Qantom has been in existence for more than a decade. Our primary focus has
been in delivering Outsourced SQA services in the unified communication
Since 2018, we have shifted our focus to IOT. What is IOT? and why did we move to IOT?
The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect, collect and exchange data, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human exertions.
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It is a confluence of events that drove me to this thought of starting this
opensource initiative for the IOT framework and the products; Some philosophical,
some emotional and some driven by the practical market situations and opportunities.
To save all from the mundane miseries of a long essay, I'll stick only to the last one.
In June 2019, we came up with the prototype for an IOT framework which allows the discovery and interoperability of IOT devices. This framework was the culmination of year and a half of Qantom's entry into the IOT domain and the project work that my team took up in our post graduation program on IOT from one of India's premier technical educational institutions. To see what this product is all about, check out the WiNoT® Home in our Products Page.
When we were brainstorming on the possible use cases of this framework, we were overwhelmed by the number of possibilities. Some of these use cases represent the entire activities of certain startups, as on today. And the best part is that our framework allows these use cases to be developed in a fraction of the cost of current development. Even at that cost, we figured, that for a small company like us, it would only be possible to take up 2 or 3 of these use cases. And if we took up these two or three, we would become a company offering these 2 or 3 IOT products and be loosing out on the actual strength of what we had developed - which is the underlying protocol and its server implementation! With a lot of deliberations and brain storming, I finally mustered the courage to release this framework into the opensource community.
Opensource is not new to us! Since nearly 2 decades, from the time when people looked at opensource software as immature pieces of code by developers sitting in their home, we at Qantom Software, have been involved with some pretty mature opensource products. Needless to say, we have been using several opensource products in our office. At a time even before the modern cloud service existe, we took a lot of pride in having in-house servers, which only large companies could afford. All these were possible only because we were able to deploy open source servers. We definitely owe a lot to the opensource community! By releasing into the opensource, we not only play our part in contributing back to the community, but also give our framework a chance to get contribution from a much larger community; and eventually become one of the most popular frameworks for IOT. In return, we also give ourselves a chance to grow with the community.