Phoenix Robotix: Providing Well Integrated Sustainability Solution for Smart Cities

CIO Vendor Smart city infrastructure relies enormously on digital technological equipment to generate comprehensive, accurate and intelligent data to address urban problems and improve the quality of life. However, digital equipments operating in silos become redundant in generating any useful insight to address the urban issues. In order to generate context-specific information for citizens, technologists and policy makers, it is imperative to leverage the integrating capability offered by IoT. Incorporating IoT devices with integrating capabilities can pave a way to address one of the biggest challenges of pollution and flooding in city.

To address the environmental concern in smart city infrastructure, Phoenix Robotix has devised an IoT solution - Aurassure with open API for air quality monitoring and flash flood monitoring. Talking about the idea behind Aurassure, Amiya Kumar Samantaray, Founder and CEO of the company says, “Previously, the vendors who deployed air quality monitors in the city did not have integration solution. All those systems could not be integrated to a central server.” The integration problem in the system propelled the company to fill the lag with its open API, enhancing the capabilities of the system.

The open API system allows the addition of a number of devices without the need of any modification in the software. The company provides generic APIs that can be integrated to mobile apps and wireless public systems already deployed in the city.
With its integrated open API system, the solution generates relevant information concerning sustainable development, which directly reaches system integrators, citizens and policy makers. The system generates information on air quality, water levels and flash flood monitoring.

Currently, Phoenix Robotix is working as a consortium partner with different municipalities and system integrators like Honeywell, L&T and HP. The company deploys required number of devices for air
and flood monitoring based on optimal allocation of resources. It is currently working with a Delhi based NGO for air monitoring. The system calculates air quality index based on the five parameters – Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Oxygen
(O2). Along with these parameters, the company also provides data for temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind direction and wind speed. Phoenix Robotix has also deployed different solutions for sustainable development which are implemented at multiple locations in India like Rajkot, Silliguri, and Coimbatore. The system generates data that helps authorities understand the correct cause behind pollution and helps take corrective measures.

Talking about the value proposition offered by company to its clients, Samantaray says, “We are offering a solution which is highly scalable, robust and cost effective.” Phoenix Robitix wants to take its solution pan India. Commenting on this Samantaray adds further, “If you implement our solution at one city, it can be implemented rapidly in other cities and you don't need to change anything, any infrastructure at all.” The company is also looking for opportunities to implement its solution in the international market like South Asian countries and European market.