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Etisalat in IoT drive

IoT solutions set to boost the country’s energy-efficiency graph, says official

| | Jan 11, 2018 | 10:17 am
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Etisalat has said a range of building and industrial IoT solutions available in the UAE will boost the country’s energy-efficiency graph.

David Torre, Director of IoT, Etisalat, revealed to Climate Control Middle East that the solutions were brought to the fore through various strategic partnerships formed between Etisalat and other vendors, and that they would be offered to Etisalat’s customers.

Sharing details on some of the products, Torre said: “Currently, we are showcasing some of the IoT solutions like the energy-efficiency platform, asset-monitoring generator and the digital manufacturing platform. These solutions would augment our services to help our customers achieve energy-efficiency goals.”

Speaking on the features of the energy-efficiency platform, Torre said that it would be used to focus on monitoring of HVAC equipment, pumps, air-handling units and other mechanical systems, from Etisalat’s IoT command control centre, through a cloud. Dedicated teams would be able to monitor the behaviour of the equipment and provide solutions to the customers on how best they can optimise the equipment and reduce energy usage.

Highlighting the benefits of the asset-monitoring solution, AssetMinder, Torre said that the solution would help users reduce their operating costs and downtime of unmanned equipment, such as pumps, coolers and boilers. The data collected would offer details of the functioning characteristics of the equipment and alert the operator to any maintenance issues.

Yet another solution, he said, is the digital manufacturing platform, where IoT is being used to efficiently monitor and design manufacturing processes through horizontal integration, where all the industrial assets are connected to the platform for better monitoring and maintenance.

The solution, Torre said, can be used to calculate productivity, such as hourly production rate, target rate, man-hours and machine-hours, including the energy the machine consumes. With sensors fitted to the machine, the user would be intimated about any maintenance issues.

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