11Sep/140

Monnit Announces New Cellular Partner Program

Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT – September 11, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions, announced today at the cellular industry tradeshow, CTIA, the immediate availability of the new Monnit Cellular Partner Program. The new Cellular Partner Program allows for cellular companies, big and small, including MVNOs, to reference sell, resell or private label Monnit wireless sensor systems to commercial and light industrial customers alike.

Monnit has experience in and is capable of carrier certification. Monnit’s wireless sensors and gateways have received global certifications - FCC and IC for use in the US and Canada, as well as CE and ETSI for Europe, making them suitable for global use.

“Mobile carriers around the world are now enabled to offer their customers the robust, reliable, Monnit remote monitoring solutions with their cellular connectivity.  Our sensing and monitoring solutions are designed to bring businesses efficiency, effectiveness, and a fast return on investment where information about environmental, operational and process data is important.” said Nick Mecham, Executive Vice President, Monnit Corporation.

Monnit’s wireless sensors are designed to detect and monitor functions that are critical to business, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.  Monnit cellular gateways transmit data between local sensor networks and the iMonnit online monitoring and notification system using cellular network communication.  Monnit’s software allows for user customization, and notification of events via SMS text and/or email message.

Monnit’s cellular gateways have been designed to be compatible with current and future cellular protocols such as CDMA, GSM and LTE, thus allowing for a simple and reliable migration path for carriers and their customers.

Cellular carriers may also completely private or “white” labeling Monnit’s solutions through Monnit’s OEMSensors.com brand which is found at www.oemsensors.com

For more information on Monnit’s Cellular Partner Program, call (801) 561-5555 or email busdev@monnit.com.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial and industrial markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

About OEMSensors.com
OEMSensors.com, a division of Monnit Corp., brings an award winning, fully tested, FCC, CE and IC compliant wireless sensing and monitoring platform to those wishing to private label the solution or easily integrate it into existing systems, products and services.

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

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5Sep/140

Visit Monnit at CTIA 2014 – Super Mobility Week

CTIABe sure to visit Monnit in Booth# 6830 at CTIA - Super Mobility Week, September 9-11, 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monnit provides an extensive line of wireless sensors, gateways and software for commercial, industrial and OEM applications.

Show Floor Hours:

Day 1: Tuesday, September 9 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Day 2: Wednesday, September 10 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Day 3: Thursday, September 11 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Executives will be on hand to answer questions and show you how easy it is to get started with a complete wireless sensor solution. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us at the show click here.

For more information on the show or to register, please visit www.supermobilityweek.com/.

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5Sep/140

Monnit Releases Three New Wireless Voltage Sensors

Salt Lake City, Utah – September 05, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced the release of three new low cost wireless voltage sensors designed for commercial, industrial and consumer applications. The new sensors complement Monnit's existing line of successful low-cost wireless sensors, introducing new capabilities for customer applications.

New wireless voltage sensors include:

The new voltage sensors are capable of either detecting voltage (when power is on or off), or measuring the voltage of a power source by connecting the sensor’s wire leads to the positive and ground terminals or power supply line. These three new sensors are all rated for DC voltage use and cannot be used for AC voltage. Monnit provides other products designed specifically for AC voltage use.

Focused on simplicity, Monnit wireless sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes. The new sensors are available in standard coin cell and AA battery powered commercial formats, as well as in an industrial (weatherproof/dust proof) format. All of Monnit’s commercial and industrial sensors are available in global RF frequencies (900, 868 and 433 MHz) allowing them to be used globally.

Monnit’s wireless sensors are designed to detect and monitor functions that are critical to business or personal life, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.  Monnit’s wireless gateways transmit data between local sensor networks and the iMonnit online monitoring and notification system.  Monnit’s software allows for user customization and notification of events via email or text messages.

All of Monnit's wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting.  For more information on Monnit sensors, gateways and monitoring call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

Additional Resources:
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About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a 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.

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

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4Sep/140

Using The New Scheduled Reports (Beta) in the iMonnit Online Software

This tech-tip is meant to give instructions for creating and scheduling sensor or network reports in the iMonnit online sensor monitoring software. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.

Monnit has recently released to Beta a new "Scheduled Reports" feature for our iMonnit online software customers. The scheduled reports function allows users to setup a one time or recurring report to run at a set time. Scheduled reports are sent via email and include a system generated CSV file containing the specified sensor(s) and network(s) data.

To create a new scheduled report, login to your iMonnit account at https://www.imonnit.com.

Clicking on "Reports" in the main navigation will bring you to the reports section of the iMonnit system.

iMonnit Scheduled Reports

Select "Schedule New" from the left navigation on the Reports page to create a new scheduled report.

iMonnit Scheduled Reports - Schedule New Button

Click on "Schedule" next to the type of scheduled report you want to create.

