.0 which so-called Making Indonesia 4.0.

“Since the beginning, we focus on smart mobility in every aspect. Thus, we mostly implement IoT solution for mobile assets, starting from ships, heavy equipment, and so on. We handle everything related to GPS and satellite as well as its data processing complexity,” said Takwa.

For the record, IoT business in the Asia Pacific will be proliferating by 2020. The International Data Corporation (IDC) mentioned that more than 8.6 billion devices would be connected; soaring up the market growth to US$583 billion.

Through Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap, the government believes that the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia would contribute 10% of GDP from the export volume. For information, in 2017 the sector added 74.10% to Indonesia’s export structure, up 13.14% to US$125.02 billion.

About the Company

PT Imani Prima is an IoT company established in 2006 and is the global and national front liner in monitoring and tracking services for heavy equipment and ships. In 2009, Imani Prima officially gained the license as the telecommunication service provider from Indonesia Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Currently, as Southeast Asia’s largest M2M provider, Imani Prima has more than 30 thousand subscribers for heavy equipment, ten of millions of vessel traffics in 59 port spots in Indonesia.

Imani Prima is also the Country Representative of ORBCOMM, the US-based leading global provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication solutions. For more information, visit the Imani Prima website at https://imaniprima.co.id/.

In 2016, through its AISSAT Port Management Prime application that record the data near real time, the company developed the app for berth processing, piloting, towage, and freshwater services which gives precise business planning of Pelindo III. At the same year, the company has also remapping 660 positions of stations owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia that located in Java and Sumatra islands. Addition, Imani Prima’s Monstrack Train has successfully monitored train movement through GSM/GPRS networks and displayed it in the digital map. Currently, the latest 4G-Monstrack Train is being tested with more features included.

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Imani Prima Will Attend Asian IoT Business Platform

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PT Imani Prima, Indonesia’s leading IT and Telecommunication service provider, for the first time will surely participate at Asian IoT Business Platform taking place in Jakarta this year. M2M and middleware are the featuring services Imani Prima will present at the outstanding event.

PT Imani Prima’s involvement in Asian IoT Business Platform taking place on August 25th to 26th 2015 is not only the form of participation since it specifically wants to confirm its existence as one of Indonesia’s IT and Telecommunication solution pioneer providers, especially in M2M service. At its age of nine, this company intends to be known better in regional level. Asian IoT Business Platform is deemed appropriate for the purpose since the event is attended by 314 outstanding companies on telecommunication or banking field in Southeast Asian region.

“We hope our attendance in Asian IoT Business Platform will be a good start for us to significantly synergize with various parties,” Yuli Cahyono, PT Imani Prima Chief Operating Officer, said on Wednesday (8/18).

At the occasion, Yuli said, visitors or business partner candidates can visit Imani Prima’s booth at the event. Not only can they get product information, the booth will give detailed explanation to visitors and simulation for each of Imani Prima’s featuring product.

“We have strength in M2M technology, especially middleware. Middleware becomes an inseparable element of this business even though it cannot be seen by naked eyes. We have conducted comprehensive researches for middleware so we generate an innovation which can handle million transactions in minimum investment. Under the brand “MIP Platform”, our middleware system was designed to handle million transactions in telecommunication industry and to be used in other sectors, for example banking. This business is really prospective in the future so it opens great collaboration opportunities,” Yuli added.

The material which will be presented in one of ASEAN’s famous events is expected to be a sustainable start for Imani Prima since it not only educates people about an excellent innovation conducted domestically, but also expands business networks with strategic partners.

Imani Prima has made some innovations in telecommunication and information technology field to serve inter-industrial business partners. Imani Prima is Orbcomm Inc.’s country representative in Indonesia which, in 2009, officially obtained Telecommunication Service Operational Permit from Ministry of Communication and Information.

Related to its position Orbcomm’s country representative in Indonesia, PT Imani Prima handles all company services located at Rochelle Park, United States for the needs of its partners in Indonesia.

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Using PrimaSaver, Pondok Gede Mall Saves 20% Energy

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Each month, Plaza Pondok Gede II has to pay around Rp1.2 billion for power consumption, and the highest goes to Air Conditioner. Since using PrimaSaver for about four (4) months, it has successfully conserved 20% energy. Excellent!

