The last decade of the digital revolution focused on human-to-human formats of communication bringing humankind, as a whole, on the shores of hyperconnectivity. This decade, however, has seen an emergence of a digital revolution powered by the desire to enable human-to-machine and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; a holistic connectivity of beings and things.
Emerging as one of the key players in the global M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) market is the innovation-driven company iBot Control Systems. For unlocking the opportunities of this nascent growth market, the Las Vegas-based company has mastered multiple disciplines such as electronics engineering, software engineering, sensor technology, electrical engineering, etc. With expertise in multiple disciplines and with an interdisciplinary outlook, the dynamic startup is the only company with the ability to connect any machine to any cloud and enable businesses to deploy modular, smart, easy-to-use systems.
With Internet of Things (IoT) landscape still scarred with fragmentation and lack of interoperability, iBot, founded in 2012, is rising with this flexible, integrated platform that significantly reduces time-to-market and de-risks associated technology layers. Ravi Subramanyam, Founder and CEO, iBot Control Systems, proudly states, “Our expertise in seven core engineering disciplines helped us design a set of products and systems that are extremely horizontal, can be used across any product/machine, and can be connected with any cloud/IoT platform.”
The iBot platform consists of iBot Processor, iBot Studio, iBot Store, iBot Hive, and iBot Cloud. Providing the world with its first IoT dedicated processor for machines, the firm facilitates the establishment of a fully secure, two-way connectivity between machine and the cloud.
iBot’s value proposition of providing an end-to-end platform for IoT enablement is unparalleled in the industry today
iBot Processor seamlessly integrates into iBot Hive—a unified device, app, and connectivity management platform that has emerged as a crucial component for enterprises’ successful IoT initiatives.
Adding on to the company’s efforts of pioneering firsts and aiding IoT enablement is iBot Studio and iBot Store. In a market where developer tools for IoT apps aren’t matured or largely available, the company ingeniously delivers a hardware integrated developer studio for IoT apps through iBot Studio. The code-on-cloud capabilities make it easy for enterprises to develop simple to complex apps. Whereas with iBot Store, distribution and discovery platform for IoT apps, enterprises can deploy, develop, and monetize IoT apps. Ravi asserts, “iBot’s value proposition of providing an end-to-end platform for IoT enablement is unparalleled in the industry today.”
As a plug and play IoT sub-system supplier to OEMs and businesses, the company delivers truly cyber-physical systems with a turnaround of eight to twelve-week cycle of engagement; a rare timescale in the hardware and electronics ecosystem. Gearing up for the next few years, the company aims to be able to connect atleast one million endpoints and touch revenue of $100 million. To its extensive suite of products, the company would be shortly launching iBot XT, a combination of a hardware development kit and a software development kit for IoT. The high-tech research and development company has carved a niche position with its end-to-end approach and a minimal one-time fee business model.
Ravi credits such phenomenal success to the dedicated army of 30-odd employees that have not only developed the iBot platform but also delivered success to large businesses in the U.S. and India. Recognizing the company’s significant contributions to the field, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft proclaimed, “iBot is taking IoT and democratizing it, and companies one after the other are transforming their products, in iBot-situated market.”
Among the top 15 companies in the Microsoft Accelerator Program worldwide, iBot Control Systems is creating products and solutions for the global market leveraging the ability to innovate in India and China by utilizing best-of-the-breed technology. Thus, the company has managed to attract an assortment of investors and enterprises and start-ups as clients. From materializing Luminous Power Technologies “Connected Solar Inverter” to delivering product-as-a-service to help an established water purifier sell ‘purified water’ rather than a ‘water purifier’, iBot is at the forefront of supplying market disrupting solutions, delivering on its dictum ‘Make Internet of Your Things.’