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Rail Transportation

Delivering Real, Tangible Value to Bombardier Transportation for Over Fifteen Years Seshadri Srinivasan, AVP – Rail Transportation

In 2003, when Cyient started its engagement with Bombardier Transportation, little did I know that 15 years later I would still be deeply involved with the Bombardier Transportation center of excellence at Cyient, working closely with one of the world’s leading rail company. It has been an incredible journey—what started out as a six-member team, today, constitutes a 1,200-person strong center of excellence at Hyderabad delivering innovative, customer-centric solutions to Bombardier. When I think back on all the work we have delivered over the years, some key projects stand out—for their complexity, the challenge they posed, and the value they…

By Roger Simpson | August 16th, 2018

Corporate

Nothing Is Impossible When You Are Designing Tomorrow Together

“Sitting on the ice, overlooking the ocean, there was a sense of achievement of having made it to the Far South, the 7th continent, the last wilderness on Earth—Antarctica!” – Prathyusha Parakala Prathyusha Parakala, a software professional turned radio jockey, had a lifelong dream of going on an Antarctica expedition. While pursuing a two-year fellowship with the NGO “Teach for India,” she found herself attending a talk by polar explorer Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. Inspired by Robert and his 2041 Foundation’s mission to raise awareness about climate change…

By Roger Simpson | August 16th, 2018

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

Deploying Flexible Operations Models in Changing Industrial Environments

In a world where technology is constantly evolving, manufacturers and service providers must adopt an agile approach to respond to internal and external changes in their industry. They must also have the ability to initiate transformation without reducing value delivered to customers. Flexible operations provide the ability to meet customer demands while also regulating costs. For sectors that rely heavily on technology, such as industrial and heavy equipment, infrastructure, telecom, aerospace, rail, and semiconductor, the ability to operate efficiently and remain competitive is even more critical.   The Difficult Road to Achieving Operational Flexibility Businesses seek flexible operation models to…

By Bhaskar Ramakrishnan | June 28th, 2018

Communications

Gearing Up for the Challenge: Deploying Superior and Cost-Effective Technology for Faster Broadband Service across EU

Telecom service providers in Europe are under increasing pressure from regulatory bodies to employ advanced technologies for providing ultrafast Internet speed to their customers. Full-fiber broadband is considered to be a much faster and approximately five times more reliable alternative to the currently used wired broadband solutions. Records, however, show that in the UK, only 3% of homes and offices use fiber-based broadband networks as against 97% in Japan¹. The challenge of slow networks is more acute in rural and underdeveloped areas. Despite paying the same tariffs as their urban counterparts, customers in these regions do not necessarily enjoy broadband…

By Roger Simpson | May 31st, 2018

Navigation

AI and Machine Learning Will Pave the Way for Building Maps for Driverless Cars

From the pages of sci-fi novels and movie scripts, self-driving or autonomous cars are finally a reality and are taking space on the roads. This has been possible by leveraging advanced technologies such as GPS sensing knowledge, sensors and other equipment used to manage driving. However, to be truly effective, autonomous cars need detailed maps of roads that clearly display obstacles and other hazards. Such maps are highly-critical because even the most sophisticated sensors are not enough to help a car navigate through changing environments safely enough while letting the occupants relax or doze off. Digital maps help by providing…

By Rovin Sharma | May 15th, 2018

Navigation

Enabling Smart Parking for Improved User Experience

Given the increasing shortage of parking spaces in urban areas, many of us often end up driving around looking for safe parking spots on more than one occasion. Over the past two decades, while cars have been getting technically rich with infotainment systems, sensors, and park-assist features, parking lots have largely lagged behind in terms of innovation and technological updates. However, things are set to change now. A report by Frost and Sullivan suggests that an investment of approximately $200 to $250 million is expected in this industry through 2019 and by 2020 there will be a million smart parking…

