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Ameet Kalagi


Last update: 07.09.2022

Technology & Product Leader

Company: Locixx GmbH
Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Hindi (Full Professional)




Embedded Systems, Drivers, Digital Signal Processing, C/C++, Python, Javascript, OPC-UA, Modbus, Bluetooth, WiFI, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP/S, RTMP, GPS, PLC, SCADA Systems, Data-platform, Kafka, Spark, ML, Superset, BI, API, REST, SOAP, SQL, AWS, Cloud Services, Node, js, React, Cloud, IoT, Video Streaming, Signal Processing, Video Compression, codec, Transcoding, Android, iOS , Image processing, STM32, sensor, SPI, AWS IoT, MQTT, S3, Dynamodb, cellular network, parser, database, MySQL, CAN bus, backend, MP3, C++ language, Cortex-A8, encoding, decoding, processor architecture, system development , VoIP, analytics, frontend, ARM7, Gstreamer, BIOS, linux, bitrate, HLS, MPEG-DASH, CDN, live streaming, transcode, CMS, MPEG2-TS, REST APIs, BI tool, Looker, presto, trino, docker , real-time system, UDF, machine learning

Project history

09/2019 - Present
Industrial IoT - Systems - Embedded Systems - Data-Platform
ConnectedThinks - Locixx GmbH

Contactless IR Temperature monitoring - battery powered device (WiFi, Bluetooth)

Software, hardware and device prototyping of a contactless temperature monitoring device. ( links ) . The device was developed in multiple variants - based on EspressIF ESP32 (WiFi+Bluetooth), ESP8226 (WiFi only), STM32 (Wifi+eSim Cellular) and was a battery powered device which could perform non-contact temperature monitoring using an IR-Melexis sensor connected through an I2C/SPI interface to the main board. The project involved developing the application software to read from the IR sensors through multiple actuators or scheduled reads and transmit this data to a AWS IoT Core cloud service through MQTT. 

The cloud software was also developed to write the data from these devices to S3 and Dynamodb and show this data in real-time over a BI dashboard.  

Oct-2019 to Jun-2020

[Active support]

Locixx GmbH Personal Location Tracking

The personal tracker watch is battery powered and connected to a cellular network through a SIM. The tracker sends location information to configured clients through TCP at scheduled intervals or whenever there is an SMS trigger. The project involved writing a parser for the TCP packet arriving from the watch and reading the GPS information - such as latitude, longitude, strength, heading, number of satellites latched, etc. . This data was then saved to a cloud database (MySQL) to be read by an application upon search requests.  

Jun-2020 to Sept-2020

[Active support]

OBD-II Vehicle Location Tracking

The project involved end-to-end solution development for a location tracking and driving behavior analysis. The OBD device could read the vehicles CAN bus information as well as provide accelerometer and position data. The project involved integrating these fleet of devices to a cloud backend and aggregating data to be made available to an end application.  

Jan-2022 to present

Industrial IoT - OPC-UA PLC - Factory operational metrics and AMR metrics

The project involved 2 parts. 

  • The first part was integrating industrial operations data from an automatic bottling plant through a PLC connected to an OPC-UA server. The cloud-app would read data from the OPC-UA server and then aggregate the operational metrics - such as plant downtime, total bottles processed in an hour/day, rejects count, OEE, etc. 

  • The second part was collating data from Omron Autonomous Moving Robots and feeding these to the operational dashboards to monitor the efficiency and usage of the AMRs. 

Jan-2022 to present

Embedded Software Projects:  Multimedia codecs optimizations and Media systems development on ARM Cortex and TI-DSP based processors

These were multiple long duration projects spread over multiple years. 

Multimedia Codec Optimizations: Codecs such as MP3, H264 are typically written in C/C++ language. To run these codec softwares on low-power devices such as those enabled by ARM-Cortex-A8 or TI-DSPs needs both compute and memory optimizations to enable real-time encoding or decoding. Understanding the processor architecture and Memory I/O are key to determining the optimization approach. 

System development: Development of Audio/Video playback systems, Video-VoIP communication systems on ARM and TI based processors. Have worked on optimizing components, memory/cache optimizations, system integration on ARM7/9/9E/11 and TI-C64x processors. Competent with ARM and TI-C64x+ platforms. OpenMAX IL, Gstreamer, TI Media framework, TI BIOS, TI Code composer studio, ARM-linux, ARM ADS, linux makefiles 

2003 to 2010

01/2008 - Present




General Management @ Vodafone Idea Ltd. 

