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Anysight from Bosch Makes Heating Systems More Efficient

AI based digital monitoring reduces energy consumption

  • Retrofit solution involving sensor, software and service reports failures at an early stage.
  • New plug & play system developed for the entire heating system and all heating manufacturers.
  • Solution relies on Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.
  • Digital monitoring can reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent.
Talitha Strickler

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Frankfurt am Main – More than half of heating systems in Germany run inefficiently, according to the Bundesverband der deutschen Heizungsindustrie, the professional association representing Germany's heating industry. The reason for this is that they are outdated or incorrectly adjusted. In addition, building operators have only few insights into how these systems work. They usually only hear about breakdowns from residents when the temperature in their homes has already dropped. It often takes several days to rectify a fault - a source of annoyance for residents and an organizational challenge for building operators and maintenance companies. Digital monitoring can provide a remedy. Bosch is launching Anysight, a simple, retrofittable solution for the remote monitoring of central heating systems. Involving plug & play installation, the system provides a round-the-clock insight into the systems, reports failures at an early stage and ensures smooth operation over the long term. In addition, building operators can save energy costs with digital monitoring of the heating system.

Greater energy efficiency can cut heating costs by up to 30 percent

Anysight monitors heating systems with the help of temperature sensors and transfers the measured data to the cloud. There, algorithms evaluate the temperature data based on AI and recognize inefficient system settings. With the help of regular energy reports, Anysight draws attention to those settings and gives the operator specific recommendations for action to improve energy efficiency. The software also develops in a self-learning manner over time. This helps to reduce heating costs for residents. “Following initial field tests, we expect potential savings of up to 30 percent of the energy consumption of the relevant system”, explains Thomas Matthis, Head of Smart Heating Monitoring Services at Bosch Service Solutions.

Digital early warning system is easy to use

“Anysight is a comprehensive, worry-free package that can be used without technical preparation or specialist knowledge. It offers a digital early warning solution for the entire heating system," says Jan Krüsemann, Product Manager for Anysight. Building operators receive a failure message much earlier, long before the apartments have cooled down. As a result, they have more time to repair the system. Ideally, the problem is resolved before the residents notice anything wrong – this increases satisfaction and saves heating engineers and building operators from angry complaints. Anysight works for all types of heating and hot water systems in apartment buildings and networked residential areas of 5 units or more and is suitable for systems of all ages.

Simple and fast installation

Anysight is installed by Bosch usually within an hour via plug & play. The heart of the solution is the radio gateway, a unit about the size of a book which is mounted on the wall next to the heating system and uses wired sensors to measure the temperatures on all relevant heating components. All important information about the heating system, such as manufacturer, energy source, output and year of manufacture are digitally recorded. Equipped with a built-in SIM card, the gateway transmits the measured temperature data wirelessly to the cloud. Combining the recorded system data, many years of experience in the heating sector, as well as real-time weather data, intelligent algorithms analyze the heating operation. Besides system inefficiencies they also detect any malfunctions.

If Anysight detects a failure, it reports this to the operator by email. This contains all the important information for quick help and can thus be forwarded directly by the operator to the responsible heating engineer. This dispenses with the usual telephone queries and often time-consuming troubleshooting on site. If necessary, operators or heating engineers can also look for support from the Bosch Monitoring Center, which coordinates ticket resolution.

Bosch Service Solutions is a leading global supplier of Business Process Outsourcing for complex business processes and services. Using the latest technology and the Internet of Things, the Bosch division develops integrated and innovative service solutions in the areas of Mobility, Monitoring, and Customer Experience. Around 10,000 associates at 26 locations support national and international customers in around 40 languages, primarily from the automotive, travel and logistics sectors as well as information and communication technology.

Additional information is available online at www.boschservicesolutions.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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