Nanyang Polytechnic and Unified Inbox partner for IoT-Enabled Mission Critical Services
Published on 11 Nov 2016

Singapore, 11 November 2016 – Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. (Unified Inbox) today announced their collaboration, including the successful integration and testing of NYP’s “CUBE” Internet of Things (IoT)-secured messaging gateway for healthcare. Secured, resilient, and intelligent connectivity, including multi-platform communications and real-time interaction, are a prerequisite — particularly for mission-critical services — for Singapore’s smart nation initiative.

Sending real-time messages on elderly care to mobile devices

“CUBE comprises two novel algorithms which are patented by NYP and successfully demonstrates the ability to send real-time messages on elderly care and patients’ health to authorized mobile devices using CUBE and Unified Inbox’s UnificationEngine™ intelligent IoT messaging platform,” said Mr. Kan Siew Leong, Manager of NYP’s School of Engineering, who is the Principal Investigator of the project.

Unified Inbox Chief Executive Officer Toby Ruckert echoed Mr.Kan’s remarks on the critical importance of IoT security and said, “CUBE permits only authorized sensors, IoT devices, and oximeters to access a secured ad-hoc network. This network can be within an elderly care facility, a community hospital, or a smart home environment. It transmits health information messages using NYP’s on-site secure IoT messaging gateway to the UnificationEngine in the cloud. The health messages can then only be received by the authorized mobile devices used by the patients’ doctors, nurses, caregivers, families, and next-of-kin.”

CUBE can be easily be adapted beyond healthcare

CUBE goes beyond healthcare and can be easily adapted and developed for use in mission critical environments, including: hospitals, financial services, public transportation, and the government. When there’s a breakdown in transportation – whether on the train, bus or even in a lift, an internal as well as public broadcast message can be immediately posted on a Facebook or Twitter account, and the necessary authorities and service personnel can be instantly messaged in a WhatsApp, Telegram, or other group.

Concluded Ruckert, “Industry collaboration with NYP demonstrates the ability of its staff and students to deliver innovative and pragmatic solutions suited to the needs of the global market. This project on secure IoT gateway for controlled access and personalized security — based on the specific user’s needs across different types of IoT “things” and mobile devices — is a good start, and we are excited to continue our collaboration with NYP to explore further applications of our UnificationEngine intelligent IoT messaging.”