s-net® - applications and projects

The s-net® technology for wireless networking and localization is primarily used where a self-sufficient operation with low data rates is important. Additionally, the self-organizing properties allow the use of sensors in large numbers and in inaccessible locations. This makes it possible to realize extremely diverse applications in the areas of Industry 4.0, Smart City and Healthcare.

Industrie 4.0

In recent years, a large number of measurement, monitoring and control applications with wireless sensor networks on the s-net® technology have been implemented based. Especially in the context of Industry 4.0, the s-net® technology opens up an enormous potential for numerous innovative applications.

Typical applications are:

  • process control and process monitoring
  • intelligent commissioning
  • predictive maintenance and condition monitoring

Reference projects in the sector of industry 4.0


Digitalization of production processes

Central process control, by intelligent good carriers and cyber-physical systems (CPS) enables a complete transparency of the current production status in order to control production planning flexibly an efficiently.



wireless mobile commissioning

The wireless Pick-by-Light system based on s-net® technology enables a fast installation and simple redesign of shelves for flexible and low-effort order picking.



networking to increase productivity

Development of a generic system for the flexible networking of multi-level production processes to increase resource-efficient productivity.


Within the framework of a Smart City, entire infrastructure areas such as logistics and intralogistics can be networked via an integrated information system. The s-net® technology contributes to an easy information retrieval within the infrastructure in order to save time and resources.

Typical applications are:

  • Smart Container
  • Smart Tracking
  • Condition Monitoring

Reference project in the logistics sector



smart container for Kanban systems

Containers are equipped with sensors and s-net® technology, e.g. to detect and communicate filling levels. The smart containers form a cyber-physical system and provide the necessary data to automate Kanban processes.




Monitoring of ULDs

The combination of asset tracking systems and s-net® networking technology ensures secure monitoring and localization of cargo for real-time control of air freight containers.



Cargo monitoring for sea containers

ConTrack is a freight tracking system with localization and mobile or satellite communication. Both the containers and the freight are monitored on their transport routes. For example, to optimize logistics processes or initiate measures to protect the goods


In times of ever-increasing cost pressure in the healthcare sector, the efficient use of all resources is of central importance. s-net® is used to develop systems for wireless localization and environment monitoring for medical devices, patients or blood reserves. A location-independent support facilitates the everyday life, as relevant data can be transmitted continuously.

Typical applications are:

  • Asset Tracking
  • Patient management
  • Condition Monitoring

Reference project in the healthcare sector



analysis of movement behavior

The INNOVAGE project combines a continuous analysis of the movement behavior of seniors with the implementation of appropriate movement measures based on s-net® technology.



Process optimization in clinics

OPAL Health is a wireless location and environmental monitoring system for medical devices and blood supplies. This simplifies device management - and increases safety in transfusion medicine.



Process optimization for patients

With Olog-Pat, Smart Objects collect localization and condition data of the patients. They can collect, store and communicate information with their environment.