DiUS named finalist in the IoT Awards for 2022-23

We’re thrilled to have been named a finalist in the IoT Awards, the official awards program of IoT Alliance Australia, Australia’s peak industry body for the Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT Hub. 

Recognised in the manufacturing category for our work with Seeley International, DiUS transformed its IoT infrastructure to enable greater quality control and over-the-air-updates to its cooling systems already installed in residential properties, globally.

Australia’s largest air conditioning and ducted gas heating manufacturer, Seeley International now has new firmware to easily identify and resolve internal problems, and roll out over-the-air updates to more than 7,000 existing customers, resulting in a 20% reduction in issues, 15% reduction in call outs and $24,000 a year in savings. 

Additionally, these improvements have reduced Seeley International’s carbon footprint by deploying the new firmware over-the-air (an estimated 3.9t reduction in C02 emissions per year) and will save the company a projected $1.2m in new hardware and truck roll costs. 

“The DiUS team is extremely professional, and delivers quality solutions in a timely manner. They have a wealth of knowledge in the AWS space and offer expertise in many areas including IoT and AI/ML. The team is friendly and happy to support you to become familiar with the environment’s solutions they build so that you can get an understanding and have the ability to maintain it should you desire.”

– Barry Earl, Product Manager – Controls, Seeley International

We’re extremely proud to add finalist to our previous accolades—IoT Award winner in 2019 and 2018, and finalist in 2017—and be recognised for our ability to help our clients innovate and transform at speed and scale. 

We’d like to thank Barry Earl and the team at Seeley International—we look forward to continuing our partnership and supporting your vision to lead the world in creating climate control solutions which continue to be highly innovative, of premium quality and inspirational in their delivery of energy-efficiency.

Using IoT solutions to remotely update air-conditioning systems

With greater technology advancements, customers expect more than an on/off switch when it comes to controlling heating and air conditioning solutions. Customers want greater control and pre-program functionality such as temperature, time settings and room zoning at any time, from anywhere. 

Maintaining software and hardware that provide these features needs to go beyond the factory floor and can’t rely only on technician site visits. Seeley recognised that focusing on their IoT solution was key to their evolution and quickly identified the need to work with a partner to support current and future products, help establish a framework, and have the credibility and capability in IoT—ensuring that its customers were at the forefront. Functionality and security shortcomings coupled with a range of legacy systems provided Seeley with the opportunity to pause, reflect and reimagine its offering. 

DiUS was brought in to evaluate its current solution to better understand how we could support Seeley’s vision. To enable this, DiUS needed to lay the foundations and develop new firmware, improve security between mobile devices and the AWS services, register devices with AWS IoT Core and implement proper CI/CD with infrastructure as code, and enable the ability to update devices over the air.

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