America’s First Affordable Cylinder Gas Telemetry System
In 2011, Vendor Managed Gas™ (VMG) was created to provide Wright Brothers and the industrial gas industry with an affordable telemetry option, so gas level, gas supply and overall gas system performance could be remotely monitored to optimize costs and performance. Prior to VMG, there was limited use of telemetry in the industrial gas industry because the solutions were too expensive for cylinder gases, beverage, and micro bulk applications. VMG leveraged RF technology to maximize signal distance and strength so telemetry could be used across the many different locations and facilities where industrial gases are needed. Vendor managed inventory is an important supply chain management tool, and VMG is changing the paradigm for how gas supply and gas systems are managed through IoT and the use of data analytics.