The two companies hope to drive efficiencies and reduced carbon footprints through digital transformation of assets and operations.
Yotta, an asset management software provider and Blue IoT, a smart cities integration services firm, have signed a collaborative partnership agreement to offer customers infrastructure asset management alongside the common mission of delivering high-quality, low carbon footprint smart buildings, energy and environmental services management.
Yotta has traditionally been associated with highways and waste management opportunities with UK-based local governments and councils, but is now looking to expand into new geographies and market sectors.
“Our interactions with customers increasingly start with IoT today,” says Anique Bravenboer, Yotta alliance manager, “and this is a space we want to grow into more moving forward.
“This new partnership will help us sustain this focus on IoT, as well as significantly expand the cost savings and efficiency gains we can offer our local government customers.”
Both parties will refer their customers and prospects to the other’s solutions and services, highlighting the benefits. They will also actively seek opportunities to develop joint proofs of concept to demonstrate their capabilities to customers and prospects.
Moreover, both Yotta’s connected asset management platform, Alloy, and Blue IoT’s cloud-based IoT building and energy management system (BEMS), Encompass Blue, feature open application programming interfaces (APIs); this enables end-user customers to integrate the two systems and also integrate them with their own infrastructure, together with other applications.
“Through Alloy we can offer customers better connectivity to all of their infrastructure assets,” says Bravenboer. “Thanks to our agreement with Blue IoT, we will also be able to offer them better smart building and energy management including a range of COVID-19 risk mitigation services, particularly indoors across their offices, facilities and sites.”
Yotta is already involved in two proof of concept projects based on IoT capabilities in Australasia: a highways management and maintenance project for Auckland System Management in New Zealand (pictured above) and the City of Ryde Green Bus Shelter project in Sydney (pictured below). The agreement with Blue IoT is expected to enable the development of other opportunities into proof of concepts and long-term commercial opportunities in the IoT space.