Cloud Applikation – Industry 4.0 / IoT
Helbling developed the “Professional Beverage Studio” for Nestlé (Nescafé), a modern cloud application designed to telemetrically configure, monitor and maintain machines and devices. The application allows new recipes and coffee creations to be added to several different machines at once, all in just a few clicks of a mouse. Data mining can also help glean valuable information about how the machines are running, which can then be used for marketing and maintenance purposes. The aim of the project was for restaurant and hotel chains to be able offer their customers a changing assortment of beverage creations, simultaneously and at the same high quality at every one of their locations, without first having to perform extensive modifications and reprogramming locally on each machine. The machines also needed to provide operators with the full range of information they needed to optimize beverage sales and for machine maintenance. With these objectives in mind, Nestlé commissioned Helbling with the development of a complete telemetry solution. The solution would have to feature an open, scalable architecture and be compatible with existing systems, which made integration extremely complex. Helbling’s highly qualified, interdisciplinary team succeeded in developing an enormously innovative software solution that is compatible with both legacy machines and the most recent machine portfolio.
Key data and technical details
- Cloud technologies
- Internet of Things
- Scalability, security and usability
- New business processes