VEKA Branches Out with Digital Solutions CompanyJuly 1st, 2019 by Editor
VEKA is expanding its product portfolio and has announced the formation of stand-alone company Digital Product Solutions Corporation (DPS Corp.) as part of a global initiative by the VEKA Group to offer digital solutions to markets around the world. VEKA’s customer base will be able to work with DPS Corp. on cutting-edge digital solutions, and the company has the potential for entering the outdoor living market space as well.
One such solution is window intelligence, or WIN™ for short, is currently in beta testing for its Near Field Communication (NFC) to window and door products. The patent-pending system creates a digital double of the product through cloud computing and hand-held mobile devices. A web-based program called a web cockpit, interacts with the fabricator’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to create a file on a window or door and tracks it throughout its life cycle, allowing the product information to be accessed through mobile applications: WIN Passport and WIN Passport Pro, available for iOS® and Android® Systems, the applications offer options including testing data, service, reporting or warranty claims. Passport is designed for the home owner/facility manager and Passport Pro is made for professionals, installers and contractors.
To achieve a seamless integration with VEKA customers’ ERP, DPS Corp. has partnered with FeneTech to create the FeneVision ERP system, already widely used by window and door fabricators, and glass manufacturers, according to the company. Beyond building the interface, FeneTech’s team will offer 24/7 customer support and service for WIN.
Steve Dillon, director of digital commercialization for DPS Corp. and corporate marketing director for VEKA Inc. will take the commercial lead to introduce WIN to the North American market.
DPS will preview the WIN system in the VEKA booth at Glassbuild America in Atlanta this September, along with digital tools from the development pipeline showcased for firsthand customer feedback.