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Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Networks, Semiconductor, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless |

Vibration Analysis for Predictive Maintenance (PDM)

Vibration Analysis for Predictive Maintenance (PDM)

One of the major challenges while dealing with heavy machineries is to keep them running for as much time as possible or say to reduce the down time to increase productivity. If a machine breaks down during scheduled operating hours, it can bear huge financial losses. But few machines are operated with a goal to let it run for as long as it can. Once it fails or malfunctions, it is repaired/replaced. This is called Corrective Maintenance. But for most machines, operating it till it fails is not an option. To avoid failures, maintenance is scheduled at regular intervals. This is called Preventive Maintenance. It is costly and requires a lot of resources. But with the advent of sensor, IIoT and cloud technologies, now the actual condition of machines can be monitored continuously and maintenances can be done when truly needed. This is called Predictive Maintenance (PdM). It is much more efficient and hence most cost-effective as well. The process by which PdM is done is called Condition Monitoring....

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Automotive, Wireless |

Opportunities for electric cars and challenges for driverless cars in India

Opportunities for electric cars and challenges for driverless cars in India

With a constant alteration in technology, our needs are varying more and more every day. Gone are the days where we would depend only on public transport for travelling. The current generation entails more of electronic gadgets for a tranquil life. Electric Vehicles are hypothetically substantial sources of new electric loads that a country like India is focusing on in the near future. In fact, just this morning we woke up to the news that the government has amended building bylaws in Karnataka to make it mandatory to have charging points in all high-rise buildings, including malls and apartments India may be slow in embracing electric vehicles, but once it takes off, the adoption will be fast. The nation is estimated to see 30.81 million electric vehicles sales by 2040. That number comes from Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. According to sources, the electric vehicles trend is set to grow in the country and India aims to reach zero emission by 2040. Electric cars will not only modify...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Wireless |

Mapping IoT Opportunities through Data Analytics

Mapping IoT Opportunities through Data Analytics

Smart Home, IoT Data Analytics, Industrials (Manufacturing & Supply Chain) – IoT provides access to data from the real world and in real-time. Analytics can play a huge role in the influx of this data giving rise to newer business models for various segments. IoT is the next frontier for businesses and IoT-enabled companies are going to be unique in terms of their needs and requirements. It is not only about the digitization of processes to adopt a connected approach but also about what happens next – Big Data! IoT is digitizing physical assets such as sensors, devices, machines, and gateways and the rapidly growing network is resulting in huge volumes of data being generated every second. This data opens opportunities for significant value creation and revenue generation. To analyze the volume of information from different sources and take action in real-time is becoming a major challenge in the IoT environment. In order to meet consumer demands for quicker deliveries, companies are switching to IoT solutions that help warehouses...

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Retail, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

5 Trends at NRF

5 Trends at NRF

Sasken is enabling its retail customers to engage with their end consumers in the pre- and post-purchase stages by providing personalized customer services and building engaging brand experiences that fuel profitable growth and drive competitive advantage. Here are some industry trends that we witnessed at NRF 2017, some of which we are already enabling for our customers: 1. E-Commerce is small but growing steadily     According to a recent report by Deloitte, brick and mortar stores still reign are still ahead with in-store purchases. The e-com growth continues to be solid due to the presence of data that is nimble enough to be actioned on. 2. Data is money! E-Commerce players can use a free tool like Google Analytics and generate extraordinary amounts of user behavior data. Using this data they provide a far superior service that reduces customer effort and time. At the same time the investments that are required from brick and mortar stores to generate ‘click-stream’ equivalent data is significant. Though there are tools that...

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Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Semiconductor, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

More Apps for the Wearable Ecosystem

More Apps for the Wearable Ecosystem

Most of us have gone through a phase of aggressively chasing the insect with a snake. Left, right, up, and down keys pushed animatedly to beat scores amongst our small circle of friends. With every new phone release, we have all waited in anticipation of a new, more updated version of the games with ‘edgier’ graphics. This was the era of Nokia and the game ‘snake’ that consumed everyone’s attention. Our expectations and imaginations were contained in the few apps that were preloaded on the phone. The world of phones has seen a rapid evolution in the last couple of years. Big players like Apple and Samsung, have revolutionised the way we interact with our phones. They have almost become an extension of our physical selves, making it almost impossible for most of us to live without them. With advancements in technology, they have made devices such as the camera and Tomtom GPS redundant. Compressing the functionality of these devices into one unit has simplified life and made content...

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Automotive, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Automotive: Native applications vs Web applications

Automotive: Native applications vs Web applications

There seems to be a trend of automotive products such as IVI Systems and Instrument Cluster among others that are using web based applications for all purposes such as media playback, vehicle information, etc. The other option for these applications is native application. So the question we must ask: Which one is better – Web based or native? With Web based applications, car infotainment system, instrument cluster OEMs will be able to reuse applications across all their products. This is very important because OEMs will have products based on multiple operating systems – QNX, ITRON, Android, Linux. OEMs will prefer to reuse from the perspective of cost saving, time-to-market and consistent UX. Are web technologies ready to cater to automotive needs? Though web technologies are standardized and easily to use, automotive related extensions have to be included and standardized. I have outlined the related features that have to be included in web technology components such as web-kit for automotive platform: Vehicle information such as navigation, speed, gear, head light,...

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