Bosch unveils Phantom Edge to manage energy consumption

Phantom EdgeRobert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) unveiled the new Phantom Edge – an AIoT platform to deliver real-time view of electrical energy consumption, operating usage, electrical parameters, and appliance-level information.

Phantom Edge has potential applications in a number of industries like healthcare, retail, commercial spaces, agriculture, mobility, industrial manufacturing, and more, the company said.

Phantom Edge uses non-intrusive sensors to collect power signatures and ML algorithms sitting on the edge, analyses these signatures to provide a real-time view of electrical energy consumption, operating usage, electrical parameters, and appliance-level information and thereby creates its digital twin.

The device also provides input on critical safety, machine maintenance and early warnings on malfunction.

Phantom Edge device is built with Arm Cortex, i.MX 8M Mini Dual lite, 1.6 GHz Speed processor, 2GB RAM to perform powerful AI & ML algorithms and 8GB internal memory to store the data during the connectivity loss. The device supports Wi – Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G for cloud connectivity and BLE, RS 232 serial and ethernet for communicating with peripheral sensors/assets.

The solution also comes with a cloud-based SaaS application with a capability to give real time alerts and notifications for customers to act upon the asset’s productivity and energy consumption.