BigBelly Solar uses Telit Wireless Solutions

BigBelly Solar uses Telit Wireless Solutions

Greentech Lead India: Telit Wireless Solutions, a
provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, has tied up with
BigBelly Solar, a waste and recycling solution provider, to offer Telit’s M2M
modules to connect its solar compactors and waste receptacles.

By leveraging Telit’s GE864-QUAD V2 module, BigBelly Solar’s
toolkit enables municipalities, colleges & universities, government
facilities and other institutional customers to reduce the operating costs
associated with waste collection by 80 percent.

BigBelly Solar enables its customers to become
environmentally sustainable through its management console, software-enabled
network command center and family of mix and match waste and recycling

“Leveraging the cellular connectivity of Telit modules,
we were able to achieve reliable communications channels between our waste
management assets and central control center, enabling remote diagnostics,
over-the-air software updates and preventative maintenance alerts that further
reduce the operating costs for our customers,” said Michael Feldman, vice
president of engineering for BigBelly Solar.

Telit’s GE864-QUAD V2 module integrates the BigBelly solar
compactors and SmartBelly receptacles into a “smart grid” network,
which provides information regarding the fullness and collection activity
directly to customers, ultimately optimizing schedules, simplifying processes
and reducing costs.

Telit claims that its GE864 product line is the perfect
platform for high-volume M2M
applications and mobile data devices.

“BigBelly Solar’s waste management solution is a prime
example of M2M providing a compelling public benefit, both optimizing publicly
funded services and reducing environmental impact,” said Mike Ueland,
senior vice president and general manager of Telit Wireless Solutions North

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program, The City of Hartford already deployed over 20 BigBelly’s in Bushnell
Park and other parks in the city.