This new smart gear is the result of two years of research and development at Siveco’s Shanghai R&D center (the bluebee® lab) in close cooperation with leading academic and hardware partners.
The bluebee® hat is part of the bluebee® suite of Smart Operation & Maintenance products. It is designed to seamlessly integrate with third-party solutions such as EAM, ERP and MES. Thanks to advanced IoT and SOA technologies, the bluebee® hat displays alarms, incoming work orders or even real-time KPIs. The bluebee® hat features edge computing and embedded AI to supplement the wearer’s natural abilities.
Since January 1st, the bluebee® hat is already used at the Siveco office. Worn by the company’s R&D manager Wang Tao, the hat connects to Siveco back-office customer support software thanks to the bluebee® sync platform. When a Siveco customer reports a bug, an alarm is displayed on the hat. This practical innovation has resulted is a 12% decrease in the number of bugs per month. Similar improvement is expected in industrial environments.
According to Bruno Lhopiteau, Managing Director of Siveco China:
“The disruptive bluebee® hat opens a blue ocean market for Siveco, that of large multinationals’ Smart Manufacturing initiatives. These multi-year programs are currently in search of renewal after countless proof-of-concept attempts at IoT, AI, Predictive Maintenance, etc. We have already received inquiries from big consulting firms willing to dedicate hundreds of consultants for our projects. The smart money is sure to follow. This is growth hacking at its best.”
During 2020, further development is planned to integrate a buzzing function and a heating pad for field engineers working in colder regions. An explosion-proof ATEX-certified version of the bluebee® hat is also considered.
About Siveco China
Siveco China (www.sivecochina.com), founded in 2004, is a pioneer in the development of Smart Technologies for the Operation & Maintenance of infrastructures and industrial plants, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".
Long before the terms "smart" and "4.0" were coined, Siveco has been helping clients optimize the lifecycle of their assets and ensure regulatory compliance using IT. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", the company has designed a unique approach combining expert maintenance consulting and technological innovation. Smart O&M solutions developed in Siveco's R&D center in Shanghai cover Asset Management, Maintenance 4.0, Risk Prevention and HSE, utilizing Mobility, IoT, BIM, AR and AI technologies.
Siveco China has over 900 customer sites all over Greater China and on the Belt & Road, including ABB, Baosteel Metal, Beijing Environment, Capital Water, Carrefour China, CEPSA, CNEEC, CNOOC, COSCO, Fushun Mining, Engie, Everbright, GE, New World Development, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Suez NWS, Yingde Gases, Zhongshan Water etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies and with international clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.
Siveco China has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Brilliant 40 Years prize by the China Electric Power Equipment Management Association, Top Ten Enterprise for Asset Informatization Service by the and the China Association of Machinery Equipment Maintenance and Renovation (CAMER) and Best Industrial Software 2017 by Control Engineering China. Previous awards include CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013 and Engineers' Choice Awards by Plant360 in three categories in 2015.
Siveco is ISO 9001-certified by Bureau Veritas for its entire scope of business. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates its R&D center, and has offices in Hong Kong. Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, a European pioneer in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Siveco China publishes the monthly "Smart Operation & Maintenance – for the worker of tomorrow" email newsletter (newsletter.sivecochina.com), bilingual English and Chinese, available to subscribers and online.
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