Engineering Connected Products and Applications

VOLANSYS is a Silicon Valley-based product realization and digital transformation company offering embedded systems, digital networking, internet of things, cloud and mobility solutions from concept to roll-out. Since 2008, VOLANSYS has been powering enterprises worldwide to engineer smart connected products and applications at a faster time to market and lower total cost of ownership.

With 50+ products implemented, 350+ employees and 9+ industry-standard reference platforms including Modular IoT Gateway and HomeBridge®, VOLANSYS is recognized as end-to-end IoT solutions and product engineering enabler. VOLANSYS is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with four in-house product design and development centers in USA and India.

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2008
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Santa Clara, CA
headquarters
  • 3080 Olcott St., Suite D235,
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    United States
other locations
  • Block A-7th Floor, Safal Profitaire, Corporate Road, Prahaladnagar,
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380 015
    India
  • 14228 Midway Rd,
    Dallas, TX 75244
    United States

Portfolio

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Product Engineering Services

VOLANSYS offers end-to-end/turn-key product design, development & validation services including Hardware Component Selection, BOM - Bill of Material Optimization, Schematic Design, Multi-layer PCB Design, Board Assembly, Board Bringup, Power & Memory Management, Sensor Fusion, Interface and Drivers Development, Wireless Connectivity, RF Antenna Design, Mechanical Enclosure, QE Testing & Validation (DVT,EVT), and

Product Compliance & Certifications.
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Embedded Software Development Services

VOLANSYS helps OEMs and Enterprises to redesign or build connected IoT products and solutions by providing advanced embedded software development services including Board support package (BSP), OS, Kernel, Protocol Porting, DSP/BIOS Integration, Driver/Interface development, Custom Embedded Application, Wireless Connectivity Profiles Porting and Development, Multimedia Processing, Identification and Security, OTA updates, Cloud

Connectivity SDK Porting, AI/ML Inference Engine Porting, and Embedded Software QE (Testing & Validation) services.
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Product Manufacturing Services

VOLANSYS offers integrated engineering and manufacturing services for seamless transfer from prototype design to pilot or mass manufactuing support has inhouse and trusted partners for manufacturing products, PCBs and mechanical enclosures. We help reduce engineering to manufacturing transfer duration by supporting all required changes in engineering design and manufacturing processes.

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IoT Cloud Platform Integration and Development

VOLANSYS managed cloud experts help OEMs and enterprises to build  custom IoT Platform as a Service Solution or integrate the industry-leading cloud-based IoT platforms such as AWS IoT, AYLA Networks, Arrayent, ClearBlade, Everything, IBM Watson, ThingWorx, PeoplePower, and more to remotely control, manage and maintain various IoT edge devices/products.

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Connected Mobile Application Development

VOLANSYS enterprise mobility experts helps OEMs or enterprises to develop, test and deploy intuitive UI based cloud-native Android/iOS mobile applications that can connect, control and monitor smart devices/sensors using various wirless connectivity protocols such as BLE, LoraWAN, Thread, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee connectivity.

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Internet of Things Solution Development and Testing

VOLANSYS helps OEMs and Enterprise to design, develop and test end-to-end IoT solution by providing services for engineering connected IoT devices, IoT gateways, cloud IoT Platform, Android/iOS mobile apps with integrations for existing enterprise systems, other devices, third-party APIs, voice assistance services (Alexa, Google Voice), AI/ML Interence Engines, CRM, ERP, and many more.

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Product Update for Electric Vehicle Company

"VOLANSYS did a very good job both in terms of delivering functionality that was promised..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

VOLANSYS Technologies provided firmware development services. They implemented new controllers, WiFi drivers, a communication stack, and a new set of protocols to a wireless charging system.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Watertown, Massachusetts
VP Engineering, Electric Car Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

VOLANSYS Technologies did a great job of delivering functionality and meeting requirements. Their team adopted technologies and processes to match the needs of the project. The project was executed very well. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

VP Engineering

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire VOLANSYS Technologies?

VOLANSYS is a trusted technology partner, who helped us in launch a significant product update. They provided firmware development services including Wi-Fi driver development on SafeRTOS, platform & LWIP stack integration, control & data path bring-up, and debugging.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to launch an update to our wireless charging system for automobiles. It required implementing a set of new embedded controllers, RTOS, communication stack and protocol. To achieve this, we engaged VOLANSYS , and they provided valuable services enabling us to achieve our goal with tightly followed timeline.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated a few vendors. We were looking for companies which has firmware expertise on multiple chipsets, technologies and can work within an Agile development system. The technical proposal submitted by VOLANSYS was comprehensive and included details on the approach, scope, risks & mitigation strategies, schedule and milestones.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

VOLANSYS helped us implement the next generation sysem. We used them for Wi-Fi driver development on SafeRTOS and APIs for an application layer interface. They implemented SDIO protocol 3.0 and bring-up of Wi-Fi SoC along with Wi-Fi control and data path. Further, they integrated an LWIP stack with Wi-Fi driver, security WPA2-PSK, Dynamic Frequency Selection algorithm and QoS. VOLANSYS executed performance and congestion testing ensuring there is no compromise in quality and connectivity.

