16 Feb

Prepare for Warmer Spring Weather with Monnit

Protect your buildings from the spring thaw

As winter draws to a close and spring-time comes around the corner, don’t let the changing conditions catch you off guard! Be prepared for potential disasters such as water intrusion due to snow thawing. There are several solutions from Monnit to help detect potential disasters early! Monnit offers 4 different sensors for water detection: Water Detect, Water Detect Plus, Water Rope, and Water Puck. Each of these sensors report the same type of data, whether or not water is present, but are all slightly different with how that data is collected. Let’s start with the simplest options, Water Detect and Water Detect Plus. Water Detect uses a 3 ft wire (customizable) to detect when water comes in contact with the wire ends, sending a notification to the iMonnit system. This sensor covers the least amount of surface area but is ideal for attaching directly to pipes or placing on the edge of a central drain where water would most likely flow. An optional “Detect Plus” probe can be added to the end of the water detection wire, which can be positioned and mounted at a set distance above the ground, eliminating false alarms. Perhaps a drain pan needs to be guarded against overflowing, this probe can be placed at the ideal level to alert users when water is getting dangerously high. Monnit’s Water Rope Sensor is exactly what it sounds like, a water sensitive rope which comes in 10 ft. segments and can be extended up to 100 ft. This type of water detection sensor is great for safe guarding entire rooms, typically the rope is placed at the bottom of a baseboard or in a sub-flooring area. A great example of this would be a customer who had a toilet break over the weekend, causing major flooding which eventually seeped into their data center. Had a water rope sensor been placed around the floor and doorway to that room, an alert would have sounded the second water touched it and would not have been discovered on Monday morning when it was too late. Finally, the Monnit Water Puck sensor is for portability and durability. This sensor is completely water sealed and can be placed in any potential problem area, inside or outside of a building.

Monnit has plenty of other sensors as well depending on what “Things” you would like to monitor. Accelerometers can be used to track mechanical movement and send alerts if pumps or motors start vibrating excessively. Humidity is another environmental factor to keep an eye on as the weather changes. With over 50 unique types of wireless sensors available, whatever your needs may be, Monnit has a solution! If you don’t find what you need, contact our team to ask about custom sensor development.  Whatever your needs may be, Monnit is here to assist and help safeguard your buildings as the weather changes in the coming months.

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07 Feb

Monnit Introduces New Thermostat for Remote Facility Energy Savings

Salt Lake City, Utah – February 7, 2018 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today, announced a new wireless thermostat which serves to increase energy savings for remote facilities. The Monnit Thermostat is designed specifically for remote configuration. It features an integrated motion sensor to auto detect if an area or room is occupied and can be set to enter an energy saving state when not needed. The thermostat will allow you to set a maximum and minimum temperature range for both occupied and non-occupied states.

Monnit Remote Thermostat

Monnit’s thermostat is a perfect solution for remote buildings which are typically unoccupied. The system will auto adjust comfort levels when personnel arrive and automatically return to normal when they leave. It is also great fit for corporate buildings, schools and churches to prevent random adjustments by unauthorized people as there are no manual adjustment buttons on the device.

“With Monnit’s new thermostat, companies are able to manage remote facility temperatures and optimize for cost and energy savings, while still being able to provide comfort levels when the space is being occupied,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corp.

Features of the Monnit Thermostat:

  • Allows for remote setting and monitoring of HVAC systems.
  • Detects motion for occupied/non-occupied status.
  • Prevents unauthorized adjustments or tampering.
  • And much more…

All of Monnit’s wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting.  For more information on Monnit’s sensors, gateways and remote monitoring software, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

Monnit also provides products to OEM’s and Reseller’s through the IoTvantage™ business partner program which allows for volume discounts and private branding of both the wireless hardware and online monitoring software. Learn more at www.monnit.com/partner.

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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.

