LoRaWAN supports KOLO smart monitoring system to improve cleanliness, hygiene, and efficiency in smart buildings

Steve Salata of MachineQ

Philadelphia, USA. 15 March 2022 MachineQ, a Comcast Company, reports that GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, has expanded from its existing proprietary network and will now deliver its KOLO Smart Monitoring System to a wide range of facilities using MachineQ’s Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity platform.

The KOLO system automates restroom device monitoring and management to help improve hygiene, patron satisfaction, and custodial efficiency. With MachineQ’s fully integrated device-to-cloud platform, GP PRO can help further increase value for its customers with a LoRaWAN network that can scale additional use cases and interoperate more easily with other networks.

“Our goal is to use data and innovative solutions to help our customers address consumers’ hygiene concerns by providing cleaner, safer facilities,” says John Strom, vice president and general manager of GP PRO’s Connected Solutions business. “Our KOLO system is already a highly relevant sensing technology that generates and analyses important usage data to boost custodial efficiency while helping to reduce outages and waste, benefits that are especially important due to ongoing labor shortages. With MachineQ’s IoT platform, KOLO system customers can now benefit from an enterprise-grade network infrastructure, advanced integration capabilities, and the ability to scale as needed to respond to increased need.”

Steve Salata, vice president and general manager of MachineQ adds, “GP PRO is an exciting addition to the growing list of enterprise solution providers who use MachineQ’s platform to power their solutions so they can focus on their core business rather than the business of running and managing their own network. This relationship enables us to offer our enterprise customers a new smart bathroom solution to provide a better experience for people, improve operational efficiency, and reduce costs.”

Designed for high-traffic facilities such as airports, shopping centres, stadiums, schools, or other large buildings with public restrooms, the KOLO Smart Monitoring System is an IoT-enabled solution for data-driven cleaning and maintenance for custodial staffs. It monitors IoT restroom devices continually and alerts maintenance staff immediately when maintenance is needed. Using the system, organisations can be more proactive in providing well-maintained and well-stocked bathroom environments, especially during the COVID-19 era when patrons have increased their awareness of and desire for improved facility cleanliness and maintenance.

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