May 2020 Newsletter

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Putting IoT to the (Beta) Test:

Beta testers wanted

Our Expertise + Your Experiences

It’s no secret: Customers routinely seek our Internet of Things expertise and industry-recognized production capabilities to create all-new remote monitoring solutions that address their needs.

Monnit engineering and operations determine viability and develop prototypes. In the final development stages, Monnit will subject a device to beta testing with select customers.

Be it good, bad, or ugly, testers’ feedback is collected after a brief trial period—results help fine-tune performance or bolster usability. A vital mechanism, beta testing has shaped several segment-busters, including the award-winning Advanced Vibration Meter and the critically lauded Advanced Edged Gateway.

Beat Early-Adopters to the Punch
We’re inviting you to get in early on the next innovation as a Monnit beta tester:

  • Call 801-561-5555 or email
  • We discuss your challenges.
  • When an appropriate device is ready for testing, we’ll contact you.
  • You’ll receive an early-build device with installation/usage instructions.
  • Share product performance and desired improvements with us.
  • Return device after trial completion (typically two weeks) via pre-paid shipping labels.

Our product teams will pore over feedback to finalize the product. Your insights allow us to continue creating the products relied on in 88 countries to monitor 15+ billion data points.

Help Monnit make the IoT more useful and accessible to all as a beta tester: 801-561-5555 or

Seasonal Monitoring Needs

May finds facility managers and building owners across the northern hemisphere preparing to beat the heat.
Use remote monitoring to track and optimize HVAC performance.

Differential Air Pressure Sensor:
Stop trusting handwritten notes. Know filter status/integrity and keep the air clear.

differential air pressure sensor

Duct Temperature Sensor:
Track and fine-tune HVAC performance by accurately monitoring duct temps without compromising seals.

duct temperature sensor

Advanced Vibration Meter:
Enact vibration screening and automated data collection to triage mission-critical assets, like compressors, before failure on the spring’s hottest day.

advanced vibration meter

Air Quality Meter – PM:
This sensor utilizes an integrated fan to collect an air sample, and a laser to analyze it. Receive an alert if fine particulate matter (PM2.5) surpasses your pre-set levels.

air quality meter

What's New

IoT Security from the Point of Generation to Consumption

IoT data security

“End-to-end network security.”

Within the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, this is the phrase that pays. Barrels of digital ink are devoted to it within C-level PowerPoint presentations and the clickbait subject lines littering your inbox.

But what’s most troubling is that ready-to-implement security solutions (both hardware or software) have been far-and-few between. This lag is a pity because end-to-end network security holds massive potential to protect money, time, and even lives out in the field or on factory floors.

Industry-complacency compelled Monnit to launch two Internet of Things security solutions: SensorPrints™ software and the ALTA® Advanced Edge Gateway. Underlying each is Monnit’s industry-exclusive approach to data security by encrypting data at the point of generation via sensor “fingerprints.”


The IoT and its industrial counterpart (IIoT) continue yielding a bumper crop of opportunities, but behind these lurk security challenges. Malicious actors could disrupt production and erode profitability by delaying time-to-market. Even worse, they could tamper with machinery, inadvertently causing bodily harm. Similarly, rudimentary IoT devices could be commandeered, allowing a competitor to uncover production plans or obtain the key ingredient of a firm’s secret sauce.

Sensor-to-Server Security: The Advanced Edge Gateway
While MQTT support is commonplace among sensor manufacturers, the Advanced Edge Gateway goes further by supporting MQTTS and device certificates. The ethernet-based gateway permits users to leverage Monnit’s broad array of wireless sensor types, gather IoT data, and authenticate data via cryptographic validation (basically a sensor “fingerprint”). Validated data is then securely transmitted via MQTTS to a designated cloud provider(s).

The gateway frees users to secure and send data directly from their sensor to the secured server or MQTT broker of their choice.

SensorPrints: The Lone End-to-End Data Authentication
SensorPrints software secures low-power wireless sensors with superior authenticated data encryption at the point of generation to consumption for analytics and action. The IoT security solution provides unprecedented data security via 256-bit SHA3 authentication. Furthermore, source generated data is verified at the application layer.

