Internet of things software development

Internet of things software development

IoT development services we offer

IoT development services we offer

Our consultants will help shape your vision into a viable IoT implementation strategy and build a project roadmap aligned with your business goals, minimizing time-to-market and ensuring it fits your budget.

We deliver robust web and mobile applications that enable companies to easily access and manage their IoT ecosystem. Our team designs all-encompassing IoT hubs for businesses to efficiently handle their network of interconnected smart devices from a single control point.

Itransition builds solid IoT backend architectures for the stable performance of IoT applications and uses custom or industry-specific protocols and end-to-end data encryption to ensure seamless communication between IoT devices and the platform.

We can augment your existing IT ecosystem with IoT solutions, turning multiple heterogeneous devices and gadgets into helpful assets that gather valuable data and then turn it into powerful insights.

Our IoT developers expertly harness the full potential of AI and machine learning capabilities to provide customers with powerful custom or platform-based analytics solutions that derive actionable insights from IoT-generated data.

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Why partner with Itransition

25+ years providing IT consulting and software development services

Featured in E R&D Services 2022 report by Zinnov Zones

1600+ successfully completed projects

800+ satisfied customers worldwide

Long-standing Microsoft and AWS partners

Strict compliance with FDA, HIPAA, GDPR, and other standards

Client spotlight

Here are some of our most prominent IoT development and implementation cases.

Clinical data exchange PoC

+30

new clients

Itransition helped develop a PoC of a clinical exchange data application that allows ambulance doctors to automatically fill patient data, including received results from ECG devices, into the information form during the examination.

Medical equipment management software

>400

blood centers use the solution

Over 10+ years of collaboration, Itransition developed seven versions of a medical equipment system that helps blood centers gather and manage data from multiple devices related to blood collection, processing, and storage.

Asthma monitoring software suite

HIPAA-compliant

health monitoring solution

The Itransition team developed mobile and web apps that gather data from multiple medical devices and help patients self-manage their respiratory diseases. We also complemented the solution with a platform for clinicians to provide better care based on the collected data.

Clinical data exchange PoC

+30

new clients

Itransition helped develop a PoC of a clinical exchange data application that allows ambulance doctors to automatically fill patient data, including received results from ECG devices, into the information form during the examination.

Medical equipment management software

>400

blood centers use the solution

Over 10+ years of collaboration, Itransition developed seven versions of a medical equipment system that helps blood centers gather and manage data from multiple devices related to blood collection, processing, and storage.

Asthma monitoring software suite

HIPAA-compliant

health monitoring solution

The Itransition team developed mobile and web apps that gather data from multiple medical devices and help patients self-manage their respiratory diseases. We also complemented the solution with a platform for clinicians to provide better care based on the collected data.

Clinical data exchange PoC

+30

new clients

Itransition helped develop a PoC of a clinical exchange data application that allows ambulance doctors to automatically fill patient data, including received results from ECG devices, into the information form during the examination.

Medical equipment management software

>400

blood centers use the solution

Over 10+ years of collaboration, Itransition developed seven versions of a medical equipment system that helps blood centers gather and manage data from multiple devices related to blood collection, processing, and storage.

Asthma monitoring software suite

HIPAA-compliant

health monitoring solution

The Itransition team developed mobile and web apps that gather data from multiple medical devices and help patients self-manage their respiratory diseases. We also complemented the solution with a platform for clinicians to provide better care based on the collected data.

IoT development for your industry

Itransition builds robust industrial IoT systems, enabling factories to gain absolute control over each production phase, manage on-floor equipment, and improve safety and work conditions for staff.

  • Industrial robots
  • Connected production lines
  • Worker wearables
  • Digital twins
  • Environment sensors
Manufacturing

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IoT software architecture

The success of a company’s IoT initiative largely depends on a properly designed IoT architecture. We carefully study your business and technical needs and requirements to develop a bespoke scalable architecture for your IoT project. Here is a sample IoT architecture representing the main modules and elements of the IoT ecosystem.

Scheme title: Generalized 5 Layer Model of an End-to-End IoT Solution - with a focus on software components
Data source: IoT Analytics — Guide to IoT Solution Development

Microsoft solution stack examplesGeneral and Microsoft Partner examples4ApplicationsVisualization?Office, Power BIBusiness system integration?Dynamics 365, BizTalk, Azure Logic AppsDevelopment environment?Visual Studio, Xamarin3Cloud ServicesStorage / database?Azure SQL, Azure DocumentDB, Azure BlobDevice management?Azure IoT HubEvent processing & basic analytics?Azure Stream Analytics, Azure HDInsight Spark/StormAdvanced analytics?Azure Machine Learning, Cortana Intelligence Suite2CommunicationConnectivity network?AT&T (M2M), SigFox (LPWAN)1DeviceMPU?Intel Atom / Core / XeonOperating system?Windows 10 IoT (incl. Azure IoT Gateway SDK)Hardware?e.g., smart vending machineSmart device1MCU?Texas Instruments MSP430Firmware & Hardware?e.g., motion sensorSimple device3MPU?Intel Atom / Core / XeonOperating system?Windows 10 IoTHardware?e.g., edge gatewayEdge gateway2Security5Application identity & access management?Active Directory, Identity ManagerPrivacy management, data at rest?Azure Disk Encryption, Key Vault< SDLE2E encryption of data & communication?Symantec SSL, TLS, X.509 certificatesPhysical protection, firmware attestation?Intel TPM, Device Guard, Secure BootIdentity & access mgmt. is highly relevant in the Application layer, but also applicable on all other layersNote:

1??Smart Device: Enables edge analytics, time-sensitive decisions & local compute. Maximizes security, manageability, interoperability, solutions reliability and reduces bandwidth costs. In many cases, cloud enabled smart devices are equipped with a natural user interface. Note: MPU = Microprocessor.

