Vanika Pahwa

Vanika Pahwa

Vanika Pahwa is a Digital Marketing Associate at eInfochips. Prior to joining eInfochips, Vanika completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communication from V.V.P College, Rajkot. In her spare time, Vanika is interested in sketching and studies new trends in inbound marketing.

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Enabling effective video surveillance solutions

Today, the surveillance industry has evolved beyond monitoring thefts and threats. The advancements in technologies enable businesses to deliver intelligent autonomous systems that can predict and pre-empt actions, even while continuously monitoring the object or perimeter. With the increased push to digitize the physical environment, the industry plays a key role in bridging the gap between the two worlds.

 

Enabling effective video surveillance solutions

 

The surveillance industry is emerging as a front runner in the enterprise space. As security and safety of people and facilities become vital, and as technology gets more and more invasive, surveillance products are having a field day! The presence of surveillance systems in public places and organizations, can not only monitor activities and movements but also help residents and employees feel safe.

 

Video surveillance is being extensively used in

 

  • Transportation - Track Fast-moving Vehicles in Real Time  
  • Retail  – Put a stop to Shoplifting, Pilferage and Shrinkage
  • City surveillance - Round-the-clock Safety for Citizens and Visitors along with many other applications.

 

So basically Video Surveillance is fuelling the fast catching smart-city trends.

 

Our capabilities in surveillance camera extend to cutting edge innovation in body cameras, 4k cameras, night vision cameras and much more.

 

We also offer a complete VMS as a SaaS offering, including a fully federated architecture, billing management & tenant management - based on a private, public or hybrid cloud architecture.

 

eInfochips is a Product and Semiconductor Design Solutions company with the infrastructure, processes, expertise and experience to deliver turnkey technology solutions  including edge devices like surveillance cameras, NVR/DVR, Video management software , video analytics that have been deployed in transportation, city surveillance and retail surveillance. In addition to the above video based solutions, eInfochips has vast experience implementing state of the art and futuristic access control solutions which makes us an all-round player in the security & surveillance domain. 

 

 

Want to know more about surveillance solutions? Click here

 

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vanika
Vanika Pahwa
Digital Marketing Associate

Vanika Pahwa is a Digital Marketing Associate at eInfochips. Prior to joining eInfochips, Vanika completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communication from V.V.P College, Rajkot. In her spare time, Vanika is interested in sketching, travelling and exploring new places.

 

Designing an Intelligent IoT Gateway with Edge & Fog computing capabilities [Video]

Securely cloud-connect and remotely manage your devices

 

With continued growth in demand for IoT due to billions of devices connecting to the smart networks, IoT Gateways have emerged as one of the most critical components in an IoT product and service deployments.

 

Some of the major businesses and technical challenges in IoT deployments  include adapting to newer business models and process, enabling interoperability between devices, device and data security, remote access of data, managing escalating cost of storage, device uptime etc.

 

Gateways are a game-changer in the IoT ecosystem. It helps IoT developers and enterprises securely connect their sensors, devices, and applications across cloud networks and manage them remotely. With edge and fog computing capabilities, they help companies simplify their design, reduce the cost of storage, access data faster, and accelerate the time-to-market for connected solutions.

 

eInfochips intelligent Gateway framework helps you accelerate your time-to-market by providing a ready-to-use gateway software stack that is not only intelligent, but can also be deployed on any hardware. It can be controlled from the cloud and is incredibly easy to integrate within your existing framework. It is designed to run on any Linux/Windows IoT/Brillo-based gateway hardware, including Samsung ARTIK module 5 & above, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410C, Dell Edge Gateway 5000 series, Cisco IR 900 series, and NXP iMX6 based gateways, among others. It will also reduce the effort spent by companies in enabling the communication channel between edge devices and cloud apps, which is typically 25 to 30 % of the total development effort.

 

 

Want to know more on how to address the challenges of implementing IoT gateways? Click here

 

About Author

vanika
Vanika Pahwa
Digital Marketing Associate

Vanika Pahwa is a Digital Marketing Associate at eInfochips. Prior to joining eInfochips, Vanika completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communication from V.V.P College, Rajkot. In her spare time, Vanika is interested in sketching, travelling and exploring new places.

Predictive Maintenance – 100 % Resource Utilization and 0% Downtime

Industrial Automation is concerned with improving safety and productivity of workers enabling them to participate more effectively in supervisory roles. With technology advancing by leaps and bounds, there has been a major thrust on implementing a method of proactive maintenance based on perceived future needs, not a specific time period or mileage.