Watch the testimony of Plaza Pondok Gede II Technical Coordinator, Bambang Suratman:

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Gotthard Base Tunnel, Swiss Prestigious Icon

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A great combination of the rocky Alp Mountain in Switzerland and the cutting-edge technology of European Rail Traffic Management System resulting in a mind-blowing work. There stand still, the sophisticated and magnificent Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is the new icon in Switzerland. It was wholly operated two years ago on 11 December 2016 but opened six months prior that year. More than 260 freight trains and 64 passenger trains passed the longest tunnel in the world every day. The tunnel is ultimately linking Zurich in North Europe and Milan in South.

What is so exceptional about this tunnel? Just name it. There are numerous records can be found which stated that it is the riskiest, ambitious project in this era. The Swiss government spent about USD12 billion for the tunnel alone and 17 years in making. More than 2500 workers engaged in this 57 kilometers-length railway that is expected to reduce heavy congestion and exhaust emission in the country.

As a globe-famous-country for its stunning spots, Swiss government always concern on the tourism aspect, which is the answer why the longest railway would bring safety and splendid experience at once for its users.

End-to-End Safety System

The construction came with precise measurement. Located in 2.3 kilometers depth of the Alps, GBT equipped with ETCS (European Train Control System) level 2 which isdefinitely essential to monitor and track the movement of trains, speed, routes, and destination accurately. The system connected to Radio Block Center(RCB) all the time. Several years ago, European Commission (EU) had put the RTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) as a mandatory standard for trains.

At first, The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a major industrial project developed by eight UNIFE members – Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS, AZD Praha, Bombardier Transportation, CAF, Mermec, Siemens Mobility and Thales – in close cooperation with the European Union, railway stakeholders and the GSM-R industry.

To improve the train control system standard quality, ERTMS today become the UE standard for the high-speed trains (around 160km/h). Currently, Asia’s countries such as China, South Korea, India, and Saudi Arabia are adopting the ERTMS system and technology.

ERTMS has two primary components which are ETCS and GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communication-Railway). ETCS, the European Train Control System, is an automatic train protection system (ATP) to replace the existing national ATP-system while GSM-R, a radio system for providing voice and data communication between the track and the train, based on standard GSM using frequencies specifically reserved for rail application with certain specific and advanced functions.

Specifically, ETCS has three levels. ETCS Level 1 can be easily superimposed on the existing national signaling system and provides cab signaling. Movement authorities can be granted through fixed and switchable Eurobalises. They also send route data to the on-board unit. With the received data the maximum speed, as well as the breaking curves, are calculated at any time. Additionally to Eurobalises, it is possible to implement EuroLoop (loop infill) or a radio-based solution (radio infill) which continuously transmits data over a longer distance.

ETCS Level 2 is a radio-based system which displays signaling and movement authorities in the cab. The train is continuously sending data to the Radio Block Centre (RBC) to report its exact position and direction. Eurobalises are used as passive positioning beacons. Trains refine their position with additional sensors such as accelerometers, odometers or radar.

ETCS Level 3 is a fully radio-based system without any trackside equipment. The Radio Block Centre (RBC) receives positioning of each train continuously and calculates smallest possible train distances at any time. Therefore the track is no longer separated in fixed blocks but split into “moving blocks.” At the same time, it is vital that trains guarantee their integrity as there is no trackside equipment available to provide this information. ETCS L3 is currently still under standardization.

Safety facilities in Gotthard Base Tunnel are also awe-inspiring. Each station equipped with fire and chemical detectors; detect fire as soon as it starts and any leakage of hazardous goods, hot box and brake-locking detectors; detect overheating axle bearings and brakes which have got stuck, and 24 hours checkpoints


Claimed as en energy-saving railway tunnel, GBT that shove Seikan Tunnel in Japan away to the second place has its electrical energy from hydropower plants in Amsteg in the canton of Uri and Ritom in the township of Ticino is supplied to the substations via a low-loss system of transmission lines.

