‘IPM+ technology optimises use of electrical power’

In an attempt to provide energy saving solutions, this start-up works towards conserving electric energy in large enterprises

Published: 11th April 2018 10:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2018 12:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Vigyanlabs was started with the vision to provide energy saving solutions to the planet from an Information Technology stand-point. This energy management company has multiple US Patents for power management system and a computing device comprising a CPU, memory, persistent storage, operating system and communication mechanism.

They have also developed a technology, the Intelligent Power Management Platform (IPM+), which is a combination of hardware and software, it optimises the distribution and use of electrical power in data centers and computer system.

Srinivas Varadarajan, founder and CEO of Vigyanlabs, says, “IPM+ is running on more than 4.3 million devices world-wide and has saved more than 660 GWH of energy till date. IPM+ uses our own custom made artificial intelligence and machine learning models (AI/ML), that have proven to save more than 30 per cent of energy in large enterprises. In all, the technologies are helpful for energy efficiency and sustainability domains.”

“At the time of formation, we looked at the key problems facing our world such as scarcity of water and energy, waste and transportation management and identified the space we can hep with our given skill-sets. We chose ‘Power Management of IT Infrastructure’ as our core business. The choice was on account of our expertise in the area of IT optimisation and high performance systems engineering. Our flagship product has been IPM+ (to enable Intelligent Power Management in mobiles), PCs and data centers,” he adds.

Challenges faced

“Playing in a domain where your solution is not a mandatory requirement to run a business is always a challenge. However, when enterprises started seeing tangible bottom line improvements and credible energy savings, things started changing for us,” says the founder.

On talking about the other challenges he faces, he says, “most enterprises do not want to invest or test our own make in India start-ups, but would rather go with large, proven brands. We had to prove ourselves at each and every step to move ahead in this journey. This apart, due to highly technical nature of the work we do, we always find it difficult to source candidates. However, we engage with universities early on and we found that getting interns early on and working to build them internally always worked well for us.”

Future plans

Vigyanlabs is working on ‘Smart Internet of Things’ (SmartIoT) platform, which integrates predictive analytics to help predict, manage and optimise smart energy metering and smart city problems. “We are already working with several Indian and US customers to pilot and test drive the solution. We are also working on optimising our flagship IPM+ platform for IT infrastructure to make it more adaptive and self managed using further advanced Artificial Intelligence based models,” says Varadarajan.

“The proprietary US patents also cover adaptive power management and peak power management in an efficient manner. We already have a ‘Smart Internet of Things’ (SmartIoT) platform focused on energy domain catering to fine grained data collection, analysis, prediction, control and monitoring of UPS, virtualised data center environments, printers, smart energy meters and Industrial HVAC systems,” he adds.

Awards :Frost and Sullivan Technology innovator in Green IT 2014; Gartner 2014 Cool Vendor in Green IT and sustainability

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