Enterprise mobility firms Kony & KMC Controls launch mobile IoT app

Enterprise Mobility Company, Kony, and cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company, KMC Controls, have partnered to launch a mobile application that claims to speed up the pre-commissioning process of KMC Conquest controllers by simplifying field configuration and installation.

How will it help?

According to the company, the KMC Connect Lite mobile application is one of the first in a series of mobile applications and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that KMC Controls plans to develop using Kony’s cloud based platform. Using the app, customers accelerate system installation and reduce setup time by 75%. KMC Controls states that it first collaborated with Kony to deliver the KMC Connect Lite mobile application. Using Near Field Communication (NFC), the KMC Connect Lite mobile app enables field service technicians to configure, customize, and commission controller devices without powering the controller or even opening the box. With the KMC Connect Lite mobile app, a field installer places their mobile device on the controller box and can write the controller settings through NFC.


KMC Controls states that the reason behind selecting the Kony platform is becaue of its open architecture that will help the company develop apps both on iOS and Android with a single code base. With Kony MobileFabric, KMC Controls can develop back-end micro-services for the KMC Commander system, apply analytics, incorporate features and functions suggested by customers, and integrate them with its mobile app. And using data enabled by the Kony Platform and saved on the Kony Cloud, KMC Controls can gain insight into how and where its mobile application is being used, what functions are proving most popular, and how much time is being spent on each screen. Building on this KMC Controls plans to leverage the Kony Platform to develop future mobile applications and IoT solutions. “For over 50 years, our goal at KMC Controls has been to help customers minimize energy use, maximize building efficiency, and ensure the comfort and safety of their occupants. To continue our leadership in manufacturing, we’re building an ecosystem optimized to deliver IoT solutions that deliver genius buildings and facilities,” said Richard Newberry, Chief Executive Officer, KMC Controls.
“We chose Kony to be part of this ecosystem because of their world-class expertise and market-leading platform. With Kony, we can develop mobile applications that can revolutionize building automation. Our mobile app saves an enormous amount of time, improves margins, and helps our customers gain competitive advantage. What used to take customers 4 days to configure and install a system is now down to just a few hours.”
Based in the US, KMC Controls manufactures automation and IoT solutions to help facilities reduce energy consumption and operating costs, while also increasing the comfort and safety for building occupants. The company provides its building automation solutions to system integrators, distributors, OEM partners and IT providers. “IoT is disrupting every industry. At Kony, we provide a cross-platform architecture that enables organizations to harness the power of mobility and leverage IoT technology that can transform their business processes and create new capabilities,” said Dave Shirk, President, Products, Strategy and Marketing, Kony.
“Kony is excited to partner with KMC Controls on their digital journey as they continue to provide innovative mobile apps and IoT solutions that deliver value and exceptional experiences to their customers.”

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