Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage enterprise asset and energy management system, announced that it won the 2016 MassTLC Best Use of Technology: Internet of Things award. Presented at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s 19th annual gala in Boston, the technology leadership awards from the state’s foremost technology trade association honor “trailblazers of Massachusetts’ technology economy."
The MassTLC Technology Leadership award winners were elected from among over 300 strong nominees. Other finalists for the IoT award included PTC and LogMeIn, along with VoltDB (architected by 2014 Turing Award winner Dr. Mike Stonebraker) and Beechwoods Software.
Powerhouse Dynamics won for SiteSage, a solution that fully leverages the Internet of Things. In particular, the award honors the company’s achievements in food safety. The SiteSage Smart Kitchen platform combines factory integrated kitchen equipment, including refrigeration and cooking equipment, locally installed sensors, a mobile app, and cloud-based analytics to ensure operational efficiencies and enhanced food safety, consistent product quality, and reduced product shrinkage. The application produces automated food safety reporting and alerts, freeing staff from clipboards and manual temperature recording. SiteSage is installed in thousands of restaurants, including all 1,000+ company-owned Arby’s locations.
“SiteSage’s Smart Kitchen module combines a mobile app, fixed sensors, and direct integration with our critical kitchen equipment that not only helps us address food safety issues but also provides a unique capability to enhance the performance of our kitchen equipment through access to advanced diagnostic data,” said Alex Wolfe, supervisor, equipment R&D and new technology for Arby’s Restaurant Group.
In addition to helping to protect food safety and product quality, SiteSage has helped Arby’s achieve a reported 15% energy reduction in company-owned restaurants while also achieving significant water savings.