KritiKal Augments Into Dedicated Strategic Business Units

Monday, 02 December 2013

In order to ensure better functioning, management and growth of the company, KritiKal has segregated into dedicated Strategic Business Units. KritiKal's multi-dimensional capabilities include five major Business Units namely Custom Design House, Advanced Automotive Solutions, Defence & Space and Trazer & KLiPR.
Custom Design House is primarily created to focus on new technologies, customized solutions and R&D initiatives catering to varied domains including Network & Telecom, Healthcare, Energy and more.
Advanced Automotive Solutions is primarily focusing on cutting edge applications like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Infotainment, Navigation and Electric Vehicles. We leverage our expertise on Embedded-Vision technologies to provide high tech solutions to OEMs and TIER 1 automotive industries.
Defence & Space BU caters primarily to the defense industry. It offers unique solutions like Aerial Mosaicing, Horizon Detection for UAVs, Video Stabilization, Target Tracking, Change Detection, Satellite image processing, object detection in satellite images, secure communication through cryptography along with solutions in the area of aeronautical grade embedded systems & electronics.
TRAZER® (TRaffic AnalyZer and EnumeratoR) is a technology that helps in collecting useful traffic data catering to heterogeneous as well as homogeneous traffic conditions of the developing world. TRAZER® provides accurate and audit-able traffic data perfect for all traffic conditions. 
KLiPR - (KritiKal's License Plate Reader) is a state-of-the-art Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system that captures and recognizes a moving vehicle's number plate and also transmits the real-time stamp of its entry/exit to the database which adds a new vital dimension to decision-making for Access control, Security and Traffic management personnel. 

Image Exploitation and Interactive Map

Tuesday, 04 June 2013

KritiKal solutions has designed and developed a user interface software with backend applications in order to exploit the data received from an RPS system. The RPS system is a high speed recording system capable of recording 600 MB/sec. It has the capability to record and playback synchronized data channels using fiber optic links simultaneously. The data that flows in the fiber optic link consists of digital video, 4 FIC (flight information channel) and 4 navigation channels. The data in FO is sent in the form of panoramic frames. KritiKal will de-fragment this data, extract useful information from these FIC Channels and display it on LCD screens dedicated for each channel. Some of the key functions are, view of decimated video during record and playback mode, create video and images from display, ROI zoom, show aircraft orientation, design an altitude vs. time plot etc.


Monday, 03 June 2013

KritiKal Solutions is developing a system for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping during Night (N‐SLAM) for Micro Air Vehicles. We have chosen the Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 platform for this development. The research work involved in this includes Image Registration, Feature Extraction, Camera Calibration, Localization & Mapping and Extended Kalman Filter studies. This system is being developed on Linux for now.

Development Support for MIPS Based Computer

Friday, 31 May 2013

KritiKal designed the schematics and layout of a MIPS based hardware. MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages) is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA.This hardware will be used in Fighter Aircrafts as a key processing unit.

Fountain Control System

Thursday, 23 May 2013

KritiKal has designed microcontroller-based hardware boards and programmed them to operate Musical Fountains on-site. The site is to have multiple fountains and colored lights. The Fountain Control System will have a PC-based User Interface (UI), through which the operator shall decide sequence and heights of fountain eruptions and lighting patterns. Everything (eruptions, heights, lighting) is to change with a music stream that he/she selects and sends to the microcontroller from the UI.

Atmospheric Noise Restoration

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Long range imaging systems are affected by atmospheric turbulence due to irregular motion of the atmosphere. KritiKal has designed algorithms to compensate the geometric distortions and blur in video due to these. KritiKal has designed a PC based solution that would correct atmospheric turbulence affected videos in real time. The video would range from thermal imagery to visible color/monochrome, have stationary or moving objects and could be from as high as 10 km.

Wide Area Tracking Application

Monday, 08 April 2013

KritiKal has designed an application which can create Wide Area Image from multiple day cameras (TI/Day camera) with automatic detection and tracking capabilities. It is capable of stitching high resolution images taken from multiple cameras mounted on Pan and Tilt Unit (PTU) with small overlapping FOVs, and at the same time it can also detect and track the targets in the wide area image.

Android Tab Application & Desktop Application:

Thursday, 04 April 2013

KritiKal has come up with an application that will be used for conducting exams on Android Tab and Desktop respectively. The application will restrict access to the usage of any unfair means during the exam. Additionally, Tab application will capture snapshots of the candidate at regular intervals for the authentication purpose. KritiKal will also be developing a charging module, which will be capable of charging 10 tabs simultaneously.

ATR System

Monday, 01 April 2013

KritiKal has gained entry into the field of Defence Research with the development of an ATR System. An ATR System is a key artificial intelligence system that sits inside Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles/ Drones and identifies targets at a distance of 15-20 Km away while the UCAV is flying at speeds of around 0.8 Mach. If the data gathered and interpreted, is found to be a foe footprint, the ATR system will send appropriate signals to the combat system such as missiles and bombs and the target would be destroyed.

Enhancement of Vision Range through Fog Module

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

KritiKal has launched application software which improves visibility in foggy weather conditions for security and surveillance applications. Enhancement of Vision Range through Fog Module is highly computationally intensive embedded application that requires special purpose hardware platform and dedicated embedded software development running on the embedded hardware to meet the required performance and real time constraints. The software is capable of handling inputs form different scenarios and of different spectral wave length resulting in high-resolution images. KritiKal Solutions application is a highly computationally intensive embedded application which takes video inputs from different camera types, such as IR, Colour CCD, SWIR and applies physical modeling methods to extenuate the effects of adverse weather conditions and degradation, resulting in high quality real time solution.

KritiKal launches 'Android 4+ Application’

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

KritiKal Solutions is designing and developing an 'Android 4+ Application’, for taking online tests. The Android application will run on a Tablet with state-of-the-art GUI. In order to prevent the test-taker from using any unfair means during the exam - specific control & security features will be added in the application. Along with the application, KritiKal will also design and develop a charging module with the capability of charging 20 tablets at a time.

User Registration Application

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

KritiKal Solutions is designing and developing an 'Application for User Registration' which would enhance security in the interviewing process. KritiKal is designing the futuristic fingerprint and QR code based user registration and authentication application for geoamida device, which will primarily be used for verifying whether the student appearing in AMCAT test is the same as the one appearing for the final interview process. This would make the system robust, reliable and more efficient.

Laser Cross Section Prediction Software Development

Thursday, 10 January 2013

KritiKal Solutions is designing and developing software for calculating the LCS footprint of complex objects such as ships using an FPGA system with an LCS algorithm running over it. The calculated value of LCS will determine the visibility of a ship etc. to an enemy laser. Based on the calculated value of the LCS, measures to improve the stealth of the object of interest can be taken. KritiKal will provide Pulse Stretched Hardware, ADC, and computer code (code for data capture module and code for measurement of LCS) for measuring the backscattering capabilities of the object.

Intelligent backup System for LED and Fluorescent Lighting

Friday, 16 November 2012

KritiKal Solutions is designing the next generation Emergency Backup System for LED and Fluorescent Lights for a leading German company. KritiKal is designing and developing 4 type of cards which would assist in the control of Luminaries for LED lighting application. The cards required are:

  • Controller for DC DC conversion, charger profile generation and communication
  • Display Board featuring touch screen
  • Terminal Board MOM module for Luminaire

KritiKal launches Mobile Based Antitheft Vehicle Alarm System

Thursday, 15 November 2012

KritiKal has designed a GSM based vehicle tracking and anti-theft device along with the corresponding server module & mobile application. This is accompanied with a mobile application for smart phones, which the user can install on his/her mobile phones. For non-smart mobile phone devices, a SMS text messaging based interface will also be supported. The system comes with the added feature that it can be powered by either solar panel or car battery, whichever is available.

KritiKal Solutions attends IFSEC 2012

Thursday, 01 November 2012

KritiKal Solutions attended the 3 day security event IFSEC 2012 which was held at India Expo Center, Greater Noida from 1-3 November, 2012. Mr. Himanshu Vyas, Asst. Manager- Business Development, Mr. Ankit Agarwal- Business Development Executive and Mr. Siddhant Punn- Business Development- Executive attended the event.

