Devices World Sdn. Bhd. (“DevicesWorld”), incorporated in 2000 is a 100% Malaysian-owned technology company. Devices World’s goal is to research, develop and market state-of-the-art Enterprise Solutions in the areas of web-based Data Acquisition and Electronic Maintenance (eMaintenance) for Facilities Managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there is an ever pressing need for corporations to maintain increasingly high facility uptimes.

“Facility uptime of 99.9% is not enough for today’s market.  The goal is 99.9999%.”

Goldman Sachs

Devices World’s flagship product iSCADA targets this mega trend.

iSCADA is an Internet-based SCADA solution that utilizes the public Internet infrastructure as the data communication medium. It uniquely combines traditional SCADA technology with the open data communication protocols, services and data formats of the public Internet to deliver cost-effective and easy-to-use SCADA solutions.  Our technology is aimed at bringing SCADA applications to the masses. What was previously not economically feasible to be monitored by SCADA can now be monitored using iSCADA.

Since its launch in 2004, after years of intensive research & development, iSCADA has been deployed over a wide spectrum of market segments including data acquisition for scientific research, facilities management in campuses, environmental monitoring in data centers, security, fire safety and remote metering for energy efficiency. 

DevicesWorld is supported by a team of professionals and industry specialists with multi disciplinary skills in software, hardware and project engineering.


DevicesWorld has pretty sound in-house technical capability judging from the quality of hardware and software which were developed from scratch.

– British Telecom

The current organization appears to be built out of well-skilled individuals, each with their own specific value-add to bring.

– Deloitte

Patented Technology


The core technology of Devices World’s iSCADA is protected by a US patent No: 6,965,935 awarded on Nov 15, 2005 entitled “Network Architecture for Internet Appliances”.

This end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) based architecture enables real time man-machine & machine-machine interaction whereby:-

  • a plurality of users may access a particular appliance simultaneously;
  • a particular user may access a plurality of appliances simultaneously; and
  • a plurality of appliances may communicate with each other simultaneously.

Using our unique 3-tier “Device-Server-Client” architecture, any number of users may have simultaneous access to the data from any particular device without degradation of response times, which is not possible with conventional embedded servers on a point-to-point architecture.

The ability of a user to access any number of devices simultaneously makes this system an ideal Enterprise solution where fleet management of assets is usually an essential requirement.

This patented technology enables us to implement a system where appliances may be remotely monitored and controlled without the need for a public IP address, a permanent connection to the internet, or other heavy duty internet gateways like a PC or an existing LAN. This is a very critical component of our technology where many existing internet-based monitoring and embedded internet systems fail to deliver. This technology makes it possible to deploy Devices World’s iSCADA solutions in a wide variety of circumstances, particularly in cost sensitive applications or when access to existing networking infrastructure is not available.

Success Stories

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya

Real time monitoring and in-depth analysis from trending data assisted the university to address long-standing problems in their water reticulation system. Levels of reservoirs and tanks, incoming and outgoing flow rates, flow switches and pump control panel status were among the parameters delivered from remote sites throughout the campus to the desktops and mobile phones of facilities managers and technicians alike.

Successful deployment of iSCADA in the mechanical and civil departments led to planned campus-wide deployment for managing the electrical distribution networks and other M&E facilities.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Maintaining a 1,222 hectare campus in Skudai, Johor is like managing a small town. One iSCADA Gateway was deployed in 2005 as a pilot project, delivering instant positive results. The solution was then scaled up to over 60 Gateways, managing almost every building service including Lifts, PABX, Water Reticulation, Cooling systems & Server Rooms. Delivered on a hosted, managed services model, this project was scaled upwards effortlessly with no investments in software, servers, IT infrastructure or human resources.

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

The enormous responsibility of managing and educating a large and diverse student population has resulted in the expansion of the university set-up into a main campus, 3 satellite campuses, 12 branch campuses and 6 city/town campuses. Conventional maintenance based on information from BAS and IBMS is out! Having invested heavily in sophisticated building management systems, only to see them becoming white elephants, UiTM made a strategic decision to embrace eMaintenance for its campuses nationwide – both existing, and new ones being developed.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Scientific research: iSCADA was deployed at a remote island off Sarawak by researches from NTU and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation for the measurement of sand, nests, and egg temperature during incubation of reptilians – A new approach using Internet-based data acquisition technologies for concurrent analysis of globally consolidated real time data across multiple sites by multiple investigators. The high accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and robustness of iSCADA is illustrated in this real time end-to-end IP-based data acquisition project.

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