today announced they are implementing a state-of-the-art, next-generation smart warehouse for OneScreen located in San Diego which will be equipped with products from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The smart warehouse design for OneScreen plans to include an LTE-private network, implementation of a digital twin, robust warehouse management system, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AR/VR technologies, IoT sensors and more. The modern smart warehouse will increase warehouse operational efficiencies, enable automated inventory control, enhance safety and security within the facility and save time and money for OneScreen employees and customers. This smart warehouse project exemplifies how Qualcomm Technologies and its IoT ecosystem are critical to enabling the global digital transformation of industries with a differentiated approach that leverages the growing number of smart devices that make up the connected intelligent edge.
Through the Qualcomm® IoT Services Suite and its ecosystem of 400+ Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator program members, Qualcomm Technologies has acted as a catalyst in enabling the accessibility and ease of deployment for businesses and entities looking to adopt end-to-end smart solutions, fueling digital transformation and deployments of smart spaces. Implementing smart connected spaces frequently involves sourcing, developing and integrating multiple fragmented technologies. The unique IoTaaS model is designed to remove the need to invest in costly and fragmented efforts. Adopting IoTaaS enables streamlined, end-to-end solutions, taking the place of lengthy processes that previously took months or years and can shrink timelines to a matter of weeks. Ultimately this supports rollout with faster time to commercialization and provides increased accessibility to smart solutions and infrastructure for businesses and communities.
For this project, Zyter will be responsible for implementing its Smart Warehouse module running on the Zyter SmartSpaces™ IoT platform. As a key collaborator with Qualcomm Technologies for the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem, the SmartSpaces platform breaks down silos of information by integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications in a seamless interface. In addition, the Smart Warehouse will contain the private LTE CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) network cell sites powered by Qualcomm® RAN Platforms for Small Cells, and CPEs featuring Qualcomm® Fixed Wireless Access Platform, with an upgrade path to 5G in the future. Members of the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem are supplying trackers, cameras, and sensors needed for enabling the smart warehouse. Zyter will be implementing and deploying the LTE private network as well as managing and installing the integration of all hardware, sensors, and the warehouse management system (WMS).
“We are pleased Zyter has chosen Qualcomm Technologies’ IoT products for another IoTaaS commercial deployment with the smart warehouse for OneScreen,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director and global head of smart cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “To directly address the fragmented nature of the IoT industry, our unique Qualcomm IoT Services Suite is helping to bridge the gap for IoT service providers and entities looking to efficiently and effectively deploy smart solutions and is revolutionizing the way businesses and entities modernize their practices.”
“I am pleased to work with Zyter and Qualcomm Technologies, utilizing the Qualcomm IoT Services Suite to enable a smart warehouse in San Diego. Implementation of the digital twin, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AR/VR use cases, and IoT sensors will make this a state-of-the-art operation,” said Sufian Munir, chief executive officer, OneScreen. “This next-generation smart warehouse will increase productivity, enable automated inventory control, safety and security within the facility and save time and money for employees and customers.”
“This smart warehouse project exemplifies how Qualcomm Technologies and its IoT ecosystem are essential to enabling the global digital transformation of many different industries. Bringing IoT, artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies to warehouses takes operations to a level never seen before.”
Sanjay Govil, founder and chief executive officer, Zyter, Inc.
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Zyter delivers a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions spanning buildings, stadiums, campuses, and even cities. The Zyter SmartSpaces platform supports solutions for multiple markets including healthcare, education, logistics, retail, travel, and construction. By integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications, organizations can gain new insights to improve efficiencies while providing end-users with an engaging digital experience. In 2021, Zyter won more than 37 global awards for its IoT products including Best Technology and Company Innovation of the Year. Founded in 2017, the privately-held company is based in Rockville, Md.
Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, today announced an expanded relationship with ServiceNow, the leading digital workflow company that makes work, work better for people. As a partner for ServiceNow® Connected Operations, a proactive system of action for IoT, Mindtree will build industry solutions to help enterprises turn data from their Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure into actionable business workflows.
Mindtree will combine the deep domain, design thinking, IoT, AI, Machine Learning, and analytics expertise of Mindtree NxT, the company's IoT service line, with the capabilities of ServiceNow Connected Operations to enable enterprises in industry sectors such as manufacturing and consumer goods to put their IoT data to work for improved decision-making and smarter operations.
By connecting IoT data with digital workflows, ServiceNow Connected Operations enables organizations to realize the full value of their IoT investments, help increase customer satisfaction, and access new business models. Together with Mindtree driving actionable and industry-specific insights, these solutions will allow customers to break down data silos, proactively resolve issues, and evolve collaboration between customers, operations, customer service, and field service.
