The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
The IoT helps people live and work smarter as well as gain complete control over their lives. In addition to offering smart devices to automate homes, IoT is essential to business. IoT provides businesses with a real-time look into how their companies’ systems work, delivering insights into everything from the performance of machines to supply chain and logistics operations.
IoT enables companies to automate processes and reduce labour costs. It also cuts down on waste and improves service delivery, making it less expensive to manufacture and deliver goods as well as offering transparency into customer transactions.
Speaking about IoT, Dr Mazlan is one of the iconic influencers of IoT in Malaysia. He is ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2017 & 2018, ranked Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on the Internet of Things (February 2019) by Thinkers360, ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytica Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders, ranked among 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017 and UTM Alumni Industry Personality 2016.
With more than 30 years of rich and diverse experiences in the academia, government R&D agency and telco industry, Dr Mazlan has flowed from the job world onto a journey of entrepreneurship. The experience that he gained from working for different sectors helped him gain considerable knowledge of the intricacies involved in various industry domains. Through IoT solutions that are being offered by FAVORIOT, he dreams of touching every aspect of life with technology, therefore, making lives of human beings modern yet straightforward.
In 2017, Dr Mazlan founded FAVORIOT to offer IoT solutions to enterprises of all sizes, SMEs and Startups. The company is ardent to provide highly innovative solutions that satisfy the need of its client and establish a long term relationship with them. FAVORIOT products are highly innovative and equipped with advanced technology in the Internet of Things.
FAVORIOT is known by its clients for its prompt response to client’s demands both in terms of product offering and its business model. The company has built a secure IoT ecosystem for seamless customer experience across the entire value chain. The company’s expertise lies in IoT platform or middleware that allows sensors with different connectivity protocols to be connected on a single platform. It also allows IoT software developers to create their solutions using the APIs provided.
IoT is complex, and there are numerous services attached to a single product. Therefore, it is not feasible for a company to equip the entire range of IoT services. Looking into the complexity that comes with IoT, FAVORIOT has kept its product line simple yet innovative to exceed customer’s expectations. FAVORIOT encourages the growth of an IoT ecosystem and helps others to develop their IoT products quickly without investing or developing their own IoT platform.
Being an early IoT player in Malaysia gives FAVORIOT the presence, brand, and trust in providing advice and become a partner in delivering IoT solutions. FAVORIOT offered IoT solutions to more than 20 Universities and companies as their teaching and R&D, and within a short span of two years, there are now more than 1200 IoT developers from over 86 countries using the platform.
RAQIB is a successful product launched by FAVORIOT, a system that helps family members to monitor the elderly parents who are alone at home. The initial purpose of RAQIB is to solve the problems that floated as a result of the upcoming worldwide ageing population.
With RAQIB, the smart wearable equipment will send the wearer’s health vital signs and location to a mobile application. Geo-fencing is activated to ensure alerts are notified to their children, especially for the dementia persons.
Later, the company expanded the RAQIB service to Hajj Authorities and Travel Agencies to monitor their Hajj pilgrims during their pilgrimage. This service is to provide peace of mind to the related authorities and the family members in case there are missing pilgrims. Family members of pilgrims who wear RAQIB’s equipment can receive real-time location to monitor the pilgrims’ whereabouts.
Through RAQIB, the company also extended its services to Travel Tour Agents to monitor their travellers; and to hospitals to monitor their remote patients and employees to ensure their staff safety.
Dr Mazlan believed the urban planners would love to have real-time data from major cities to help them accurately plan the city roads in the future. Thus, he introduced FAVOURSENSE, a crowdsourcing solution using mobile app that collected information about the city’s issues.
“The public will have a better picture of where to live and work. Housing estates will know how to price their property. Businesses will know where to build their offices strategically. In fact, I always think it’s such a waste if Google limits the Waze data for advertising only,” shared by Dr Mazlan.
FAVORSENSE allows citizens or organizations to make incident reports easily through a mobile application. Then, the report can be quickly and effectively handled by the relevant authorities later. With FAVORSENSE, authorities will be seen as more proactive, collaborative, engaged and transparent in managing the cities. All incidents or reports will be geo-tagged and finding the location will be accessible by the field-force or contractors. All these data are aggregated on FAVORSENSE and decision making can be made based on the insights.
From academics to SMEs, Travel Agencies and public, FAVORIOT has served almost all industry verticals. The company is optimistic about a successful future and is actively seeking investors and partners for further market expansion beyond Malaysian shores to become a global player.
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