Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Arcus FM selects Bsquare to help develop distributed intelligence solution for retail FM
Bsquare Corporation a provider of intelligent devices and systems, has announced an agreement with UK facilities management provider, Arcus FM, to develop a distributed intelligence management solution to serve Arcus's growing portfolio of clients.
For its clients, Arcus maintains thousands of buildings and assets, for example, lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, mechanical and electrical items, as well as maintenance and cleaning.
Bsquare's work with Arcus will include collecting data into the cloud from many different sources: from equipment in the buildings themselves (energy consumption, detailed machinery condition data) to external sources such as weather data. This distributed intelligence solution will provide detailed information to Arcus for a rapid response to identified problems.
By creating more intelligent devices and systems, Arcus will have the ability to take preventative actions and keep situations and issues from becoming more serious problems.
"We look forward to working with Bsquare to develop a new platform that will collect data both from equipment at the stores we service and from external sources, such as weather data, to improve our services," says Steve Willis, COO at Arcus. "By using machine learning and process automation, we can help clients avoid equipment failure, unexpected downtime, repair costs, and more."
Accelerated by Bsquare's suite of software and services, the companies have already begun developing new monitoring solutions that will provide valuable insight and actionable data for maintenance teams. The solution, which includes machine learning and a complex rules engine, will allow Arcus to deliver proactive services to its clients, enhancing first-time fix rates and remote diagnostic capabilities, and optimising energy consumption.
Ralph C. Derrickson, president & CEO of Bsquare Corporation, says he believes the opportunity to use Bsquare's distributed intelligence software and service suite to manage facilities is enormous. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Arcus, a leader in facilities management," he says. "Our joint efforts, I believe, will set a new bar for what retailers should expect from their facilities management partner."
Arcus offers a range of services to mirror the changing demands of its clients, with the capability to deliver bundled and single-stream services. It works in partnership with its clients to understand their requirements and develop bespoke data analytical reporting to optimise performance, reduce energy consumption and increase lifespan of estate and equipment.
www.bsquare.com / www.arcus-group.co.uk
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