15Apr/140

Monnit Releases Wireless Sensors M2M Cellular Gateway with 24 Hour Battery Backup

Salt Lake City, UT – April 15, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) announced today the release of their M2M cellular gateway with 24 hour battery backup. The new cellular gateway is specifically designed to allow for up to 24 hours of continuous operation in the event of a power outage, ensuring that wireless sensors are able to communicate with the monitoring software until power is restored.

Features of the new cellular gateway with battery backup:

  • True "plug & play", no hassles for internet configuration set-up
  • No PC required for operation
  • Low-cost cellular service packages
  • Remote software upgrade capability
  • Local status LEDs with transmission and online status indicators
  • 50,000 sensor message memory
  • 24 hour battery backup in event of power loss
  • Watchdog function and on-line heart-beat control
  • AC power supply

The MonnitLink™ Cellular Gateway (CGW2) with Battery Backup was 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.

All Monnit wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting.  The cellular gateway with battery backup is certified on Verizon’s CDMA cellular network and requires a low-cost cellular data.

The new cellular gateway as well as wireless sensors and monitoring software are available to OEM’s and Reseller’s through a private label offering at www.oemsensors.com.

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 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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9Apr/140

Monnit and iMonnit Not Affected by the Heartbleed Bug

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

The Heartbleed Bug was disclosed Monday night (April 7, 2014) and is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

Does the Heartbleed Vulnerability Affect Monnit or iMonnit servers?

Monnit uses the latest in SSL technology and is pleased to state that our servers were never susceptible to the Heartbleed SSL Bug. Our customers and resellers can rest assured that our servers were never compromised.

 

What should you do next?

There is nothing you need to do when using the Monnit website or the iMonnit online sensors software.  is concerned, there is nothing more you need to do. However, this bug has affected many other sites over the past few years, and it's possible that sites you regularly visit may have been vulnerable.

You can check whether or not sites are susceptible using this tool: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

We recommend you update passwords for any websites in which you store sensitive information, such as email, banking, credit card payments, etc.

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13Mar/140

Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway Gets Some New Features

Salt Lake City, UT – March 13, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions for commercial and industrial clients) today announced the release of a much anticipated Serial MODBUS gateway update. Monnit Corporation manufactures and provides wireless sensors, gateways and back-end monitoring software for commercial, industrial and M2M applications.  The update provides a host of new features and numerous enhancements requested by Monnit customers and partners.
Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway
The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway (SMG) acts as a data concentrator for Monnit wireless sensor networks. This device allows you to connect up to 100 wireless sensing devices, per gateway, to your existing serial MODBUS RS-232C and RS-485 sensing and control infrastructures.

The new version (3.0) of the Serial MODBUS Gateway includes all of the previous product features, plus these new enhancements:

  • Simplified process for adding wireless devices to the gateway list.
  • Simplified Coil and Register mapping for easier setup and use.
  • Added remote upgrade capability to support future features and sensors.
  • Updated software examples and documentation.

Previous Features of the Serial MODBUS Gateway:

  • Works with Monnit 900, 868 and 433MHz Sensors
  • Communicates with MODBUS RTU / ASCII Serial Protocols.
  • Supports RS-232C / RS-485 Interfacing.
  • Integrates into your existing backend monitoring systems.
  • NEMA 4X / IP66 Rated Enclosure.
  • RP SMA Antenna Connector  (Antenna Included).

All Serial MODBUS Gateways ordered from March 13, 2014 and on, will be configured as version 3.0.

The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway allows for existing system integration with all Monnit wireless sensors, which were designed to detect and monitor functions that are critical to business, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.

The new Serial MODBUS gateway is available from Monnit at www.monnit.com as well as available in a completely brandable version available through www.oemsensors.com. For more information on the Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway visit http://www.monnit.com/products/Gateways/Serial-MODBUS-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, 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 Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
mattm@monnit.com

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30Jan/140

Monnit Creates New Internet of Things Global Services Division

Salt Lake City, UT – January 30, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions for commercial and industrial clients, today announced the establishment of its Global Services division. The new division provides development services for partners wishing to create new monitoring solutions or modify any or all of Monnit’s existing, proven, award winning platform. The development services are offered to partners, OEMs and direct customers.

“Monnit Global Services is a direct result of the scores of cooperative development projects we have engaged in since our inception. There is a high demand for competent, collaborative assistance which we are fully capable of meeting.” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit Corporation. “Whether a sensor needs to be modified or certified, a gateway created or a back end linked to, we have comprehensive abilities to be the go-to partner for remote monitoring and sensor system development.”

Monnit currently has over 40 different sensor types and robust, reliable gateways available on various platforms. However, certain applications can sometimes fall outside of common uses. Monnit's Global Services team works with partners to develop wireless sensor and monitoring products that meet the needs for their specific application. Monnit Global Services team also provides testing, manufacturing, technical support and training to ensure that only the best results are achieved.

OEM’s and integrators will be especially interested in these services as Monnit continues to encourage and offer complete private labeling of custom and existing solutions through the OEMSensors.com brand.

For more information on Monnit’s Global Services, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com/global-services.

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 sensors platform to those wishing for a completely brandable sensors and monitoring  solution that can be easily integrated into existing systems, products and services.

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

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2Jan/140

Monnit Ethernet Gateway Gets an Update

Monnit Ethernet Gateway
Salt Lake City, UT – January 2, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the release of a much anticipated Ethernet Gateway firmware update. The firmware update provides a host of new features and numerous enhancements requested by Monnit customers and partners.

