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Phyzika is a design consulting firm specializing in embedded, connected devices. Our designs integrate sensor systems with RF communications; providing data flow from the monitoring point to the cloud where the data can be analyzed, notifications sent, and any other appropriate actions can be taken.
Phyzika has experience with sub-GHz RF, Wi-Fi, and Cellular radios. Our gateway designs incorporate multiple radios to translate a power efficient RF communication to Cellular or Wi-Fi for connectivity to other systems.
Phyzika works well with internal product teams as well as outside consultants to meet client process needs while developing a product. Phyzika also has industrial and mechanical engineering partners that can be utilized to complement the product development beyond electronics hardware and software.
We have a broad connectivity offering, including 915MHz, 868MHz, 433MHz to Wi-Fi or Cellular gateway. We can also offer Bluetooth since the Wi-Fi module we use offers any combination of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee. We have a back up battery in our gateway to send a notification when primary power is lost and that can last over 12 hours (depending on how much data is sent over the cell interface). The cellular option can work in both North America and the EU. We can offer a core end-to-end solution but will customize the data presentation layers to fit the application needs. The data collection, communications, cloud storage and processing can all be the same ‘under the hood’. This should allow companies who don't have experience with developing or IoT and/or companies that don't want or have the resources to take on the full end-to-end development. We are also flexible and will allow those who have their cloud software already in place to use the hardware. Many companies will only sell the end-to-end solution and not allow otherwise.
Our sensor platform can easily be modified to incorporate other sensors. This allows us to reuse the majority of the FCC for each new sensor. The radio portion can be reused, but the added sensor means all that is required is the RSE part of FCC (spurious emissions).