SensorSuite and Novotech Partner to Deliver Monitoring Services

Ottawa, ON, May 12, 2016 – Novotech Technologies, a distributor of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) products, services and solutions, and SensorSuite, an IoT company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions, today announced a partnership that combines award-winning monitoring capabilities and best-in-class distribution expertise to deliver Monitoring Services for property managers and business owners alike.

For property managers concerned about Energy efficiencies, SensorSuite’s real-time sensor intelligence platform connects managers to their buildings and the machines within. Novotech’s bundled Energy Monitoring Service, powered by SensorSuite, goes a step further by putting all the pieces together to help reduce operational risks while also optimizing the key assets consuming energy which range from HVAC and elevators, to air handlers, lighting, servers and security systems.
For businesses that rely on accurate temperatures in freezers and fridges, Novotech’s Refrigeration Monitoring Service, powered by SensorSuite’s newest wireless monitoring device called FridgeLink, will save energy costs and reduce the risk of inventory loss. Considering that hardware failure or inaccurate temperature readings account for the majority of losses related to spoilage, Novotech’s new Refrigeration Monitoring Service can help owners plan for preventative maintenance and predict problems in advance of them happening.

“We are an energy management and cloud analytics platform that lets executives and managers to get more value out of their assets, space and equipment,” says Robert Platek, CEO of SensorSuite. “We believe our partnership with Novotech will expand our sales channel and reach more customers who are looking to optimize business performance.”

“These Energy and Refrigeration Monitoring Services, powered by SensorSuite, are the beginning of our new Service offerings which are being designed to meet the needs of many markets and verticals,” says Richard Hobbs, President at Novotech. “This partnership with SensorSuite speaks to the growing demand for sensor-driven solutions that deliver almost immediate business advantages.”

Key Features of SensorSuite Wireless Sensors:
• Intuitive cloud sensor monitoring and alerting software (accessible from anywhere)
• Military grade, encrypted wireless mesh protocol
• Cellular and Ethernet gateways available
• Wireless hardware optimized for reliable, low power and long range operation

Key Features of Novotech’s Monitoring Services:
• Build your own bundle according to your specific needs
• Flexible Monitoring Packages – 3 Months, 6 Months, 12 Months
• Access to expertise and technical support from an industry leader in M2M/IoT

About Novotech Technologies:
Through strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers, Novotech Technologies is a leading distributor of M2M/IoT products, services and solutions. To produce tangible outcomes that include reduced costs, optimized fleets/workforces, improved productivity and enhanced customer service, Novotech’s comprehensive portfolio of M2M/IoT solutions – cellular, GPS and satellite – enable immediate communication, tracking and reporting in a wide range of applications. Established in 2001, Novotech is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada and the United States. www.novotech.com | @NovotechM2M

About SensorSuite Inc.
SensorSuite is an Internet of Things infrastructure company involved in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. SensorSuite’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.

Novotech Media Contact
Carolyn Gardner – Director of Marketing & Communications
Mobile: 613.878.9294
Email: News@Novotech.com

SensorSuite Media Contact
Robert Platek – CEO
Mobile: 647-284-6656
Email: news@sensorsuite.com

Press release: http://www.openpr.com/news/341050/SensorSuite-and-Novotech-Partner-to-Deliver-Monitoring-Services.html

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SensorSuite wins Innovation award at WaveFront IOT Summit in Ottawa

SensorSuite wins innovation award at Wavefront

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 –  SensorSuite Inc.®, a breakthrough Internet of Things (IoT) company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions for multi-residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, won the Innovation award at Wavefront IOT Summit.

SensorSuite pitched among 8 Canadian startups and came out on top, winning a $5,000 cash prize from Wavefront and in-kind market research services from Invest Ottawa valued at $5,000.

To learn more, please visit http://www.sensorsuite.com, or follow SensorSuite on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook

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TELUS and SensorSuite to deliver “connected building” technology to Canadian businesses

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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)  today announced the launch of the TELUS IoT Marketplace (iot.telus.com) to help Canadian business accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) tech. The marketplace is designed to allow businesses to quickly deploy IoT solutions, while acting as a lead generation and sales channel for developers. TELUS has also committed its sales and marketing teams to provide support.

SensorSuite Corporation (www.sensorsuite.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing and monitoring solutions, today announced an exciting new collaboration to deliver wireless monitoring through Telus’ innovative IoT Marketplace (iot.telus.com). 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.

“IoT technology has tremendous potential to make Canadians businesses more productive and profitable, but amidst the hype and predictions it can be challenging to know where to start,” said Shawn Sanderson, TELUS’ vice-president of Internet of Things. “With the TELUS IoT Marketplace, we’ve carefully selected some of the most innovative IoT technology on the market and packaged it as ready-to-implement solutions; making it easier for businesses to take advantage of this game-changing technology.”

