Connected Commercial Kitchen Appliances Solution

Client Overview

Leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen appliances such as timers, controllers, freezer monitors, grills, fryers, baking appliances and more across 118 countries with 32 U.S and European patents on timers, control processes, communications and appliance networking software.

Business Challenge

The client wanted to make kitchen appliances IoT enabled by providing cloud configuration with a Wi-Fi, BLE, USB, Serial Communication, Ethernet port, or CAN bus to do the following time consuming and expensive processes:

  • Update programs
  • Change recipes
  • Configure data
  • Read run-time operations, or statistical information from an appliance

VOLANSYS Contribution

VOLANSYS  developed user-friendly embedded board solution that can integrate with various kitchen appliances through interfaces such as USB, Serial Communication, Ethernet port, or CAN bus, in order to integrate them with the cloud as well as mobile application.

  • Hardware Module Selection
  • Dual core ARM® Cortex® processor with i.MX6 Quad SOM Module
  • Yocto Linux OS porting and hardening with BSP
  • Wi-Fi connectivity to Amazon Web Service AWS cloud-based IoT Platform
  • BLE for Wi-Fi network provisioning using iPhone or Android Application
  • USB or serial communications between module and appliance
  • Programmed for OTA (over the air) updates to “firmware”

Benefits Delivered

  • Enabled adoption of product subscription based services (PaaS) business model
  • Accelerated time to market for new product feature
  • Cloud connectivity for faster firmware updates