What was the team composition?

The team was a mix of ~8 people (tech lead, embedded engineers, quality assurance engineer) headed by a project manager. The overall team had expertise across several platforms, protocols, tools and technologies.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

VOLANSYS did a very good job both in terms of delivering functionality that was promised as well as meeting schedule and quality requirements.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

In the initial weeks, we had multiple calls to freeze requirements and define the scope of work. As we progressed, we started having weekly discussion with the Project Manager and bi-weekly discussions to get updates on the progress, issues and ensuring the deliverables were being met.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

VOLANSYS understands the value of time-to-market and was committed in helping us achieve the goals we had set for our product. I was very happy to see them adopt technologies & processes that met our project needs. They executed the project well, showed a great team commitment, were prompt with any support we needed, and overall delivered a high level of quality.

Are there any areas for improvement?

From the start of the project, we have been working in collaboration with VOLANSYS to enhance operations and business engagements. Although, there are no major areas where we had challenges, though we believe dependencies could be handled seamlessly with timely action.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev for Wireless IOT Company

"VOLANSYS proved to be a comprehensive service partner for all of our needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2018 - June 2019
Project summary: 

As a preferred system integration partner, VOLANSYS Technologies maintains a legacy Wifi mesh network. They have also developed a number of bespoke IoT and mesh network software and framework products.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
California
Founder, Wireless IoT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

VOLANSYS contributes deep experience in mesh networks and a thorough understanding of the technology’s challenges and complexity. Their efforts have streamlined multiple processes and directly contributed to higher customer retention. They foster transparency in reporting and seamless collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of a technology company focusing on high-performance wireless networking for IoT and enterprise applications. With substantial patented and patent-pending intellectual property, we bring value to industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEM) requiring IoT device integration into larger enterprise networks. We also support government agencies with security, monitoring, performance, and surveillance needs for IoT devices. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire VOLANSYS Technologies?

VOLANSYS is our preferred system integration partner. We hired them for framework development, testing, and continuous integration and development, as well as maintenance of our legacy Wifi mesh product. They also provide IoT support.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to develop an open source-based, extensible framework on top of a legacy product in order to support IoT application. We also wanted to develop software for simplifying the OEM flashing and licensing process during end-node production. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had been working with another vendor with whom we were not satisfied. We began looking for companies with specific Wifi mesh networking expertise and an agile approach to project execution. They submitted an impressive technical proposal. VOLANSYS proved to be a comprehensive service partner for all of our needs. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We first established a preliminary model of time and material to address the steep learning curve of this long-term engagement. Experienced in mesh networking, VOLANSYS clearly understood the challenges that OEMs, enterprises, and government agencies face while integrating large numbers of sensors, actuators, appliances, and other machines at the network edge. They quickly grasped the proprietary algorithm of our legacy product and immediately began maintenance and bug repair services.

In addition, they built an extensible real-time publish and subscribe framework to support IoT class application. This framework provides application APIs to send or receive data and subscribe to and publish multiple events.

They also developed an open-source-based robot framework for testing mesh networks and nodes and improved the flashing and licensing process with a Python to OpenWrt in-node that used licensing information in EEPROM.

What was the team composition?

A project manager led a team of six several firmware developers and quality assurance engineers. They also drew upon a pool of resources ranging from embedded system engineering, Java development, and firmware development to quality assurance and digital networking (both wired and wireless) experts on several platforms, protocols, tools, and technologies.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

VOLANSYS’ timely deliverables of software development and testing expedited our product time-to-market, which, in turn, helped our customer retention. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We initially conducted daily setup calls with a small team to explain the requirements and scope of work. Later, in advance of our weekly review calls, a project manager from VOLANSYS began sending us status reports that included the current progress, an upcoming plan, and a list of risk items, issues, and dependencies with a corresponding mitigation plan. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Not only did VOLANSYS understand our project requirements exceptionally well without reaching out to our previous vendor, but they have taken the initiative to develop their own solutions to outstanding issues. Furthermore, during a visit to their facilities in India, I found their engineers to be dedicated and passionate about their work. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don’t see any areas for improvement at this stage. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The online scheduling was easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The embedded team cost approximately $250,000 over 10 months.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their are a passionate, enterprising team of competent professionals.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend them for their ability to embed in your software development efforts.

