Middleby-owned connected kitchen business unveils major tech expansion

Martin Flusberg, Powerhouse Dynamics

Powerhouse Dynamics – the enterprise IoT-based solution for commercial kitchen operators bought by Middleby two years ago – has unleashed new versions of its flagship software.

The company says newly-enhanced versions of its Open Kitchen and SiteSage platforms are now available, while the Open Kitchen name has also received updated branding.

Martin Flusberg, president of Powerhouse Dynamics, explained: “In early 2020, we introduced Open Kitchen by Powerhouse Dynamics to enhance the user experience of the SiteSage platform and to expand its capabilities for additional equipment connectivity and food safety monitoring for our food service customers.

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“Today, we are pleased to announce that Powerhouse Dynamics will now offer two IoT solutions for our customers, Open Kitchen for our foodservice customers and SiteSage for our retail and industrial customers.

“Both Open Kitchen and SiteSage further benefit from additional improvements to our user experience and greater analytics into critical areas within our customers’ operations.” 

Open Kitchen and SiteSage are based on the same modular platform that connects, monitors, and controls equipment to enhance equipment performance, reduce energy costs, and help optimize facility operations.

Open Kitchen, used by multi-site restaurants, convenience stores, and food retailers, expands on the capabilities of SiteSage by offering an open platform to connect all types and brands of commercial kitchen equipment to the cloud to gain remote access to critical data, enhance kitchen operations while reducing food safety risks, and enable remote menu creation and distribution.

SiteSage is designed for multi-site retailers, healthcare facilities, and other commercial properties. Open Kitchen and SiteSage are operational in about 6,000 locations across North America.

The new fully configurable user interface provides users with a more intuitive and personalized experience, faster access to actionable intelligence, significantly expanded analytics and diagnostics, more extensive exception reporting, and a responsive design for better viewing on tablets and other mobile devices.

The platform has also been integrated with more than a dozen additional equipment brands over the past year.

To support the new interface release and rebranding, the company has also updated its website to make it easier for visitors to access information on both solutions.

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