Vmoksha’s First IoT Boot Camp

We are all excited to share that our first IoT Training conducted on 7th and 8th May 2016 was a great success.

Vmoksha’s IoT Boot camp brought together professionals from diverse domains who are keen to have in-depth Internet of Things (IoT) knowledge. Our 2 day IoT training includes 8 sessions covering the basic architecture of IoT stack to the analytics and visualization. To provide a holistic perspective to every participant, the experts of Vmoksha have organized theory as well as hands-on sessions with a high-level of interaction.

We explain in detail about a wide range of topics, such as:

  • IoT architecture
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Connectivity technologies & communication protocols
  • Cloud, its components, and IoT
  • Design principles

We have also given a brief demo on Vmoksha’s ongoing and completed IoT projects. The hands-on sessions include use cases ranging from Smart Homes to Smart Cities using MediaTek LinkIt One Platform and AWS IoT Platform


Highlights of Hands-on IoT Training Sessions

  • Connecting different sensors to the IoT development board (LinkIt One)
  • Sending sensor data to the cloud
  • Deploying application using LinkIt One Platform on AWS IoT Platform

We were encouraged by the very positive feedback from our participants, and we are all set to organize the same once every fortnight.

To register for our upcoming IoT Boot camp, please check https://www.bootcamplab.com/

During IoT Hands-on Session

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From Fiction to Reality – The Evolution of Beacon Technology

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, gradually turning every science fiction into reality. Beacon technology is one of those technological advancements, which was once a figment of the imagination of many researchers. Let’s have a look at how beacon technology is evolving and changing our business world.

What is Beacon?

A Beacon is a tiny, battery-powered, wireless, low-cost sensor with a built-in Bluetooth chip device that works on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It allows bluetooth enabled devices to receive data within short distances.

Beacon technology

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Beacon device is designed in such a way that it is easy to fix anywhere and can be efficiently used by everyone. It continuously broadcasts a radio signal, and when a device receives this signal it reads the beacon’s ID and triggers the action in the smartphone app based on the proximity of the beacon. What makes a beacon technology different is its ability to “wake up” an app, which is not open but has been downloaded on the Smartphone.

Deep Dive into Beacon Technology

Most beacons use BLE technology / Bluetooth Smart Technology as it requires low energy consumption and low implementation cost. The technology only allows for small amounts of data transmission, and it is the reason most beacons only transmit their IDs.

Beacon IDs consists of three values:

  • Universally unique identifier (UUID)
  • Major value
  • Minor value

The purpose of transmitting the ID is to distinguish a beacon from all other beacons in a network. Major and Minor values are the integer values assigned to the beacon, for greater accuracy in identification. Beacon also carries information about its signal power to determine the proximity of the source.


iBeacon is a brand name created by Apple Inc., which was first presented at the World Wide Developer’s Conference in 2014 as part of Apple’s iOS 7. It is a technology innovation of Apple that has been implemented in the location framework in iOS 7 and newer operating systems. As described above, iBeacon uses BLE technology to sense proximity and transmit a UUID, which triggers an action in a compatible app or operating system.

Eddystone – A Game Changer

In response to iBeacons, Google came up with its beacon project called Eddystone on July 14, 2015, with more open and flexible approach. Eddystone is Google’s open-source, cross-platform BLE beacon format. While Apple’s iBeacon only works with iOS devices, Eddystone works with both Android and iOS devices. Unlike iBeacons, they broadcast not only their UUID but also pre-programmed web page URLs and thus don’t require the installation of specific apps. The URL could be a regular web page providing relevant information, for e.g. a beacon next to a restaurant can broadcast a link to a YouTube clip or their specialty menu. Certainly, Eddystone will bring in new IoT use cases.

Beacons Empowered

With this drastic rise in beacon technology, companies are investing in this technology to generate greater revenues. Here I have given a brief detail about how retail industry is utilizing and availing benefits of beacon technology.