By Rovin Sharma | May 15th, 2018

Rail Transportation

Eight Reasons Why Standardization of Technical Documents in Railways is a Must

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. – Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut Safety has been one of the biggest concerns in the railways-a no-brainer given that more than 500 major and minor rail accidents have occurred across the world in the past ten years alone. Despite constructive and comprehensive measures to reduce mishaps, news of deadly rail accidents continues to be splashed across front pages of global newspapers. The question that rail operators and OEMs must ask is: what can be done to move toward a future of zero accidents? One of…

By Chinmay Das | May 4th, 2018

Rail Transportation

An Approach to Standardizing Technical Documents in Railways

With the growth of advanced technology in high-speed trains, automated signaling systems, and a heightened focus on safety and cost optimization, the need for standardization in the railway sector has become more critical than ever. In my previous blog on this topic, I had touched upon the key benefits of technical documentation, the impact that a lack of structured and well-defined process could have on the rail industry, and the steps that could be taken to standardize the technical documentation. Based on my experience of over 30 years in the aerospace and rail industry, I can safely say that there…

By Chinmay Das | May 4th, 2018

Rail Transportation

Why Technical Documentation is Critical to All the Stakeholders in Rail Projects

In rolling stock projects, often there is a lack of consensus among major stakeholders about the structure, format, and content of technical documents related to train operations, maintenance, spare parts and training manuals. Even in quintessential metro or high-speed rail projects from the best-in-class railways and transport agencies, lack of clarity in requirements for technical documents is commonly seen, despite its vital importance. In some cases, requirements are specified but are vague and open to interpretation for people involved in the value chain, namely train builder, subsystem suppliers, and ultimately the technical authors and illustrators responsible for the creation of…

By Ravi Murty | May 4th, 2018

Rail Transportation

How is IoT Redefining Safety in the Rail Industry?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most talked about IT trends, and many have compared its impact to the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century. While this may sound like an exaggerated analogy, there is no denying that IoT has the potential to reinvent verticals such as manufacturing, retail, and transportation to name a few. The rail industry has been one of the early adopters of this emerging technology. Attributes of IoT are incorporated into modern trains that have multiple control units to manage technology systems while communicating with each other. The focus, however, has primarily…

By Murali Ayyagari | March 8th, 2018

Rail Transportation

Five Smart Ways How IoT is Transforming the Railways

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gets more pervasive, industrial engineers are looking at new possibilities on how the technology can be leveraged for greater business impact. The rail industry is in a position where it can exploit the potential of industrial IoT and evolve without substantially increasing its investments in infrastructure. We look at five ways in which IoT can and has started redefining the railways bringing in increased efficiency and enhanced passenger experience: 1. Greater Reliability and Safety A train that suddenly breaks down on the track can ruin the day of its passengers, lead to delays across…

By Murali Ayyagari | February 9th, 2018

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

Achieving Cost Optimization with Multidisciplinary Engineering Collaboration

In business, cost structures require constant attention. Even companies with a good history of profit margins continually target areas where they can further streamline costs. The increasingly competitive marketplace, shrinking product development cycles, ongoing leaps in technology, changing taxation policies, and environmental sensitivities compel organizations to continually drive down their internal costs. However, the sheer scale and complexity of their industrial processes make cost reduction with quality retention difficult to attain. Most companies introduce cost-savings plans in the early stages of their product development cycle but implementing cost-saving measures to achieve financial targets along the way can be a struggle.…

By Bhaskar Ramakrishnan | February 6th, 2018

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Influence of Personal Health on Medical Device Manufacturing and Engineering Solutions

Healthcare is moving away from hospital environs to patients’ personal rooms. From a physician-centric treatment to patient-preferred healthcare, technology is creating a positive impact on the ability to manage lifestyle diseases and personal health. How is personal health changing the medical landscape? Personal Health Wearables are slowly but surely transforming medical care. Wearable medical devices sales are expected to top $55 billion USD in revenue in 2022, increasing from $10.5 billion USD in 2017, as per

