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Spectral Engines Boosts IoT Offering for Smart Devices

Published 11.1.2017

Spectral Engines is currently building an IoT solution concept for applications in Industry 4.0/Smart Factory, Smart Farming, Smart Security & Safety and Smart Living. Spectral Engines IoT solution will consist of modular building blocks supporting the development of new complete sensor networks and IoT services.

Digitalization and connectivity is becoming a crucial part of peoples’ lives. Digitalization is all about new approaches, innovation, business development, software industry, applications and the added value of the various user groups. The Internet of things (IoT) is the main enabler for digitalization revolution. It is collaboration working of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

Aleksi Ukkola (M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering) joined Spectral Engines Oy in the position of Product Manager on 5th of December 2016. Aleksi has 20 years’ experience and wide knowledge about microelectronics, sensor development, manufacturing technologies and IoT services development. He’s able to utilize his experience and vision to bring new intelligence to many measuring applications.

“I see that with increased M2M connectivity and cloud-based solutions, we can create more intelligence to almost everywhere. Material sensing combined with advanced IoT solutions will enable new digitalization services in manufacturing industry, field inspection, security and safety. IoT generates added value for Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 value chain by improving production efficiency, predictive maintenance and manufacturing process efficiency. Factories can improve their manufacturing yield and reduce the waste. Connectivity achieved with device-to-device connections make possible to develop and realize the future real-time and portable inspection applications for agriculture, safety and security needs. Sophisticated and tailored sensor platforms integrated into smart home appliance increase the quality in the future homes. This will open totally new era of material sensing.”
Spectral Engines will introduce new IoT-based Food Scanner solution concept at Photonics West 2017 in San Francisco. Food Scanner concept is truly portable NIR-spectral sensor device utilizing advanced algorithms for fat, protein and hydrocarbon prediction.