SensorSuite is an official launch partner and offers new and reliable business monitoring solutions across various applications, including boiler room, fridge, and other machine monitoring as well as risk reduction solutions for water leak detection and energy management.

Based on an IDC study it commissioned earlier this year, TELUS is expecting Canadian IoT spending to reach $21 billion by the end of 2018, with 43% of Canadian business having deployed a solution by that time.

 

o   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/telus-launches-an-internet-of-things-business-services-hub/article22020745/

o   http://business.financialpost.com/2014/12/10/telus-corp-launches-internet-of-things-marketplace/

o   http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/12/09/telus_launches_internet_of_things_marketplace.html

o   http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/telus-opens-internet-of-things-marketplace/100491

o   http://www.techvibes.com/blog/telus-internet-of-things-marketplace-2014-12-10

o  http://www.betakit.com/telus-announces-canadas-first-iot-business-marketplace/

 

About SensorSuite Inc.

SensorSuite Inc. is a real-time machine intelligence platform.  We reduce operational risks and improve the performance and efficiency of machines, equipment, assets, and things.  We are a leading-edge, real-time sensor and control, cloud analytics platform that empowers executives and managers to extract more value out of their assets, space, and equipment; and make more informed decisions.  Visit www.sensorsuite.com for more information.

About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.

 

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Ways People Are Currently Using SensorSuite Wireless Sensors

Wireless Temperature Sensors

  • Warehouse temperature monitoring to avoid frozen fire suppression systems.
  • Monitor vacant commercial property temperatures to avoid frozen pipes.
  • Summer/winter (vacation) property monitoring for frozen pipes or excessive heat.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.
  • Monitor temperature of K9 units (dog collar’s and kennel).
  • Art gallery temperature monitoring.
  • Heat remediation of bed bugs (extermination).
  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Server room temperature monitoring.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • Greenhouse temperature monitoring.

3ft Probe Wireless Temperature Sensors

  • Warehouse temperature monitoring to avoid frozen fire suppression systems.
  • Monitor vacant commercial property temperatures to avoid frozen pipes.
  • Summer/winter (vacation) property monitoring for frozen pipes or excessive heat.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.
  • Monitor temperature of K9 units (dog collar’s and kennel).
  • Art gallery temperature monitoring.
  • Heat remediation of bed bugs (extermination).
  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Server room temperature monitoring.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • Greenhouse temperature monitoring.

Wireless High Temperature RTD Sensors

  • Boiler temperature monitoring to detect boiler failures.
  • Heater temperature monitoring.
  • Ovens and cooking device monitoring.
  • Smart machines and smart structures.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.

Wireless Low Temperature RTD Sensors

  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Smart machines and smart structures.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.

Wireless Humidity Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Art humidity monitoring.
  • Humidor monitoring.

Wireless High-Accuracy Humidity Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Agricultrual environmental monitoring
  • Art gallery and museum environment monitoring
  • Humidor monitoring

Wireless Grains Per Pound Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring.
  • Agricultrual environmental monitoring.
  • Art gallery and museum environment monitoring.
  • Humidor monitoring.

Wireless Water Temperature Sensors

  • Water Tank Temperature Monitoring
  • Non-Combustible Liquid Storage Tank Temperature Monitoring
  • Liquid Manufacturing Process Temperature Monitoring
  • Pool Temperature Monitoring
  • Aquarium Temperature Monitoring
  • Wetlife Environmental Temperature Monitoring

Wireless Water Sensors

  • Hotel, motel and resort water heater leak detection.
  • Residential and commercial water heater leak detection.
  • Sink and toilet leak detetion.
  • Frozen or burst water pipe monitoring.
  • Reservoir level monitoring.
  • Sump and well monitoring.
  • Basement water monitoring.

Wireless Infrared Motion Sensors

  • Area access monitoring.
  • Detect when people enter a room.

Wireless Asset Sensors

  • Asset monitoring.
  • Tell if school buses are on premises.
  • Tell if fleet vehicles are on premises.
  • Monitor rental tools.
  • Construction asset monitoring.

Wireless Dry Contact Sensors

  • Barn door access monitoring.
  • Freezer / cooler door access.
  • Freezer / cooler doors (to determine if they are not closed all the way).
  • Convenience store cooler doors (to determine if they are not closed all the way).
  • Forklift seat switches.

Wireless Light Sensors

  • Commercial property light and electricity management.
  • Residential property light and electricity management.
  • Greenhouse solar and light tracking.

Wireless LUX Sensors

  • Art gallery light metering.
  • Museum light metering.
  • Greenhouse solar and light level tracking.

Wireless Open/Closed Sensors

  • Commercial property door and window access.
  • Residential property door and window access.
  • Bank owned forclosure properties access monitoring.
  • Restricted area monitoring.
  • IT server rooms and closets.
  • Freezer and cooler doors.
  • Shipping cargo bay door monitoring.
  • Garage door monitoring.