This was a greenfield project for the largest Indian Telecom - Vodafone Idea Cellular Ltd. It involved setting up an OTT platform from scratch including managing RFP and RFQ processes, multi-vendor evaluations, handing out projects and services to various vendors and managing their deliveries and output, working with commercial and product teams to make progress.   

Vodafone and Idea underwent a merger and I was responsible for technology and live-service merger of Telecom Value Added Services and Digital Services. 

I handled Data Asset Monetization programs with multiple vendors in advertisement, finance-credit-rating, weather-forecasting and similar verticals who leveraged Machine-Learning over telco data for improving services. 

July 2016 to Sep 2019

Product Management @ Mediamelon Inc.

Started from a PoC and few patents to defining the product and implementing it in a way that it can fit the industry offering. Worked with multiple industry folks and CTOs of partner companies to create and publish joint collaterals and define the product in a way that it becomes easy to adopt. Deeply involved with hiring and bringing the right folks into the organization. 

June  2013 to Aug 2016

Engineering Management @ 

Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd

I headed a team of around 10 engineers working on developing various audio and video systems, compression software products and mobile applications. Was responsible for hiring, on-boarding and  building human-resource capabilities and team-management. 

Jun-2008 to May-2013

08/2019 - 08/2022




Analytics Data-Platform - Data-streaming-stack, API backend, React-based frontend -

ConnectedThinks Pvt Ltd

This is a Industrial data platform capable of connecting to multiple machinery (through OPC-UA, MQTT or REST APIs), transform data (through Kafka, Kafka streams and KSQLdb stack) and provide data-insights (through a home-grown BI tool capable of real-time monitoring) and connection to other BI tools such as Superset and Looker through presto/trino. The stack is built and deployed through docker, docker-compose and swarm and capable of on-prem or on-cloud deployments.  

2019-Dec to present


 [Active Development & Support]

OTT Video Service Analytics & Real-time anomaly detection

Mediamelon, Inc

The project involved architecting and implementing a real-time system which can work with real-time messages of the high-order and frequency and is able to detect anomalies in real-time. The size was of the order of 1k to 3k messages per second where each message has 100+ parameters. Kafka and KSQL were utilized to implement this system and custom KSQL UDF functions were written which could run ML prediction models to predict the anomalies. 

2021-June to 2021-Dec

01/2010 - 01/2016




QBR Video Streaming Technology 

Mediamelon, Inc

QBR is a new technology which improves the Adaptive bitrate video streaming methods like HLS and MPEG-DASH by reducing the CDN cost and improving the quality. I worked on multiple aspects to get this product into market - building PoC, optimizing the usage, making it suited to partners, integrations, working with DRM/Video-Encoder/OTT-Platform vendors and also recruiting and working with marketing teams - among other things.  It also led to a granted patent which covers various aspects of enabling this technology for real-time live streaming. 

June  2013 to Aug 2016

OTT Video Platform, 

Vodafone Idea Ltd.  

Management of OTT Video Platform, starting from a greenfield project to delivery and operations. It involved Live-Television systems for satellite downlink, video-transcode and packaging, Origin Server and DRM, CDN, CMS, managing telco video-player applications on various platforms

July 2016 to Sep 2019

Broadcast AV Transcoding Systems, 

Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd

Built a system supporting Audio/Video transcoding on a Texas Instruments DSP. The system would transcode audio and video streams in a MPEG2-TS while leveraging the hardware decoding and encoding capabilities offered by the underlying processor.  

Dec-2008 to 


Industrial IoT Process Adherence through Camera Surveillance Systems, 

ConnectedThinks Pvt Ltd

A system was developed for manufacturing industries having multiple manual assembly tasks. Where in-depth inspection is not feasible, it is difficult to ensure the quality of the manual tasks or to get a reliable quality score. An innovative solution was designed where a Video surveillance system would capture the staff’s hand movements, during the assembly process. A Edge device predicts the position and movements on hands and classifies it to certain pre-trained assembly steps. Finally provides a score to the assembly step which is used for inspection and quality improvement.

June-2020 to Jan-2021

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