Wireless AT&T Technology Improving Cooler Management
The roof mounted Ice Bear machines, which are designed for medium to large-sized commercial buildings, work in conjunction with energy-intensive air conditioning units by generating ice at night and using that ice to cool buildings during the hottest hours of the day.
Using the Enterprise On-Demand platform – a web portal that controls wireless device inventory – each Ice Bear system wirelessly connects to a router with an embedded SIM that transmits real-time information on the status and performance of each ice unit.
This data is instantly available to Ice Energy on any web-enabled device. Ice Energy can use it, and the wireless connectivity, to remotely manage, monitor, and diagnose every Ice Bear unit installed, freeing up resources and increasing efficiency, says AT&T.
Last week it emerged that AT&T, in collaboration with sustainable business strategists BSR, is developing an eco-ratings system that will result in easy-to-read labels for all AT&T-branded mobile devices. Implementation of the labels is expected in the next few months.
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