19 Sep

Monnit Releases New USB Pro Gateways for Wireless Sensors

Monnit USB Pro Gateway
Salt Lake City, UT – September 19, 2016 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) announced today the release of new, advanced feature USB pro gateway for wireless sensors. Monnit’s USB Pro gateway is specifically designed to respond to the increasing market need for global technology that accommodates a variety of vertical M2M application segments and remote wireless sensor management solutions.

The Monnit USB Pro gateway allows your Monnit Wireless Sensors to communicate with the iMonnit® online wireless sensor monitoring and notification system or Monnit Express™ standalone PC software. Simply plug the device into an available USB port on a Microsoft Windows PC. If the PC has an active internet connection and you wish to use it with the iMonnit online software, install the Monnit Gateway application to pass sensor data to the online system. If you wish to use your wireless sensors locally (collect and store sensor data on your PC), install the Monnit Express standalone software and all sensor data will be stored within the software’s database.

Monnit USB Pro Gateways are designed to support up to 100 Monnit Wireless Sensors, which are capable of detecting and monitoring functions that are critical to business operations, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.  Monnit’s wireless gateways transmit data between local sensor networks and iMonnit, the online data monitoring system, which aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.

Monnit USB Pro Gateway Features:

  • Supports multiple RF technologies including 900, 868 and 433MHz for worldwide use.
  • Optional RS232 DB9 communication port.
  • USB, RS232, or external power options.
  • Can be used with both iMonnit Online Software or Monnit Express Standalone PC Software.
  • Uses standard FTDI driver so no driver installation is required.
  • External USB cable allows gateway to be positioned for improved communication range.
  • Programmable heart-beat control.
  • Supports up to 100 wireless sensors per gateway.
  • Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista compatible.

Monnit wireless products are FCC, IC and CE/ETSI certified, and have been proven to comply with the essential performance, safety, and environmental requirements set by law around the world. All Monnit wireless sensors and gateways include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with free SMS text and email alerting. For more information on Monnit’s low cost monitoring solution, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities, including: temperature, access, presence of water, light, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.

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08 Sep

IoT Leader Monnit Releases New International 3G Cellular Gateway for Wireless Sensors

Meets Increasing Global Demand for Internet of Things By Allowing Sensors to Operate on Majority of World’s Leading Cell Networks

Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT – September 7, 2016 – At CTIA Super Mobility 2016, the largest mobile event in America and the best place for everything wireless, Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced the release of a new International 3G cellular gateway to meet the growing demand for wireless sensors worldwide. The Monnit International 3G Cellular Gateway is based on a 3G (GSM/UMTS) wireless engine and comes integrated with Monnit’s wireless access point network (WAN) for use with all Monnit wireless sensors. The gateway allows the sensors to operate on a majority of the world’s leading cellular networks.

Monnit International 3G Cellular Gateway

“More than a quarter of Monnit’s 10,000+ business customers already consist of organizations outside of the United States, all of which have recognized how the Internet of Things can improve their business functionality and actually save them valuable resources,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit. “With our new international 3G Cellular Gateway, however, we expect the global demand for our wireless sensors to grow exponentially now that they can be used to communicate data – and alarms – across the vast majority of leading cellular networks.”

Monnit cellular gateways are designed to communicate with the iMonnit® Online Monitoring and Notification System via cellular transmission, making them ideal for remote locations or where existing Internet connections are not available. The system aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.

Monnit International 3G Cellular Gateway features include:

  • 3G Cellular technology; 3G UMTS / GSM / GPRS fallback (800/850, 900, 2100 MHz)
  • Available wireless sensor frequencies; 900, 868 and 433 MHz
  • Mini-SIM (2FF) 25 mm x 15 mm x 0.76 mm SIM card compatibility
  • Support for various cellular carriers
  • Remote software upgrade capability
  • 50,000 sensor message memory
  • AC powered with optional 24 hour battery to ensure continuous operations in event of power outage

 

Monnit wireless products are FCC, IC and CE/ETSI certified, and have been proven to comply with the essential performance, safety and environmental requirements set by law around the world. Monnit International Cellular Gateways are designed to support up to 100 Monnit Wireless Sensors, which are capable of detecting and monitoring functions that are critical to business operations. These include temperature, humidity, water, light, motion, power,  vibration, acceleration and much more.

About Monnit Corp.
Focused on simplicity, Monnit is defining the new frontier of remote wireless monitoring and control across the Internet of Things. Monnit Wireless Sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes. Monnit currently provides more than 50 unique wireless sensor types for measuring temperature, humidity, door and window (open/close), motion, water, activity, dry contact and a variety of other conditions that are critical to businesses.

