JOHOR BAHRU, 23 November 2017 – An FKE student team has won the grand prize for the degree category at the IOT Hack UTM 2017. The winning team, named ‘RD360’ won the judges over with their product called “MESO”, which functions as a machinery diagnosis and predictive maintenance system. 


The team comprised 5 FKE students, namely, Jason Lim Ji Chen, Teh Zhi Huei, Chin Linn Kern, Chin Hung Wei and Tay Yee Yang, with Dr Yeong Che Fai acting as the team’s advisor.
IOT Hack UTM 2017 is a competition organised by UTM Centre For Student Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship (UTMXCITE) and is to fuel the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among UTM students.

The competition took place beginning in early October 2017 where each team was given a one-and-a-half-month period to produce products or services that deployed the ‘Internet of Things’ elements (IoT). Additionally, they also need to emphasize the aspects of product availability or services developed for the market. Each team has been evaluated in terms of products or services, the technology used and the readiness of the product in the market.

A total of 13 teams have competed in the semi-finals where only 6 teams have been selected to the final. All teams participating in the program consist of Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM), Faculty of Computer (FC), Faculty of Bioscience and Medicine (FBME) and Faculty of Architecture (FAB). The teams are RD 360, Ad Libitum, Tensor Flow, Xenon, Chloring and SecurSightLine. However, based on Augmented Reality Predictive Maintenance System, MESO successfully to bring RD 360 team to achieved as the champion of the IOT Competition 2017.

With the high degree of the data analysis on cloud based on the real-time industry machinery data, MESO can helps the industry practitioner in diagnosis and predictive faults maintenance. And, the Remote Augmented Reality Maintenance System function significantly ease the technicians and vendor in troubleshooting machinery problem and increase the efficiency. Thus, in the Revolution of Industry 4.0, MESO will definitely play an outstanding role in the future industry.