KritiKal Solutions offers several products in the security and surveillance domain. Innovative Vision based products like Vehicle Scanners, Activity Characterization Engines and Object / Motion Detection Applications  and several others address various critical security issues.

To order a complete profile of KritiKal Solutions in the security domain, click here.

New project order for designing an SOA Based Application

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

KritiKal has received another project from a renowned global leader in the Biotech industry . The client requires KritiKal to design a service oriented architecture (SOA) to expose their algorithms, on cloud, as services. This would enable them to interact with multiple clients through web and publish updates to all/subscribed users. The user will be able to interact (view or update) with the libraries (database) present on the web and can use the services hosted to process the data related to peptides.

KritiKal receives new orders for Emergency Light Controller

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

KritiKal has received an order to supply 150 units of NID Emergency Light Controller to a leading LED lighting products and fail safe products company. The Emergency Light Controller provides illumination during failure of normal power supplies in times of emergency like derailments and accidents and facilitates easy exit of passengers and their immediate rescue during such emergencies. Emergency Light provided inside coach and on doorways would switch on automatically. In this 10 day project KritiKal would be programming the micro-controllers and delivering the system to the client .

KritiKal Collaborates with TOOL Alfa to Promote Trazer

Monday, 01 October 2012

KritiKal Solutions collaborated with Tool Alfa and conducted a 10 hour traffic survey at a site in Gurgaon to evaluate and compare the accuracies of Pneumatic (Loop) based AVCC system (Tool Alfa) and Camera based AVCC (TRAZER - KritiKal). The broader objective is to work together in partnership towards making an accurate AVCC system suited for heterogeneous Indian traffic conditions. The eventual AVCC solution could be a mix of both technologies. KritiKal will primarily provide TRAZER services in this venture.

KritiKal Solutions attends India Security Expo

Friday, 14 September 2012

India Security Expo
KritiKal Solutions attended the 15th India International Security Expo which was held at Pragati Maidan from 13th to 16th Sep, 2012. Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Business Development Executive represented KritiKal at the expo.
KritiKal has several products and services in the domain of security and surveillance like Image Enhancement and Change Detection Module, Aerial Mosaicing, Crowd Density Analysis, License Plate Recognition, Biometrics and Encryption units.The unique offerings coupled with the vast expertise make KritiKal a reliable brand in the security and surveillance industry.
 To order the complete profile of KritiKal Solutions in the security domain click here.

New order for a COM Processor Based Display Controller

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

In recent developments, KritiKal has received a new project form a leading Bangalore based Defense Lab. In this project KritiKal needs to deliver two boards, an off-the-shelf board and a base board which should be compatible with the COM(Computer-on-Module) board. The application of this system would probably be a control unit for a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or a drone).

New order for a board support package

Monday, 10 September 2012

KritiKal has received a new order for writing of a board support package for the clients custom hardware based on MPC 8377. The client is a leader in optical transmission products (SDH/DWDM), integrated network solutions and telecom infrastructure development projects. The client plans of launching a new/ modern hardware into the telecom market and this board support package application would assist the client.

KritiKal Solutions attends Automation 2012

Saturday, 08 September 2012

Automation 2012

KritiKal attended Automation 2012, a four day automation event set to introduce new and upcoming technology. The show, dedicated to the introduction of new automation techniques was held form 7th- 10th September at Mumbai. Mr. Siddhant Punn, Business Development Executive, KritiKal Solutions attended the event.
KritiKal with its vast experience and unique strengths in the Computer Vision & Imaging domain provides comprehensive service offerings for the automotive industry, including Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering and Testing. The team also brings on the table the expertise to design & implement motor control, power electronics, battery & energy management systems, camera based driver assistance systems etc. KritiKal Solutions' experience in designing anti-theft solutions, biometric solutions, keyless entry systems for vehicles, coupled with the in-depth knowledge of architecting control systems with sensors & actuators for realtime operations, provides a one-stop solution to the growing demands of the automotive industry.

KritiKal receives a new project for the design support application from a leading Power Company

Thursday, 06 September 2012

KritiKal Solutions has received another project for the designing of a decision support application from a leading private sector power company . The company is known for its indigenous design, development, production and supply for the defence systems. The application will be used by air force at their base stations for capturing meteorological data from different systems. The system would monitor the weather and generate alarms in cases of unfavorable weather conditions. It would help in the management of the overall air traffic.

KLiPR bags another project

Monday, 03 September 2012

KLiPR has yet again grabbed another order. This time the order has come from an esteemed public engineering and technology university in Tamil Nadu. The university would be utilizing KLiPR for speed detecton. 

KLiPR is a state-of-art license plate recognition system that enables us to identify the vehicle by capturing and recognizing a moving vehicle's number plate and also transmits real-time stamp of entry/exit to the database. 


KritiKal Solutions attends Freescale Technology Forum 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

FTF Images

KritiKal Solutions attended the 2 days Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) 2012 which was held at Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru Brigade Gateway from 23rd-24th August. Mr. Jatin Sharma, CEO and Mr. Himanshu Vyas, Asst. Manager, Business Development visited the event. KritiKal highlighted its major work based on FreescaleTM PowerPC during the conference which includes voice and data multiplexing card, custom multi-protocol router card and more, hence looking forward to meet similar players in the market.
KritiKal Solutions domain expertise and in-house IPs, with intimate knowledge of Linux Kernel networking enabled various technically viable solutions like PBX and iP-PBX systems, Voice data convergence, Crane Safety Monitoring System, Vehicle Alarm System, Bulk Encryption Unit, Embedded License Plate Recognition System and Cost Effective & Flexible Network Router.

To order the complete profile of KritiKal Solutions in embedded systems click here.


KritiKal receives new orders for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Thursday, 02 August 2012

KritiKal Solutions has received two new projects from leading companies involved in IP law and patenting. The inter-related projects involve developing and deploying an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the organizations. ERP systems integrate internal and external management information, across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, human resource management, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. and automate this activity with an integrated software application.
KritiKal will be customizing its own existing ERP system which includes attendance management, leave management, inventory and vendor management, ticketing solutions, performance management and payroll management systems. Apart from this we will also design some new project management modules for the client where they will manage the IP process workflow and resource availability & allocation.

KLiPR - Best ANPR technology provider

Wednesday, 01 August 2012

KLiPR, KritiKal's License Plate Recognition System will be deployed at 30 locations as part of a City Surveillance project implementation in Ludhiana. The systems shall be used by local authorities to monitor the movement of vehicles in/out of city. Once installed, this will be amongst the largest working installations of Automatic License Plate Recognition in the country adding to KritiKal's credo of being the best ANPR technology provider for the heterogeneous environment.
KLiPR is a state-of-art license plate recognition system that enables us to identify the vehicle by capturing and recognizing a moving vehicle's number plate and also transmits real-time stamp of entry/exit to the database. KLiPR has an overall installations of around 100 units in locations like the GMR airport- Hyderabad, Naval Dockyard- Vishakhapatnam, Atal Bihari Vajpai Niwas, Prime Minister's office, highways like Ghazipur and Jaipur to name a few.

KritiKal Solutions exhibits at InTranSe 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. displayed its revolutionary technology TRAZER® - TRaffic AnalyZer and EnumeratoR, at Intelligent Transportation System Endeavour (InTranSe) which was held at IIT Madras from 13th – 14th July, 2012. TRAZER® is a technology that helps in collecting useful traffic data catering to heterogeneous as well as homogeneous traffic conditions of the developing world. TRAZER® provides accurate and audit-able traffic data perfect for all traffic conditions. With excellent support and flexible service/customization/sales model, TRAZER® is set to revolutionize traffic data collection and analysis.

Mr. Piyush Bhargava, Lead Design Engineer and Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Business Development Executive represented KritiKal at InTranSe. The event provided enlightenment on the current ITS technologies and an insight into new innovations to improve the Intelligent Transportation Systems for Indian cities. TRAZER® received good response at the event and was appreciated by all and sundry for its unique, Automated Traffic Counting and Classification features.


