The IoT (Internet of Things) technology movement is based on the premise that increased connectivity between machines and people can greatly improve productivity across many different areas of life and work. Although the past few years have brought on significant progress to IoT, until recently the tech was in a largely experimental phase rather than one that exploits it to the fullest to deliver the intended value.
- Embedded software
- Hardware prototyping
- iBeacon, NFC, …
- Device Connectivity
Today we are building towards Industry 4.0, Smart cities, Connected Cars and Smart home appliances. All of these facets have 4 things in common: create, connect, collect and compute. There are 5 main services Pegus Digital offers in IoT solutions:
- Project analysis & consultancy
Project analysis & consultancy
Pegus Digital will analyse your project together with you from start to publication in the following steps.
- Functional analysis: analysis of the core features + feasibility study will be performed and documented.
- Technical analysis: the technical side will be analysed and the best fitting technology will be proposed.
- MVP approach: the minimum viable product requirements are discussed with the customer.
- Milestone definition: all milestones within the project are discussed and documented. From MVP to publication.
- Budget estimation + offer: using the information of the previous steps, an estimated budget is provided in a clearly documented offer.
There are a lot of different IoT approaches which makes it hard to choose which is best suited for your project.
Our team will provide you with expert advice to inform you about all the technical and non-technical possibilities.
Creating IoT devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system and is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure.
According to Business Insider, there will be 34 billion devices online within the next two years, an increase of 24 billion since 2015. IoT devices will comprise nearly two thirds of all online devices, with traditional computing devices (smartphones, tablets, smart watches) making up the rest. To build your IoT device we offer the following services:
- Prototyping of the hardware
- Creating embedded software that runs on the device
- Deployment of devices in the real world
Connecting IoT devices
Connectivity is what makes the Internet of Things work. We connect devices to the internet and to each other in order to collect data to get valuable insights from that data.
While decades of consolidation and activities have resulted in market stability and de facto standards for PAN and LAN solutions, the IoT opportunity lying ahead of the market has attracted numerous duplicative and overlapping wireless solutions.
Some solutions are derivatives of existing standards, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, Zigbee and Z-Wave. Others are new entrants, like LoRa, Sigfox, Thread and LTE IoT – Pegus Digital has experience in implementing these connectivity solutions. Our approach for connectivity:
- We analyse the type of connectivity needed for the solution.
- We test the connectivity solution to verify the robustness and security.
- We provide our customers with tools to monitor their network of devices.
Collection of data
Once connected, adding sensors and storage to devices allows for unprecedented collection of data and information about the physical environment.
Data is what drives the world today. There are billions of connected devices constantly streaming data to the cloud and that data needs to be sent to and stored in an environment capable of handling huge data streams.
Up to now solution providers offered a highly fragmented plethora of different platforms and technologies that clients had to pick from, depending on their needs. Often, the clients had to match their needs to the technology available. Finally, IoT platform providers are now starting to offer tailored commercial solutions to match our client’s projects.
Pegus Digital will select the perfect data collecting solution for you, either we use an existing platform or create custom environments to handle this based on the analytics needed on that data.
We have experience in using the following market leading big data platforms:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT
- Microsoft Azure IoT
- Google Cloud Platform
- ThingWorx IoT Platform
- IBM Watson
As blockchain is also one of our competences we’re eager to implement an IoT solution running on blockchain. Do you have the ideal project for this combo? Contact us and we’ll work out a solution together.
Computing, processing, and analyzing the volume of data generated by IoT devices requires both edge processing and aggregating to be stored as part of big data solutions.
Data is the fuel that powers IoT – data generated by devices on top of historical data, which through machine-learning algorithms gets predictive, and thus useful.
One we have aggregated all the data, we need to do something valuable with it. There are a lot of different things we can do with these data to gain insights which are profitable for your company.
Some of the solutions we are offering here are the following:
- AI and machine learning for predictive models
- Deep Analytics
- Shadow devices/Digital twins
- Dashboard visualisations
- Mobile apps