Blue IoT and Yotta partner to deliver Asset Management Services worldwide
The partnership will allow the two organisations to work together to offer customers infrastructure asset management – connecting everything from waste bins to streetlights to drainage gulleys – alongside high-quality low carbon footprint smart buildings, energy and environmental services management.
Where appropriate, both parties will refer their customers and prospects to the other’s solutions and services and highlight the benefits of these, as well as actively looking for opportunities to develop joint proofs of concept to demonstrate their capabilities to customers. Moreover, both Yotta’s connected asset management platform, Alloy and Blue IoT’s Cloud based IoT building & Energy management system (BEMS), Encompass Blue, feature open application programming interfaces (APIs). This enables end customers to integrate the two systems together and also integrate them with their own infrastructure together with other applications.
Yotta is already involved in two proof of concepts based on IoT capabilities in the Australasian region: the City of Ryde green bus shelter project in Sydney Australia and a highways management and maintenance project for Auckland System Management (ASM) in New Zealand. It expects the agreement with Blue IoT will enable it to develop other opportunities into proof of concepts and long-term commercial opportunities.
Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager, Yotta, said: “Historically, we have been associated with traditional highways and waste management opportunities with UK-based local authorities and councils. Those markets will continue to be strong for us. However, we are also looking to expand into new geographies and market sectors. Our interactions with customers increasingly start with IoT today and this is a space we want to grow into more moving forwards.
“This new partnership will help us to sustain this focus on IoT as well as significantly expanding the cost savings and efficiency gains we can offer our local authority customers,” she continued. “Working with Blue IoT represents a value add for Yotta. Through Alloy we can offer customers better connectivity to all of their infrastructure assets. Thanks to our agreement with Blue IoT, we will also be able to offer them better smart building and energy management including a range of COVID-19 risk mitigation services – particular indoors across their offices, facilities and sites.”
Bob Sharon, founder and chief innovation officer, Blue IoT, said: “We are delighted to be working with Yotta, with which we share a strong focus on introducing technology initiatives to benefit customers and reduce carbon footprint. Working with Yotta allows us to add asset management to our portfolio and expand our capability from inside buildings to helping to deliver efficiencies in waste management and environmental services outdoors. We can also add value to the proposition by bringing in innovative service provider partners in and around the asset management both indoors and outdoors.
“We are confident that this partnership will enable us to expand our market share not just in Australia but across the world,“ he added. “I’m convinced that by pooling our resources and developing what we have together, we can leverage more business. The two businesses complement each other well. We look forward to working with Yotta to develop and explore new IoT focused opportunities over the coming months and years.”