Case Studies

Developed with Blockchain, Internet of Things - IoT and other technologies

ProofSense - Blockchain based documents issuing engine

This is the #1 solution developed by smartSense Solutions with the implementation of the latest technology, Blockchain with the use of Ethereum. This is a tried and true product and currently being used at one of the Top 10 B-Schools in India - S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. Moreover, it is also being implemented in one of Germany’s most trusted certification organization as well. For servers, we have used Amazon Web Services with Kubernetes.

Challenges:

  • Writing smart contracts was still new when we started working on this project, so we had to spend days and weeks in exploring and developing the best methods for smart contracts.
  • Merkle root formation in Blockchain
  • Making everyone understand the concept of Blockchain as it was still at a nascent stage.

Problems Addressed:

  • Forgery of certificates
  • The difficulty of verifying the authenticity of the certificates

BLOCKCHAIN BENEFITS:​

  • Independently verifiable
  • Fully secured and tamper-proof
  • Real ownership Interoperability
  • Instant verification of authenticity

OTHER FEATURES:

  • 4-level security for certificate issuing
  • One-click issuing of certificates for all students in a batch
  • Email to all students on the generation of certificates

COST & TIME SAVINGS

  • Removal of the need for Gold seals for authenticity
  • Removal of the need of an embossed logo for authenticity
  • Removal of the tedious process of verification of the certificates

Smart Switch

smartSwitch is an IoT device offered by smartSense Consulting Solutions Pvt Ltd. It has powerful networking stack build upon 6LowPan technology and provides long communication range using Sub-1 GHz radio frequency. Compact size and technology of smartSwitch allows user to install with minimal alteration with existing switchboard and wiring. It seamlessly connects with smartGateway, peer smartSwitch and smartPlug forming dense wireless network and 100% uptime and accessibility. smartSwitch serves a vast range of applications in any geography enabling users to connect any appliances with smartSwitch for remote monitoring and control using Mobile Application or Centralized Dashboard System.

Features & Benefits

  • Deployment of dense network with single smartGateway
  • Dynamic configurable schedulers for smartSwitch control
  • Remote Firmware Update without disturbing user experience
  • Enhanced security of appliances with preconfigured set of access rules
  • Dynamic Device Binding and access control
  • Robust network with advanced M2M communication and Self Healing
  • Remote monitoring and Control
  • Easy and Cost effective installation without removing existing installations

Smart Parking

With growing population and urbanization Parking is becoming one of the key challenges for Government authorities around the world. People have to drive miles to find a parking spot resulting in waste of fuel and time. smartSense offers parking solution “smartParking” providing end to end solution to address this challenge. smartParking sensor leverages ultrasonic technology to detect parking spot is vacant or occupied and it feeds central system with real time data. Authority or user can utilize this feed to find best parking spot using dashboard or mobile application. It also provides alerts on over usage of parking spot and provides billing facilities for paid parking.

Features & Benefits

  • Realtime parking spot detection
  • Alerts and billing management for paid parking at central system
  • Cost effective solution with easy installation
  • Remote Firmware Update without disturbing user experience
  • Dynamic Device Binding and access control
  • Dynamic configurable schedulers for smartPlug control
  • Enhanced security of appliances with preconfigured set of access rules
  • Robust network with advanced M2M communication and Self Healing

Smart Gateway

smartGateway is a centralized unit managing wireless devices offered by smartSense Consulting Solutions Pvt Ltd. smartGateway has the ability to manage and form dense or largely deployed network. It plays a key role in IoT infrastructure with real time communication ability with secure cloud and wsn communication. Offline access mechanism of smartGateway offers 100% uptime of Gateway and control of smartDevices connected to it. Multiple network interface like Ethernet and WiFi assures guaranteed delivery of data. smartGateway is also powered with offline data storage capabilities to prevent data loss in scenario where no internet connection is available.

