Arrow Electronics has reported that the IoT Open Lab that was jointly set up in collaboration with the Software Technology Park of India (STPI), has helped RefillBot to develop a Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution aimed at improving access to clean water in Indian villages.
Powered by advanced sensing and IoT technologies that allow real-time, 24/7 water quality monitoring, the new RMM platform has been successfully rolled out across 100 villages in India’s Karnataka state in just four months.
“Remote monitoring and management (RMM) are a game-changer for many industrial applications, especially water purification in remote village locations, where meeting essential daily needs is a constant challenge,” said Savitri Patil, Co-founder and CEO of RefillBot. With the support of the Arrow and STPI IoT Open Lab and RefillBot’s comprehensive understanding of IIOT, this new RMM offering has the potential to make a real and immediate difference in the lives of millions of people and create positive, long-term economic and health development outcomes for India’s underserved as it rolls out.”
“At Arrow, we are constantly seeking ways to make it easier for innovators to create, make and manage the technology of tomorrow,” said Bhartendu Mishra, Arrow Electronics’ General Manager of sales for India. Collaborations, like the Arrow and STPI IoT Open Lab in India, are part of our long-term commitment to giving local start-ups and innovators access to world-class engineering expertise and resources. We are proud to be playing a role in RefillBot’s innovation journey and supporting its goal of developing a solution to address one of the most pressing community challenges – helping ensure reliable access to clean water.”
According to UNICEF, less than 50 percent of India’s population has access to safely managed drinking water, and the impact of waterborne diseases costs the country’s economy approximately USD600 million a year.
RefillBot’s RMM platform addresses this pressing issue by simplifying and enhancing the operation and maintenance of water purification plants in India’s underserved areas.
As an STPI incubatee, RefillBot used the IoT Open Lab’s equipment to test and verify its boards and consulted and collaborated with Arrow on system design and the selection of cutting-edge components.
Equipped with advanced engineering equipment and testing modules, the IoT Open Lab has assisted the start-up community from the region in their idea-to-prototype-to-product innovation journey.