Smart Retail

The rapidly growing e-Commerce industry has resulted in the decrease of footfall and in-store sales for both the small-time retailers and big brands. In-stores have understood that they have to mimic e-commerce in the areas of personalized offers and shopping experiences.

Thus, Retail is a critical area where beacons are expected to bring huge impact – from proximity marketing to contactless payments to in-store analytics. 85% of the retail industry is expected to leverage beacon technology by the end of the year 2016. Beacons may seem like hype today, but let’s have a glance at few of its revolutionary aspects.

Beacons send location awareness alerts, updates on merchandise/products, and promotional notifications to tempt a passerby to enter the store. It can also be used to analyse customers who walk past the store and their visit duration. This analysis will help in making strategic decisions on product display.

Beacon technology

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Beacons use in-store navigation and provide real-world analytics like:

  • The areas and items a customer likes to explore
  • Where a customer spent most of her/his time
  • What and when s/he makes a purchase
  • Most in-store rushed locations
  • In-store deserted locations
  • Busiest days of the store
  • Number of people who walk into their store per day

These data provides insight into customer behavior and store performance. This analysis will help the retailers to organize their products, prices and place their products in strategic locations on strategic days and time. By knowing the repeated visitors to the store, retailers can reward those customers with loyalty benefits for their purchase.

Beacon makes a customer’s in-store journey personalized and unique. It fetches data from the wish list of a customer and notifies him when he comes across that particular product. It also recommends products based on price, quality, and offers to provide better in-store experience.

The customers who have already set up their payment information through their smartphone can use a connected beacon and complete their purchase by processing their payment (a.k.a contactless payment) without waiting in long queues. When a payment is done, the stock will be automatically updated.

Beacon technology is spreading gradually in not just the retail space; it is being adapted to various other sectors like Hotels, Airline industry, Football Leagues, B2B arena and more. Beacons help businesses to attract more customers and to understand the demands of their potential customers. It is a cost-effective and targeted marketing technique that promotes your sales and generates higher revenues.

Our team of seasoned app developers would love to pitch all your app development needs and deliver you a beacon-friendly app.


The State of Internet of Things in 2015

2015 has passed quickly, and we have made many significant advances and achievements in technology. More importantly, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic and took over this year connecting billions of devices. IoT is a simple concept that enables devices to communicate intelligently through the internet and turns devices into smart devices.

The year has been profitable and productive for this rapidly growing IoT industry. According to a recent BI report, the number of IoT devices installed has reached 4.2 billion units worldwide, and they predict that it may increase about six-fold by 2020.

With billions of connected devices, IoT will provide vast amounts of actionable data in real time. Organizations of all kinds and across all industries use this information to create new operating models, bring products to market faster, and develop more efficient business processes.

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Discover how companies are experiencing the improved business results achieved through IoT deployments.

Developments in IoT

The rapid technological advancements of IoT aspects have made it easier for firms to invest and establish IoT solutions. Some developments are:

Fast Communication – High-speed networks like optical fiber and 4G have made uninterrupted data transfer possible.

Affordable Sensors – In the last ten years, the cost of sensors has been reduced by more than 50%.

Cheap Storage – The cost of storage has almost become negligible.

IoT Investments

The major investments of IoT have been towards the development of smart homes and healthcare innovations. Venture Capitalist also invested largely in wearable technologies and user interfaces that control data from connected devices.

IoT Worldwide

In the United States alone, nearly 551 companies are actively developing IoT solutions across all industries. The UK and Canada follow it with 40 and 37 companies respectively.

IoT Impact across Multiple Firms

Energy & Utilities

Organizations associated with Energy and Utility sector are one of the earliest adopters of IoT. These companies gain a lot from IoT in terms of reduced risk, improved customer service and increased operational efficiency.

Smart grids and smart electricity meters have largely increased the efficiency of power usage by detecting the power leakage sources. The total installed base is predicted to reach 1.1 billion smart meters by 2022, according to Navigant Research.


The IoT innovations like Pill Cameras and Patient Monitoring Systems have transformed the way healthcare is delivered. In the healthcare sector, IoT has been gaining attention in recent years. It enables doctors or health practitioners to communicate patients in more advanced ways.

