This week, Website Planet had the opportunity to interview Eric Lin, the CEO of Hightopo. He was happy to share some information about the company, how it evolved, and what is in the pipeline for the near future.
Please present Hightopo to our audience
Hightopo is dedicated to handling the technical difficulties in the last phase of the data processing procedure in the IIoT: data visualization, specializing in the component technologies of web-based two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) graphic interfaces.
Hightopo focuses on visual monitoring and visual O&M for the IIoT, and provides a visualization solution for the monitoring systems used in the IIoT and Digital Twins. It has launched a proprietary software application named HT for Web. HT for Web is suitable for the UI display of real-time monitoring systems. After the solution is applied, topological graphs, charts, and other highly interactive applications are easy to create, deploy, and customize.
This solution is widely used in telecommunication networks to manage topologies and devices. It is also widely used in the electricity industry, gas industry, and other industrial automation fields such as human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). In recent years, HT for Web has also shone itself in digital twins solution, widely used in Smart City, Smart Grid, Smart Construction, etc. as the visualization part of the solution.
Please describe the story behind the company: What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
Fun fact, core R&D team members are actually from the game industry, they have more than 10 years of experience in game development, While the founder himself has experience in SCADA. The founder believes that the mature game renders engine will benefit a lot in the industrial automation field.
Hightopo starts in the telecommunication industry and was soon found valuable to many other industry stakeholders, therefore expanding itself to oil & gas, and electricity. With the digital era, digital transformation and digital twin become a go-to option for many industrial businesses, Hightopo’s visualization solution has also become a need for presentation and monitory.
What services do you offer?
Hightopo provides customers with end-to-end visualization management and support, from consultation, design(UI and 3d modeling), and implementation to after-sales services.
What is the mission of Hightopo?
Hightopo continuously strives to make HT for Web one of the top software applications worldwide.
Hightopo – everything you need for cutting-edge visualization.
Who are your typical customers, and what do you think is the main challenge that your product solves for them?
HT for Web has been applied in various industries, such as telecommunications, electricity, hydropower, transportation, petrochemical, manufacturing, medical, and industrial control industries.
The main challenge we solve are:
- Installation-free with 24/7 availability. As a web-based solution, information can be delivered anytime, anywhere
- Cross-platform ability. One software, works seamlessly on PC, mobile phone, tablet, from any modern browser.
- Light-weight yet high-performance. The SDK itself is only 900k, while all components can carry more than 10,000 data volumes and maintain smooth operation.
What are the plans for Hightopo for the near future?
Hightopo has developed decades of experience and cooperates with many big-name companies in China, the direct contact with the frontline market makes us has more understanding of industry needs. The next step will be to expand our business globally and bring more visualization solutions to a global scope.