Keep Your Remote Sites in Sync With FormsGate

Imagine needing to manually write down and add variables and IDs to each of your sensors and remote assets for your cell sites. 

You might even have infrastructure in different areas, where technicians use different methods to document their work onsite. Collecting all of this information is daunting, and having to manually input the collected data into an online system is an even more time-consuming task.

Unfortunately, this is far from imagination and is a real problem for telecom operators and providers. The process of keeping your equipment information up to date and uniform is an arduous task that requires a great deal of manual adjustments and multiple processes.

Moreover, there can be many instances where information is simply uploaded and updated in the system, without any manager’s approval or perusal. This can lead to disruptions like maintenance issues that could have been caught if the date and last site visit details were readily available and updated.

This also makes it very difficult to determine which sites need a periodic assessment, and which are lower priority. All of this chaos and lack of automation makes the process of maintenance and logistical oversight extremely difficult.

No longer.

Close your information gaps with FormsGate​

Galooli's Formsgate Interface with highlighted items overlayed

FormsGate is our new offering that provides a streamlined way to automate documenting site visits, supporting a wide array of variables and inputs from within our platform.  Users will also be able to change the settings of devices listed by our platform and ultimately digitize the site reporting process.

This will first and foremost help ensure all variables inputted by technicians line up with the information fields chosen for your remote equipment. FormsGate also significantly decreases the likelihood of data loss and eliminates the need for follow-up site visits to fix inaccuracies.

Lastly, there is a built-in approval process to ensure that only information checked and approved by a relevant manager can be uploaded into the system. As a bonus, instead of relying on third-party forms that will disappear after a certain period of time, the information is safely stored in perpetuity synced within our system. These forms can also be downloaded in PDF format if a client wants to save the information on their own servers.

What does this change?​

First and foremost, as we mentioned before, the site audit process is automated on a number of levels relating to longer, more repetitive processes.

This in turn results in reduced follow-up visits which lowers travel costs, need for technicians onsite, and provides a built-in deterrent for fraudulent information.

FormsGate also makes the work done by technicians much more efficient, as the universal fields and built-in templates eliminate a great deal of potential for error or improper data input.

It’s time to get rid of data entry mistakes, streamline your site visit processes, and save on operational costs, so what are you waiting for? Contact us today and start ensuring your remote infrastructure is well-documented and maintained.

Galooli Joins Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

Showcases Energy Optimization Analytics and Software at Connect (X)

Dallas — May 19, 2022 – Galooli, a leading global provider of energy management and optimization software, today announced it has joined the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) and will participate at WIA’s Connectivity Expo, or Connect (X) 2022, at the Denver Convention Center on May 23-26.

Galooli is a global provider of energy management and optimization software designed to monitor, control, and analyze energy assets to lower operational and energy costs, while reducing carbon footprint for telecom, mobile tower, datacenter, and smart energy infrastructure organizations.  WIA represents the businesses that build, develop, own, and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure.

“Joining WIA and participating at Connect (X) was an easy decision for Galooli North America,” said David LeClaire, Galooli’s North American executive vice president.  “WIA’s membership is a reflection of our core global customer base, and we look forward to helping these members reduce energy costs and carbon footprint by harvesting and analyzing their energy asset metadata.”

“The advanced networks our industry provides are critical for increasing sustainability, and delivering these networks efficiently is a key priority for the industry and our member companies,” said WIA VP, Partnerships and Development, Jason Nelson. “We are excited to have a company like Galooli that specializes in sustainability join our organization and participate at Connect (X). One of WIA’s goals is to attract innovative companies with solutions that can make an impact for our members, and Galooli fits this model perfectly.”

Registrants of Connect (X) can learn more about Galooli and its energy analytics by visiting the company’s Connect (X) booth #621 ½.  In addition, on Wednesday, May 25th Galooli CEO Ronen Barel will be participating on a panel discussion called “The Greening of the Infrastructure Business.”  The panel discussion is at 9:15am – 9:55am in meeting room #401.

