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 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 an 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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Ahmedabad, India
headquarters
  • Block A-7th Floor, Safal Profitaire, Corporate Road, Prahaladnagar,
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380 015
    India
other locations

Portfolio

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

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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.

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.

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