Sensor : 24 hour - Reports data from a specific sensor for the previous 24 hours.

Network : 24 hour - Reports data from all devices in a specific network for the previous 24 hours

Account : 24 hour - Reports data from all devices on the entire account for the previous 24 hours.

iMonnit Scheduled Reports - New Report

Name the report and select the schedule and time of day to run the report, then select all other options that you want to include in the report. When you are finished, click the "Save" button.

iMonnit Scheduled Report Settings

You can also choose to send the report immediately by choosing the option under "Report Schedule". Choosing the immediate report option generates a one-time report and sends it to the specified email.

After clicking the "Save" button, you will see a verification page for the report settings. At the bottom of this page you can select user's on the account to receive the report. If you are using the free iMonnit software there will be no other user's on your account. By default the logged in user creating the report is already added. To select additional user's, check the box in front of their name and click the arrow button to move the users to the recipient list.

iMonnit Scheduled Report Users

Any time a recipient is added or deleted, the list is automatically saved and the report remains active.

With the report created you can Activate/Deactivate the notification by clicking on the report icon in the left navigation (1). You can also view the report settings and edit which users will receive the report by clicking on the report name (2), and can make changes to the report settings by clicking the edit icon (3).

iMonnit Scheduled Report Navigation Edit

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

3Sep/140

Environmental Monitoring for Wood Floor Maintenance

Environmental Monitoring Solutions for Wood Flooring

Wood flooring in high humidity areas can absorb moisture when there are excess amounts of it in the air. Humidity fluctuations can result in floor boards swelling and either cupping or crowning, which can make the floor look disjointed and uneven. Damaged floors aren't pretty and can become tripping hazards.

With recent extremes in both temperature and humidity, we have seen a lot of businesses seeking a remote monitoring solution for maintaining their own and/or their customer's wood flooring.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track conditions and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Humidity Sensors Monitor humidity and alert of conditions that can cause problems.
Water Detection Sensors Detect immediate presence of water around sinks, faucets, toilets, water heaters and other plumbing before water damage can occur.
Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures and track fluctuations that can cause damage to wood flooring.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Wooden Floors with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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6Aug/140

Using The New Notifications Features of the iMonnit Online Software

This tech-tip is meant to give instructions for creating and editing sensor or gateway notifications in the iMonnit online sensor monitoring software. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.

A few weeks ago, we updated our iMonnit online software to include some new features. Some of the new features have to do with how notifications are created and managed.

Notifications for a single sensor can be created, deleted or edited by clicking the "Notifications" tab in a sensor's detail view.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Notifications can be created, deleted or edited for any sensor or group of sensors by clicking on "Notifications" in the main menu.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

When creating a notification, you will need to select the type of notification to create.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Sensor Reading Notification - Reading notifications are sensor specific (i.e. water sensor = trigger alert when water present, temp sensor = trigger alert when temp is above 70F, etc.). When creating a sensor reading notification, you will need to choose the sensor type you are creating the alert for. The select box will only show sensor types that are currently being used on your sensor network.

Battery Notification - Allows users to define a battery power percentage level that will trigger an alert from the system, warning them to replace batteries.

Inactivity Notification - Set-up “Inactivity” notifications to alert you when your sensors have stopped communicating with the servers. Failure to set up an “Inactivity” notification will result in no email/SMS text being sent should your sensors stop communicating with the servers.

Advanced Notifications - Allows the user to set notifications based on advanced rules, such as comparing past data points with the current one to determine if a notification should be sent.

Existing Notifications - Use notifications that have already been created on your account with the selected sensor.

Notification Settings

This area allows the user to set notification parameters such as naming the notification, customizing the notification message and setting sensor conditions that will trigger the notification.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

People to Notify

The list on the left shows all available users on the account. You can type into the search box to filter large lists of users. Select the user(s) to receive the notification and click the arrow button to add them to the recipient list. By default, email notifications are activated. Clicking the notification delivery method icon toggles them on and off (green is on, grey is off). If the user should receive text message notifications, click on the phone icon to turn it green.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Sent From

Allows you to assign devices (sensors and gateways) that will cause the notification to be sent. When a notification is sent from the system, it will automatically include the device name and the data that caused the notification to be sent. A single notification can be assigned to multiple sensors or gateways. Sensor reading notifications can only be assigned to sensors of the same type. General notifications such as “battery status”, can be assigned to any or all sensors.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

Devices to Notify

If you have a Monnit Control or Notifier A/V device on your network, you will also see a “Devices to Notify” tab. This will allow the notification to interact with these types of devices. Select a device from the list on the left and click the arrow button to add it to the recipient list. Clicking the control icon toggles their setting.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Note: Control devices have two relays per device that are controlled separately. You can turn a relay on, off or toggle the state. You can also set a duration by clicking on the timer icon. This will perform the selected toggle (on/off/toggle) for a set duration, then change back.