All Monnit wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring, which allows for customization of sensor operation and reviewing sensor data from any web enabled device, such as computers, tablets or smart phones. The system can also send notifications via text, email or voice call if user-defined conditions are met or exceeded. For more information on Monnit’s low cost monitoring solution, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

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30 Aug

IoT Creates New Opportunities for Insurers

Home Insurance

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the landscape of modern industries. The IoT is also changing how consumers interact with the things around them such as connected cars, smart homes, and wearable devices. By 2025 a family of four could have more than 100 connected devices within their home. It is likely to say that you are using a few connected devices in your everyday life already, and you are not alone.

The ability to connect physical objects to the Internet will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next decade. With the IoT, insurers will begin implementing “connected coverage” to innovate their policies and encourage you to take risk management into your own hands.

With Monnit Wireless Sensors insurance providers and homeowners can detect things like water leaks, humidity, motion, temperatures and more in real-time which can help you avoid substantial claims later. Not only could more home or business owners prevent costly damages but they could also qualify for better premiums. With access to Monnit’s customizable data, you can reshape industry boundaries and create new opportunities. Monnit and the IoT have the power to transform many areas of the insurance industry, and deliver significant competitive advantages to early adopters. As the IoT continues to grow into a must-have, all insurers will find themselves benefiting from its results.

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24 Aug

Become a Leader in Your Industry With Wireless Sensors

The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) is within the network of sensors collecting data and bringing real-time data to different industries. With wireless sensors, companies can run applications for critical business processes, which can run better with real-time awareness. Wireless sensors provide the real-time information and eliminate the guesswork out of many day-to-day operations. The value proposition for wireless sensors is different for each business, meaning, the same sensor data may be used differently depending on the industry.

Wireless sensors can feed a company data to make inefficient processes much more efficient and profitable. The data is collected from the wireless sensor network (WSN) then sent to a software system, which allows the company to effectively predict issues to prevent malfunctions, create more efficient processes, and save both time and money.

The University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research (IRR) investigated new methods of railway crossing controls. The IRR suggested a network of wireless sensors that could not only improve safety at the railroad crossings but is also more cost efficient as there will be less to install and maintain. A conventional detection system cost up to £500,000 with a running cost. A network of wireless sensors in the same application would cost less than £20,000, and be self-powered.

As wireless sensors grow faster than smartphones many companies are beginning to implement wireless sensor networks (or already have), and are finding ways to make them better. Companies are using sensor data to track shipments; prevent perishables from spoiling; send alerts before critical equipment is about to fail; save energy when heating or cooling homes and buildings; track fleet of vehicles – and many other uses we have not imagined yet.

Read more about how the University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research plans on implementing a wireless sensor network.

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18 Aug

Monnit CEO, Brad Walters discusses remote technology built in the U.S.

Brad Walters, Monnit CEO

Alicia Cunningham from Company Week recently spoke with Monnit CEO, Brad Walters. In the interview, Walters talks about his passion for the Internet of Things, and how Monnit came to be, “We built wireless sensors to monitor heat-related issues. 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.” Brad Walters is not only passionate about providing reliable monitoring solutions but also creating opportunities by manufacturing exclusively in Utah. “It’s the right thing to do for our country and our culture.”

Read more about these topics and future plans for Monnit in the full article, Brad Walters’ Utah manufacturer reimagines remote technology built in the U.S.

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16 Aug

Stop Wasting Money on Unnecessary Machine Maintenance

Predictive Machine Maintenance

The costs of equipment downtime for most companies is significantly high, which is why many companies are servicing their machines on a routine basis. This regular maintenance process has also become costly due to the amount of unnecessary maintenance being performed. With the Internet of Things (IoT) the methods for preventive maintenance (PM) and maintaining equipment has changed over the years. Manufacturers and service providers are beginning to implement predictive maintenance strategies that use reliable real-time machine data to determine the health of a machine and when maintenance should be performed.

Studies show that companies that implement preventative maintenance strategies out-earn businesses that don’t. By using Monnit wireless sensors on heavy equipment, businesses can easily implement a PM strategy and prevent costly and timely repairs. Monnit’s cloud-based software and analytics allow you to see how a machine is currently operating compared to historical data on how it should be performing. This is helpful in remote situations, such as oil-drilling platforms, wind farms, and power substations. The value of PM is to allow timely scheduling of corrective maintenance to eliminate unexpected equipment failures. Monnit’s affordable remote monitoring system makes it easy for owners and managers to keep track of their machines from anywhere, at any time via computer, smartphone or tablet and receive alerts via text, voice, email, or through a local alert system whenever there is an issue.

