OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Oct. 28, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) and Monnit Corporation, a leading provider of wireless sensing and monitoring solutions, today announced an exciting new collaboration to deliver wireless monitoring. They are teaming up to help business managers and employees constantly keep a finger on the vital pulse of their operations, using cellular-connected wireless sensors and monitoring solutions that remotely monitor business facilities, processes and activities.
Sprint customers now have access to a complete wireless sensing and monitoring solution designed specifically for businesses. As a result, people running plants and other facilities can know the status of critical functions each second, helping to accelerate the speed of operations, ensure efficiency, security and product quality, and empower people to be more productive while increasing on-the-job safety. Monnit currently provides more than 40 different types of low-cost wireless sensors for both commercial and industrial applications. The sensors monitor various functions that are critical to business operation, including; temperature, humidity, access, motion, water, light, voltage, vibration and much more. The sensors connect to an online, self-monitored sensor platform via a cellular gateway designed for Sprint’s wireless network.
The MonnitLink™ Cellular Gateway model CGW3 is an advanced, all wireless, M2M cellular gateway for Sprint wireless customers, that enables fast time-to-market solutions for a wide range of M2M applications. The Monnit cellular gateway transmits 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.
Features of the new cellular gateway:
- True "plug & play" (no hassles for Internet configuration and set-up)
- Optional 24-hour battery backup in event of power loss
- Low-cost cellular service packages
- 50,000 sensor message memory
- Local status LEDs with transmission and online status indicators
- Remote software upgrade capability
"The affordability of this solution makes it practical for a business of any size to deploy. The solution allows for instant creation of remote monitoring systems at offices, retail locations or other remote operations, avoiding the cost and time required to install traditional wired systems," said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation. "Monnit’s wireless sensing solutions are very versatile and expandable, so additional wireless sensors can be added as needed."
“Whether you operate an enterprise business or small business, Sprint and Monnit’s solutions put you and your people in closer, real-time touch with your critical business functions,” said Mohamad Nasser, director of M2M Product, Platforms and Marketing for Sprint. “Sprint’s wireless network coverage, combined with Monnit’s wireless sensors and online monitoring solutions, offers businesses more flexibility and reliability in remotely monitoring mission-critical business applications.”
“As a Monnit partner, we are excited about the possibilities this collaboration will bring.” said Jack Lloyd, CEO of SafeinHome. “Our service of providing in-home monitoring and alerting solutions for the aging population requires reliable communication between the in-home monitoring hardware and the online system. Monnit’s collaboration with Sprint will provide that for our cellular connected customers.”
For more information on how Monnit’s wireless sensors and online monitoring solutions can benefit Sprint customers, visit https://www.monnit.com.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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.