Implementation & Support (FAQs)
Q. How do I start my IoT Journey?
A. Altizon provides both IoT consulting and implementation services. We recommend an iterative approach of identifying a minimum viable plan, investing in a working pilot, leveraging pilot feedback and rolling out an Enterprise-wide solution.
Altizon provides expertise in the following areas:
- Ensuring that your devices are ready to be ‘connected’. This includes hardware level ‘Design for Manufacturing’ service that builds connectivity boards and capes.
- Software adapters and connectivity kits based on your industrial environment.
- Setting up the Datonis® platform for you to manage your Devices and the data being sent by them.
- Out of the box application for OEE and Condition Based Monitoring
- Custom web and mobile application development for your need.
- Integration services to ensure that our device data can integrate with your existing IT systems.
Q. How long does it take to implement? (Time to market)
A. If you have in-house technology expertise, you can get started with Datonis® ‘in hours’.
Q. We have remote devices, where connectivity can be a problem. In case of loss of connectivity, how can you prevent loss of data?
A. Our connectivity kits come with local data storage and re-transmission capabilities so your data is never lost. The data connectivity kits also compress data to reduce bandwidth cost.
Q. We are a global Process Manufacturing company with data coming from disparate sources: bar codes, PLCs/SCADA and legacy machines. Will you be able to handle that?
A. Yes. The fastest way to get connected is if your data sources are OPC or MTConnect compliant. You can then connect your machines ‘in hours’.
If your data sources are proprietary and if Altizon has to build custom data adapters for you, then this process can take slightly longer. The platform can deal with all the data volume that you can throw at it.
Q. Any vertical specific or industry specific use cases that Altizon supports?
A. Altizon works with a broad base of customers for different use cases including – Predictive Maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Asset Performance Management, Operations Optimization, Remote Monitoring, Machine Learning applications etc. targeted to Industrial & Manufacturing, Smart Cities and Utility companies (to securely provide Energy Efficiency applications to consumers, industries and municipalities). Our solutions can also be customized to support industry specific use cases.
Q. How does Datonis® differ from M2M or SCADA?
A. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are focused on machine operations. Datonis® is aimed at machine data analytics across machines, assembly lines and ultimately across your entire manufacturing setup. Datonis® is focused on Operational Efficiency, Condition based Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Machine Learning. Datonis® aims to break the data silos that M2M and SCADA systems create.
It works in conjunction with existing SCADA and M2M systems and augments your decision making by focusing on higher-order problems.
Q. Have you made any impact in terms of revenue generation?
A. With 100+ Enterprise Users (including SIs, OEMs and Enterprises), our customers have successfully leveraged our IoT solutions for (a) Improving Operations (b) Optimizing Assets (c) Enhancing Services and (d) Generating Revenues.