Strand Technologies has clinched a prestigious AI Specification Award for its innovative Virtual Engineer – a technology solution for the control and diagnostics of automatic doors, gates and barriers.
It won the Product Design and Innovation Award (Electronic) category, sponsored by the Automatic Door Suppliers Association, at the 40th biennial event, held at the ‘Cheesegrater’ Leadenhall Building, in Central London.
Judges commented: “This product has innovation written all over it. It provides an effective solution which has the benefit of remote fault finding coupled with helping to reduce carbon footprint.”
Ken Price, ADSA’s Managing Director, presented the award to the Strand Technologies’ team – a landmark moment for the company which began trading in 2021.
Virtual Engineer was selected from a shortlist that also featured products from ASSA ABLOY, Codelocks and Salto Systems.
It uses a device which is attached to entrances and ‘talks’ to a cloud software platform for on-site or remote management. It sends alerts to flag up problems and identify potential causes – potentially saving time and money for engineer call outs.
Steve Marshall, Managing Director of Strand Technologies, said that the team was delighted to have scooped the award.
“It was a crowning moment that followed 18-months of hard graft to bring our products and services to the market. Our strength is in working with organisations to provide an holistic solution to the issues they are facing for effective asset management which in turn results in efficiency savings.”
Said Mr Price: “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Strand Technologies. This is a major accolade which recognises the problem-solving nature of a ground-breaking product that blends traditional electronic and digital technologies.”
The awards are organised by The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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