Javelin
IIoT Platform

Javelin, is a true IIoT platform developed ground-up with the needs and requirements of the discrete/process industries in mind. A very robust and scalable platform, Javelin can connect field devices and other industrial assets to generate rich visualization and analytics. One size never fits all, and that is definitely true for the industrial community with varied types of industries, and passes, and regulations. Javelin IIoT platform enables comprehensive customizations to suit specific needs. Utthunga’s several years of domain knowledge enables it to partner with the end customers to plan for a deployment that ensures Rol.

DEVICE CONNECTIVITY

Devices: Field devices, DCS, PLC, etc. are the source of actual field data. The ability to acquire data from these varied devices is the key and the most important first step. Javelin has integrated connectivity via specific communication protocols. Higher level protocols like OPC are also supported by Javelin. The connectivity could be TCP/Serial/Bluetooth, etc. An added advantage that Utthunga brings, based on years of work on field devices connectivity, is the ability to acquire data from dumb devices. Analog output form these devices can be converted to digital signals (via converters). Javelin offers connectivity to standard devices, dumb devices, as well as legacy devices (via custom driver development). So be it brownfield and greenfield installations, Javelin has a solution.

CONNECTIVITY HARDWARE

Javelin IIoT platform has in its bucket a host of connectivity hardware solutions: gateways, converters, embedded DAQ, etc. Be it the requirement to aggregate data from a host of networked field devices, or convert a protocol to another, or read analog data directly from sensors, Javelin ensures your field data is acquired and not left in the cold.

RICH VISUALIZATION

Javelin uses a rich set of web and mobile technologies to present the data in an intelligent form. Data can be viewed from a standard web-browser on a PC, or on any mobile/tablet application. The raw data can be massaged (derived values, KPIs, etc.) in various ways before the presentation. Standard reports and custom reports are possible. Utthunga engineers can create custom screens as required, or if the user wishes to do that himself, that’s possible as well.

ANALYTICS ENGINE

What use is all the data if it cannot be converted into intelligent information? Javelin’s analytics engine reads streaming and historical data to provide predictive and prescriptive analytics. A set of core algorithms together with machine learning from the backbone of the analytics engine.

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Integration means sharing the raw data or derived information/analytics with other software/hardware. Integration with other machines/devices enables the M2M communications and true interconnectivity. Together the true potential of IIoT is realized (this isn’t a trivial exercise and requires concerted efforts on all stakeholders right from operators to management). Integration is achieved by having a rich set of connectors (via APIs, communication protocols like MQTT, etc.) to external databases, enterprise systems, etc.

TIME TO MARKET

A platform is supposed to offer a set of functionality onto a single place/point to enable achieving an end. Javelin IIoT platform was pieced together with all the required components to offer a just that. The individual pieces to achieve the end goal, which could be view real-time production data, get alerts on an alarm, perform remote diagnostics, get hinted on when a particular motor might fail, view reports, etc., can be achieved via this single platform. End users need not separately bring together elements from different vendors (data acquisition, visualization, analytics, etc.), hence the time and effort to achieve the goal is significantly reduced.

POWERFUL ANALYTICS

The analytics engine is one of the most robust in the market, and surely standing away from all the crown and noise around analytics. The analytics isn’t built as a descendant to a BI engine, but with the nuances of the industrial processes in mind (the correlation between parameters, the effect of operating conditions, etc.). The predictive and the prescriptive insights of the engine have guaranteed RoI.

EASE OF CONFIGURATION

The user interface has been designed with the user in mind. A domain or technology expert need not necessarily configure or maintain the system. Given the ageing industrial workforce and the imminent threat of the loss of knowledge base, the incoming operator or end-user might be a savvy computer user, but is likely to be an industry new-comer. The user interface is designed to be very contextual and easy to navigate. Further, the required support elements like connectivity software, edge devices, ability to create custom dashboards, configure the analytics engine, etc. that Javelin portfolio offers are a cohesive unit. All the various elements have been comprehensively tested to work in tandem like a well-oiled machine. The deployment efforts and headaches have been reduced as much as possible.

END TO END SUPPORT

Utthunga is a thought leader when it comes to IIoT platform. The various products and elements forming the building blocks of an IIoT solution have been built at Utthunga when the term IIoT wasn’t even coined. The point is, there is a deep knowledge base to consult, train, and deploy an IIoT solution like Javelin. Right from the start, when the problem definition is shared with Utthunga, a core team comprising technical and field knowledge works to complete the deployment cycle. Post-deployment as well, a dedicated technical support team is available to guide on any issues.

