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Internet of things hardware and software platform

Country of Origin: Singapore
Reference Number: TOSG20170724001
Publication Date: 24 July 2017

Summary

A Singapore SME that specialises in wireless smart switches and smart lighting systems for UK & Europe has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software platform for use by its partners at minimal cost & effort.

It is keen to partner SMEs of all sizes or MNEs who are keen to leverage this platform through licensing, commercial agreement with assistance or research cooperation.

Description

A complete IoT transformation involves overhauling both the hardware & software management system for the newly-smart component; with the cloud server, user interaction platforms & more importantly, data collection, analysis and protection. 

The solution developed by the Singapore SME simplifies the completion of an IoT Transformation for its partners at minimal cost & effort.

Consisting of both hardware & software technologies, the solution incorporates mature IoT technology into components and introduces new flagship smart components. It allows its partners to bring their businesses green with smart products that reduce energy consumption with IoT, harness the potential of big data for planning, monitoring, preempting and increase revenue generation.

On the hardware side, the electronics module is to be inserted into the smart components produced by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the ability to communicate with the cloud server.

On the software side, the technology includes a asynchronous cloud server that features a reduction in reaction time in proportion to the increase in number of devices connected.

Its cloud server is also flexible in nature, allowing for fuss-free addition of unlimited additional servers ranging from raspberry pi home servers to IBM industrial servers. Its server also features high security with Transport Layer Security (TLS) & Public Key Encryption to protect collected data during transmission for analysis. This allows for efficient usage, fuss-free maintenance and the collection of vital usage data for analysis and feedback to users.

Unique component characteristics are also taken into consideration in the design of smart components to include automated alerts for routine component maintenance and repair when necessary. It also addresses future data collection, analysis & protection needs.

The software system also features in-house developed mobile app & web usage interfaces for users, as well as developed compatibility for Amazon Alexa & Google Home to accommodate voice control.

The IoT technology platform developed by the Singapore SME can be applied to OEM manufacturers who are looking to give the components they produce a smart upgrade with IoT technology.

In particular, the technology is especially suitable for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting OEM manufacturers, both of which face a saturated market and increased competition. In such cases, an IoT upgrade is able to give them a new playing field to compete on to increase revenue and their competitiveness in the market.

The Singapore SME seeks partner SMEs of all sizes or MNEs who are keen to leverage this platform through the following types of cooperation:

- Licensing agreement
- Commercial agreement with assistance
- Research cooperation
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Advantages and Innovations

The solution provides a completed IoT transformation process within three months. The experience and expertise of the Singapore SME in online retail of their smart lighting products enables them to customise and tailor in accordance to the IoT upgrading plans for potential partners.

Their vast experience in the building industry also ensures that the team is able to take into consideration, industry-unique factors when tailoring the IoT upgrading plan to best harness the opportunities presented by IoT.

In a smart lighting implementation for one of its clients, a Singapore University, the Singapore SME was able to complete the project of 32 lights in 3 hours with minimal disruption to office activities through a fuss-free installation process.

Their solution has helped its client to save 50% of its office lighting costs, and brought it a step further to achieving their green and sustainability goals.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

The Singapore SME seeks to work with SMEs of all sizes or MNEs in the folllowing types of partnerships:

i) Commercial agreement with technical assistance
The partner can offer this technology to their customers with the technical support from the Singapore SME.

ii) Licensing agreement:
The partner can license the technology to further develop and commercialise it to offer to their customers.

iii) Research cooperation agreement:
The partner can undertake joint research and development with the Singapore SME to further develop it into new products which can be offered to both the Singapore and the partner's markets.

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