Features & Benefits

  • Real Time communication with device
  • Highly secure Cloud and WSN communication
  • Gateway and Device presence alerts
  • 100 % uptime and offline gateway access mechanism
  • Network of ~1000 smartDevices with single smartGateway
  • Remote Firmware Update without disturbing user experience
  • Offline Data store with guaranteed data delivery to cloud
  • Plug and Play installation and single step network internet configuration
  • Robust network with advanced M2M communication and Self Healing

Smart Street Light

Civic body spends huge amount from their budget in lighting up streets for civilians. But, Civic body is facing various challenges everyday to facilitate lighting to streets. Street lights remains ON during night hours when no one is utilizing it, resulting in wastage of energy which could light up many houses. smartStreetLight solution offered by smartSense Consulting Solutions Pvt Ltd addresses all modern aspects of smart cities. It is end to end street light solution featuring smartStreetLight sensor device, dashboard and centralized system.

smartStreetLight sensor offered by smartSense has inbuilt Luminosity sensor which monitors ambient light and triggers light based on predefined configurations. Energy monitoring feature provides a vast range of accurate energy parameters which helps in historical energy consumption record and street light maintenance and replacement. smartStreetLight sensor communicates with smartGateway offered by smartSense having capability to manage network of 10000 or more devices. Advanced networking framework of smartSense allows such huge and largely deployed network to be accessible in near real time.

smartSense offers centralized system and dashboard for configurations and monitoring of street lights connected with smartStreetLight sensors. Platform allows users to configure various Street Light operational modes such as Ambient Light (based on Luminosity), Astronomical Mode, Calendar Schedule and Manual or Maintenance mode. It facilitates with enhanced feature set such as GIS based mapping of street lights, user roles and privileges, email and SMS alerts, historical reports (weekly, monthly yearly basis).

Features & Benefits

  • Configurable schedulers to control lights
  • Contributes in reduction of CO2 emission
  • Remotely control and configure lights
  • Remote Firmware Update without disturbing user experience
  • Energy saving solution with reduced maintenance cost
  • Robust network with advanced M2M communication and Self Healing
  • Highly secure Cloud and WSN communication
  • Dense network formation with least accessible time (upto 5 minutes)
  • 99.9% uptime and offline access mechanism
  • Historical reports of light controls and energy records
  • Advanced end user centralized system and dashboard for monitoring, configuration and control of street lights.
  • Device presence and status alerts

Use Cases

  • Public Roadways
  • Railroad Stations
  • Parking Lots
  • Residential Areas
  • Private Campuses

Smart Plugs

smartPlug is an IoT device offered by smartSense Consulting Solutions Pvt Ltd. It provides energy consumption record with powerful networking stack build upon 6LowPan technology and provides long communication range using SubGHz radio frequency. Plug and Play feature of smartSwitch allows user to connect any appliances without any alteration with existing switchboard and wiring. It seamlessly connects with smartGateway, peer smartSwitch and smartPlug forming dense wireless network and 100% uptime and accessibility. smartPlug serves a vast range of applications in any geography enabling users to connect any appliances with smartSwitch for remote monitoring and control using Mobile Application or Centralized Dashboard System.

Features & Benefits

  • Remote monitoring and Control
  • Dynamic configurable schedulers for smartPlug control
  • Energy Monitoring with historical record and prediction analysis
  • Enhanced security of appliances with preconfigured set of access rules
  • Remote Firmware Update without disturbing user experience
  • Robust network with advanced M2M communication and Self Healing
  • Dynamic Device Binding and access control
  • Plug and Play usage of device without any alteration in existing installation

Platform for on-demand Sales Professionals

This is a platform where the companies can find sales professionals on remote locations to close their deals. In this AWS S3 has been used for server management. Our developers have been working with 4 servers, in total, for development, testing, production and file storage. In frontend AngualrJS and javascript have been used and Laravel for backend is used by our developers. It has got dynamic filters (similar to LinkedIn) for searching Sales Professionals, Deals and Companies. Chat module similar to Skype has been developed for this project. LinkedIn and Twitter API have been used here among the social media login. Zopim and Live chat have been integrated. For payment gateway, Stripe has been used in this project. Apart from subscription fee there are also deal closing fees and other charges included in the system. This client says smartSense provides best IT Services in UK.

Development Challenges

  • Biggest challenge faced here was integrating two different frameworks (Laravel backend & WordPress) on one domain.
  • Revamping the complete system in just 30 days with a team of just 4
  • Coordination of Development structure and Client’s requirements and instant changes.

Solutions:

  • We did changes in nginx server configuration by rewriting urls accordingly.
  • We started working 12 hours a day and even on weekends.
  • We implemented Scrum Methodology with Trello.

