Pharos Navigator® or PharosN is a cutting-edge IoT and AI-driven information technology that makes possible to make and run virtual models of complex cyber-physical systems of large scale real world systems. The software collects data streams many diverse data sources such as sensors, IoT, automated systems and transforms data streams into rich information services, analytics and controls related to real time status for each system object and its performance indicators. It makes relevant system processes transparent, optimised and sustainable for managers, operators and other stakeholders.
PharosN introduces new generation of Intelligent Sustainable Systems that can learn, understand, present and control the sustainability of complex systems linking physical and virtual worlds. Its novel system architecture supports wide range of diverse cutting-edge applications in different areas such as industry automation, buildings and assets management, smart sustainable cities, compliances to quality standards (environment, energy, etc)
Digital twin is user friendly model of some target cyber-physical system that needs to be monitored, analysed and controlled. As such systems are now linked to both physical and virtual worlds the model represents both of them. Users can see the model in special widgets and reports as a hierarchy of nodes representing the objects that exist in these worlds that is easily understandable and typical for the concrete application. For example the model of the enterprise is similar to its organisational or business structure, the model of the city consists of districts, areas, streets, buildings, rooms in the buildings, etc. The model is stored in the complex database structure and large number software components. While running the digital twin gets real time data streams from the objects existing in the both worlds and transforms them into various information services for users such as monitoring and analytics, as well as optional controls aimed to keep big system operation sustainable and efficient. The digital twin can interact with other systems by API and with the users by multimodal devices e.g. mobiles, tablets, screens, gadgets, AR|VR, etc.
The custom applications developed and running on high level IoT 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 and operators. Beside this unique functionality PharosN applications let 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 and real time trends. It offers new level of enhancement for smart governance and management in many complex areas.
In addition unlike much traditional architecture, PharosN presents organic agile instruments to adapt to undergoing change and deal with complexity by realising the open model or relevant cyber-physical system application that is linked to diverse data sources both in physical and virtual worlds. Such models can be build by applying rapid IoT model development toools that do not require programming and can be used by both specialists and students.
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One of the key novelties of the PharosN platform is its ability to run smart analysis of all subsystems of a Big System of Systems and provide the holistic view of their ongoing operational statuses, key performance indicators, analytics and controls in real time. The AI-driven analysis of sustainability and condition status enables possibility human type answers to the question “How are you my Big System?” (i.e. machine, ship, building, enterprise, port, district, city, region, country, the world). Available at any moment of time along with optional predictions and prescriptions it opens new fascinating smart applications for management and operators controlling very complex interlinked processes.
PharosN introduces and realises the new concept of Intelligent Sustainable IoT Systems that are able to understand, manage and control the sustainability and operational conditions of large cyber-physical systems presented in the interlinked physical and virtual worlds.
Most known system development platforms have sophisticated instruments to support programming the software solutions for implementing and testing custom applications. These systems provide focused solutions with relatively simple analytics which addresses specific initial requirements and underlying concepts. In out times of accelerated change these are quickly evolved following new methods of analysis and underlying technologies. However the introduction of novelties into the system upgrades is costly and requires long development time to produce new solutions and let its learning.
PharosN ecosystem provides new approach toward dealing with complexity and continuous change in custom applications based on major system science principles and methods. Its approach is practical and solid:
The whole idea behind is simple: Let it automatically collect all relevant data about various actual processes, analyse it with Ai methods and evaluate system status and performance in real time, and when necessary apply available controls to optimise system operations with ultimate goal to make the system sustainable.
PharosN offers tools for open application model implementation that do not require programming and support easy upgrading to new requirements, system structure and data sources model to adapt to ongoing 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 models making them quickly adapted 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.
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The PharosN appicatons are aimed at assisting in smart management and smart governance and smart operation of complex large scale systems including Machines, Processes, Businesses, Enterprises, Hospitals, Farms, Buildings, Shopping and Trade Centers, Campuses, Districts, Cities, Regions, Islands, Countries, Environment, etc. We are in development of the diverse PharosN applications for separate mashines such as Generator Sets for electric energy supply and Medium-Voltage Switchgear and Indoor Substation of an Industrial Facility and comlete Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing Process Control in large industrial plant. Various other applications are described Smart Applications for Smart City Contact us to review rich set of optional applications to identify the best one for your needs!
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
Various connectivity optoins: Internet, local cable and Wi-Fi, LoRa and WAN networks, cellular 4G/5G, etc
Security and data protection 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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The novel PharosN technology can support presentation of wide range of processes and objects by realising various fundamental scientific and engineering concepts that allow making abstract virtual models of cyber-physical systems, which link physical and virtual worlds accessing diverse data sources existing in the both worlds. Depending on the model size and complexity related to the real world application, the number of data streams to be transformed in real time using AI-methods, controls realised and number of the users assisted in real time monitoring, management and operational controls (e.g. citizens in a Smart City Monitor application), the model can run being embedded into different computing devices from singleboard microcomputer to high performance super computers. The underlying methods and algorithms of the PharosN platform are based on solid system science foundation and implemented with the latest open source software components in the system architecture. As result the abstract open models of cyber-physical systems always represent actual complex applications, its structures and operations, open to change with high level model builder tools in wide range of areas.