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

5Aug/140

Vacation, Second Home and Cabin – Remote Monitoring

Vacation Home Monitoring Solutions

As a vacation or second home owner it is important to monitor your property or properties while you are away. Problems that arise from trespassing and water or temperature damage can be costly. Monnit provides low-cost sensors that can detect if doors or windows are opened, motion, temperature, water, humidity and if lights are left on. Get real-time alerts as something is happening and protect your property. If your vacation home is part of an HOA, you can have a contact at the HOA notified as well, so they can check on your home for you.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Water Detection Sensors Monitor water in sump pits. Detect if water reaches a certain level and the pump has not turned on, indicating a pump issue.
Motion Detectors Monitor and detect motion in and around the home.
Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures in and around the home.
Battery Health Sensors Monitor and track the voltage of backup batteries and boat or RV batteries.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Vacation Home or Cabin with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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24Jul/140

Monnit Ethernet Gateway Gets New Enterprise Level Features

Salt Lake City, UT – July 24, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing solutions for commercial, light industrial and consumer applications, today announced the release of a new Ethernet Gateway. The new Ethernet gateway provides a host of enterprise level features and numerous enhancements over previous versions.

“We’re very excited about the new markets this opens up for Monnit’s OEM and integrator partners. The new functionality of the Ethernet gateway will help them and us expand our enterprise customer base by giving customers access to interface options needed for integrating Monnit’s wireless sensors into established infrastructure systems, such as building managements systems.” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation.

Of most importance is the ability for users to access and send wireless sensor data directly from the Ethernet gateway to their own software systems.

New Monnit Ethernet gateways include all of the previous product features along with these new enhancements:

  • New external interface support for:
    • SNMP V1 - Poll and Trap
    • MODBUS TCP
    • Real Time TCP
  • The ability to use multiple interfaces simultaneously.
  • Easy customization for Enterprise customers and partners.
  • Integrated web server for custom configuration direct from a PC.
  • Can interface with Monnit Express local PC software (no external Internet required).
  • Optimized data communication management for networks containing large numbers of wireless sensors.

All Ethernet gateways ordered from July 21, 2014 and on, will ship with the new product. Current customers can update their existing Ethernet gateways through the "Manage" section of their iMonnit online account (Basic or Premiere).

For more information on the Monnit Ethernet Gateway visit http://www.monnit.com/products/Gateways/Ethernet-Gateway.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low-cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, light 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 around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

PR and News Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
mattm@monnit.com

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9Jul/140

Remote Boat Monitoring

Boat Monitoring SolutionsThere are numerous things you want to know about your boat when you are not there. Boat bilge pump failure can be catastrophic when it comes to your boat or watercraft staying afloat. Maybe you want to go out on the boat this weekend, do you know if the battery is still holding a charge? Monnit wireless sensors can let you know the moment an issue arises.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Water Detection Sensors Monitor water in the bilge. Detect if water reaches a certain level and the pump has not turned on, indicating a pump issue.
Battery Health Sensors Monitor and track the voltage of boat batteries.
Motion Detection Sensors Monitor and detect motion in and around boat.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Boat and Wallet with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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8Jul/140

Using Monnit Battery Health Sensors

This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for installing and using the Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensors. For product documentation and additional help visitwww.monnit.com/support.

Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensors are analog voltage meters designed to measure battery voltage at specified intervals and wirelessly send the voltage readings to iMonnit, the online sensor monitoring system. Monnit battery health sensors can measure battery voltage up to 48 VDC.

Perfect for monitoring;
• Car batteries
• Boat batteries
• RV batteries
• Motorcycle batteries
• Lawn mower batteries
• Solar battery banks
• And many other battery applications...

The following steps will demonstrate the correct way to connect the wireless battery health sensor to a battery you wish to monitor.

When hooking up a wireless battery health sensor please follow these instructions;

• Ensure that battery being connected is rated at 48 VDC or less.
• Remove sensors battery(ies) prior to connecting to monitored battery.
• Connect the sensors red wire to the "positive" side of the battery.
• Connect the sensors black wire to the "negative" side of the battery.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Once the sensor has been successfully connected to the battery, you can insert the sensor battery(ies) to power up the device. Check that the sensors information is being received in the iMonnit software.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

If sensor data is not being received, make sure that the MonnitLink gateway is powered on and that your sensor is within wireless range of the gateway.

Learn more about Monnit wireless battery health sensors »

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.