Wearable smart devices that monitor and track physical activities have gained a better response from people. A Verizon study stated that the participation of overweight individuals in a wellness program was increased by 86% when wearable devices were incorporated.

Industrial & Manufacturing

IoT helps to monitor the functioning of various machinery parts and to report the event of any malfunction. The industrial and manufacturing companies are benefiting largely using this technology. With continuous monitoring of machinery, they are protecting their assets and people as well. IoT also allows analyzing manufacture process and physical attributes of the end products to determine whether their results have met the established quality standards.


The transportation industry has adopted IoT in a big way. Using the IoT technology, owners are able to locate and monitor their vehicles more efficiently. They are saving time and fuel costs by assigning orders automatically, and also benefiting by enhancing customer experience. In future, cars are likely to become data collection hubs by delivering real-time information about traffic, shopping discounts, etc.

Public Sector

To address the problems arise in the public sector, there are various applications such as smart traffic systems, energy-efficient streetlights, garbage bins, etc. For example, smart garbage bin will notify when the bin is ready to be emptied, avoiding overflow of trash. More such applications are expected to address many of the constraining problems prevalent in crowded megacities.

IoT in the Future

The IoT-enabled transformation has developed massively in the last couple of years and will continue to do so. In the near future, we were supposed to have a home full of Internet-enabled devices that would cater our every need. Experts estimate that more than 50 billion smart devices will be a part of IoT by 2020. IoT becomes an integral part of our lives and makes our lives more sophisticated than ever before.

Vmoksha IoT Solutions

Vmoksha already has a couple of years experience in delivering end-to-end IoT solutions. This year, as per our clients’ requirements, we allocated more space for IoT projects across various sectors and helped them in transforming their business.

We provide extensive smarter networking solutions that meet today’s highly dynamic digital world. Just think of the tremendous opportunities IoT brings for your business and society. If you want your business to get ready for the future, approach us today. We will support from the very start of your IoT initiative till the go-to-market.

6 Ways Businesses Can Take Advantage of IoT

It’s fascinating to watch billions of devices talk to each other every day. However, this amplification in connectivity brings innovation in the way we relate and use these devices. In this evolving IoT marketplace, the services related to those connected things help reap more value for businesses. Hence, IT industry pioneers are executing new ideas of connecting things and people to deliver new services to the market.

Vmoksha is one of those leading pioneers, who help clients with innovative business models integrating IoT technology. We deliver end-to-end solutions in IoT from all primary mobile platforms to Apple Watch. Our wealth of service opportunities provides you with the agility needed for the success of your business in the networked society.

Let us see how businesses can take advantage of the internet of things.

Advantages of IoT

Increase Business Opportunities

IoT opens the door for new business opportunities and helps companies benefit from new revenue streams developed by advanced business models and services. IoT-driven innovations build strong business cases, reduce time to market and increase return on investments. IoT has the potential to transform the way consumers and businesses approach the world by leveraging the scope of the IoT beyond connectivity.

Enhanced Asset Utilization

IoT will improve tracking of assets (equipment, machinery, tools, etc.) using sensors and connectivity, which helps organizations benefit from real-time insights. Organizations could more easily locate issues in the assets and run preventive maintenance to improve asset utilization.

Efficient Processes

Being connected with a maximum number of devices to the internet, IoT allow businesses to be smarter with real-time operational insights while reducing operating costs. The data collected from logistics network, factory floor, and supply chain will help reduce inventory, time to market and downtime due to maintenance.

Improved Safety and Security

IoT services integrated with sensors and video cameras help monitor workplace to ensure equipment safety and protect against physical threats. The IoT connectivity coordinates multiple teams to resolve issues promptly.

Increase Productivity

Productivity plays a key role in the profitability of any business. IoT offers just-in-time training for employees, improve labor efficiency, and reduce mismatch of skills while increasing organizational productivity.