The new version of the Ethernet Gateway includes all of the previous product features, plus these new enhancements:

  • New external interface support for
    • Real Time TCP
    • MODBUS TCP
    • SNMP
  • 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 January 1, 2014 and on, will ship with the latest firmware. Current customers can update their existing Ethernet Gateways to the latest version 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, 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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21Nov/132

Monnit Launches Global Wireless Sensors Product Line

Monnit Global Wireless Sensors Product Line

Salt Lake City, UT – November 21, 2013 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, today announced their wireless technology has received global certification. In addition to FCC and IC certification (US and Canada), Monnit products  recently received CE / ETSI (European) approval, making them suitable for global use supporting the “free” radio bands of 868 MHz and 433 MHz as well as 900 MHz. Monnit products have been proven to comply with the essential performance, safety, and environmental requirements set by law around the world. This assures customers that Monnit products are of the highest standard of quality and safety.

“Certifying our products for industry standards allows our customers to use our products anywhere in the world with the assurance they conform to essential requirements of performance and safety,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit Corporation. “Certification allows us to integrate countless sensing elements to our wireless platform so we can expand our product offering to meet the existing and future needs of our customers."

With over 40 sensor types, Monnit’s wireless sensors are designed to detect and monitor functions that are critical to business operations and personal life, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.

Monnit’s wireless gateways transmit data between local sensor networks and iMonnitTM, the online monitoring system, which aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text and/or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded. All Monnit wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring.

Monnit wireless sensor products and monitoring software are also available to OEM’s through a private or "white" label offering at www.oemsensors.com.

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 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 around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

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

3Sep/130

iMonnit Online Sensors Monitoring Software Update – Free Sensor Monitoring

Salt Lake City, UT – September 03, 2013 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the release of a much update to the iMonnit Online sensors monitoring software. The update provides a host of new enhancements designed to make wireless sensor management easier while providing a full featured, yet streamlined interface.

“Our design team sat down with several customers to find out what would make our  software easier for them.” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit Corporation. “Those discussions led to several, much anticipated, enhancements included in this update."

iMonnit™ is a secure cloud based monitoring and notification system dedicated to Monnit Wireless Sensors and Gateways. The system allows for complete configuration and customization at a sensor, network, or client wide level. iMonnit allows for management of sensor data as well as the ability to setup alerts via SMS text or email to one or many people. It is also accessible from any internet enabled device such as tablets or smart phones. Standard iMonnit access is included for free with all Monnit wireless sensors, providing basic features and includes free SMS text and email notifications. iMonnit Premiere adds enhanced functionality for wireless sensors/gateways and includes an advanced software feature set, all for a minimum annual cost.

Monnit wireless sensor products and monitoring software are also available to OEM’s through a private or "white" label offering at www.oemsensors.com.

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 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 around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

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

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26Aug/130

New England Farm Sensors Recommends Monnit

New England Farm Sensors recommends Monnit products and services as their first suggestion for a reliable, cost-effective solution.  New England Farm sensors is an internet resource to assist New England farmers in adopting low cost wired and wireless sensor technologies to monitor and manage facilities and crops. To view their site and learn more about wireless sensors for agricultural applications, visit http://nefarmsensors.org/recommendations/.

5Aug/130

Monnit Releases Wireless Battery Health Sensors

Salt Lake City, UT – August 5, 2013 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced the release of a new battery health sensor. Monnit’s Wireless Battery Health Sensor is a DC analog voltage meter designed to measure battery voltage at specified intervals and wirelessly send the voltage readings to iMonnit, the online sensor monitoring system.

Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensors

Monnit wireless battery health sensors can be used for monitoring battery levels in various applications such as boats, RVs, service vehicles, cars, ATVs, motorcycles etc. Monnit’s wireless sensor platform and online monitoring software provide a very affordable, simple-to-setup, feature rich solution that is ideal for both commercial and industrial applications.

"Monnit has received numerous requests for a wireless battery level sensor that works with our online sensor monitoring system. These customers want to receive alerts if a battery's voltage reaches a certain level. If you couple this sensor with our low-cost Cellular gateway, you have a great remote monitoring solution. For example, you can know if the battery in your boat will allow it to start before you get to the marina, and if not, take a spare battery with you. It's a great solution that is the best value for knowing when a remote battery needs attention." says Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation.

Features of the battery health sensor:

  • Small size (only 1 inch by 1 inch)
  • Ultra-low power (at 1 hour heartbeat, sensor will last ~ 2 year)
  • Voltage measurement range of 0-48 VDC
  • ± 0.025 VDC Resolution
  • Operating temperature range of -20 to 50°C (0 – 35°C recommended)

Monnit wireless battery health sensors compliment Monnit’s existing line of wireless sensors which are designed to detect and monitor conditions that are critical to business. Monnit’s wireless sensors communicate with 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.

Other popular sensors by Monnit include: temperature, humidity, motion, water, door / window, light, vibration and voltage sensors.

Monnit also provides wireless sensors to OEM’s and Reseller’s through OEMSensors.com, which allows for white labeling (private branding) of both the wireless sensor hardware and the online monitoring software.

For more information on Monnit wireless sensors and monitoring call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

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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

23Jul/130

Monnit Customer Review

We love when our customers like our product enough to post about it on their technology blog. Here is a simple review from a customer that has been using our products for the past few years.  His Monnit wireless sensors are still going strong.

http://tstf.co/blog/2013/07/10/smart-home/

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