According to SBB (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen) which investigated about energy consumption in GBT, and ensured that the total energy consumption of the Gotthard baseline would be at least 10 percent lower than the energy consumption associated with the mountain route

The fast, anti-congestion freight train services and capacities (100 km/jam) also allow the energy consumption will be one third (33 percent) lower for the same volume of traffic. It was claimed that “flat rail” that make the need for mechanical braking system decreased. It is also affecting the reduction of air pollution which is the global issue right now, and the solution for it is spreading around.

So, Switzerland can bask in the moment of glory by having the modern Gotthard Base Tunnel entirely done because it is a transportation mode that maximizes the natural resources in the country. For information, nearly 30 million tonnes of rocks were carved out from the Alps and then used for developing Uri Lake and Las Clause in Sedrun.

The question arises, when will Indonesia can build an alluring, sophisticated tunnel like this?


Gotthard Base Tunnel, Ikon Swiss yang Prestisius

Kontur batuan pegunungan Alpen, Swiss, berkolaborasi dengan sistem teknologi European Rail Traffic Management System. Hasilnya adalah Gotthard Base Tunel yang canggih dan indah.

Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) menjadi ikon baru Swiss, dua tahun terakhir ini. Sejak beroperasi secara penuh pada 11 Desember 2016 setelah dibuka enam bulan sebelumnya, terowongan terpanjang di dunia ini telah dilewati sekitar 260 kereta barang dan 64 kereta penumpang, juga merupakan penghubung Zurich di Eropa Utara dan Milan di Eropa Selatan.

Apa yang istimewa dari terowongan ini? Sesungguhnya cukup banyak catatan yang membuatnya menjadi proyek berani dan berbahaya. Proyek yang menelan dana hampir USD12 miliar ini dirancang begitu detil, sehingga membutuhkan 17 tahun untuk mewujudkannya. Dalam kurun waktu itu, sekitar 2500 pekerja terlibat dalam proyek sepanjang 57 kilometer ini. Konsep dasar pembangunan Gotthard Base Tunnel ini sendiri adalah upaya pemerintah Swiss menekan kemacetan, sekaligus mengurangi emisi gas buang. Tentu saja sebagai negara yang sangat memperhatikan aspek pariwisata, keberadaan GBT juga memperhitungkan keamanan dan keindahan yang bisa disuguhkan sekaligus selama perjalanan melintasi terowongan itu.

Dukungan Sistem Keamanan yang Menyeluruh

Maka tak heran jika detil pembangunannya melibatkan beragam perhitungan yang sangat baik. Dibangun tepat pada kedalaman 2,3 kilometer, terowongan Gotthard dilengkapi sistem keamanan ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2. Sistem ini sangat penting dalam melakukan pemantauan, pelacakan dan analisa pergerakan, kecepatan, route dan tujuan kereta dengan akurat. Sistem ini terhubung langsung melalui Radio Block Center (RCB) sepanjang waktu. Komisi Eropa memang telah lama menetapkan sistem standar keamanan kereta api yang disebut ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). Awalnya, ERTMS adalah sebuah proyek industri dari delapan asosiasi manufaktur perkeretaapian negara-negara anggota Uni Eropa yang bergabung dalam satu wadah; UNIFE. Kedelapan asosiasi tersebut antara lain Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS, AZD Praha, Bombardier Transportation, CAF, Mermec, Siemens Mobility and Thales.

Demi meningkatkan kualitas baku keamanan lalu lintas kereta, ERTMS kemudian disepakati sebagai standar wajib pada kereta api berkecepatan tinggi (sekitar 160km/jam) di wilayah Uni Eropa. Saat ini, sistem dan teknologi ERTMS mulai diadopsi oleh beberapa negara Asia seperti China, Korea Selatan, India, dan Arab Saudi. ERTMS memiliki dua komponen yaitu ETCS dan GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communication-Railway). ETCS merupakan sistem proteksi kereta otomatis (Automatic Train Protection/ATP) untuk menggantikan sistem keamanan sebelumnya, sedangkan GSM-R merupakan sistem radio penyedia suara dan data komunikasi antara trek dan kereta api yang mengadopsi standar GSM melalui penggunaan frekuensi, serta fungsi khusus untuk aplikasi kereta.

