M2M player Camgian Microsystems has closed a contract with recycling services company FCC Environmental and tire retailer Gateway Tire to support centrally managed tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials across a number of automotive retail locations.
The Quantus-branded solution uses low-power, cellular-based sensors that feed information about fluid inventory and associated data analytics from 56 Gateway (Batesville, MS, USA) locations across seven states.
Camgian (Starkville, MS, USA) stores the information collected from the sites using a cloud-based software application that can support various analytical and reporting functions, including predictive analytics, advanced data visualization dashboards and reporting tools that provide status updates to desktop and mobile devices.
“This program demonstrates the power of our Quantus technology and its ability to cost effectively deliver M2M solutions in new markets,” said Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems. “With Quantus’s integrated sensing, communications and analytics technology, we can deliver solutions that add tremendous value in terms of operational efficiency and understanding.”
FCC (Houston, TX, USA) plans to use the Quantus solution to reduce operational costs and improve customer service capabilities, including the ability to improve route planning through better understanding of Gateway’s service requirements.
Camgian says that its sensing applications will also support protection by providing alarms based on specified detection thresholds.
The company says Gateway will be able to maximize revenue from its used oil supply through increased visibility, theft prevention and streamlined reporting.
“At Gateway, we are very excited to finally have this kind of cutting edge technology to help us maximize our profits in the waste oil market,” said Alex Yelton, a program manager at Gateway Tire.