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.

A new feature for Lithium-Ion Batteries!

New KPI tracking capabilities for Lithium Ion Batteries
New KPI tracking capabilities for Lithium Ion Batteries

Energy management is more than simply monitoring a single asset; getting a clear and wide picture of multiple assets, individually and comparatively, is the main challenge. As the number of Lithium-ion (LiB) and lead-acid batteries are the main source of backup /primary power of telecom sites, It is essential to actively monitor them to proactively prevent anomalies or failures and minimize on-site maintenance. 

 We at Galooli embraced this challenge to take energy management and efficiency to new levels. We have integrated sophisticated  AI-augmented analytics with our platform to maximize various power sources’ efficiency. Our solution provides users with live alerts if anything amiss occurs, now including industrial lithium-ion batteries  (LIB).  

So What’s New?

We have now added an innovative dashboard to Galooli’s platform, offering our users a comprehensive overview of their sites’  lithium-ion batteries  (LIB), the easy-to-navigate interface With the new dashboard, telecom site operators can get an overview of the following metrics for all of their batteries:    

  1. The total sites with Lithium-Ion Batteriesׁ 
  2. Number of connected and disconnected batteries     
  3. Voltage, current, SOC and temperature issues  
  4. Imbalance in battery performance from one or more modules in the cabinet 

What does this mean in practice?

Site operators are now able to highlight only the most relevant data points and get a specific picture of the site and problematic Lithium-Ion battery in question. A faulty or unbalanced battery is not only a problem on its own, but also places more strain on the rest of the batteries in the series. 

This strain reduces their lifespan and overall health and will force you to replace the batteries sooner. Often the battery storage unit is also most likely operating in an inefficient manner, necessitating other energy assets to pick up the slack. 

Not only does this feature maximize battery lifespan and OPEX savings, it enables our customers to rely more on renewable energy and less fossil fuels, reducing their overall carbon footprint. Monitoring live LiB battery performance will also reduce the potential energy load from other sources, and maximize battery health over a longer duration. 

Introducing – Galooli’s live voltage recommendation feature for Spaces

Live Voltage Recommendation Interface
Live Voltage Recommendation Interface

Imagine you have just purchased and installed a series of industrial batteries in the middle of winter to help provide backup power to your telecom tower site. Everything is set up correctly, your tower has backup power, and you know they will supply reliable energy reserves for the duration of their lifetimes. Now you can rest easy knowing you have done everything right?

Not so.

The settings you calibrate in winter will not provide the same efficiency and capability to keep batteries charged in summer.  A great deal of energy waste and additional expenditure occurs when these assets require more power to keep the system running at peak levels due to temperature and voltage fluctuations. Even more concerning, the life of your batteries is directly affected by how well a stable and safe temperature and voltage are maintained as they remain charged.

In order to confront these issues, service providers are supposed to keep a constant close watch on their installations to maintain optimal charging efficiency and battery longevity. However, that site inspection usually happens only once every six months to a year, and it can even be years between inspections.

So how are organizations supposed to perform regular, resource-intensive performance checks and maintain peak performance levels while maximizing efficiency? Galooli’s Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions provide oversight of battery management so your company can focus its resources elsewhere.

Before we dive into our new battery monitoring feature, lets first go over float voltage compensation and why it’s so crucial to optimizing batteries.

What is Float Voltage Compensation and Why Does it Matter?

Every chemical reaction is influenced on some level by temperature, and battery charging as an electrochemical reaction is no exception. As a battery’s temperature increases, gassing increases accordingly. This means the warmer the battery gets, the more gas is released, and the colder it gets, and the more resistant it is to charging.

Therefore, battery charging voltages should be adjusted according to battery temperature. This calibration is also called temperature compensation, a charging function that ensures the under or overcharging of batteries is prevented regardless of temperature. This process is what is known as float voltage compensation

Why is this so important, you ask?

Batteries that are colder than the accepted temperature range will be undercharged, impacting performance, lifespan, and overall cost negatively. In the same way, batteries operating at temperatures higher than the norm will cause overcharging, drying out battery cells, and leading to corrosion and similar performance degradation. For some perspective, for every 10°C your battery temperature rises, battery life is reduced by 50%!

Enersys chart comparing battery voltage with overall durability and lifetime
Source: Enersys

So what does all this mean in the long run? A lot of money lost and climbing OPEX and CAPEX costs for your organization. Fortunately, we have a solution to these challenges – A real-time EaaS battery monitoring system.

Actively Monitor Battery Performance and Save Money

Galooli’s platforms are specifically designed to reduce OPEX, extend battery life while ensuring optimal usage and energy saving. In order to achieve this, we have introduced a real-time recommendation feature to our Battery Overview Dashboard – the Float Voltage Recommendation.

