About us

Qantom has been in existence for more than a decade. Our primary focus has been in delivering Outsourced SQA services in the unified communication domain.
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.

- Definition @ Wikipedia

In other words, IOT involves physical Things communicating with each other using the network. In the networking world this communication is often called as Pinging. At Qantom, ever since our inception we have been working on certain Niche technologies which involves Networking, Network protocols and interoperability between various physical endpoints like phones, gateways and other physical end points, all of which are essential components of IOT.
And so IOT was a natural extension to what we have already been doing.

img WiNoT® is our range of products which makes it possible for IOT implementors to create wireless enabled IOT solutions without the need for complex embedded or socket programming knowledge.
The core principles of WiNoTâ„¢ products are:
  • It must be easy for people who are not electronic engineers or computer science specialists to be able to create IOT solutions
  • Must follow the 3-Easy-C principle - Easy to a)Create, b)Configure and c)Customize
  • Wireless intelligence must be built into the product. Any developer who wants to create customized sensors and output devices must be able to do so in easy steps

WiNoT® Home
Is a framework that makes it very easy to build a home automation system. It gives the flexibility for the user to choose the services of his/her own choice. The system has the ability to visually configure the event-action relationship between various entities of the home automation system. For example you could say,
Turn on the fan when the temperature goes beyond 30 degrees or
Ring the calling bell when there is motion at the front door
And these relationships can be configured visually without having to write code!
This simplicity of WiNoT Home is made possible as a result of the IONMP protocol specification which we have developed inhouse. This protocol allows sensors and actuators to advertise their identity and capabilities.The protocol also specifies how sensors publish their readings and how actuators and other output devices can be controlled.
Check this video out to understand about the advantages of using IONMP protocol:

See the actual implementation of a home automation system using the IONMP protocol:



WiNoT® Trainer -
is an integrated IOT trainer using the ESP8266. The WiNoT® trainer makes it easy for anybody to learn IOT. In the current scenario, If you want to learn IOT from scratch, it can be very challenging. You will need to have a background in electronics, networking and strong programming concepts. But with the WiNoT® trainer kit, all this is not necessary.

Click here to go to the WiNoT® Product page.

Before we started our IOT journey, we at Qantom have worked on technologies that form the building blocks of IOT. During all these years, we had created a few products. For a quick overview on all these products, Click Here .

Course in a box

The course in a box series from ThingsPing® is an IOT kit with an integrated app based course. Each kit has all the components required to build the prototype of a simple IOT applications. Each kit has an accompanying mobile app based course which will guide you step by step. Using the course in a box kit, you will be able to learn IOT and simultaneously build one IOT solution.

You will learn the fun way!

 

For a full list of kits and purchasing online, visit the Course In A Box Page

Opensource Initiative

Ever since we started out our IOT journey since 2018, we have been building products in the IOT domain. During the second half of 2019, we developed a home automation framework, using the IONMP protocol, which is a protocol which we developed in-house. The reason behind developing this protocol was to allow interoperability between IOT devices and prevent vendor lock-in. If we really want to do this, we figured, it makes a lot of sense to open up the framework and the allied products to the larger community! Thus we followed our courage of our conviction and decided to release the products and the protocol specification into the opensource community.

The IOT products and frameworks will be released into the opensource community in the name of ThingsPing® Click here to go to the Opensource web site.
A short message from our founder about why we decided on open source.

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.

Raghu Venkataramana

Workshops

We conduct short duration workshop programs, which are primarily meant for creating an interest in IOT and our opensource initiative. While the workshops will help budding engineers to make an easy jump into the world of IOT, we also want to make it as a platform to create awareness about our opensource initiative and increase the community base
Workshops are typically of 2 days duration and designed with some of the best principles of pedagogy. At the end of the workshop, each participant would have built a real working prototype of an IOT application. We have different tracks of training programes -
  • Geared towards students/professionals with either an electronics background or with good understanding of C programming.

  • Geared towards students/professionals with development / script background.

  • Geared towards students/professionals interested in Robotics / Mechanical industry

Track1 - Workshops for the software developer

The topics covered in these workshops are :
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  • Components of an IOT System

  • Introduction to Microcontrollers

  • Introduction to Python and Thonny IDE

  • Basics of Raspberry PI

  • Breadboards - connecting components without soldering
  • Common Electronic components

  • Blink an LED using raspberry PI

  • Introduction to Sensors and Actuators

  • GPIO Pins and their manipulation

  • Handling Input and output devices using Raspberry PI

  • Introduction to interfacing with Cloud

  • Build a smart room IOT solution and control it from the cloud

Track2 - Workshops for the Electronics Engineer / C programmer

The topics covered in these workshops are :
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  • Components of an IOT System

  • Introduction to Arduino Compatible Microcontrollers

  • Arduino IDE

  • Blink an LED and understand Arduino Programming Concepts

  • Breadboards - connecting components without soldering

  • Common Electronic components

  • Introduction to Sensors and Actuators

  • GPIO Pins and their manipulation

  • Handling Input and output devices using Arduino

  • Introduction to interfacing with Cloud

  • Build a smart room IOT solution and control it from the cloud

Track3 - Workshops for Robotics / Mechatronics

The topics covered in these workshops are :
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  • Components of an IOT System

  • Introduction to Microcontrollers

  • Python for non developers

  • Basics of Raspberry PI

  • Breadboards - connecting components without soldering

  • Common Electronic components

  • Blink an LED using raspberry PI

  • Sensors and Actuators for Mechanical Enginnering

  • Introduction to the components of robotics

  • Handling Input and output devices using Raspberry PI

  • Introduction to interfacing with Cloud

  • Build a simple robotic project and control it from the cloud

Bonus Topic
- Build a smartphone IOT controller

In addition to the topics covered in these tracks, all workshop participants will have access to our online course which will guide you through the steps of building an app using MIT App-Inventor. Using this app you can remotely control the project which you built during the workshop.
This course will be available perpetually to participants of all the above workshop tracks and you will have access to our instructors for any guidance that you might need.

IOT Lab Setup

We offer this service to help educational institutions to run an IOT Lab. We not only do the initial setup but also run and maintain the setup for eductional institutions on an ongoing basis. Thanks to this build, operate and maintain model, educational institutions can be equipped with a full fledged IOT lab without having to worry about the pains of operating one! Multiple options to choose from ranging from Basic IOT level Lab all the way upto an advanced setup with high end microcontrollers, brain computers interface, etc.,
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