Another feat for KLiPR

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

KritiKal Solutions recently received the order for three licenses of KLiPR. The order has come up from Honeywell Automation Pvt. Ltd. (HAIL), a leading provider of integrated automation and software solutions that improve productivity and enhance safety and security of homes and businesses. Honeywell will be installing KLiPR at the entry gates of the Gurgaon office of Airtel. This would help to monitor the entry and exit of vehicles and further restrict the entry of foreign vehicles.

KritiKal Solutions Attends Foundation Day Seminar of Transportation Research Group of India

Monday, 28 May 2012

KritiKal Solutions attended the seminar on "Research in Sustainable Transportation Planning", organized by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) in association with Transportation Research Group (TRG). The seminar was held at CRRI, New Delhi, on 28th May 2012. To know more about the event click here. Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Business Development Executive and Mr. Piyush Bhargava, Lead Design Engineer, KritiKal Solutions, attended the event.

KritiKal Solutions Exhibits at Traffic Infratech 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012

KritiKal Solutions showcased its recently launched product TRAZER Service at Traffic Infratech Expo 2012 which was held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 17th-19th May. Traffic InfraTech is India’s first trade show on Traffic Technology and Infrastructure ideally positioned to meet the requirements of the Indian traffic scenario. KritiKal Solutions extensively promoted TRAZER Service at the exhibition. TRAZER Service is a unique offering by KritiKal Solutions where experienced and trained team of KritiKal conducts traffic surveys for customers starting from collecting video data to generating extensive reports. Now they need not worry about video cameras and recording set up, software configuration, resource planning, resource training and other details.

TRAZER® Suite TF bags another project

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

KritiKal's trademark technology TRAZER® Suite TF is spreading its name far and wide. It has yet again received an order from a Pakistan based University. TRAZER® Suite TF is the classic TRAZER Solution where TF stands for Top Frontal. Here the camera is looking at the frontal view of the incoming traffic unlike the TRAZER® Suite SV where the camera is positioned for Side View i.e, on the side of the road for video recording.
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KritiKal Solutions Receives Renewal of Recognition of R&D Unit by DSIR

Monday, 23 April 2012

KritiKal Solutions has been recognized again for its in-house Research & Development facility by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The key objectives of DSIR are to bring in-house R&D into sharper focus, strengthen R&D infrastructure and promote R&D initiatives, and ensure that the contributions made by the in-house R&D centers dovetail adequately in the overall context of technological and industrial development. This accreditation reinforces KritiKal's excellent track record of research work in the areas of Embedded Systems and Computer Vision & Imaging technologies.

KritiKal launches Trazer® Services

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Depending upon specific needs and based on an extensive market survey, KritiKal Solutions has developed tailored TRAZER® Services to cater to a majority of research academia and traffic and transportation industry. Instead of selling software licenses, under this model trained team of KritiKal conducts traffic  surveys for customers, starting from collecting video data to generating extensive reports. Now they need not worry about video cameras and recording set up, software configuration, resource planning, resource training and other details. TRAZER® Services have been receiving good market response and have already bagged a project form a Chennai based university where the client required to process a 160 hour long video to detect the classified counts and the average speed of each vehicle.

KritiKar receives multiple projects from a leading Crane Manufacturer

Thursday, 29 March 2012

KritiKal Solutions has designed and is continuously enhancing, a series of crane safety monitoring products for a leading crane manufacturer of India.
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Continuing the relationship, KritiKal Solutions has recently received several new projects to enhance and modernize the existing line of products. In one of the projects, KritiKal will add GPS and GPRS Module to the product so that all the information relevant to the Crane Monitoring System can be made available over the network. The GPRS Module will assist in connecting to the internet and the GPS would coordinate data along with other crane related information, and push it to a central database hosted by the client.
In another project, KritiKal will modify the existing architecture to a CAN based architecture. CAN (Controller Area Network) is a highly reliable data communication protocol for automotive applications and is a cost efficient, better performing and faster vehicle bus. In yet another, KritiKal will add the USB interface to exiting line of products. The USB peripheral will help in interfacing with wide variety of devices and will assist in easy upload and download of files from the product to the external standard pen drive.
KritiKal is also required to implement a solution to ensure the protection of embedded code binaries from being reverse engineered or copied. Additionally, this includes designing licensing utilities, through which a tighter control on the units being rolled out from the factory can be maintained.
All these projects aim at modernizing and enhancing the exiting range of products making them more technologically advanced, state of the art, user friendly and adaptable to newer international territories.

KritiKal Solutions attends DEFEXPO India 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

DEFEXPO India 2012 is scheduled for 29 March to 1st April 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is the seventh in the series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Security Systems Exhibition. DEFEXPO brings the best in defence sector together. It is organized yearly by DEO (Defence Exhibition Organisation) which is a part of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Click here, to know more about the event.
KritiKal Solutions has a rich experience of designing solutions and IPs for the Defence & Security sector. We have been an active design partner to the leading Defence Research labs of India, in designing innovative solutions in Aerial Mosaicing, Horizon Detection for UAVs, Video Stabilization, Target Tracking, Change Detection, Satellite image processing, object detection in satellite images, secure communication through cryptography etc. We also provide solutions in the area of aeronautical grade embedded systems & electronics. The representative list of our esteemed clients includes DRDO labs, CAIR, IRDE, DEAL, BEL and some of the major private defence contractors of the country. Click to order our Defence & Security profile, which is a complete guide to our defence & security offerings.
KritiKal Solutions is planning a major reach and dissemination activity during DEFEXPO 2012. The representatives of the core management team will be visiting the event on all 4 days. KritiKal Solutions invites you to meet during the event. Click here to set up a meeting with us.

KritiKal Solution receives SEI CMMI ML3 certification

Friday, 16 March 2012

KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has been appraised as fully compliant with Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model ® Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 3. The successful Level 3 appraisal ascertains that the organization has well defined characterized processes. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jatin Sharma, CEO, KritiKal Solutions stated, KritiKal has since long been following the best industry standard procedures & practices throughout the entire delivery cycle, the CMMI appraisal acknowledges that. Continuous innovations and improvements are the benchmark of success. We continue to strengthen and enhance our processes by working on the identified improvement opportunities and provide our customers with a reliable source for state-of-the-art products and technology development services. Maturity Level 3 is an important stepping stone; we plan to continue to build on top of it.
Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solution, who was the major driving force behind the appraisal activity which started in July 2011, added that, Our principled approach towards process improvement has helped us isolate and apply guiding principles of CMMI, PMP and other management standards in all realms of KritiKal endeavors. With support of our employees, partners, stakeholders and customers, we are fully committed towards achieving the highest operational efficiency in technology development, management and delivery.
CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes, which will improve their performance. CMMI-based process improvement includes identifying your organizations process strengths and weaknesses and making process changes to turn weaknesses into strengths.
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Range of Crane Safety Monitoring products designed by KritiKal, launched in the market

Friday, 24 February 2012

A range of crane safety monitoring products designed by KritiKal Solutions for one of its clients who is among the leading crane manufacturers of India, were released to the customers recently. Click to know more about the products.
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KritiKal Solutions participates in TechnoEnterpreneurship Event at IIT Delhi

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IITD), celebrated the Golden Jubilee year of its foundation. As part of the year long celebrations, the IITD alumni association organized an Exhibition on the theme "Celebrating TechnoEntrepreneurship: Dividends to Society" from 23rd - 25th Feb 2012 at the IITD campus. In this exhibition, IITD showcased those Enterprises, Companies and Entities which have been started by alumni of IITD. There were lectures and panel discussions around the theme of the Exhibition. The idea was to showcase the benefits to the society in terms of employment creation, wealth creation, technology leadership and nation building by the alumni of IITD.
KritiKal Solutions participated in the event as an exhibitor. Founded in 2002 by 7 graduating students  and 5 faculty members of IITD Computer Science department, KritiKal shares a deep bond with its Alma mater. Bridging the gap between academia and industry has always been one of its important goals. KritiKal has been achieving this through technology research partnerships with the IIT faculty and current students. IIT faculty has acted as consultants to various projects on designing and implementing algorithms. KritiKal Solutions congratulates IITD on the occasion and hopes to further enrich the relationship.

