Christie and Smart Sensor milestone agreement

Alex Christie

World's first Smart Barbecue with GoACCESS Platform launched today

Published: Thursday 14th November, 2019

Australia's leading outdoor barbecue manufacturer, Christie Barbecues has announced their strategic partnership with Smartsensor Technologies, a leading internet of things technology company.

Marking the launch of the world's first smart barbecue with management platform, the agreement is for the design, development, manufacture, and support of the world's first natively intelligent smart barbecue and end to end solution.

To be known as the Christie CC2-i Electric Cooktop with GoAccess Platform (Smart barbecue), the sensor device and customisable platform provides deep insights into outdoor barbecues in public spaces including utilisation, temperature, alert information, fault diagnostics, cleaning information, and historical data.

The smart barbecue and management platform will empower councils, public space asset and facility managers, and other asset owners to manage their barbecues effectively whilst driving down operational costs and maintenance.

The exclusive agreement for Australia and New Zealand will see significant numbers of Smartsensor Technologies' sensors integrated and deployed with Christie barbecue cooktops, with the GoAccess asset management platform and application provided to clients.

Alex Christie, Christie's Managing Director said: "We started out on this Smart City journey to offer our clients the most comprehensive array of tangible benefits that our latest generation barbecue cooktop can provide. In partnering with Australia's leading internet of things company, Smartsensor Technologies has developed an integrated sensor, and management platform that enables us offer our clients unprecedented visibility and robust analytics for proactive public barbecue asset management."

The agreement commercialises the World's first smart barbecue device and platform, that was recently released to the Australian market.

Leon Hayes, Managing Director of Smartsensor Technologies said "We are in awe of Christie and their team and truly humbled by the opportunity to work in partnership with them to revolutionise the public space barbecue market. As a third-generation family business we look at Christie with deep respect and admiration."

"Our smart barbecue solution is a global first in many ways: the world's first natively intelligent NB-IoT powered smart barbecue, the world's first LoRaWAN powered smart barbecue, and simply the world's first and most advanced smart barbecue device and asset management platform." said Hayes.

The system has been launched on Telstra's NB-IoT network and various LoRaWAN networks Australia wide.

Christie's GoAccess app is available now to download from the Google Play and Apple app stores.

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