Web Development for IT Company

“Every person on VOLANSYS’s team is hardworking.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
April 2013 - June 2018
Project summary: 

VOLANSYS provided full stack development for a software-defined IoT switch. They also proposed new ideas for the product, designed drivers and testing use cases, and managed QA testing.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Project lead, Semiconductor Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Equipped with a robust team of expert resources, VOLANSYS capably managed the entire end-to-end outsourced project. They strategically stratified the allocated resources with specific leads. At a competitive price point, they added value by yielding even better output than the in-house team. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a project lead for a semiconductor company. When my department was developing a software-defined switch, I also worked as a developer along with my team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VOLANSYS?

As a small team when we started, we needed many more engineers to enable us to take our product to market within our set timeline. We needed more support to implement numerous features within the software of the switch. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We outsourced the entire job to VOLANSYS. Working as a contractor for us, they provided both development expertise and QA testing assistance. Since then, we’ve expanded their involvement to other areas like networking and driver development.

VOLANSYS made the designs for drivers and testing use cases based on the initial concepts and architectures for the networking area we provided. Since we lack resources in that area, we relied on their expertise. As we progressed, they’ve brainstormed new ideas for the designs on their own.

Testing amounted to half of the work. The other half of their responsibilities were frontend and backend development. The backend is comprised of device drivers, which facilitate low-level communication with the hardware.

What is the team composition? 

We started with a team of six people from VOLANSYS which grew to 25–30 over time. 

How did you come to work with VOLANSYS?

We considered 4–5 companies from different regions. VOLANSYS had complementary expertise to ours: they were experts in drivers, while we were experts in networking. The project leads we interviewed performed well during the initial phase. They understood our concepts and requests.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost was over $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with VOLANSYS between April 2013–June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

VOLANSYS split their team into small groups, each with a leader. During our weekly meetings, we discussed the project reports each team lead sent us that demonstrated the impact of their work.

During our general meetings, we looked over the performance metrics for all the tasks and features. Every part of the workflow has gone well. VOLANSYS also proposed new ideas for what we should do.

How did VOLANSYS perform from a project management standpoint?

We tracked both weekly and monthly metrics. I managed the entire 20–person team. It wasn’t an easy task, but I never felt I had to monitor them continuously. The project managers and leads were supportive. Based on the milestones we wanted to achieve, they managed the rest by themselves.

Most of our daily communication was through email. We also held weekly and monthly phone calls. The project leads from VOLANSYS also traveled to our location for 2–3–week periods to discuss more in-depth concepts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Every person on VOLANSYS’s team is hardworking. At least half of the engineers impressed me with their intelligence. They figured out our needs with relatively little input from us. I could see that they followed best practices for engineering 

Are there any areas they could improve?

We would have preferred for one or two project leads from VOLANSYS to have worked at our location constantly, rather than just at the start of new projects. Having fulltime on-site resources would have improved and eliminated gaps in communication, sped up the pace of work, and fostered closer rapport. As the point of contact, I sometimes felt like I was spending too much time responding to emails.

4.5
Overall Score Despite some communication challenges, I was satisfied overall.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were usually on time for meetings. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they missed around 5% of deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    VOLANSYS provided great engineers at a low price who produced better output than our internal team.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality was usually good. They lacked networking expertise at first but improved during the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Dev for Agriculture Technology Company

"They played a critical role in development thanks to their attitude and expertise."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

VOLANSYS Technologies developed an IoT-based mobile platform for iOS. Features included sensors, cloud computing, Bluetooth integration, and connection to a mass networking protocol.

The Reviewer
 
1001- 5000 Employees
 
Winnipeg, Canada
Product Manager, AGI
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

This knowledgeable team leveraged their wide-ranging technical expertise to deliver a previously delayed product on deadline. VOLANSYS Technologies is an accountable partner capable of handling various design and development tasks beyond the original scope of the engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the product development manager at AGI. I am responsible for new product innovations and bringing ideas into reality. AGI owns around 20 companies, one of which is Westeel, which makes grain manufacturing and storage equipment for commercial and farm industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VOLANSYS Technologies?

We needed a grain monitoring system which measures the temperature and moisture inside grain bins. The technology exists but isn’t that advanced. We wanted an app developer who could create an IoT platform and effectively handle the development process. They also offered many different skill sets in-house, including manufacturing and integration.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the platform, which is IoT-based and uses sensors, cloud computing, and LoRaWAN network connectivity—which is a mass networking protocol—along with Bluetooth. It’s a very complex system. We had a remote systems device which sends out Bluetooth signals. The finished iOS application needed to use that as a base to configure the device and mass network as well.

