We're Connected Smart Things

Data Driven Innovation and Product Development Consultancy

The vision started out to just connect all devices in one whole eco-system. However through focus groups and feedback during various talks and exhibitions it is apparent that there is a genuine need for a connected smart eco system that will actually make a difference.

This is why we have a group of passionate innovators and engineers who help lead the digital IoT transformation across industries.

We believe in engineering IoT into everything we do by design.

DISCIPLINES

Key Disciplines or Areas of our company

Health

The past decade has seen a significant increase in average life expectancy around the world. Combined with an increased focus on healthier lifestyles and work/life balance as well the desire to stay connected, there is a need for IoT solutions that can help achieve business and individual needs.

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Connected Health

The Connected Health landscape comprises of key IoT products and subscription based services that promote an enhanced connected living style improving your health and wellbeing for a healthier state of mind. This industry is growing rapidly as more and more people are becoming more health conscious and life expectancy is increasing. We can develop a suite of applications which can be implemented to meet your requirements whether you are an organisation tracking the health of patients or an individual looking for a product that can be used to monitor the health of a loved one.

We have experience in designing concepts assisting in making environments safer and easier by monitoring patients’ activities and movements by collecting data which is all pushed securely to your private cloud

Case Study

A commercial client with multiple care homes housing a range of customers with various care needs.

We may suggest the development of an app that offers the client the ability to know that their customers’ are active within their own home using a suite of IoT integrated solutions to monitor and alert if there are any irregular patterns. By monitoring their movement the machine learning capability will be able to detect the pattern and alert the first responder / minder to check on the individual.

Home

The interaction of things within a home or building connected to the cloud. It is about simplicity, convenience and innovation and this is an opportunity not only for consumers but also SME’s maximising cloud infrastructure & data analytics to help improve consumer lifestyles, product quality and create new value propositions.

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Connected Home

The future of smart home & buildings integration is exciting for all, as new applications will change the landscape not only for retrofitting of existing properties but also for new builds with modular integrated IoT solutions.

We can help with the design, integration and deployment of Smart home products including home protection, remote sensor controls, lighting and digital assistants.

You can have the ability to control everything from the touch of our custom built apps that speak to your existing digital assistants offered by Amazon and Google.

Our customisable dashboards give you real time access to data from anywhere in the world to manage your portfolios, building projects and organisations that require round the clock monitoring.

This is no longer edge bleeding technology as the Smart IoT market and the demand for data analytics expands into everyday homes and offices around the world such as yours.

Data is the new oil.

We can help to develop proof of concepts and strategies on:

  • Smart building management from one place
  • Flexibility to scale
  • Increased capability of monitoring, querying data
  • Remote capability to control all devices, services
  • Ability to control home functions & increase energy efficiency
  • Insights into the building utilisation, space, footfall analytics

Play

It is about products that allow people to interact, play or learn in the physical and digital world.

Our goal is to educate, collaborate and innovate the industry globally and future generations with Connected Play.

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Connected play

It is about products that allow people to interact, play or learn in the physical and digital world. Connected Play is more than toys that are connected via Bluetooth. In actual fact they include products integrated with the following applications and technologies:

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • IoT
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Social robots
  • Augmented reality (AR)
  • Wearables
  • Near field communication (NFC)
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Voice assistances and data over sound

Other areas include:

  • EdTech (Educational Technology)
  • Makers
  • Social Location Based Entertainment (LBE) and “Let’s Play” a video documenting the playthrough experience, usually of a video game.

Connected play is moving at a fast pace it grew by 150% to 262 companies within one year. We are working with multiple EdTech companies who were at the CES 2019 show and they are paving the way forward with Connected Play as it opens doors to a whole new world of experiences.

Our goal is to educate, collaborate and innovate the industry globally and future generations with Connected Play. We are always looking for partnerships with NGO’s, Education Institutes, Schools, organisations to help embrace IoT and bring you on the amazing journey which is Connected Play, helping your organisation meet the goals and objectives. By capitalising on Connected Play it will provide real world consumer insights, business growth opportunities and partnerships that shape our future generations lives.

Some Facts about Connected Play is big business: Smart Toy revenue is estimated to grow by almost 200% to $18 Billion by 2023 (Juniper Research). Robotics are rising: Consumer robotics will reach almost $23 billion per annum by 2022, up from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2018 (Juniper Research). AR is arcading the world: The “AR Gaming Market” is expected to reach over $280 billion by 2023 (HTF).

