New York, London, Munich, Zug – DataArt, a global software engineering firm, announced today that it has partnered with Guardhat, a pioneering connected technology company to further advance their innovative platform that enables the Industrial Internet of People (IIoP) for frontline worker connectivity and safety.
The Guardhat platform is designed to capture, manage and analyze data from a growing ecosystem of wearable devices to prevent injuries and improve working conditions in remote or hazardous environments. As customer demand increased rapidly in 2021, the platform needed to increase scalability. According to Guardhat data, a person working regular 8-hour shifts over the course of a year, will use 1.16 CPU of compute, store .3TB of data and send nearly .5TB of data over the network. To ensure their platform could handle these large and growing data needs, Guardhat needed to update their platform with the help of DataArt to serve customers with larger connected workforces.
DataArt analyzed the platform’s backend and frontend to understand the issues and how best to approach the challenge. The firm developed a roadmap for new architecture, mitigating risks and introducing new features to make the platform faster and more scalable.
“As a growth stage startup, we are scaling at a rapid clip,” said Praveer Kumar, president of product, technology & operations at Guardhat. “Our platform ingests, analyzes and acts on a tremendous amount of data, that grows with every connected worker we touch. We needed support to ensure our platform could manage scalability at the rate demand requires, now and in the future. Our platform is mission critical for our customers, DataArt was able to quickly help us investigate options and deploy an elegant solution to meeting our growth requirements.”
Guardhat’s platform enables data collection and data-driven insights and can be integrated with other platforms and data streams. With DataArt’s support, the company was able to double the number of users supported by a single instance, increase message throughput by a factor of three, and improve UX response times for critical audio/visual communications, allowing the company to meet demand, grow its client base and increase revenue.
“It’s an honor to work together with Guardhat on such an important mission. Enabling the frontline workforce and ensuring their safety is a social responsibility, so I’m delighted to see more and more companies support this trend,” said Max Ivannikov, Head of IoT, Industry 4.0 Expert at DataArt.
“Safety solutions require the highest possible reliability, and I’m glad our industrial IoT expertise has allowed Guardhat to achieve the objectives that will help grow the company’s business.”
The DataArt team has worked on this project for the past year, providing IT development and support, and the Guardhat platform has become faster, more reliable, and scalable.
DataArt is a global software engineering firm that takes a uniquely human approach to solving problems. With over 25 years of experience, teams of highly-trained engineers around the world, and deep industry sector knowledge, we deliver high-value, high-quality solutions that our clients depend on, and lifetime partnerships they believe in.
Headquartered in New York City, DataArt now employs over 6,000 professionals in 20+ locations throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and Latin America, with clients including major global brands like Unilever, Priceline, Ocado, Flutter Entertainment, among others.
Guardhat is pioneering connected technology to improve safety and collaboration with and among frontline industrial workers. The company offers a proprietary connected worker platform – unrivaled in its ability to ingest, manage, and analyze unstructured data; easy to deploy monitoring and reporting software; innovative, wearable technology; and a growing ecosystem of partner integrations. With Guardhat, companies can monitor worker location, health, and work environment to speed reaction time and help proactively solve safety challenges. Guardhat is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and operates globally. The company holds 13 patents in real-time location systems, wearable solution design, and connected worker software.