Secara spesifik, ETCS memiliki tiga level. Proses signalling (pensinyalan/telekomunikasi) pada ETCS Level 1 menggunakan kabel transmisi di sepanjang rel kereta api, dipadukan dengan sirkuit track dan Eurobalise (semacam transponder) untuk memantau posisi, jarak serta kecepatan kereta. ETCS Level 2 merupakan penyempurnaan dari ETCS Level 1. Masih menggunakan sircuit track pada level 1 namun dilengkapi dengan komunikasi radio GSM-R yang menghubungkan radio block center dengan kereta api guna mengatur dan memantau kecepatan sesuai batas yang telah ditentukan, serta eurobalise yang dipasang untuk mendeteksi posisi kereta. Terakhir,ETCS Level 3 yang hampir sama dengan Level 2 tetapi tanpa sirkuit trek, jadi komunikasi dengan control center (stasiun) hanya menggunakan radio yang terhubung melalui eurobalise.

Fasilitas keselamatan di Terowongan Gotthard juga tak kalah hebat. Setiap stasiun dilengkapi alat deteksi kebakaran dan kebocoran bahan kimia berbahaya, detektor pemanasan berlebih (overheating) serta pos pemeriksaan muatan juga selalu siaga 24 jam.

Hemat Energi

Gotthard Base Tunnel diklaim sebagai terowongan dengan konsumsi energi yang hemat. Pasokan listrik terowongan yang berhasil menggeser Seikan Tunnel di Jepang ke posisi kedua tersebut diperoleh dari pembangkit listrik tenaga air yang ada di Amsteg wilayah Uri dan di Ritom, wilayah Ticino. Berdasarkan analisis dari tim simulasi independen dan Kereta Api Federal Swiss (SBB/Schweizerische Bundesbahnen) konsumsi energi yang diperlukan GBT lebih kecil 10 persen dari yang diperlukan sebelumnya.

Layanan dan kapasitas lalu lintas kereta barang yang cepat (100 km/jam) dan bebas dari kemacetan juga memungkinkan penghematan energi sebesar 33 persen. Hal ini, antara lain terjadi karena “flat rail” memungkinkan kereta api mampu menghemat konsumsi energi akibat sistem pengereman mekanik (mechanical braking system) yang menguras energi. Selain itu, hal ini tentu saja berdampak pada menurunnya pencemaran udara yang saat ini menjadi sorotan dunia dan solusinya tengah gencar dilaksanakan.

Dengan detil semacam ini, pantaslah jika Swiss berbangga. Gotthard Base Tunnel menjadi salah satu sarana transportasi canggih di dunia dengan memaksimalkan sumber daya alam yang tersedia di dalamnya. Sebagai informasi, sebanyak hampir 30 juta ton batuan hasil galian terowongan ini digunakan untuk membangun danau Uri dan pemandian Las Clause di Sedrun.

Kapan giliran Indonesia bisa membangun terowongan secanggih ini ya?

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Smart City Trends in Southeast Asia

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IoT trends continue to grow. It is not only about modernism but also how its capability to accommodate all life sectors to become more straightforward and beneficial. 

Connectivity is an integral part of IoT goal. In communication, this technology allows people in remote areas to always connected to each other. In business side, for instances, it ensures a precise, timely, and rigid logistics and transportation services, as well as the congestion problems. As a result, it can be an opportunity to build a government to government partnership. 

Today, ASEAN members are vibrantly developing smart city concept, for example, Singapore with its Smart Nation program, Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam, Iskandar Malaysia Smart City in Malaysia, Clark Global City in the Philippines, and Makassar Smart City in Indonesia.

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Commonly, an issue of each country’s big cities is relating to citizenship and living environment in which specific issues like housing, job, taxation, insurance, education, health, even food consumption and crime are possible to occur. In associating with living environment, cases such as waste management, flood, and protection from more severe disasters like tsunami and earthquake are also unseparated parts of smart city concept. The cutting-edge technology is considered can assist the city government to solve those problems through its accumulative tracking data system in whole including its solutions.

 two sets of systems for residents in the Yuhua neighborhood in the city’s west – elderly monitoring and utility management.