This active battery monitoring system will remotely track live changes in backup battery temperature while offering an optimal charging voltage recommendation to the customer based on manufacture specifications and live temperature readings. 

Our live Battery Monitor offers real-time data and alerts relating to temperature and voltage reaching levels outside your set norms at both ends of the spectrum. The monitor offers service providers advanced warnings before a potential problem becomes irreversible.

This allows organizations to quickly take care of any problematic batteries and make sure you only make visits to remote sites for maintenance and upkeep when absolutely necessary. The Battery Overview Dashboard can also provide protection against batteries being damaged or stolen by providing live alerts and GPS-enhanced tracking.

Give Your Batteries The Lifespan They Deserve

Service providers are wasting money on unnecessary energy expenditure, and it is about time that trend stopped. Keeping backup batteries charged according to more than the factory settings will save your company significant additional overhead from inefficient usage, additional maintenance, and early replacement.

Galooli’s platform can help not only optimize your batteries but offer a host of monitoring and management capabilities to ensure your energy sources and fleets are running at peak efficiency and at minimum cost.

Galooli Expands its Business in North America

Map of the globe focused on North America
Map of the globe focused on North America

Galooli has a visionto change the world of energy efficiency management and support our customers in their race to net zero. Our mission—to lead the smart revolution of renewable energy efficiency worldwide—takes us through the gates of North America. Galooli is now amid an ambitious project to deepen its endeavors in the US and Canada.

Since its inception in 2009, Galooli operates on a global scale. Galooli provides energy management services to thousands of customers on five continents and serves various industries –especially telecom networks, industrial power, and renewable energy by monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing energy sources. 

Galooli’s Predictive Analysis and AI technology are differentiating through energy benchmarking and allowing automated control for maximum energy efficiency.  Galooli solutions dramatically increase OPEX and CAPEX savings, maximize uptime, and exceed the highest regulatory standards of greenhouse gas emissions. 

The COVID19 crisis has increased demand for Galooli services. The crisis revealed to many of our existing and new customers the urgent need to increase remote management capacity using Galooli technology. 2021 has been a successful year for Galooli with expected growth to exceed 35%.   

Galooli continues to plant seeds that will scale up our activities in North America. Galooli has recently registered Galooli Inc. as its US subsidiary. Also, Galooli is thrilled and proud to have onboard David LeClaire who joined us in August as our new VP of Sales and Business Development in North America. 

David is an Energetic Sales Professional with experience of thirty years in the telecom and battery markets. He will use his intimate familiarity with the North American market and Galooli’s fields of activity to develop and increase our business in the local market. 

With existing business momentum, customer needs/requirements, and regulatory drivers for net-zero emissions, Galooli is excited to offer its portfolio of services to the North American market and offer value to drive energy efficiencies.

Generator Maintenance: Smart and Simple

Generator with Galooli's Generator Maintenance Dashboard in the foreground
Generator with Galooli's Generator Maintenance Dashboard in the foreground

Effective use of generators is a crucial factor in smooth and productive energy management of hybrid and telecom sites.

Galooli works tirelessly on developing software and hardware that optimize generator activity, and associated operational expenditures. This is part of our vision to make energy management smarter, more efficient, and more evidence-based. 

In 2020, we launchedElara: our most advanced Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) for management, monitoring, and controlling stationary assets such as generators. Elara is agnostic by nature meaning that it can easily connect to different devices and make them speak the same telemetric language.

Today, we’re excited to launch our Maintenance Report, which is available for users on Galooli Spaces. The new report makes the planning of on-site visits for generator maintenance as easy, accurate, and economical as possible. 

It informs maintenance managers ahead of time that generators require maintenance, and helps them set the most appropriate time for on-site visits. These reports can also identify instances where generators are overused, or kept running when not needed, 

The timing procedure is based on the analysis of real-time data, and past activity of each generator. The report, therefore, prevents unnecessary maintenance visits and misuse of excessive human and mechanical resources. In short, it helps managers to saves time, money, and potential errors. 

 

The new Maintenance Report is the most recent addition to the variety of Galooli products that increase users’ ability to manage and control generator remotelyMore specifically, the report allows our clients to monitor the activity of generators and predict the proper time for the next maintenance check-up. The scheduling process is based on analysis of real-time and historical data.”    May Weissman, Galooli Product Manager  

The new Maintenance Reports is one of many means Galooli develops for remote management of connected units and energy sources. Our products and services are not just about increasing CAPEX and OPEX savings. They are also about a series of environmental concerns. They seek to decrease fossil fuel consumption and make technology as sustainable as possible.  

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