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Bengaluru, NFAPost: A noteworthy startup Power 8 based upon IoT and AI platform and primarily focused towards optimising utility bills for commercial buildings and industrial complexes, presented a use case study of its product targeted towards keeping people safe from the CoronaVirus.

Founder Abhinav Saksena, introduced Viro-Safe and Viro8 products that are developed by the company to counter the ongoing pandemic, during the presentation.

Hartron (a Haryana Govt. undertaking) supports the startup through its state of art facility i.e. the Hartron Multi Skill Development Centre (HMSDC). This Haryana Govt. initiative is aligned to the Startup India Campaign of the Govt. of India and is committed to provide right tools, right techniques & right methodologies to aid & assist start-ups in their growth.

“Tackling the global pandemic which has affected lives all over the globe requires contribution from everyone in the society. We at Hartron are all for supporting & grooming start-ups who can offer a rapid response to counter the pandemic through innovative technological solutions. The world is going through challenging times, and solutions such as Power8’s Viro-Safe & Viro8 can make a difference by offering necessary tools albeit solutions to face the situation,” says Dhammapal Chawhan, MD, Hartron.

Speaking about the development, Abhinav Saksena said that his team has used UVGI technology, which can kill SARS Covid-19.

“We have Viro-Safe, which sterilises grocery items, food items, or any object in order to stop the transmission through surfaces which can be homes, FMCG, or offices. Along with it, we have built Viro8, which sanitises centrally air-conditioned buildings with AHU, HVAC’s like offices and hospitals, in order to stop the transmission through the air,” said Abhinav Saksena.

Their innovative products contain UV-C lights and control panels which is a solution for improving indoor air quality and is also beneficial for power saving. The air quality gets improved by 70%-80% and along with it the amount of energy consumption gets reduced by approx 10%-15% for the entire building.

Further Sudhanshu Mittal, Head CoE Gurugram & Director Technical Solutions, NASSCOM, added that Government of Haryana is a pioneer in the country when it comes to promotion of innovation.

“At NASSCOM CoE-IOT & AI we are committed to supporting and promoting startups developing innovative solutions. It is a matter of pride for us when our startups develop and deploy solutions that are able to make an impact. We look forward to continued success from Power8 and other such players,” said  Sudhanshu Mittal.

These developments by Power 8 have been approved by ASHRAE, ISHRAE, REHVA and recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many countries such as China, Singapore, and South Korea have started adopting these technologies resulting in successful limitation of the spread of SARS coronavirus

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