Atom is a tech-giant based in Nairobi, Kenya and founded in 2021. We are an IoT firm that majors on smart
devices and state of the art innovative designs that conform to match our daily emerging challenges in Kenya
and Africa today. We look at tech related issues from an atomic level, and design all the way to a finished
product while still striving to maintain its simplicity and ease of use.
With our range of expertise, from professional engineers (Hardware and Software) to marketers and
robust management team with more than 10 years’ experience collectively in the field help innovate and
deliver cutting-edge services and products into the market thus creating a meaningful impact not only in
East Africa but the entire African continent at large.
The products we design and make have a huge
positive impact on the common mwanachi in Africa. Our products are designed and made in Africa to
address the pain points that African people face.
All our projects are made with the user at the center since to us, the customer is the boss and therefore,
we strive very hard to walk the device development process hand in hand with the client. Imagine a
simple but robust product that competes on a global scale, solves the problems faced by African people
and is very affordable to the target market.
Welcome to Atom!!
To design and develop high quality IoT devices that are Simple Affordable Modern and Easy to use
IoT stands for Internet of Things. These are smart devices that are embedded with software, sensors and other
relevant technology for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and or systems over the
internet. They are commonly referred to as “Things”
IoT devices are built on the concept of artificial intelligence.
Since the mainstay of the IoT technology is enhanced communication, paired with intuitive performance,
it incorporates sensor devices and unique data processing mechanisms.
So as the sensors collect data, the cloud facilitates the network connection between the devices,
the software processes and stores the data collected and finally the user interface programs the
device to respond to its environmental stimuli.
An IoT device typically comprises four major components.
• Sensors – Much of IoT involves environment adaptability and the major factor contributing to it are
the sensors in the IoT devices. Sensors are devices which enable the IoT devices to gather data from its surroundings.
Effectively, they may be perceived as instruments which sense the environment and perform multiple tasks.
Senors make the IoT devices capable of real world integration. It can be of varied types.
From a simple GPS in your phones to the live video feature on a social media platform.
• Connectivity- With the advent of cloud computing, devices can be launched on a cloud platform and in the due course,
devices can interact freely with each other at a cheaper and more transparent scale. For IoT devices, cloud computing facilitates
freedom from exclusive network providers. Instead, small network connection mediums like mobile satellite networks, WAN,
Bluetooth etc. are used.
• Data Processing – As as soon as the environmental stimuli are gathered by the sensors and transmuted to the cloud,
it is the job of the data processors to process the information collected and perform the required tasks. From adjusting the
temperatures of the AC to facial recognition on mobile phones or biometric devices, data processing software are largely
responsible for enhancing the automation in IoT devices.
• User Interface – The IoT introduced a new paradigm among the available devices for active interaction and engagement.
This has transformed the user interface widely. Instead of one-way communication mechanisms of traditional devices,
IoT enables cascading effects on end-user commands. This is precisely why IoT devices are all the more communicative and active.
• Going by the figures deduced by a Cisco report, IoT devices are not only omnipresent but also are major contributors
to the global capital. The report predicts that in the next decade, IoTs are likely to create value to the tune of 14.4 trillion USD
across different industries.
• If we look at IOT’s influence in our everyday lives, it doesn’t seem surprising at all. You name an aspect of life,
you’ll find IOT’s footprints, carbon footprints, albeit there. From watches that supplement time telling features with body
parameters count and monitor your fitness routines to refrigerators which automatically switch off when not in use,
IoTs have permeated every aspect of our everyday lives.
• Compare today’s trends of Alexa and Siri steered music listening patterns to the era of walkmans and CDROMs.
You’d know what a boon IOTs really have been. Even at the macrocosmic level, governments, transportation and education sectors
are implementing IOT technology to revolutionize their services. This has set the stage for the birth of smart cities.
IoT is known to positively impact the economic standards of different industries.
From facilitating better resource management to reducing response time and human interventions,
IoTs can vastly reduce labour costs and energy costs. This in turn can boost supply chains of major industries,
thus enabling product distribution at cheaper costs. This not only helps industries to earn greater profits but also is
a great way to improve the available production infrastructure. Overall, scalability is great in IoT and hence,
in the long run IoT applications prove to be cost saving as well.
At present, it would not be far-fetched to state that when it comes to IoT, the sky’s the limit for the type of data,
the IoT objects can process and store. Since the crux of IOT’s functionality is intercommunication between network devices,
pretty much any data that can be launched on the cloud can be communicated from one IoT device to the other.
The type of information that an IoT object can gather and respond to depends on its environment and its sensor settings.
For example, a thermometer can communicate the weather statistics intuitively but it will take a clinical sensor to be able
to provide information about health parameters like body temperature, pulse, pressure etc.