If you are curious how Monnit and the Internet of Things (IoT) can help prevent Ice Cream melt-downs, then you need to read this excellent article by Michelle Davidson on Network World’s website, featuring one of our customers, Udder Ventures’ (Ben and Jerry’s ice cream), and how they are using our solutions to protect their business inventory and save money.
Monnit is pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor the Kool Kids / Kool Teens Startup Contest. The top 8 applicants have been selected from a group of Utah kids age 10-18 who are currently running their own businesses, and the public is invited to come see these cool kids/teen entrepreneurs showcase their businesses at Jr Achievement City on May 6th. Enjoy free food and fun as you watch 8 of Utah’s hottest kid/teen entrepreneurs pitch to you and the judges. Then see the judges as they award these courageous kids $4K in cash and services to launch their business! It will be an evening to remember!
The 8 Finalists Are:
- TayKayes Fashion Accessories (http://taykayes.com/)
- BackPal (http://buybackpal.com/)
- Kya’s Creations (https://www.facebook.com/KyasCreations)
- TeenMade (http://blog.teenmade.com/hello/)
- Game Day Flags (team flag display service)
- Wayman’s Prize Pigs & Organic Produce
- T-Birds Dog Tags (Custom Dog Tags sold to JROTC units)
- Tooele Twisters (http://tooeletwisters.blogspot.com/)
“Monnit is always excited to promote entrepreneurship in Utah, especially when it involves our youth.” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit. “These creative youth are shaping the future of business in Utah, and we all should be supporting them and encouraging them to succeed.”
The event is open to the public, so if you are interested in seeing them pitch their ideas, you can RSVP here!
Monnit CEO and Founder, Brad Walters, featured as IoT panelist at the Governor’s Utah Economic Summit
Monnit CEO and Founder, Brad Walters, was recently a panelist at the Governor’s Utah Economic Summit for “An Automated Life: The Internet of Things”. Started in 2006 under Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the governor-hosted Utah Economic Summit has been a celebration of economic success, a gathering for learning, and, most importantly, a driver of collaboration. In the last 10 years, Utah has come through an economic recession and out on top. Forbes’ Best State for Business and Careers five out of the last six years. Pollina Corporate’s No. 1 Pro-Business State four years running.
An Automated Life: The Internet of Things panel discussed various solutions for the modern “connected” world. Among the topics addressed by the panel were; dealing with security, standards, breadth of applications, and general scaling of the Internet of Things for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications.
Monnit is proud to be recognized as a Top Internet of Things Solutions Provider and for the opportunities to educate and contribute to the growth of a more prosperous, knowledgeable and connected State of Utah.
Today, Monnit introduced a new product for US and Canadian customers using Monnit Cellular Gateways with their wireless sensor networks. The Monnit 3G Cellular Signal Booster provides a stronger, more reliable cellular data signal for successful communication between sensor networks and the online monitoring system, reducing data resends and lost connections. The Cellular signal booster kit is FCC and Industry Canada certified and comes with everything needed to get up and running (3G signal booster, outdoor antenna, 3 ft. extension cable and power supply).
If you are using a Monnit Cellular gateway and are trying to monitor a sensor network in a location that has poor cellular reception, we encourage you to learn more about this new product. It can also be used with 2G cellular gateways if needed.
About Monnit: Focused on simplicity, Monnit Wireless Sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes. Monnit currently provides over 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.
Monnit is pleased to have had the opportunity to sponsor the RIoT Challenge at the recent Robotics and Internet of Things Conference in Utah. The challenge provided an opportunity for developers interested in the Internet of Things, to form teams and compete in a hands-on development challenge to come up with interesting applications for the Internet of Things and work towards developing their solution throughout the day-long challenge. Monnit provided wireless sensors, gateways and software for the teams to develop with, and had employees on hand to assist and encourage the competing teams.
“With Monnit’s help, the RIoT Challenge was a huge success this year!” said Justin Bott, VP of Strategic Initiatives for Grow Utah. “The challenge was for teams of entrepreneurs and tinkerers to come together in a room, receive a crash course on the Monnit/Tarts system, get some Monnit/Tarts gear and then spend the afternoon building new applications for the sensors. The teams worked throughout the day, eating food and building stuff with their soldering irons, 3D printers, and other tools. It was like a mini hackathon without the all-night sleep deprivation!”
There were 10 teams that participated in the challenge, and they all created some very interesting and cool projects using Monnit sensors. At the end of the day, the projects were judged by a panel and the top teams received cash prizes to help get their ideas off the ground. The winning team (TimberShark), created a beehive with built-in sensors to monitor the hives health remotely without disturbing the bees. Their solution perfectly represents the impact that the Internet of Things can have, by helping to solve the problem of a collapsing bee population.
“Grow Utah (www.GrowUtah.com) was excited to host this event with the tremendous team from Monnit,” said Justin. “We couldn’t have done it without their help and their awesome gear! They have great products and the competing teams were surprised how smoothly it all worked. The event was a huge success.”
