Microsoft & iBot Power New Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Smart Solar Inverter from Luminous

BANGALORE, India – February 25, 2016 – Luminous Power Technologies (Luminous), a leading home electrical player in India with a vast portfolio comprising power back-up solutions, has announced the launch of its next generation Connected Solar Inverter, powered by the iQu Internet of Things (IOT) platform from iBot Control Systems. Built on Microsoft’s Azure Hyperscale cloud as the engine of intelligence, a set of mobile and web apps would actively monitor power savings, battery health, and also run predictive maintenance enabling greater energy savings.

The iQu IOT platform offers a comprehensive best-of-breed platform for management of connected devices, Apps, Inter-linkages and Data. Using the iQu connected processor designed for high volume and highly distributed IOT deployments, enterprise grade security and in-built cellular connectivity, the connected Solar Inverter will provide real-time access to usage monitoring hence enabling Luminous’ customers to maximize ROI on their investments.

Luminous’ first release of smart and connected products are targeted towards SMBs, individual customers, and small solar power facilities. The solution is designed to scale to 100,000s of Solar Inverters, and the insights generated will help Luminous’ R&D innovate more feature-full products in the future and bring them to customers on an accelerated basis.

“iBot was chosen by Luminous for its ease of integration and ability to drive a faster go to market while rapidly innovating customer and channel facing applications (web/mobile) including analytics,” said Vipul Sabharwal, Managing Director, Luminous.

Ravi Subramanyam, Founder and CEO, iBot Control Systems, said, “It was evident throughout the engineering and development process for Luminous’ new Connected Solar Inverter that our partnership with Luminous and Microsoft has created a new paradigm in intelligent power back-up solutions.”

“We are excited to work with iBot which is transforming traditional products to smart and connected industry solutions on the Azure platform,” said Narendra Bhandari, General Manager, Developer eXperience and Evangelism, Microsoft India.

The new connected solar Inverter is expected to be available in Feb. 2016 and will be marketed under the Luminous brand.

About Luminous

Luminous Power Technologies is the leading home electrical specialist in India having a vast portfolio comprising Power back up solutions such as Home UPS, Inverter Batteries and Solar Applications to Electrical offerings such as Fans, Wires & Switches. With 7 manufacturing units, more than 28 sales offices in India and presence in over 36 countries, our 6000 employees serve more than 60,000 channel partners and millions of customers. Our motto has always been Customer Delight through Innovation & Passion with focus on Execution & Team-work.

About iBot Controls

Founded in 2011, iBot Control Systems Inc. is the leading Internet of Things (IOT) platform of choice for the Connected-Products and the Industrial Internet world, with a mission to turn physical products, machines, equipment and environment into digital services, for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Industrial and Consumer-focused businesses, thus enabling them, their channels, their customers and consumers to benefit from such technology. iBot India is present in Hyderabad, Telangana, and is driving IOT led innovation for Indian businesses in alignment with the governments’ Make in India campaign.

About Microsoft India

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services & support across 10 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

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