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How Using the Internet of Things Helps Businesses Save Money By Identifying Inefficiencies

First published in the April 2016 issue of Quarry Management as Have You Looked EveryWare?

Newly launched real-time analytics and carbon footprint reduction specialists EveryWare use the Internet of Things to help businesses save money through identifying inefficiencies

Pioneering real-time analytics specialists EveryWare have recently been launched with the aim of saving businesses money in areas that they are yet to recognize, while reducing their carbon footprint. Born from the desire to provide a responsive, interoperable, easily integrated, tailored analytics solution to enterprises that cannot or do not wish to use one of the giant enterprise software systems, EveryWare identify the inefficiencies that are costing businesses money through the use of retrofit sensors and Internet of Things technology, allowing them to resolve issues instantly and remotely, before they escalate. 

‘The process breaks down into three main stages: local sensing though sensors that can be fitted retrospectively; local control via a Smarthub; and remote monitoring from anywhere in the world via any handheld device,’ said Tom Screen, technical director of EveryWare. ‘The back-office Smarthub tracks data gathered by sensors in the workspace, which is then synced in real time to a cloud platform for storage. Management can connect directly to the Smarthub from a remote device by using a secure access code to receive a real-time overview of the workspace, broken down by function.’

EveryWare technology allows businesses to monitor power usage in real time. Data from each function (charging stations, lights, heating etc) are constantly streamed to the Smarthub. The Smarthub then processes the raw data, allowing the business owner to see inefficiencies in the workplace. The ability to eliminate excessive power usage will not only reduce the business’ carbon footprint, but, in turn, will also save money.

The technology is tailored specifically to problems encountered in each individual business across a wide range of sectors. The main focus is to simplify the process of obtaining appropriate data in the areas that are costing businesses money or potentially need to be controlled to avoid a crisis situation. This in turn gives companies the chance to react effectively on receiving real-time data.

‘What differentiates us is that we are entirely vertically integrated. We manufacture the sensors, the software and the interface in house, with no outsourcing, no middle man. You can find us all in one place,’ said Nigel Maris, managing director of EveryWare and founder and managing director of sister company Assembled Electronics Solutions (AES), who have been producing electronics devices for applications across multiple sectors since 2009. ‘This makes us cost-effective, scalable, nimble and responsive – something that the larger enterprise software providers struggle to be.’

EveryWare utilize the experience of AES in the manufacture of their sensors and Smarthubs, which means that everything is designed, developed and produced in house. If the sensors detect that pre-determined parameters have been exceeded, these devices notify the management and ensure that complete control is maintained at all times. 

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