Seeing the incredible growth and potential for further growth in the Internet of Things sector, Larsen & Toubro has set up an Internet of Things Solutions Centre in Bangalore.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, the Internet of Things or IoT as it is famously referred to as in the international tech scene, is a technology that basically helps in connecting physical infrastructure and equipment to each other and to computers for the purpose of monitoring and control.
Facilities such as monitoring of traffic lights, power meters, factory equipment and household items such as refrigerators, television etc. come under the IoT umbrella.
Connecting these to the Internet can help in close monitoring of functioning and health of such equipments. Any deviation or deterioration in the equipment’s performance is then pointed put for immediate human attention, or automatically rectified.
The technology can also help in pushing for automation. For example, an IoT connected refrigerator may be set to order veggies on its own every time the vegetable content falls below a certain level in the fridge.
Big names such as Infosys, HCL Tech and TCS are some of the major Indian players in this area. L&T Infotech, which is a subsidiary of L&T, also works in this area.
L&T Technology Services primarily offers design and development solutions throughout the entire product development chain across various industries such as Transportation, Medical Devices, Industrial Products, Telecom, Hi-tech and Process Industry.
The Bangalore Internet of Things Solutions Centre has been opened under L&T Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, in collaboration with US-based Cisco.
The facility will work towards demonstrating IoT solutions for different industry verticals. Further, it will also give customers an opportunity to see the value addition that IoT has to offer.
“The setup employs Cisco’s IoT infrastructure products like Enterprise and Industrial routers, switches and UCS servers and L&T Technology Services’ technology capabilitiesm,” said India’s biggest construction company in a statement.