RacoWireless powers the next generation in connected facilities and energy management
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, (December 17, 2013)- RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com), the leading machine-to-machine (M2M) enabler, announced today that it has partnered with EnTouch Controls (www.entouchcontrols.com), a leader in energy management systems for restaurants, retail and small businesses, to provide a connected solution for facility management.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, retail companies and restaurants spend nearly $20 billion annually on energy – and cutting these costs by even 10 percent can boost profit margins by as much as 2 to 4 percent. EnTouch is helping small business operators capture some of those savings by providing an energy management system (EMS) to reduce energy usage through data analytics, performance diagnostics and managed services.
The EnTouch EMS platform integrates wireless thermostats and monitoring controllers with a cloud-based facility management dashboard that customers can access from anywhere. The connected systems feed the dashboard every minute with usage data that can be analyzed for trends to identify maintenance issues or usage patterns. The company also offers EnTouch 360°, a 24/7 managed service to analyze this data to detect abnormal energy usage and also to alert facilities staff to potential maintenance issues.
“The EnTouch platform is disrupting the EMS space by bringing the technology to small businesses that would not otherwise be able to afford traditional building automation solutions,” said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch. “The wireless connectivity solutions provided by RacoWireless are allowing our customers a better understanding of how energy is being used or wasted, identifying hidden maintenance issues, and optimizing energy levels.”
EnTouch’s energy management system has demonstrated energy cost reductions of up to 25 percent.
“The connected facilities space is on the cusp of exploding right now, and no company is providing more innovative solutions than EnTouch Controls,” commented John Horn, President of RacoWireless. “Once again, we are starting to see how limitless the applications are for M2M technologies.”
About EnTouch Controls
Based in Richardson, Texas, EnTouch Controls ( www.entouchcontrols.com) is composed of a team of energy and telecomm industry veterans with a history of leveraging technology to solve real world problems. The innovative EnTouch EMS is a unique energy management offering for small business owners who have been left behind by traditional building automation solutions. The EnTouch 360™ managed service takes the EMS a step further by providing expert support in managing energy use and evaluating system issues. EnTouch Controls provides installation, technical support and continuous monitoring of energy usage, system performance and maintenance issues. This enables energy reductions while freeing business owners to focus on what they do best, manage their business.
RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com) is a leading provider of wireless data solutions to the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company specializes in making it easy for companies to build, support and enhance wireless M2M applications. RacoWireless can assemble a flexible, end-to-end M2M wireless connectivity solution for its partners – including delivering custom rate plans, tailored billing solutions and customized wireless connectivity as well as helping them brand their M2M applications and delivering 24/7 customer service. Among its numerous awards, RacoWireless has been recognized with a Stevie® Award from the American Business Awards as 2012’s “Most Innovative Tech Company” and as the “2012 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year” by Frost and Sullivan.