Your laundry, 2.0 stylee

10 May

LaundryView! LaundryView! LaundryView!

The LaundryView Monitoring System uses leading-edge Web technology to provide you with the best laundry experience possible. Created by Mac-Gray, a leader in the commercial laundry industry for more than 75 years, LaundryView enables you to monitor the status of your washer and dryer loads through the Internet. You can also receive e-mail alerts when your laundry is done, or when the washer or dryer you want becomes available.

Imagine: If only you knew where Building #4 was, you could head there right now with an armful of laundry, confident that you will find an open machine when you arrive.

But why stop there? Let’s go beyond the demo and picture a future in which not only washers and dryers, but also laundry room vending machines, are connected.

“Uh-oh! I have a lot of laundry to do, but no detergent and/or dryer sheets! I will check LaundryView to make sure that I can purchase these items at the laundry room of my choice. Ahh. There’s plenty in the vending machine. Thanks, LaundryView!”

But wait, LET’S GET EVEN CRAZIER WHY DON’T WE? Couldn’t LaundryView integrate with the inventory systems of nearby retailers, so that if the vending machine is out of the items you need, LaundryView can tell you where they’re in stock? And show you the results in a Google Maps mashup? HELL YES I BET IT COULD.


(Via Spencer F. Katt’s Katt-A-Log)

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