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12 Aug

Easily Manage FDA Safety Standards With Monnit

Wireless Sensors FDA
There is a lot of talk around the Internet of Things (IoT). The basic idea of the IoT is to connect everyday objects to the internet and each other, allowing these objects to communicate in new ways. The industry with the biggest impact from the IoT is the food industry. Many companies within the food industry have started implementing an IoT strategy to meet food safety regulations more easily and cost effectively. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the FDA now require detailed monitoring and record-keeping to meet food safety laws. The best way to achieve these regulations is to employ smart sensors, which allow food manufacturers and distributors to monitor food safety from farm to fork.

Meeting FSMA Regulations
With the IoT, food manufacturers and distributors are now able to prevent and identify inadequate temperatures during transportation and storage. If temperatures go above or below the proper storage level, it increases the chances of dangerous bacterial growth which can cause food-borne illnesses. With the IoT, food and transportation companies can now place temperature and humidity monitors in these refrigerated transportation compartments to monitor temperature levels throughout the entire trip.

The Monnit Solution
Monnit Wireless Sensors enables people to monitor and track various conditions in any environment. Previously, available solutions for monitoring food during transportation were expensive and difficult to use. This has since changed with Monnit’s affordable remote monitoring solutions, which make it easy to monitor multiple aspects of your food storage and transportation processes, from anywhere, at any time. Monnit Wireless Sensors can collect data and warn companies when refrigeration units are beginning to malfunction. The system can send alerts to the shipper’s mobile device, allowing them to address and correct the issue before there is any harm to the products. By using Monnit Wireless Sensors companies can not only improve food quality and reduce the chances of food-borne illnesses, but they can reduce the amount of food wasted and increase the shelf life.

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11 Aug

Reliable, Low-Cost, Wireless Sensors For The IoT

Monnit Low-Cost Wireless Sensors

The concept of connecting “things” to the internet such as HVAC systems,  production machines, and refrigerated trailers with sensors is not new to many industries. Wireless sensors and being employed in many industries from restaurants, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and more. The Internet of Things is a very powerful concept, which Brad Walters the CEO of Monnit discusses in a recent article by Crain’s Utah. Walters talks about the emerging of the Internet of Things, and how Monnit Sensors offers a low-cost solution that is not only allowing companies to become more efficient but is also saving lives.

Read the full article by Crain’s Utah here SLC Firm’s Sensors Make Critical Connections to Internet of Things

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09 Aug

Police K9 Dies After Air Conditioning Backup Fails

K9 Unit Temperature Monitoring
We are sad to hear the news that a beloved K-9 who served with an Illinois sheriff’s office died Sunday due to heat exhaustion. While the officer was away, the car had been left running, and the air conditioner had been left on, per standard procedure. The SUV that the K-9 was left in also had a heat alarm system that was programmed to roll down the windows and send an alarm if the temperature inside got above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It appeared the vehicle air conditioning malfunctioned, and the temperature safety system failed as well, allowing the temperatures inside the vehicle to quickly reach upwards of 126 degrees.

The Illinois Sheriff’s Department K-9 vehicles, along with many others units across the nation, are equipped with these safety systems to prevent the dogs from experiencing heat exhaustion in the case that the vehicles AC fails while the officer is away. It is great that many police units have an active safety system in place, but even these systems can fail, which is why it’s recommended to have an additional safety system in place.

You always need to be prepared for the likelihood that things may not go according to plan. That’s why Monnit provides a low-cost reliable and affordable remote monitoring solution, which makes it easy to monitor the vehicle temperature from anywhere, at anytime, and receive alerts via text, email or voice call to multiple phones or devices. Monnit’s Wireless Sensors are easy to install and setup, and there’s no monthly fee required.

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The Monnit Remote Monitoring System is the most intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective solution on the market.  For more information, visit our website.

Learn more about Protecting Your Pets From The Heat With Monnit.
Read the full article about the Illinois Sheriff’s Department K-9.

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04 Aug

The Importance of Monitoring Classroom Temperatures

School Classroom Temperatures

The Importance of Monitoring Classroom Temperatures
Does the temperature in a classroom affect the ability to learn? Recent studies have shown that classroom temperatures can have a direct impact on a student’s memory, cognitive abilities, and attitude. A study at Loyola University discovered that classroom temperatures have a high impact on memory ability. Over 50 random students were placed in different rooms with different temperatures, 64, 72, and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The results showed that the students’ memories are affected negatively in the classrooms with 64 and 80 degrees. The scores were significantly higher in the room with 72 degrees. Similar studies throughout the United States have shown similar findings with elevated levels of humidity. Humidity is often accompanied by hot weather, and a high level of humidity can make teachers and students feel as though they lack energy.

Energy Efficiency and School Operating Costs
Inefficiency in managing building temperatures can add up. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) points out that buildings built before 1980 do not use energy efficiently due to their poor insulation. Temperatures may also be different in one-half of the school than the other, due to position of the sun and shade. Maintaining temperatures in areas of a building that are not being used can also be an issue.
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