ENTERPRISE IOT, INFRASTRUCTURE
businesswire | May 04, 2023
Sensor Industries Corp., the nation's premier IoT water and energy conservation company, proudly announced a groundbreaking investment from Quext, the trailblazing multi-unit technology provider. This union aims to accelerate the development of eco-conscious, smart solutions for the multi-family residential and hospitality markets.
In an era of rising utility expenses, limited resources, and growing environmental consciousness, the demand for smart building solutions is increasing rapidly, and Sensor Industries has been at the forefront of commercial IoT water waste prevention and damage control since 2016. Sensor Industries delivers top-ranked technologies that conserve natural water resources, reduce damage from water intrusion, and thereby lower operating costs.
The flagship Sensor Industries solution is a scalable RF mesh network for toilet malfunction and leak detection that consistently achieves 15% reductions in water consumption, while eliminating costly damage events. This innovative approach aligns perfectly with Quext's mission to provide a superior, software-managed product ecosystem for multi-unit owners and operators.
As the IoT landscape expands and competition intensifies, providing building operators with unified, single-dashboard product suites becomes essential. Following Quext's strategic investment, Sensor Industries will integrate water sensor technology into the Quext platform in order to create a seamless ecosystem for the global multi-family and hospitality sectors. This comprehensive solution from Quext offers smart climate control, water damage and waste detection, LoRaWAN network management, and compatibility with additional smart devices.
"By breaking down silos in the multi-unit tech space, we can address nearly every challenge posed by aging infrastructure and design, creating a vastly more efficient operating standard for owners, operators, residents, and guests," said Dave Duckwitz, CEO, Sensor Industries. "Quext's strategic investment will solidify our partnership and bring a cohesive product suite to the industry for the first time."
“Our goal is to create a sustainable future by delivering cutting-edge solutions that enable property owners and managers to operate more efficiently, reduce their environmental footprint, and provide an exceptional living and guest experience,” said Dave Marcinkowski, Partner, Quext. “By combining our expertise and resources with Sensor Industries, we believe we can accelerate the development of smart solutions that will enhance the quality of life for residents, guests, and the environment alike, all while creating exceptional NOI opportunities for property owners.”
Quext is a smart technology and services company pioneering exciting innovations that make smarter decisions brilliantly simple. Created by industry experts, Quext reimagined apartment technology with products that work seamlessly together delivering the easiest-to-learn, most intuitive, all-in-one, cloud-based apartment community nerve center ever offered. Core platform innovations include internet of things, digital human customer support, broadband internet, and fintech solutions. Quext is a people-centric firm founded by Madera Residential, an industry leader in multifamily housing investment and property management. Headquartered in Lubbock, TX, the company was recognized as a winner of the Fierce Wireless IoT Challenge 2020.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
prnewswire | March 23, 2023
Ordr, the leader in connected device security, today announced it has joined the ServiceNow® Service Graph Connector Program by integrating its ServiceNow Connector for Ordr with Service Graph, helping customers to quickly, easily, and reliably load third-party data into the system, enabling data quality, timeliness and scalability.
Connectors validated by ServiceNow's Service Graph Connector Program integrate the expertise of the ServiceNow partner ecosystem into Service Graph.
"The Service Graph Connector for Ordr enables tighter integration between two essential solutions that multiple teams and tools depend on to manage and secure connected device deployments," said Jim Brady, Vice President, Cybersecurity & Risk Management and CISO at Fairview Health Services. "With this new integration, security and HTM teams can operate with high confidence that the asset data they are working with is accurate and complete, so they can operate efficiently, react quickly, and more effectively manage risk at the hospital."
"The ServiceNow CMDB is a critical component in our connected device strategy," said Shawn Fletcher, Sr. Enterprise Architect, Cybersecurity and Digital Solutions, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. "ServiceNow integration with Ordr lets us leverage Ordr's automatic asset discovery and rich device insights to streamline our asset inventory efforts. This has a direct impact on the ability to manage and secure our devices at scale and support the hospital's goals to deliver outstanding patient care and innovative treatments."
"Asset inventory is often step one and is at the core of so much that we do with our customers. Without an accurate inventory, helping our customers meet their goals can be challenging, especially when it comes to security," said Matt Leclair, CEO, Advanced Cybersecurity Experts LLC. "The ServiceNow Connector for Ordr will help us accelerate that first step of achieving accuracy in the ServiceNow CMDB, so we can deliver value faster and ultimately help put them on a path to improve how they manage and reduce risk for their connected devices."
ServiceNow Service Graph, the next-generation system of record for digital products and services, evolves the ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB) beyond inventory and asset management. By using ServiceNow Service Graph, IT organizations are empowered with a broad and deep data foundation for managing the entire lifecycle of digital products and services. Service Graph underpins all ServiceNow products, allowing customers to tie together technology, people, and processes into a service-oriented view. This connected approach enables customers to leverage their existing CMDB investment to rationalize portfolios, automate development and cloud operations, manage risk, and understand ROI, driving high-value business outcomes.
