The projects established a remote monitoring system and allowed for the collection of data at the Data Center without access to the actual site. The projects also familiarized young researchers with the remote monitoring system and enhanced their understanding, knowledge and skills about ICT technologies.
APT J3: Promotion of e-local community with ICT solution in Indonesia (2009)
This project studied methods to improve healthcare services in Tanah Datar, West Sumatera, Indonesia. The project established the 'Health Checkup Service' that allows automatic collection of the height, weight, and blood pressure from measuring instruments and puts them into a database, as well as the 'Healthcare Contents Distribution Services' that provides information on the prevention of epidemic diseases such as Pandemic Influenza and dengue fever.
The project aimed at:
- Developing and implementing a community-based wide area network by connecting a hospital, a healthcare centre, a telecentre, a university, high schools, and junior high schools with a broadband access system to utilize e-healthcare, e-education and e-agriculture solutions by providing the internet accessibility to rural communities
- Evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of this community-based broadband telecentre to propose the best practices of the telecentre to be replicated and scaled up in other rural communities in Indonesia and other APT member countries
- Enhancing and improving the implementation and maintenance skills among prefectural government staff to successfully establish and sustain ICT infrastructure and applications
The project provided a basic health check-up system in remote rural areas for the trial of a centralized health data management system with simple health consultancy and disease information services, which was also the public information service for the local community. WiFi system was adopted as an access network and an optical LAN system was installed using FTTH technology at the Tanah Datar Prefectural Office and Government Office Complex.
System configuration at the sites
APT J2: Exploration of ICT's Potential in Peatland Environmental Conservation to Address Climate Change (2010)
APT J3: Promotion of e-environmental community with ICT solution in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia (2011)
The project looked at improving the existing efforts made to restore peatland, which was by the construction of simplified dams on the canals to maintain the water level of the peatland to avoid peat fire from occurring, through the usage of ICT. The project aimed at establishing a remote monitoring system using ICT technologies, which would make the process of the operations quicker, more efficient and would allow for a set of data series to be recorded.
The project aimed to:
- Conduct a feasibility study towards the establishment of the ICT remote monitoring system at the rural area
- Encourage young researchers to become familiar with the remote monitoring system and also enhance and improve their understanding, knowledge and skills about ICT
- Integrate soil sensors at a new monitoring point and test a new firefighting agent that is expected to act as a preventive measure as well as a counter measure for peat fire
- Establish a telecentre where the students and residents will be educated on knowledge about ICT, for instance, the various uses of the Internet and the use of technology for environmental conservation
- Share the data collected from the system with joint researchers in the Asian countries
In the 2010 APT - J2 project, one Data Centre and three monitoring points were constructed. The Data Centre was established specifically with a data server to compile the data sent from the towers. Four towers were erected, one at the Data Centre and three at the designated measuring points to establish a radio link. The equipment mounted on each tower consisted of a water level sensor in the water, a field server, solar panels with battery and WiFi equipment for radio system. The field server was also equipped with WiFi interface.
In the 2011 APT - J3 project, point D was provided, which lied on the extension of the straight line from Point A to C and was located in the natural forest near Taruna Canal. Soil sensors were installed at Point D to evaluate the effect of the fire-fighting foam.
A high speed data link, which was called the PASOLINK system, was installed to connect the Data Centre and CIMTROP office, so that all the collected data at the Data Centre was transmitted to the data server in the CIMTROP office.
Network Configuration of the Remote Monitoring System
ICT Training Programme, West Sumatera, Indonesia (2014)
The ICT Training Programme was conceived by TTC and other SHARE members who sought to integrate the various other successful SHARE applications such as e-Education, e-Health, e-Agriculture and e-Aquaculture at West Sumatera, Indonesia. The project looked at exposing the local community to the various applications that have been implemented, and providing them with the necessary training needed to enable them to leverage on these applications to improve the quality of their lives.
The project aimed to provide the participants with the skills to:
- Apply SHARE applications for developing local and regional economies
- Use English effectively for a variety of purposes related to SHARE
- Create digital documents of local content using ICT skills
- Demonstrate effective managerial skills to lead local communities in improving their qualities of life
The training programme was delivered mainly online using an e-learning platform, with four scheduled face-to-face sessions with the participants for evaluation of their progress.
The project was carried out over three phases, and involved stakeholder mapping and interviews, training needs analysis with the community, design and development of the training programme, preparation of the e-Learning platform, content delivery to the participants, course assessments and learning evaluations of the participants.