Be sure to visit Monnit in Booth# 135 at Channel Partners Conference and Expo, March 16-18, 2016 at the Venetian & Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Also be sure to catch the “6 IoT Applications You Can Sell Now” keynote at 11:30 AM Thursday, with Monnit CEO and Founder, Brad Walters.
Show Floor Hours:
Day 2: Thursday, March 17, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Day 3: Friday, March 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Executives will be on hand to answer questions and show you how easy it is to get started selling solutions in the Internet of Things, with complete wireless sensor solutions from Monnit. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us at the show click here.
Monnit provides an extensive line of wireless sensors, gateways and software for commercial, industrial and OEM applications and has a variety of partner opportunities available.
To learn more about Monnit’s partnership opportunities, visit http://www.monnit.com/partner.
For more information on the show or to register, please visit http://www.channelpartnersconference.com.
Brad Walters, received the Entrepreneur Legacy Award yesterday (February 18, 2016), in recognition for his many successes as an entrepreneur and for his involvement with educating and helping young entrepreneurs in Utah.
Brad Walters is the founder and CEO of Monnit Corporation, the global leader in remote monitoring solutions for businesses. Since 1990, he has been a principal, investor and shareholder in over 15 technology startups. These include MaxStream, the leader in wireless utility meter reading solutions, where he served as CEO directing the company until its acquisition by Nasdaq listed, Digi International. Prior to that, Walters raised $70 million in seed capital in his co-founding of Lineo, the first developer of operating systems for smartphones. He started his career as a marketing representative for IBM in Salt Lake City.
Walters is a former vice-chairman of the Utah Technology Council (UTC), longstanding board member of the Davis Applied Technology College and board member of various technology companies. Walters and his companies have won numerous industry and business awards including; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology, #92 ranking in Inc. 500 fastest growing company in the U.S., Stoel Rives Innovation Award, Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award and most recently, named a Top 50 Internet of Things’ Company, in company with industry titans Microsoft, Amazon and Intel.
Please join us at the Upcoming NorthFront Entrepreneur Awards Banquet on February 18th, from 11:30 – 1:00 at the NorthFront Center in Kaysville Utah. Register for free using the promo code “VIP” at www.northfrontbanquet16.eventbrite.com.
Salt Lake City, Utah – February 4, 2016 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today, announced new wireless Local Alert devices which serve to dramatically change how critical sensor network notifications can be received. Inherent to the Monnit solution, is the ability for user’s to create custom notifications based on sensor data, and be alerted by text, email or phone call. The Local Alert provides an additional way to receive critical notifications and sensor readings through the iMonnit network. The Local Alert includes a flashing LED light, audible buzzer alarm, and a backlit LCD display screen to notify users when a sensor has detected a condition that needs attention. The Local Alert can also be used to display sensor readings from any sensor on the same account.
“With the Local Alert, companies are now able to receive critical notifications from their sensor networks via an on-site device, in addition to our existing solutions of providing notifications by text, email or voice call,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corp. “By placing a Local Alert in a common area, staff can be alerted of issues immediately, allowing them to respond in a timely manner. This solution will truly benefit both small and large businesses, and make it easier to manage processes and save money.”
Features of the Monnit Wireless Local Alert:
- Provides audible and visual alerts for wireless sensor notifications.
- Three alarm types: flashing red LED, audible buzzer, and backlit LCD message display.
- LCD displays device name, custom message or sensor reading, and time of notification/reading.
- Stores up to 10 notifications/readings.
- Configurable alarm and snooze intervals.
- Can be powered by included AC power supply or four 1.5V AA type batteries.
- Power saving features to extend battery life.
Like all of Monnit’s wireless sensing products, the Local Alert includes free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring, which provides an intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard, for configuring and managing wireless devices, and reviewing sensor data from any web enabled device, such as computers, tablets or smart phones. In addition to being able to send notifications to the Local Alert, the system can also send notifications via text, email or voice call if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.
Monnit also provides products to OEM’s and Reseller’s through a business partner program (www.monnit.com/partner), which allows for volume discounts and private branding of both the wireless hardware and online monitoring software.
For more information on Monnit products and services, visit www.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, 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.
Today, Monnit introduced a new product for buffering temperature fluctuations for sensor readings within cooler and freezers. In typical cold storage applications, there are momentary fluctuations in temperatures that may caused by standard operations such as defrost cycles, opening of doors, and fans circulating air. The temperature buffer uses 3mm glass beads to slow the response time of the temperature sensor allowing more accurate temperature data to be captured and prevent false alerts from being sent. This is a highly recommended accessory for every cold storage application and can be used with any Monnit wireless temperature sensor with probe.
Focused on simplicity, Monnit Wireless Sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes. Monnit currently provides over 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.
Monnit wireless sensing 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. For more information on Monnit’s low cost monitoring solution, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.