The client

Bconnected Ltd

West Bromwich

West Midlands B71 3HS

www.bconnected.co.uk

Bconnected is a creative technology company specialising in monitoring, capturing and processing business critical information in real time. The company has developed a range of services that combines the latest in biometric identification and wireless technologies to fundamentally change the way business operations are managed.

The brief

Bconnected developed itrac, a unique, web-based application that accurately captures and securely transmits business critical information in real time from remote locations and, through intelligent exception reporting, delivers meaningful data to users. Itrac has the flexibility to track, monitor and report any event or activity in real time, from staff punctuality to the status of critical equipment or environmental conditions.

The company works continually with new and existing clients to develop solutions to give a competitive edge - providing clients with the 24/7 capability to monitor their most valuable assets accurately, be it products, equipment or people, and alert them to specific events.

The Advanced Engineering Cluster team was asked to help shorten the time to market for bconnected’s new data logger, by simplifying the design template and producing rapid prototypes for testing and evaluation.

The outcome

Using the facilities at the University of Wolverhampton’s Innovative Product Development Centre, design modifications were made and prototypes produced and trialled.

Bconnected was able to:

evaluate the durability of the product within various environments, tested against different weather conditions;

explore different design options for various environments;

examine the deployment and scalability of the technology.

Highlights

Bconnected’s new data logger is now in production; the company has secured several large orders and implemented a new channel strategy, which it anticipates will deliver significant business growth.

The company recently added an international dimension, signing a distribution agreement with SAVV, an Italian based company with a world-wide reputation for the provision of high quality products and servicing to the security industry.

(Quotation)

“We aim to help our clients exceed their customers’ expectations. The AEC team was extremely helpful and the support we received was invaluable in allowing our technology to be commercially available in a shortened timescale”.

Darren Marsh, Director