The idea of smart campus came about in 2010, gradually moving from the highlighted digital learning to the integration of software and hardware emphasized in the following years. The idea has narrowed from the campus to the classroom. Microprogram has profound experiences and energy in access card system and space management of indicative colleges. Microprogram takes the advantage of the craze and continuously communicated with NCHU and carried out non-stop development, testing and update with NCHU. Eventually, we managed to enter the field of smart energy saving classroom and enhance our capability to carry out hardware-software integration while crossing different industries.
Microprogram works with schools to fight against the rise of labor and energy costs
The labor and energy costs rise every year. Colleges and universities work on the plan for energy saving and carbon reduction and control of electricity fee. They encourage teachers and students to voluntarily save energy, however, the outcome is inefficient. Based on the experience in campus and space management, Microprogram decided to cooperate with NCHU to resist the rise of labor and energy costs in 2017. Microprogram developed the smart energy saving system of classroom and synchronized the power supply of classroom with the course timetable. It detects the real-time human flow to control the power supply. By using this system, NCHU can achieve smart energy saving and remote power control without patrol. Therefore, NCHU has set an example for campuses adopting smart energy saving.
Microprogram is able to the business opportunity based on its own experience and capability
There are many suppliers offering smart energy saving systems. How did Microprogram win the favor of NCHU and what sets it apart from its competitors? Schools used to purchase all the equipment or asset at once based on their needs. Nowadays schools value the importance of service integration, they highlight "school application software + hardware + service integration". Our bid had no price competitiveness comparing to pure software and hardware suppliers when we first started it out. Eventually, we won the favor of colleges and universities through our one-stop software-hardware integration service. That's our critical advantage and value.
Our system integrates the course timetable and detects the human flow and saves energy automatically
Microprogram develops this system with ease based on our experience in space management system. In Phase I, our system connects with the course system for unmanned power management. In addition, the system connects with the pixel machine on the top of the classroom entrance and detects the human flow to control the power supply of a given classroom accordingly. The unmanned management of course timetable also allows faculties to conduct the management manually according to course extension. To extend the time for power supply, faculties just need to put the management card on the card reader on the lecturer's desk. This function enhances the flexibility of management for different scenarios.
Our system detects and collects data and finds out the power leakage in a smart, advanced way
In addition to the basic energy saving management system in Phase I, NCHU, currently in Phase II, added the function for detecting and collecting power consumption data. The system notifies the administrator to pay attention to the power consumption when the classroom is empty and when no power should be consumed. This helps determine the overcharge and notify the administrator to check power leakage. Users can find out power leakages in a smart way.
We exceed the expectation of the school, come hell or high water
The so-called "software-hardware integration service" is not just about software-hardware integration. "Service" is what makes Microprogram stands out from other suppliers. This system is no exception. We put ourselves in the shoes of the school and think about how to optimize energy saving. We guide the school to set requirements based on our sharp observation accumulated in the industry. Even though there are many requirements that can't be stated in the contract due to practical considerations, however, the project team did its best. Team members communicated with the Office of General Affairs and the computing center. They patiently updated the course schedule manually. They completed impossible testing missions in different scenarios. All members made all-out efforts to exceed the expectation of the school.
We expect to upgrade energy control and add new values to the industry
In the limited time in each phase, Microprogram completed the expected progress and continues to enhance the technical. We hope that each time we work with the school will be better than the last time. The current smart energy saving system is only connected to the main power supply. We can only control the power supply for the entire classroom instead of each appliance separately. We hope that we can use the system to control the power supply of each appliance. We will increase the effectiveness of safety and energy saving by upgrade of energy control and extend the application of our system from the campus to other fields. Microprogram will continue to add new values into the industry and provide the most attentive service experience based on the integration of cloud, software, hardware, data and service.