About Galooli​

Founded in 2009, Galooli provides energy management optimization software and services to thousands of customers across five continents.  Galooli’s customers span a variety of business and industries across telecommunications, data centers, tower owners, mobile and fixed wireless providers and smart energy infrastructure. Harvesting and analyzing metadata from over 2 billion energy asset endpoints each day, Galooli reduces its customer’s energy costs and carbon footprint, while streamlining operations and ensuring sustainability. 

About WIA​

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) represents the businesses that build, develop, own, and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure. WIA advocates for the widespread, responsible deployment of wireless infrastructure to enable mobile broadband for communities everywhere. 

Galooli Celebrates Earth Day Launching Tree Planting Challenge

Galooli, a global provider of Energy Management and Optimization software, today announced its first ever tree planting challenge seeking to plant 5,000 trees in coordination with OneTreePlanted.org.

Since its founding in 2009, Galooli has been focused on delivering software and analytics to maximize energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint of energy assets within a variety of industries including telecom, mobile tower, datacenter, and smart energy. 

The Galooli Tree Planting Challenge (#GalooliTreePlantingChallenge) is in celebration of Earth Day 2022 and to draw further attention to the importance of energy efficiency and reducing green house gasses.  Galloli would like to challenge its stakeholders to celebrate Earth Day and help OneTreePlanted.org plant 5,000 trees.  Every dollar donated result in a new planted tree. 

Online donations can be made at:  https://forest-fundraiser.raisely.com/galooli

“Galooli is excited to launch our tree planting challenge and highlight the importance of reducing greenhouse gasses,” said Ronen Barel, Galooli’s CEO. “Bringing attention to Earth Day is important and helping to plant trees and support reforestation is our way of saying thank you to the customers we serve.”

In 2021 Galooli served over 2,000 customers across thirty-five countries.  On average, Galooli’s software enabled these organizations to save up to 40% of operating costs of their energy assets, and at the same time reduce their annual carbon emissions by over 10%. 

Onetreeplanted.org has planted over 40 million trees in more than 43 countries across the globe since 2014.  The organization makes it easier for both individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity, and help reforestation efforts.

About Galooli​

Galooli specializes in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), with a focus on remote management and predictive analytics for connected assets and energy sources. Its patented technology enables users from a variety of industries to increase cost savings and energy efficiency while reducing their carbon emissions and operating costs.

Media Contacts: ​

GALOOLI:

Frederick Reynolds

214-908-7723

Frederick.Reynolds@Galooli.com

GALOOLI and AQUARIUS are joining forces

AQUARIUS and GALOOLI are joining forces to introduce a new phase in energy supply and management

AQUARIUS ENGINES and GALOOLI have set out to offer their customers the most reliable, cost effective and green remotely managed energy supply.

To that end, the two companies have combined the eco-friendly AQUARIUS generators with their  innovative Aquarius Management System (AMS) together with Galooli’s inhouse AI-enhanced Remote Management module.  This will enable real-time data gathering, remote asset visibility and generate actionable insights of generators’ performance from the moment of installation.

About Galooli​

Galooli specializes in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), with a focus on remote management and predictive analytics for connected assets and energy sources. Its patented technology enables users from a variety of industries to increase cost savings and energy efficiency while reducing their carbon emissions and operating costs.

About AQUARIUS ​

AQUARIUS ENGINES is a multinational supplier of backup generators that offer comprehensive, reliable, cost effective, green energy supply and advanced site energy management and optimization solutions. Aquarius’ ground-breaking generators integrate the Aquarius Free Piston Linear Engine together with its AMS and site energy management SW, providing a complete response to backup and emergency power needs to its customers around the globe.

Why collaborate now?

