Furthermore, a solid IoT architecture should be built upon cost-effective devices that consume little power, fit the required size and weight criteria, and deliver outstanding value to the organization. This challenge is not to be taken lightly as many solution providers fall behind being mere equipment resellers that do not fully understand all the intricacies of IoT.
"In our track record of 15 years, we have seen many IoT providers doing good at some IoT aspects but failing to see the whole picture, and hence, not being able to deliver its true value to the end customer. This in turn translates to financial losses which could have been avoided. This is where Efcom, a candid IoT solution provider based in Israel, makes it's mark. The company addresses their clients' requirements by providing customized end-to-end IoT solutions with a robust set of tools and services. As a result, the client can rely on a single company instead of several vendors to achieve their business objectives," mentions Alex Efros, Founder and CEO of Efcom.
"From preliminary concepts to full system development, user interface design and system integration, our IoT experts will deliver the most appropriate solution to have all your needs covered. With an experience of hundreds of projects delivered successfully, we start at system level and then drill down to specific implementations. Afterwards, along with our client, we go over the advantages as well as the disadvantages of each solution tailoring a system which will be a true asset." says Alex Efros, Founder and CEO of Efcom.
The core strength for Efcom in successfully delivering its services is its multidisciplinary team comprising of experts from various backgrounds, including client and server-side software developers, electrical engineers, UX experts, algorithmists, data scientists, and many more. For every IoT project, the functions are interdependent; for example, developing the electronics side requires some software guidance too. With Efcom's team, the electronics engineer easily gets additional inputs from within the project team and on time. This makes it easy for the team to integrate their functions in-house, saving a lot of time while ensuring good-quality product outcomes.
"Our team starts with knowing the customer needs and not necessarily the path to address it. That means, we build IoT solutions from the scratch or integrate existing solutions to match the requirements of each individual customer," remarks Alex.
The underlying principle of IoT is gathering real world data on one edge and generating actionable business insights on the other
Efcom serves many industries ranging from defense to agriculture, from smart cities and large infrastructures to medical research, personal healthcare, consumer electronics, digital printing, as well as the financial sectors. Their multidisciplinary expertise helps them fuse the basic concept of particular products' functioning from one domain into another. "We have the understanding of the core process in development and then use it differently in every vertical, every technology and every type of customer," says Alex.
Outlining Efcom's services, Alex highlighted their success in aiding a client in Spirulina (algae) cultivation. They developed an automated ultra-high-density photobioreactor to remotely control the processing of the algae to produce rich biochemical elements like beta-carotene and proteins, thereby eliminating the need for specialized staff and reducing the overall cost. On another occasion, they helped their client build an autonomous drone dock, customized with a heating and cooling system, to deploy drones in extreme climatic conditions. The mounted sensors could monitor the area's temperature and remotely regulate the dock's temperature to safeguard the drones. Today COVID-19 has disrupted the regular functioning of most startups in Israel, where some are quickly springing up while many are shutting down. However, the increased focus on medical projects has been beneficial for Efcom. The processes involved in medical projects, like obtaining FDA certification, has speeded up satisfactorily, helping the company serve their clients better and faster.
Efcom has brilliantly supported its clients to harness the benefits of IoT across Israel, the US, and Europe. Following the peace agreement between Israel and UAE, Efcom is keen on extending its services into the UAE and engaging in significant collaborations. Additionally, they are enhancing their turnkey solution division for better hardware-software integration and algorithms and providing electromechanical solutions, which will further sharpen their suite of IoT services.