"ServiceNow is leading the future of work by creating great experiences for businesses," said Brian Emerson, VP & GM, IT Operations Management Business at ServiceNow. "We are pleased to have Ordr integrate its ServiceNow Connector for Ordr to help further enhance satisfaction, build trust, accelerate time to value, and reduce risk for our joint customers."
"Maintaining a comprehensive and accurate asset inventory is critical for all organizations. This can be a challenge in environments with a large number of unmanaged devices like IoT, IoMT, and OT," said Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Ordr. "Organizations depend on a comprehensive and accurate view of their environment for everything from device management, incident response, and risk reduction efforts to meeting stringent requirements for compliance and cyber insurance. We're proud to offer the Service Graph Connector for Ordr to help customers achieve the comprehensive and accurate asset inventory they need to simplify workflows, improve security, and accelerate incident response."
Ordr makes it easy to secure every connected device, from traditional IT devices to newer and more vulnerable IoT, IoMT, and OT. Ordr Systems Control Engine uses deep packet inspection and advanced machine learning to discover every device, profile its risk and behavior, map all communications and protect it with automated policies. Organizations worldwide trust Ordr to provide real-time asset inventory, address risk and compliance and accelerate IT initiatives. Ordr is backed by top investors including Battery Ventures, Wing Venture Capital, Ten Eleven Ventures, Northgate Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Unusual Ventures.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Energous Corporation, a leading developer of RF-based intelligent wireless power networks, and InnoTractor — a European provider of IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chain applications — today announced a partnership to integrate wireless power solutions for real-time asset tracking across various industries witnessing significant IoT growth. The partnership will enable InnoTractor to integrate and deploy Energous’ PowerBridge technology and Wiliot’s IoT Pixel tags, providing customers with a solution featuring lower costs, increased mobility and improved sustainability
As IoT continues its rapid growth, including in the asset tracking market, deploying cost-effective and reliable solutions is critical to cost optimization efforts among supply chains. A complex ecosystem, asset tracking infrastructure features multiple subsystems interacting with each other to uniquely identify items such as finished goods or raw materials, and to provide end users with real-time information on stock status. Deploying complete asset tracking solutions requires extensive effort and collaboration from different parties, in particular system components suppliers and system integrators. Through this partnership, Energous will provide its wireless power technology and Wiliot IoT Pixel labels which InnoTractor will integrate into different asset tracking subsystems to deliver customized, wirelessly powered IoT solutions for logistics and supply chain customers.
“The asset tracking market is exploding alongside the growth of IoT, driving the need to provide internet-connected asset tracker deployments with reliable and consistent power,” said Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Our partnership with InnoTractor expands our reach into the European market, enabling them to provide customized wireless power solutions to their end customers.”
Founded in 2018, InnoTractor implements digital technologies for a better world. Using IoT, blockchain, cloud and the latest wireless technologies, InnoTractor reduces emissions and waste, including waste of time, operational inefficiencies, loss of opportunity and wasted physical goods due to insufficiently controlled conditions during transport. It provides IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chains to track assets like RTI (Returnable Transport Items), ownership and monitor goods and conditions, supporting customers from business needs to complete solutions over the lifetime of the solution. InnoTractor’s solutions enable customers with actionable insights and control over their supply chain, monitor service level agreements and connect parties in the end-to-end supply chain. Wiliot products and services, such as its IoT Pixel tags, provide an essential part of the complete customer solution for asset detection and goods condition monitoring.
“This partnership is a tremendous example of system suppliers like Energous and Wiliot working with IoT platform providers and integrators like InnoTractor to develop solutions to solve one of the most pressing challenges in asset tracking: how to provide reliable power to IoT devices in large deployments,” said Frank Hermans, CEO at InnoTractor. “We share with Energous a vision of enabling a new generation of IoT devices free from the burden of replaceable batteries and power cables and with lower costs, increased mobility and sustainability.”
The joint solution will include Energous PowerBridges along with Wiliot IoT Pixel tags by leveraging its inlay-assembly and tag-conversion partners. InnoTractor will provide its Gravity IoT platform, Orbitz trackers and gateways and its integration services in various operational environments, tailoring the implementation to the customer need at competitive costs.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) is the Wireless Power Network global leader. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only technology that supports both contact and distance charging through a fully compatible ecosystem. Built atop fast, efficient, and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, WattUp is positioned to offer improvements over older, first-generation coil-based charging technologies in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement and overall cost for industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities and medical devices. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs, and provides worldwide regulatory assistance, a reliable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support to global customers. The company received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging and has been awarded over 200 patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.