MachineSense LLC Joins Microsoft’s Elite Scale-up Accelerator Program
MachineSense, LLC, a Baltimore-headquartered artificial intelligence-driven manufacturer of machine sensor and power analyzer, will now be part of Microsoft Corp’s elite scale-up accelerator program.
MachineSense, LLC, a Baltimore-headquartered artificial intelligence-driven manufacturer of machine sensor and power analyzer, will now be part of Microsoft Corp’s elite scale-up accelerator program, initiated in February.
Significantly, MachineSense, LLC, with company-owned R&D facilities in Kolkata, India, has developed a patented industrial IoT system (IIoT) for predictive and prescriptive maintenance of machines, using electricity and vibration analytics. The company is now learned to be in the process of building an IIoT (industrial IoT) platform for factory and building utilities that includes electricity, compressed air, water, HVAC, vacuum, and so on.
Top MachineSense officials said that the company happens to be one of only 12 startups picked for this round of the ScaleUp initiative, which plans to invest more than $500 million over the next two years to help startups with go-to-market strategies, technology, and community building.
MachineSense co-founder Conrad Bessemer said that they were understandably delighted at this important validation of their products and business model. According to him what attracted Microsoft to MachineSense is the ability to provide a complete solution. The sensors send data to the cloud, and MachineSense analytical software diagnoses the data and predicts failure chances of the equipment.
Dr. Biplab Pal, another co-founder and chief technology officer of MachineSense said that it is the only company in its space, which has the ability to run analytics fully- both at the edge and on the cloud. The company’s ability to extract hundreds of features from sensor signals such as vibration and current, makes it an attractive choice for Stream data, which third parties can use to build extra features in predictive/condition based monitoring applications. It also makes the company the best choice for third-party integration in Factory 4.0.
Incidentally, MachineSense will be the first in the Azure Ecosystem to merge hardware, highly refined data statistics plus advanced first-party analytics, that can be applied to a range of devices right out of the box, which makes it an attractive solution for Microsoft’s vertical sales teams. Microsoft has been pioneering advanced security systems for industrial devices and MachineSense will be the only predictive maintenance system to benefit from this platform to date—which will assure the highest level of data security and protection for industrial clients— not only backed by MachineSense, but also by Microsoft.
James Zinski, CEO of MachineSense, LLC, said that by choosing to make their company one of its global partners in IoT, Microsoft has demonstrated their confidence in MachineSense. It is also a testimony to the fact that MachineSense is both market ready and product ready, when it comes to Industrial IoT segment, in particular.