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The new wave of productivity growth just makes sense

The new wave of productivity growth just makes sense
According to the management consultancy McKinsey & Company "data" will be the key competitive edge for companies in the future.

Global Sense, the Hemel Hempstead-based business that specialises in data sensing and control of electro-mechanical assets, is at the leading edge of this technological revolution, turning data capture into quantifiable savings in operational costs.

 "A transformation is taking place in the way that we can use current wireless technology to capture event-changing data pushed to us very cheaply and in real time. We have pioneered the industrialisation of GPRS for use in virtual networks and in combination with open web databases, to effectively monitor and control assets anywhere in the world. Our non-invasive systems, which are so easy to install, save money, save on maintenance and crucially, save on energy' according to Martin Walder, the Managing Director.

The business has spent the last two years refining its patented technology to ensure the reliability of its unique 'data push'. The results of this pioneering work are most evident in a busy International Airport, where the business was invited to develop a recovery plan on passenger sensitive equipment on lifts, passenger escalators and conveyors. Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been saved on preventing catastrophic failure and proportionate savings have been demonstrated on energy savings, in maintenance costs and on material costs, parts renewals, together with significant cost avoidance on unnecessary call-outs and disruption to passenger services.

Global Sense call their system "micro-intelligence" precisely because it senses changes in the state of a component, such as a bearing in an escalator, and sends this micro data in real time, anywhere in the world, on any platform - including to a mobile phone-to inform decisions. "We do not burden our clients with big data in the way that legacy systems do", states Roy Saunders, the Chairman of Global Sense, "our analytics are incredibly precise and allow important decisions to be made on the fly, with the surety of reliable information, inexpensively mined and transferred.  No one else can do this as reliably and as conveniently"

Exploiting data effectively requires simple and secure visualisation tools and Global Sense have developed a range of trade-marked, analytical tools (Viewr and Archivr) to compliment the Controlr (see photograph) which focus on the hidden gems of information, which on the hover of a mouse can alert customers to all manner of real and potential issues, even down to a light bulb failure.

Saunders again, "The idea of sensors embedded in products obviously leads to offerings such as preventative maintenance, but feed back like this can be used in every corner of a building, a utility like an airport, a shopping centre, a train line, and a manufacturing plant to prevent disruption, to improve productivity, to reduce costs, especially energy and to improve customer satisfaction"

Global Sense have invested in a demonstration suite at their UK Head Office where clients can witness a bespoke and live demonstrations of the capability of their unique systems. Here you can get hands-on experience of the Global Sense products and witness exactly how the business can prepare you for exploiting micro data and pushing the benefits to the bottom line. 

Global Sense claims that its system can do this for hundreds and not thousands of pounds, without the need to rely on old or to install new networks.
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