As we have seen in the past years, MOHAnet organized its annual conference session for partners and others interested in IoT and M2M solutions in January. This time Zoltán Havasi, CEO of MOHAnet Zrt. talked about the corporation’s new remotly monitorable application-specific mobile phone, the Moniphone. This post is about its features and how it differs from other phones we are used to.
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When the first portable phones came out, they made communication far easier. But this wasn’t the only feature people were excited about. Mobile phones were a status symbols. Later the newer displays, touchscreens, applications and the whole phenomena of digital transformation made mobiles so indispensable that corporations like news agencies and radio stations had to face difficult situations. Not to mention industries like map manufacturers that were almost wiped out in the name of substitutability. Mobile phones were getting adapted more and more to higher expectations and now it is not only our communication device, but an assistant who serves us in all walks of life.
What is Moniphone?
Moniphone is made for elderly people who need help in their daily routine and for physical workers whose work can be eased by the phone itself and be monitored by managers. Moniphone is a user-friendly device that allows transparency in different processes. The phone is useful especially in the case of customers who are unable to do the weekly shopping or to take medicine alone, the ones who find it difficult to get home even in a familiar neighbourhood or the people whose condition requires instant support. In order to monitor the users, Moniphone connects them with sensors and sends data to a cloud-based server.
With the conventional looks – physical buttons, non-responsive screen – engineers aimed to help to older customers who are used to real buttons and have little idea of how newly designed screens work.
“As we get older, our hands become wrinkly and the ability to use devices with gentle movements lessens” – added Havasi Zoltán.
The case is almost the same with physical workers whose hands are bigger and stronger than usual. They don’t really need some fancy touch screen gadget. They need a reliable and easy-to-use device for their everyday life and work.
Moniphone is an online device. The importance of this statement matters more than it seems at first sight. Unlike any other mainstream mobile phone, Moniphone cannot be used disconnected from the internet. The main mission of MOHAnet is to collect useful data from users. In the context of accident prevention or maintaining health every second counts so corporations like MOHAnet cannot afford to lose sight over customers. As for the work monitoring, the device helps to prevent industrial accidents, gains efficiency and eases the administration.
The monitoring function operates 24/7. You can check the diagnostic status of your device, regardless of its location, every hour or minute through the internet on a secured tunnel developed for this purpose. Smartphones are unable to do this, due to their construction. The secure transmission and processing of data is ensured by various encryption methods, which are responsible for data tunnel coding and message encryption. Due to the reliability of the device, only one modem and SIM card are needed for its operation. In cases where it is necessary to duplicate the number of the communication channels, a further SIM card slot and modem may be added.
At the moment there are five area where we can use this special mobile phone. They are as follows:
- Elderly care assistant
- Patrol assistant
- Cleaning assistant
- Delivery assistant
- Ticket inspector assistant