01 Mar

Which Monnit Software Platform is Right For You?

Monnit Software
In addition to the numerous wireless sensors, gateways and other devices offered by Monnit to connect your devices to the Internet of Things, Monnit also provides several software solutions to view all the data being collected. Gathering data is only half of the equation, the other half is a software solution for viewing and analyzing this information so you can optimize systems or respond to issues in a timely manner.

The most widely used software option is the iMonnit Online solution which is accessible by any internet enabled device through the Monnit web portal. iMonnit is a secure cloud-based monitoring and notification system dedicated to Monnit Wireless Sensors and Gateways. The system allows for complete configuration and customization at a sensor, local network, or client wide level. iMonnit allows for management of sensor data as well as the ability to setup alerts via SMS text or email to one or many people. iMonnit Basic is included for free with all wireless sensors, providing basic features for you to configure and monitor your sensors online. iMonnit Premiere allows for enhanced functionality of your wireless sensors and includes an advanced software feature set, all starting at a low annual cost of $39.00 a year. Some of the additional Premiere features include:

  • Unlimited user accounts for system configuration, monitoring and notifications
  • Sensor heartbeats (check-ins) down to 10 minutes
    • Timed sensors (i.e. temp) can be user set to check against alert thresholds up to 256 times between heartbeats
    • Triggered sensors (i.e. motion, door/window, etc.) record data as it happens, regardless of heartbeat
  • Advanced sensor configuration options
  • SMS text and email notifications sent from the system when sensor thresholds are exceeded
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Sensor Mapping Tool
  • iMonnit API commands for integrating into 3rd party applications

iMonnit Express PC Software is an alternative to online monitoring that runs as a standalone PC application without the need for an internet connection. This system is meant to provide a simple and effective way for customers to manage a smaller network of sensors using on-screen alerts and email notifications to remotely signal the user. iMonnit Express allows for the same basic sensor network configuration and customization as the online version and can be used with most Monnit wireless sensors and gateway products.

iMonnit Enterprise is available for large organizations with specific data usage requirements. It provides the same feature set as the iMonnit Premiere online system while allowing the organization to host and maintain their own sensor data, on their own server, behind a company firewall. iMonnit Enterprise also allows for a virtually unlimited number of sensors and gateways and sensor heartbeats down to 1 second (limitations are based on company’s server resources).

If you have your own software platform and would like to use Monnit wireless products, Monnit has a few options available. APIs/Webhooks can be used from within iMonnit to push sensor data to your software. If you want to completely integrate Monnit wireless sensor networks into your application, Monnit Mine enables true IoT functionality by enabling integration of Monnit wireless sensors networks with existing or custom software systems by providing a translation layer between the two.

Note: In order to use Monnit wireless sensors with iMonnit Express, iMonnit Enterprise or Monnit Mine,  wireless gateways will need to be unlocked, allowing them to be directed to your custom host or IP address.  iMonnit Enterprise, Premiere, and MINE can also be white-labeled to match your company’s branding and colors.

Click here to compare software options in greater detail, or feel free to reach out to a sales rep anytime to discuss further at (801) 561-5555.

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21 Feb

How Can Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions Help Your Business?

Use Case Example

Did you know Monnit has a collection of Use Cases for potential customers to browse through when deciding if Monnit is the right option for their needs? We have created these documents to show how real-world environments are affected and protected by Monnit wireless sensors. All of these use cases come from actual customers who are either installing a Monnit system because a recent incident took place, or are providing insights as to how their Monnit network is preventing avoidable disasters.

Monnit products cover the needs for countless applications and industries. The main purpose at Monnit, is to provide IoT technology for everyone! Whether monitoring a school or church, looking after foods stored in coolers and freezers, or tracking conditions of expensive wood flooring, Monnit wireless sensors have you covered.

Monnit use cases are actual stories from our customers that describe an issue they were having, what Monnit products were implemented, and how those products have helped the customers since. For example, Monnit was contacted by the manager of a large corporation’s internal data center that had a water issue during a weekend. While their existing system monitored for temperatures and humidity, there was nothing set up to detect water intrusion. A toilet ended up leaking outside of the data center, which caused water to cover the floor and seep into the server room. The water caused an electrical short which took down several server stacks and damaged a handful of servers.

This is not the way anyone wants to start a Monday morning!  This example perfectly illustrates how Monnit wireless sensors can help protect any business from unexpected disasters. No one could have predicted a toilet issue several yards away from the data center could cause such significant damage. A typical unexpected disaster can results in thousands of dollars in damage, while Monnit wireless sensors start at just $49. For only a few hundred dollars, this company was able to implement a solution to safe-guard against this type of unforeseen incident in the future.

Learn more about Monnit wireless sensors and be sure to view our Use Cases to see how Monnit can positively impact your business.

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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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Twitter:      https://twitter.com/monnitsensors

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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