Kalycito: The Automation Partner for Your Business
Date: Monday , December 07, 2015
The first industrial revolution witnessed exordium of machines supplementing human labor. But as technology advanced, it engendered a whole incipient era of perspicacious technologies introducing the second industrial revolution with Cloud and IoT. While it created huge opportunities for new players and technologies to emerge, it also expedited the industrial automation process through an amalgamation of smart technologies advancing the subsisting automation in the industries.
With the advances came challenges to acclimate to the technologies that were fairly incipient. With years of expertise in industrial networking, Bhagath Singh Karunakaran with Kamalakannan Govindarajulu and Mahalingam Ramasamy incorporated Kalycito in 2007 to create a difference in the Industrial Communication and Industrial IoT space. Headquartered in Coimbatore, Kalycito operates in two business verticals - embedded design services and platform based devices and services.
Addressing Automation Challenges
Kalycito is a knowledge-based firm focusing on Industrial Communication, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 technologies to provide services related to Embedded Software Development, FPGA Design & Prototyping, Embedded Hardware Design, Product Validation, Maintenance and Support. Kalycito also has continuous integration capabilities in designing, developing, delivering and maintaining networked embedded systems. With its deep expertise in Industrial Ethernet and IoT, this startup has already served customers across seven countries and five states in India. Kalycito is one of the active contributors to POWERLINK - an open source Industrial Ethernet protocol. Through its active contributions to the Open-Source community, Kalycito has helped OEMs and chip vendors indigenize complex industrial communication technology into their PLCs, drives and ICs. \"As a business, we are driven by our core value of creating a difference in the lives of everyone associated with us. We do that through ingenuity and operate with extreme levels of integrity. We are very focused on industrial communication space in terms of the IT Services projects we execute. We come in with lot of domain understanding and technology depth that are expected by our customers. Our embedded R&D Solutions, which typically include device drivers and firmware software development are used by OEMs and chip manufacturers,\" says Bhagath, CEO & Managing Director, Kalycito.
Kalycito\'s IOT platform eAlerta addresses operational challenges across all businesses from small to medium scale deployments up to 10000 points.
The platform is built in a way it can be used for Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Analytics & Alerting Requirements. Working on a SaaS-subscription model, eAlerta offers real time insights on operations, maintenance and energy by monitoring parameters such as temperature, sultriness, pressure, Demand, Units/kWh, kVA, PF and Harmonics24x7. Businesses are enabled with 100% automated and accurate data, proactive alerts and consolidated daily email reports that helps in taking quick decisions resulting in operational benefits, maintenance benefits and energy conservation benefits. Bhagath integrates, \"In our eAlerta IoT platform, our motive has been our ability to address operational challenges through live monitoring at the price of astute smart phone and data plan to increase RoI, placidity of mind & growth in bottom-line. Some of our intelligent customers also use eAlerta to increase their top-line\".
Alimenting Kalycito Minds to Move Forward
While operating from a Tier-II city has availed them keep the cost lower, especially during the recession times, Kalycito explored the opportunities in India and expanded its business reach. In one of Kalycito\'s prosperity stories, a major Indian manufacturer in medical domain had no prior exposure in electronic design or manufacturing and wanted Kalycito to conceptualize a design for a low cost product for diagnosis. Working with customers in the ideation stages, this startup enabled the customer in product design right from embedded hardware design and prototyping to software design, casing, front panel design and fabrication. The company supplied the initial batch of 1000 units and handholded the customer to take over further production. Through Kalycito\'s deep expertise and efforts, the job was well done and helped the manufacturer scale the business through transforming to a consummate automated process.
Surviving the critical days of ecumenical recession crisis, this 8-year old company has illuminated the automation industry with its cutting-edge and cost-efficacious solutions. While difficulties in getting the right aptitude from the Tier-II city have always been a challenge, Kalycito has originated a platform for enabling incipient employees equipping themselves expeditiously on-the-job. Through conventional participation in outbound training sessions, its employees develop their soft skills apart from in-house training materials for core adeptness items.
This bootstrapped company has set a goal to reach 1000+ customers in eAlerta in the process to scale the business. Integrating on the vision set for the company, Bhagath explicates, \"In our services space, we have been working proximately with only a handful of customers. This way we endeavor to pay special attention to their desiderata and we look forward to growing with them. In the long run, we optate to have 50:50 split between R&D service and subscription services to increase the quality of our offerings and get reiterate business that we\'re proud of\".
With 6.73 percent CAGR, the industry that is on the verge to achieve a mammoth height of $225 billion by 2025 is growing at a tremendous space making way for advanced players to emerge. As the technology advances, Kalycito\'s scalable platform and R&D division will definitely be the offerings to watch for.
Bhagath Singh Karunakaran, CEO & Managing Director
A first generation entrepreneur with 12 years of deep experience and expertise is the founding member of Kalycito. With his vast experience in all phases of electronic hardware & software development, he is now leading the bandwagon of Kalycito.
Kamalakannan Govindarajulu, COO & Director
A founding director of Kalycito with masters in Micro-electronics from Melbourne, Australia and was working in Australia before starting Kalycito. He was instrumental in the incorporation of the company and is now heading Operations, Finance and eAlerta Sales of Kalycito.
Mahalingam Ramasamy, CTO& Director
A founding member and director of Kalycito. He is an alumnus from REC Trichy and has nearly 20 years of experience in design, implementation and managing of converged networking solutions for Enterprises. Maha provides strategic directions in which the organization\'s technological capability should evolve.
Offices: Coimbatore (Headquarter) & Pune
Clients: Diversecustomer portfolio spread across seven countries and five states in India
Offering: Industrial Ethernet & IoT Solutions for Industrial Automation