In the rapidly evolving landscape of data utilization, the traditional approach of performing data storage, processing, and analysis on a single computing server or network is becoming increasingly outdated. While this method may have been feasible in the past due to lower complexities and volumes, the current influx of multi-modal data points in the range of petabytes makes such a solution impractical. In today’s dynamic environment, millions, billions, and even zillions of data points are being generated every second across various sectors through sensors, systems, and processes. As businesses and the general population recognize the tangible value of exploring.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), data assumes a central role in training, analyzing, optimizing, and predicting outcomes for these technologies. Consequently, the need for efficient data storage becomes paramount to enable quick retrieval and functionality of various algorithms.
Founded in 2017, Bert Labs aims to emerge as a global technology conglomerate, addressing complex challenges through its Bert Platform Solution™ and ongoing research and innovation. Positioned at the intersection of AI and IoT, Bert Labs facilitates organizations in achieving diverse business objectives, including ESG, sustainability, energy efficiency, production quality, and safety. Data plays a pivotal role at Bert Labs, serving as a key element in helping organizations meet their ESG, energy-saving and production efficiency goals.
At Bert Labs, the journey of data collection and storage begins with Bert Maximus™ and Bert Qrious™ IoT-powered sensing and data capture devices. These embedded boards enable data capture, storage, and processing for millions of data points in various forms, including alpha-numeric, digital images, and thermal images. In certain scenarios, it is imperative to store and process data at the device level for reasons such as security, computational efficiency, and rapid outputs. To address this, Bert Labs developed Edge Computing Devices like Bert Titan™ and Bert Aksh™. These devices intelligently aggregate and store data points from manufacturing plants, large commercial buildings, and Smart Cities, ensuring automatic processing, analysis, and computation through Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In manufacturing plants or commercial buildings, the data required to control AI models may be insufficient, necessitating the creation of new data points known as Soft Sensors. These Soft Sensors, generated through Physics/Chemistry-based modelling and Mathematical models, provide additional data points that prove valuable for plant engineers and facilities managers. Bert Labs not only collects data but also generates new data points, contributing to the sustainability and ESG goals of organizations.
To facilitate the connectivity of IoT devices, Bert Qrious™ seamlessly links all IoT device data and transfers it to Bert Titan for storage, processing, analysis. The aggregation of this data can in cloud storage, tailored to meet the specific constraints and requirements of clients. Bert Platform Solution™, being multi-tenant, ensures that data storage, processing, and analysis align with the unique needs of each client.
The processed and analysed data, driven by Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms, empowers commercial buildings and manufacturing plants to predict outputs and optimize values on-site. Bert Labs has successfully assisted/assisting over 100 clients in achieving ESG and sustainability goals by significantly reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint. One such clients we have helped is Unilever where the Data processing, storage, analysis helped in 52%+ savings across all the blocks of a LEED Platinum Certified Building, R&D Lab, Manufacturing unit, over the baseline. We have also helped in 20% reduction of thermal comfort complaints.
In conclusion, data and its storage take centrestage in driving the infrastructure for AI-IoT-based digital transformation, leading to enhanced energy efficiency and a consequential reduction in carbon footprint. Bert Labs remains committed to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, leveraging data to address complex challenges and foster sustainable outcomes for organizations worldwide.