– Monnit will focus on the emerging market for low cost, reliable wireless sensors –
Kaysville, Utah – August 31, 2010 – Serial entrepreneur and former CEO and Chairman of MaxStream, Inc. Brad Walters today announced the launch of Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a wireless sensor company targeting the commercial, industrial and consumer wireless sensor markets.
Walters is the former vice chairman of the Utah Technology Council, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner (2006) and founder, CEO and Chairman of acquired startup, MaxStream Inc.
Innovations in wireless technologies such as Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiFi and proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) solutions have significantly decreased the cost of wireless links. Recent innovation and miniaturization of sensors have created the demand for inexpensive wireless sensors for the continual monitoring of various aspects of a business or residence.
Traditionally, businesses have ignored sensor solutions, or used sensors in only mission critical applications due to high costs and complicated technology which required a full time IT person to manage the system. Monnit’s low-cost, reliable, simple-to-install solutions provide businesses with a means to monitor nearly anything without full time IT support and at a fraction of the cost.
“Wireless sensors are quickly being adopted as a core part of the ‘Internet of Things’ where everyday devices can be identified, communicate status or provide alerts while being managed through computer networks,” said Walters. “Monnit’s mission is to be the global leader in low cost, reliable, accurate wireless sensors for commercial, industrial and consumer applications.”
Monnit will provide a complete, easy to use monitoring solution starting with a comprehensive list of sensors, gateways used for connecting the sensors to the internet and local or online software programs which allow for configuring the sensors as well as stipulating the time, frequency and target of notifications. Notifications can be sent via text message, e-mail and eventually voice message.
“Brad has a proven track record of building high tech businesses that stimulate the economy and create new jobs,” said Richard Nelson, President & CEO of the Utah Technology Council. “The wireless sensor market is still in its infancy and I’m confident that through Brad’s leadership and vision, Monnit will benefit Utah through the creation of new jobs and establish it as a leader in wireless sensors and the ‘Internet of Things.'”
Monnit anticipates launching its first products in Q3 2010. These products will target the commercial market with the launch of evaluation kits customized for hotels and motels, convenience stores, self storage facilities, restaurants, and building and facility operations. Additionally, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) design kits will be available to allow technology entities the ability to create brand-able, off-the-shelf sensor platforms for integration into existing gateways or service offerings.
Monnit is headquartered in Kaysville, Utah and has a Sales and Marketing center in Midvale, Utah. For more information about the company, visit www.monnit.com.
About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacture 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 installed and used by anyone to remotely monitor information and activities, including:, access, presence of water, luminosity, temperature, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.
For more information, visit www.monnit.com or contact Monnit’s Sensors Marketing Team at (801) 561-5555.