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Smartiply – Providing Game-Changing Fog Computing Solutions for Internet of Things

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The inherent latency of the Cloud is no longer cutting it when it comes to fully appreciating digital transformation benefits. Edge computing is here to solve that problem. By mitigating the latency associated with the Cloud, it ensures that the latest IoT developments are available to businesses across every industry. There's a strong argument to say that, by definition, IoT will need edge computing to work effectively and realize its long-term potential. The inherent latency of the Cloud is no longer cutting it when it comes to deploying machine intelligence and getting real-time results.

Edge computing is here to solve that problem. By mitigating the latency associated with the Cloud, it ensures that the latest IoT developments are available to businesses across every industry. Edge computing plays a prominent role in the continuing deployment of IoT devices as the most effective means to process the vast amount of data they produce quickly and effectively. This requirement is only likely to become more pronounced when communication of that data to the Cloud may not be reliable or fast enough to be effective.

Smartiply is a young technology company that solves difficult problems inherent in IoT deployments using Edge Computing. The solutions intelligently leverage the network, computing, and storage on the Edge to reduce Cloud dependence. The firm is built on a robust and boosted connectivity platform, enabling many IoT to use cases for online, offline, and hybrid environments. The verticals in focus include connectivity, surveillance, mobility, smart cities, and infrastructure. Smartiply built the first platform that powers resource sharing and collaboration in the Fog, enabling many IoT use cases for online, offline, and hybrid environments. The Smartiply Fog Platform is a device, network, and Cloud agnostic. The platform has been tested and perfected in some of the most challenging environments.

Smart products furnished by Smartiply

Edge Gateway: The Smartiply Edge Gateway is a patented multi-purpose computer with four major capabilities that make it a unique product in the industry. The real-time smart connectivity delivers reliable, secure, and uninterrupted data transport for mission-critical applications. Edge intelligence allows data to be locally analyzed for rapid decision and action. The gateway's ability to support different types of wired and wireless sensors and devices makes it suitable for both new deployments and integration with legacy infrastructure. The device manager allows remote configuration, health checks, monitoring, and reporting. It has an uninterrupted bonded VPN communication enabled by defining and combining multiple wired and wireless channels, ideal for constrained networks, mobile and transportable implementations, and bandwidth-hungry mission-critical applications.

The device offers core analytics capabilities locally, without the need to go to the Cloud or rely on human intervention. The GPS Watchdog feature provides immediate notice of tampering and current location. Qualified for AWS Greengrass, the Smartiply Edge Gateway SH-1701 series can run AWS Lambda functions. The onboard NVR also integrates with AWS Kinesis Video Service and recognition for advanced video features.

Mobile Platform: The Smartiply mobile platform offers a Fog Computing SDK that enables resource sharing and collaboration between devices in a Fog network. It allows 3rd party developers to create many innovative apps that were never imagined before, to support use cases that are either completely Cloud-less or [Fog-based + Cloud-dependent]. The SDK enables nearby devices to discover and network with each other in either a decentralized or centralized fashion. They can interact completely Cloud-less or connect to the Cloud only when needed. The SDK supports peer-to-peer and group communication in a Fog network. The devices can send and receive messages, share files, function as the platform for multi-player games, and even stream live data to other devices. The advanced collaboration mechanism allows devices to intelligently monitor each other, facilitate control, and deliver notifications based on predefined events.

Meet the leader behind the triumph of Smartiply

Kaushik Pillalamarri is the Co-founder and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Smartiply. He formulated the platform vision and execution strategy and assembled a high-performance founding team that formed the company's backbone. He had successfully launched large-scale product platform ecosystems in both developed and emerging markets that created the business and social impact. Mr. Kaushik is a global technology and business leader with over 20 years of cross-industry experience in strategy, product marketing, and new ventures. Previously, he served as the Group CEO of Universal Industries in Southern Africa, SVP of Reliance Group in India, and Verizon Executive in the USA.

"We design, develop, and deliver secure Fog-based IoT solutions to address the challenges of network and computing resource constraints inherent in Cloud Applications."