SensorPrints provides the full-coverage security that enterprise CTOs and business owners need before deploying new IoT technologies.

Ready for an IoT security checkup? Call or email—let’s secure your IoT network.

May Web Special

May 2020 web special

What People are Saying

what people are saying

With Monnit, we’ve increased customer satisfaction, reduced power consumption, prevented spoilage, and have been alerted of irregularities in our operation. We now know and understand parts of our business better, and we’re free to focus on our business because we know that Monnit will alert us when something’s amiss.

—Owner | Hotel Restaurant Linde, Germany

Looking to the Future

Satellite IoT

Satellite IoT

After saving countless hours and protecting billions in productivity, it’s clear: IoT isn’t going anywhere.

Except that it is—it’s headed to space.

Like satellite-based broadband Internet, the IoT is leveraging satellites to connect applications that have been too costly or difficult to network. This evolution presents tremendous possibilities. Envision dramatic improvements in infrastructure and resource management via data-driven insights. Imagine remotely mining an immense amount of insight from historical “black boxes” like marine applications and energy exploration.

Industry analysts project that satellite IoT devices will mushroom to 10+ million by 2025; we see the inherent strengths of our ALTA® remote monitoring platform cementing Monnit as a key player.

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Remote Monitoring Makes Mother’s Day Blossom

Sunday, May 10, mother figures across the globe will receive heartfelt tokens of gratitude, including the perennial go-to: Mother’s Day bouquets. For months, commercial growers from Alaska’s famed peony growers to Ecuador’s large-scale rose farmers have planted, tended, and waited for their cash crops to grow.

Last year, Americans spent nearly $25 billion on gifts and flowers. While this year’s celebrations will likely focus on in-home dining and online gatherings, large-scale florists and commercial growers are still banking on brisk delivery business.

And Monnit Wireless Sensors have been running discreetly in commercial greenhouses, helping maximize growth from bulbs and seeds to billowing blooms.

See below how Monnit helps make Mother’s Day a bit brighter:

Monnit sensors in a greenhouse

Carbon dioxide sensor:
Vital for managing CO2 in grow spaces.
Optimal levels maximize photosynthesis. (A)

Open/Close sensor:
Cold snaps? Verify doors are shut. Shield delicate best-sellers, e.g., begonias, from human-error. (B)

Temperature sensor:
Know when growing temps spike or plummet.
Protect attention-getters like orchids. (C)

Activity sensor:
Worried about after-hours watering?
Sleep easy—you’ll be alerted if sprinklers fail to fire. (D)

Voltage meter:
Horticultural fans stabilize temps via destratification.
Ensure fans (and power sources) are reliable. (E)

Light meter:
Are long-day growers, like lilac, your cash crop? Optimize yield & health. (F)

Humidity sensor:
Too little = stressed flowers & underwhelming yields.
Too much = disease & impaired light transmission. Ensure the humidity is just right. (G)

Consider surprising mother figures with a gift from the local florist. Each petal will be perfection thanks to savvy floriculturists who rely on wireless sensors. And each blossom will be a fitting tribute to those who cuddled, coddled, and always care.

Petals or petrochemicals, flowers or food processing—whatever you do, there’s a Monnit remote monitoring solution to help you do it better.

Explore our IoT applications, then contact us: 801-561-5555 |

Tech Tip

Q: What environmental factors impact sensor RF range?

A: Although your Monnit Wireless Sensors have an industry-leading range, they transmit data via wireless radios. This method subjects the sensors to the same environmental limitations that affect all wireless communication. Elements that degrade radio transmission include severe/inclement weather, trees, robustly constructed walls (i.e., cement or cinder block), sheet metal, wall board, wood, tile, other buildings, and vehicles. Unless you have a direct line of sight, every obstruction impedes wireless transmission—even the human body.

To maintain the optimal health and performance of your wireless sensor network, keep the following four factors in mind:

  • Distance from sensor-to-sensor and the wireless gateway
  • Power output of the radio
  • Data rate transmission
  • Frequency of the radio link

Need advice on setting up or maintaining your sensor network?
Get in touch: 801-561-5555 or

Attention Partners

IoT partner program

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