IoT is a source of hope, confusion, and dreams. Similar concepts exist before but the full potential is beginning to emerge only now. IoT become a reality as data collection options improves and high performance computing advances.
IoT is not an isolated technology, rather a complete ecosystem. This is the reason IoT took it’s time to become mainstream and it is still evolving. We believe the full potential IoT depends on coming together of the following elements –
Sensors and Actuators
Sensors are the sensory system of the IoT ecosystem. It collects data about temperature, moisture, light, gas, distance, humidity, motion. and many other variables. The actuators perform actions based on the collected data. It sound an alarm, open a gate, turn on sprinklers, turn off lights, send a text message and do many other things. PWMs control flows and degrees. Relays turn things on or off. The possible combinations are almost unlimited.
We are currently working with more than 100s sensors in 36 categories. These sensors measurs almost all types of environment variables. They gives you accurate reading of anything you want to measure. With this type of information, we are in a unique position to determine what to do with our actuators.
Sensors collecting data and actuators doing required tasks are not new. Gateways connecting different types of sensors and actuators is what makes IoT interesting. Our IoT Gateways are connecting many different “things”. We offer many gateway to connect sensors and actuators. We have basic gateways (iG100E and iG100P) for home and small business. For Industrial use, we have large, high capacity gateway (iG500).
Our iG 100 product connects 4 analogue and 12 digital sensors with 4 PWM output and 4 Relay output. It has on board CANBUS and MODBUS protocol support with Ethernet and Wi-Fi capability. It has onchip MQTT server which streams data to the cloud (AWS). You can host your own IoT event processing and decision support system. iG 200 offers on board FPGA and multicore CPU for data aggregation from many sensors. It then send the data stream to your Internet hosted server in Gigabit speed.
IoT gateways will be the first phenomena of the IoT revolution. It is like the “Interchangeable Parts” that kickstarted the industrial revolution. Currently you use separate methods and channels for connecting different types of sensors. Sensors are either Analogue or Digital, have different connection options (RS485, RJ45). Without a proper Gateway, it is impossible to connect and manage all of them. Our gateways have all connectivity options to connect different sensors and actuators.
In large industries like manufacturing and mining, we connect many gateways and sensors. It also have to be powerful enough to control such a large infrastructure. aG 1000 is our high performance computing device with 4 processing module. The processing inside aG 1000 through four GPU or Xilinx Ultrascale with MPSOCs. You can do realtime Video Analytics or run Machine Learning at the machine. In fact, you can run most of the framework inside the machine.
We are a part of NVidia Incubation Program. We use their advanced products and solutions like DGX and TX2 GPU systems. These provides advanced tensor flow and other frameworks for a lot of use cases.