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G-Hub - Going Small: a Paradigm Shift in Energy Monitoring

CIO VendorAlan Seigrist, CEO
With its granular energy-monitoring platform, G-Hub drives innovation and efficiency from an operational perspective rather than with a more traditional energy efficiency approach. G-Hub helps customers monitor all of their equipment whilst improving operational efficiency and protecting themselves from significant operational risks by monitoring energy usage at a facility’s most granular level possible. G-Hub is able to do this not only with its energy-monitoring platform, but also through offering an assortment of operational monitoring solutions under G-Hub’s integrated IoT platform.

The founders of G-Hub are experienced industry veterans that are able to leverage industry relationships into an effective customer acquisition and engagement process. The company’s clients include leaders such as Burger King, McDonald’s, and Marriott.

The G-Hub platform has been specifically designed to process large amounts of granular monitoring data that is then presented to the customer in a simplified but meaningful user interface. The data presented helps customers to quickly and easily identify operational patterns and opportunities to drive operational efficiencies across hundreds or thousands of sites, instantly.

G-Hub’s platform starts by collecting data from various IoT sensor types. It has the ability to integrate many sensors to its cloud platform including energy, temperature, access, humidity, and other operational factors. The sensor data is then transferred through a gateway to the cloud and uploaded to G-Hub to be processed and stored in a secure data center. The collected data drives change and improvements through the G-Hub monitoring, alert notification, and analysis features.



When we do granular monitoring, almost without exception, every customer discovers something significant with their operation


Processing a myriad of disparate types of IoT data is very complex– G-Hub has a patented analytic engine that enables it to draw insights about total energy and operational performance. Data comes into G-Hub in random and variable timing cycles. For example, an energy monitor may come once a second compared to an access monitor which may only come across twice a day. The data can also come in variable timed batches where each device will have vastly different APIs and mapping norms. All of these disparities mean that the data needs to be normalized before being processed through G-Hub’s analytics engine. “This is the heart of G-Hub—not so much what the analysis says, but how it collects and processes the data,” says Alan Seigrist, CEO.

“The interesting thing about G-Hub is that when we do granular monitoring, almost without exception, every customer immediately discovers something significant about their operation,” says Seigrist. After installing a G-Hub monitoring solution, one customer discovered that his neighbor had been stealing electricity through their roadside store sign for over 20 years. Another customer discovered that their ovens were improperly manufactured and were pulling energy loads that were about five times higher than normal. Not only was this customer able to significantly reduce his electricity bill, but he was also able to mitigate a potential fire hazard.

G-Hub continually works with its customers to improve and develop the platform and its capabilities. They are currently preparing to release a new reporting module that has an advanced visualization user interface. This will provide their clients additional information and analytics that will be accessible in hard copy as well as in a CSV report format. Another upcoming roll out includes specific solutions for convenience stores to combat skimming credit card fraud. Looking toward the future, G-Hub will continue to create ground-breaking IoT monitoring solutions for mission critical circuits, equipment, and machinery.