Ingram Micro and Nordsense have announced a partnership through which Ingram Micro will offer municipalities and communities across Canada with Nordsense’s industry-leading smart waste management solution.
Powered by AI, machine learning and IoT technology, Nordsense tracks and diagnoses daily waste management workloads, uncovering trends and inefficiencies that result in streets littered with trash. Remote monitoring, intelligent routing, and fleet management provide sanitation departments with real-time insights on ideal container placement to prevent bins from overflowing, and course-correct routes to cut down on traffic congestion, minimizing fuel consumption, maintenance costs and carbon footprint.
Unlike offerings that require customers to purchase or rent “smart bins” that cost thousands of dollars per unit, Nordsense IoT-enabled sensors fit existing trash bins of all sizes, saving municipalities both time and money.
Nordsense devices monitor activity—including bin fullness, temperature and fill rates—to identify waste generation patterns. Data from bins are collected by the company’s web-based platform, which then produces real-time analysis for city officials to visualize the fullness of every trash bin simultaneously and to deploy sanitation workers only when needed.
Nordsense fleet management and intelligent routing harness AI and machine learning to present reports containing actionable insights that empower waste management officials to identify areas in need and track the efficiency of improvements over time. The breadth and depth of insights mitigate container overflow, reduce the number of overall collections, guide bin placement and optimize operational resources.