eleven-X and University of British Columbia Announce Smart Campus Waste Bin Monitoring Pilot Project

November 05 16:30 2017 Print This Article

WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eleven-X Inc. today announced its second Smart Campus initiative with the University of British Columbia aimed at real-time tracking of fill-levels of on-campus outdoor waste disposal and re-cycling bins associated with the campus parking facilities. The pilot project is designed to improve waste collection efficiencies by providing optimized route planning and pick-up, while reducing costs by optimizing pick-up schedules and eliminating the need for emergency call-outs.

Fill-level sensors capable of determining waste and re-cycling bin fill-levels will be installed in target bins across the UBC campus parking lots, connected to the eleven-X nationwide public LoRaTM Wide Area Network (LoRaWANTM). A service alert is triggered and sent to UBC Parking maintenance staff once a pre-determined bin level has been reached, indicating a bin pick-up is required. Levels are tracked in real-time, optimizing maintenance response.

This monitoring project will determine what efficiencies might be gained by implementing this technology. The trial stage will evaluate performance over a smaller, defined portion of the UBC campus’ parking facilities, capturing data related to collection, directly resulting in cost savings while improving collection efficiency. 

“Improving UBC Parking’s waste and re-cycling collection service provides an overall aesthetic benefit while enabling cost-saving measures related to staff productivity and resource allocation,” said Brian Jones, Director, Parking and Access Services. “By optimizing the number of daily pick-ups, our service level increases, the parking facilities look great and all at a reduced cost.”

eleven-X and UBC first collaborated on an Accessible Smart Parking Pilot, currently underway, which will be completed in the spring of ’18.

“This pilot represents the second Smart Campus project UBC’s Parking has undertaken with eleven-X, underscoring the benefits that our LoRaWAN network is capable of delivering and the benefits to our customers of having network coverage available from coast-to-coast in Canada,” said Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-X. “From parking to waste management, our Low Power, Long Range wireless network promises to deliver value all our customers are coming to expect, across many diverse applications.”

The project is expected to last approximately three months enabling sufficient data capture across specific target areas of UBC Parking’s waste collection process. This data will be used to evaluate possible future deployments across other areas of the UBC Parking’s portfolio.

About University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. UBC Parking operates the largest university parking operation in Canada, overseeing more than 8,300 parking spaces and provides customers with parking options that afford easy, convenient access to facilities and activities on campus.

About eleven-X Inc.
eleven-X, a Contributing Member of the LoRa Alliance™, is a next-generation network operator enabling the Internet of Things [IoT]. Our low power wide area network [LPWAN] is Canada’s first and only public coast-to-coast network providing low cost connectivity with low cost sensors and devices for a variety of Smart City and Enterprise IoT applications. Based on LoRaWAN™, an international standard backed by over 500 companies, our carrier-grade network enables customers in the private and public sectors to efficiently and cost-effectively manage assets, create and maintain Smart Cities, and realize environmental sustainability. Visit eleven-x.com for more information.

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LoRaTM and LoRaWAN™ marks used under license from the LoRa Alliance™.

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Mark Hall
eleven-X
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