Canadian Manufacturing

ANTLER Technologies looking to take on other industries through digitalization offering

ANTLER's platforms provide a solution that hopes to elevate the customer's strategy in becoming Net-Zero, Customer Experience (CX) driven and operationally hyper-efficient.

January 6, 2022   by CM Staff

Mehdi Pahlavan CEO & Founder of Antler Technologies & Start-Up Studio (CNW Group/ANTLER Technologies & Start-Up Studio Corp.)

TORONTO — ANTLER Technologies & Start-Up Studio Corp. (ANTLER) is a Toronto/Markham-based high-tech company that focuses on elevating marginalized operations in small, medium and enterprise industries. ANTLER deploys mission-critical operation processes into a cyber-physical space to hyper automate redundancies, exposing misalignment in operations, regulation non-compliance, inefficient workflow processes, time spent on low-value and gaps in green initiatives. ANTLER’s platforms provide a solution that hopes to elevate the customer’s strategy in becoming Net-Zero, Customer Experience (CX) driven and operationally hyper-efficient across their operation’s value chain.

“We look into individuals, newly formed teams and their market validated ideas, enabling them to build their solutions in a timely manner to disrupt an operation in one or various industries that have key indicators as being ripe for disruption,” Pahlavan says.

ANTLER’s R&D platform comprises industrial-grade hardware, IIOT, Natural Language Processing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Low or No-Code Cloud-Native on edge, integrated to machine learning and enterprise blockchain.

ANTLER is currently tackling the operational inefficiencies in CLASS A and CLASS B Swimming Pools in Ontario. These are collectively the Community Center Swimming Pools (Class A) and the Condo & Apartment Swimming Pools (Class B), regulated under Ontario Regulation 494/17: PUBLIC POOLS.

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“Commercial Aquatics industry is the least advanced sector with the utmost levels of energy consumption, with the most laborious tasks to maintain and to comply with regulations,” says Pahlavan. He sincerely believes that “The operators and stakeholders are often under-educated and overwhelmed with burdens of regulatory tasks and recurring costs of maintenance.”

“This sector is ripe for disruption,” Pahlavan says. He states, “digitization is entering a new era, and data alone is no longer a by-product but the core asset. We have to embrace both the data and the machine as assistants to humans.”

ANTLER’s technology is generally referred to as ‘Digital Twins.’ Pahlavan wants his innovative technologies to “intercept problems before they even occur, prevent downtime, develop new opportunities and even plan for the future by utilizing simulations and creating that ‘phygital’ realm in real operations.”

Although this concept is older, it is the foundation of analytics and predictive processes in facility operations. “Enterprise organizations have seen 40 to 50 percent improvement in cycle times of critical processes in their operations. The impact can be much higher in the smaller facility operations,” predicts Pahlavan. He emphasizes that we should “make work, work better – no matter the circumstances. So we can be freed to take on more critical tasks from wherever we are. It’s our responsibility to educate, enable and arm the industry talents to elevate the trajectory of their knowledge and capacity in a measurable form.”