KnowledgeStar makes machines ‘smart’ enough to provide just-in-time information to employees about how to operate, maintain and ensure compliance. The result is improved safety, more efficient manufacturing processes and higher profit margins.
KnowledgeStar is a U.S. patent-pending, ready-to-go-to-market solution that links the following three technologies to provide job-specific, on-site support:
Most industrial and manfuacturing employee errors occur because workers don't have a quick, convenient way to get the information they need to do the job correctly and safely -- at the exact time and place they need it.
When employees make fewer errors, the bottom-line benefits are huge. They include:
KnowledgeStar offers investors these critical benefits:
Because the technlogy employed gathers realtime data, KnowledgeStar will also function like a dashboard of analytics. For e4xample, managers can see the following:
Mobile devices are very powerful in terms of the types of information they can gather. Up until this point, managers could not determine the relationship between the cost of training and the related degree of change in performance. KowledgeStar provides a clear line between the two points.
KnowledgeStar technology automatically and invisibly connects three elements:
This will illustrate the basic features and functions of the KnowledgeStar, as it appears on a user's mobile device. The number of screens, content and graphics can all be customized to meet the customer's needs.
#1: Login Screen
#2: Home Page
This shows all key, relevant information the employer wants the employee to be able to access quickly when he or she nears the specific machinery, equipment or site.
#4: Content selected by employee
#5: Statistics screen
#6: Profile Settings
The bottom-line benefits of KnowledgeStar are huge -- both for corporations who want their employees to have KnowledgeStar as on-the-job support, and for manufacturers who want to offer customers the distinct advantages of KnowledgeStar-Compliant machinery or equipment.
KnowledgeStar offers bottom-line benefits in 3 key areas
Training - KnowledgeStar reinforces employee training on-the-job, which research shows causes retention levels to increase by approximately 60% when training is reinforced at intervals.
Equipment - KnowledgeStar improves productivity and reduces errors, which reduces downtime due to malfunction, breakage and repair; supports scheduled inspections and maintenance; extends the useful oife of machinery and equipment
Human resources - KnowledgeStar increases employee productivity and safety by providing the on-site, on-time support employees need to complete tasks properly the first time
With KnowledgeStar on-site, corporations can realize enormous savings from:
Adding KnowledgeStar offers significant long-term, brand-building benefits to companies that manufacture or lease equipment. KnowledgeStar does the following:
1: Employers know they need to improve on-the-job perfromance
This year alone, U.S. corporations will spend more than $70 billion to train their employees -- but they won't get much for their money, as the chart below shows.
KnowledgeStar is "the missing link" that helps convert training into increased on-the-job productivity and safety and compliance. It also provides "big data" that you can use to help you track employee performance and analyze it.
2: Beacon technology is exploding Beacons and IoT are not the "new wave" of technology; they are a tsunami that is going to utterly transform business throughout the world. KnowledgeStar is perfectly positioned to ride it all the way to the bank.
Currently, Beacon technology is employed by retailers and museums. New uses are on the horizon (this article from Feb. 2015 dreamed up more than 100 ways to use beacons.)
KnowledgeStar is the only company that has thought of using beacons to provide workers with the information they need to use to maintain machinery and equipment correctly, efficiently and safely.
3: Corporations need to find ways to train employees who can barely read In it's last major study of literacy, the U.S. Dept of Education reported that more than 50% of surveyed manufacturing companies indicated that more than half of their front line workers have serious literacy problems. The American educational system is not successfully addressing this issue.
Obviously, real-life, on-the-job implications of this are extremely serious.
With KnowledgeStar, companies can support employees on-site with visual aids, videoclips, charts, schematics, maps and content in any language.
4: Corporations need to train workers from all over the world
Most companies now have employees who for whom English is not their native language or for whom it was not the primary language spoken at home. This add another layer to the challenges of training and communicating effectively with employees.
KnowledgeStar makes it easy to provide employees with photos, video, charts, diagrams, maps, schematics, checklists. This additional on-the-job support is highly effective in helping employees "get it right the first time."
Even better, KnowledgeStar can offer this support in any language.
5: KnowledgeStar is an "Internet of Things" play.
KnowledgeStar makes machinery and computers "smart." The chart below illustrates research by Gartner predicting that the number of "smart connected things" will grow from 4.88 billion in 2015 to 25.01 billion in -- 5 years.
KnowledgeStar makes equipment, machinery -- even a site like a communications tower -- "smart" by connecting beacons, mobile devices and stored content.
KnowledgeStar can be used anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available. This means industries and workforces across the globe can benefit from on-site on-the-job employee support.
Here are just a few of the market segments that can benefit enormously from KnowledgeStar:
A manufacturer that offers it customers KnowledgeStar will gain a significant competitive advantage.
The KnowledgeStar Compliant™ Program
KnowledgeStar's go-to-market strategy will:
"BEST OF SHOW" at mLearnCon DemoFest 2014 (San Diego) KnowledgeStar beat out entries from industry giants, including Qualcomm, Adobe, Gimbal, and On-Point Digital.
U.S. Patent Pending