BinMaster Level Controls of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and New Boundary Technologies of Minneapolis, Minnesota have integrated the TankVista remote monitoring and control software into BinMaster’s BinView Web-Based inventory management solution for bins, tanks and silos. The components of BinView include BinMaster’s SmartBob2 and SmartBob-TS1 sensors mounted on the bins, a gateway running the SmartBob application, and TankVista software that makes bin level data available to any authorized user that has a connection to the Internet. BinView allows users to instantly monitor storage or process bins and quickly identify tanks that need attention.
“Internet access to bin level data provides BinMaster’s customers an inventory management tool that helps them coordinate bin empty and fill cycles to optimize production and purchasing at every level of the organization from the storage or production site to the corporate office,” stated Todd Peterson, vice president of sales for BinMaster. “BinView can deliver data from the SmartBob sensors to the Internet enabling users to view inventory data on demand or receive automated alerts to their cell phone, PDA or computer when bin conditions meet user-defined minimum or maximum levels. This allows users to arrange for timely deliveries, prevent product shortages and virtually eliminate downtime.”
“TankVista, developed by New Boundary Technologies, is a proven remote monitoring and control Web-based software. The collaborative BinView solution developed with BinMaster delivers a monitoring and alerting service for bin inventory management that supports BinMaster’s SmartBob2 and SmartBob-TS1 sensors,” said Kim Pearson, CEO of New Boundary Technologies. “Working with BinMaster brings all of the benefits of TankVista software to poultry and swine operations, as well as the grain, seed, feed, food processing, biofuels, cement, aggregates, mining, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. BinView creates an easy-to-use interface that delivers the information customers need to manage their storage bins for maximum efficiency.”