Volteo Edge Helps Intel Manage Regional Campuses

Business Context

Volteo Edge (a Mastek partner) offers Edge Intelligence and IoT capabilities – helping businesses maximize savings and returns with connected infrastructure and data.

Volteo Edge’s ability to realize Edge Intelligence, the heart of the Connected Enterprise, has enabled Intel to address local integration and processing of vast quantities of raw information.

Intel Corporation (commonly known as Intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is one of the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturers by revenue.

The Situation

Monitoring and maintenance of their assets for a better experience

Intel, like any large organization, maintains numerous facilities that are expensive to acquire and maintain. In some regions, Intel’s business mix resulted in campuses that weren’t large enough to justify their own local facilities management teams but were large enough to realize ROI through IoT automation, including power management, space utilization, and environmental management. Intel needed the ability to deploy not only IoT instrumentation throughout these facilities, but also the ability to extend regional facilities management to each campus through local intelligence required to collect, process, and derive business value from instrumentation.

The Solution

Volteo Edge Empowered a Smarter Work Environment

Volteo Edge delivered a solution that helped Intel manage regional campuses (occupancy, track & trace) with video cameras and integration with Building Management System Controls. The smart camera-based solution managed parking occupancy within parking lots, which ensured that their employees saved on time and effort – which can thus be used in more productive tasks for core business growth.  

IoT instrumentation helped them monitor power consumption (including the health of UPS equipment required for power outages), environmental conditions (e.g., temperature), and space utilization (e.g., workstation occupancy and reconciling conference room capacities with meeting headcounts). This helped the managers enable better planning, from reallocating space, reconfiguring space, and determining when and if expansions are required  

Overall, the solution helped employees save time with better experience and reduced carbon emissions.  

The Results

Intel campuses deliver better experience for its employees and managers

For Intel, the results were immediate and dramatic:  

  • Regional facility management ROI is now realized without needing a dedicated headcount at each campus.   

  • Facility managers were able to reconfigure the conference rooms to a larger number of smaller rooms to better match utilization and reduce demand queues.   

  • Cafeteria wait times were reduced through smarter scheduling of register staffing and providing employees with information about load bursts so they could plan their visits at less busy times.  

  • Workstation utilization patterns revealed opportunities to reduce the energy use of idle spaces.  

  • Power outages no longer interrupt work by ensuring UPS systems are ready to endure surges, sags, and outages.  

The solution helped Intel to provide its employees with a more pleasant and productive work environment, from ensuring energy-efficient environmental controls to the avoidance of frustrations associated with parking and cafeteria queues or searching for workspaces, resulting in improved employee retention.