A Closer Look at Cimetrics’ Analytika Product Offerings

Analytika
image courtesy of Cimetrics

One of the companies that impressed me at Mass Innovation Nights’ May 2017 event (MIN 98) was Cimetrics. Namely, its Analytika product for monitoring buildings.

Since its first product was released in 1991, Cimetrics has been in the business of providing distributed monitoring and control systems. It is known for its machine-to-mahcine (M2M) software and analytics for building systems. Its products and services leverage big data analytics to monitor and adjust building automation systems. To me, when I first encountered Cimetrics, the most obvious system was HVAC. The company has better explanations of its product background and systems here and here. In fact, on the second of those pages, the company explains that Analytika is Cimetrics’ family of analytical products and services, building on the company’s expansive expertise to improve the performance of industrial processes, central utility plants and building systems.

Cimetrics history
image courtesy of Cimetrics

There’s a nice graphic representation of the company’s timeline on its website’s “History” page, showing key dates in Cimetrics’ history, from the company’s founding in 1989 to the launch of its Analytika IoT platform in 2014.

Analytika

Next, let’s move on from the more general Cimetrics overview and look specifically at Analytika (as promised). Analytika is broken down into three paths/product areas: Analytika for Industrial IoT for designers of smart products and engineered systems, Analytika for Buildings for building managers to assist with energy savings and sustainability at facilities, and Analytika for Process targeting the pharmaceutical and life sciences fields. Here’s the webpage to start your search for more information about Analytika.

In addition, Analytika offers Building Optimization Services, allowing it to truly be a one-stop solution for building and facility managers.

Case Studies

Analytika’s tweets frequently refer to a couple of easy-to-follow cases studies showcasing the product’s usefulness. In one example, the sample case details how a university science department achieved $1.2 million in annual energy savings using Analytika, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% while maintaining the necessary environmental safety requirements. Relying on Analytika’s algorithms, the department achieved 6 month project payback with a net present value of $4.2 million. Obviously, there’s greater detail on Analytika’s website, including a full case study PDF download.

This is just one of the many case studies you can find on the Analytika website.

Analytika
image courtesy of Cimetrics

Cimetrics Ensures Analytika is the Correct Solution

“Cimetrics advises, mentors and troubleshoots.” says Albert Putnam, Cimetrics VP of Business Development. “We can help with industrial and building protocols like BACnet, and embedded IoT hardware. We have years of experience in embedded edge systems. The people we help go to Analytika.

“Analytika works best with existing, large scale, non-trivial, non-dominated, mutable ecosystems – like environmental controls for large buildings, where there are multiple vendors of non-trivially interconnected systems and where changes can make a difference. Our main vertical market is in pharmaceutical and healthcare energy systems. At its simplest, our core value offer is making sure systems are not fighting each other.”

You can see why Cimetrics/Analytika piqued my interest when I initially encountered the company and its flagship solution at MIN last May. I look forward to bringing you more news about Analytika developments as new, newsworthy deployments are revealed.

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