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Monetizing IoT for a Global Drink Leader

The touch screen soda fountain was introduced publicly by The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. The machine Coca-Cola Freestyle needed to feature over 125 different Coca-Cola drink products,
and custom flavors while allowing users to select from mixtures of flavors of Coca-Cola branded products which are then individually dispensed.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Bsquare
    Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of corporate assets by making them intelligent, connecting them and using data collected from them to deliver better business outcomes. Bsquare DataV software solution have been deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused Internet of Things (IoT) systems that can more effectively monitor assets, automate processes, predict events and in general optimize business outcomes. Bsquare goes a step further by coupling innovative software with advanced professional services capable of helping organizations of all types make IoT a business reality.IoT Focus: Asset Utilization, Asset Optimization, Predictive Failure, Condition-based Maintenance (CBM), Data-driven Diagnostics, IoT Device Management (IDM)
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Other
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CUSTOMER
  • Coca Cola Freestyle
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Bsquare has provided consulting, architecture, services and products to develop the dispenser. Significant work and investment have gone into preparing an architectural design for the dispensers, which are flexible, reusable and have interfaces unlike any other fountain dispenser
    available.
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Financial Growth - Sales]
    The end-user experience improves by allowing more selection, increasing customer loyalty and ultimately driving sales.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Production Uptime]
    IoT has been proven to provide tangible financial benefits to manufacturers while at the same time delivering superior products with greater uptime characteristics to their customers.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • USE CASES
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
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