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Girbau selects Sierra Wireless for Commercial Laundry Machines

By Ken Briodagh March 01, 2018

Sierra Wireless, a provider of integrated end-to-end solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has announced that it’s working with Girbau, a manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment, to enable Sapphire, a remote monitoring service for commercial laundry machines.

Girbau is transforming its customer service capabilities by deploying IoT applications. The machine data collected enables Girbau to provide preventive maintenance, which allows its customers to maintain their fleet of laundry machines more efficiently, reduce downtime, optimize their operating costs and increase profitability. Supported by distributor S-Connect Spain, Girbau chose Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, including FX30 programmable IoT gateways, integrated with smart connectivity services and the Legato embedded application development platform, to develop, deploy and scale its Sapphire solution as an IoT service.

“Sierra Wireless programmable gateways and connectivity services provide a highly scalable solution to connect and collect data from all of our machines,” said Valentí Freixanet, Mobile, Software & IoT product owner, Girbau. “Delivering value-added services and reliability to our customers is the key to growing our business. Sierra Wireless provided critical IoT technology for us to differentiate our products and offer a valuable service to our customers.”

Sierra Wireless’ hardware and connectivity services can be configured and programmed over the air using the AirVantage IoT Platform, allowing Girbau to deploy its Sapphire solution in multiple markets around the world.

“Girbau is modernizing the laundry business with IoT technology,” said Marc Overton, SVP and GM, IoT Services, Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless’ integrated IoT hardware and services make it much easier to add connectivity to machines, helping customers like Girbau develop new service-oriented business models.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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