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System integrators are key players in the push towards the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT companies such as AIS Technology must have extensive know-how into many systems affecting various departments. Hardware and software integration are key factors for any company operating in the Internet of Things space.

System Integrators and the Internet of Things

The age of the Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the system integrator play a vital role in this transition into a new era. The Internet of Things looks to redefine what traditional systems integrators have done for years and decades. Automation solutions providers are sceptical of the revolutionary claims pushed by IoT advocates. Many believe that the Internet of Things can transform the industrial market and open up opportunities to system integrators and end users alike. There are many reasons why an established system integrator is key to an IoT project:

The IoT is complex. System integrators specialise in complex.

An IoT project consists of a number of inter-linked facets, such as sensors, gateways, servers, platforms and analytics. System integrators know that a successful IoT project depends on connecting systems from different vendors together. Compatibility between systems is vital, and system integrators such as AIS have the experience of making the complex simple. Linking sub-systems together via real-time hardware and software interfaces is key to an IoT project.

The IoT affects both IT and Operations. System integrators already work with both.

A true Internet of Things project will interface with information systems handled by numerous departments within a business. Real-time information sharing is a must to achieve connected business intelligence. Systems integrators are the link between Operations and IT within a business, delivering insight that breaks down any internal barriers.

Years of Experience and Knowhow.

System integrators with years of experience have in-house capabilities to bring an IoT project to fruition. An IoT solution is critical to any business, thus working with an established company will minimise risks and delays. System integrators also know that IoT security must be factored in at the design stage to ensure adherence to GDPR regulations and reduce threats.

AIS is well positioned to deliver Internet of Things solutions to organisations looking to transform their business. From smart cities, workplace analytics, Industrial IoT and smart healthcare, AIS have the software and hardware expertise to deliver an IoT application of any size or scope.

Trend Controls IQVISION

AIS Technology are pleased to announce that customers can now benefit from the new BMS Supervisor software offered by Trend Controls. The new Supervisor software is called IQVISION, and is exclusively offered in Malta by AIS Technology Limited.

The successor to the pioneering 963 Supervisor, IQ Vision integrates Trend Controllers, third party smart systems and internet protocol devices into a centralised software platform. IQ Vision is designed to manage all sizes of buildings from single stand-alone sites to enterprise level, giving building owners and managers the ability to optimise their systems.

IQ Vision is a real-time user interface that enables users to get the very best from their BEMS, providing graphical information to standard internet browsers.

It boasts a diverse range of useful functions such as centralised data logging, archiving, alarming, tendering, master scheduling, system wide database management and integration with enterprise software applications – all of which can be used for highlighting and investigating energy use within buildings.

AIS Technology engineers, designers and developers have recently undergone extensive training on the new IQVISION software, further extending their existing multi-year relationship with Trend Controls.

For more information about IQVISION, follow this link.

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Pioneering the Latest Technology

AIS Technology was the first company in Malta to introduce biometric authentication technology to the local market since its establishment 25 years ago. The mission of the company has always been to be the forerunner, the forward thinker, the go-to company for anything biometrics and security. Since then, AIS Technology has been actively and aggressively promoting and distributing biometric solutions nationwide to the SMEs.

Together with their corporate clients, AIS sees the value in the latest technology and continue to embrace it going forward.

Over many years, AIS Technology has extended their portfolio to include fingerprint and face recognition in office automation, workforce and security sectors. Due to their status as a pioneer biometrics supplier, AIS Technology clients do not see the company as just another reseller but as a company that they can consult with when it comes to the latest technology in biometrics and security.

“Biometrics technology in Malta has gained its momentum lately compared to a few years back because various industries have begun to realize the benefits of this technology in the workforce and security sectors,” according to Mr Darryl Schembri of AIS. “Many people want to move from manual to automation and biometrics like FingerTec provides them the smooth transition.

As the winter period kicks in, it's a good time to look at how technologies can be implemented to make a difference to overall operating efficiency. The winter months are a key period when energy efficiency and reduced costs can be achieved. 

Well worth considering is the use of variable speed drives (VSDs), as the energy cost savings as a result of installing these devices can be significant. A centrifugal pump or fan running at 80 per cent speed consumes only half of the energy of one running at full speed. Variable speed drive installations generally lead to a Return on Investment (ROI) of a matter of months.

It is also possible to provide evidence of these savings. Under a range of environmental conditions - such as being on for one week and off the next - recorded energy values can automatically logged in the BEMS and then periodically uploaded to an online reporting system. Our solutions can automatically generate reports showing clear evidence of the financial justification and payback analysis of the investment.

Trend release new range of BEMS Controllers

Trend’s IQ®4E is the latest addition to the company’s industry leading range of control devices.Trend IQ4 controllers deliver high levels flexibility and functionality, whilst delivering the very highest levels of performance into a device that has an extremely small footprint.

Available in 16, 32, 64, 96, 128, 160 and 192-point variants; applications of all sizes can benefit from its best in class technology, while the ability to upgrade between the point variants provides increased flexibility.

Superior processing performance enables even the most complex HVAC applications to be controlled and the IQ®4E also has improved I/O bus capabilities, with an available length of up to 300m and the potential for 30 I/O modules to be configured. Additionally Trend has introduced a new Universal Input /Output module – 8UIO, allowing every channel to be configured as a digital input, thermistor input, current input, voltage input or voltage output. Once again, this versatility will deliver significant savings on installation and equipment costs as well as simplifying the potential maintenance stock.

To find out more about the new range of Trend IQ4 controllers, follow this link.


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The working culture is changing as more people want to work remotely to balance their home and professional lives. There are growing pressures on employers to provide their employees with working out-of-office options. However, employee accountability remains a major issue with many employers and a reason as to why few companies allow it.

The traditional office routine remains a favoured model. Many leading CEOs believe that staff need to be working side-by-side to be productive saying that efficiency and quality often suffer when employees work away from the office.

Whilst working remotely is not for everyone, advances in technology are making remote working a feasible reality.

In the early 1990s, AIS Technology introduced biometric hand recognition devices instead of the traditional card punch clocks. For the first time, Maltese companies had the ability to ascertain that their employees were physically present at the place of work and not a card with their name on it. These devices changed the landscape of Time & Attendance record-keeping and over the years, AIS expanded the range of biometric technology with fingerprint and face recognition readers also being popular products.

For the past 25 years, AIS was on the forefront of innovative technology. On its anniversary, the company introduced an innovative solution for out-of-office time keeping.

TimeTec Cloud allows employees to literally punch in/out of work from anywhere in the world. Using a range of diverse technologies such as smartphones, computer logins or geo location identification, TimeTec Cloud provides employers a system by which remote workers are accountable, not only when they are working from home but also whilst servicing customers.

Happy people work better and employers need to recognise that more people are ready to work remotely and at odd hours if it means a more balanced work and home life. AIS Technology has the know-how to deliver this.

TimeTec is a powerful cloud-based solution for automated Time & Attendance to suit most businesses, regardless of their size. TimeTec is designed to help organizations reduce their administrative overhead by:

  • Eliminating the time spent on manual timecard calculations
  • Decreasing overall labour costs
  • Shrinks the gap between payroll policy and actual practice.

Contact our sales team for more information on cloud based Time & Attendance solutions.


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