OnePlus to Acquire SmartBin, Expand Smart Waste Control
By Sue Walsh
A wider role for the IoT in waste management?
SmartBin makes sensors and software that monitor garbage levels in dumpsters and other containers. Trucks can be dispatched when fill levels are detected.
“With the acquisition of SmartBin, we’re not only able to expand our footprint globally, but our solution offering as well,” Klaus Voss, OnePlus’ CEO, said in a press release. “SmartBin’s technology perfectly complements our own and will enable OnePlus to service smaller waste receptacles like bins, dumpsters and liquid containers, creating a one-stop solution for all waste management needs.”
SmartBin says it has deployed several thousand sensors to more than 100 customers in over 25 countries. By optimizing waste collection, SmartBin claims it delivers savings of up to 50 percent to customers.