The collaboration between these two companies replaces the traditionally binary and polluting diesel backup generators with a smart, remotely operated and optimized energy asset that can be monitored and managed from anywhere, at any time. This plug-and-play solution will ensure cost-effective green energy supply, unprecedented reliability and availability, overall energy optimization and will also provide live alerts to any errant activity.

According to Shahar Milman, VP Sales & Business Development at Galooli, the above collaboration will provide a joint solution for energy efficiency-based analytics managed remotely as part of our ongoing strategy to support our clients in the race to net zero.

Chen Tsuk, VP Sales & Business Development at Aquarius Engines added that collaborating with Galooli is another step in the company’s strategy of offering its customers a holistic green energy management and optimization solution.

Media Contacts: ​

GALOOLI:

Shahar Milman, VP Sales & Business Development

Mobile: +972.52.666.5053 | Phone: +972.3.565.6900. Email: shahar.milman@galooli.com

Chen Tsuk, VP Sales & Business Development

Mobile : +972.50.6517005 | Phone : +972.74.711.5768. Email : Chent@aquariusengines.com

Galooli Joins Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)

Galooli Joins Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) & Officially Launches its North American Efforts

Dallas, TX, and Tampa Bay — April 12, 2022 – Galooli, a leading global provider of Energy Management and Optimization software, today announced it has joined Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and will participate at the CCA Mobile Carriers show this week in Tampa Bay. 

Galooli is a global provider of energy management and optimization software designed to reduce energy, operational, and capital expenses while reducing the carbon footprint for telecom, mobile tower, datacenter, and smart energy infrastructure organizations.  CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States.

“Galooli provides energy efficiency software to telecom carriers around the world, many of which mirror the CCA member’s business and operations with large areas of coverage which often have remote operations,” said David LeClaire, Galooli’s North American executive vice president. “Joining CCA is a natural move for our company as we expand and move forward with our launch into North America.  We look forward to helping CCA members reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint.”

“We are delighted to welcome Galooli to CCA,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “CCA’s associate members play an integral role in the competitive carrier ecosystem, and Galooli’s expertise and innovative solutions will certainly be a valuable addition for the entire membership.”

About Galooli

Founded in 2009, Galooli provides energy management optimization software and services to thousands of customers across five continents.  Galooli’s customers span a variety of business and industries across telecommunications, data communications, and smart infrastructure. Harvesting and analyzing metadata from over 2 billion energy asset endpoints each day, Galooli reduces its customer’s energy costs and carbon footprint, while streamlining operations and ensuring sustainability.

About CCA​

CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Members range from small, rural carriers serving fewer than 5,000 customers to regional and nationwide providers serving millions of customers, as well as vendors and suppliers that provide products and services throughout the wireless communications ecosystem.

Pressing Refresh on Galooli’s Dashboards

Galooli's Dashboard Update Top Image
Galooli's Dashboard Update Top Image

Galooli has always endeavored to constantly look for ways to improve our solutions. Part of that is constantly looking for additions and feature improvements, but another critical aspect is feedback from our customers.

This is an aspect of our process that cannot be understated, and the improvements we have made would not have been possible without their participation in our pursuit of excellence.

With their insights into their use of our platform and modules, we were able to fine-tune our dashboards to provide even greater added value, clearer metrics, and more relevant performance breakdowns.

So let’s take a look at the changes we’ve made to the Galooli Platform’s Dashboards.

Though our current platform provides a comfortable, centralized location to remotely monitor and manage your assets, it still requires using a computer terminal of some sort to access. Fortunately, that is finally about to change.

Our clients will have visibility, monitoring and real-time alert capabilities in the palm of their hand.

Dashboards Breakdown

Our dashboards are divided into two distinct categories, each with its own purpose – Overview, and Performance. 

Overview Dashboards are designed to provide an overview of remote sites’ performance on a periodic basis and track their improvements.

Performance Dashboards are focused on actively tracking asset performance, detecting problematic sites and alerting stakeholders to issues including asset health and inefficient use.

