Industrial-Automation

Retrofit Solution for Fault Detection in Power Lines for a German-Based Industrial IoT Company

Client Overview

German fortune 500 company, a leader in developing large energy utility solutions like turbines, transmission, & power distribution.

Business Need

  • The client’s existing solution for fault detection has a large installation base in 30 countries. The solution includes a fault indication sensor and fault collector gateway
  • The client wanted to upgrade these products with the latest solution from SiLabs while ensuring backward compatibility with existing installations

VOLANSYS Contribution

  • Architected a SiLabs based Zigbee 3.0 communication solution that ensures backward compatibility with existing Telit-based solution
  • Developed a wrapper interface to ensure no change required in existing PC tool and business logic running in host microcontrollers
  • Retrofit solution for easy upgrades
  • Developed solution for both Zigbee coordinator and Zigbee (Sleepy) end device
  • Enabled ultra low power sleep mode(s) to ensure multi-years battery life
  • End-to-end testing with multiple devices in a homogeneous and heterogeneous environment to verify the performance of the retrofit solution

Solution Diagram

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Benefits Delivered

  • Robust architecture resulted into seamless transition to new solution with Zero field issues
  • Saved time & cost by ensuring zero deviation in architecture and core business logic which enable the reuse of test cases for utilities
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