Voice assistants are getting vocal: There will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018 – that’s 1000% growth (Juniper Research)

NFC is even nearer: The NFC market is estimated to grow 17.9 percent over the next decade, reaching nearly $50 billion by 2025 (Research and Markets).

Power up play: Juniper forecasts that unique viewers of eSports (competitive playing of video games) and Let’s Play content (tutorials and talk-throughs of game content) will reach 858 million by 2022, up from 630 million in 2018.

Get out and get immersive: By 2023, LBE (Location Based Entertainment) will also make up about 11% of the VR industry and this is one of the reasons behind its recent success: while VR was launched to huge fanfare nearly two years ago, headsets are still expensive and content scarce, so the in-home VR market has remained relatively small (Licensing Source).

As we look into the future, we’re interested in new ideas from people who want to change the face of play as we know and inspire a new generation of programmes, dev ops engineers and leaders as Connected Play goes beyond toys or a single technology.

Let us help you strategise you vision for your organisation to enable smart Connected Play products and services to inspire the next generation of children.

Its all about the way interact between the physical and digital world.

Mobility

Connected Mobility is the integration of infrastructure and different modes of transport synchronised to the cloud where instances can be executed to pull real time data to further improve end to end journeys & experience and create new value propositions.

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Connected Mobility

There have been huge advances over the past few years on mobility, smart cities and intelligent transport systems to reduce congestion and keeping travellers informed with information. The world is more digitally active and we envision that every journey is not only a connected one but also makes productive use of otherwise wasted time. There are multiple scenarios where connected mobility will play a pivotal role.

In the near future, traditional seat booking will become instant bookable dynamic seats. You will also have the ability to automatically check in when you’re at the departure terminal. These are some of the examples of a fully connected digital travel experience.

Other opportunities being explored by the industry is around personalised service, geolocalisation and last mile transportation. As travel time becomes more seamless and less stressful, it in turn transforms the journey into a fulfilling experience.

We can help with your future strategy whether you’re looking for new IoT solutions for your city or Government, we will be able to assess your current infrastructure and provide recommendations on how your city could benefit from digital transformation connecting the city to the cloud and to the transportation so that objective data driven decisions can be made.

Connected logistics, shared mobility, autonomous vehicles moving around the city will improve traffic and will completely change the landscape we know today. We don’t want anyone left behind so explore how IoT could help you transform your mobility strategy not only improving end to end journeys for travellers but also improve the mobility eco system and create new opportunities and revenue streams.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is all about interconnected machinery and manufacturing processes connected to the cloud. In simple, Industry 4.0 offers the opportunity for manufacturers to optimise their operations quickly and efficiently by using data analytics & knowing what needs attention.

×

Industry 4.0 (Smart factory / Industrial IOT)

One of the biggest challenges and worry facing manufacturers is how to embrace digital transformation and be confident that their business model with adaptation can be sustainable and profitable in the long run.

I have interviewed many Leaders who are planning ahead with strategic visions, driven by investment and they’re ensure that the projected growth and innovation factors in Industry 4.0

Digital Transformation Benefits:

  • Improved productivity & Output
  • Enhanced customisation for flexible manufacturing including remote diagnostics and software OTA
  • Improved worker safety & output
  • Access to data across the supply chain for better decision making

Major innovations in digital technology for automation provide significant benefits for the manufacturing sector and ultimately the consumer.

We can provide guidance and advice on how to map out the strategy for transforming the manufacturing processes, implementing change to make all machinery interconnected to the company’s private cloud.

Change is inevitable which is why we need to be proactive across industry and have a disruptive thought process to challenge the status quo. Part of the support and service we would offer is to review every part of the value chain to ensure we have fully understood the end to end enterprise and adhere to the beliefs and mission of the company. We would break down the goals and objectives into phases to provide the best value for money and productivity.

The business landscape for your industry may be completely different just a few short years, can you afford not to adapt to the digital transformation?

Technology exists today to interconnect multiple machinery and systems. Just under 10% of advanced manufacturing robots are currently programmed to perform non repetitive tasks, by 2025 it is expected to be more than 20% . Going fully digital and embracing Industry 4.0, productivity can be increased by nearly 30%.

