IoT systems should be deployed where you get the best data and not where the hardware constraints allow you to.

This has been one of our biggest learning through the Zenatix journey. Often (and this is true more so in the enterprise side of IoT than the consumer side of IoT) when one engages in designing an innovative hardware (that can give the company an edge over the others), the focus is more on technical specifications rather than plethora of use cases that eventually the hardware may be used to serve. …


I earlier covered a 3 part story on evolution of software in our 7 years long journey at Zenatix (Part1 — Early Version, Part2 — Closing the loop with control and analytics and Part3 — All about modularity and scale).

Hardware has played the role of a younger brother to Software at Zenatix. I wrote an article around 4 years ago about why doing hardware is HARD in India and our hardware philosophy at Zenatix. In another article, I covered why an integrated Hardware-Software development approach is critical. …


This is the third and the final article in the series of articles I have written, to provide an inside peek into the IoT Stack that we have been developing at Zenatix. The first one in the series discussed about the core components that constituted the initial architecture and the second one focused on how we closed the loop with automated control and analytics (metrics and issues).

As the business started to grow, a few things starting becoming imperative, resulting in us taking a few critical steps in the 2018–2020 duration that helped us prepare for an order of magnitude…


Continuing on my series of write-ups to give a deeper perspective into the technology stack at Zenatix, this is the second one in the Software vertical.

For more context and details about the first version of our technology stack (in place in the initial couple of years), please refer to Evolution of IoT Stack @ Zenatix. I would also highly recommend reading the first one before continuing on this one. In this, I will be covering up the transition over the next 2–3 years after the initial stack was in place.

First up — while I am talking about the…


Zenatix recently completed 7 years, starting the journey in December 2013.

On this occasion, I am starting a multi-part series where I will be discussing how the technology has evolved over these 7 years of existence of Zenatix. I will be discussing this evolution in 3 broad verticals — Software, Hardware and Data Analytics. The intent of this series is multi-fold:

  1. Demonstrate a path on scaling up technology with lessons that apply beyond the IoT vertical.
  2. Bring forth the key technology differentiators that we have built in the IoT domain, and open up a healthy debate on how others perceive…


Sensors come in all shapes and sizes and just like anything else in the world, one size does not fit all. It would also be unwise to say that more expensive means more suitable. Before choosing a sensor, one needs to define the purpose that one is expecting it to serve.

For instance, lately, we have been working on developing a humidity sensing product. Before beginning with our search of sensors, we defined the range we wish the sensor to work best in and the accuracy we expect it to have. Since we were to measure humidity of ambient air…


In our previous post, we explained how power factor can manipulate your energy consumption. Now that you are aware of the problem, it’s time for you to understand the solution. Caution: We expect you to have a bit of a technical background and some basic knowledge of currents and voltages before you proceed.

Power factor is nothing but a representation of reactive power required by the load (froth on the beer). The need for utility to supply reactive power can be eliminated if it is made available at site. Correction capacitors are installed to meet this requirement.

Circuit diagram

On the left…


Have you ever looked at your electricity bill and wondered why you are being charged for more than your consumption? This problem is often faced by industrial consumers, who are billed on kVAh supplied instead of kWh consumed. Let us first try to understand what these terms mean and what role does power factor play in your electricity consumption.

Suppose you order a glass of beer. You pay for a “full” glass of beer, but instead, what you get is a glass partially filled with froth. If the beer in your glass is kWh, full glass is kVAh, and power…


Climate change is no more a thing of the future, it is no more about making the planet inhabitable for the future generations. It is happening right here, right this moment. Many of us discard the “theory” of climate change pointing towards the extra snowy winters in their towns. A simple explanation to that is that as temperatures rise, more water vapour is held in the atmosphere which leads to more intense rain and snow storms. Duration of cold weather decreases but the intensity can very well increase.

Global Mean Sea level has already risen by 4–8 inches over the…


Originally posted by Dr. Amarjeet Singh on LinkedIn. Link

Let me start with a clear message on what differentiates us as a workplace from others:

  1. We are here to make a difference — We are in the energy analytics space since the focus is on sustainable future for the coming generations built on top of energy efficiency. Whether you are in sales, analytics or technology — if you want to make a big societal impact with what you do, Zenatix is the place to be.
  2. Work on the cutting edge of technology — Built from years of research both done…

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