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IoTify is a startup developing an advanced end-to-end IoT solutions to enable asset tracking and predictive maintenance for industrial companies, by leveraging a combination of smart sensors and AI-based analytics.

Founded by semi-conductor industry veterans, cybersecurity and AI senior researcher, the growing IoTify team is working on comprehensive IoT solutions that enable the enterprise to extract the most sense and value from its IoT’s data with minimal resources, while ensuring data security and privacy standards are met.

From protoype to mass production

Our Expertises

Embedded Firmware Expertise

Firmware architecture

Building a stable firmware architecture that is scalable and well documented, using professional firmware toolchains and firmware languages like C and C++.

Power consumption

Minimizing power consumption by writing firmware that allows the device to enter sleep modes and consume the bare minimum energy required.

Constrained systems

Designing for constrained systems like low-power MCUs with limited memory, no memory management, and no direct interfaces like keyboards or screens.

Bandwidth

Optimizing bandwidth for LWPAN or cellular communication from your device to the cloud.

Failover

Designing for stability and error recovery including application watchdog timers, error correction, and auto-recovery from system faults.

FOTA

Revising firmware continuously with OTA firmware updates to improve stability and functionality of your fleet (this adds value without needing to change hardware).

Electrical Engineering Expertise

PCB Design

Designing, developing, and testing printed circuit boards (PCBs). A PCB functions as the brain and sensor interface for your IoT device.

Solve design problems

Identifying potential design problems by iteratively testing hardware designs on the bench and in the field. Doing so will allow us to improve component selection and circuit designs based on real-world inputs.

Cost effectiveness

Selecting and designing the right hardware components that improve accuracy and stability, but also keeping costs in mind.

RF and antennas design

Implementing antennas and designing for RF protocols without impacting the connectivity of the product. IoT devices are often deployed in harsh RF environments so the antennas also need to be stable enough to sustain these conditions.

Power consumption

Optimizing, generating, and extending battery life for IoT devices on the move or deployed in remote locations.

Certification

Designing IoT devices for certification (FCC, EMC, UL, ETL, CE, and more) so that your customers can buy and use your products with confidence.

Mechanical Engineering Expertise

Enclosure design

Prototyping and designing enclosures that fit the product’s specifications and enable it to be robust enough to survive for years.

Sustainability

Designing products that can sustain environmental challenges: water ingress, weather changes, temperature changes, vibration, pressure, shock, and more.

Internal connectivity

Assembling cables and wires that have the correct connectors to interface with other systems and can transmit signals according to mechanical and electrical requirements.

Install & maintenance

Designing for ease of installation and ease of maintenance. Overseeing operations at mechanical facilities so your product can be supported at the lowest possible cost during out in the field.

Actuator

Implementing switches, relays, triggers, and other mechanical interfaces so your IoT device can trigger physical events.

Easy production

Design for manufacturing practices so the finished IoT device will have the minimum necessary parts, and can be assembled in the factory using the minimum steps necessary, which translates to cost and time savings.

Manufacturing Expertise

Manufacturer supervision

Monitoring manufacturing partners to ensure they comply with project requirements (like cost and safety regulations).

Bill of Materials

Creating and managing the Bill of Materials (BoM), which is the master list of every single component that must go into the finished product.

Technical project management

Project management techniques so they can plan, design, and ramp up mass production of a project from beginning to end (i.e. CM selection and CM management)

Lead times

Ensuring lead times are met in time for production and finding ways to source components at negotiated costs.

Regulatory and compliance management

Which means ensuring your IoT device can be legally shipped or stored in multiple markets.

Sourcing

Sourcing authentic hardware components (vs gray market or ‘pirated’ parts), while negotiating for the lowest possible costs.

Supply chain management

Supply chain management, which is the flow of goods and services. They need to be experts at tracking serial numbers, other IDs, and managing logistics.

Manufacturing Testing Expertise

Test Rig Development

Build a product to test your product, which is known as the test rig. This rig interfaces with your IoT device directly on the assembly line and proves that all functions and interfaces behave as required.

DVT (Design Validation Test) 

This is the ‘fit and finish’ test of your manufacturing process. It proves that all parts, including the enclosure and final cables/sensors/connectors, can be assembled properly. It also ensures that the IoT device has the correct look and feel needed for mass production. A IoT device that passes this test will look ready to go, but it’s not until PVT that you are ready to unleash the full scale production.

Test Script Development 

This is the software that runs on your test rig and ensures that your product receives the correct device firmware. It also passes all provisioning information to the supply chain management system.

PVT (Production Validation Test) 

This is the final mass production oversight test — it validates that every single feature and function passes with flying colors, and that the IoT device is truly ready to manufacture at full scale. The first IoT device that passes PVT is the first fully productized device that’s ready to ship.

EVT (Engineering Validation Test) 

This is the first wave of devices to come off of the manufacturing line. It validates that your manufacturing process can implement core electronic and mechanical functions as required, but the IoT device itself will still not be ready to ship at this stage.

Integration Testing

This test ensures that your IoT device tests positively on its own via the test rig and EVT/DVT/PVT manufacturing steps, but that it also tests positively when integrated in your customer’s end product.