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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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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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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11 Aug

Reliable, Low-Cost, Wireless Sensors For The IoT

Monnit Low-Cost Wireless Sensors

The concept of connecting “things” to the internet such as HVAC systems,  production machines, and refrigerated trailers with sensors is not new to many industries. Wireless sensors and being employed in many industries from restaurants, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and more. The Internet of Things is a very powerful concept, which Brad Walters the CEO of Monnit discusses in a recent article by Crain’s Utah. Walters talks about the emerging of the Internet of Things, and how Monnit Sensors offers a low-cost solution that is not only allowing companies to become more efficient but is also saving lives.

Read the full article by Crain’s Utah here SLC Firm’s Sensors Make Critical Connections to Internet of Things

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29 Jul

Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop Prevents Food Spoilage With Monnit

Remote Monitoring for meat shop

If you are looking for the best beef jerky, many people will say that you can find it in Moab, Utah at Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop. Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop is a family-run business and provides the finest quality of naturally aged beef, chicken, fresh pork, seafood, deli meats, and cheeses.

The company is decades old and has been using the same equipment since 1994. Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop has suffered minimal equipment failure, but due to the fear of a major malfunction The Old Geezer himself installed Monnit temperature sensors to predict any refrigeration failures, prevent spoilage, and prevent any other disasters from occurring. Monnit allows Geezer and his family to spend more time with their customers, giving them the best advice and recommendations, and less time worrying about their stock.

Read the full article from IoT Journal and see how Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop planned their IoT strategy. Ye Ol’ Geezer Meat Shop Chills Out With the IoT

The article has also been published on RFID Journal at www.rfidjournal.com

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28 Jun

Chick-Fil-A Uses Monnit Sensors to Keep Things Fresh

The importance of food safety is not taken lightly by Chick-Fil-A. With the adoption of Monnit and the Internet of Things (IoT), Chick-Fil-A can prevent foodborne illness outbreaks, and keep their customers healthy. With this powerful duo of chicken sandwiches and wireless sensors, we bring you The Internet of Chicken (IoC).

If you are curious how the IoC can prevent salmonella, E.coli, and other food-borne illness outbreaks, then you need to read this excellent article by Clint Boulton on CIO’s website. This article features Chick-Fil-A, and how they are using Monnit solutions to protect their business inventory, save money, and keep their customers healthy.

Read the article at http://www.cio.com/article/3088676/internet-of-things/chick-fil-a-stays-cool-and-safe-with-iot-sensors.html

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