KritiKal Solutions Appoints International Distributors

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

In yet another remarkable development, KritiKal has appointed distributors for its products - Trazer & KLiPR, in Vietnam and South America. The decision has been taken in lieu of the demand of our products in the international market. The distributors for Vietnam are Construction Informatics and Consultancy and for South America are System and Technologies, S.A. – Systecsa.
“It is indeed a good strategic move to expand the reach of KritiKal Solutions in Vietnamese and South American market. This will help us to enhance our sales and boost out global presence”, says Neeraj Sharma, Asst. Manager-Business Development, KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

KritiKal Solutions licenses STM 1/OC3 IP Core

Friday, 10 February 2012

KritiKal has provided an academic license of its STM1/OC3 Framer IP core for Xilinx Virtex 6 series FPGAs to a Pakistan based technical university. The framer module forms an integral part of any telecom equipment capable of handling SDH/SONET protocols, typically used over Optical communication medium in the core networks. The main function of the framer module is to detect and align to the frame boundaries in incoming data stream and to encapsulate the outgoing data stream into frame structure of the protocol. STM1 operates at 155Mbps. For more details on the product, Click Here!

KritiKal's STM1 IP core provides a flexible and resource efficient IP soft core and supports various FPGA platforms including Xilinx, Altera and/or Lattice. KritiKal's FPGA IP core offerings include both the framer, de-framer for STM1, Framer & deframer for PDH protocols (E1/E2/E3), HDLC controller and other communication protocols like SPI, UART, PCI etc. For more details on KritiKal's FPGA IP Core offerings, write to us at

Another feat for Trazer

Monday, 23 January 2012

KritiKal Solutions received two consecutive orders for Trazer from leading technical institutes in Kanpur and Madras. The successive orders for Trazer underscore the fact that Trazer is quintessential for traffic researches. More and more features are being added to it continuously evolving it into a one stop solution for all types of traffic research requirements.  

To know more about Trazer, click here!

Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, Director-Planning & Strategy, KritiKal Solutions, interviewed for Hindustan

Friday, 20 January 2012

Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, Director-Planning & Strategy, was interviewed by Hindustan, for an article reflecting on the difficulties in Entrepreneurship. The article appeared on 20th Jan 2012. Dipinder said,“Having sound knowledge in a field and running a business in that particular area are two entirely different things.” He also emphasized on the fact that a strong believe in your idea and yourself is what propels a business to success. He also included that one can’t ignore the sales and marketing aspect if we want a constant growth. It’s very important to reflect on your existing ideas and policies and to keep on revising them with the changing times.

KritiKal Solutions adds new product IPs to its Portfolio

Monday, 09 January 2012

KritiKal Solutions possesses a very impressive suite of products and IPs ranging across a wide spectrum of technology domains. Recently it added two new product IPs to its portfolio.

TrEnD: A one stop solution for compressed domain video processor. TrEnD is a highly efficient Transcoder, Encoder and Decoder library with real-time, high density transcoding abilities. It assists in decoding single/multiple frames from a video and encoding videos in the desired format with full control over compression parameters.

Container OCR: KritiKal Solutions' Container Number OCR system automatically identifies, records and verifies the Container Identification numbers for both fixed and moving scenarios. The system is designed for efficient container loading and unloading ensuring accurate container movement through the port. Read More or View Demo!

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KritiKal Solutions licenses it Container OCR Engine

Thursday, 22 December 2011

KritiKal Solutions ensconced its feet in the international market with its product IP, Container OCR Engine, the license of which has been delivered to a large port management company in the US. The OCR engine captures the Container numbers and its size from the image and converts it into ASCII text for further processing. The Container OCR engine effectively eases the operation of port management by monitoring the flow of vehicles at the exit and entry terminals of the ports with minimal human intervention.To read more about the product, click here!

KritiKal Solutions delivers Image Mosaicing Software to a leading Defence Establishment

Monday, 19 December 2011

KritiKal Solutions completed the delivery of Image Mosaicing Software to a Bangalore based leading Defence Establishment, recently. The Mosaicing Software from KritiKal Solutions is a high-end processing system employing state-of-the-art computer vision and image processing techniques. The software takes as input video and flight data and produces mosaics so as to help Defence personnel in interpreting data. It consists of several modules for facilitating video and telemetry I/O, free and geo-mosaic creation, report generation and pre-processing operations. To see the system in action, Click Here! Read related news item!

KritiKal Solutions strengthens its Defence ties with new deals

Thursday, 15 December 2011

KritiKal Solutions is rapidly enhancing its Defence portfolio, venturing into new technology areas while designing solutions for a large number of Defence labs across India. Recently KritiKal Solutions adds another name to its list of esteemed Defence clients, a leading Defence lab involved in research and development of Radio Communication Systems, Data Links, Satellite Communication Systems for Defence applications. Through this important dual-deal, KritiKal Solutions enters into the field of satellite imaging. In one of the solutions, it has to design a graphical user interface which will aid in detecting targets of interest in the satellite images. This includes image enhancement and pre-processing of images for the visual enhancement of satellite images. In another solution, KritiKal will design a system which will help in image fusion and change detection in the satellite images. Both the projects are scheduled for completion in about one and a half years.
KritiKal Solutions' in-depth expertise in designing and implementing vision and imaging algorithms, knowledge of image processing and video processing pipelines, and a rich experience of working with Defence labs of India, places it among the choicest design houses for Defence applications. This, when combined with embedded systems design capability, makes it the one stop solution provider for a variety of applications. Infact KritiKal Solutions is one of the very few design houses in the world with expertise in Embedded Systems and Computer Vision, both. Click here to read about the various technologies KritiKal Solutions works in.  

Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions presents at International Conference on Field Programmable Technology

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions, presented a talk in the 10th International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, held at New Delhi from 12th-14th Dec 2011. Speaking on the intriguing topic "When PHP is an appropriate language for FPGA Design", Mr. Sharma presented an innovative case study in which PHP was used for generating configurable VHDL files.

PHP is a widely used general purpose scripting language that is especially suited for text processing. Normal text and PHP code can be easily intermixed in PHP. Mr. Sharma explained how the template generation capability of PHP can be used to write configurable VHDL package files. This finds its application in areas like object detection which are compute intensive and often have dynamic databases. Mr. Sharma took a case study in which this approach helped KritiKal to squeeze one of its an existing, 5 object classifier solution, which ran on an 8 core Xeon processor, 4GB RAM machine, into an under 300USD embedded solution.
Click here to download white paper explaining the approach. View Presentation!

Prof. M. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, talks about FPT'11 and FPGA scenario in India

Thursday, 08 December 2011


The 2011 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology(FPT'11), 10th in series, is being held in India  at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) from 12th-14th Dec, 2011. Prof. M. Balakrishnan, an eminent faculty member of Computer Science Department at IITD, is the General Chair of the organizing committee, along with Prof Tulika Mitra from NUS, Singapore. Prof Balakrishnan shared his views on FPT'11 and FPGA scenario of India with KritiKal Solutions. Here is the small talk we had with Prof Balakrishnan.


  1. What are your views on FPT Conference being held in India for the first time?
    FPT is truly an international conference with participation from all over the world though all the nine previous versions of the conference have been held within the Asia-Pacific region. Interestingly in the field of FPGAs, all the four major conferences (FPGA in North America, FPL in Europe, FPT in Asia-Pacific and SPL in South America) though always being held within the region have emerged as truly international events in terms of participation. Of course as to be expected they always carry some regional flavor. Bringing an International event of such quality to India in its 10th edition can serve two purposes; give a major fillip to this area in India and also give international visibility to the work already underway in India.

  2. Where does India stand in the world when it comes to research and development in the field of Field programmable designs?
    FPGA technology on the face of it is highly suitable for a country like India. As most technology products have low volumes in India, FPGAs should be the natural technology of choice. In spite of an early start in education as well as its introduction in R&D labs in the late 80’s and early 90’s, actual penetration has been low. Most of the VLSI design industry in India is dominated by the design centers of large multinationals who are primarily targeting high-volume international markets rather than introducing custom products for the Indian market. Outside of education, FPGAs would takeoff in India only when we have an industry addressing custom requirements; whether be it in India or abroad. We have a lot to learn from countries like Korea, Taiwan and China who may have started later than us but FPGA design has become a cottage industry. On the other hand, education in India itself provides a large market with millions of students entering disciplines like electronics, CS and IT each year and even that has not been tapped.

