We got something up our sleeve for GITEX 2017 Technology Week !

The technology development teams at BlueEast are super busy in refining our Internet of Things platform — MEVRIS in preparation for GITEX 2017 Technology Week scheduled to start on October 8th, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

BlueEast started development on MEVRIS — short for Make Everything Smart back in late July 2016. MEVRIS is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables the integration of consumer electronics specially home appliances to become part of the Internet of Things without much hassle.

MEVRIS comes with a suite of low cost and state-of-the-art electronics that can retro-fit any home appliance into a smart appliance.

Abdul Rehman Talat, Director Marketing and Sales of Orient Group of Companies and CEO of its technology development wing, BlueEast Pvt. Ltd, addressed a Plan X panel last year and unveiled his plans to making Orient an Internet of Things organization in few years.

We at BlueEast understand that “having connected appliances and being an IoT organization itself is not something that would propel us into the future for success….”

However we strongly believe there are three key ways in which the Internet of Things will change our core business:

Smarter Products

It used to be that we only expected our phones to be able to make phone calls. Today, most consumers expect a lot more from the device they carry in their pocket. So, while it might seem strange or unnecessary at first glance to have a smart tennis racket, an internet-enabled frying pan, or a smart yoga, these are just the first forays into the world of the Internet of Things.

Only time will tell which will stick and which will go the way of pet rocks, but the point is that Orient’s businesses will have the opportunity — and eventually, the imperative — to make “smarter,” more useful, more connected products.

Smarter Business Operations and Decisions

A big part of the Internet of Things isn’t so much about smart devices, but about sensors. These tiny innovations can be attached to everything from yogurt cups to the cement in bridges and then record and send data back into the cloud. This will allow businesses to collect more and more specific feedback on how products or equipment are used, when they break, and even what users might want in the future.

Rolls Royce aircraft engines contain sensors that send real-time data on the engine’s function back to monitoring stations on the ground. This information can be used to detect malfunctions before they become catastrophic, and possibly to investigate — and hopefully prevent — the causes of aircraft disasters. Microsoft uses software that constantly collects data on what features are being used for its products, so it can strip away the least popular ones and focus on the most popular.

Smarter Business Model

Above and beyond all this, We believe the Internet of Things will also signal the possibility of a change in business model for Orient’s businesses.

Take John Deere, for example. For decades, they’ve sold the tractors that make farming on a 21st century scale easier and more profitable. But since 2012, they’ve added data connectivity to their equipment, giving farmers information about which crops to plant where and when, when and where to plow, and even the best route to take while plowing. They are essentially now in the business of selling data as much as they are selling tractors.

Other similar business models will no doubt emerge. Fitness trackers like FitBit and Jawbone already aggregate data about our fitness habits and health stats and share these their strategic partners. There are certainly plenty of organizations that would love to get their hands on that kind of data for marketing and other purposes.

The most important thing to do when considering how the Internet of Things will affect your business is to think bigger — much bigger. It’s not just about what kind of products you can make “smart,” or how information could impact your business efficiencies, or how you might sell that data to customers and partners.

The Internet of Things represents a fundamental tilt in the lens through which we view the world. The same way most of us would never want to go back to a phone that’s just a phone, soon we won’t be able to imagine going back to a world without smart cars, smart roads, smart infrastructure, etc.

The Internet of Things would change everything and every business needs to consider its implications.

GITEX 2017 Technology Week

We plan to present the capabilities of the MEVRIS platform at GITEX 2017 Technology Week by transforming the every-day-use home appliances into entirely new “game-changer” products that address the real pain of the consumers.

Our booth at GITEX 2017 Technology Week is going to be a testimonial in the revolutionary shift we are going to bring in home automation domain and is going to be a milestone in adoption of Internet of Things at Orient Group of Companies.

Do visit us our booth E8–40 at GITEX 2017 Technology Week, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and find out what we have up our sleeve !!!

The author is a cyber-physical systems enthusiast and currently serves as VP of Engineering at BlueEast (www.blueeast.com) — a technology development company of Orient Group of Company (www.orient.com.pk).

BlueEast is the brains behind the world’s first Smart DC inverter air conditioner with built-in energy meter. Read More…