Beyond Evolution, a Mobile Apps development & IT Solutions Company, recently announced their entry into the IoT space with the launch of their new IoT platform called BeConnected and a slew of Smart Home Devices that will be operating on it. The company has received its seed funding for this venture from angel investors – viz. Vineet Taneja – an industry veteran with years of telecom and consumer products experience and Kamal Puri, chairman Skyline Group – UAE.
IoT integrates networking technology to communicate with everyday use appliances without any physical human intervention. This technological improvement can result in improved efficiency by reducing wasteful consumption of energy. In layman terms, this would help a person remotely switch on/off and monitor usage of any gadget from anywhere in the world as long as he/she has mobile phone data connectivity.
Talking about the launch of their upcoming IOT product (a smartplug called Betty), CEO and Co-founder Saurabh Sharma said – “Our endeavour is to develop IoT products that provide real value to the consumer, are simple to use and are at a highly affordable price so that they can be adopted by all. Our product therefore enables a consumer to remotely monitor and control any household appliance from his/her mobile from anywhere, thereby bringing tremendous convenience and ease in his/her life. We wanted to make a device that can be bought and used with what we own now, without having to wait for higher end technology/upgrades in the future.”
He further added “we first successfully demonstrated capabilities in enterprise machine to machine solutions to prove that we had the technology and it worked. We then combined that with our mobile app expertise to develop Indigenous IoT consumer products that are super easy to use and implementable with the current Telecom connectivity environment”
The team at Beyond Evolution is working on a range of electronic devices that merge with current systems, so customers need not upgrade in order to adopt these products. To enable remote connectivity of their appliances, customers will be provided with a Be-Connected Mobile App which they can easily download on their smartphones. Beta version of the app has been successfully tested. The product will be available for customers through the BeConnected website in September this year.
Speaking about the initiative, Vineet Taneja said, “Internet of Things (IoT) is a wide field and what attracted me to Beyond Evolution is that it addresses a real need of markets like India. Their platform allows for modular upgrades of existing household appliances and delivers real value to the consumer.”
He further added, “I believe Saurabh and his team have the right skills and energy to take this idea to market. Their capabilities of product design, app development and wireless connectivity give me the confidence that they can make this idea succeed in the market place. ”
Mr Kamal Puri, Founder and Chairman of Skyline Group spoke about the launch “We are very excited to be a part of such pioneering work to bring a product of great value to the Indian consumer. Customers today are adopting technology rapidly to make their lives more comfortable and efficient in every sphere. It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of such an exciting new opportunity”