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

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18 Jan

Winter Property Monitoring with Monnit Wireless Sensors

Winter property Management
As the holiday season comes to an end, families return home after spending valuable time with each other. All this travel can be hectic, and sometimes there are things forgotten as people rush to return to their everyday lives. Monnit wireless sensors are a perfect way to ensure the maximum protection of your property while away. From monitoring entrance ways to keeping an eye on potential water leaks due to snow and ice, Monnit has you covered.

Monnit wireless sensors are designed to help protect businesses, properties and homes. Open/Closed sensors can send notifications to your phone or email should a door or window be opened or left open for a set period of time. Motion sensors help keep an eye on entry ways, driveways or other more publicity accessible areas.

Unoccupied buildings and homes are more frequent this time of the year, increasing the risk for damage due to the cold and weather. As temperatures drop, energy costs go up and the potential for damaging water leaks is increased. Monnit’s most popular sensors are temperature sensors because of how flexible their application is. Individuals or property managers can record temperatures of the air (inside/outside), the temperature of water, temperatures inside of duct work, or any other place where knowing temperature fluctuations would be useful. Tracking temperature changes over time can give users insights into how equipment is working or help show inconsistencies with heating systems. A/C current meters are an excellent way to get precise readouts on energy consumption and are especially useful to track power spikes or fine tune heating costs during the winter months. Combining a couple of temperature sensors with an A/C current meter will allow users to get a comprehensive view of energy consumption by comparing temperatures in different areas of a home or building. Knowing when your heating system is using the most amount of power gives insights into if there is an environmental factor which can be better controlled. Finally, one of the more damaging problems caused during winter is unexpected water damage from rain, snow, or ice. Expanding and contracting water can be very dangerous if it is able to get into the wrong areas, Monnit water detection sensors help prevent this water damage. If water can be removed in time, there is usually not that much harm done. It is the unnoticed water which sits that causes the most trouble, a Monnit wireless sensor is able to send notifications to any internet enabled device immediately should H2O be detected.

Monnit wants to make sure your building or home and the assets inside are protected. All of the sensor data generated can be viewed on one centralized website or mobile app, with custom notifications being sent is any issues are detected. There is not 1 cookie-cutter solution when it comes to the sensors and gateways required, so all of Monnit’s sensors and gateways are mix and match. Build the solution that best fits your needs for well under $500. We encourage users to start with the basics and expand their system as needed, once the value has been realized. For specific inquires, contact our sales team at: (801) 561-5555. Monnit wishes you the best this winter season. Have fun with friends and family while enjoying the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home or business is safe and sound.

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05 Jan

Monnit ALTA Products Now Available from Digi-Key

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – January 5, 2018 – Monnit Corporation today announced that Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronics component distributor, has joined their new IoTvantage™ Premier Internet of Things (IoT) Partner Program. Digi-Key will be adding Monnit’s ALTA wireless sensing solutions to their online portfolio of products. ALTA is the only wireless sensor platform available today that offers 1,000+ feet wireless range (non-line-of-sight), 10+ year battery life and integrated bank-level security.

“We are eager to partner with Monnit and assist them in bringing the Internet of Things to companies all over the world,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Partnering with Monnit will allow us to provide their easy-to-use, industry-leading ALTA wireless sensing solutions to our customers, helping them realize efficiencies and cost savings for their businesses.”

Monnit’s solutions will be available to Digi-Key customers via ten market specific application kits with either cellular or Ethernet connectivity. Current application kits include; Commercial Refrigeration, Remote Real Estate, HVAC, Pharmacy/Lab, IT Server Room, Corporate Property, Agriculture, Mobile Refrigeration, Industrial Manufacturing and Small Business. Each kit includes everything needed to get started and requires less than 5 minutes to set up.

“We are excited to be working with Digi-Key as a distribution partner,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit Corporation. “Digi-Key’s expertise and presence in the electronics industry combined with Monnit’s award winning ALTA wireless sensing solutions will make the Internet of Things more accessible than ever before.”

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than six million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit leads the Internet of Things by empowering businesses with easy-to-use, low-cost remote monitoring solutions. Monnit solutions can be used to: remotely monitor a variety of “Things” (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.); alerting you via text, email, and/or phone call when something goes wrong. More at www.monnit.com.