  3. What is the level of training, related to FPGA designs, architectures etc, imparted in the technical institutes of India? Is India producing enough talent in this field? If not, how should we improve the situation?
    I already mentioned the volume of Indian education market. FPGAs with its inherent re-configurability is an ideal platform for teaching design. Though, I do see significant activity in recent years mainly driven by major FPGA vendors, but neither quality nor quantity is reflective of the spread of higher technical education in India. We do have some faculty workshops but much more is needed in terms of curriculum and co-curriculum activities. On one hand universities should integrate it to the curriculum and on the other, industry and professional societies should promote student interest with a large number of regional as well as national design contests.

  4. You would have had chance to work in the industry, both in India and abroad. Would you like to comment on the quality of work, particularly in the Indian design houses involved in FPGA designs? Can you state some pleasing experiences?
    I haven’t had much experience of industry in this area abroad but have seen some interesting work in India. Work becomes interesting only when the specifications demand pushing the device resources as well as speed to its limit. Only then the designer’s competence is tested as it is no longer possible to meet the specifications by pushing synthesis buttons on a EDA tool. One needs better understanding of the application as well as the FPGA architecture.

  5. What are the most important applications of FPGAs today?
    Three most important applications of FPGAs are in low-volume embedded products (whether it is a special toy or a industrial robot), rapid prototyping for high-speed emulation and accelerating scientific computation with fine grain parallelism. In all these areas the low NRE cost of FPGAs provide a very cost-effective solution vis-à-vis its competitors whether it is processors or ASICs. In some applications GPU with its enormous SIMD capabilities is emerging as a strong competitor.

  6. What is the most important trend which you foresee in the field of FPGAs in near future?
    The applications mentioned earlier would remain important and thus continue to drive FPGA architecture for quite some time. Further, I believe FPGAs would get integrated into SoCs in the future and would provide a unique opportunity to customize the product for individual requirements while still being power and speed sensitive. Today no one can think of embedded systems without micro-controllers and software, and I feel a similar situation is likely to happen with FPGAs becoming integral part of future SoCs. Key challenges for this to happen is standard simple to use tools supporting integrated design platforms (processors and FPGA hardware) and development of low power FPGA fabrics.

We thank Prof. Balakrishnan for taking out time to speak to us and wish him all the best for the upcoming conference at IITD.

KritiKal attends 1st Conference of Transport research Group of India

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

KritiKal Solutions attends 1st Conference of Transport Research Group of India, held at Bangalore from 7th-14th Dec' 2011.The objective of the conference is to provide a unique forum within India for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, educators, managers, policymakers from India and all over the world, with the intention of covering all modes and sectors of transport and for both passenger as well as freight movement. For more information about the event click here. Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Business Development Executive, KritiKal Solutions, attended the event.

KritiKal product Trazer Suite, is fast emerging as the preferred tool for Traffic and Transport researchers,  having reached to the leading research organizations of the country in all corners of India. Click to view demo!

Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions, is presenting a talk at FPT'11

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions has been invited to take a session during the 2011 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT'11), to be held from 12th to 14th Dec, 2011 at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IITD). His session is scheduled on 14th Dec 2011 at 2:30pm. Mr. Sharma will talk about the Indian field programmable technology designs by taking selective case studies from KritiKal Solutions.
Field Programmable Gated Arrays, or FPGAs, has been an important technology vertical for KritiKal all these years. KritiKal Solutions has to its credit many innovative and sophisticated FPGA designs, which have set benchmarks for accuracy, reliability and high performance in the field. Our designs span over a wide spectrum of applications ranging from cryptography, telecom, cinematography, defense, consumer electronics and many more. Here are the links to some of the related white papers which are an indication of the KritiKal's expertise on FPGAs.

KritiKal Solutions attends seminar on Renewable Energy at IIT Delhi on 12th Nov 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

KritiKal Solutions attended the Seminar-cum-Exhibition on Renewable Energy, held on 12th Nov'2011, at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Mr. Jatin Sharma, CEO, KritiKal Solutions was present at the seminar. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Cabinet Minister, MNRE. The seminar touched upon a wide spectrum of issues related to renewable resources ranging from solar power, wind power, sustainable growth in this sector, government actions, technology advancements and requirements etc. KritiKal congratulates IIT alumni association for organizing an event which brought on one table the important decision makers and movers in the field of Renewable Energy.
KritiKal Solutions has valuable experience in the field of inverter controllers, power systems etc. We have developed electrical inverter controllers and UPS control systems for a leading inverter manufacturer in the past. Recently KritiKal bagged an important project for designing Solar inverter controller for a leading power systems provider of US. Ref KritiKal News:28th Aug 2011. 

KritiKal Solutions attends Seminar on Renewable Energy at IIT Delhi on 12th Nov 2011

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

KritiKal Solutions is attended Seminar cum-Exhibition on Renewable Energy which was held at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) on 12th Nov 2011. Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Cabinet Minister, MNRE inaugurated the event. The event aims to show what IIT-D alumni and faculty have achieved in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The program also focused on the areas where R&D is required. Click here, to know more about the event.

Another success for KritiKal product, Trazer

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

KritiKal Solutions bagged yet another order for Trazer Suite, this time from a leading technical institute in Mumbai, India. This is a prestigious order laying the seed of a new relationship for KritiKal. Trazer now has presence in all corners of the country from Mumbai in the West to Guwahati in the East, and from Delhi in the North to Chennai in the South! KritiKal is now in the process of spreading Trazer globally to a greater extent.

While inquiries and orders are being serviced, Trazer Suite is progressing at a rapid pace with new releases planned almost every quarter. Capability to sub-classify HMVs based on number of axles will be released soon. This will be a major release. Among other uses, this will be helpful for highways ‘toll audit and planning’ purposes. KritiKal is also developing a module to compute turning movement counts at intersections.

To read more about Trazer, Click Here or View Demo!

KritiKal Solutions attends ESC Boston 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011

KritiKal Solutions attended ESC Boston 2011 held from 26th-29th Sep' 2011, at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ms. Apurva Prabhakar, Asst. Manager, Marketing & Communications, KritiKal Solutions, visited the expo on 27th and 28th Sep'2011. There were three other co-located events during this time, others being DesignMed, DesignCon'East and Designing With LEDs. The event played host to some of the big players from embedded systems world like Microsoft, STMicroelectronics, Microchip, Cypress etc. Click here to know more about the event.

KritiKal Solutions bags multiple projects from a leading Defence Lab of India

Monday, 26 September 2011

KritiKal Solutions has been extensively working with Defence research labs of India for quite some time now. Strengthening its foothold further, KritiKal Solutions recently got multiple design projects from a leading Defence lab of India, adding a new name in the list of Defence clients.
In one of the projects, KritiKal has to develop a module which will detect in real time, unauthorized movement in the sensitive areas. This involves mosaicing of frames over a panning Infra-Red (IR) camera, and detecting changes across various frames, during day or night. This module finds its application in border and coastal security. In another project KritiKal is required to develop a hardware board capable of processing live video, streaming over fibre optical cable. Getting two different projects, involving orthogonal  technology paradigms successively from the same Defence lab, establishes the increasing confidence of Defence labs in KritiKal's wide spectrum of technology expertise. 

KritiKal Solutions is attending ESC Boston, 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

KritiKal Solutions is attending Embedded Systems Conference, to be held from 26th-29th September 2011, at Hynes Conventions Center, Boston, MA. Ms Apurva Prabhakar, Asst. Manager, Marketing & Communications, will visit the event on 27th-28th September 2011. To set up a one to one meeting during the event, please click to email.

