IIoT Company IMS Evolve and Current Partner to Enable Smarter Food Retail

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IIoT Company IMS Evolve and Current Partner to Enable Smarter Food Retail

IIoT Company IMS Evolve has announced a strategic partnership with Current, powered by GE to deliver IoT solutions to the food retail sector. The partnership leverages IMS Evolve’s integration and automation capabilities and Current’s Daintree wireless controls infrastructure to offer a proven solution that can help food retailers reduce operational costs and improve the customer experience.

The partnership will drive significant savings across energy, waste and maintenance by leveraging real-time data from assets across the enterprise. A popular U.S. regional grocer recently installed the new unified IMS/Current solution across nearly 200 stores and hopes to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the coming months by identifying and removing excess defrost cycles in refrigeration cases. The customer estimates the project will deliver over $ 1.2 million in annual savings through a combination of refrigeration, HVAC and lighting-related energy savings. At the same time food spoilage will be reduced by up to 30 percent and reactive maintenance calls may be cut by 25 percent. Colleen Calhoun, Head of Software Solutions & Chief Marketing Officer at Current, said: „We see great potential in our continued collaboration with IMS Evolve. As the grocery industry progresses from manual to fully-integrated and automated controls, food retailers will see a marked drop in the operational costs it takes to efficiently keep food quality high while delivering an excellent customer experience.“
The IMS Evolve platform integrates into existing refrigeration, lighting and HVAC infrastructure and systems, and provides access to real-time, fleet-wide actionable data on a single platform without a need to rip and replace. The software can run natively on Current’s wireless area controller (WAC), with data being acquired and leveraged through the IMS system to drive process automation.
IMS Evolve’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jason Kay, said:

With a powerful proposition that combines our proven IIoT solution with Current’s technology and experience servicing complex retail environments, we are able to deploy our solution at scale and speed to retailers across the world, releasing significant value and rapid ROI.

Current also provides project management support, including systems engineering and IT services. More information is available at the Current/IMS partnership page.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: IMS Evolve

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