BioHiTech Global, Inc., a Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based green technology company that creates innovative data-driven solutions for the disposal of food waste, has officially launched BioHiTech Cirrus 2.2, the second generation of its mobile app.
"We designed Cirrus 2.2 with significant input from our rapidly growing customer base in order to provide users with an unprecedented level of real-time information on their waste habits," said BioHiTech Global CEO Frank E. Celli in a statement. "With Cirrus 2.2, our environmentally friendly digesters continue to be more than just clean waste disposal product; they are sophisticated 'Smart Devices' that provide actionable real-time information as to how, why and when waste is created in order to cost effectively improve the process that affects a zero waste outcome.”
Cirrus 2.2 includes new features that deliver improved information accessibility and transparency into food waste creation, allowing users to identify inefficiencies and improve operating margins in real-time. Additionally, the app has updated analytics functions that break down waste details by department.
"The ability to monitor waste creation by department, individual or in cases where a digester is shared, by company, can be both an informative and incentivizing tool," said BioHiTech Global Chief Technology Officer Bill Kratzer in a statement. "Malls, stadiums and other venues that host multiple businesses can use this granular information to incentivize environmentally friendly behavior, while individual contributors can learn about their consumption habits; it's a win-win."
In addition to the new app, the company has created BioHiTech Alto, what the company says is the first intelligent “chatbot” in the waste industry. BioHiTech Alto is an interactive industrial communication technology that allows users to communicate with industrial equipment in real-time.
"Alto uses messaging and chatbot technology to reduce the friction that is typically associated with industrial equipment monitoring, management and control. Through this technology, we believe that we can not only make our machines smarter, but also help make our customers smarter by empowering them with better and smarter interactions that deliver more meaningful insights," said Kratzer in a statement.