ihiji has begun shipping the new INV-APP-500, a low-cost and energy-efficient remote monitoring hardware appliance.
ihiji's new INV-APP-500 remote monitoring hardware appliance.
When implemented, dealers are able to further reduce remote servicing costs while simultaneously increasing system reliability, according to the company. Furthermore, in contrast to competitive solutions, ihiji’s annual services have been greatly reduced, and the first monitoring tier is free. This enables dealers to deploy an appliance on virtually every installation. Therefore, authorized ihiji dealers are now able to offer both hardware and the first year of service for as low as $200.
ihiji’s low-power appliance INV-APP-500 can deliver $700 in annual energy cost savings per location, when compared with traditional in-home server scenarios.
“With the introduction of our new INV-APP-500 appliance, dealers are able to implement robust and reliable remote monitoring and support services for a fraction of the price,” said ihiji VP of technical operations, Michael Maniscalco. “Our goal is to enable dealers to own their customers’ network and doing so requires remote management. With ihiji invision’s cloud-based architecture, all of the heavy lifting is done on our servers, meaning dealers do not sacrifice features or reliability with the new low-cost appliance. Utilizing cloud services, dealers can offer the most reliable monitoring and support solutions available while keeping the costs of entry and ongoing maintenance as low as possible. We believe this approach to the category is more than a trend. It’s an emerging industry standard.”