 

Predictive maintenance (PdM) has lately emerged as an advanced strategy to maximize the workers productivity and the efficiency and uptime of machines. It is being widely used in industrial automation especially for IoT to determine the state of machinery and factory tools to predict their maintenance when required thus, saving on re-work and raw material costs.

 

“Moving to the world where machines ask for their own maintenance before they fail!”

 

industrial automation infog full

 

Industrial automation systems with high computing power can capture, process and analyze humongous amounts of BI data generated by sensors in the factory floor. This can provide real-time telemetry on detailed aspects of production processes. Machine models trained on such data allow firms to predict when different machines will fail.

 

The idea of predictive maintenance revolves around installing sensors on processing machines that will measure vibrations, torques, temperatures, and other things like oil quality and level. The market size of predictive maintenance is estimated to grow from USD 582.3 Million in 2015 to USD 1,884.3 Million by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.5%.

 

eInfochips provides lifecycle management services for global companies in their legacy and future products and solutions which comprises of obsolescence, sustenance and globalization/ localization L2 to L4 support.

 

About Author

vanika
Vanika Pahwa
Digital Marketing Associate

Vanika Pahwa is a Digital Marketing Associate at eInfochips. Prior to joining eInfochips, Vanika completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communication from V.V.P College, Rajkot. In her spare time, Vanika is interested in sketching, travelling and exploring new places.

 

Solving the Challenges in Smart Energy Meter Deployment

Smart Energy Meter

 

As the world moves towards a connected future, smart energy management and consumption is becoming a top priority for energy providers and consumers respectively. With IoT and ideas like smart factory playing a major role in business operations, utility  companies are planning to roll out millions of smart meters to help industrial and residential users efficiently manage their electricity consumption while simultaneously helping lower  their Energy costs.  

 

Several IoT manufacturers, in turn, are developing interoperable smart energy products that monitor, control, report and automate the delivery and usage of energy. These innovative solutions connect to a smart grid to help provide the desired information and automation support. There is a further need for energy providers to have a proper control over matching their demand-supply needs, and bring in runtime customizations for value enhancement.

 

Value additions of Smart Meters
  1. Automated and streamlined meter readings resulting in significant time and efforts savings
  2. Accurate,  timely and variable usage based billing
  3. Better handling of events e.g. Outage, tampering , theft, errors etc
  4. Reduced back office rebilling
  5. Improved transformer load management
  6. Greater employee safety and incident management

Concerns related to smart energy meters

Although smart meters help improve grid reliability and promote energy efficiency, there are still concerns regarding the accuracy, security and integrity of these meters as well as managing RF emissions. Ensuring appropriate level of accuracy, safety, and security and adherence to national standards and state and local requirements is essential for proper and secure operation.

 

1.  Planning and maintenance

The success of smart meter projects depends on the accuracy of operations during project planning, deployment and maintenance of systems. The need of the hour is to properly develop the business and technical requirements of an end system, with a robust technology selection team that may select an appropriate technology.

 

This would call for sufficient planning for operations and maintenance while developing a maintenance model to ensure reduced outage while enabling support of new systems

 

2.  Security and integrity of systems

Security and integrity of industrial meters  are major focus areas for utility companies and vendors. One of the major areas of focus is incorporating appropriate security measures for data validation, privacy and encryption, access control, and error checking. There is a need to ensure safe and appropriate installation plans and processes.

 

3.  Reduced time for deployment and maintenance

Another focus area is a reduced thrust on manual field deployments. With connected smart meters, the firmware upgrades over the air has been a reality. This, along with other features, can make diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance virtually a remote activity with minimal time and manual efforts required.

 

With the technologically advanced smart meters, energy providers have managed to reduce manual meter readings, and other in-person data capture to near zero thus, enabling a more integrated, accurate and faster solution which can send over the data to the cloud for further analysis. This, in turn, helps pass on the benefits of dynamic price controls based on usage, understanding usage as per geographical and demographic  factors and accordingly, aid in business decision-making.

 

4.  Adherence to regulatory standards

For smart meters, compliance with industry protocols and guidelines to ensure optimal standards of safety is needed to ensure zero difficulty in field deployments. It also has to be ensured that appropriate transition and post deployment testing plans are in place, to meet local regulatory requirements and your business needs.

 

For further reading

Check out this eInfochips case study where we designed a cloud-enabled smart metering solution for one of our clients. 

About Author

vanika
Vanika Pahwa
Digital Marketing Associate

Vanika Pahwa is a Digital Marketing Associate at eInfochips. Prior to joining eInfochips, Vanika completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communication from V.V.P College, Rajkot. In her spare time, Vanika is interested in sketching, travelling and exploring new places.

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