With that out of the way, lets dive into our new and improved dashboards.

Energy Management Overview

Managing KPIs has become much more streamlined, with tabs separating energy assets performance and overall KPIs according to the different categories. A graph displays the overall energy use of each asset per its relative energy use, instead of just over time. We can also isolate certain periods of time to identify issues, cleaned up the dashboard, and drag open performance reports for easy access.

Site Cost Overview​

Users can now track how much a unit of energy costs per site, and their relative efficiency. Though large sites may have significant energy needs, they may be running relatively efficiently, while smaller sites perform poorly. Our algorithm takes this into account and can correctly identify the most costly sites worthwhile optimizing. This can be done on a per-site and per-network basis, and customers can add their own particular metrics that are relevant to their organization.

Grid Performance​

We have a new dashboard that tracks grid usage! We track average availability per site and network-wide, along with time in use, outages, and worst offenders in terms of grid availability and usage. We also track instances when the grid was available, but a site didn’t utilize it, and when voltage goes over recommended levels.

LIB Performance​

We also created a dashboard dedicated to Li-Ion battery performance on an in-depth level. Passive equipment can be some of the most expensive assets onsite, we provide a in-depth look at their performance. This includes State of Health and Charge, voltage, usage metrics, temperature trends, and overall battery status. We can also track how many sites are using Li-Ion batteries, how many are in use, the average number of batteries per site, and how many should be in use but aren’t.

Solar Performance​

We took our renewable energy tracking a huge leap forward by creating a new separate dashboard for solar and other renewable energy performance. We track how much energy is gathered, what percent of the energy used came from renewables, cost savings from solar use, and what percent of your cost went to solar energy. We also provide a graph tracking the total kWh of use and the % of the energy provided, along with the best-performing sites in terms of their solar or renewable energy use.

Generator Performance​

Our generator dashboard got a facelift and became much more focused and easy to navigate. We track fuel use, fuel drops, number of times refueled, relative generator efficiency, percent of generator reliance, effectiveness, and your fuel use per hour. We also track kVa, generator usage time, a pie graph visual of performance, and a breakdown of the availability and worst-performing generators.

Galooli’s primary objective!​

Providing ICT organizations and facility managers globally a streamlined and comprehensive solution to their energy efficiency and sustainability challenges is Galooli’s primary objective. We want to be your partner as you push to reach annual ESG goals and create a more sustainable business operations model.

We will continue to work tirelessly to bring our clients the best we can offer in terms of innovative remote energy and site management, and stay tuned for new features and updates coming soon!

Introducing – The Galooli Mobile App

Dashboard of the new Galooli Mobile App
Dashboard of the new Galooli Mobile App

Galooli is constantly seeking out opportunities to provide our customers with real-time, insightful monitoring and updates on their entire remote infrastructure. From expanding our current tools, to new features and industry leading solutions to maximizing operations enterprises’ energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

Though our current platform provides a comfortable, centralized location to remotely monitor and manage your assets, it still requires using a computer terminal of some sort to access. Fortunately, that is finally about to change. Our clients will have visibility, monitoring and real-time alert capabilities in the palm of their hand.

Galooli is Going Mobile!

Animation of the Galooli App scrolling through remote sites and equipment with an overlay of a specific item displayed on a map

Introducing – The Galooli App. Our all-in-one mobile platform that offers a simple and easy-to-navigate overview of your remote assets from anywhere, any time. Instead of relying on multiple applications related to each asset or sector, our comprehensive mobile platform provides a centralized place to actively monitor all of your facilities and energy sources.

What did we change?

Our app provides a complete breakdown of your remote assets with easy to identify icons, alerts relating to their behavior and performance, and even their physical location using a map overlay. You can also search for specific sites or units, receive real-time alerts to any unexpected activity, and find navigation information to reach a specific asset.

The app supports 8 different languages and is as relevant to the manager in his office as it is to the technician on his way to check out a malfunction. Speaking of functionality, our application is fully supported on both Android and iPhone devices.

