“The new capabilities improve equipment integration and control, enable customers to streamline operations, and deliver requested functionality to customers”
Boston, MA (PRWEB)
September 12, 2017
Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage® platform, announced today the release of major new functionality that expands the system to better enable the “smart connected enterprise”. SiteSage connects, monitors, analyzes, and controls equipment to better manage assets, operations, and energy enterprise-wide. The platform is used by hundreds of major retail, convenience store, and restaurant chains across North America and beyond.
“The new capabilities improve equipment integration and control, enable customers to streamline operations, and deliver requested functionality to customers,” said Jason Roeder, who is Senior Director of Product Management for Powerhouse Dynamics. “We’ve rolled out enhancements to all aspects of the platform, including the enabling hardware, the equipment integration layer, the cloud-based user interface, and the mobile app, increasing capabilities while, in some cases, reducing costs.”
Hardware upgrades include an update to the SiteSage IoT Gateway, the platform’s core “Edge Device.” With a more powerful processor and additional memory, the IoT Gateway supports numerous integration protocols, retains data longer in case of communications outages, offers Power over Ethernet (PoE) to minimize the risk of power interruptions, and supports a new 915MHz radio that delivers longer-range communications.
The new radio enabled the release of the WiTemp+, a low cost wireless temperature sensor that can also support a door sensor or pulse counter. The WiTemp+ is a core, self-installable component of the SiteSage Smart Kitchen food safety functionality.
A new, lower priced version of the SiteSage SmartControl that automates equipment and lighting on/off schedules was also introduced. This version eliminates the need to install costly contactors in many cases, and directly integrates with sensors to avoid the latency of cloud communications.
The SiteSage customer portal now offers enhanced benchmarking and filtering, enterprise alerting, and automated savings analysis with weather normalization. Several new alerts have been added…