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

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20 Dec

Monnit’s ALTA IoT Solution Available Worldwide

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – December 20, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced the International availability of their ALTA enterprise IoT solution. In addition to current FCC and IC certifications for ALTA 900 MHz products (for use in the US and Canada), ALTA has received CE / ETSI (European) approval for both 868 MHz and 433 MHz products, making them suitable for global use. ALTA products have been proven to comply with the essential performance, safety, and environmental requirements set by law around the world.

ALTA International IoT Solutions

“There has been an overwhelming amount of interest in the ALTA product line from our International partners,” said Monnit CEO Brad Walters. “We are excited to have ALTA fully certified for global use in the 868 and 433 MHz frequencies, and are now able to start shipping products to our global partners and customers.

ALTA products offer four times the wireless range (1,000+ feet, non-line-of-site) and much stronger battery life (10+ years on two AA batteries) than traditional sensors. ALTA products also use Monnit’s new Encrypt-RF™ bank level security, featuring 256-bit exchange and AES-128 CTR for all data messages.  Other features include; onboard memory for data logging if a sensor is out-of-range, and over-the-air updates that allow products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.

All of Monnit’s wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting.  For more information on Monnit’s ALTA sensors, gateways and remote monitoring software, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com/alta.

Monnit provides ALTA products to OEM’s and Reseller’s through the IoTvantage™ business partner program which allows for volume discounts and private branding of both the wireless hardware and online monitoring software. Learn more at www.monnit.com/partner.

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 “15 Coolest IoT Hardware Companies,” for its innovation, devices, analytics and infrastructure that have transformed and improved the way we work and live.

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

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14 Dec

Monnit Releases New ALTA Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors

Salt Lake City, Utah – December 14, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today, announced the release of new wireless ultrasonic sensors for their ALTA – leading enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The ALTA Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors are available in both commercial AA and Industrial formats.

Monnit ALTA Ultrasonic Sensors The new ultrasonic sensors can be used in a variety of applications for measuring distances between the sensor and objects in its path. ALTA ultrasonic sensors are impervious to target surface and color, and feature auto-calibration algorithms which allow them to adapt to variable environmental conditions and compensate for temperature and humidity effects. The ultrasonic sensors can also be calibrated through the iMonnit software for greater accuracy in distance measurements.

Typical applications include; liquid level detection, object/vehicle detection, inventory status, and much more. ALTA ultrasonic sensors are ready-to-use, easy to maintain, and designed to provide you highly reliable and fast measurements for both indoor and outdoor applications.

ATLA Wireless Pressure Meters

  • Measures distance between the sensor and objects in its path.
  • Measurement resolution of 1 centimeter.
  • Auto-calibration algorithms allow sensor to adapt to variable environmental conditions.
  • Free iMonnit basic online wireless sensor monitoring and notification system to configure sensors, view data and set alerts via SMS text and email.

ALTA products offer four times the wireless range (1,000+ feet, non-line-of-site) and much stronger battery life than traditional sensors (10+ years on two AA batteries). ALTA products also use Monnit’s new Encrypt-RF™ bank level security, featuring 256-bit exchange and AES-128 CTR for all data messages.

All of Monnit’s wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting.  For more information on Monnit’s ALTA sensors, gateways and remote monitoring software, call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com/alta.

Monnit also provides products to OEM’s and Reseller’s through the IoTvantage™ business partner program which allows for volume discounts and private branding of both the wireless hardware and online monitoring software. Learn more at www.monnit.com/partner.

Additional Resources:
Facebook:
  http://www.facebook.com/monnitsensors
Twitter:      https://twitter.com/monnitsensors

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit leads the Internet of Things by empowering businesses with easy-to-use, low-cost remote monitoring solutions. Monnit solutions can be used to: remotely monitor a variety of “Things” (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.); alerting you via text, email, and/or phone call when something goes wrong. More at www.monnit.com.

