Smart Devices & Systems

The convergence of sensors + connectivity (IoT) + machine learning is making your home, food production, and city more efficient.
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We help you explore the smart products, enabling technologies, and real-world use cases that improve operations and save resources for companies and individuals.

Smart Home

They say your home is where your heart is.

The smart system economy for the home starts with surfacing information about your water and electricity usage along with the state of your appliances.

This information can link to the outside world to optimize resource by turning off when not needed, cut bills by running at non-peak hours, and schedule maintenance calls before something breaks down.

From resource use to lifespan, our food system lies at the heart of a smart device economy.

The industry is currently responsible for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Sensors and machine learning provide a new way to grow, ship, and consume our food while providing data about its origins.

FOOD

SMART CITY

Home to more than half of the world’s population and around 85% of global GDP generation.

Transit and congestion, heating and cooling of buildings, and infrastructure in these urban centers are all ripe for moving from a linear to a dynamic system of operation.

Enabling Technology

TECH

Smart devices are built using a number of key enabling technologies:

Blockchains lie at the center for trusted identity and authentication.

Sensors and connectivity allow for data to be collected and transmitted from the physical world.

Data analysis, learning, and integration software sit at the top creating insights and actions.

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Products no longer exist in isolation

New technologies enable products and services to interact and learn from one another. This allows us to rethink the way we design, produce, consume and reuse.

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SMART ASSETS +

Receive real-time data from all your business components.

TEAM MEMBERS & PROCESSES +

Create actionable insights for your workers in the field.

= RESOURCE SAVINGS AND MATERIAL REUSE ACROSS THE ENTIRE ECONOMY

BUSINESS COMPONENTS +

INTERNAL MGMT
ERP, Timesheets, Billing & Payments

CUSTOMER / PARTNER MGMT
CRM, SDK, API, etc

TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS +

Sensors & Actuators

Connected assets are key to the Internet of Things. We do these by integrating or adding on sensors and actuators to your field devices.

Connectivity

From Wifi Routers to LoRA LPWAN and cellular networks. What are the technologies used to get the data from the field to edge devices and the cloud?

Analytics & Machine Learning

Once you have the data from your devices and business processes how do you act on this? How will you receive actionable data?

Blockchain

From having an ID on all of your assets to opening up new alliances and partnerships. Blockchain will play a key role in shaping the connected economy.

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