We also gave them a small project in which they produced and manufactured electronics based on our requirements. They also helped us to develop a small electronics board as test equipment to finalize and test electronics. This helped us ensure the product was rightly matched with its specifications and functionality.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two developers, a tech lead, and a project manager. I was mostly in contact with the project manager and with the technical team when they had questions about the requirements.

How did you come to work with VOLANSYS Technologies?

They were recommended to us and we reached out to them.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2017. The initial engagement concluded in January 2019, and we’re still working with them on the manufacturing part.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their quick understanding of our product requirements proved critical. We were struggling to finish our iOS product and they played a critical role in development thanks to their attitude and expertise. We met our deadline for release.

How did VOLANSYS Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Jira as a communication tool and an agile methodology. Initially, we had calls on a weekly basis, but we found that a one-hour meeting was more than enough for us. They also sent out a weekly report showing us how much work they had completed, and the work that they expected to begin the following week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their in-house knowledge of all technologies, including the large manufacturing software, proved crucial. I found other vendors were experts in a particular domain, but they weren’t able to help us in other areas. VOLANSYS Technologies helped us during a critical time where we wanted to make sure we had a reliable design house and manufacturing facility at the same time as a critical targeted cost.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve their understanding of the project requirements and converting requirements to the correct specification before starting the project. It would improve development speed rather than going back and forth to get requirement specifications again.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Product Engineering for Healthcare Devices

"We were impressed with their ability to learn and adopt new technologies and processes." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

VOLANSYS Technologies is an ongoing development partner, tackling mobile and cloud application challenges with a variety of technologies (Angular, Node.js, AWS, Microsoft Azure). They also provide testing.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Senior Software Engineering Manager, Electronics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By reducing development burdens, VOLANSYS Technologies improves solutions’ cost-effectiveness and time to market. They participate in daily communication and meetings and possess a variety of knowledge bases. Customers can expect a flexible partner that quickly acclimates to new projects.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was a design center engineering manager for a company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing, and logistics services. I led product and software development teams that designed medical devices and digital health solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire VOLANSYS Technologies?

We needed someone to provide hardware, embedded software, and cloud and mobile applications for our team.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was always to leverage the right technologies and development processes to deliver scalability and ease-of-use, reduce operational cost, and accelerate time-to-market for our end-clients. Time was a challenge for many of our projects, seeing as development was already underway and we needed to increase our development power to finish faster.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Initially, we considered 6–7 companies from different countries, looking for one that could work in an agile manner with end-to-end expertise regarding firmware and cloud and mobile application development. VOLANSYS offered comprehensive expertise, from prototype design to connected application development and automated product testing and validation. Given that this would be long-term, time and materials engagement, we compared hourly rates. VOLANSYS was one of the most affordable options.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

VOLANSYS helped us develop digital health solutions concentrated on remote patient monitoring, drug adherence, and interconnected point of care/diagnostics devices. Some of the projects included anti-smoking devices and dosage infusion-pump firmware engineering. They also contributed to consumer appliance efforts.

They were required to use a variety of technologies depending on each project’s specific deliverables. For mobile apps, they used Angular 5 for the frontend, Node.JS for the backend, and Python and JMeter for testing. For cloud-based networks of mobile apps, they used AWS and Microsoft Azure. They were also responsible for designing and developing micro-service architectures and third-party app integrations. Some of the projects also necessitated bare-metal programming.

What was the team composition?

Each project team had a different composition, but overall, we worked with embedded software developers, cloud architects, full-stack software developers, mobile application developers, frontend developers, QA engineers, and DevOps specialists. Everyone was very supportive and worked together to meet deadlines and expectations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our biggest achievement was decreasing development costs and accelerating time to market. VOLANSYS was critical to us producing our agile development deliverables every week. Their open and honest feedback improved our products' quality and UX.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They worked on Scrum-based projects, so we had daily stand-ups and regular meetings. We used Jira for task-breaking and Confluence for collaboration. Teams were assigned based on skill sets, and everyone was proactive in demonstrating their relevant knowledge.

We were provided with regular reports, and several VOLANSYS experts even visited our office to resolve time-critical issues. Most bugs were fixed before products even went to market. After five years, we got to know each other’s expertise very well and worked together as a single team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their ability to learn and adopt new technologies and processes. They developed understandings of our project/use-case needs and collaborated to deliver quality service.

Are there any areas for improvement?

As partners, we continually worked to improve inter-team operations, but there weren’t any standout weaknesses.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer