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IoT Startup Tracks Machine Operating Health With BLE System

When a component in a chiller or compressor starts to fail, the machine may continue to operate, but the reduced efficiency will cost a user in power consumption. Managing the health of mechanical parts can be a difficult task for buildings and industries, despite being an important way to ensure that machines are operating effectively.

So Augury, an Internet of Things technology startup based in the United States and Israel, has developed a predictive-maintenance solution that several dozen U.S. companies are currently using to collect sensor data about machines via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.

Augury has offered a handheld system since 2015, while some customers are now piloting a fixed BLE solution that it expects to release during the second quarter of this year. That fixed system consists of BLE beacons that capture data from Augury sensor units attached to high-value or critical machinery. In both the handheld and BLE-enabled cases, the Augury solution is intended to measure the health status of equipment, provide analysis and make maintenance recommendations for machine users.

Augury was launched approximately five years ago to design a system that would help those with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, or other mechanical equipment, more easily manage the health of their machines, according to Saar Yoskovitz, the company's CEO and co-founder.

For both the handheld and fixed BLE sensor solutions, the technology consists of ultrasonic and vibration sensors, as well as Augury's cloud-based server on which its predictive-maintenance software platform captures and interprets the data, thereby providing analytics to users regarding their equipment's health.

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So Augury, an Internet of Things technology startup based in the United States and Israel, has developed a predictive-maintenance solution that several dozen U.S. companies are currently using to collect sensor data about machines via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.

Augury has offered a handheld system since 2015, while some customers are now piloting a fixed BLE solution that it expects to release during the second quarter of this year. That fixed system consists of BLE beacons that capture data from Augury sensor units attached to high-value or critical machinery. In both the handheld and BLE-enabled cases, the Augury solution is intended to measure the health status of equipment, provide analysis and make maintenance recommendations for machine users.

Augury was launched approximately five years ago to design a system that would help those with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, or other mechanical equipment, more easily manage the health of their machines, according to Saar Yoskovitz, the company's CEO and co-founder.

For both the handheld and fixed BLE sensor solutions, the technology consists of ultrasonic and vibration sensors, as well as Augury's cloud-based server on which its predictive-maintenance software platform captures and interprets the data, thereby providing analytics to users regarding their equipment's health.

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