In 2016, Singapore implemented two sets of the system for residents in Yuhua neighborhood for elderly monitoring and utility management. The first monitoring system tracks the elderly movements in one house via sensors connected to the smart-phone so the relatives or the caregivers would be able to monitor the safety and the needs of the elder. The second system is designed to control the electricity usage and daily needs such as one that is applied in the refrigerator which can notify the user that the beverages had run out through their handphone. This system also equipped with the panic button for the emergency situation both indoor or outdoor.

Thailand also implemented the IoT technology to connect train station to the waterways dock to decline heavy congestion in Bangkok. It aimed to use the channel and rivers in the country as a user-friendly transportation mode.

In a like manner, smart city concept focus on how to improve the security by increasing the functions and supporting infrastructures such as CCTV, alarm, and street lamps instead of the security personnel addition.

The smart city is an integrative concept to create a smooth, well-organized, efficient living by applying high technology to assist the government in taking action to the trends in the area that relates to the population growth, business, and logistics. Smart city projects in ASEAN keep increasing as the demand for accessible public services in all sectors. The smart city concept which is pushing ahead in ASEAN regions aims to face the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC) as well.

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Sovereignty, the Absolute Condition

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Innovation is the critical answer for country’s advancement. When a nation focuses and opens to this term, it will bear fruit which so-called sovereignty.

One of the barometers for country’s advancement is the availability of accessible public services including the now-most-needed thing in the world, technology. Thus, the key to open sovereignty is the innovation for sure.

Sovereignty is about how a country is maximizing and optimizing all the existing resources. Therefore, the correlation between Internet of Things (IoT) and country’s advancement gives impact to the sovereignty of the country itself. It was the point of COO of PT Imani Prima, Yuli Cahyono presentation in “Indonesianisme Summit 2017” several times ago.

Yuli Cahyono highlighted Indonesia’s national goal “to bring forward the citizens’ welfare” and how it connects to IoT. In this case, the national industry can be reached by using IoT technology which directly creates the open source mechanism. The mechanism provides a large number of chances because it is free and always on stream as well as opening the gate to explore the opportunity and enabling the learning approach.

Open source, as it stated at kominfo.go.id, refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible by using source-code. The way how this technology is developed and utilized would bring positive impacts for the sovereignty of the country. PT Imani Prima that has been involving in IoT for more than ten years seen the opportunity to give the contribution to providing this kind of technological advancement. PT Imani Prima has contributed in a lot of innovative projects both for system and monitoring & tracking device; which many big companies and State-owned Enterprises (BUMN) such as PT Patria Maritime Lines, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI), and PT Pelindo III had implemented.

Both products and services of PT Imani Prima also built upon the awareness to support the government vision to make Indonesia as the world’s maritime axis. It can be seen through VTS (Vessel Tracking System) and VMS (Vessel Monitoring System) that the company developed and equipped with the most sophisticated application that can monitor and track vessel position and its activities precisely.

The government expected to provide research funding for applicative technology not only for the institution but also the private party who want to develop the technology. On other hands, infrastructure availability is also crucial to driving the actualization of governmental policies in every sector including technology.


Ketika Kemandirian Menjadi Syarat Mutlak

Inovasi menjadi kunci kemajuan sebuah bangsa. Negara yang bergegas dan fokus pada inovasi, kelak akan menemukan buah manisnya : kemandirian.

Salah satu tolok ukur majunya sebuah negara adalah ketersediaan ragam fasilitas umum yang bisa diakses dengan mudah oleh siapapun, termasuk teknologi yang kini mulai mengejar sebagai kebutuhan pokok. Sebab itu, kunci kemandirian di segala lini mulai bertumpu pada satu hal dan isu : inovasi.

Mandiri adalah soal bagaimana memberi prioritas dan memaksimalkan sumber daya yang ada dengan maksimal. Karena itu, kait-paut IoT dan kemajuan suatu bangsa memang berpengaruh pada kemandirian bangsa itu sendiri. Hal ini senada dengan apa yang disampaikan COO PT Imani Prima, Yuli Cahyono dalam acara “Indonesianisme Summit 2017” beberapa waktu lalu.