The mobile platform is designed in a storyboard format, to easily navigate between remote assets and keep performance data organized. Each storyboard carries its own detailed information on that particular asset depending on the KPIs being tracked. The assets are also categorized by their geographic location, so those that are the most relevant, or those closest in proximity, can be displayed first.

Reveal Your Carbon Footprint with Galooli’s Sustainability Module

Galooli is passionate about our aim to provide our customers and the planet with a greener, more sustainable future. From industrial facilities to data centers, telecom base stations and fleets, we help our customers maximize their energy efficiency, while minimizing energy waste and their carbon footprint. In 2021 alone, we were able to help them reduce their annual carbon emissions by over 10%!

By current figures, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector could comprise up to 4% of the world’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. If you take into account the industrial and transportation fields, that number jumps to 71% of global emissionsWe are committed to providing our customers with solutions that offer in-depth, performance-based insights that can be implemented with immediate effect.

Industrial IoT under the microscope

Many large B2B organizations track some part their carbon footprint for regulatory and more recently, sustainability purposes. It’s no surprise that one of the largest overhead costs of running telecom sites is energy. Moreover, up to 70% of energy is wasted through various machinery and devices running unnecessarily while the site is idle.

The same is often true with data centers, with inefficient HVAC operations frequently causing wasted energy and rising operating costs. However, this is not the only consequence of inefficient operations. The wasted energy also produces additional GHG. These byproducts damage the surrounding environment and cause short- and long-term damage on a level we oftentimes can’t even see.

Organizations today have set energy and sustainability targets to ensure they maximize their efficiency and stop wasting OPEX on unnecessary energy use. This also translates to reduced carbon emissions and an improved overall footprint. This still leaves the question of how you can track and display your remote assets’ performance?

Animated visualization of Galooli's Sustainability Dashboard as it tracks your carbon KPIs

It’s time to reveal your carbon performance

Galooli has provided the answer with our new Sustainability Module. We have taken our carbon emissions tracking for remote sites and brought those capabilities several steps forward.

Now, companies can track their overall greenhouse gas emissions, and in the case of solar panel use, how much they saved each site on carbon emissions. Site emissions performance can be tracked over time, and sites can be compared, and problematic ones identified. We can also track the GHG emissions per unit of energy used, and breakdown those emission by Scope 1 and 2 by source.

Galooli also provides our customers with the visibility and control over their remote assets, and significantly reduce the need to be onsite to mitigate problems. This will eliminate the need to be onsite to diagnose and remedy several frequent issues and reduce emissions by removing the need for onsite technicians and travel.

Our solution improves asset durability and longevity, while minimizing our customers operational costs when it comes to maintenance and wasted energy. Our live alerts provide real-time updates to any errant activity like excessive emissions or energy use from a particular asset or site.

It is time to open full visibility over your GHG emissions for your remote infrastructure and start maximizing your GHG and operational costs savings with Galooli.

Maximizing Your Remote Control Capabilities

Galooli's Dynamic Active Control Feature
Galooli's Dynamic Active Control Feature

Have you ever wondered how much the electricity you use costs? Sure we try to conserve energy, turn off lights, make sure our
remote sites aren’t running when idle, but the actual economics behind our energy use is oft-forgotten.

Though the world is still heavily reliant on energy derived from fossil fuels, recent trends in renewable energy have made the traditionally cost-prohibitive energy sources much more accessible.

Before diving into a cost breakdown for renewable energy, let’s first talk about how organizations can begin to calculate and monitor their energy costs.

What’s the Problem?

Remote energy assets present a constant challenge to maintain their continual operations. Normally, any malfunctions are detected and diagnosed onsite. This process requires a technician, travel, and the incurred costs from the maintenance.  

In addition, depending on the remote site or facility’s reliance on that energy source, a service outage can occur. This sets off a chain reaction that has significant financial implications for the site operator and service operators relying on that site’s uptime. 

