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Battery and IoT industries embrace the cloud as data management goes through a paradigm shift

Photo: IoT devices are proliferating rapidly and businesses are facing a big data management challenge. Cre

Driven by the wave of digital transformation, the number of IoT devices and the amount of data created has rapidly increased. Companies in the IoT and battery industries have turned to the cloud to manage this ever-growing data.

Maverick Lee, vice president of smart IoT solutions provider Kiwi Technology, said data management is experiencing a paradigm shift. Cloud tools can reduce server hardware maintenance costs and improve the efficiency of overseas expansion, carbon emission reduction and human resource deployment.

Lee observed that the current environment is filled with challenges, including environmental issues, growing ESG awareness, labor shortages, the Covid-19 pandemic, and more. All of this is pushing businesses to accelerate the push towards digital transformation. Data from research institutes pointed out that by 2025, 80% of the data in the world will be unstructured data, such as the large amounts of images generated by smart IoT devices, which poses a major challenge for the data storage and analysis.

Kiwi has developed a smart IoT application for the natural gas and LPG industry, using wireless communicators to upload the digital signal from gas meters to the SaaS cloud management platform using LPWA technology ( Low Power Wide Area).

Lee pointed out that in Taiwan, there are about 5 million gas cylinder users and 3.68 million natural gas users. The traditional method of manual delivery and check-in is a labor-intensive industry. Thanks to Kiwi’s smart electricity meters and cloud management, proof of concept verification has shown that it can reduce CO2 emissions by 10% and delivery distance by 20%.

Founded in 1987, battery test management provider DHC has also started pushing cloud services in recent years. The DHC representative said that with the rise of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, traditional car and battery manufacturers are also facing pressure from digital transformation. At the battery level, the availability rate is the most crucial. Intelligent data management can ensure that users can continuously monitor the development of voltage and life.

Data from DHC shows that its DHC cloud platform is compatible with multiple battery testers and can monitor daily operations. Test data is saved in the cloud and mechanics can download the data whenever they want. Whether producing car batteries, repairing cars, or providing roadside rescue services, businesses can manage their data history with the cloud service. DHC has also already developed apps for iOS and Android.