AMR – Substation Automation for a public sector Power Distribution Company

substation automation for a public sector power distribution company

Challenges

  • To automate the process of data collection and billing in order to eliminate high labor cost and data entry errors

Solution

  • Utthunga implemented its IIoT platform ― Javelin, to address the customer issues
  • Deployed the components of Javelin:
    • uConnect for data acquisition
    • uViz for data visualization and analytics
  • The meters at various geographical locations published the data to a central repository for storage and further integration with the billing system

Benefits

  • An instant alert facility in case of energy meter tampering led to high profit for the utility
  • Automated billing system reduced manual labor costs and losses due to human error

 

Voyage Fuel Consumption Monitoring for a Singapore based Marine Logistics company

voyage fuel consumption monitoring for a singapore based marine logistics company

Challenges

  • To have regular monitoring of critical parameters like GPS, Gyro sensor, Engine RPM and environmental conditions in order to track the total consumption of fuel in the ship

Solution

  • Utthunga customized uConnect to meet the customer requirements with below features:
    • Temper proof Data Acquisition & Storage
    • Fuel consumption logic based on data collected from different flow meters
    • Secure data transmission via a Restful web server
    • In-device portal to access flow consumption in the ship
    • Audit Trails

Benefits

  • Complete fuel ledger with transparency in fuel stock
  • Monitoring of ship movement and all critical parameters by the stakeholders

 

Energy Management Solution for a global pharmaceutical company

energy management solution for a global pharmaceutical company

Challenges

  • To visualize the energy consumption of each asset for cost reduction and energy optimization.

Solution

  • Utthunga implemented Javelin to collect data from the various assets (reactors, boilers, chillers, motors, pumps, etc.)
  • The components of Javelin deployed:
    • uGateway for data acquisition and aggregation
    • uViz for visualization and analytics
  • Acquired data from the drives using Modbus RTU and from the other assets using energy meters deployed by Utthunga
  • All the energy data was aggregated onto the Javelin IIoT platform that was deployed on-premise

Benefits

  • Comprehensive energy consumption report of every asset made available for in-depth analysis
  • Devices used power even in the dormant state, which led to skyrocketing electricity costs. With the deployment of Javelin, such situations got under control and resulted in considerable energy savings.

 

Legacy Protocol Converter for Taiwan based solar power company

legacy protocol converter for taiwan based solar power company

Challenges

  • To communicate with legacy inverter via proprietary protocol
  • To convert proprietary protocol signal to Modbus signal and have own dashboard components to support the clients

Solution

  • Utthunga developed a driver for customer’s proprietary protocol, we understood the protocol packets using sniffing tool and created the protocol frames. Thus, we converted the proprietary signal to a Modbus signal.
  • In addition, we provided a web visualization dashboard and analytics solution.

Benefits

  • Only one-time cost for deploying this solution
  • Solution avoids customer to pay a huge recursive cost

 

Smart Water Management Solution for public sector project in India

smart water management solution for public sector project in India

Challenges

  • To monitor the inflow of the river with proper discharge curves as the storage at the reservoir and the discharge level at the spillways and sluice gates for the discharge require constant information to monitor the water
  • To improve the safety of people and the assets

Solution

  • Utthunga employed Javelin to collect data from the flow meter connected to Ultrasonic Flow Sensor and Level Sensor
  • Deployed the components of Javelin:
    • uConnect for data acquisition
    • uViz for data visualization and analytics
  • The data from the sensor was fetched using Modbus RTU and communicated via MQTT protocol
  • All the flow data was aggregated onto the Javelin platform that was deployed in AWS cloud

Remote Solar Field Monitoring and Control for one of the major energy companies in India

remote solar field monitoring and control for one of the major energy companies in India

Challenges

  • To create a platform for Operational Intelligence, Device Management, Analytics, and Machine Learning from connected sensors, devices leveraging Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Remote access to the solar field performance data from small customers to large enterprise installations

Solution

  • A platform independent connectivity solution (uRemote and uConnect) that manages raw equipment data, with EDGE analytics was provided by Utthunga
  • It delivered only required information from appropriate resources through dynamic graphical dashboards
  • Consolidated actionable data from assets in distributed locations
  • Guaranteed integration to any system within a week
  • Independent of any device and network, no lockdown so no dependency on partner performances
  • Performance of solar fields in real-time was known; hence provided a cost-effective all-day support

 

Remote Pollution Monitoring for a major manufacturing plant in India

remote pollution monitoring for a major manufacturing plant in India

Challenges

  • To remotely monitor and control pollution level

Solution

  • Utthunga developed an environmental monitoring solution to meet the pollution control board requirements with below features:
    • Enterprise Application installation: On-site or Cloud-based
    • Temper proof data acquisition and storage
    • Multi-Site, Multi-Product Server including Instrument Read / Write a function
    • Data Security between Instrument and Server
    • Analytics, Alerts, and Mobility
    • Audit Trails