CESA launches connectivity trail at Hotelympia

CESA will help Hotelympia visitors to find connected appliances.

At Hotelympia 2018 CESA has organised a Connectivity Trail, which will allow visitors to go straight to companies that offer ‘connected’ equipment, so they can find out more, direct from the experts.

The association will also be publishing a new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide, with a list of ‘green’ appliances that are on show at the exhibition.

CESA has helped develop the new equipment area at Hotelympia, called The Professional Kitchen Show. The trail and the guide are part of the promotion of this latest show feature. The exhibition will take place at London’s ExCel on 5-8 March 2018.

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“Connectivity is going to have huge implications for anyone running a commercial kitchen,” said Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. “We want to help visitors understand the potential of the technology. It’ll reduce costs, help make a business more efficient, reduce equipment downtime and maximise the lifetime of equipment.”

Connected equipment is linked to the internet and its operation can be monitored from anywhere, via a digital device such as a tablet. “Perhaps the biggest impact will be on equipment maintenance and service,” said Roberts. “For example, a connected appliance will warn anyone monitoring it if a component is failing, or if a consumable has run out, such as rinse aid in a warewasher.”

The Connectivity Trail will feature a variety of different manufacturers and appliances, highlighting those that are featured at the show.

Furthermore, the guide to energy-saving equipment features all the latest ‘green’ technologies from CESA members, including those that are on display at Hotelympia 2018.

Copies of both the Connectivity Trail and the Energy-Saving Equipment Guide will be available to download from the CESA website. Visitors to the show can pick up copies from the CESA stand, 4270.




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