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Lincoln, Neb. — March 17, 2016 — BinMaster, of Lincoln, Neb., and Device Solutions Inc., of Morrisville, N.C., have announced their strategic alliance that will improve remote monitoring with end-to-end solutions for sensor-based networks.
The companies have teamed up and designed systems that automate data collection, dissemination, and reporting. Customers across any industry will be able to monitor and manage data from all types of sensors for properties such as level, temperature, moisture, humidity, or flow and be alerted when pre-determined thresholds have been met. Other system features include the ability to track assets and automatically optimize routes for delivery vehicles.
The backbone of the system is a wireless communication device based upon the Cellio IIoT platform developed by Device Solutions that BinMaster will market as BinCom. Transceivers and gateways send data from sensors to cloud-based application software.
The BinMaster BinCom device roadmap will offer a variety of models compatible with Cellular CDMA, Cellular GSM, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet communication platforms. Remote data monitoring can be done via a PC, tablet, or SmartPhone and can be set up to send automated alerts via email or SMS text.
Device Solutions has developed flexible dashboards that can be customized by each company, each user within a company, and by the type of sensor data they wish to monitor. BinCom is compatible with a variety of BinMaster sensors or currently installed sensors supplied by BinMaster or another manufacturer. The standard BinCom interfaces include both Analog and Digital and support 0-5VDC, 4-20 mA, dry contacts, Modbus, and RS-485 outputs.
The BinCom data monitoring and asset tracking solutions will be offered by BinMaster as complete systems including sensors, BinCom transceivers, gateways and asset trackers, cloud-based services, and other options such as local monitoring consoles.
“Customers today just don’t want to buy a sensor, they want a complete turnkey solution that is easy to implement and is extremely affordable,” said Scott McLain, CEO, BinMaster. “Device Solutions is the perfect partner to round out BinMaster’s robust solutions. BinMaster is entrenched in industries such as agriculture, mining, plastics, food processing, cement, biofuels, chemicals, oil and gas that have complex and demanding supply chains. Teaming up with Device Solutions makes serving their diverse needs possible.”
BinMaster, a division of Garner Industries, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company established in 1953 and headquartered in a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Neb. The company is strategically focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing reliable, proven sensoring devices for the measurement of bulk solid and liquid materials for the feed and grain, food, plastics, pulp and paper, power, mining, and concrete industries. For more information, visit www.binmaster.com.
Device Solutions is a provider of wireless and mobile devices for embedded applications. For more information, visit www.device-solutions.com.