PR Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555

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06 Dec

Monnit Celebrated as Internet of Things 50 by CRN

Monnit Recognized in Internet of Things 50 by CRNSALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – December 6, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), the leading provider of enterprise grade Internet of Things hardware solutions, today announced that CRN has named the wireless sensors company to its 2017 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes companies whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics that will transform our everyday lives.  Monnit was the only Utah-based company to be recognized in the “15 Coolest IoT Hardware Companies” category, which consists of other technology leaders such as Cisco, Dell, Intel and Samsung.

CRN recognized Monnit for its new IoTvantage™ partner program and ALTA® product line which offer four times the wireless range (1,000+ feet, non-line-of-site) and much stronger battery life than traditional sensors (10+ years on two AA batteries). ALTA products also use Monnit’s new Encrypt-RF™, a bank level security, featuring 256-bit exchange and AES-128 CTR for all data messages. 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.

“We are honored to be recognized as part of this prestigious group for the third consecutive year,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit. “This year we’ve made significant advancements in product and business development targeting a more comprehensive, global partner program.  Monnit’s new IoTvantage partner program is the ideal solution for channel players wanting to capitalize on the growing demand for Internet of Things solutions with our award-winning ALTA products.”

“The vendors on this year’s Internet of Things 50 list are brilliantly exploiting the deep creative potential of the IoT landscape and uncovering its most promising business opportunities, demonstrating what is possible and inspiring others to innovate,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These 50 companies are at the vanguard of the IoT revolution, developing technologies that are set to transform the way we live and work.”

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

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.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.

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

The Channel Company Contact:
Melanie Turpin
(508) 416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com

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20 Nov

Smart HVAC and Refrigeration Systems

HVAC with Sensor Icons

A recent article from The News talks about the Internet of Things and how emerging technology is making an impact in the HVAC and refrigeration industry. This is a great article which gives a high-level overview of what the “IoT” is and how these systems are being set up to maximize efficiency and increase safety. You can read the full article here.

One of the quotes in this article is said by John Johnson, owner at Nordvik Refrigeration, Inc. He states, “[The IoT for refrigeration] is a great time saver with more accurate diagnostics being able to web connect to a controller. Checking the defrost and temperature history tells you a lot about how the system is operating. The ability to remotely check evaporator superheat, coil temps, suction pressure, and many others is remarkable.”

This quote perfectly sums up the benefits of an IoT system. Before more advanced sensor technology, manual processes existed to record temperatures or check on failing equipment. These physical checks are more prone to human error and only allow for businesses to react to problems rather than receiving alerts if conditions happen to fall outside safe levels. The Internet of Things makes remote monitoring of environments or machines easy! Monnit provides over 50 different types of sensors to track any type of application. Temperature sensors are our most popular sensor because of the peace of mind they provide users. Walk-in refrigerators/freezers are constantly running, protecting valuable food, medicine, or other items. While these pieces of equipment are always on, there often is not personnel present to keep an eye on these systems around the clock. The costliest damage usually occurs at night when there is no one around to immediately handle any issues. With a Monnit remote monitoring system in place, maintenance staff or managers can receive alerts to any internet enabled device should custom set conditions be met or exceeded. Now you can rest easy at night knowing your business and bottom line is being protected 24/7.

In addition to real-time updates on running refrigeration systems, Monnit sensors and software can provide deeper insights into the inner workings of your business. Some of the equipment related to everyday businesses would include HVAC systems for medium to large buildings. With so many moving parts, problems can occur in a number of different places. Monnit has plenty of options to remotely monitor these components and can create a custom solution depending on your company’s needs. Five of the more popular sensors are A/C current meters, quad temperature, vibration meters, air flow detection, and duct temperature. You can use these sensors to not only detect potential problems (lack of air flow, high/low temperatures, limited or too much power consumption, excessive vibration, etc.) but also to see if these problems are caused by any variables in your environment. Are electricity costs high because your system is kicking on in the middle of the night when no one is in the office? Is there a specific time of day more energy is used compared to another? What is happening during those hours? If decision makers can greater understand why HVAC or other systems operate the way they do, direct correlations can be made to a physical environment. From there, any potential issues can be addressed and organizations save a bunch of money.