KritiKal Solutions sponsors InTranSe 2011, held at IIT-Bombay, Mumbai from 25th-27th Aug 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011


KritiKal Solutions participated in 2nd National Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), InTranSe 2011, as a silver sponsor and an exhibitor. InTranse 2011 was held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, from 25th-27th August 2011. KritiKal showcased its ITS product offerings, namely Trazer and KLiPR at the stall no 5. The products received a tremendous response from the conference visitors. KritiKal's participation was widely covered in media, both print and online. Click following to read the press releases:











KritiKal Solution bags a project to develop a Solar Inverter Controller

Sunday, 28 August 2011

The depleting natural reserves and increasing energy demands is pushing technology companies worldwide to invest into designing efficient ways to tap energy from renewable resources. Recently, KritiKal Solutions bagged a project for development of a Solar Inverter controller for a US based leading designer of high efficiency power conversion solutions. The card will enable the conversion of solar energy to the usable AC voltage by feeding the AC voltage to the smart electric grid. KritiKal will put to use its prior experience of developing electric inverter controllers, coupled with extensive embedded design capabilities. The first major phase of project is scheduled for completion in January 2012. Related articles: KritiKal News: Dated 12th Nov'2011.

KritiKal Solutions to sponsor InTranSe 2011

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

KritiKal Solutions is all set to participate in the 2nd National Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), InTranSe, 2011, to be held at IIT-B, Mumbai, from 25th-27th Aug. KritiKal is a silver sponsor in the event and will showcase its ITS product offerings, KLiPR and Trazer at stall no. 5.


Hindustan Dainik newspaper features KritiKal Solutions

Sunday, 07 August 2011

On the occasion of friendship day, Hindustan Dainik newspaper appreciated the strong bond shared among the founding directors of KritiKal Solutions. Among other things, the feature includes a mention of how the team stood by each other through the hard and good times, all this while. To read full feature online Click here.

Trazer Suite gets an order from a leading technical institute of India

Friday, 05 August 2011

Successful deliveries at one end and new orders at another, it was a moment of double success for Trazer. KritiKal Solution got an order for Trazer license from a Guwahati based leading technical institute of India on the day when the team had returned from a week long visit to an existing Chennai based client after a successful delivery. Not to miss that the delivery was completed before time. As Mr. Piyush Bhargava, Lead Design Engineer and team lead for Trazer, puts it, “The delivery was planned for August end/September first week but we delivered before time, thanks to the hard working team for their efforts."

Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, Director, Planning & Strategy, KritiKal Solutions, gets invited as a panelist at a session conducted by CII

Tuesday, 05 July 2011

Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, Director, Planning & Strategy, KritiKal Solutions, was invited as the co-panelist in the session conducted by CII at Hotel St Laurn, Ahmedabad on the theme Integrity & Transparency in Governance & Society. The inaugural session was focused on the big and small ticket corruptions, how demand and supply led to corruption and what were the possible remedies to minimize the corruption in the Country. This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic “Is Corporate India Responsible or Victims of Corruption?”. The panel discussed the role of private sector in silently promoting corruption in the Country, the situation & reasons behind, and the measures which should be taken to minimize it.

KritiKal Solutions exhibits in Indesec 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

KritiKal Solutions exhibited in Indesec 2011, Indias definitive exhibition and conference on Homeland Security, held at Hall-11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 20-22 June 2011. KritiKal Solutions held the booth no B-42. KritiKal focused on two of its product offerings, namely - KLiPR and Trazer. Besides exhibiting these product offerings, KritiKal showcased its design services capabilities in the fields of Defence & Aerospace through demo videos. KritiKal Solutions received an overwhelming response from the exhibition visitors.  



KritiKal Solutions attends Seminar on Role of SMEs in Aerospace & Defense

Friday, 03 June 2011

Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) , the flagship organization of Indian Aerospace Industry organized a B2B meeting and an International Seminar for SMEs in Defence and Aerospace Sector on 03rd June 2011 at HAL Convention Hall (Ghadge Hall), Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Mr. Jatin Sharma, CEO, KritiKal Solutions was present at the occasion.
The seminar focused on the offset policy and its opportunities for Indian SMEs /MSMEs and interaction between international OEMs and Indian companies. It introduced the attending Indian SMEs/MSMEs to Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Defence Production and Ministry of Civil Aviation , DRDO, HAL, ISRO, NAL.


Visit our Stall, B42, in Indesec 2011, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from June 20th-22nd

Monday, 30 May 2011

KritiKal Solutions is exhibiting in Indesec 2011, India's definitive exhibition and conference dedicated to Homeland Security, at Stall no B42, Hall-11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 20-22 June 2011. KritiKal Solutions will focus on two of its product offerings, namely - KLiPR and Trazer. KLiPR is an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system which is ideal for standard as well as non-standard license plates. It finds its application in Access Control in high security areas, Parking Management etc.
Trazer Suite is a video based Real Time Traffic Analyzer and Enumerator, which tracks, classifies and gives a count of vehicles in each respective category. Besides exhibiting these product offerings, KritiKal will showcase its design services capabilities in the fields of Defence & Aerospace through demos of the work done in these fields, which includes Aerial Mosaicing through UAVs, providing secure communication through Cryptography etc.

Please visit us at Stall B42, Hall 11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, during INDESEC 2011 from 20-22 June, for a hands on experience of technology solutions offered by KritiKal.

KritiKal Solutions is attending International Seminar on Role of SMEs in Defence & Aerospace Sector on 3rd June 2011, at Bangalore

Friday, 27 May 2011

KritiKal Solutions is attending B2B meeting and International Seminar on Role of SMEs in Defence & Aerospace Sector, on 3rd June 2011 at Bangalore. The seminar is organized by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI). The event is scheduled for 3rd June 2011 at HAL Convention Hall (Ghadge Hall), Old Airport Road, Bangalore.The seminar will focus on the offset policy and its opportunities for Indian SMEs /MSMEs and interaction between international OEMs and Indian companies. The seminar will be helpful in enhancing the visibility of Indian SMEs to Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Defence Production and Ministry of Civil Aviation, DRDO, HAL, ISRO, NAL.

To set up a one to one meeting during the event, please click to email.


KritiKal products, Trazer and KLiPR, feature in Technology Review magazine

Friday, 13 May 2011

Technology Review magazine features KritiKal products Trazer and KLiPR in an article on 'Smart Traffic Management' in their May 2011 issue. The article revolves around the role of technology in managing traffic, majorly in India, and describes certain hand picked technology solutions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems offered by various design houses. To read the article online click here.

KritiKal Solutions attends Programmable Logic Seminar in New Delhi

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

KritiKal Solutions attends Programmable Logic Seminar on "Using PLDs to Expand Design Functionality" at Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi, on 10th May 2011. The seminar was conducted by Lattice Semiconductors and was focused on their newly introduced MACH XO2 series CPLD and ECP3 series FPGA.

KritiKal Solutions Trazer - The Traffic Analyzer and Enumerator is demonstrated to a leading Govt. lab engaged in R&D of Roads and Highways of India

Monday, 09 May 2011

KritiKal Solutions' product Trazer, a traffic analyzer and enumerator, was demonstrated to a national laboratory engaged in research & development of Roads and Highways of India, on 29th April, 2011. The demo was conducted live on busy Mathura Road in New Delhi. The highlight of the demo was the newly introduced real-time processing capabilities and enhanced accuracy of the product.  As a follow up, KritiKal team visited their office on 4th and 5th of May 2011 to demonstrate the operation of product during night.

KritiKal Solutions attends IIT Delhi Open House, 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

KritiKal Solutions attended IIT Delhi Open House on 24th April 2011. This event was an add on to ongoing Golden Jubilee celebrations at IIT Delhi. Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, Director, Planning & Strategy, KritiKal Solutions, was present on the occasion.

KritiKal Solutions gets featured in Hindustan newspaper.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Hindustan newspaper featured KritiKal Solutions. To read the article online Click Here.

KritiKal Solutions attends ICNCS-2011 at Trivandrum.

Monday, 11 April 2011

KritiKal Solutions attended International Conference on Networks & Computer Science (ICNCS) at Trivandrum. Mr. Nimish Gupta, Development Engineer, Embedded Group presented a paper on 'A New Approach to Dynamic Network Routing using Omicron Ant Colony Algorithm'.The paper introduces a new approach to network routing using the adaptive learning techniques of Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) framework.

