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Bosch launches Phantom supporting SME ecosystem

At the Bengaluru Tech Summit, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions has unveiled Phantom – an intelligent ecosystem platform for SMEs to embark on their I4.0 journey. Phantom supports SMEs to prepare digital transformation roadmaps for their manufacturing plants, machine intelligence and energy analytics.


“Bosch Phantom stands behind the Indian SME sector to significantly improve their machine efficiency which is the cornerstone to secure India’s digital future,” said Swaminathan K, Vice-President – Sales and Marketing, RBEI.


A non-invasive, retrofit solution that can be set up in a few minutes, it is installed in a machine, gathers unique machine usage and production patterns for extensive analytics, and provides valuable insights on usage, benchmarks, trends, losses and best practices. It also provides input on critical safety, machine maintenance and early warnings on malfunctions.


Vijay Ratnaparkhe, President & Managing Director, RBEI, said, “Phantom will help SMEs jumpstart their digital transformation journey. RBEI’s vision is to provide smart solutions for the globe and Phantom is a step in that direction.”


The Phantom platform is a powerful ecosystem on the cloud and on-premise that delivers manufacturing efficiency, real-time alerts and notifications for timely actionable insights. A user configurable portal and dashboard provides transparency and visibility of factory operations, worker’s productivity and machine effectiveness. It automates data capture and provides timely, bias-free, accurate data that form the basis for managers to set targets, track performance, analyze, and improve on a continuous basis.


Working with a view of an ideal benchmark across similar industries is much needed and now provided by Phantom. Analytics form the core of this solution and it is Phantom’s purpose to bring advanced technology and insightful analytics to SMEs. “We have built a product that has been truly invented for life,” said Uday Prabhu, Head of Connected Products and Digital Labs, RBEI.


“The true benefits of Industry 4.0/Connected Industry will be realized when there is a seamless integration of the entire value stream that includes partners (such as suppliers, logistics providers). Phantom is a platform that provides for this inclusivity in realizing Industry 4.0. SMEs do not have to be left out due to constraints of cost of ownership of technology or talent. They can get on the Phantom platform and pace their journey of Industry 4.0 and strive for global competitiveness in cost and quality,” said Dattatri Salagame, Vice-President of Domain Digital, RBEI.


Bosch Phantom is designed to be leveraged for multiple industries to jumpstart a digital (#JSD) journey through customized advisory sessions, consulting workshops and a content- rich knowledge portal for asset-intensive industries such as retail stores, airports, oil & gas terminals, textile, construction, buildings and many more industries. SMEs form the core of our focus.

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