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09 Nov

Monnit Sensors for Pharmacies and Laboratories

Laboratory Monitoring

In every pharmacy or laboratory, strict standards exist when it comes to controlling the environment. There is special equipment to regulate, temperatures in refrigerators/freezers to monitor, personnel to track, and samples or medicine which needs to be cared for. Monnit wireless sensors can significantly help with supervising all of these in-depth processes. Mix and match sensors to create a custom solution for your needs and receive alerts to any internet-enabled device should conditions fall outside of safe levels.

It is no surprise that exposing vaccines or other medicine to high or low temperatures can reduce their potency and effectiveness, increasing overall risk. Fortunately, Monnit has a solution to the varying temperature fluctuations that can occur in pharmaceutical refrigerators and freezers. While our technology does not address the defects of faulty equipment, it does allow users to receive real-time updates on the status of freezers and refrigerators. Monnit wireless temperature sensors can be placed anywhere and are very customizable depending on your needs. For example, users can set custom temperature thresholds (like above 46°F or below 35°F) and receive alerts to any internet-enabled device should conditions go outside safe levels. Monnit sensors are able to record temperatures every 10 minutes and can check threshold levels up to 250 times between recordings. This is a lot more data being generated than the standard mandate of recording 2 temperature readings a day for vaccines and other medicine. All Monnit products are CFR 21 part 11 compliant, our sensors and software can completely replace the old-school method of manual tracking temperatures.

In addition to tracking refrigerators and freezers where samples are stored, Monnit creates wireless sensors to help with other areas of a laboratory. Special equipment such as centrifuges can be tracked using a vibration meter (accelerometer) to detect defaults in mechanical movement. You can also attach an A/C current meter to monitor power consumption and ensure equipment remains functioning even when personnel are not present. Motion sensors are perfect for hallways or at access points to restricted areas. Open/Closed sensors can be used to track access to certain rooms, cupboards or storage areas. Humidity, temperature, water detection, CO, and other sensors can help monitor a laboratory’s environment, protecting both equipment and workers. There are plenty of options to choose from whatever your company’s needs may be.

One of the easiest ways to implement additional safety into any laboratory or pharmacy is to adopt a wireless remote monitoring system. All of Monnit’s sensors and gateways can be implemented in existing infrastructure. There is no complicated installation required, most networks can be set up and start recording data in less than 10-15 minutes. This is really a simple solution which can save companies tens of thousands of dollars in spoiled inventory or lost equipment while providing the public with maximum peace of mind knowing medicine they receive is of the highest quality. Ensure your business remains profitable and operational by using a Monnit remote monitoring solution.

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08 Nov

Monnit Adds Frederic Luu to Support European IoT Expansion

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – November 8, 2017 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), the leading provider of low-cost, remote monitoring IoT solutions, announced today the strategic addition of a top-level business executive to increase service in the European markets. Frederic Luu joins Monnit to escalate European sales and business development.

“Frederic’s experience and reputation is almost unmatched. He has a deep understanding of the European ‘Internet of Things’ markets. This is key to Monnit’s growth and success as we focus more on International sales and partnerships. His success speaks for itself. His extensive knowledge and expertise makes him an immediate contributor to our team. This is another great move by Monnit in cementing our position as the global leader in remote monitoring in IoT. We are excited to welcome him to Monnit”, said Brad Walters, Monnit Founder, CEO and Chairman.

Luu brings over 25 years of experience in the technology space, where he served most recently as the Vice President – Asia and EMEA, Sales and Marketing for Digi International. Luu is respected as a business thought leader in the Internet of Things, having contributed large revenue numbers and also participated several times as a keynote speaker for various International technology conferences.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to join the Monnit team. Monnit’s market presence and breadth of offering along with their reputation for quality and reliability will make them a leader in International IoT”, commented Luu.

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 Corp. Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
press@monnit.com

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