Philadelphia Scientific has introduced iBOSWorld 2.0, enhancements to its iBOSWorld Web Service, a Web-based platform that enables users to monitor and analyze battery room performance and view management reports remotely on the Internet. Used in conjunction with the iBOS battery room management system, the new features make it easier for managers to identify conditions in the battery room that require intervention and ensure forklift operator accountability, enabling them to maximize their battery investment.
The website has been upgraded with easier to read fonts and icons. Graphs are larger and easier to read, too, with added gridlines and enables users to more easily select and view reports in the date range of interest. One-click view change more efficiently advances or regresses any report’s displayed date range in days, weeks or months. The Global Export feature enables users to more efficiently export data for a single facility or for multiple warehouses or distribution centers through the system’s enterprise-wide view. Graphs can now be viewed by individual pool of batteries or all pools combined in one graph to analyze operator compliance system wide.
iBOSWorld 2.0 also includes optional features including energy monitoring, which shows average energy use in the battery room.
Harold Vanasse, vice president of sales and marketing for Philadelphia Scientific, said, “iBOSWorld 2.0 gives managers of company-wide and multi-location warehouses and DCs an asset management tool that helps them save money by ‘right-sizing’ their battery fleets. We’ve listened to customer input, and the new enhancements give managers the information they need to more quickly identify potential battery room problems and maximize battery room performance.”
iBOS enables the most cost-effective utilization of a pool of batteries. It ensures proper battery rotation, which is critical to long battery life and maximum run time. iBOS monitors all chargers in a pool and eliminates operator judgment in battery selection by determining which battery has had the longest cooling time since charging.