Waste Management: Compology Case
IoT is breaking into government asset management and city halls doors. Telling to our politicians there is a new way to manage our waste. It would have been better if governments itself developed all of these technologies, but here we are. Making creative and inventive ideators lead our digital transformation.
The post of today it is about an excellent idea put in practice. You probably thought about it before. Being honest, I felt I had this idea long ago. This IoT example will be focused on cost-effectiveness.
From sensors to predictive maintenance
Part of our urban life will become an IoT tech game connecting consumers with public & private industries. I will not write today about Smartcities. Instead, I will deep dive in one of the most compelling business cases about how to manage efficiently the significant amounts of waste we produce as humans.
Compology, a San Francisco startup, developed a container monitoring software for waste haulers. Their software is dedicated to streamline operations, enhance customer service, and simplify analysis. In their own words, "is powered by camera-based sensors that automatically track fullness, location, and motion."
Their key business idea comes around a perfect combination of hardware and software. Combining IoT capabilities through internet-connected devices that can help authorities cut waste collection costs by 40% thanks to its cloud-based waste management platform.
They combined sensors, c
ameras, and GPS that analyze real-time data to increase efficiency for waste collection fleets. The camera capture pictures that are transmitted over mobile networks to detect the status of a container. Compology is not only focused on optimizing fastest routing and perfect time scheduling. Their innovation in the IoT field goes beyond using predictive analytics in low-network areas with insufficient data empowering every single zone.
Built-in customized apps
Trucks drivers are provided with tablets with purpose-built customized apps to get real-time data on containers from their IoT hardware. Data is also used to be aware of the roll-off inventory and times when each tank was emptied last.
The business impact goes from efficient asset management to even higher revenue (or fewer taxes for us) for city private/public offices. The economic benefits of using Compology IoT solution can be calculated using its online calculator.
IoT is landing everywhere, it is redefining our surroundings and conquering our imagination in everything we can consider. From intelligent car parking to efficient water pipe management or smart street lighting: IoT technologies are expected to bring those changes from imagination to real life. What is your next idea? I am sure it will have a bit of IoT on it.