Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, recently launched a timely technological solution for monitoring and measuring fuel and energy consumption with precision. Developed in partnership with the University of Moratuwa Research Laboratory and rigorously tested and used on Dialog’s own base stations, the solution was released ahead of schedule to help organisations efficiently manage their fuel usage and consumption, a spokesman said.
Based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, this solution uses multiple sensor types to record and showcase information in systems in real time, 24/7 and alerts the users via SMS, email, or the web when critical thresholds are reached. The solution also offers users a wide range of options to trigger alerts based on their security clearance and allows them to view the status of all their currently operational vehicles on one dashboard, he added.
Dialog has successfully used this IoT solution at locations where its towers are placed which brought about several benefits including reductions in maintenance and manpower cost, the elimination of fuel fraud, better visibility of energy consumed, improved overall efficiency and reductions in waste. The data gathered from this solution also proved to be beneficial in future planning, he further added.
This futuristic fuel and energy consumption monitoring solution has been developed in line with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance and has greatly helped Dialog engineers to overcome their day-to-day struggles in maintaining uninterrupted power and connectivity during times of fuel shortage. The proven results of this solution and its relevance to a large cross section of the economy means that it can be quickly and easily adapted to meet the specific needs of other industries, especially in terms of monitoring and managing large-capacity generators and fuel depots. Its immediate deployment at fuel stations, factories, hotels and other relevant industries around the country is expected to contribute for a substantial savings while acting as an anti-pilfering tool, the spokesman said.
“In today’s context, energy conservation has become a large contributor to a healthy bottom-line growth. Therefore, the ability to measure and monitor energy and fuel consumption, especially in the current situation where these resources are not always readily available, is vital. We are confident that using an infinitely scalable solution such as this will bring about greater cost savings and reduce unnecessary wastage while showcasing trends and providing valuable data to help make informed decisions in future business planning,” said Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC.