23 Mar

Looking for ways to make your business more successful this year? Forbes recommends Monnit.

Are you looking for ways to make your business more successful this year? Monnit’s wireless sensors are transforming how businesses connect to, monitor and control machines and other things in our environment. In fact, Monnit’s 50+ solutions now make it possible for business managers to receive instant access – through the iMonnit app on their smartphone – to the data they need to improve almost every conceivable element of business, from keeping food (and even animals) safe, to ensuring temperatures are correct at schools to help children learn effectively, and even monitoring water levels at unoccupied apartments to alert landlords before they flood.

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Forbes recommends Monnit in their list of 10 Apps and Solutions to make your business more successful in 2017.

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07 Mar

Monnit’s New “PinchPower” Enclosures Make Installation a Cinch

The leader in remote monitoring solutions has simplified its wireless coin cell sensor battery enclosures for supreme ease of use. 

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – March 7, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) the leading provider of low-cost, remote monitoring IoT solutions, announced their newly redesigned, easy-to-use PinchPower™ sensor enclosures.

Monnit PinchPower Coin Cell Sensors

The redesigned sensor enclosures are now easier than ever to use. Featuring a new, 2-part design, the enclosures allow for quick and easy access to the coin cell battery without having to remove any mounting screws from the wall. By simply pinching in on the sides of the enclosure, the sensor can be removed from the mounting base to reset or change the battery, then snapped back into place.

“PinchPower really simplifies the process for installing or changing batteries in our coin cell sensors,” said Monnit founder and CEO, Brad Walters. “These updated enclosures improve the efficiency behind a best-in-class experience.”

Learn more about Monnit’s new PinchPower enclosures or view wireless coin cell sensors with PinchPower.

Monnit PinchPower Enclosure Instructions

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

Monnit Contact
Matt Moulton
press@monnit.com

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02 Mar

Time to Get Your House in Order

Building Architecture

March means spring is almost here. It’s time to get your house in order.

Looking from from between the water sensitive areas in your data closet stacks, or from compressor motors in HVAC and refrigeration systems after a cold winter, changing seasons means corporate facilities need to be managed a little differently.

That said Utah slopes are still powder fresh, so let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

The House

The story begins with that dear old house of yours. It’s been with you for a long time, but its always shiny in your mind. Let’s just say you’re deeply invested in the longevity and integrity of your house.

Could be you’re in corporate facilities management for a large corporation, like BD Medical. You know cleaning house ahead of time often means a healthier bottom line in terms of workforce, equipment, environment, and overall systems efficiency.

As an owner, you maintain on-site production, food services and shipping operations. From server rooms to processing, , amenities, services and storage, everything is company-owned. Efficiency and cost-savings are up to you, the existing systems in place, and your in-house facilities team.

The Frustration

Fine-tuned coordination is a must because you manage the details directly rather than farming them out. This is the essential difference between you and the property manager on Main Street. As a corporate owner, you’re constantly in the business of home improvement, so you ask, what’s today’s answer that will get me through the coming fiscal decade?

When it comes to corporate facility management, unexpected repairs resulting from water or temperature damages, energy costs, and maintaining secure building and data access are common sources of frustration.

The Internet of Things (IoT ) shows, these frustrations are about to end.

The Order

Here’s order for tomorrow.

We hear much about the ‘company fight’ for tech to optimize budget and performance. But are ‘snap’ solutions available? Are the rumors about IoT for real?

Emphatically, yes. The Internet of Things can turn every inch of your responsibility into smarter, cost-saving facility management solutions that are closer than you might think. Applied, the Internet of Things uses data from processes, systems and equipment to create efficiency, which translates into reduced cost and better all-round performance.

Carrier reported studies by the U.S. Department of Energy indicate measures, like remote monitoring solutions can reduce maintenance costs by as much as 30 percent, and eliminate breakdowns by nearly 75 percent. Numbers like these add up quickly.

Learn more about huge cost-saving benefits in remote monitoring solutions for facility management in our freshly minted Whitepaperfrom Monnit, the leader in low-cost, remote monitoring solutions.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

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28 Feb

Surpassing Convenience in Your C Stores

Surpass convenience in your C store

As of December 31, 2016, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) Fact Sheets tells us the U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 154,535 stores, a 0.2 percent increase (340 stores) from the year prior, according to the latest NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count.

Food-Forward 

Here is the context. You’re a C Store chain owner, which means you know about credit card fees and time-consuming debit holds for unpaid fuel bills. You’re in the business of providing quality goods in the least amount of time at a fair price.

A word on surpassing C Store values in the premium food game from Quick-service and Fast-Casual Restaurant News (QSR) asks: Is your C Store a threat to restaurants? 

This has you now thinking ‘food-forward,’ after reading a comment from NPD Group food-service industry analyst, Bonnie Riggs, “C Stores are here to stay as a competitor to quick-service restaurants.”

C Stores have been in the business of providing fresh, prepared foods for years, and that NACS bit you just read now urges your response to rapidly accelerating demand for sublimely tasty C Store food. The best decisions are well-fed decisions.

This fiercely competitive market demands your guest experiences surpass the next level. But is there a useable, common cents, adaptable solution?

Yes, there is a comprehensive, low-cost, remote monitoring solution for C Stores. That’s where that especially nice word surpass and IoT come in.

C Store Advantage

Buyer experience can be improved using the renewed efficiency IoT provides. The menu is written ‘on the C Store wall,’ dear owners. In short, you owe these improvements not only to your beloved customers, but also to your enterprising-minded selves.

Also noteworthy: C Store beer sales account for 30 percent of all beer sold in the U.S. The Internet of Things can help you prime that appetite by elevating customer experience. How’s that for opportunity to bank better customer experience?

C Stores must surpass mere fuel stations who sell food incidentally, to become food retailers that also sell gas.

Remote Monitoring Solutions can help you tap thirsty, pick-up business using IoT applications whose data insights using a remote monitoring solution for C Stores, can lead to real operational improvements that mean better customer experience. Call it preventive enhancement.

IoT applications for C Stores include everything from sensor-enabled kitchens that make menu and food service updates more efficient, to temperature or vibration sensors that efficiently maintain HVAC systems, coolers and refrigeration units to ensure product excellence, and an appropriate environment for maximum guest satisfaction.

“With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), detailed monitoring, record keeping and reporting of food temperatures for commercial food producers and suppliers, including convenience stores, will be critical. Connected store equipment can provide real-time updates of temperature and other necessary data for compliance with new food safety regulations.” (Convenience Store Decisions)

Call to Surpass Convenience

It’s time you surpassed convenience in your C Stores using a cost-saving, easy-to-use Internet of Things (IoT) solution. I won’t kid you, I especially mean, by using the remote monitoring solutions for C Stores kind, from Monnit, the leader in low-cost, remote monitoring solutions. Practical improvement beginning with every customer smile.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

 

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23 Feb

Why We Love Wireless (and You Should Too!)

A Monnit Remote Monitoring Solution for Every Animal

It’s about sharing the love, right?

Thinking about this week’s postings, I asked myself a question. Why do we love wireless, remote monitoring solutions? And more importantly, why should you? Here’s a quick, maybe even obvious, list of top-five reasons we love wireless, and you should too.

1. Peace of Mind from Anywhere 

Borrowing from Helpsystems.com’s Technical Solutions Consultant, Kevin Jackson, it makes sense to note, in today’s networked age of disparate locations, up-time can be tricky for many businesses. That’s the first thing we love about remote monitoring solutions, you can monitor and manage your systems from anywhere, anytime.

Helpsystem.com’s example uses network management for a school district and financial institutions, both of which represent perfect opportunity to employ remote monitoring solutions to improve operations efficiently from one central location. But the love doesn’t stop there. Here’s a list of Monnit applications.

2. Low-cost Can’t Lose

We’ll use last week’s facility management post as our cost-saving hero example. I hate to overstate a good thing, but helping businesses save money is a big deal. For about $500-$600, Monnit’s comprehensive, Remote Monitoring Solution for Commercial Properties, coupled with our best-in-class support can warn you before any downpour on your bottom line, while helping maintain appropriate and comfortable environments in your offices at the same time.

In this scenario, paying $15,000 to replace furniture and business assets wouldn’t be a surprise. We love remote monitoring because low-cost solutions mean greater peace of mind. Here’s the Case Use, again.

3. Easy Set-up

Monnit remote monitoring systems can be set-up in a few minutes, and our intuitive interface makes managing your system a snap. A snap! Enough said.  We love remote, wireless monitoring because time saved can equal more time for important things.

4. Wireless Sensor Variety

The fourth reason we love wireless, remote monitoring is variety, or ‘the spice of life,’ according to some. With over 55 different sensor types, and more being developed by our crack team of engineers all the time, the sky is the limit for remote monitoring applications.

5. Best-in-Class Support

We love wireless monitoring so much we package it with best-in-class support and a “top-notch product every step of the way,” says Eli in Monnit Customer Service. “There are so many awesome people who call us on a daily basis. It’s one of the main reasons I look forward to coming into work.”

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

 

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16 Feb

The Next Chapter in Better Facilities Management

Choose the leader in low-cost remote monitoring

The Internet of Things (IoT) is really about efficiency, which means the next chapter in better facility management will be smarter than last year’s.

Most commercial property owners, and many of its managers don’t arrive on-location equipped with a ‘Facilities Guide for Dummies’ in hand. Unquestionably, it’s no easy thing to manage and maintain any property when rain and storms are soaking the floors in the office suites next door. Despite nature’s unpredictability, such costly problems can be prevented using the IoT without an advanced degree in facility management.

Say you’re a large property manager with several office buildings in your portfolio, and you’ve been hunting for ways to lower operating costs. Here’s a cost-saving, Monnit Property Management Solution Case Use example.

Monnit was contacted by a large property management company looking for ways to prevent plumbing damage because of water leaks, and to ensure tenants could depend on appropriate heating and cooling in their offices.

Just earlier that week, a water heater failed, resulting in water damage to several vacant offices and two suites that were already occupied. A call came in from one of the occupied suites, but too late to prevent the unexpected repairs you’re still paying for,  and worse, those especially painful losses of rents. Here’s where the ‘next chapter’ comes in.

You could have earned peace of mind at a fraction of your actual cost. For about $500-$600, Monnit’s comprehensive, Remote Monitoring Solution for Commercial Properties, coupled with Monnit’s best-in-class support would have warned you before the downpour on your bottom line, while helping you maintain appropriate and comfortable environments in your offices at the same time. You paid roughly $15,000 for furniture and asset replacement.

Monnit Water sensors can be used to detect and alert owners of the immediate presence of water around water heaters and plumbing in office building water closets. Temperature sensors keep track of  heating and air conditioning systems temperature output and provide alerts of potential issues before they become expensive, time-consuming problems.

After installing Monnit’s Remote Monitoring Solution, temperature sensors detected a failing boiler over a particularly frigid winter weekend. Though temperatures began to drop inside the facility, the property manager was notified before building temperatures reached freezing. Had the preset temperature sensors not alerted them, there was a high probability the plumbing would have frozen and caused damage. Instead, they were able to repair the system and maintain normalized temperatures by start of business on Monday. Low-cost, easy, and efficient.

How’s that for a new chapter in better facility management? Here’s more information about Remote Monitoring Solutions for Commercial Property by Monnit, the leader in low-cost, remote monitoring solutions.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

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10 Feb

What Makes THE Leader in IoT, the Leader?

The Google IoT alerts in my Inbox declaim a surge in IoT sales, with consumers at the forefront and a prediction for one-third more IoT devices to arrive on-scene by year’s end. Globally, Iran is moving to embrace smart cities while AT&T, IBM and Nokia get together to make IoT systems safer. Apparently, the Internet of Things (IoT) also has marketers thinking ‘big’ despite the fact that of all this wonderful IoT data we keep hearing about, we’re still using only about 1 percent of it, according to AdExchanger.

But with all that’s going on in the emerging world of the Internet of Things, we seldom take time to think about the personality behind the magic. As the leader in low-cost, remote monitoring solutions, Monnit Corp. has personality to match.

When asked what he enjoys about working in IoT, Chad in Fulfillment, said, “IoT is the future of knowledge integration with the environment. The ability to know what is happening in a place where you are not. I build the product because being a pioneer is something few people get a chance to do in their lifetime.”

