Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, recently unveiled a timely technological solution for monitoring and measuring fuel and energy consumption with precision. Developed in partnership with the University of Moratuwa Research Laboratory and rigorously tested and used on Dialog’s own base stations, the solution was released ahead of schedule to help organisations efficiently manage their fuel usage and consumption.
Based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, this solution uses multiple sensor types to record and showcase information in systems in real time, 24/7 and alerts the users via SMS, email, or the web when critical thresholds are reached. The solution also offers users a wide range of options to trigger alerts based on their security clearance and allows them to view the status of all their current operational vehicles on one dashboard.
Dialog has successfully used this IoT solution at locations where its towers are placed which brought about several benefits including reductions in maintenance and manpower cost, the elimination of fuel fraud, better visibility of energy consumed, improved overall efficiency and reductions in waste. The data gathered from this solution also proved to be beneficial in future planning.
This futuristic fuel and energy consumption monitoring solution has been developed in line with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance and has greatly helped Dialog engineers to overcome their day-to-day struggles in maintaining uninterrupted power and connectivity during times of fuel shortage. The proven results of this solution and its relevance to a large cross section of the economy means that it can be quickly and easily adapted to meet the specific needs of other industries, especially in terms of monitoring and managing large-capacity generators and fuel depots. Its immediate deployment at fuel stations, factories, hotels and other relevant industries around the country is expected to contribute for a substantial savings while acting as an anti-pilfering tool.
“In today’s context, energy conservation has become a large contributor to a healthy bottom-line growth. Therefore, the ability to measure and monitor energy and fuel consumption, especially in the current situation where these resources are not always readily available, is vital. We are confident that using an infinitely scalable solution such as this will bring about greater cost savings and reduce unnecessary wastage while showcasing trends and providing valuable data to help make informed decisions in future business planning,” said Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC.
“Judging by our own experience, using a fully automated solution such as this will lead to fewer breakdowns, significantly reduced staff and manpower costs and less downtime, all of which will contribute positively to profit margins. At Dialog Enterprise we are committed to introducing the latest in technological advancements, customized for our local market, that is geared to solve pressing business concerns and this solution is just one of several in the development pipeline that corporates can expect soon,” said Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer, Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC.
“With many years of experience in remote monitoring systems development at the Dialog-University of Moratuwa Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, I am happy that our technology has proved useful during a critical time in our country. We are committed to developing new products and services with Dialog Enterprise that will take Sri Lankan enterprises to the forefront, thereby ensuring Sri Lanka’s place a significant one in the challenging and evolving world of mobile technology,” said Prof. Dileeka Dias, Director, Dialog – University of Moratuwa Mobile Communications Research Laboratory.
This solution can be obtained from a starting price of Rs. 75,000. To find out more or to sign up for this solution, contact a Dialog Tech Expert on 0777 33 88 78.
IoT solutions have proven advantageous for almost every industry, facilitating the creation of new business opportunities, and boosting efficiency by connecting devices, managing tasks, analyzing opportunities, and transferring information in a secure manner. Along with other cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT creates a smart inter-connected environment where machines and equipment make decisions themselves. IoT is a game-changer for industries looking to explore automation as a tool for remote equipment control.