Wireless Magnetic Sensors

  • Machinery and motor RPM tracking.
  • Production line position tracking.
  • Door and window monitoring.

Wireless Activity Sensors

  • Motor and machinery monitoring to determine how often a machine is in use.
  • Detection of sudden movement to monitor access to restricted areas.
  • Pump monitoring.
  • Detect if a window is broken or shattered.

Wireless Vibration Counting Sensors

  • Motor and machinery monitoring to determine how often a machine is in use
  • Detection of sudden movement to monitor access to restricted areas
  • Pump monitoring
  • Detect if a window is broken or shattered

Wireless Activity Timer Sensors

  • Inclination and vibration testing
  • Assembly line monitoring
  • Orientation sensing
  • Smart machines, smart structures and smart materials
  • Impact load sensing

Wireless Accelerometers

  • Inclination and vibration testing.
  • Assembly line monitoring.
  • Orientation sensing.
  • Smart machines, smart structures and smart materials.
  • Impact load sensing.

Wireless 0-20mA Current Sensors

  • Current transducer monitoring.
  • pH sensor integration.
  • Dissolved oxygen sensor integration.
  • Pressure sensor integration.
  • Magnetic flow sensor integration.

Wireless Analog Voltage Sensors

  • Appliance monitoring.
  • Line power monitoring.
  • Power coupling monitoring.
  • Power supply monitoring.
  • Sump pump monitoring.

Wireless AC Voltage Detection Sensors

  • Sprinkler systems monitoring.
  • HVAC systems monitoring.
  • Appliance monitoring.
  • Line power monitoring.
  • Power coupling monitoring.
  • Power supply monitoring.
  • Sump pump monitoring.

Wireless 500 Volt Measurement Sensors

  • Power line metering.
  • Machine voltage regulation.
  • Electrical motor monitoring.
  • Generator monitoring.

Wireless Battery Health Sensors

  • Car Battery Monitoring.
  • Boat and Marine Battery Monitoring.
  • RV Battery Monitoring.
  • ATV / Motorcycle Battery Monitoring.
  • Lawn Mowers and Utility Vehicle Battery Monitoring.

Wireless Button Sensors

  • Customer service request button.
  • Hotel / motel front desk call button.
  • Bathroom needs cleaning (service call button).
  • Access call button.

Wireless Single-Input Pulse Counting Sensors

  • Turn Style Counter
  • Count number of acctuations

Wireless Multi-Input Pulse Counting Sensors

  • Turn Style Counter
  • Count number of acctuations

Wireless Compass Sensors

  • Digital compass.
  • Device orientation.
  • Directional movement.

Wireless Flex Sensors

  • Measure mechanical movement.
  • HVAC air flow monitoring.
  • Occupied seat monitoring.

Wireless Airflow Sensors

  • HVAC Monitoring
  • HVAC Efficiency Testing

Wireless Seat Occupancy Sensors

  • Know how many stadium or movie theater seats are occupied.
  • Detect when a seat is occupied.

Wireless Vehicle Presence Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Detect a parked car.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Vehicle In-Motion Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Detect a vehicle in motion as it passes by.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Vehicle Speed Detection Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Vehicle speed detection.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Liquid Level Sensors

  • Monitor container levels.
  • Track non-corrosive fluid levels.

Wireless Pressure Sensors

  • Compressed air supply lines.
  • Water supply lines.
  • Gas supply lines.
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[TORONTO STAR] SensorSuite featured on front page Business

Sense-ing a market opportunity

Toronto startup, SensorSuite, fills industry need with creation of a digital nervous system that can control a building’s heat, light and power from anywhere

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Robert Platek, the CEO and co-founder of SensorSuite — a Toronto-based startup specializing in wireless and remote building monitoring — was visiting properties with his father, a green energy consulting engineer, when a market need announced itself.

“My father was the initial instigator of this whole thing. Without him, I’d never actually be doing any of this,” Platek says.

“He would actually go and sell stuff that didn’t exist to his building customers and then would say ‘OK Rob, you have to build this now,’ ” Platek says. And he did. After a few years of building and experimenting, Platek officially launched his company in February with his co-founder Marc Carignan, Salman Habib and, the catalyst for the whole idea, his father Vlad Platek. They have created wireless sensors and cloud-based infrastructure that in their words can create a digital nervous system in any building. Small and sleek, the sensors can monitor boiler room activity, temperatures, humidity, lights, whether doors are open or closed, power usage and other functions.

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“It was all built out of something that people actually wanted,” Platek says. “This has implications in pretty much every industry, from health care to manufacturing, to transportation to retail, to building automation and property management — which is the first niche we’re hitting. We call it a niche but it’s projected to be a $50 billion niche by 2018.”