By Brian Wyatt | January 5th, 2018

Innovation

Let Ideas Take Flight. Be A Part of Hackadrone 2018-India’s First Hackathon for Drones

It's not every day that you get an opportunity to do something that can potentially disrupt and redefine the industry. Working with drones offers one such possibility. The world over, regulators are addressing questions and issues around the use of drones in business and industry. With significant growth in the use of drones across India, the country is following suit. In a significant step, the Indian Government on November 2, 2017, released draft guidelines that outline the first legal framework for the usage of drones and UAVs in the country. These guidelines are likely to provide a huge fillip to…

By Dinakar Devireddy | December 19th, 2017

Communications

Smart Cities Are Here! Where Are the Networks?

The meteoric growth of digitalization has readied us for smart cities, and telecom service providers have played a significant role in supporting these concepts. But are traditional service providers really ready and equipped to take up smart projects? Significance of Smart Cities If we look at the stats, the urban population is heading towards 70% globally by 2050. Smart cities can play a significant role in improving the quality of urban life by providing better access to basic amenities including water, power, transport, health, and communications. What makes a city smarter? It is network connectivity—faster, easier, and available 24/7. The…

By Yusuf Bhanpurawala | December 1st, 2017

Innovation

Becoming Better by Design: Building an Ecosystem for Innovation

Innovation is an outcome of ingenuity and passion. Just as the iPod and iTunes disrupted the music industry back in 2001, true entrepreneurs are on the lookout for next idea that can break barriers and reconfigure industries. However, the idea of innovation does not always need to create the next Google or Apple—it can also be that subtle achievement that makes a big impact and helps users pay bills faster, or ensure seamless asset maintenance for streamlined operations, or even optimize the amount of fertilizers used in an agricultural plot. An example was set in the UK by Hampshire County’s…

By Konark Bhasin | November 18th, 2017

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

How Predictive Maintenance Solutions are Boosting Asset Efficiency

Equipment manufacturers, EPCs and power and process plant owners/operators commonly face the challenge of keeping their fleet, machinery, and other assets in effective working condition while also reducing the costs of maintenance and time-based repairs. Considering the aggressive time-to-market for these products and services, it’s becoming important to identify the cause of their possible faults or failures before they occur. Emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, big data analytics, and cloud are enabling more vehicles, industrial equipment, and assembly robots to convey their current status to a centralized server making detection of faults easier, more practical, and more direct.…

By Dr. Sean Otto | November 7th, 2017

Disasters Operations Management

Avoiding Disaster: The Need for an Integrated DOME Model

The idea of disaster management may not necessarily have been in the books of electrical utility companies, but recovery from sudden power outages is critical for the consumers of their services. Regulatory bodies in some countries are enforcing stringent rules to expedite restoration of power disrupted by storms, cyclones, and hurricanes. Compensation to be paid by the suppliers against delayed repair works can run into millions of dollars. What causes these utility companies to be unprepared for interruptions to their services? The reasons have been attributed to the legacy IT systems that are poorly integrated and contain limited information for…

By Tarun Bhandari | October 27th, 2017

Community

Racing Towards Higher Goals!

At Cyient, we are passionate about building trusted, long-term relationship with our clients, and delivering business excellence for designing tomorrow together. One of the major strengths that we draw upon is people’s passion for making a difference. Given our focus on passion and excellence, we saw a unique opportunity in partnering with Focus Rapiro Racing—a Germany-based, semi-professional mountain biking team that participates in various races across Europe. FRR's values of teamwork, goal setting, and high performance strongly resonate with our emphasis on building sustainable and long-term relationships with our clients. Our project teams often go beyond providing engineering solutions for…

