AI-based energy efficiency company, Zenatix launches WattMan Lite, an IoT product enabling users to control ACs over the internet. Not only does Wattman Lite offer automated control, it also monitors temperature and humidity in real time and uses machine learning algorithms to raise alerts in advance if an AC needs servicing. The product is targeted at SMEs, schools, colleges, retail outlets, offices, pharmacy chains, etc, that need to manage large number of ACs and save electricity.
Each AC would be connected with a WattMan Lite controlling it over infrared (the same way the remote controls the AC). WattMan Lite, for a customer, gets connected to a central server through wi-fi and is accessible through an app to set schedules (switch On/ Off, set temperature, set AC mode or change swing) for automated control. The aim is to ensures that ACs run only when required and with optimal temperature settings which results in lower electricity bills and better customer experience at the same time.
WattMan Lite is applicable where ACs keep running unnecessarily, it can be used by small and large consumers of electricity that have ACs over multiple locations. According to Zenatix, it helps when ACs don’t need to be running during non-working hours or when the weather is fine to simply work on fan mode or when employees look to set the temperature too high or too low – which could affect customer experience.
The simple plug-n-play device will be marketed through channel partners, system integrators and AMC providers. There is also an interest for WattMan Lite from channel partners in South East Asia where ACs are required across all 12 months due to weather conditions.