Cost Saving

The improved asset utilization, productivity, and process efficiencies can save your expenditures. For example, predictive analytics and real-time diagnostics drive down the maintenance costs.

IoT has reached the pinnacle of inflated expectations of emerging technologies. Even though IoT offers great potential value, organizations must overcome some significant challenges like data and information management issues, lack of interoperable technologies, security and privacy concerns, and the skills to manage IoT’s growing complexity. However, a professional IoT service provider can overcome these challenges and increase your return on investment.

Vmoksha provides persuasive IoT solutions with innovative business models that improve productivity and operational excellence while achieving high-efficiency business value.

A Journey from Smart Devices to Smart World

Gone are those days when we used internet just to browse or to connect with people through devices. Now internet has spread everywhere and we are connecting different objects such as smart devices through wireless connectivity. Sooner or later, we are moving to a smart world of technology, where literally everything will be connected with the evolution of Internet of Things (IOT).

This is no surprise as the possibilities with IoT are endless, which helps it find usage in nearly all fields.

Let me explain you in brief about IoT evolution – the past, present and future. Earlier we have operated our AC with a remote control. Now we switch them on by our smart phones through Wi-Fi / Bluetooth etc. In future, your AC will automatically switch on once you enter the room and will switch off once you leave.

Although IoT is very familiar since the past decade, the eventual development of IoT technology has spread it wings around the world, discovering new devices and ways to connect every single thing, including physical devices. However, I believe that we have already reached the greatest extent in IoT while considering specific devices such as Intel Edison. Intel Edison is a tiny computer of the size of an SD card, which contains dual-core Intel Quark x86, able to run Linux and communicate via Wi-Fi / Bluetooth. Such kind of devices will accelerate the development of the connection between smart devices.

Smart homes with connected walls and sensors in every device are just the beginning of IoT evolution. Smart homes connect to a smart grid whereas a smart city will result from completely connected smart homes or similar smart things in a society. This might not seem far away because several experiments are being carried out for building smart cities around the world. Say, for example, the “Smart City of Songdo” an absolutely connected city of almost any device, equipped with microchips or wireless sensors.

By the next decade, technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence will result in a new and exciting range of connected devices. Therefore, the future of IoT will accelerate the changes to a completely connected society with fantastic applications that have yet to be invented.

Let us see some examples of how IoT gradually developed from smart devices to smart homes, which can lead a path to the smart world.

Year 2005: Early Beginning of the Connected Home


Light Switch: In former days, we switch lights only by a switch


Smart Refrigerator: The first smart fridge had inventory data, internet access, and a digital screen


Security Keypad: Online security systems were regulated by a wall-mounted keypad and monitored by a third party company


Remotes: Individual remote controls for every device caused confusion & clutter


Year 2015: Machine to Mobile


Mobile Controlled: We can now control lighting and other devices through our mobile.


Temperature Learning: Smart thermostats controlled by mobile devices can learn personal habits to provide a custom temperature system


Mobile Keyless Entry & Wi-fi Security Camera: Locks & keyless entry systems now connect sensors and mobile devices to notify users if a door od window is opened while not at home.


Fitness Tracker: Wearable monitoring devices track your real-time physical activities to create usable fitness data

Year 2025: The Smart Home


Efficient Smart Home: Smart homes will automatically manage most of your home activities like dimming lights during a movie or displaying energy consumption


Artifical Assistant / Hologram: Learning algorithms and sensors will create personalized intelligence throughout the house that will act as a virtual assistant in everyday home tasks.


Smart Walls: IoT could modify walls into connected and dynamic devices that are used to control the home security system and other home events


Wellness Monitoring: Home devices will track personal data to report on nutrition, wellness & health, so the elderly may stay in their homes longer. In case of an emergency such as heart attacks, appropriate entities like ambulances/hospitals will be automatically alerted to the situation.

Vmoksha plays an important role in the evolution of IoT by offering various services and solutions that help businesses and consumers to adapt to this trend easily and become future ready.

Let’s await a smart future ahead !!!