Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology provider Camgian Microsystems has inked a deal with recycling services firm FCC Environmental and retail tire and service center chain Gateway Tire intended to bring value to the oil recycling market.
Under the agreement, Camgian will deliver an enterprise M2M system that supports centrally managed tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials generated across disparate automotive retail locations.
The system, built on Camgian’s Quantus Sensor Fusion Engine, comprises low-power, cellular based sensors that communicate on-site fluid inventory and associated data analytics from 56 Gateway locations across seven states. Information collected from the sites is stored and aggregated in a cloud-based software application, which supports various analytical, visualization and reporting functions. These include predictive analytics that enable forecasting of servicing requirements; advanced data visualization dashboards for improved operational understanding; and reporting tools that provide real-time servicing alerts and status messages to desktop and mobile devices.
FCC will utilize the Quantus program to drive down operational cost and improve customer service capabilities. This includes the ability to improve route planning through better understanding of Gateway’s serving requirements provided by Quantus.
Quantus sensing applications will also support spill protection by providing alarms based on specified detection thresholds.
Quantus will provide Gateway with an enterprise view for all of its retail sites along with history of all used oil transactions. The benefits to Gateway include maximizing revenue from their used oil supply through increased visibility, theft prevention, and streamlining reporting and transactions, Camgian says.
M2M technologies could help reduce global GHG emissions by 9.1 billion metric tons by 2020, equivalent to 18.6 percent of global GHG emissions in 2011, according to a report published in February 2013 by AT&T and the Carbon War Room.