Prolitec debuts ScenXus smart business scenting to bring IoT technology to public places


Prolitec Inc. announced Thursday completion and availability of an environmental scenting system employing smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The new ScenXus system uses Prolitec’s IoT platform and the cloud to monitor and control performance quality of Prolitec ambient scenting services.   

Prolitec will start installing ScenXus in selected client locations in early September.

“ScenXus is a game-changer in commercial ambient scenting,” said Richard Weening, Prolitec CEO. “The ability to monitor scenting performance and instantly adjust appliances affords us and our clients an unprecedented level of flexibility and control over a high-impact medium of communication – scent.”

Prolitec’s ambient scenting services are currently used in retail stores, commercial buildings, hotels, airports, hospitals, assisted living communities, and other public spaces to enhance the environment, improve the customer experience, sell a product, or remediate an odor. Prolitec has more than 127,000 appliance installations in 83 countries touching an estimated 37 million people each day.

Commercial scenting appliances are installed and adjusted by on-site technicians who assess performance and make machine adjustments. Prolitec’s ScenXus monitors scenting performance by location so a customer care agent in the network center can make whatever adjustments are needed in real time.    

Prolitec’s scenting services are certified compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State of California Proposition 65 restrictions, the American Congress of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). “Using scent in the air of public spaces requires exacting standards; it must be done with 24/7 precision,” Weening said.  “A year or two from now we will look back and ask, ‘how did we ever manage public-space scenting without something like ScenXus?'”        

The Internet of Things uses the internet, sensors, and standardized messaging protocols to gather and exchange information remotely. Applications of this new technology already include monitoring and performance control of smart household scenting systems (Aera), sound systems (Sonos), climate control systems (Nest), and security systems (Ring). While only the highest-need devices are smart today, the global consulting firm Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices.   

The introduction of ScenXus follows Prolitec’s recent introduction of the world’s first smart home scenting system, Aera that enables scenting in one or more rooms of a connected-home, which can be remotely controlled from anywhere with an iOS or Android smartphone app. Prolitec employs a variant of Aera’s global IoT platform to operate the ScenXus system.  

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