Admiring Monnit’s new space, I wandered further asking around. Cindy, a four-year Monnit team member in May, tells the Monnit tale this way. “The environment and product are amazing. I love the people. I love what we do.”

Frankly, most folks at Monnit are intensely focused with little time to spare. They are also professionals with strong opinions of their own. Christine from sales said, “I like that our sensors can protect the puppy in an RV or prevent catastrophic failures on a production line.”

With a diverse background that includes performing in the entertainment industry and audio engineering, Matt from Marketing described IoT in terms of “untapped possibilities to save money, save energy and reduce waste to create a more sustainable world.”

“For me, Best-in-Class service means providing a top-notch product every step of the way. Customers learning about the product should have an easy time getting the information they need, both online and over the phone. Anyone wanting to purchase should be able to get their order placed without any hassle. Once the product is in-hand, the customer should have access to every resource they need to make the most of their wireless sensor solution,” said Eli working in Customer Service. “There are so many awesome people who call us on a daily basis. It’s one of the main reasons I look forward to coming into work.”

If that wasn’t inspirational enough, Ala from the Software Engineering department added, “IoT allows me to be more aware of what’s going on around me. During client visits, I like seeing the ‘ah-ha’ moments when they realize the capabilities of our products.”

Stephanie whose been with the company since 2015, said, “The thing that first attracted me to Monnit was ‘family comes first’. I really love that I can really dedicate myself to my job between the hours of 8-5, then go home at night and be Mom without distractions. We have fun, and always have a minute to share a laugh or two. I believe in Monnit and the vision our management has for the future.”

“I think the most exciting part for me, is to be able to see the evolution of the product and the company,” said Susan in Technical Support. “I’m a geek and I love to see all the new things our sensors can do, and the improvements we are making. We aren’t satisfied with the status quo, we always have a better enclosure, product or software application in the works. It is a fantastic time to be with Monnit.”

Reno, the newest member of Monnit’s Quality Assurance team said this: “I like technology and the business behind it; I like learning about the latest.” There’s no end to the personality at Monnit Corp. Stay tuned for more from the Monnit-side of things.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

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23 Jan

Monnit Partners with Grove Streams

Remote monitoring solutions leader partners with Grove Stream to provide customers with alternative visualization and analytics tools.

 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – January 23, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) the leading provider of low-cost, remote monitoring IoT solutions, announced partnership with Grove Streams, LLC, a cutting-edge cloud-based platform service, designed to help business react to changes as they happen.

“Monnit is supremely positive about partnership with Grove Streams. Integrating with the Grove Streams platform goes a long way toward making the Internet of Things (IoT) accessible for all businesses, said Monnit founder and CEO, Brad Walters. “Our business partner program provides Monnit partners with all the necessary tools to succeed in sales and integrations with Monnit remote monitoring solutions.”

The Grove Streams platform is a cloud-based service that provides decision making capabilities to devices and users as data arrives from many sources. It was designed to be easy to use across multiple platforms by everyone from corporate app developers to product managers to sensor engineers to electronic enthusiasts. The Platform scales easily from a single device to one million. Founded in 2011, Grove Streams LLC is also an Internet of Things cloud platform that powers the mobile accessory for a new line of 2016 Memphis Wood Fire Grills.

Partnership with Grove Streams, LLC, experienced in Business Intelligence, Metering, and Big Data platform tools, integrates Monnit’s all-in-one remote monitoring sensor solution and the Grove Stream analytics platform to provide customers with alternative data visualization tools for use with their wireless sensor networks. Partners and customers benefit from leveraging the strength of the Grove Stream sensor analytics with Monnit’s easy-to-use monitoring software which allows for no hassle sensor configuration.

Monnit’s Business Partner program capitalizes on the Internet of Things by offering Monnit solutions and services to those who want to become value-added resellers, system integrators or OEM’s. For more information about Monnit’s Business Partner Program, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com/partner.