By Brian Wyatt | September 7th, 2017

Corporate

The Year That Was: Enabling Success and Innovation

It’s with great pride that we present our 26th annual report, which showcases the execution of our strategy in being a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain partner to clients across the globe. Armed with this strategy, we have helped clients succeed across their value chain in a complex, digital, and disruptive world. FY2017 was an exceptional year for Cyient. We saw a double-digit growth in our top and bottom lines. Our revenue grew by 16.3% YoY, and the operating profit and the net profit grew by 15.7% and 10.7%, respectively. We have been surpassing the industry average for several years.…

By Meghna Lal | August 15th, 2017

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Using Mixed Reality to Create a Metamorphic Effect on Learning and More

Cyient Collaborates with Microsoft to Create Mixed Reality Ophthalmic Education for LV Prasad Eye Institute Mixed reality not only augments the learning experience by merging real and virtual worlds to give a visual framework but it is also a great way to learn about a given topic in greater detail. When applied to medical education, mixed reality has the potential to provide students a deeper insight into human anatomy and view it from inside out. To buck the trend of using only traditional tools for learning, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) partnered with Cyient to create a transformational learning experience…

By Dinakar Devireddy | July 28th, 2017

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

“Time to Change” – How Digitalization is Changing Your Sector

The 2017 Engineering Summit brought together over 300 senior participants from the European plant-engineering sector, under the theme, “Time to Change”. CXOs from market leaders Bilfinger, Linde, ThyssenKrupp, M+W Group, SMS Group, Primetals, and others have set the bar high for the sector and demonstrated the importance of utilizing efficient processes and new technology to master challenges arising from market changes, digitalization, and cost. Key lessons learned from the event are below: New business models are necessary Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger, showed that the continuous technological innovation pushes the potential of IoT for EPCs. IHS forecasts are in favor…

By Mihail Ivanov | July 27th, 2017

Communications

Unlock the Real Value of Data to Generate Actionable Insights

The meteoric growth of big data and advanced analytics is forcing organizations across industries to relook at their business strategy and processes. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) widely acknowledge that proliferation of data has a significant impact on the way business is done. Based on our interactions with CSPs, we can safely say that a majority of them intent to leverage big data and draw meaningful, actionable insights, to understand customer needs better. The key question is: when can we expect this 'intent' to become a reality? A massive amount of data is being generated every second and is expected to…

By Amitabh Sharma | July 19th, 2017

Communications

Are You Taking the Right Approach to Transition to SD-WAN?

Consider this scenario-you are a new-age Communications Service Provider (CSP) trying to stay relevant in today's fast-paced market. You recognize that to deliver innovative digital services to new-age subscribers who are used to instant gratification, you will need to ensure that your IT team is agile and responsive to evolving demands. You also realize that your legacy approach to networking is not designed to meet the insatiable demand for bandwidth intensive applications, and support high-demand cloud-based application and services. So you plan to transition from wide area network (WAN) to software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to manage and orchestrate network…

By Yusuf Bhanpurawala | May 26th, 2017

Utilities

When ‘Frenemies’ Turn Associates

The technology landscape is rapidly evolving, and client expectations are keeping in pace. A company that constantly strives to live up to those expectations has innovation as its bedrock, industry best practices as its brick and mortar, and is persistent on improvements to make sure it leads the change. To meet its ambitious 2020 goals and lead the change, Cyient has redefined its business, identified growth engines, and based its aspirations around an S3 strategy of offering a strong and evolving mix of ‘services, systems, and solutions’ to clients across industries. In line with this corporate blueprint, Cyient has evolved…

By Bhanu Rekha | April 27th, 2017

Communications

Creating synergy between industries and universities

For most university graduates there is one thing on their mind, and that is how and where they can get their first chance of real world work experience in the field of their recently attained expertise. A corresponding challenge for numerous industries and organisations in Australia is obtaining the best and most recent skilled graduates to work for their organisations. This challenge and opportunity provided an opportunity and synergy between Cyient Australia and Western Sydney University. Cyient is a global company and an acknowledged leader of engineering, manufacturing, data analytics, networks and operations solutions, whose New South Wales office is…

