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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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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07 Dec

Monnit Named One of CRN’s Internet of Things 50

Wireless Sensor Company Recognized for Standout Contribution to the Emerging Internet of Things Industry;

Monnit recognized in IoT 50
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – December 7, 2016 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced that CRN has named the wireless sensors company to its 2016 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes organizations whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics to transform and improve the way we work and live. Monnit was the only Utah-based company to be recognized in the “20 Coolest IoT Hardware Vendors” category, which consists of many Monnit partners and other technology leaders such as Cisco, Dell, Intel and Samsung.

“We are honored to be named in this elite group for the second year in a row,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit. “It’s a strong confirmation for the Monnit team – and our clients worldwide – that we are providing relevant solutions that are truly making a difference in today’s business world.”

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognized Monnit for its breadth of IoT wireless sensors, gateways and control devices. Monnit currently provides more than 50 unique sensor types for commercial and industrial applications as part of a complete, remote monitoring solution, which features online monitoring software and real-time alerts via SMS text, email or phone call when a user-defined condition is detected.

The magazine also recognized Monnit for its business partner program, which allows OEM’s, systems integrators, independent software vendors and resellers to sell Monnit-branded products or private-brand the solutions as their own.

“The emerging Internet of Things market holds enormous creative potential, with the capacity to touch and streamline nearly every aspect of our daily lives,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Internet of Things 50 list celebrates vendors who are exploring this potential with utmost energy and ingenuity. On the very cutting edge of innovation, their offerings are poised to transform the way we live and work with an unprecedented level of interconnectivity. We congratulate each of these vendors on the vision and creativity that has earned them a spot on our 2016 list.”

The Internet of Things 50 list is featured in the December issue of CRN and on CRN.com at crn.com/iot50.

About CRN

CRN is the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, providing up-to-date technology news, IT vendor and product reviews, channel partner resources and more.

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.

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

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06 Dec

Monnit IoT Sensors Help Protect U.S. Food Supply

Lineage Logistics uses Monnit Corporation’s IoT temperature and vibration sensors to cut energy costs and protect billions of pounds in warehoused food.

Food safety is a priority if you warehouse and ship billions of pounds of food destined for Walmart, Costco and local grocery stores in the U.S. Product must be protected in the most energy-efficient way.

This is a daily challenge for San Francisco food processing, warehousing and distribution company, Lineage Logistics, a Top 2 North America temperature-controlled warehousing company with more than 518 million cubic feet of freezer and cooler capacity, serving roughly 20 to 25 percent of the U.S. third-party cold food chain.

IoT Sensors Protect Food and Reduce Energy Costs

Due to the size of their refrigerated warehouses, Lineage was seeing temperature gradients from one side of the warehouse to the other. Doors opening and thermal load from rooftops can cause temperatures to vary outside ooptimal range in some areas of the warehouse. Rather than lowering the temperature of the entire warehouse to account for warm spots, they use Monnit’s wireless temperature sensors to create a heat map of the warehouse and adjust airflow to address the warmer areas without needing to over cool the entire building, providing significant cost savings.

Lineage is also using Monnit vibration sensors to monitor refrigeration compressors, helping them predict issues and avoid high repair costs and compressor breakdowns. Monnit sensors can also prevent another common refrigeration problem called “liquid hammer,” a pressure spike caused when fluid in the refrigeration pipes is forced to stop or change direction suddenly.

Lineage currently uses approximately 1,500 AA battery-powered wireless sensors from Monnit across a few of its facilities, and they look to expand that into many more buildings in the near future.

Click here to read the full article on Network World’s website.

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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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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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