About Grove Streams
Grove Streams’ patent-pending data streaming analytic platform is designed to help businesses react to changes as they happen. An independent open API, Grove Streams was built to allow devices and systems to react accordingly.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

Monnit Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
mattm@monnit.com

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18 Jan

IoT: The Dawn of Dramatic Improvement

As you may already know, business technology is getting “smarter” all the time. But all too often business simply can’t keep up with smart innovations in favor of managing everyday tasks. In an independently organized TEDxCIT event, Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Dr. John Barrett advised, with over 90 percent of the earth’s land surface now in possession of a mobile signal, the Internet of Things offers astonishing potential for positive change.

If you haven’t already begun to feel the increasing momentum toward connectivity, ISO, an independent non-governmental organization that brings experts together to share knowledge, support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges, described the race for IoT standards in “ride of your life” terms.

Whether your goal is greater operational efficiency, reduced cost, tighter asset management or closer property control, the same ISO article predicts IoT business technology will provide “billions in revenue growth and productivity over the next decade.” ISO added, “networked devices perhaps hold the most promise to cut costs and raise efficiency in production and manufacturing.” More importantly, IoT technology smartens not only management by making it more effective, but also the work itself gets smarter.

The Gartner Inc. Newsroom counted wireless sensor networks among the top ten IoT technologies to keep an eye on in 2017 and 2018, that will affect everything from business strategy to network design. Gartner spoke of IoT tools that must “be capable of managing and monitoring thousands and perhaps even millions of devices.”

In addition to the massive amounts of systems data such technology will produce, the big challenge according to Garnter Inc. is the commercial-technical trade-off which means a marketplace of many available solutions, but no single winner in the “vendor ecosystem.”

Forbes online suggests even if you don’t manage inventory or deal directly with technology (is that really possible?) IoT is still going to change how we do business in 2017. Wired into the same network, IoT will allow remote work and workers to be more connected and able to remotely manage the factory floor better than ever. Forbes also suggested, IoT will speed up the consumer buying cycle, allowing businesses to serve customers faster.  And finally, there’s the “Holy Grail” of IoT pay-offs: greater productivity and efficiency, capable of scaling an enterprise to meet tomorrow’s demand.

IoT is the dawn of vast operational improvement, resource savings, and potentially, even a smaller Carbon footprint for a wide range of enterprise and leisure activities.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

 

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11 Jan

Monnit Recognized as One of Utah’s Best Manufacturers

IoT solutions provider recognized as one of Utah’s best manufacturers

 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – January 11, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced CompanyWeek, the media voice of the Rocky Mountain manufacturing economy, placed Monnit among Utah’s best manufacturers in its yearly review.

CompanyWeek recognized Monnit for its unique ability to reimagine how remote technology is built in the U.S., by tapping into Utah’s leading manufacturing workforce. Monnit’s success began when Walters asked old clients, “What didn’t our last product do?” after his last company, MaxStream, sold to Digi International in 2006.

“I jumped back in the game to be more relevant,” said serial entrepreneur, Monnit founder and CEO, Brad Walters. “We built wireless sensors to monitor heat-related issues, but we also remotely monitor assets, infrastructure and processes to make sure the owner is aware of an issue before it becomes costly. We had customers within six months of generating our idea.”

Nearly all of Monnit’s complete remote monitoring solutions are manufactured in Utah, which allows them to fulfill the needs of business customers on any main street in America. “If it’s a business with an entrance or a retail location, they have something that can go wrong and cost them money,” said Walters. “Our pitch is simple: you’ll receive a return on your investment very quickly. There was a Botox company chain that had a batch spoiled because it got too hot. $15,000 lost. They contacted us. That’s what we’re seeing throughout our customer base.”

The reader’s choice showcase of modern manufacturing by CompanyWeek declaimed Monnit as a leader helping to reshape and energize technology driven manufacturing and fabrication in Utah. “It’s the right thing to do for our country and our culture,” said Walters. “Our wireless sensors are built around one platform which can be adjusted, through a software change, to work anywhere in the world. This simple manufacturing design keeps costs down.”

About CompanyWeek

CompanyWeek is the media voice of the Rocky Mountain manufacturing economy. Its weekly publication provides in-depth goods-producing industry profiles across Colorado and Utah.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, recognized by CRN as one of the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

Monnit Press Contact:
(801) 561-5555
press@monnit.com

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