CESA announces 'Connectivity Trail' for Hotelympia

CESA chair Glenn Roberts (sixth from right) with council members
Industry
07/12/2017 - 07:00
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has organised a ‘Connectivity Trail’ for Hotelympia 2018 which will allow visitors to the trade show to go straight to companies that offer ‘connected’ equipment.

It will also be publishing a new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide, with a list of the ‘green’ appliances on show during the event on 5-8 March 2018.

“Connectivity is going to have huge implications for anyone running a commercial kitchen,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. 

“We want to help visitors understand the potential of the technology. It’ll reduce costs. It will help make your business more efficient. It’ll reduce equipment downtime. It will maximise the lifetime of equipment.”

Connected equipment is linked to the internet and its operation can be monitored from anywhere, via a digital device such as a tablet.

Roberts added: “Perhaps the biggest impact will be on equipment maintenance and service.

“For example, a connected appliance will warn anyone monitoring it if a component is failing, or if a consumable has run out, such as rinse aid in a warewasher.”

The trail and guide are part of the promotion of The Professional Kitchen Show, one of Hotelympia’s new features.

Copies of both will be available to download from CESA’s website.

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