The Flowdaq solution involves a bottle sensing device which retrofits to the watercooler.This device actively monitors bottle usage and reports bottle changes over IOT networks to the distributor’s system.
Scooping up 3rd prize in the innovation category at this years Annual Water Cooler Europe's innovation award, the ADAM bottle monitoring IoT device by Flowdaq created a massive amount of interest in the industry and will lead to several trials from some HUGE distributors.
Flowdaq has its origin in a simple observation made by a Logistics Manager.....A delivery operative arriving at a customer site with a trolley load of water that was not required due to a quiet period with reduced staff numbers. What a waste of effort and resources.An industry / academic research project carried out with Maynooth University and supported by Enterprise Ireland led to the development of our innovative solution.
The Flowdaq stock monitoring device actively counts bottle changes and reports the information back over IOT networks to feed into the distributor’s management system.By accurately providing the key piece of ‘missing’ information (how many bottles are needed?), the technology will revolutionise watercooler distribution for Bottled Water Distributors who are keen to innovate.In collaboration with key industry players Oasis and ActiveWhere, Flowdaq are currently running field trials with a view to launch in early 2018 and are looking for interested partners to participate in the Field Trial.