BOSTON — Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage® enterprise asset and energy management system, announced that it has been honored with 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 honor “trailblazers of Massachusetts’ technology economy.”

Powerhouse Dynamics won for SiteSage, a comprehensive solution that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT). 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 currently installed in thousands of restaurants, including all 1,000+ company-owned Arby’s locations.

Alex Wolfe, supervisor, equipment R&D and new technology for Arby’s Restaurant Group, said, “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.”

In addition to helping to protect food safety and product quality, SiteSage has helped Arby’s achieve a reported 15 percent energy reduction in company-owned restaurants while also achieving significant water savings.

In accepting the award, Powerhouse Dynamics CEO Martin Flusberg thanked SiteSage Smart Kitchen customers, “who have worked closely with us to build something that solves a major problem for them: managing food safety reliably, remotely, and continuously at thousands of locations. We are turning the promise of the Internet of Things into reality at restaurants and convenience stores every day, driving practical change with cutting-edge tools.” Flusberg gave a special shout-out to Arby’s, who also recently awarded Powerhouse Dynamics the 2016 Red Hat award for Innovative Supplier of the Year.

SiteSage, in use at restaurants, convenience stores, retail stores, and other small commercial facilities across North and Central America, combines enterprise-wide equipment controls with granular monitoring and patented analytics to deliver the type of benefits realized by Arby’s. The SiteSage IoT platform is factory-integrated to connect equipment to the cloud from a growing number of HVAC, refrigeration, oven, fryer, and other manufacturers.

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Publication date: 10/5/2016

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