Pharos Navigator® or PharosN is cut edge ICT for making virtual models of complex cyber-physical systems having artificial intelligence and linking the models to concrete physical processes presented by various data sources. Then the model runs in computing environment enabling digital transformation of big data streams from the real world into custom information services and controls for the target stakeholders managing the processes.
PharosN offers unique capacity to design and apply new generation of Intelligent Sustainable Systems that can learn, understand and control the sustainability of real world system and support its effective management.
The custom applications developed and running on high level ICT platform PharosN can be linked to diverse automation and information systems and stacks of IoT collecting and processing massive data streams. This information is transformed into simple answers to the human-like question “How are you?” i.e. providing holistic status of sustainability and conditions of a complex system for its management. Beside this unique functionality PharosN applications provide rich analytics including drill-down analysis of causes, dependency chains, monitoring of multiple objects and their combinations, benchmarking and simulation of major decision impacts.
The Intelligent Sustainable System tools provide powerful ability for automatic data driven evaluation of the overall system sustainability and its prediction in time using historic data. It offers new level of enhancement for smart governance and management in many areas.
In addition unlike much traditional architecture, PharosN presents organic agile instruments to adapt to undergoing change and deal with complexity while being linked to smart everything.
One of the key novelties of the PharosN platform is its ability to run smart analysis of all subsystems in a Big System of Systems and to provide holistic view for the whole Big System as well as each of its subsystems or components. Real time analysis of sustainability and condition status enables human type answers to the question “How are you my Big System?” (i.e. machine, ships, buildings, enterprises, ports, district, city, region, country, the World). Available at any moment of time along with optional predictions it opens fascinating new smart applications presenting and controlling very complex interlinked processes.
PharosN introduces and realises new concept of Smart Sustainable Systems that are able to understand and manage own sustainability and conditions.
Most known development platforms have sophisticated instruments supporting efficient programming to implement and test custom applications. These systems provide focused solutions which are tuned to specific initial requirements and limited by specific underlying concepts which increasingly tend to be replaced by new methods and technologies. Most are costly and require relatively long time for development new solutions and upgrading existing ones and learning.
However accelerating change in customer requirements, application structure and increasingly diverse linkages to optional data sources like IoT, automated and information systems, mobiles, etc bring needs for continuous updating and upgrading. The costs and efforts of such change introduction using traditional technologies quickly become high due to the increasing system complexity.
PharosN ecosystem provides new approach toward dealing with complexity and continuous change in custom applications based on major system science principles and methods. It provides effective high level instruments for development of open model of the whole target cyber-physical system and its linking to real world presented by concrete data sources such as IoT, automated information systems, databases, mobiles, etc. As result the implementation of application intelligent sustainable system does not require programming and is easy in upgrading to new requirements, system structure and data sources using the open system model to adapt to change.
It saves time both for development, support and enhancement as well as opens new business opportunities for developers and automation integrators in providing value added customer services. In addition the developers can earn by reselling of their original model that can be quickly adaptated to new customer applications and have additional revenue streams by its support and upgrading.
It is easy to learn new concepts and practise in model building by using example templates provided at the portal to its members. Actually your first custom solution for the first customer can be developed within 1 month of free trial period provided for a new subscriber. Then you can sell your application model and use it along with your powerful knowledge for further customization and reselling to other customers.
You can create and manage your complex applications by using your smart sustainable cyber-physical model as product which can be easily upgraded and advanced and supported. This new business model will have profound effects on your speed of innovation, capacity to change and lead based on quick and cost effective prototyping, but most importantly it totally changes the business relationship between you and your customers.
You decide regarding the fees, agreements and business relations with your customers independently.
Estimated timing for learning:
~12 h - Obtaining your own engine and development platform, learning basic administrative functions, typical model structure supported by interactive wizards and guides
~ 4 h – How to use model builder instruments (editor of objects, indicators, data elements, etc)
~ 8 h - How to link the model to optional data sources
~ 4 h - How to plan and prepare sample model for your customer
Estimated timing for the first model development:
~12 h – Learning the first customer application environment (system structure, data sources and its access options, KPIs, requirements for monitoring, analytics, reporting, users, their roles and access rights, data security, etc)
~25 h – Planning and preparing the detailed description of the model for its implementation
~25 h – Model building with interactive instruments, its linking to data sources, testing and prototyping
~10 h – Updating and improvement of the model, dashboards and reports based on the prototyping results
~16 h – Preparing and demonstrating the application to your customer, its documenting
~4 h – Training of your customer (management, operators, employees), application deployment at your customer premises
Total duration from first step to deployment of the first custom model: ~ 1 month
NB: The duration is estimated based on actual implementation experience for the model of smart manufacturing enterprise: Total numbers of Employees=75, Smart objects (Products, customers, etc) = 30, KPIs =295; Data sources = 167.
The examples include the diverse systems supporting smart management and smart governance and smart operation of complex systems including Machines, Processes, Businesses, Enterprises, Hospitals, Farms, Buildings, Connected Assets, Districts, Cities, Regions, Islands, Countries, Environment, etc. Data driven content stored in the platform allows in depths analysis of operations and objects of such complex applications, its condition monitoring, machine learning and applying other methods of artificial intelligence and rich analytics for operations, decision simulation, issue cause analysis and prediction supporting different stakeholders.
Our services for you and other partners and customers are as follows:
Apache, node.js, postgresql, poco, qt5, jquery, d3.js, etc
Linux OS docker enabled
Clients for MS Windows, Ubuntu, Android, IOS (IPhone/IPad) and major browsers
Enabling computing environment in cloud or at-premise servers
Reporting dashboards and reports: js/html/css web pages viewing and interaction
Rich set of API for linking to third party applications and automated systems
Connectivity: Internet, local cable and Wi-Fi and WAN networks, cellular, etc
Security enabled by https, websockets, SSL/TSL (keys at least 2048), AES 256
Scalability vertical (performing hardware) and horizontal (adding hardware)
The portal supporting its members in self management of services and own PharosN engines and customer models, automatic version updates for engines and clients, e-learning.
The platform provides developers with high level interactive instruments to make open models of complex cyber-physical systems and its quick prototyping. The model is mapped into the relevant application database and runs on scalable computing as digital transformation engine.
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By realising the scientific concepts of abstract virtual modelling of real world cyber-physical systems, novel PharosN technology can support presentation of wide range of processes and objects. Depending on the model size and complexity related to its real world application system and number of its users (e.g. in a Smart City Monitor application), the model can run being embedded into different computing devices from micro to super computers. The underlying methods and algorithms and software components of the PharosN platform are based on solid system science foundations and latest open source software achievements. The actual application models integrate the specific knowledge of target systems by their developers and experience of managers in relevant application areas.