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To provide innovative and reliable solution for Remote monitoring and management of distributed critical infrastructure in a cost effective manner. The data collected over an Always On distributed network can help companies maintain a high uptime of operation.

Over last year Powertech has developed new technology, Powertech GreenTM, which links the data captured by remote monitoring systems to energy usage and efficiency patterns of the remote infrastructure components and subsystems. Powertech GreenTM generates key information for the infrastructure companies to manage their carbon footprint by taking preventive actions and phasing out older systems with newer greener systems.

Key Components

Remote monitoring and management involves providing a unified framework for collecting, analyzing, monitoring and controlling of key remote parameters. These parameters are required for reliable operation of remote infrastructure sites. Implementation of Remote infrastructure monitoring and management can be broken down into following sub-problems:

bullet Sensors for monitoring and controlling remote environment with alarm generation capability
bullet Remote Server with capability of collecting data from the sensors, handling alarms and setting up remote environment
bullet Communication interfaces and topology enabling remote server to collect data from multitude of sensor
bullet Central server for aggregation, analysis, management of data generated from remote environment
bullet sPowertech GreenTM provides key analysis of real-time data to manage carbon footprint

Potential markets

Remote monitoring and management solutions can be applied to following rapidly growing industries:

  bullet Wireless Communication which is delivered by rapidly growing number of base-stations. Each of the base station needs to have uptime of 99.9% or more and for proper working of switches installed in these “shelters” proper temperature, humidity, voltage level, current, battery health etc. Cellular phone Service providers outsource the infrastructure development and management to infrastructure companies and these companies are in turn interested in monitoring and controlling these remote sites. It is expected the number of shelters will grow from current number of 125000 to 420000.
bullet Railways and Transportation industry is in process of deploying GPS based systems to increase reliability and timeliness of the delivery of goods etc
bullet Power sector
bullet Cold storage containers
bullet Surveillance from theft and other hazard in godowns, multistoried buildings etc.
bullet Many more

Corporate Goal

PASL plans to be a global leader in this sector by providing innovative solutions which will scale to take care of the requirement for monitoring, power measurement and management of these critical infrastructure sites.

PASL solution use pervasive and low cost IP based technology to provide scalable solutions. The solutions are designed from ground up for each key sector to take care of growing needs of customer without major changes to underlying hardware and software platform. To execute on the proposed venture PASL has setup state of the art R&D facilities at Pune and Indore, India and Silicon Valley, California, with final production and distribution facility in Indore and Pune.

PASL is backed by enthusiastic individuals with proven and abroad background in SW development, Computer architecture, FPGA design, embedded systems, Power electronics and Wireless systems.

PASL has already invested many man years to build standard scalable platforms for different business solution requirements with standard software stacks which can be easily customized to different requirements.

Key Technology Groups

To achieve its business goals PASL is investing in following key areas by building an in-house team or partnering with key players in this area. The aim is to make the experience of working with PASL to be technologically and financially enriching and fun

Sensor and communication Group: This group will be responsible for creating sensor solutions or using off the shelf sensors for different requirements. This group will also responsible for providing communication hardware for collecting data from the sensors as well as controlling the sensors remotely. At broad level this group has a charter to develop expertise in sensor technology which include video, RFID , GPS, Microcontroller and microprocessor based development, standard protocols like RS232, RS485, CAN, MODBUS, USB, Wireless Sensor Network, Ethernet/TCP/IP for embedded platforms, Power electronics and control

Remote Server Group: Remote server is a miniaturized full featured computer and runs embedded linux operating system with and without real time requirement. The remote server besides being strong in providing general connectivity will have capabilities for compressing data, remote database, XML/TCP/IP processing. The Remote server is built using standard processors or processor + FPGAs for high performance computing requirement. Linux provides a powerful operating system which allows easy upgradeability. This group is chartered to build expertise in Linux OS, Linux internal and device driver implementation, scripting language TCL/Python C/C++ and networking technology.

Central Server Group: This group will be responsible for controlling and monitoring the remote servers and providing presentation layer to customers using standard browsers. Central server will also provide service provisioning and debugging of remote sites. This group has expertise in web servers, web services, Software development using C/C++/Java/Python, Networking Web 2.0 and communication technology. The software provided by this group can be sold as ASP platform to the clients

Production and QA Group: This group is responsible for production and QA of finished goods to deliver world class products.

Current Offereing

Telecom Infrastructure Management System(TIMS)TM and TIMSTM with Powertech GreenTM is the first offering from PASL in the area of remote distributed asset management. TIMSTM uses

  bullet PASL proven sensor portfolio tailor made for Telecom companies
bullet Small footprint and low power reliable remote server>
bullet Innovative secure server software which can handle large volume of transaction using IP network (GPRS, Ethernet, DSL modem)
bullet Intuitive web interface to present the collected data in a easy to use manner

This product is already being evaluated and deployed by most of the big players in telecom infrastructure.

PASL plans to replicate its success in telecom area to other areas.

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