By Anthony Laria | March 31st, 2017

Communications

Bluetooth -A Smart Communication Protocol for the Internet of Things

Picture this. You are sitting in your garden, but you are able to draw out the blinds in your house or open the door for a visitor with the help of your smartphone. Or in an industrial scenario, you are able to connect thousands of IoT devices without large deployment hubs. These are just some examples of what IoT can do for individuals and businesses. However, to realize IoT’s potential, standardized communication protocols are needed. Recent developments in Bluetooth are set to position the technology as ‘the communication protocol of choice’ for IoT. According to Bluetooth Specialist Interest Group, by…

By Narendra Sivalenka | March 24th, 2017

Communications

Adopt a Unified Approach to Enhance Your Cable Network Performance- Optimize Network Infrastructure and Reduce Costs

By Kiran Solipuram | February 23rd, 2017

Communications

The State of the American Communications Industry

By Chuck Roming | February 17th, 2017

Communications

Why a Plan-Build-Operate Model Is Crucial to Reaching Your Infrastructure Goals

By Piyush Tandon | February 16th, 2017

Communications

Swisscom: Preparing for the New Europe

By Nathan Sawicki | February 16th, 2017

Utilities

GIS Technology, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Contractors and Operational Efficiency

By Sai Boppudi | February 6th, 2017

Communications

Supporting the next generation seeking an ‘energy breakthrough’

By Nathan Sawicki | December 21st, 2016

Communications

Smart cities can help enhance lifestyles; but are we ready with the infrastructure?

By Ramakanth Gangisetti | December 7th, 2016

Communications

How can CSPs transform the Mobile Backhaul Networks to include business efficiency?

By Faisal Usmani | December 5th, 2016

Communications

The young and interconnected market of Africa: Challenges, threats, and opportunities

By Nathan Sawicki | November 30th, 2016

Communications

Transformers: How telecoms are moving into service assurance

By Mitch Miller | November 30th, 2016

Communications

When everything is media: The mega-revenue drivers for telecom companies in the smart era

By Piyush Tandon | November 30th, 2016

Communications

Three steps for preparing a successful IoT strategy

By Piyush Tandon | November 30th, 2016

Aerospace

Designing and Developing UAV applications

By Dinakar Devireddy | November 2nd, 2016

Aerospace

The Changing Face of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Dinakar Devireddy | October 18th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Designing Medical Devices for Emerging Markets

By Brian Wyatt | October 3rd, 2016

Community

Functional Coaches– a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 2)

By Anand Parameswaran | September 19th, 2016

Community

Functional Coaches - a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 1)

By Anand Parameswaran | September 1st, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Finding New Product Value in Medical Devices Through Functional Analysis

By Kuldeep Tyagi | August 24th, 2016

Community

Climate Change - What the Engineering Community Can Do

By Rajendra Velagapudi | May 28th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

How Frugal Innovation is Revolutionizing Medical Technology

By Rajendra Velagapudi | April 24th, 2016

Utilities

New opportunities driven by the move from ‘Gold Plated’ to ‘Make Do with Less’

By Steven T Fisher | April 14th, 2016

Communications

Net-Neutrality: Can we find a Balance to save it?

By Amitabh Sharma | April 13th, 2016

Communications

“Smart Cities” - Noise or Reality?

By Piyush Tandon | April 9th, 2016

Aerospace

Man, Machine, Nature or Aliens? A Closer Look into Flight Disasters

By Rajendra Velagapudi | March 25th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

A Beautiful Life: How 3D Printing Got More than a Dog Running

By Kuldeep Tyagi | March 12th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

4 Reasons Why 3D Printing is the Future in HealthCare Systems

By Ankur Agarwal | February 18th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

3D Printing a New Knee. Now possible!

By Kuldeep Tyagi | January 11th, 2016