When their wireless sensors are paired with the company’s proprietary app for mobile devices, SensorSuite enables property managers to monitor those critical building functions from anywhere. The result? Time savings, improved efficiency and reduced energy costs.

“In 2009, we installed a system in a 400-suite building,” Platek says. “That owner is still saving between $70,000 and $80,000 a year.”

The concept of building automation isn’t new, but SensorSuite is overhauling the experience for users, reducing cost, improving usability and adding features — points that Platek says “old-school players” such as Honeywell and Johnson Controls can’t beat. Plus, installation is simple. Retrofitting a building can take as little as a half-hour and because the system is, as Platek describes, “plugand-play,” the process is nonintrusive. “A big part of our go-to-market strategy is in the way we’re creating these tools so that installers can install our technology easily,” he explains. The company currently has pilot systems in place in more than 20 buildings in Toronto, including gyms and condos. Next up is Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre — the old Maple Leaf Gardens — an opportunity Platek credits to the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson, where the company is currently incubating.

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“We’ll be monitoring temperature, humidity, sound of the audience. We might monitor ice temperature and we can add on some extra security on doors,” Platek explains. “We were lucky to get introductions and get in there. That’s one of the cool perks of being at the DMZ.”

The DMZ has been instrumental in many ways for the company. Both Platek and Habib were working with other incubating companies — Jobdeals and Tapgage Inc., respectively — at the DMZ when they met. A business relationship was formed and Habib joined Platek to launch Sensor Suite.

With the technology ready to go and $200,000 in funding raised, Sensor Suite is now developing its next offering — a product that will enable “full control from your phone, turning up and down your boilers, the thermostats in all the rooms in your building,” Platek explains, and focusing on sales.

For Platek, ramping up means wearing many different hats.

“I’m the janitor and the CEO of the company,” Platek laughs. “I do the sales materials, I do programming on the hardware, I do the marketing stuff, social media. It’s hard to juggle so many things but it’s all been good.”

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The SensorSuite Matrix™ cloud services

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SensorSuite is excited to present the SensorSuite Matrix™ which provides the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines and implementing innovative Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Our customers use the SensorSuite Matrix™ cloud to monitor and control remote systems, turn machine data into valuable information, to build and run innovative M2M and IoT applications, and to optimize business processes by integrating machine data.

SensorSuite’s MicroCortex™ is a new breed of distributed sensor and control technology that can control anything based on distributed wireless sensor nodes.  Thousands of MicroCortexes are used in conjunction with the SensorSuite Matrix™ to coordinate all the machines on site and talk to the mother brain in the cloud.

 

 

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10x Growth in Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings by 2017

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings

 

A new report recently published by ON World  is predicting that Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems over the next decade.

“A paradigm shift is underway in the building automation market due to the advent of low-cost sensors, cloud infrastructure and mobile technologies.” says Robert Platek, SensorSuite CEO and Founder.  “From building-wide wireless mesh networks to room-level controls, companies like SensorSuite are leading the way and challenging the building automation incumbents that are too expensive for small and medium sized buildings.”John Wick: Chapter 2 movie streaming

Wireless HVAC monitoring and control solutions have increased dramatically over the past few years with the majority of the growth from Internet enabled smart thermostats and sensors in smaller buildings.

In 2017, there will be 32 million Wireless Sensor chipsets shipped worldwide for smart building applications with 6lowpan, ZigBee and EnOcean increasing the fastest. However, technology market shares and growth rates will vary significantly by market and application. ZigBee/802.15.4,  and EnOcean will make up 61% of the combined market for HVAC and lighting in 2017.

Professional installers rank data reliability and security as the most important WSN adoption considerations followed by equipment costs, installation flexibility and scalability. IP addressable sensors also rank high with nearly 8 in 10 saying this is “important” or “most important.”

ON World’s recent survey of 85 professional installers found that 80% are targeting commercial markets. For the installers targeting commercial markets, 27% of their combined businesses comes from commercial versus residential deployments. One in four of the installers have deployed wireless sensor networks with >100 nodes. Sixty-four percent are using or planning WSN systems such as those offered by Control4, Crestron, Ecobee, HAI/Leviton, Honeywell, Lutron, Nest Labs, SensorSuite and Vantage.

Although they only made up about 15% of the WSN unit shipments in 2012, small and medium sized buildings are the fastest growing segment in building automation. In 2017, global WSN revenues from buildings under 50,000 square feet will increase 929% from 2012 and reach $1.3 billion at this time.

ON World’s report “Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 250 individuals including facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers. It covers the global WSN market for non-residential buildings including six application areas (lighting, HVAC, security/safety, metering, environmental monitoring and guest controls) in ten market segments. Forecasts are for WSN equipment and services in each market as well as by geography and technology.

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