Plastic Water Bottles Say Goodbye
The Aqwastream Refill and Information Station, or ARIS-32-1, has been providing free, filtered and cool water with sustainable messaging in the Sun Devil Fitness Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona since December 2, 2013.
Anyone can use the ARIS-32-1 stations to fill their own, personal-size bottle with filtered, cool water within 10 seconds for free. At the same time, the 32” monitors display non-stop content related to the environment, sustainability and more. Data about operating efficiencies, users and messaging is recorded in real-time and transmitted via a cellular network to a software application located on a central server.
Aqwastream’s M2M Technology Captures Demographic Data and Promotes Sustainable Messaging.
“With our proprietary technology, the ARIS-32-1 automatically reports if the machine has been moved, tampered with or needs servicing,” states Stephen Owst, Aqwastream Co-Founder and CTO. “This remote systems-management ensures optimal efficiency, and the best user-experience possible, while reducing the carbon footprint made by unnecessary, service calls.”
The ARIS-32 captures data via 100% anonymous video analytics (AVA). This provides objective, quantitative measurement and analysis of media viewers in real-time, and with aggregated reporting including gender use by time of day, general use by time of day, and daily audience by age.
Sponsors can also provide environmental communications via a digital playlist specific to each station. The system is monitored via the network-wide, Aqwastream Management Platform (AMP). This includes a counter which communicates bottles filled and bottles saved on the screen, to smart phones via the Aqwastream app or on a Website in real time.
With a combination of custom APIs, proprietary Aqwastream Management Platform (AMP), a service and support portal, Cradlepoint M2M Management, Intel® AIM, and Help Desk Management Software, Aqwastream’s unique technology is reducing the number of plastic bottles in landfills one refill at a time.
For organizations, schools and businesses looking to rival the number of plastic water bottles saved at ASU, and to learn more about Aqwastream, visit www.aqwastream.com.
We create strategic partnerships between socially conscious universities and like-minded corporate leaders via turnkey, patented, Aqwastream® Refill and Information Stations (ARIS 32-1). Users receive free, cool, filtered water. Businesses can add their corporate responsibility message to an existing channel of sustainability content, build brand awareness and improve student-recruitment efforts. Everyone enjoys a sustainable solution for the ever-growing problem of single-use plastic water bottle waste. Our network was engineered with machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. The remote monitoring system is our proprietary software that was developed to support a more sustainable maintenance program, network wide. For more information, visit www.aqwastream.com.
Media Contact: Melanie Rembrandt, Rembrandt Communications®