Sensor IT has been invited to take part in the world’s most important mobility events, MOVE London, in its 2022 edition. This is an incredibly exciting and crucial opportunity for
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We are a technology provider within the Internet of Things (IoT) sphere that develops prototypes and technologies applicable to different sectors including Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agriculture, Smart Mobility and Smart Healthcare, to name a few.
Sensor IT designs and develops all their products from the ground up, from the electronic schematics through to the final product enclosure, which allows us to retain full ownership of the Intellectual Property we create; As an UK-based company, all components are sourced locally, when possible; most importantly, our products are geared towards systemic change to improve sustainability for future generations.
Finally, it is important to highlight that we cover the entire value chain typically associated with IoT, including Hardware and Software/Firmware.
What is IoT?
The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is commonly referred to, refers to an ecosystem of discrete computing devices, connected to sensors and other devices via the Internet. Miniaturization of devices has given IoT a considerable push, with a significant effort put into creating smaller, low power (or battery-powered) nodes that are very easy to deploy, which can control and/or gather data in almost any process or situation. In essence, it is the decentralisation and improved agility of computing power that goes beyond the confines of the home and office.
Internet of Things presents several advantages over more traditional technological approaches. Typically, IoT devices feature some, and in most cases all, of the following characteristics:
which allows for easy and low-cost deployments and maintenance
which helps monitoring and control in locations where access to mains power is not possible
Small Form Factor
that allows for the devices to be deployed inconspicuously in difficult locations
What we do
We specialise in all aspects across the IoT value chain, which includes the production of endpoints, sensor detection and data-generation devices targeting connected IoT systems. The use of low-cost, low-power industrial Single Board Computers (SBC) and Systems on a Chip (SoC) components offer several benefits that we leverage during the design and development of prototypes and final products. This way, we can prototype rapidly and lower production costs without impacting the quality of the final products. Our sensors are supplied by a range of nationwide providers, enabling us to ensure optimum quality and utility.
Our IoT Verticals
Several market verticals are considered as part of the IoT ecosystem, and Sensor IT has selected a range that we consider the most valuable for the development of prototypes and production systems. IoT systems present several advantages over other, older technologies. These include:
If you believe any of these technological spaces could be of interest to your company, please contact us on email@example.com. We have many prototypes that may apply to your business. Alternatively, we can work with you to design one.
How We Do It
To design a sensor-based system, we work collaboratively with our clients to determine the type of data to be collected, how to encode this data, and how to transmit it to the end-system that deals with all the information. To optimise the system’s quality, there are several aspects of the design that need to be technically managed before the finer details are addressed. We rely on a sequential three-layered design approach to the provision of IoT services as demonstrated below.
In IoT systems, endpoints represent the initial stage of data collection. Examples of endpoints include measuring the temperature or brightness in a room or assessing levels of water purity across a large body of water
Gateways act as a carrier of information received from endpoint nodes. This step is important as it ensures that data is properly processed and is sent securely to a cloud server for the next stage
The user interface takes the information gathered by the endpoints and received by the gateway and processes it to make it easier to use. This may involve detecting trends and notifying the user if the data received is within pre-set boundaries
The Internet of Things will have an impact on society technologically, economically, and socially in the years to come – we are seeing that right now, in front of our eyes. We intend to drive that impact towards greater sustainability and positivity, in essence, to create a better, fairer world. We will never get involved in projects that we consider damaging or speculative to our society, irrespective of the potential economic return to our company. This is our commitment to all of you, from all of us at Sensor IT.
See for yourself how we are already making a positive impact with our products and systems despite our limited resources.
Some of the clients we have supplied products to are shown below.