KritiKal Solutions bags Commercial Licensing Order for Okapi

Friday, 08 April 2011

KritiKal Solutions bags a project for design and development of a 6 port WAN card. The hardware board will have six V.35 ports and one Ethernet port. Okapi, KritiKal's open source network operating system will be ported on the board after a few required modifications. This project is a major commercial licensing opportunity for Okapi wherein Okapi licenses will be sold on per unit basis in the final product for atleast 5 years starting from its first sale.

KritiKal Solutions' designed products clear CE certification testing.

Monday, 28 March 2011

A range of crane safety monitoring products designed by KritiKal Solutions for one of its clients who is among the leading Crane manufactures of India, cleared CE Certification testing on 24th March 2011. CE Certification is a mandatory conformance mark on many products placed on the European Economic Area (EEA). The mark certifies the product compliance towards European directives regarding consumer safety, health and the environment. Products developed by KritiKal went under Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) & Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) tests. The testing was conducted at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Wipro in Bangalore.


KritiKal Solutions sets up an Incubation unit in NMIT, Bangalore

Friday, 25 March 2011

As a significant step towards increasing its presence in Southern India, KritiKal Solutions sets up an incubation unit in Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore. KritiKal Solutions will work in collaboration with faculty members  and students of NMIT on research related projects. This step further strengthens  KritiKal's ties with academia and enhances its research capabilities. Dr. Jharna Majumdar, Dean R&D, at NMIT has been very instrumental in helping us concretize this plan. KritiKal Solutions is thankful to Dr. H.C. Nagaraj, Principal NMIT and Dr. N.R. Shetty, Director, NMIT for their support.





Trazer Suite gets an order from a leading technical institute of India

Friday, 04 March 2011

KritiKal Solutions got the purchase order for Trazer Suite from a Chennai based leading technical institute of India involved in traffic research. This is an order for the field installation of Trazer. "This is strategically important for Trazer's product plan. Successful delivery of this order should lead to follow up orders from other agencies as well" says Director, Planning & Strategy, Mr. Dipinder Sekhon, who has been the major force behind re-inventing Trazer product suite for KritiKal.

The system requires high performance in day as well as night. It will be used for research purposes as well as real time traffic navigation and guidance along the busy roads of Chennai. KritiKal Solutions is responsible for the software and will provide support for the hardware, cameras etc. required for the complete installation of the package.

KritiKal Solutions bags a project for upgrading existing Aerial Mosaicing System from a Bangalore based leading Defense Establishment

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

KritiKal Solutions had developed an Aerial Mosaicing System for a Bangalore based leading Defence establishment in 2005-06. The major function of the system was to integrate the captured frames of the terrain's aerial view and hence construct a large image to screen the overall area covered by the vehicle. To see the system in action Click Here!

Recently KritiKal Solutions received an order for upgrading the existing system. The update includes enhanced quality of mosaic and an improved ability to handle poor quality images. The upgraded system will produce distortion less infinitely long mosaics. Further, it will trace the path of a moving object and mark it on the mosaic. The overall system will be more productive and efficient.

Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions, speaks in EFY Design Engineer's Conference 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions, was invited to be the member of discussion panel in EFY Design Engineers' Conference, to be held on 18th and 19th Feb 2011. The topic of discussion was 'How to design a Good Embedded Software'. Mr. Sharma presented the topic in an unconventional manner relating the embedded software with the Theory of Evolution. He explained the characteristics of a 'Good Software' as one which has the capability to evolve endlessly. He pointed out the importance of a proper versioning system, good documentation and an intelligent design team. He insisted that designing software is a distributed task where every member of the team has to take independent decisions; a software team is like an army of generals. Every decision taken plays an important role.Hence it is very important to hire best engineers of the industry, which is an advantage of KritiKal Solutions. To see him in action Click Here.

KritiKal Solutions product Trazer goes Real-Time

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The real time video processing capability has added a new dimension to the existing KritiKal Solutions product Trazer, evolving it into TRAZER Online. In addition to this, the new Trazer suite now comes with a much better graphical user interface. The implementation of T3 module furnished Trazer Online with three new functions - Tagging, Training & Testing. T2 provides easy site customization feature by using adaptive learning through feedback loop and provides more accurate and precise results to the user.




KritiKal Solutions participates in EFY Design Engineer's Conference 2011 at Pragati Maidan

Monday, 14 February 2011

KritiKal Solutions attended EFY Design Engineer's Conference 2011 which was held at Pragati Maidan from 18th Feb to 19th Feb 2011. Mr. Jatin Sharma, CEO, KritiKal Solutions and Mr. Nishant Sharma, CTO, KritiKal Solutions are among the advisory panel members for the conference. Mr. Nishant delivered a talk on the topic "How to design a 'good' Embedded Software?" during the panel discussion session between 2:15pm to 3:00pm on 18th Feb 2011. To read the abstract of the discussion follow the link 

KritiKal Solutions sells yet another KLiPR license

Wednesday, 09 February 2011

KritiKal Solutions sold a license of KLiPR, KritiKal Solutions' License Plate Recognition System, to a Mumbai based Security services provider this month, adding another name in the list of KLiPR customers. KLiPR, has been successfully installed in approximately 51 places so far. This includes a total of about 21 installations of KLiPR with Zenscan and 30 installations with Vehiscan. Among these, are some of the India's most sensitive locations, like PMO office and resident, naval dockyards, Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai's residence and important national highways. GMR airport, Hyderabad(8) and special Protection sites in New Delhi (5) have the highest number of installations. Jaipur has almost 20 KLiPR engines placed in various lanes with Vehiscan.

KritiKal attended ICVGIP 2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010

KritiKal recently participated in the Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image processing (ICVGIP) at IIT-Madras - 12-15 Dec 2010. ICVGIP  is a biennial conference that has been organized in India since 1995 by leading academic institutions and research laboratories. The Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI), which is the Indian chapter of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), is the coordinating association for the conference.

KritiKal Solutions wins a major tender from a leading PSU, under Ministry of Defence

Thursday, 06 May 2010

KritiKal Solutions recently won an important tender floated by a leading public sector unit, under Ministry of Defence, Govt. Of India, focusing on manufacturing advanced electronics products, mainly in telecom sector, for Indian Armed Forces. The project involves design and development of hardware and software for a voice and data multiplexing card to be used in a digital EPABX system. The card will send the PCM voice traffic and the Ethernet data traffic between two points over E1 link. The project is divided into three phases, with first major phase scheduled for completion within 3 months. 
This is an important achievement for KritiKal, marking the beginning of a new relationship. KritiKal's rich experience in networking and telecom both, puts it in a formidable position to deliver such a product which brings the two technologies together on one board.

SpicyIP - India (A premier blog on Intellectual Property) features KritiKal Solutions

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

India's premier blog on Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy features KritiKal Solutions as a part of their continuing series on "Innovation in India".  

To read the full blogpost, please visit :-

The post features a detailed interview with two of the founding members of KritiKal Solutions.

KritiKal attended IIT Delhi Open House 2010

Monday, 26 April 2010

KritiKal recently participated in the IIT Delhi Open House for schools, colleges and eminent personalities of the industry on April 24th 2010. Kritikal Solutions showcased the technologies and products in cutting edge technology fields of computer vision and Image processing as part of the Computer Science Dept. Our efforts and contribution to the domains of security & surveillance and Traffic & Transportation were greatly appreciated by the academia and the industry alike.

KritiKal Solutions unveiled Okapi : Network Operating System at 18th Convergence 2010

Monday, 05 April 2010

KritiKal Solutions unveiled Okapi amidst huge response at 18th Convergence 2010, held at Pragati Maidan from 23rd-25th March.

Okapi is software based, open source, network operating system. It combines the features, performance and reliability of an enterprise-class router, firewall and VPN with the cost savings and flexibility of open-source solutions. By leveraging the performance and economics of the x86 hardware ecosystems, it enables customers to grow their networks on a more efficient cost curve, and deliver twice the routing performance at half the price of proprietary vendor solutions.

For details, please visit

KritiKal also took this opportunity to introduce QuicKonnect to the visitors and generate some interesting leads. QuicKonnect is an IP based Video conferencing solution which will be rolled out soon.