Yuli Cahyono menyoroti tujuan nasional bangsa Indonesia dalam “memajukan kesejahteraan umum” dan keterkaitannya dengan IoT. Pengembangan industri nasional dapat dilaksanakan dengan memaksimalkan pemanfaatan teknologi IoT yang secara langsung menciptakan mekanisme open source. Banyak peluang yang bisa dicapai melalui mekanisme ini karena selain bisa didapatkan secara gratis dan diakses dengan mudah, mekanisme ini memberi peluang penyempurnaan dan pembelajaran.

Open source, dari laman kominfo.go.id, merupakan sistem pengembangan yang diselaraskan dengan memanfaatkan kode sumber (source-code); biasanya menggunakan fasilitas komunikasi internet yang tersebar dan tersedia bebas. Pengembangan dan pemanfaatan teknologi inilah yang kemudian akan berdampak positif pada kemajuan dan kemandirian suatu negara. Kesempatan untuk berkontribusi inilah yang peluangnya diambil oleh Imani Prima, perusahaan yang telah 10 tahun menjalankan ragam bisnis di bidang IoT. Kiprah Imani Prima dalam dunia IoT ini ditandai dengan berbagai proyek yang mengedepankan inovasi sistem dan monitoring & tracking device yang telah digunakan di banyak perusahaan besar dan Badan Usaha Milik Negara (BUMN) seperti PT Patria Maritime Lines, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI), dan PT Pelindo III.

Tak hanya itu, produk dan layanan PT Imani Prima juga didasari oleh kesadaran untuk ikut serta mendukung visi pemerintah mengembalikan kejayaan laut Indonesia. Teknologi VMS (Vessel Monitoring System) dari Imani Prima mampu menyediakan informasi keberadaan, pergerakan, dan aktivitas kapal ikan secara akurat dan real-time.

Dalam Indonesianisme Summit 2017, Yuli Cahyono juga menggaris bawahi pentingnya dukungan pemerintah secara konsisten, utamanya dalam kaitan riset dan infrastruktur teknologi, ketersediaan ekosistem dan lingkungan yang memungkinkan semua pihak urun rembuk menggelontorkan ide dan mewujudkannya. Selain itu, regulasi yang berpihak pada industri lokal, dan peningkatan kualitas dan kuantitas sumber daya manusia di bidang teknologi dan informasi harus pula dibangun secara paralel.

Pemerintah diharapkan memberikan pembiayaan bagi riset teknologi aplikatif tak hanya untuk institusi pendidikan tetapi juga industri swasta yang ingin mengembangkan teknologi. Bersamaan dengan itu, kelengkapan infrastruktur merupakan item yang tak kalah penting dalam mendukung realisasi sebuah kebijakan di segala bidang, termasuk teknologi.

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Media Gathering Indonesianisme Summit 2017

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Approaching to Indonesianisme Summit on December 9, 2017, a gathering conducted on Wednesday (29/11) at Hongkong cafe, Gondangdia, Menteng.

CFO of PT Imani Prima, Kwarta Rachmiliza presented Monstrack Train; one of our excellent products which succesfully installed for remapping 660 stations of PT Kereta Api Indonesia in Java and Sumatra.

This event ended with a group photo session. Kwarta Rachmiliza, Chief Executive Elfi Malano (second from the right side) and Head of Relations of PT Astra Tbk, Yuliarman (left).


Jelang pelaksanaan Indonesianisme Summit 9 Desember 2017 mendatang, Rabu (29/11) siang ini digelar media gathering di Hongkong cafe, Gondangdia, Menteng.

Dalam acara tersebut, CFO PT Imani Prima, Kwarta Rachmiliza berkesempatan mempresentasikan Monstrack Train, salah satu produk andalan kami yang telah sukses diterapkan untuk re-mapping posisi 660 stasiun milik PT Kereta Api Indonesia di Jawa dan Sumatera.

Acara media gathering ditutup dengan sesi foto bersama. Selain Kwarta Rachmiliza, tampak diantaranya hadir Ketua Pelaksana Elfi Malano (kedua dari kanan) dan Head of Relations PT Astra Tbk, Yuliarman (paling kiri).

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