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Cyber-security vital for IoT/M2M devices

M2M communication system that runs devices in various critical sectors is highly prone to cyber-attacks. With most devices backed by old IoT versions, they become an easy prey to attacks by hackers. As a compromised device can lead to disastrous consequences, it is essential for manufacturers to ensure the security of these devices and organisations [...]

IoT devices prone to many challenges

The modern, urban lifestyle is highly dependent on IoT devices. The ease and comfort they provide are, no doubt, enormous but these devices are also susceptible to several challenges. To guard against cyber-attacks and other untoward activities, it is essential for the creators of these devices to step up security provisions. The world of IoT [...]

Move to delicense power distribution is full of challenges

Following up on the announcement in the Union Budget, the Ministry of Power is proposing to delicense electricity distribution and allow multiple players in each supplying area.  The objective behind the move is to encourage competition and allow consumers the choice of power supplier. They will have the option to choose their preferred discom once [...]

NBIoT: Going where 2G, 3G, 4G can’t go

Going beyond 2G, 3G and 4G, NBIoT is a technology that enables devices to send data even where there is no mobile network. Also, it is more secure, consumes less energy and provides better efficiency. Besides being hugely beneficial for automatic meter reading technology, NBIoT has a wide range of applications in agriculture, transport, environment [...]

Energy audit and its manifold benefits

By assessing the equipment and the way it is operated, an energy audit can help a business enterprise know how to optimise its energy usage, cut losses and make the best returns on investment. The audit can also lead to the company’s contribution to social cause by reducing its toll on natural resources and environment. [...]

RF tech offers many an advantage, and a few disadvantages

From everyday communication through varied devices to hospitals and defence, radio frequency technology is used in almost all spheres of life. An easy-to-install and inexpensive technology, RF also has a few disadvantages. But these negatives can be reduced by the use of devices based on advanced technologies like IoT and AI. Radio Frequency technology refers [...]

Smart meters the best way to tackle power theft menace

Electricity thefts, besides causing a drain on the power departments’ finances and affecting the quality of power supply, are also responsible for increasing the tariff burden on an average consumer. Installation of smart meters is the best way of checking this criminal practice and the Government is doing well to digitalise the existing power infrastructure [...]

Power utilities must gear up for host of challenges in store

With ever-increasing digitisation of society and recent thrust on e-mobility, the power system’s responsibility has increased manifold. In order to cope up with the spurt in power demand triggered by modern-day living, utilities need to integrate their systems with technological advancement based on IoT, AI and various other smart devices available in the market. Power [...]

IoT, M2M better power sector ops

The use of smart technologies like IoT, AI and M2M has brought an end to Discoms and power consumers’ woes to a large extent. Smart meters have led to an improvement in the efficiencies of power utilities and brought comfort of consumer experiences. There is also a need to upgrade traditional power grids to smart [...]

Smart Grid Mission: A solution to power woes faced by India

Due to a number of reasons, traditional power grids are incapable of coping up with the ever-increasing power demand in the country and they need to be replaced with smart grids. To ensure this, the Government had launched a National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) which is set to achieve its objectives by 2025. Read all [...]

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