BUNN® IoT Technology Receives Gold Award at 2015 Connected World Awards
April 20, 2015
Carmel, IN – BUNN®, a global manufacturer of dispensed beverage equipment, was honored with a Gold Award for Remote Equipment Management at the 2015 Connected World Awards for its partnership with Mesh Systems in the development of BUNNlink® Wellness Program. “The 2015 Connected World Award winners are leveraging the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to transform the technology landscape” explained Editorial Director Peggy Smedley of Connected World magazine.
The automated monitoring program was originally conceived by BUNN in 1995 as a proactive service management tool that could predict and prevent operational interruptions. It now utilizes IoT to connect commercial beverage equipment to a service command center. By embedding cellular technology within its equipment, BUNN has a direct view into individual machine performance, maintenance needs and vital statistics, ensuring the highest quality uptime. “The resulting solution is the BUNNlink Wellness Program that aims to minimize equipment downtime and, therefore, maximize customer profit,” said Karalynn McDermott, Senior Vice President of Market Development for BUNN.
BUNN partnered with Mesh Systems to innovate this best-in-class solution for the consumable beverage industry. MeshVista®, Mesh Systems’ IoT platform, supports millions of connected endpoints and allows leaders in their respective industries to offer a differentiated service solution that leverages Cloud-to-machine communication. Machines, sensors, and devices can be managed and controlled in real-time to ensure the best possible level of service and uptime to end users.
“We are truly excited about our growing capability to partner with progressive companies like Mesh Systems and offer new value to our customers through the deployment of ‘smart’ technology in our products,” explained Hy Bunn, CEO and President. “The ability to maximize optimal operating conditions, minimize downtime and lower lifetime ownership costs all support our belief in offering customers the highest quality beverages and best overall value in dispensed beverage equipment.”
Doug Brune, Chief Operating Officer at Mesh Systems, added, “By harnessing the ‘Internet of Things’ to improve the customer experience with their equipment, BUNN is proving they stand at the forefront of their industry. This innovative approach to the core elements of maintenance and support demonstrates their pioneering spirit.”
Understanding and responding to customer requirements has always been important to the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation (BUNN®). Founded upon five generations of family entrepreneurship, BUNN has become a global partner you can count on for reliable dispensed beverage equipment and outstanding post-purchase support wherever customers are served.
Since 1957, BUNN has been at the forefront of dispensed beverage equipment manufacturers with innovations such as the flat-bottom paper filter for commercial use, the pourover coffee brewer, the first commercial iced tea brewer to use fresh leaves versus instant mix, and the first patented electronic sensored frozen drink system. Today, BUNN has embraced sophisticated new technology to meet the changing needs of the modern customer while remaining committed to delivering the highest possible quality beverage in each cup for every occasion. The equipment portfolio includes a home brewer collection and a full line of dispensed beverage commercial solutions including coffee and iced tea brewers for multi-cup and single-cup use; super automatic espresso machines; coffee bean grinding systems; dispensers for exceptional tasting cold or hot beverages such as juice, lemonade, hot chocolate, cappuccino and iced coffee; liquid coffee dispensers; gourmet ice systems; precise temperature water systems; water quality systems; paper filters and other related products.
About Mesh Systems
Mesh Systems™ designs and deploys custom, turnkey ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) solutions that include hardware, software and networking frameworks for Smart products. Our award winning platform, MeshVista® combined with our deep expertise in the 'Internet of Things' enables us to accelerate the delivery of Smart products that connect devices, data, people and processes so they work together in harmony.
We help B2B companies in their quest to launch new products and services that enhance usage or reduce operating costs by delivering complete systems for Smart Energy, Smart Merchandising, Smart Services and Smart Function product applications. By leveraging MeshVista and 100 combined years of deep design know-how, Mesh Systems helps customers bring innovative, Smart products to market more rapidly.