Not just for restaurants and c-stores anymore, other retailers are choosing Small Box Energy’s chameleon™ too.

By January 18, 2017Events, IoT, Tradeshows

Small Box Energy provides an affordable energy management solution for retail space under 15,000 square feet.

Small Box Energy was proud to exhibit in the Intel booth (@IntelRetail) at NRF this last week where we showcased our chameleon platform that utilizes Intel’s Quark architecture at the heart of our intelligent IoT chameleon webserver. The Intel and Small Box Energy teams presented to many retailer chains, reseller partners and international channel sellers who took an extreme interest in our solution.

“The scalability and versatility of chameleon is why we are getting so many inquiries from retailers,” said Tracy Markie, chief executive officer for Small Box Energy. “The balance of features and ease-of-use may catch their eye, but the real, tangible value they see chameleon bringing to their operations is what keeps their interest.”  Retailers work the same long hours as restaurants, so they use a lot of energy with extensive equipment run-time and wear. A large percentage of stores have temperature controlled inventory, such as flower shops, pharmacies, pet stores and dollar stores. These attributes align to the chameleon platform uniquely, and when demonstrating the platform at the show, executives immediately saw the value, efficiency and costs savings it could bring to their bottom lines.

Small Box Energy is the only energy management platform providing temperature monitoring and early equipment diagnostics as part of their energy management platform, and users have seen savings up to 30% throughout their operations.

Our business model is simple. We offer a managed solution and monthly operational expense (OpEx) payment structure based on the equipment installed at the stores thus eliminating capital expenditures (CapEx). Your entire portfolio of locations can be managed on using a web browser or one of our mobile apps. The extremely user-friendly interface utilizes a tiered, customizable login structure to give managers and employees the appropriate access to manage information, review alerts/alarms and change settings as needed.

When speaking to executives at the show, Our Customer Success Team emerged as a key distinguishing factor among competitors. Our services include 24/7 monitoring for each location. If an alarm is received and not acted upon, we contact the management staff just to verify they saw the issue and are working on a solution. Facility leadership was very interested in alerting and alarming, reporting and analytics. To ensure success, we provide ongoing insight into operations, equipment performance and overall energy usage with key recommendations to decrease costs. This deep dive analysis is enabled through chameleon’s unique IoT technology and will continue to provide value for years to come to retailers.

With all the ‘buzz’ at NRF about Small Box Energy and our solution, you can expect to see a lot more about chameleon helping retailers neutralize increasing costs resulting from new labor and wage regulations and insurance hikes.

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