These stakeholders are in a race against time and available resources to try to identify and remedy these problems, but what if there was an easier way to accomplish this? What if those same technicians could diagnose and treat malfunctions and issues for these remote sites from the comfort of an office? 

What if site and facility operators and service providers could start saving OPEX and CAPEX costs, maximize the performance of their remote assets, and ensure they can effectively mitigate issues in real-time?

The solution to the challenges these stakeholders face is Galooli’s Dynamic Active Control. 

How is Galooli Solving the Problem?

Galooli Dynamic Active Control, or DAC is your universal remote control for your remote industrial assets. Through Galooli DAC, commands are sent to remote assets relating to their operations, giving you extensive remote management capabilities that are usually only available onsite. The functions vary depending on the equipment or energy asset in question, but each has its own set of control functionalities. 

These can include operating hours, on/off, and even more advanced models like adjusting energy asset operations to account for weather patterns and geographic locales. In addition, these remote controls can be used outside of our solution, using our SDK, providing MSPs and internal support services flexibility in their implementation.  

What is the Result?

Using Galooli’s DAC, you can eliminate the need for onsite maintenance for many frequent issues and prevent any additional damage by remotely turning off and troubleshooting the problematic asset. In the case of networks of hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of sites, our solution can help sync these assets en masse without the need to deal with each issue individually. 

Take back control of your remote assets’ performance and longevity with Galooli’s Dynamic Active Control. 

See Through Your Configuration Issues with Galooli X-Ray

New feature Galooli X-Ray
New feature Galooli X-Ray

It’s time to have direct access to your remote assets’ inner workings, without needing to be physically onsite to see them.

What’s the problem?

Misconfigurations are one of the leading causes of security breaches and continuity losses for B2B organizations. Over 90% of breaches of cloud-managed infrastructure and assets were traced back to misconfigurations, making this issue a costly one.

At Galooli, we understand that the risks stemming from misconfigurations go far beyond just security considerations. Remote assets that operate with misconfigured settings can cause significant energy inefficiency and decreased durability for machinery onsite.

What’s the Risk?

Malfunctions due to misconfigurations or out-of-date firmware in remote energy assets can cause extended outages until the problem can be remedied. When these assets are in increasingly remote areas, it makes remedying these issues after the fact significantly work and cost-intensive. This extends the duration of outages many times and precipitously drives up the cost of fixing these issues.

These inefficiencies can also produce significantly higher carbon emissions and often fossil fuel reliance due to asset mismanagement. This leads to higher OPEX costs, increased frequency of maintenance, and more frequent replacement of machinery and assets onsite.

The cost of these outages can jump to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, so making sure your equipment is up to date and in sync is critical. Fortunately, Galooli has come up with a novel product that will provide you with visibility and regular reports on the status of your devices’ configurations and firmware.

The Solution – Galooli X-Ray

Galooli X-Ray gives you a look inside your access controls and personal preferences and preemptively detect potential conflicts or misconfigurations. It allows clients to retrieve a selection of settings, properties, and parameters relating to the connected devices in use according to their needs.

By receiving daily samplings of your settings and defining thresholds for outdated or wrong settings and firmware, you can ensure your remote assets are in sync and up to date. This will prevent potential security risks, operational malfunctions, or inefficiencies relating to outdated software or settings.

What’s the Risk?

It’s great to have visibility on your assets and regular updates on their status, but what about making changes or updates remotely? Our Cut-Through feature can take any potential detected misconfigurations and sync all of the affected hardware and sites, all from within our platform.

In this way, you don’t have to visit each affected site to perform the proper updates. This will save site operators in travel, onsite visits, fuel costs, and maintenance. Cut-Through can also speed up the remediation process from weeks or months to mere hours. All of this adds up to reduced OPEX, improved visibility, and safer, up-to-date remote assets.