Girbau, a leading manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment, has selected Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution to enable Sapphire, its new remote monitoring service for commercial laundry machines.
Girbau is transforming its customer service capabilities by deploying IoT applications. The machine data collected enables Girbau to provide preventive maintenance, which allows its customers to maintain their fleet of laundry machines more efficiently, reduce downtime, optimize their operating costs and increase profitability.
Supported by distributor S-Connect Spain, Girbau chose Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, including FX30 programmable IoT gateways
, tightly integrated with smart connectivity services
and the Legato® embedded application development platform, to quickly develop, deploy and scale its Sapphire solution as an IoT service.
“Sierra Wireless programmable gateways and connectivity services provide a highly scalable solution to connect and collect data from all of our machines,” said Valentí Freixanet, Mobile, Software & IoT product owner (PO), Girbau. “Delivering value-added services and reliability to our customers is the key to growing our business. Sierra Wireless provided critical IoT technology for us to differentiate our products and offer a valuable service to our customers.”
Sierra Wireless’ hardware and connectivity services can be configured and programmed over the air using the AirVantage® IoT Platform, allowing Girbau to deploy its Sapphire solution in multiple markets around the world. Sapphire monitors each machine’s production volume, usage and operation, sends data to the cloud, and can alert users via mobile or web app when a machine is functioning abnormally or about to run out of detergent.
“Girbau is modernizing the laundry business with IoT technology,” said Marc Overton, senior vice president and general manager, IoT Services, Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless’ integrated IoT hardware and services make it much easier to add connectivity to machines, helping customers like Girbau develop new service-oriented business models.”
Mobile World Congress Demonstration
Sierra Wireless and Girbau are showcasing the Sapphire remote monitoring service for laundry machines at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Feb, 26 – Mar. 1.
Visitors to stand #4A30 in the GSMA Innovation City, Hall 4 can see how Girbau’s “IoT Kit” connected to the washing machine collects and transmits machine data through Sierra Wireless’ FX30 programmable IoT gateway and smart connectivity services to the Sapphire app.