From the Silicon Valley to Aberdeen: remote sensing
In choosing its first European location, Flicq has worked closely with Scottish Development International (SDI) on securing this investment for Aberdeen.
“We are delighted to expand our worldwide presence by opening our first office in Europe”, said Karthik Rau, CEO, Flicq. He added, “Having already seen strong interest for our remote sensing solution in the oil and gas sector, Aberdeen was a logical location for our office”.
Jim Kealy of SDI’s Chicago office said: “Flicq selected Aberdeen as the location for its new international office, having recognised Scotland’s position as a global leader in the development of digital solutions for the oil and gas sector. Using new digital technology, the company will drive improved performance, increase uptime, optimise production, enhance safety and reduce the cost of doing business in the North Sea, so I’m sure they will prove to be a great asset to the oil and gas sector in Scotland.”
Sensor technology coupled with algorithms, connectivity and analytics are at the heart of the digital transformation of industry. Such Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions offer the promise of transforming businesses through providing insight into the condition of expensive assets such as valves, compressors, power supplies and pumps. Artificial intelligence algorithms can be applied to characterise healthy and unhealthy conditions as well as to identify longer term trends.
While the majority of IIoT solutions today use relatively simple sensor nodes to collect and transmit data to the cloud for big data analytics, Flicq’s smart sensors rely on edge computing to analyse
data at the sensor location wherever possible. Edge processing results in faster alert generation as well as reducing the cost of networking and cloud computing. New generation condition monitoring technology not only benefits oil & gas but other sectors including maritime, electricity generation, water utilities, transport & mining.
The sensors use leading edge design techniques to minimise power thus providing outstanding battery life. Flicq’s algorithms and platform detect, analyse and curate data and extract valuable information that enables customers to implement condition-based maintenance and design improvements.
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