Bert® Plug Load Management System Adds Smart Vending Machine Solution

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Bert® 110 Vend remotely measures and controls vending machine plug load reducing energy consumption by up to 60%.

Best Energy Reduction Technologies LLC (Bert), the leading supplier of Wi Fi based plug load management systems, announces immediate availability of the new Bert® 110 Vend. The Bert® 110 Vend is the first system that allows remote measurement and control of vending machine via the existing Wi Fi network.

About The Bert® 110 Vend

The Bert® 110 Vend has special intelligence that protects vending equipment from turning off while the compressor is running. Since Bert® continuously measures energy use; Bert® knows when the compressor is on or off. When Bert® receives an off command as part of the daily schedule, Bert® delays the off command until after the compressor has completed its cycle. Facility and energy managers can run their Berts® for a few weeks to measure base power usage, and then begin scheduling to measure actual savings. Bert® 110 Vend will also measure and control other compressor based plug load equipment such as water fountains and room air conditioners. Bert® 110 Vend makes load shedding of compressor based plug load both cost effective and efficient.

"Bert® 110 Vend continues the expansion of our plug load product family, allowing clients to measure energy use, analyze savings, and create custom schedules to control energy use for compressor based plug load," says Scott Yetter, CEO of Best Energy Reduction Technologies LLC, makers of the Bert® Plug Load Management System. "Unlike timers or occupancy sensors, Bert® 110 Vend provides remote control and measurement of vending machine without the purchase and installation of extra equipment such as a data logger," says Yetter.

About The Bert® Plug Load Management System

The Bert® Plug Load Management System consists of the Bertbrain 1000M software application, your Wi-Fi network, and a virtually unlimited number of Berts®. By simply plugging water coolers, coffee machines, printers, copiers, etc. into Bert®, facility and energy managers can remotely measure, analyze and control all plug loads. Bert® runs on the existing Wi-Fi network so all devices can be controlled in mass by creating schedules to turn equipment off when buildings are not in use, during nights, weekends and holidays. The Bert system installs quickly so energy savings are immediate and payback is between 1 and 2 years.

Learn more about how K-12 schools, colleges, offices, hospitals, state/local governments and retailers are managing plug load with the Bert® Plug Load Management System by visiting

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