Cisco, Gartner and Infonetics have projected 50 billion sensors everywhere and connected in 2020 with a dramatic rise of smart machines and autonomous devices driving radical shift in business practices and individual behavior. Leading organizations are adopting IoT strategy and technology to reinvent their products and services and using this for new revenue opportunities apart from improving operational efficiencies and reducing cost.
Connecting the sensors, devices and machines in the physical world to the Internet creates multiple new business opportunities for industries, including:
The client wanted ALTEN Calsoft Labs to do the following for them.
The client wanted ALTEN Calsoft Labs to design a framework to control
multiple devices through a single remote. Some of the challenges faced in the
ALTEN Calsoft Labs designed and developed the PFIS IoT Gateway hardware, performed installation and testing for each of the CNC machines at the textile plant.
PFIS is actually an Ethernet Gateway for industrial equipment. It primarily consisted of a main board and a daughter board.
The Main Board that was designed, was a combination of MCU and peripherals listed below.