Monnit: Inside the IoT July 2022

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IoT Innovation

Beta Testers of IoT Products Boost Quality Standards

call for beta testers

It’s a standard quality assurance service for IoT manufacturers to have beta testers model their products in real-world test scenarios and applications. The process is one of the most impactful steps in any IoT development project and deployment.

You can be a beta tester of a new site survey tool that Monnit will release after testing is complete. Here are the qualifications:

  1. Be a current Monnit customer.
  2. Have an ALTA Ethernet or Cellular Gateway.
  3. Walk through a testing plan (provided by Monnit) and document results.
  4. Complete the beta test within 10 business days.

A limited quantity of the site survey tool is available for beta testing, so please respond quickly to if you’re interested in participating.

Internet of Things Intersection

how sensor technology will change in the future

Where IoT Sensor Innovations and Industry Demands Meet

Sensors are a critical part of operations in nearly every industry. The design and function of sensor technology continue to evolve to meet the needs of vital processes and advancements as digitalization accelerates.

In his recent feature article for Tech Briefs magazine, Monnit Founder and CEO Brad Walters offers insight into the sensor design elements that will have the most significant impact as the current industrial revolution advances. Begin reading his article below or click on the links to read the full version.

Where is Sensor Technology Headed? Look in the Mirror.

The human body’s design with its brain, nerves, and senses can give everyone, from design engineers to executives, a good sense of where the seemingly unending sensor evolution leads. This anatomical analogy applies to what we can expect from sensor technology now and in the future.

Our bodies feature well-connected, long-lasting systems and compact centers of sensing and processing that deliver transformative compounded benefits when functioning holistically. My vision of sensor innovation is increasingly connected, compact, and compounded in design and value.

I have a unique view of sensor evolution end goals. I helped develop and deploy embedded operating systems and devices in the early 1990s and have been building the Internet of Things (IoT) nearly every day since.

The Quest for Data from Everything Hinges on Connected Sensors

Sensor technology design and manufacturing demands continue to rise to the needs of our continuously connected world. Ancient sensors like sundials telling time in city centers or anemometers measuring wind speed and direction on ship bows were helpful and applicable in their day, even unconnected.

However, with the collective goal of connecting seemingly everything to the Internet to create intelligent connected systems, today’s and tomorrow’s sensors must employ the latest advancements in connectivity. Why? We want to accelerate real-time data analytics to match the growing demand for immediate, on-demand action by people and machines.

Continue reading the article in Tech Briefs.

Vertical Market Focus

Optimize HVAC Efficiency for Soaring Summer Heat

HVAC system monitoring

This is the time of year we hear reports of a heat apocalypse sweeping across countries in the Northern Hemisphere. To keep workers safe and comfortable in commercial buildings with temperatures rising outside, facility managers can employ the IoT to improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems.

An IoT network of HVAC sensors connected to ducts, fan motors, AC units, and smart thermostats can help with predictive maintenance, diagnostics, and energy-saving operations. With these IoT devices, buildings are upgraded to smart buildings, optimized to provide data about indoor climate conditions and HVAC performance 24/7.

Advanced HVAC sensors can provide a wealth of information relevant to tenant energy consumption, ambient and duct air temperature, relative humidity, air speed, and circulation patterns, to name a few. Learn how facility and property managers reduced tenant complaints, planned HVAC maintenance, and increased energy savings. They did it with real-time data from fast-install IoT sensors and meters.

IoT Insights

What People Are Doing with the IoT

wireless sensors before installation

Every day, Monnit customers experience a significant benefit of the IoT. They can set up their IoT networks with ALTA Wireless Sensors and Gateways connected to nearly anything while they track data and get alerts nearly anywhere.

We appreciate our customers and partners who continue to send us photos with brief descriptions of how they use their IoT devices to get valuable, actionable data remotely from machines, facilities, and equipment. Here are two excellent case study examples about remote IoT condition monitoring.

Monitor from India Switzerland Smart Building Sensing

Sathish Ramachandran, a project manager at NMSWorks Software in Tamil Nadu, India, designs networking and smart building management solutions. He and his team integrated his company’s building management system (BMS) software with various Monnit ALTA Sensors and ALTA Advanced Edge Gateways for a smart building project in Switzerland.

The NMSWorks Team needed to monitor their customer’s cable landing station’s indoor climate conditions and building access with ALTA Temperature, Humidity, Motion Detection, and Carbon Dioxide Sensors.

Results: The network of ALTA Sensors reports condition data to the ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway, and the gateway sends the data directly to the customer’s cloud. Combined with this IoT network and NMSWorks BMS Software, Ramachandran can monitor the station’s facilities from India 24/7.

ALTA sensors monitoring a greenhouse

The IoT Helps Spring Grow in Winter

Peter Candy, a grower at Avon Valley Floral and Millstream Valley Gardens in Berwick, New Brunswick, Canada, manages many greenhouses filled with flowers and potted plants. He and his team must keep greenhouse growing conditions optimal to preserve their high-quality floral products for retailers throughout the market.

Candy mainly focuses on monitoring greenhouse temperatures 24/7, especially as outdoor temperatures can reach well below freezing. ALTA Temperature Sensors are installed in strategic areas throughout the greenhouses within the rows of plants.

Results: Growers can monitor greenhouse temperatures onsite or remotely. They can know anytime if low or high temperatures go outside their comfort level. Spring flowering annuals, in particular, stay safe during the harsh winter weather because temp sensors track conditions day and night.

Monnit Giveaways

Two Ways to Win Monnit Merchandise in July!

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We’re giving away Monnit-branded goods like snapback hats, T-shirts, and lunch cooler bags. There are two ways to win in our Monnit Giveaways promotion.

We’ve reserved many high-quality promotional items for you, our valued customers. Thank you in advance for participating in Monnit Giveaways.

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