Sanjit Biswas on industrial sensors
The O’Reilly Hardware Podcast: The business of building, marketing, and deploying sensors in tough environments
In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with Sanjit Biswas, founder and CEO of the industrial sensor company Samsara, about the industrial sensor market, sensor design, and bringing ancient industrial control systems into the modern world.
- The challenges of making modern systems work with ancient industrial control systems already in the field
- The process of designing temperature sensors for heavy-duty deployments, including environmental constraints, firmware, testing, and necessary certifications
- Price sensitivity in the industrial sensor market; Samsara is one of several interesting startups that make it practical for mid-size businesses that haven’t been previously automated to add sensors