2??Edge Gateway: May also be classed as a Smart Device.

3??Simple Device: Generates data, performs instant actions & transmits data. Typically has constrained resources, low hardware costs, basic connectivity, basic security/identity, and no/light manageability. Note: MCU = Microcontroller.

IoT development roadmap

1

Discovery phase

First, we dive into your industry specifics and business objectives to elicit the requirements for future IoT software. We then draw up a suitable IoT solution architecture and an elaborate IoT implementation strategy based on your unique needs.

2

Planning

Next, we carefully plan the whole IoT development journey. We choose the optimal tech stack and a suitable IoT platform, outline development team composition and schedule realistic timelines for each development stage to avoid project scope creep.?

3

Prototype design

Our IoT experts create a prototype or an MVP of the IoT solution to gather early feedback, which can be used to validate the product’s concept, design, and functionality at early project stages.

4

Development

We create the source code for the IoT solution according to the system requirements and chosen architecture. Here, we focus on developing an IoT platform, data storage, processing, analytics mechanisms, and user interface.

5

Integration & testing

At this stage, we integrate the developed IoT solution with the company’s existing infrastructure and third-party systems and test the solution for compliance with functional, performance, and security requirements.

6

Launch

After validating the solution, we deploy the system in the selected environment and ensure it works as intended.

7

Support

Itransition provides continuous maintenance and support of the developed IoT solution, keeping it operational and up-to-date.

Tech stack for IoT development

To build stable and reliable software, our engineers rely on tried-and-tested IoT technologies and are proficient in third-party IoT platform integrations and microcontroller-based boards. As a leading IoT software development company, Itransition continuously runs research and development activities in the IoT field to expand our proficiency in emerging connectivity trends.

IoT prototyping
IoT platforms
Backend programming languages
Mobile app development
Communication protocols

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Key considerations for IoT application development

Here’s a list of aspects to emphasize during the IoT development project to ensure its successful adoption.

Security
IoT ecosystems with multiple end-point devices significantly expand the organization's attack surface, leaving many unprotected points of access for attackers. Therefore, IoT adopters should make the security aspect their top priority from the very start by adopting a security-by-design approach. They can also hire security experts to ensure the safety of each layer of the future IoT solution.
Interoperability
Interoperability is a critical factor influencing smooth IoT system functioning. Thus, during IoT solution development, we suggest focusing on correct protocol utilization and translation at the physical (Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular, LPWAN, or Ethernet connection), networking (IPv4, IPv6, Modbus, Profibus or open protocol OPC-UA), and application (MQTT, AMQP, CoAP, Restful HTML, DDS protocols) layers.
Scalability
A scalable IoT system should handle the growing number of IoT devices and increasing amounts of data while ensuring real-time data processing. We recommend building IoT systems with scalability in mind, employing cloud, edge, and fog computing, applying microservices architecture and data compression techniques, and utilizing scalable databases and data processing frameworks.
Data velocity
The value of an IoT product lies in its ability to process and analyze collected data and deliver data-driven insights. To ensure that IoT systems can handle large data volumes at high speeds, we advise companies, apart from switching to cloud computing, to adopt edge computing capabilities and integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence data processing tools.
Feasible timeline
It’s common for companies developing an IoT solution to discover at some point that they’ve seriously underestimated the project’s timelines. The reasons leading to severe time creep can be business-related or technical, and to address them, Itransition recommends planning for contingencies in case of a project hold-up and partnering with vendors with experience in business cases similar to yours.
Organizational & cultural change
Businesses often neglect the adoption of suitable change management policies addressing IoT implementation, leaving their workforce frustrated about the recently adopted technology. We suggest involving employees across all company departments in IoT adoption early on to get all business lines on the same page and help them embrace modernized work processes.

Benefit from IoT implementation

Being one of the most impactful technological advancements in recent years, IoT delivers multiple benefits to businesses of all sizes and from all industries.

Benefits

Operational efficiency
Businesses can leverage data gathered by IoT devices to analyze the efficiency of ongoing business processes and take targeted actions to improve it.

Cost savings
IoT provides real-time insights into energy consumption, resource utilization, and operational inefficiency, enabling businesses to proactively address overspending and save money.

Automation & control
IoT software solutions automate data gathering tasks and provide better control over various processes, from simple lights and temperature control to equipment maintenance and warehouse inventory management.

Improved safety & security
Security IoT solutions with real-time monitoring and alerting capabilities can guarantee better safety of manufacturing equipment, enterprise assets, warehouses, and households.

Digital innovation
IoT systems innovate supply chain operations, manufacturing processes, customer experience, and other processes, bringing the company to the next level.

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