Case Study

A client running a laundry faced issues of textiles being jammed between two different machines which did not communicate with one another. This lead to downtime and loss of production hours due to jams occurring frequently. By implementing a simple interconnected communication channel with cloud connectivity the two machines now talk to one another and stop the other machine if a jam has been detected and notify operators and managers over the air using monitoring dashboards. By implementing this IoT solution enabled the client to save cost on downtime and loss of production.

Integration is key as companies are realising that silo’d approach is not optimal and are now looking for scalable integrated offboard infrastructure to support the delivery of processes, products and services. Our advice would to be plan ahead, take essential action and be confident to make smart bold moves on industry 4.0.

Let us help you reach that goal.

Health

The past decade has seen a significant increase in average life expectancy around the world. Combined with an increased focus on healthier lifestyles and work/life balance as well the desire to stay connected, there is a need for IoT solutions that can help achieve business and individual needs.

×

Connected Health

The Connected Health landscape comprises of key IoT products and subscription based services that promote an enhanced connected living style improving your health and wellbeing for a healthier state of mind. This industry is growing rapidly as more and more people are becoming more health conscious and life expectancy is increasing. We can develop a suite of applications which can be implemented to meet your requirements whether you are an organisation tracking the health of patients or an individual looking for a product that can be used to monitor the health of a loved one.

We have experience in designing concepts assisting in making environments safer and easier by monitoring patients’ activities and movements by collecting data which is all pushed securely to your private cloud

Case Study

A commercial client with multiple care homes housing a range of customers with various care needs.

We may suggest the development of an app that offers the client the ability to know that their customers’ are active within their own home using a suite of IoT integrated solutions to monitor and alert if there are any irregular patterns. By monitoring their movement the machine learning capability will be able to detect the pattern and alert the first responder / minder to check on the individual.


Home

The interaction of things within a home or building connected to the cloud. It is about simplicity, convenience and innovation and this is an opportunity not only for consumers but also SME’s maximising cloud infrastructure & data analytics to help improve consumer lifestyles, product quality and create new value propositions.

×

Connected Home

The future of smart home & buildings integration is exciting for all, as new applications will change the landscape not only for retrofitting of existing properties but also for new builds with modular integrated IoT solutions.

We can help with the design, integration and deployment of Smart home products including home protection, remote sensor controls, lighting and digital assistants.

You can have the ability to control everything from the touch of our custom built apps that speak to your existing digital assistants offered by Amazon and Google.

Our customisable dashboards give you real time access to data from anywhere in the world to manage your portfolios, building projects and organisations that require round the clock monitoring.

This is no longer edge bleeding technology as the Smart IoT market and the demand for data analytics expands into everyday homes and offices around the world such as yours.

Data is the new oil.

We can help to develop proof of concepts and strategies on:

  • Smart building management from one place
  • Flexibility to scale
  • Increased capability of monitoring, querying data
  • Remote capability to control all devices, services
  • Ability to control home functions & increase energy efficiency
  • Insights into the building utilisation, space, footfall analytics

Play

It is about products that allow people to interact, play or learn in the physical and digital world. Our goal is to educate, collaborate and innovate the industry globally and future generations with Connected Play.

×

Connected Play

It is about products that allow people to interact, play or learn in the physical and digital world. Connected Play is more than toys that are connected via Bluetooth. In actual fact they include products integrated with the following applications and technologies:

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • IoT
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Social robots
  • Augmented reality (AR)
  • Wearables
  • Near field communication (NFC)
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Voice assistances and data over sound

Other areas include:

  • EdTech (Educational Technology)
  • Makers
  • Social Location Based Entertainment (LBE) and “Let’s Play” a video documenting the playthrough experience, usually of a video game.

Connected play is moving at a fast pace it grew by 150% to 262 companies within one year. We are working with multiple EdTech companies who were at the CES 2019 show and they are paving the way forward with Connected Play as it opens doors to a whole new world of experiences.

Our goal is to educate, collaborate and innovate the industry globally and future generations with Connected Play. We are always looking for partnerships with NGO’s, Education Institutes, Schools, organisations to help embrace IoT and bring you on the amazing journey which is Connected Play, helping your organisation meet the goals and objectives. By capitalising on Connected Play it will provide real world consumer insights, business growth opportunities and partnerships that shape our future generations lives.

Some Facts about Connected Play is big business: Smart Toy revenue is estimated to grow by almost 200% to $18 Billion by 2023 (Juniper Research). Robotics are rising: Consumer robotics will reach almost $23 billion per annum by 2022, up from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2018 (Juniper Research). AR is arcading the world: The “AR Gaming Market” is expected to reach over $280 billion by 2023 (HTF).

