At SIENN, we have come a long way since our inception as a software development company. Over the past seven years, we have transformed into a leading consultancy and solution provider specializing in IoT solutions. Our expertise has grown so much that we established an internal Competence Center with a focus on the Azure cloud environment, including Azure IoT Central and Azure IoT Hub.
Throughout our journey, we have encountered various challenges and roadblocks in implementing IoT solutions, and we have developed a comprehensive approach to help our clients overcome these issues. In this post, we will dive deeper into the details of our IoT projects and share insights about our IoT implementation process.
Understanding the IoT Landscape
Before diving into IoT solutions, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the customers IoT landscape, including the business model, existing technology, and end-user requirements. Our experienced consultants conduct in-depth workshops with clients to gather this information and identify the most appropriate IoT technologies, platforms, and protocols for their specific needs.
Some common challenges and roadblocks in implementing IoT solutions include:
- Data security and privacy: Ensuring that data is encrypted and stored securely, while also adhering to local laws and regulations. We use appropriate encryption methods and proven technologies like Azure to address these concerns.
- Device reliability and connectivity: Ensuring that IoT devices can maintain a stable connection to the internet and function reliably in various conditions. We work closely with hardware and firmware suppliers to meet performance and reliability requirements.
- Power management: Developing solutions that can efficiently manage the power consumption of IoT devices to prolong battery life and reduce operational costs.
- Geographical limitations: Navigating local regulations, infrastructure, and connectivity options to ensure a successful rollout of IoT solutions across different regions.
Real-Life IoT Success Stories
We have successfully completed numerous IoT projects that have added significant value to our clients’ businesses. Here are two examples:
1. Resource Monitoring Solution for the Agri-Livestock Sector: This IoT implementation allows users to obtain real-time information about the filling of feed silo tanks on farms. By using sensors that scan the inside of the silos and communicate measurements over a mobile network, the solution calculates stock levels and can automatically order new feed from suppliers when necessary. This optimizes stock levels, reduces costs associated with transportation, decayed feed, and excessive stock.
2. Fleet Management Solution for Lifts and Elevators: We developed an equipment fleet management system that monitors and controls over 4,000 lifts and elevators worldwide through an online web interface. This serverless and cloud-native architecture allows for secure and scalable communication with devices scattered around the globe. The solution provides real-time notifications, analytics, and tailored monitoring, simplifying logistics planning for maintenance and repair of the lifts.
The Development Process: PoC to MVP
Our development process involves moving from Proof of Concept (PoC) to Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as quickly as possible. This approach ensures a faster time-to-market and allows us to collect valuable user feedback for further improvements. By working closely with our clients and guiding them through the decision-making process, we help them select the most appropriate IoT technologies, platforms, and protocols for their specific needs.
Staying Up-to-Date with IoT Trends
At SIENN we stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in IoT technology by attending trade fairs, conferences, and knowledge sessions, as well as maintaining close relationships with our existing clients and partners. This continuous learning process ensures that our internal Competence Center stays fully aligned with the latest trends and technological, architectural, and implementation capabilities.
The Future of IoT
We envision a world where IoT solutions become even more integrated into our daily lives, providing valuable insights and automating processes across various industries. As IoT technology advances, we can expect more secure, efficient, and scalable solutions that can address complex challenges and create new opportunities for businesses. We see a big role for AI in IoT, especially for predictive maintenance and additional Business Intelligence on collected data.
Work with us
At SIENN, we remain committed to staying at the forefront of IoT innovation, continuously enhancing our expertise to help our clients unlock the full potential of IoT in their businesses. By adopting an agile approach, maintaining transparency with stakeholders, and scaling solutions effectively, we strive to deliver cutting-edge IoT solutions that bring tangible benefits to our clients and contribute to a smarter, more connected future.
Whether you’re new to the IoT space or an experienced player looking for a trusted partner, our team of experts at SIENN is ready to help you navigate the complexities of IoT implementation and deliver innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs. Join us in harnessing the power of connected devices to drive business success.