It’s a top priority for healthcare systems to stay connected to each of their facilities.

Without that connection, you might end up wasting time and resources, or experiencing costly or dangerous issues.

That’s where Blue Pillar comes in. Originally founded to serve the healthcare industry in 2006, we have continued to evolve to help meet the needs of leading healthcare systems, whether national or regional. Many of these systems began by focusing on a small number of their critical facilities and subsequently evolved to use Blue Pillar technologies to benefit operations across their system.

While our clients have varying reasons for adopting Blue Pillar for their connectivity needs, the same technology is at the foundation of each application. Blue Pillar has optimized the software, hardware, installation, and configuration needed to achieve a price point that was not possible before: up to an 80% reduction in the total cost of deployment compared to industry norms.

Use Cases

NFPA 99 & 110 Healthcare Emergency Power Compliance Testing

Run automated tests for generators, ATS’s, to maintain NFPA 99/110 generator testing compliance. Reports are generated and stored to allow for electronic record keeping of monthly generator testing performance.

Energy Meter Connectivity
and Aggregation

Efficiently log historical data for electric and gas meters and easily integrate to an open API for inclusion into various analytics and reporting solutions. Customers commonly use this data for demand charge reduction, usage baselining for measurement and verification of energy improvement initiatives, portfolio energy management reporting, and energy usage anomaly reporting and alerting.

Real-time Electrical Distribution System Monitoring

Get real time visibility into electrical distribution equipment and systems. Quickly identify if a circuit breaker has tripped in your switchgear and identify which transfer switches have lost utility power without needing to send personnel to each piece of equipment.

Remote Facility Management

You can cost effectively connect to remote sites and buildings for remote monitoring, generator testing and compliance, energy alerts, HVAC setbacks, and environmental monitoring. Traditionally, a lack of affordable options has made it difficult to connect to these sites.

Water Meter Connectivity & Aggregation

Connect existing or new water meters for real-time monitoring and alarming, historical usage analysis, and integration via API to 3rd party analytics engines. Customers commonly use this data to avoid unnecessary waste and usage of water as well as reducing the operational expenses of manually collecting and analyzing the data itself

Alternative data logger

Avoid paying for expensive temporary data loggers to facilitate load/energy studies. Blue Pillar’s solution is permanent and will cost a fraction of a 30 day temporary study.

SCADA system replacement

Take an alternative approach for replacing aging SCADA systems. Blue Pillar preserves the underlying telemetry and hardware while providing the ability to overhaul the networking, collection, and access to these points via modern IoT technology.

Cloud based integration platform

Provide simple connectivity for important facilities via API to other IT systems such as Building Automation Systems (BAS), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

System & Data Consolidation

Make the consolidation of equipment data easier for old and new equipment alike. Customers may have dozens of systems at each facility, and consolidating all of this information can be difficult, if not impossible. For customers that have standardized on a Microsoft Azure IoT strategy, Blue Pillar is an irreplaceable implementation engine for connecting these disparate systems to customer’s Azure IoT environments.

How we can help:

For the first time, we’ve made it fast and simple to remote equipment and systems. Blue Pillar has used our 15+ years of experience to learn how to connect industrial equipment to the internet and serve up the data to manage, monitor, and control equipment, all without requiring the same investment associated with SCADA and other technologies.

Now, you can deploy and maintain connectivity to distributed, remote facilities, in addition to your main campus. Our one-of-a-kind approach uses our “context engine” and Azure IoT technology, but isn’t proprietary to any one equipment vendor, giving you the flexibility to use Blue Pillar for a single facility or system-wide, without lock-in.

Platform Benefits

Improve Safety Compliance

Improve Safety Compliance

Real-time remote access and response increases the safety of everyone relying on the critical infrastructure in remote facilities. Immediate notifications of site anomalies, emergency power management, testing critical infrastructure, and changing set points are all benefits of creating this valuable connection to facilities without tying up local personnel.

Capture Operational Savings

Capture Operational Savings

Driving around to remote facilities to triage issues, conduct weekly inspections, and test emergency power systems is inefficient and often ineffective. Access to Blue Pillar’s Remote Facility solution gives facility personnel the capabilities to make smart decisions and eliminate unnecessary operational waste when dealing with the requirements of managing remote facilities.

Maximize Energy Efficiency

Maximize Energy Efficiency

Efficiency starts with access to your consumption and behaviors. Whether focused on reporting and analysis or going all the way to automating energy consumption measures, real-time access to energy usage and the underlying facility equipment is the only approach that will drive predictable and sustainable savings and conservation.