Voice assistants are getting vocal: There will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018 – that’s 1000% growth (Juniper Research)

NFC is even nearer: The NFC market is estimated to grow 17.9 percent over the next decade, reaching nearly $50 billion by 2025 (Research and Markets).

Power up play: Juniper forecasts that unique viewers of eSports (competitive playing of video games) and Let’s Play content (tutorials and talk-throughs of game content) will reach 858 million by 2022, up from 630 million in 2018.

Get out and get immersive: By 2023, LBE (Location Based Entertainment) will also make up about 11% of the VR industry and this is one of the reasons behind its recent success: while VR was launched to huge fanfare nearly two years ago, headsets are still expensive and content scarce, so the in-home VR market has remained relatively small (Licensing Source).

As we look into the future, we’re interested in new ideas from people who want to change the face of play as we know and inspire a new generation of programmes, dev ops engineers and leaders as Connected Play goes beyond toys or a single technology.

Let us help you strategise you vision for your organisation to enable smart Connected Play products and services to inspire the next generation of children.

Its all about the way interact between the physical and digital world.


Mobility

Connected Mobility is the integration of infrastructure and different modes of transport synchronised to the cloud where instances can be executed to pull real time data to further improve end to end journeys & experience and create new value propositions.

×

Connected Mobility

There have been huge advances over the past few years on mobility, smart cities and intelligent transport systems to reduce congestion and keeping travellers informed with information. The world is more digitally active and we envision that every journey is not only a connected one but also makes productive use of otherwise wasted time. There are multiple scenarios where connected mobility will play a pivotal role.

In the near future, traditional seat booking will become instant bookable dynamic seats. You will also have the ability to automatically check in when you’re at the departure terminal. These are some of the examples of a fully connected digital travel experience.

Other opportunities being explored by the industry is around personalised service, geolocalisation and last mile transportation. As travel time becomes more seamless and less stressful, it in turn transforms the journey into a fulfilling experience.

We can help with your future strategy whether you’re looking for new IoT solutions for your city or Government, we will be able to assess your current infrastructure and provide recommendations on how your city could benefit from digital transformation connecting the city to the cloud and to the transportation so that objective data driven decisions can be made.

Connected logistics, shared mobility, autonomous vehicles moving around the city will improve traffic and will completely change the landscape we know today. We don’t want anyone left behind so explore how IoT could help you transform your mobility strategy not only improving end to end journeys for travellers but also improve the mobility eco system and create new opportunities and revenue streams.


Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is all about interconnected machinery and manufacturing processes connected to the cloud. In simple, Industry 4.0 offers the opportunity for manufacturers to optimise their operations quickly and efficiently by using data analytics & knowing what needs attention.

×

Industry 4.0 (Smart factory / Industrial IOT)

One of the biggest challenges and worry facing manufacturers is how to embrace digital transformation and be confident that their business model with adaptation can be sustainable and profitable in the long run.

I have interviewed many Leaders who are planning ahead with strategic visions, driven by investment and they’re ensure that the projected growth and innovation factors in Industry 4.0

Digital Transformation Benefits:

  • Improved productivity & Output
  • Enhanced customisation for flexible manufacturing including remote diagnostics and software OTA
  • Improved worker safety & output
  • Access to data across the supply chain for better decision making

Major innovations in digital technology for automation provide significant benefits for the manufacturing sector and ultimately the consumer.

We can provide guidance and advice on how to map out the strategy for transforming the manufacturing processes, implementing change to make all machinery interconnected to the company’s private cloud.

Change is inevitable which is why we need to be proactive across industry and have a disruptive thought process to challenge the status quo. Part of the support and service we would offer is to review every part of the value chain to ensure we have fully understood the end to end enterprise and adhere to the beliefs and mission of the company. We would break down the goals and objectives into phases to provide the best value for money and productivity.

The business landscape for your industry may be completely different just a few short years, can you afford not to adapt to the digital transformation?

Technology exists today to interconnect multiple machinery and systems. Just under 10% of advanced manufacturing robots are currently programmed to perform non repetitive tasks, by 2025 it is expected to be more than 20% . Going fully digital and embracing Industry 4.0, productivity can be increased by nearly 30%.

