75F, a US-based company specialized in Internet of Things (IoT) for commercial buildings, has launched its operations in India. The company opened “The India Commercial and R&D Centre” in Bengaluru in South India. Alongside, it also launched “Dynamic Airflow Balancing” technology for the Indian market.
75F builds IoT systems capable of predicting the building needs. They analyze and control various factors in a building such as the temperature, air flow, lighting, etc. and manage them in an energy-efficient manner.
Commenting on the services provided by 75F, Deepinder Singh, CEO and Founder said, “It is important to note that every building is a dynamic entity and hence the building intelligence system installed should be dynamic as well. We are excited to bring to India our state-of-the-art solutions that leverage the latest in technology and IoT, understand your building’s ever changing needs, and proactively cater to them to ensure that the occupants are comfortable.”
India is estimated to have a presence of more than 499 million sq.ft of commercial buildings. Hence, 75F eyes for a huge untapped opportunity in the market.
“We see a huge untapped market in India for IoT-based building intelligence systems ranging from new-builds to retrofits in both enterprises and SMEs. Large or small, the Indian business consumer is looking for comfort and efficiency, power in the palm of his hand, at a cost that is affordable. One of the biggest headaches customers face is how to integrate these new technologies into their existing infrastructure. With a strong R&D team in India, we seek to design and tailor solutions that cater specifically to the Indian market,” said Gaurav Burman, VP & Country President, 75F India.
“We are a startup in a ₹3500 crore addressable market and we are confident we can capture significant share by FY2018,” he added.
Regarding the Dynamic Airflow Balancing technology it introduced, it is a new approach to HVAC zone control which claims to reduce energy usage by 562 trillion BTUs.
The technology involves Wireless Zone Controllers capable of sensing and collecting hundreds of data points from the room every minute and send the data to the Central Control Unit, subsequently to the servers in the Cloud. Each night, cloud computing algorithms analyze thousands of data points, including the weather forecast and daily usage patterns that allow the system to predict future conditions. According to the analysis, a set of instructions is sent to the Central Control Unit to achieve a balance in the air. As the factors such as room occupancy or weather patterns changes, the system changes its adjustments automatically.
Speaking about the new technology, Pankaj Chawla, CTO of 75F said, “We believe in the promise of IoT to improve our lives by designing systems that work so well, you forget they are there. Currently, we are focused on one of the most serious problems in commercial buildings – HVAC – because it represents the largest single cost of operating a building. Beyond HVAC, there is a need to provide Building Automation Systems (BAS) to commercial buildings that are easy to install, affordable and effective. We look to bring the further benefits of BAS to improve energy usage, lighting, security and more.”