Having been initially announced in February this year, UK-based developer of the widely-used Mayrise and Horizons software systems, Yotta, has now released Alloy, an innovative new connected asset management platform.
The vision for this ground-breaking, next-generation platform was launched at the Yotta Conference with the promise of a ‘new era of connected asset management’, and Alloy is now available for local authorities, agencies and asset managers globally. Alloy introduces new technology to allow its users greater connectivity between assets, people, and organizations. It provides rich, server based mapping and its unique Mesh functionality embraces the ever-growing number of sensor-connected assets and the Internet of Things (IoT), allowing users to interrogate those assets to further enhance decision making.
The cloud-based platform runs as a service, helping organizations save on IT infrastructure and service costs. Users of Alloy will benefit from a powerful and engaging map-centric interface, which builds upon the success of Yotta’s Horizons visualized asset management system, and will enhance rates of user adoption and acceptance. At launch, Alloy introduces comprehensive end-to-end asset management functionality through its Asset Core module, which sits at the heart of the new system.
The first asset type to benefit from Alloy is Street Lighting, which builds upon the world-class reputation of Yotta’s existing Mayrise suite in this area, while introducing new capabilities such as NightScape visualizations to benefit street lighting professionals. Further asset classes, including Structures, Green Spaces and Drainage, are under development and will provide the same asset-specific functionality to complement that found in Asset Core. Other modules, including Waste Management, are also in development.
In order to deliver the best possible mobile experience to users, Yotta has also developed a complementary application, Alloy Mobile, which is now available on Android, with an Apple version in development. It is planned that Alloy will evolve to absorb Yotta’s existing Mayrise software and, over time, will include an expanded and enhanced footprint over the existing modules. However, the company will provide ongoing support for Mayrise for at least five years.
“Alloy represents a real step change, laying the foundations for a future of smart cities, the IoT, and a new world of connectivity,” said Yotta’s CEO, Nick Smee. “It’s a completely fresh approach, making it easy for local authorities, agencies and asset managers across the world to manage their assets more efficiently, and make intelligent decisions leading to enhanced service levels, but with a lower overhead.”