Indian Army Embraces IoT with New ‘Mother of Generators’ Technology

By Sunil Sonkar
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Indian Army Embraces IoT with New ‘Mother of Generators’ Technology

The Indian Army has always faced challenges. One of the challenges is maintaining power supplies in challenging terrains like mountains and deserts. Hence, a reliable power generator is vital. Managing scattered units is complex and requires labor-intensive task.

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Major Rajprasad of the Army Design Bureau (ADB) has developed ‘Vidyut Rakshak.’ It is an innovative technology with promises to revolutionize how the Indian Army controls power generators. It is equipped with remote management. It streamlines operations and also frees up soldiers to focus on their primary duty.

The technology was officially launched on Monday by Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, Vice Chief of Army Staff. The event showcased integration of Vidyut Rakshak with generators at the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps. It highlighted the ability to remotely manage power supplies.

Vidyut Rakshak uses the Internet of Things (IoT) and it involves devices equipped with sensors, software and other technologies that can be connected with each other and simultaneously exchange data over the Internet. The technology enables remote monitoring. It can easily predict faults, prevent issues and automating operations.

An official statement reveals that the technology works with all existing Army generators. It means the system is universally compatible. Army can deploy Vidyut Rakshak across its entire fleet of generators.

Vidyut Rakshak launching marks the first product rollout under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed during Aero India 2023 between the Indian Army and the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi. The agreement basically aims to bring innovative military technologies from concept to production. Vidyut Rakshak is their first successful example.

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