Sensus, a Zig Zibit client, helps public service providers, including utilities, cities, industrial complexes and campuses, do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. They enable their customers to extend their reach by responding to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services.
Sensus approached Zig Zibit and asked for help with creating the environment to remotely demonstrate their products and solutions in action.
The Sensus team showcased the lab at DistribuTECH in 2014.
Prior to building the Demo Lab, product demonstrations were performed on-site at customer locations. Each demonstration required significant planning and logistics to ship heavy cases of sensitive equipment across North America. In addition to extensive setup requirements, the jostling of this equipment during shipment sometimes resulted in damage, delay or an inconsistent experience.
The Sensus Demo Lab - An Innovative Exhibit - Zig Zibit Raleigh NCSensus engaged Zig Zibit to design a compact Demo Lab that their worldwide sales team could access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via 10 live web camera feeds. The lab displays Sensus products in real-world applications while consistently demonstrating a wide range of simulations—including water leaks, power failures, service disconnection and reconnection and smart street lighting. Customers watch equipment respond in real time to commands sent across the Sensus FlexNet® communications network.
“Employees take pride in the lab,” says Marc Gura, Marketing Communications Manager at Sensus. “It’s a powerful tool in demonstrating the real value of smart energy and smart water networks for utilities and communities.”
You can see the demo lab in action in a series of short videos here. Or, step through the front doors on Google Maps and take a 360-degree virtual Google tour of the lab at the company’s research and development facility.