Benefits & Deliverables:​

[1] Sales Professional login for applying and closing the deals
[2] Deal Manager account for posting the deals worldwide, search the right sales professional, interview the sales professional, train, hire and close.
[3] Detailed information pages for the users.
[4] Subscription Plan management

Online Taxi Booking App

This project is very similar to other taxi booking apps like Uber and Lyft. It has 4 user types a. Admin, b. Taxi company owner, c. Driver, d. End customer. We have integrated SagePay for payment gateway in this project. Our developers have used Microsoft Azure server with Apache/Tomcat for server management here. Java (Hibernate), Android, iOS, and Javascript are the languages and platforms used in this. Also automation testing using Selenium and Java unit4 have been implemented in this project. The key feature different from the other on demand taxi app is, here we have provided the feature to pre-order a taxi and that the user can create via routes for the ride. In taxi booking we also track the location of the customer and the driver both just as in UBER and Lyft. Another example of best IT Services in UK.

Development Challenges

  • SagePay payment gateway integration. They do not have technical team to support integration.
  • Time formatters were a challenge, as we used the server time for our project but in mobile it was causing an issue when the device had 24-hour format.

Solutions:

  • We did research & development for this task. We went through many cycles of trial & error to successfully integrate SagePay Payment gateway.
  • Server configurations were changed so that 24 hour format is also accepted from all devices.

Deliverables:

[1] Chief admin panel development
[2] Taxi company admin panel development
[3] Android App for rider
[4] Android App for driver
[5] iPhone App for rider (Swift lang)
[6] iPhone App for driver (Swift lang)

Location based Salary search mobile application

This mobile application helps to browse salaries of people in their neighborhood and stack up against others in their industry across the country. The mobile application performs a salary search using real data provided by real people in real time based on locations, industries, companies, job satisfaction and much more. In this we used REST API development to connect with the backend which was in asp.Net. This client says smartSense provides best IT Services in USA.

Development Challenges

  • Challenge over here was to design the graphs, charts and progress bars (pie, horizontal, vertical) with animations for the dynamic data that we get from the API.

Solutions:

  • In order to solve this issue the API had to be changed and redeveloped as per the design requirements.

Deliverables:

[1] Android App
[2] iPhone App

Education mobile application for

Teachers, Student, clark, super admin, admin, multiple roles of user, multiple institues for one student

This is the most dynamic education app, only one of its kind till now. This app has 5 user types: Super admin, admin, teacher, student and clark. From this app the student can even shift the institutes while being a member in all of them. Teachers and students can track the developments of the student with the scorecards. There are push notifications integrated for various purposes. This app has more than 5 modules like practice test, attendance, scorecards, sports result, discussion forum and more. Our mobile application developers have been appreciated multiple times by this client.

Development Challenges

  • Managing live changes based on customer feedback
  • Material UI - it was just introduced and we had to implement in this app.
  • Push notification used to throw error.

Solutions:

  • We gave 24/7 support to our client for one full month.
  • We did extensive research and did multiple rounds of trial and error for the implementation of material UI at that time.
  • The error found to be due to multiple institutes. Now we sent a message as well saying that the push is from different institute and asked to shift the institute to access that particular push

Deliverables:

[1] Android app
[2] iPhone app (Swift lang)

smartTemple - Temple ERP

This is an ERP which has been implemented in over 15 temples already. It has over 14 modules for management of donation, accommodation, stock, library, communication and more including roles and privileges management. Over here we have used Laravel backend and Angular2 in frontend. MySQL database is used alongwith cloud of Microsoft Azure server. Using this system, the waiting time, for donation, has been reduced to 10 min from 30 min (70%) during peak hours. We have also implemented SMS, so that the donor receives an SMS as a proof of her donation. This project was done by a team of 8 developers (frontend + backend)

Development Challenges

  • Every time the user had to fill all the details in the register.
  • Long waiting lines
  • Lots of space for human error while noting and calculating the donation.

Solutions:

  • We brought the phenomenon of Unique Identification Number here. This enables the user to just enter the unique number and all the details of the donor are displayed, saving the time of re entering the data every time. This has decreased the waiting time by a whopping 70%.

Deliverables:

[1] Chief admin
[2] Temple admin
[3] Manager
[4] User creation and role management
[5] Automated SMS
[6] Different modules for temple management
[7] iPhone app (Swift lang)