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Carnival Cinemas and ZebraIoT sign pact to implement energy saving solution using IoT

Carnival Cinemas and ZebraIoT sign pact to implement energy saving solution using IoT

Published:07 September 2018

The platform will be deployed at 34 locations across India in the first phase and help saving energy up to 30%. It provides predictive equipment maintenance facility for managing energy, predicting equipment failure or detecting other issues. It also has the provision to adjust comfort temperature based on occupancy schedule integrated ticket booking systems.

Mumbai | India’s fastest growing and one of the leading national multiplex chain Carnival Cinemas has joined hands with ZebraIoT, an Internet of things (IoT)-based energy & services management company (Headquartered in Mumbai) to monitor, measure and control their energy consumption at their geographically spread out sites in the select Carnival Cinemas theatres. 
 
The platform provides predictive equipment maintenance facility for managing energy, predicting equipment failure or detecting other issues. It also has the provision to adjust comfort temperature based on occupancy schedule integrated ticket booking systems.
 
Mr Mohan Umrotkar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas, said, “ZiOT platform will significantly achieve up to 30 % reductions in our energy bills, by considering the site occupancy & environment conditions, and by enabling rule engines which control and regulate HVAC parameters automatically. Its analytic models allow regulating complex control settings which are otherwise not possible with manual control. With the rise of cloud computing and big data I’m very excited to introduce this in cinema exhibition which will make smart theatres, a yet another way to take advantage of an intelligent platform and drive more collaboration and creativity.” 
 
Mr Rakesh Nayak, Director, ZebraIoT Controls Private Limited, said, “Carnival Cinemas is always committed towards the environment to implement innovative sustainable practices to track and measure improvements in carbon footprint, reduce waste, conserve natural resources, reduce usage of energy using technology driven intelligent control systems, to ensure the optimal environment impact at all times.”  
 
With its rapid expansion across India, Carnival Cinemas continues to be India’s fastest growing multiplex chain and have now the distinct honour of becoming the first ever cinema group to reach a remarkable milestone of being present in 115 cities across India. Carnival Cinemas is now spread across 20 states with over 162 properties and 470 plus screens in the country with lavish interiors, luxurious seating arrangements, a wide selection of F&B and the best-in-class services at affordable prices. 

Carnival Cinemas led by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, entertains over 50 million patrons annually and has a total seating capacity of over 1,50,000. After foraying into the overseas market with the commencement of operations in 6 screens in Singapore last year, Carnival has strengthened its international presence with the acquisition of Quatar based Novo Cinemas’ 104 screens at 10 locations in UAE and Bahrain recently.    
 
In India, its footprints are present in prominent states like Maharashtra, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa and Himachal Pradesh.
 
In sync with the current growth plans, Carnival Cinemas has signed MoUs with Governments of Jharkhand and Odisha in order to set up 75 theatres-cum-recreation zones and 150 screens in the respective states. This will enable the Group’s vision of holding 1000 screens by 2020 in India, each one providing a state-of-the-art movie experience and premium service standard. 
 
ZebraIoT, has been built over a robust IoT stack, which allows the retail, multiplexes, industries and enterprises ensuring effective energy saving solutions across their infrastructure through real time automated and intelligent controls. 
 
The product has components integrating with hardware for controlling HVAC parameters, BTU Meters, Chiller valves, sensors for monitoring energy, temperature, humidity, and other important parameters. It also allows managing & configuring rules over the web and mobile cloud based instances.


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