Manufacturing and consumer goods companies are increasingly looking to make better use of the data generated through multiple platforms and legacy operational technology (OT) systems. This means working around operational and data silos between OT and IT, a lack of common processes and tools in floor systems, and an inability to bring all data into a single system of record. Through Mindtree's solutions, these companies will be able to gain greater visibility across the enterprise, mitigate risk, reduce cost, harness a single source of truth for collaborative decision-making, and leverage advanced analytics, data insights, simulation and modelling for better evaluation of their value chains.
"The true transformative potential of data can be realised only by using it effectively. Siloed data and disconnected systems can undermine the best of IoT programs. The capabilities of Mindtree NxT alongside ServiceNow and their dedicated Connected Operations team position us well to help enterprises better manage critical infrastructure, deliver superior customer experiences, and drive customer loyalty."
Alex Nicholas, Vice President and Head of ServiceNow Business at Mindtree
ServiceNow industry partner solutions extend ServiceNow's capabilities to deliver industry-specific applications and services that are tailored to customers' unique digital transformation needs.
"Across industries, businesses realize the need for digital workflows to deliver greater operational efficiencies and better customer outcomes," said Jonathan Sparks, Vice President of IoT and Operations Products at ServiceNow. "Together with Mindtree, we're helping move customers in manufacturing and consumer goods beyond dashboards to automate issue resolution with IoT. Combining Mindtree's powerful IoT, AI and Machine Learning capabilities with ServiceNow's leading workflow platform will improve decision-making and drive smart operations while helping customers realize new business outcomes based on business-relevant insights."
Mindtree is a global technology consulting and services company, helping enterprises marry scale with agility to achieve competitive advantage. "Born digital," in 1999 and now a Larsen & Toubro Group Company, Mindtree applies its deep domain knowledge to more than 260 enterprise client engagements to break down silos, make sense of digital complexity and bring new initiatives to market faster. We enable IT to move at the speed of business, leveraging emerging technologies and the efficiencies of Continuous Delivery to spur business innovation. Operating in 24 countries across the world, we're consistently regarded as one of the best places to work, embodied every day by our winning culture made up of over 29,700 entrepreneurial, collaborative and dedicated "Mindtree Minds".
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of OPA-based solid state LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions for automotive and IoT, today announced its latest achievement in industrial automation with the deployment of its 3D LiDAR solutions for heavy machinery operation in China. Collaborating with Hunan Qiaokang Bridge Health Intelligent Technology and Liuzhou Bierte Industrial Intelligent Technology, the solution provides highly accurate 3D modeling of bulk material piles to enable safe, efficient operation of heavy machinery.Deployed at the Liuzhou Steel Group in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Province, China, Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR sensors provide accurate, real-time 3D modeling of bulk material piles to guide and position a heavy bulk wheel piling and reclaiming machine. Formerly operated manually, the heavy machine can now function safely and efficiently by computer and without human intervention.
“When machines are operated manually, accuracy and efficiency depend on the experience of the operator. Operators can also become fatigued, creating a potential safety risk,” said Mr. Wan Zhi, President at Hunan Qiaokang Bridge Health Intelligent Technology at Liuzhou Steel Group, “Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR has helped us standardize the operation of the machine, increasing the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of our bulk material handling processes. Our operation efficiency has improved by 50% and our labor costs have decreased by 60% after deploying the Quanergy solution.”
In addition to superior accuracy and high resolution, M-Series provides reliable performance in a wide range of operating conditions. For example, M-Series does not require ambient light and offers a longer detection range, even for very dark objects like coal.
M-Series also features a fast scan frequency, ideal for use in mobile applications that experience high vibrations. The sensor provides a long detection range, up to 200 meters, providing 3D modeling for very large sites with just a few sensors. Furthermore, M-Series is small and lightweight, making it easy to mount and install.
“The installation at Liuzhou Steel Group is a great example of how LiDAR makes a measurable and significant impact on a port’s bottom line. It also demonstrates just one example of how our LiDARs are playing a key role in driving industrial automation forward.”
Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy
In June, Quanergy entered into a definitive merger agreement with CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Quanergy Systems, Inc. and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “QNGY.” The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
About Quanergy Systems, Inc.
Quanergy Systems’ mission is to create powerful, affordable smart LiDAR solutions for automotive and IoT applications to enhance people’s experiences and safety. Quanergy has developed the only true 100% solid state CMOS LiDAR sensor built on optical phased array (OPA) technology to enable the mass production of low-cost, highly reliable 3D LiDAR solutions. Through Quanergy’s smart LiDAR solutions, businesses can now leverage real-time, advanced 3D insights to transform their operations in a variety of industries including industrial automation, physical security, smart cities, smart spaces, and much more. Quanergy solutions are deployed by over 350 customers across the globe.