Litmus Automation, a complete Edge and Cloud provider for Industrial IoT
Featuring Vatsal Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of Litmus Automation
Excerpt from PetaCrunch. Published September 26th, 2019:
Vatsal Shah: Litmus Automation bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and enterprise applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things solutions. #IIoT
PC: How did it all start and why?
VS: The idea for Litmus Automation came to me based on my experience at Rockwell Automation as an Industrial Design Engineer. I was working on one of the largest oil and gas pipeline projects in the world, where collecting pipeline data from heterogenous industrial systems and sensors and storing it in a simple historian database took over six months of development. I realized these complexities were only going to increase with the growing data siloes within the industrial ecosystem and the introduction of many more connected devices. I identified the need for a platform to seamlessly collect data from many different types of industrial systems and devices to make it available to third party applications efficiently and with intelligence in between. I recruited Purdue classmate John Younes as a co-founder, who brought on longtime friend Sacha Sawaya and together we launched Litmus Automation in 2014. After some time working on Connected Car and Connected Manufacturing initiatives, business grew strongly on the Industrial side. We decided to solely focus on the Industrial manufacturing market, with greater potential for IoT and deriving value from the Edge.
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About Litmus Automation
Litmus Automation bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and business applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Litmus Automation’s offerings, LoopEdge and LoopEdge Manager, work seamlessly together to allow companies to access and exploit data previously trapped inside enterprise hardware, no matter where or when it was deployed. Working with original equipment manufacturers and other industrial companies, Litmus Automation’s proven IIoT solutions offer data and device management so companies can optimize both how they run their business and how their customers’ businesses operate. Litmus Automation customers include 10+ Fortune 500 Manufacturing companies, while partners like Siemens, HPE, Intel and SNC Lavalin expand the Company’s path to market. For more information, visit litmusautomation.com.