Case Study

A client running a laundry faced issues of textiles being jammed between two different machines which did not communicate with one another. This lead to downtime and loss of production hours due to jams occurring frequently. By implementing a simple interconnected communication channel with cloud connectivity the two machines now talk to one another and stop the other machine if a jam has been detected and notify operators and managers over the air using monitoring dashboards. By implementing this IoT solution enabled the client to save cost on downtime and loss of production.

Integration is key as companies are realising that silo’d approach is not optimal and are now looking for scalable integrated offboard infrastructure to support the delivery of processes, products and services. Our advice would to be plan ahead, take essential action and be confident to make smart bold moves on industry 4.0.

Let us help you reach that goal.

We believe in engineering IoT into everything we do by design.

Private cloud Development & Integration (on-premise)

Analytics & Insights specific to your needs

Lower R&D costs

Technical and Management Leadership

Highly Technical team in areas covering product development, programming, cloud computing and E2E test and validation

Turnkey solutions to meet tight deadlines

Architecture

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Consultancy services offered across the company's principle disciplines

Software Project Management
& Programme Delivery

The journey transforming your company into a digital one will require a level of software implementation - whether it is an off the shelf application or bespoke software tailored to your requirements, ultimately it will need integration to your existing business and therefore project and programme management to ensure your requirements are met within time, cost and quality.

We have vast experience in software project project and programme management. We also have access to world class devop engineers (software development and operations) who can support onsite or remotely during the implementation phase and after the software has been deployed.

Product Development
& Launch

Launching a new product isn’t always straight forward, various tasks need to be followed through in an end to end flow. We have the experience to help you map out your vision and help you launch your product ensuring that we have captured the key requirements and measures to have a successful launch.

Key criteria for us is quality and ensuring that the quality meets the customer expectation so that we minimise potential warranty or field issues when launched. We follow standardised methods with integration of new agile processes to ensure we get the best value for money and time when developing, integrating and executing the test plan.

Business Enterprise & Architecture

Our core skill set is understanding how the business works and proposing effective processes integrated with IoT applications making your business become more agile and nimble to compete confidently in the market.

By factoring in IoT into your existing enterprise we can help identify where the potential gaps are and provide recommendations to ensure the business can continue sustainably in years to come and continually review practice every 12 months to stay ahead of the game.

Big Data and Analytics Training & Coaching

One of our key skill sets is around harvesting and ingesting large amounts of data using industry leading cloud providers such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) or GCP (Google Cloud Plafform). The future for processing power and computing power will be executed from the cloud. We want to help shape your business so that the cost is based on what you use rather than paying for something which you may not ever use. The beauty of cloud computing is that it is scalable and flexible providing you with the control of how you manage your business, infrastructure, end to end process and product launch. We can provide a suite of training course to meet your needs.

Group training sessions

1:1 mentoring and coaching to all levels of the business.

We will help you and your business understand the basics, introduce big data and how it can help your business transform into a connected business operation. The key to success in big data and analytics is to keep things simple and not to confuse everyone with jargon. This makes us different from everyone else. All of these training services can be provided on site or at our offices, in a class based environment in Central Birmingham.

Connected Fleet Management

We can help provide you with beautifully designed, easy to use and user friendly applications so that you can monitor, track and generate insights to help improve efficiency, productivity and profitability. We can help you improve your business by enabling real time visibility and data analytics. Your fleet managers and operators can manage fleets remotely using off the shelf applications or bespoke software generating data such as location, health status, speed, fuel consumption, battery charge and generating insights all accessible via a customisable dashboard.

Fleet management also provides potential new business opportunities which would not have been there before IoT. Car Hire and insurance companies are able to offer pay per click or use business model. As the economy moves towards a sharing industry there is a greater demand for logistical services creating real time opportunities and new industries through IoT. New business models will offer new services for the next generation of shared economy users all based around IoT.

Connected Manufacturing Integration

If you’re reading this section, then you’re already thinking about how Industry 4.0 is going to change the landscape of connected manufacturing. We have the experience in integrating IoT solutions into existing manufacturing plants and processing facilities. We can offer project and programme management leadership and support in ensuring your supply partners are working towards end to end IoT integration across the manufacturing sites.

If you don’t have a road map for end to end connected manufacturing, we can help you create a visionary road map which is bold yet realistic to achieve in just a short period of time realising the potential benefits before moving on to the next phase of Industry 4.0.

CONNECT WITH US

If there is an area which you want to explore, we can have a further discussion:

Birmingham, UK

Email: contact@connectedsmartthings.co.uk