Silicon Valley based smart building AI company Verdigris has produced an Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensor and metering solution that claims to be able to reduce energy consumption and cost in buildings. The product itself is known as Einstein.

Einstein a go-IoT

As a piece of software and hardware, Einstein is grandiosely being called an ‘IoT energy management platform’ for managing connected sensors in complex enterprise facilities.

By analyzing Einstein’s continuous stream of energy data, Verdigris hopes to drive smarter (and more responsive) building operations, which, logically, should save money on energy costs if implementations are successfully deployed and subsequently run.

Einstein is Verdigris’ 5th generation hardware. Among its new features and upgrades Einstein includes built-in, native 4G-LTE connectivity. This sensor can now  deploy an always-on secure network for real time remote diagnosis of equipment faults and other energy signature anomalies.

Wang Chung

Verdigris CEO Mark Chung says that his firm’s software is designed to predict the most accurate forecasts of utility, weather and energy data to automate the reduction of inefficient energy operations.

Each Einstein sensor wirelessly streams millions of samples per second from a facility’s electrical panel into to the cloud. The Verdigris AIthen analyzes these ‘electrical fingerprints’ to automatically optimize building controls, predict future breakdowns and send users critical notifications about energy use.

“Verdigris embodies the potential for IoT to remake the energy and building analytics landscape,” said David Kipling, vice president of corporate investment at Jabil Circuit. Jabil is both a customer and an investor in Verdigris.

Verdigris’ AI software and smart sensors aggregate key energy consumption and prediction data into instantaneous mobile apps and web dashboards. Weekly reporting e-mails offer insight into energy statistics and measure progress against customer goals.

Close to the edge (processing)

The system also has increased edge-processing and storage as well as improved internal diagnostics. This new design meets international standards and certifications in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Verdigris already supports several international deployments, including customers in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Brazil and China. Verdigris will support 4G/LTE connectivity in international locations through new telecommunications partners including EE (Everything Everywhere) and Orange.

 


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