By BECKY GILLETTE
STARKVILLE – Camgian Microsystems Corp.’s newest product, Egburt (www.egburt.com), is winning over business fans by using bundled sensors, an edge computer called Egburt IQ, the network, the cloud and their Egburt Insight software to help “analyze and manage data while eliminating the chaos of data overload.”
Egburt has applications in retail, municipal, facilities and agriculture management. Released in October 2014, it has since won an impressive number of awards including being named Cloud Computing’s 2014 Product of the Year.
Ravi Raju, spokesperson for Camgian Microsystems, said smart retail applications are important to help retail managers control costs, preserve profits and increase sales.
“Egburt completely transforms in-store business analytics by dramatically improving communication between retail managers, and creating a clear picture of each store’s overall efficiency,” Raju said. “For example, by providing a more detailed understanding of the paths customers travel once they are in store, Ebgurt helps you increase sales by developing smarter strategies for product placement and store design. But increasing sales is only part of the equation; Egburt also helps reduce overhead. With smart sensors monitoring key touch points throughout the store, managers can cut lighting and HVAC costs, avoid product spoilage, and spot possible maintenance issues before they become costly.”
“We are able to use Egburt to identify traffic patterns within our stores and modify merchandising in those areas,” Majure said. “We are also able to use Egburt for energy management and freezer and cooler security. We are now digging into the vast data supply in an effort to identify problem areas where shrink (theft) occurs.”
Egburt can be used to help large cities monitor different areas of operations such as traffic control, waste management, fire, crime and air quality. Raju said Egburt brings management all together into a single pane that helps improve responsiveness and make faster, better decisions.
“By placing sensors in strategic areas, city managers can be notified at the first sign of problems ranging from crime, flood and fire to water contamination and service outages,” Raju said. “With these integrated, smart systems, first responders will know which roads are most congested and which routes are open. The result: Faster response – and disaster avoided.”
“With Egburt systems placed at crucial junctures, you can detect stress, strain, vibration patterns, flooding, erosion, leaking and other signs of problem that pose a danger to the public,” Raju said. “The data gathered by Egburt gives you a comprehensive, real-time look at the status, integrity and health of critical civil infrastructures. This helps ensure public safety and also avoids expensive structural failures by catching them in their early stages – when they can be corrected more cost-effectively. Egburt also enables identify the most urgent priorities for repair and develop a more effective plan for long-term infrastructure maintenance and improvement.”
Egburg also has applications with facilities management to save money on energy bills, maintenance and ongoing operations.
“There are a hundred little ways that buildings can reduce energy consumption and operations costs, and together they add up to substantial savings,” Raju said. “Egburt helps facility managers operate their buildings more effectively by using sensors that monitor temperature, humidity, occupancy, ambient and electrical lighting in any room, in any building. By applying Egburt’s intelligence across all facilities, managers can reduce energy use and operate greener buildings.”
Smart agriculture solutions include the ability to monitoring weather data, luminosity, soil moisture and soil temperatures across crops. “The resulting data enables you to better control costs by avoiding over watering and under watering,” Raju said.
Sometimes businesses can’t afford the upfront capital costs even for improvements that would improve the bottom line over time. Camgian makes it easier by offering a monthly service so there is no upfront capital expenditure.
“We install and own the hardware and sensors, and the customer pays for the service over time,” Raju said.
Camgian performs an annual customer satisfaction survey in order to assess the quality of service provided. In the last survey conducted, 100 percent of customers indicated that Camgian’s solutions were easy to install, and 91 percent of respondents indicated that they were satisfied with service and support they were receiving.