26 Nov

Hershey’s Ice Cream Uses Monnit and IoT to Keep Food Safe

Hershey's Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the world’s most favorite treats. Have you seen the face of a child that accidentally drops their ice-cream? It usually ends in crying and a temper tantrum. Just like a child that loses their ice cream, manufacturers of the same delicious treat don’t like to lose theirs either. That is why they are using Monnit’s remote monitoring solutions to track cooler and freezer temperatures and to detect if cooler doors are left open.

The Hershey Creamery Company was founded in 1894 by Jacob Hershey and his four brothers: Isaac, Paris, Ephraim and Eli Hershey (no relation to Milton S. Hershey of the Hershey Company). Since 1894, Hershey’s® has strived to “guarantee quality products, provide excellent service, establish competitive prices and provide a true value to the customer.”

Hershey’s Creamery wanted to update their cold storage temperature tracking and reporting process, which previously used old style tachographical charting (where a pen connected to a physical thermometer scribes a mark on a round chart) to record freezer temperatures. They wanted a reliable and accurate temperature monitoring system that could provide alerts if something was wrong and also relay temperatures back to their headquarters quicker. Their previous process did not provide alerts and took about 3-4 days to manually change out the charts and mail them to their headquarters for review and record keeping. In testing, they found that their existing charts were less accurate in tracking temperatures to Monnit’s wireless temperature sensors which are accurate to within 1-2 degrees.

They are currently using Monnit sensors at 5 of their production locations and will push out to an additional 28 locations in the coming months. Since installing Monnit’s solution this year, the system has already helped them at least 2 times, one of which was a refrigerated storage truck cooler failure where the system alerted them, saving ~$10,000 worth of ice cream.

< Read More About Hershey’s Use of Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions at Food Quality News

< Learn More About Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions for the Food Service Industry

 

 

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02 Nov

Monnit Recognized as a Top 20 Leading IoT Solutions Provider by The Technology Headlines

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – November 2, 2016 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), today announced it has been recognized by The Technology Headlines as a Top 20 Leading IoT Solutions Provider. Recently The Technology Headlines compiled a list of the 20 leading companies providing IoT solutions that businesses need to know about.

“We are honored to be included in this group of great companies, and it is yet another acknowledgment of how the Monnit team is providing relevant solutions for business customers globally,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit.

About The Technology Headlines

The Technology Headlines is a platform which provides all news about latest technology trends. It empowers the industry leaders and professionals to share their experiences, knowledge and advice with enterprise IT community.

They are with the objective of focusing the commitment of leading and fastest growing companies of all the sectors working in technology world. It gives a platform to all decision makers in the industry to wave around their unbeatable style of doing work and the way of delivering effective and collaborative solutions.

The Technology Headlines also aims to create a stage which can invite the leaders and experts to share their thoughts, experiences, skills and visions which will help the young leaders to grow the industry further with their skills and drive business efficiency.

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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26 Oct

Monnit Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Monnit Offices

Salt Lake City, UT – October 26, 2016 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) announced their company headquarters has moved to a larger and newly renovated office space to accommodate their continued growth. Monnit’s new location, at just under 30,000 square feet is located at:

Monnit Corporation
3400 South West Temple
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

“Our growth over the past few years has been exciting and this new location is critical to continue to support that growth,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation. “This is an ideal site that supports our vision and work lifestyle while providing the space needed for us to continue expanding our production capabilities into the future.” The move is effective immediately so all correspondence should be addressed to the new location in order to ensure receipt without delays.

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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30 Sep

Monnit CEO, Brad Walters Presenting at RealCON Utah 2016

Monnit knows IoT and people want to hear about it. If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah area during the first week of October, come hear Monnit CEO, Brad Walters present as part of a panel on Industrial and Warehouse Innovation and Forward Projections at RealCON Utah, Tuesday, October 4th at the Little America Ballroom in Salt Lake City. The event also counts for Continuing Education credit and hours. You can register at www.utahccimchapter.com.

Monnit CEO Brad Walters to Present at RealCON Utah 2016

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28 Sep

Preventing Food Spoilage In Schools With Wireless Sensors

A student is sitting in class, and their stomach is beginning to rumble. Finally, the bell rings, and it is time for lunch. However, due to a recent refrigerator malfunction, all of the prepared food for the day has become spoiled.

School meals are crucial to students, just ask any teacher. Children who are hungry have a difficult time focusing in school, which ultimately affects their learning experience. Our schools develop the future of our children, which is why we also depend on them for providing our children with meals. What happens if a school is unable to serve a nutritious meal, or makes children sick from food that has spoiled from improper storage temperatures?  

How to determine if frozen food is safe after increased temperatures

Frozen Food Charthttps://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/frozen_food.html

In San Diego, California 22 elementary students became ill and suffered from abdominal pains and became nauseous after eating lunch from the school cafeteria. The children had to be transported to a local hospital just as a precaution. After an investigation, it is believed that the children became sick from spoiled milk.

The Monnit Solution
With Monnit Wireless Sensors, school cafeterias are now able to prevent and identify inadequate temperatures within their freezers, refrigerators or other temperature sensitive storage units. If temperatures go above or below the proper storage level, it increases the chances of dangerous bacterial growth which can cause food-borne illnesses.

Monnit Wireless Sensors enables you and your staff to monitor and track temperature changes in your walk-in cooler, freezers, or warmers. Previously, available solutions for monitoring food temperatures 24/7 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 from anywhere, at any time.

Monnit Wireless Sensors can also collect data and warn companies when refrigeration units are beginning to malfunction. The system can send alerts to a supervisor’s mobile device or through a local alert system, allowing them to address and correct the issue before there is any harm to perishable foods. By using Monnit Wireless Sensors schools can not only improve food quality and reduce the chances of food-borne illnesses, but they can reduce the amount of food wasted from spoilage.

Monnit Solutions for Food Refrigeration Monitoring Include:

» Maintain and monitor proper storage temperatures – View Wireless Temperature Sensors »

» Avoid moisture in dry storage areas  – View Wireless Humidity Sensors »

» Receive alerts if cooler door is left open – View Wireless Open/Closed Sensors »

» Monitor power usage to predict equipment failure in time to repair  – View Wireless  AC Current Meters »

[View All Monnit Products]

Monnit provides an enormous opportunity to protect your students and staff, prevent spoilage, and reduce waste. The Monnit Remote Monitoring System is the most intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective solution on the market. For more information, visit our website.

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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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