KritiKal to unveil a new benchmark in Open Source Routing domain : Okapi Routing Platform

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. will launch Okapi: Redefining Networking Technomics, an Open Source Networking Operating System at Convergence India 2010, New Delhi. The product will be showcased at Convergence India 2010, to be held between March 23-25, at Pragati Maidan, Hall -18, Booth No. C-212 (New Delhi)

Okapi is a software based, open source, network operating system. It combines the features, performance and reliability of an enterprise-class router, firewall and VPN with the cost savings and flexibility of open-source solutions. By leveraging the performance and economics of the x86 hardware ecosystems, it enables customers to grow their networks on a more efficient cost curve, and deliver twice the routing performance at half the price of proprietary vendor solutions.

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KLiPR : KritiKal's ALPR system receives honourable mention at ISA Technovation Awards 2010 at ISA's Vision Summit

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

KLiPR :KritiKal's Automatic License Plate Reading System has received "ISA Best Electronics Product Security -- Honourable Mention" in the ISA Technovation Awards 2010 at Bangalore, India. The awards were presented by ISA (Indian Semiconductor Association) at their Vision Summit 2010.

Technovation 2010 Celebrating Excellence in Electronics were constituted with an aim to recognize role models and excellence in not just the semiconductor, but also the greater electronics ecosystem covering the entire electronics value chain. Technovation 2010 acknowledged, recognised and honoured Indias best individual contributors and companies and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements and product successes. 


KLiPR : KritiKal's real-time ALPR system enables the identification of vehicle by capturing and recognizing a moving vehicle's number plate and transmitting real-time stamp of entry/exit to the database. 

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ISA Press Release

KritiKal Solutions receives DSIR recognition

Wednesday, 02 December 2009

KritiKal Solutions Private Limited has received recognition for its in-house Research & Development facility from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

This accreditation reinforces KSPL's excellent track record of research work in the areas of Embedded and Vision Technologies. The research & development (R&D) centre currently focuses on designing products in area of Transportation, Banking, Networks & telecom through proprietary technology platforms in Embedded and Vision domain. 

KritKal completes 7 years of operations; striving for technological excellence in technologies for tomorrow

Monday, 10 August 2009

KritiKal Solutions has completed prodigious 07 years of operations on 5th Aug' 2009. To mark this day, KritiKal conducted an Open House '09 on 6th Aug' 2009 showcasing latest technologies and live product demonstrations and technical sessions. The event was well attended by Industry experts, clients and academicians from premier technical institutes. It was indeed a privilege to discuss technology pain points and share emerging technologies and their applications. KritiKal thanks all for the overwhelming response and will strive to deliver innovative products for tomorrow. KritiKal's technological excellence, at this young age, has carved its name among the select few successful technology start-ups in India.

KritiKal designed product bags highly coveted NASSCOM award for technology innovation.

Friday, 27 February 2009

License Plate Reading System : a real-time system to read the license plate of vehicle has won the coveted NASSCOM award for technology innovation. The system enables the identification of vehicle by capturing and recognizing a moving vehicle's number plate and transmitting real-time stamp of entry/exit to the database. 

LPRS Engine technology is based on latest pattern recognition, image processing and artificial intelligence techniques. The system uses built-in proprietary algorithms to detect number plates in any language along with the Driver images of a moving vehicle.

The automated information resource of the engine adds a new vital dimension to decision-making for Access control, Security and Traffic management personnel. LPRS Engine system can be easily integrated with any physical access control device like boom barriers and sliding gates for seamless access.

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The following link is the news coverage for the award:

KritiKal attended IIT Delhi Open House.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Kritikal Solutions showcased the technologies and products developed over last six years to invited guests which included faculty members from IITs.,people from industry,students and entrepreneurs.This event served as a good platform for highlighting product development projects done successfully by KritiKal.

The event started at 10.00 A.M. and the booth was opened for display, demonstration & discussion. A lot of participants showed keen interest in understanding the technologies and potential commercial applications. Several products, designed & developed by KritiKal were demonstrated to the visitors. The event closed at 5.00 PM and was captured by several media houses.

KritiKal develops a Low Cost Biometrics Solution for Access Control Applications.

Friday, 14 March 2008

KritiKal develops a biometrics solution based on Linux operating system and low cost COTS hardware; the solution provides an economical solution for large organizations with requirements of access control to sensitive areas. It also enables a biometrics (finger print based) system for remote attendance in an authentic manner for organizations with workforce spread across large geographical areas.

The solution supporting various popular medium of communication viz. Ethernet, GPRS over cellular network or a dialup interface to connect with the servers, would prove as a boon for organizations trying to track their workforce even at most distant locations. Another important feature of the solution is that it can be offered as a service, thereby reducing the NRE costs for organizations and can be integrated with customer's ERP and pay roll systems.

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Industry Trends : Indian Embedded Design Market Growing Aggressively.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Next fews years will see huge surge in KritiKal's development activities primarily due to booming embedded design market. The consumption of electronic equipment in India is set to increase to $363 billion by 2015 from $28.2 billion in 2005, pushing the total market for semiconductors to a whopping $36.3 billion by 2015.

According to semiconductor market research reports by India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Frost & Sullivan, the semiconductor-driven industry is expected to create over 3.5 million jobs by 2015.

The report reveals the semiconductor and embedded design (including chip design, hardware board design and embedded software) industry in India generated revenues of $3.25 billion in 2005, and could reach $43 billion by 2015 growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 per cent during the forecast period.

Source: India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Frost & Sullivan Reports

About KritiKal:
KritiKal provides cutting-edge, creative and innovative product development services in the areas of Embedded Systems and Computer Imaging. KritiKal successfully completed several product developments projects for esteemed domestic and international clients.

KritiKal's designed Multimedia & Data enabled Web Conferencing Service launched by BSNL.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

BSNL launched nationwide web conferencing service on 11th January 2008. This service is provided using the Franchisee's equipment (M/s Communication Experts Private Limited). With its indepth understanding of the conferencing & multimedia streaming protocols, KritiKal Solutions is providing product enhancement support to Communication Experts Private Limited on A3Connect.

A3Connect has the innovative features such as Persistent meeting rooms, multi-point, multi-media (Audio, Video & Data) conferencing service. It allows enhanced collaboration among users through sharing of PowerPoint Presentation, Whiteboard, Documents, & Chat facility amongst the conference participants, which will significantly aid in increasing the effectiveness of business meetings.

Ideally suited for users at all levels in large corporate houses, Small and medium businesses, SOHOs & quality conscious individuals to enhance collaboration, increase productivity and save costs.

EET India Article : Using RTOS in the MCU environment.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Using RTOS in the MCU environment

By Nishant Sharma
Chief Architect, Embedded Systems
KritiKal Solutions Ltd

The MCU world has been undergoing an upward change with the advent of a variety of more powerful MCUs that, in addition to supplying more horsepower, integrate a large number of peripherals. Software developers are facing a new world where they can add in more and more capabilities to their applications while ensuring performance. This has in turn created a need for a framework and back-end support for the following:
. Driver interaction, message queues and critical section protection;
. The ability to create lightweight tasks;
. Managing and testing the various modules;
. Scheduling tasks.

Small real-time kernels fit the bill really well. Their small memory footprint makes them a good choice for use in current platforms, including 8bit environments. They provide the basic features of an OS and a backbone for the design. Although such small kernels have been around for a long time, their use will become more widespread in the future.

Communications stacks : The software platform can be further enriched by adding in communication stacks for Modbus, CAN or TCP/IP. eCos, FreeRTOS are among the offering from the open-source domain, eCos being released in GPL. eCos offers greater infrastructure, including a hardware abstraction layer, device driver framework and TCP/IP networking stack.
FreeRTOS comes with a basic framework for an OS and is very lightweight. There are other commercial RTOS available, including some that are royalty-free, and may be chosen based on the development requirements. Even with all these benefits, application developers must also be aware of the pitfalls. RTOS or any other OS should be introduced in a design judiciously, keeping the application requirements in mind, otherwise it may result in unnecessarily bloating the development and testing cycles. With a reliable back-end, the application can be up in a jiffy, although one would have to go through the usual cycles for testing the product. However, having an RTOS is not the end goal, but the means to the end, since developers would still have to adhere to healthy design principles, coding standards and methodologies.

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