NACCU conference attendees got a chance to view Mac-Gray’s LaundryView system that allows students to access a 3-D view of their residence hall’s laundry rooms from their PC. They are able to see which machines are in use and can receive notification by computer, cell phone or wireless PDA when their wash cycle is done or when a requested number of machines become available.
WALTHAM, Mass. – Mac-Gray Corporation, the nation’s premier provider of laundry facilities management services, presented the features and benefits of its proprietary LaundryView on-line laundry room monitoring system to the participants of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) pre-conference tour held at Georgia Institute of Technology in early March. Over 150 representatives from colleges and universities around the United States attended the LaundryView tutorial, which was demonstrated in one of the school’s laundry rooms.
LaundryView allows students to access a 3-D view of their residence hall’s laundry rooms from their PC. They are able to see which machines are in use and how much time remains in the laundry cycle. They can also receive notification by computer, cell phone or wireless PDA when their wash cycle is done or when a requested number of machines become available. In addition, users can access hourly usage reports to help them avoid the busiest times and better manage their schedules. The system promotes conservation awareness by using high-efficiency washing machines and displaying a real-time calculation of the cumulative amount of water saved in the laundry room.
In addition to student benefits, the benefits of LaundryView to school administrators include the system’s ability to detect and self-report machine malfunction, automatically alerting a Mac-Gray service technician to investigate. In addition, the system requires no campus infrastructure beyond a standard Ethernet connection.
“LaundryView is very reliable and I especially appreciate the fact that the system automatically detects a problem and contacts the service technician directly,” said Jim Pete, Director, BuzzCard Center at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Doug Vanderpoel, Director of Cable, Card & Telephone Services at Mount Holyoke College, where LaundryView is currently installed commented, “I can’t say enough good things about LaundryView. It’s a big hit on campus and the students are quite impressed.”
LaundryView is currently installed at over 100 colleges and universities, far more than any system of its kind. To experience LaundryView visit demo.laundryview.com.
About Mac-Gray Corporation
Founded in 1927, Mac-Gray is North America’s premier contract operator of card- and coin-operated laundry facilities in college and university residence halls, apartments, condominiums, and public housing complexes. Mac-Gray currently operates and manages laundry facilities on approximately 600 campuses and in 58,000 residential laundry rooms across the country. Mac-Gray also sells, services, and leases commercial laundry equipment to commercial laundromats and institutions.