Over the last few years, companies are increasingly seeing the vast potential emerging in the utilization of big data. This has led to a growing demand for versatile, global data capture and data mining to produce mission critical business info. CyberLightning, the latest addition to the Inventure family, has a vision to simplify complex data and provide organisations with actionable insights to run business operations from anywhere and on any device.
The approach CyberLightning has taken is to make the Internet of Things visible and understandable. Its end-to-end software platform CyberVille enables corporate customers to capture data from numerous sensors and measurement points, to analyze the captured data, and to present it in business intelligence dashboards. Introduced in May 2014, the platform provides organisations with a strategic tool to control complex sensor and machine networks using a simple interface on any mobile device, increasing speed and accuracy.
The typical customers are system integrators building solutions for energy, traffic or infrastructure verticals together with end customers like utility providers. Traditionally, the monitoring and control rooms of these companies are packed with multiple systems that produce masses of numerical or 2D imaged data on tens of displays from raw material logistics, power plants and smart grids. These systems are usually connected to each other, but require highly experienced personnel to manage them and make sense of the complexity.
CyberLightning provides a solution to monitor and control these systems using a single user interface across all devices. For instance, utility maintenance personnel can control an entire wind farm from their mobile device. With CyberVille its easy to see if, for example, one wind mill is rotating too slow without a need to follow or understand the numerical rotating speed. By clicking on the mill on the phone screen, one can turn it off or adjust the function of the mill.
The CyberVille platform is built on an open-source, standards-based internet technology and follows a modular architecture approach. It can easily accommodate a very wide range of data sets and readily integrate with existing enterprise platforms and tools.
CyberLightning was founded in 2010 at the Center for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu, Finland. Today, CyberLightning announced the completion of a $4.2 million financing round, including commitments from Inventure, TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and EU sponsored funds. The company also announced the appointment of Inventure Managing Director Sami Lampinen to CyberLightning’s board.
The demand for CyberLightning’s solution has already been validated by several major players in Finland. The current funding round allows CyberLightning to accelerate its growth and push international expansion. We believe that CyberLightning can become the leading software vendor in the Internet of Things domain within a few years.