The UK-based developer of the widely-used Mayrise and Horizons software systems, Yotta, has launched Alloy, a new and innovative connected asset management platform.
Developed from the outset as an enterprise-level cloud application, Alloy will, Yotta says, make it simpler for authorities worldwide to manage vast volumes of data. A fresh approach to the interface will make it easy for users to see, explore, and make use of that data in real time, enabling better service delivery.
Alloy will evolve to absorb Yotta’s existing Mayrise asset management suite, as it features the same modules. Over time, it will include both an expanded and enhanced footprint over the existing Mayrise modules. Yotta have confirmed that it will provide ongoing support of Mayrise for a minimum of five years. The company will also continue to run and support its highly successful Horizons strategic asset management platform alongside Alloy for the foreseeable future.
The key differentiator of Alloy, though, is its ability to take connectivity to another level. The platform’s advanced and sophisticated Alloy Gateway allows it to connect to everything from other software systems to Internet of Things (IoT) devices across the network, such as 3G sensors installed on top of street lights, or traffic count loops embedded in roads. It also allows users to connect to server-based mapping with a single click, use web mapping services (WMS) and web feature services (WFS) services, and through its unique sensor connection, bring in real-time data, with the breadth of access making Alloy a truly global system. Yotta has already prepared a strong sales push across its core markets of Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, in addition to the UK, and is also aiming to expand beyond these territories.
“Alloy is the future of infrastructure asset management,” said Yotta CEO Nick Smee. “Across the globe, highways agencies and local authorities face similar challenges. They see the opportunity that rapid data growth presents, but they are struggling to capture and join up data and to understand what is most relevant. Alloy provides the ideal solution, future-proofing organizations by allowing connectivity between a range of assets and data types.”
Simon Topp, Yotta’s director of marketing and international business, noted, “While the structure and configuration of Alloy will be familiar to Mayrise users, this is a completely new software solution, with a brand new look and feel, which we have designed from the ground up. Industry estimates indicate that there are likely to be over 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. As a result, opportunities for connecting assets to provide real-time data will grow.
“The introduction of Alloy enables infrastructure owners to make the most of this new environment. For the first time, they will have the opportunity to realize the economic benefits of managing all their assets in the same way; generate good quality data about them, and make smarter decisions about their ongoing maintenance in order to provide better service levels at lower costs.”