It is with great excitement that Ubidots announces their official partnership with Everactive, a technology company that offers batteryless monitoring solutions that is on track to propel the Internet of Things forward by overcoming the key barriers that prevent its widespread adoption in industrial settings.
Despite the rapid growth of IoT and its profound impact on different sectors, the industrial world hasn’t benefited from it to the same extent. Using IoT to monitor thousands of motors, pumps, steam traps (and machines in general) in a rugged industrial environment doesn’t always make logistical sense when it entails the addition of an equivalent number of battery-powered devices to a complex maintenance operation.
Asides from IoT driving technological advances, and its inherent benefits in several industries, sustainability is barely in question when it comes to scaling and the negative effects this might cause in our environment. Therefore, batteryless devices eliminate the dangers caused by the large-scale production and disposal of batteries.
In addition to logistic headaches and financial burden of batteries limiting the large-scale IoT, batteries also introduce an unsustainable environmental cost, placing a severe strain on the planet’s limited natural resources and sending millions of tons of un-recycled material into the world’s landfills.
Everactive overcomes this hurdle and opens the doors to scalable and sustainable IoT for the industrial sector with their batteryless devices that power themselves by harvesting energy from their surroundings or from the equipment they monitor. Designed for harsh industrial settings, Everactive’s sensors require up to one thousand times less power than competing circuits, and get their energy from indoor or solar light and small temperature differentials.
Everactive’s solutions are designed to allow seamless retrofitting of legacy equipment and center on steam trap monitoring and machine health monitoring. The type of monitoring that can be achieved with Everactive’s solutions enables valuable predictive maintenance that increases uptime and reduces environmental impact, which even contributes to the achievement of sustainability goals.
Ubidots, for its part, is a great complimentary platform to all the benefits that can be attained with Everactive. Receiving all the data generated by devices and sensors, Ubidots turns monitoring into a simple and intuitive task thanks to its comprehensive visualization tools and its drag-n-drop dashboards.
But Ubidots isn’t just a visualization platform — who accesses the data and how is also something important, and Ubidots takes good care of that. One of Ubidots’ apps can be divided into multiple organizations, making the process of monitoring a big operation very convenient since it can be split into floors, buildings, types of machines, or any other parameter. In addition to that, you can decide who has access to those organizations by defining their roles and what they can do.
And since this type of monitoring is all about staying ahead of issues and acting on data, Ubidots has an events module that can be granularly configured so that you receive alerts, right when you need them, in the form of SMS, emails, calls or messaging app’s notifications.
Lastly, Ubidots also comes with a very convenient reports engine that makes the process of summarizing weeks’ or months’ worth of data easy and thorough. With the option of choosing within different file formats, the reports can be programmed to be sent through email recurrently so that everyone is always up to date with the operation.
To kick this partnership off, Ubidots has introduced a new plugin to their platform that makes the connection between Everactive’s cloud and Ubidots a simple and quick process. Seamlessly get the best out of Everactive and Ubidots and bring your operation to the palm of your hand. Find out how the plugin works in this guide.
Combining Everactive and Ubidots has the word save written all over it — not only would you be saving money, time and resources, but you would even contribute to saving the planet thanks to the reduction in the use of batteries (and the harmful chemicals that come with them).
Everactive has helped breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), to cut 7,561 tons of CO2 emissions per year from their plants, the equivalent of removing 1,644 passenger vehicles from the road for one year!
About Ubidots and Everactive
Ubidots is a low-code IoT development platform for engineers and developers without the time or energy to build an entire, production-ready IoT application themselves. From device-friendly APIs to a clean UI for end-users, Ubidots provides the essential building blocks to bring you faster to market, without having to hire an expensive team of engineers to develop and maintain a customized solution.
In collaboration with its partners, Everactive delivers the most scalable and cost-effective micro-renewable energy solutions. The company's proprietary low-power energy harvesting and wireless technology enables completely batteryless and always-on Internet of Things systems. Ruggedized for harsh industrial settings, Everactive Edge devices provide continuous insight into asset health across a range of equipment and throughout entire plants and facilities. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, and Charlottesville. For more information, please visit: www.everactive.com.