Aquicore, an asset operations platform for commercial real estate (CRE), recently announced the launch of its new self-installing Internet of Things (IoT) hardware. The patented devices — the Aquicore Hub and the Aquicore Bridge— which aims to make it quicker and easier for executives, managers and building teams to complete Aquicore’s installation process, saving companies time, money and resources, according to the company.
Aquicore devices compile real-time data from utility meters, submeters and building equipment. The platform then uses that data to track, analyze and predict key performance metrics like energy and water use, air quality, budgets and more. These high-resolution views into building processes enable asset and property managers to make faster and more informed decisions that ultimately reduce operating costs, increase energy efficiency and improve asset value.
The Aquicore Hub serves as a central unit and internet gateway for securely uploading building data to the cloud. The Aquicore Bridge extends the Hub’s range by connecting virtually any building meter, equipment or sensor via a mesh network that can be extended to cover an entire building. Both devices, which use encrypted 4G communications to keep customer data safe, are designed to guide on-site staff through a 30-minute installation and commissioning process, eliminating the need to hire outside contractors. Aquicore’s self-installable IoT devices enable buildings to be up and running within days instead of months, the company claims.
“Hardware connectivity is quickly becoming an important differentiator for players in the asset management space,” said Roy Illingworth, vice president of operations at Aquicore.