SensorSuite Named One of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies on the 2017 STARTUP 50

Toronto, ON (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked SensorSuite Inc. No. 35 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies.   Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the Startup 50 ranks young Canadian businesses on the basis of their percentage two-year revenue growth.

SensorSuite made the 2017 STARTUP 50 list with two-year revenue growth of 420%.

“This year’s STARTUP 50 winners are truly remarkable. Not only have they brought new offerings to market, they’ve earned enough traction to grow their revenues exponentially in a very short period of time,” says Deborah Aarts, STARTUP 50 and PROFIT 500 program manager. “Any aspiring entrepreneur should look to them for insight into how to create, and grow, a thriving startup today.”

“SensorSuite is honoured to be on the STARTUP 50 ranking, and winning this award validates our pioneering work in the IOT smart building space ” says CEO Robert Platek. “This achievement reflects the strength of our product and the dedication of our team.”

 

About SensorSuite

SensorSuite®, an innovator in smart building technology, has created the first affordable enterprise-level smart building solution.

SensorSuite develops real-time building intelligence cloud platforms for reducing operational risks and improving the efficiency of buildings. The company creates solutions using leading-edge sensors, cloud analytics, building controls, and software interfaces to reduce energy costs, increase occupant comfort, and allow owners and occupants to extract more value out of their respective space(s).

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About the STARTUP 50 and PROFIT 500

Ranking Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the STARTUP 50 profiles the fastest-growing startups in the country. It is a companion list to the PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, which has, for 29 years, been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Both the STARTUP 50 and

PROFIT 500 are published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 

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SensorSuite Inc. Hires Former Ameresco President Mario Iusi as EVP

Smart building innovator hires industry veteran to help power growth

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, has hired Mario Iusi as Executive Vice President. Mario brings in-depth knowledge of the energy services industry through initiatives and strategic thinking to further accelerate SensorSuite’s adoption within the market.

Mario joins SensorSuite following his tenure as the President of Ameresco Canada and has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry and is an experienced leader who has kept pace with all key developments in the marketplace since the late 1980’s.

“Our technology is all about IOT and how it relates to energy, water, and operational efficiencies within buildings”, said Robert Platek, SensorSuite’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have Mario join our team and bring his incredible experience to SensorSuite.”

Mario began his career in the energy efficiency business in the late 1980’s as Partner-owner / shareholder / COO of one of the most success energy performance contacting company in Canada . In the 1990’s he became President for Duke Energy’s energy efficiency business in Canada and in 2002 continued as President for Ameresco Inc for 13 years during which time he helped grow and expand the company across Canada. He has been instrumental in the creation of the energy performance contracting business in Canada.

He led a senior business development & management team in developing client focused solutions and creating new service innovations.

Mario Iusi commented, “As an industry we are at a key moment of our market’s development and evolution for HVAC innovation. IOT will be a disruptive, but positive force for the HVAC industry to provide clients with better tools to improve tenant comfort , maintain and operate building assets more efficiently and reduce building operating costs. I’m excited to come on board and help support the company in its future ambitions and show even more clients how the platform will help them reduce operating costs and improve building performance .”

 

 

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About SensorSuite®

SensorSuite®, an innovator in smart building technology, has created the first affordable enterprise-level smart building solution.

SensorSuite develops real-time building intelligence cloud platforms for reducing operational risks and improving the efficiency of buildings. The company creates solutions using leading-edge sensors, cloud analytics, building controls, and software interfaces to reduce energy costs, increase occupant comfort, and allow owners and occupants to extract more value out of their respective space(s).

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SensorSuite Launches $1.2 Million Project with Support from the IESO to Develop Next Generation Energy Demand Response Technology

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SensorSuite® Launches Cutting-Edge Energy Pilot Project Supported Through Grant Received From IESO’s Conservation Fund

TORONTO, ON–(PRWEB – May 19, 2016) – SensorSuite®, a leading innovator in cloud-based wireless control systems for electrically heated and cooled buildings, is pleased to announce it is launching a $1.2 Million project to develop next generation demand response algorithms, wireless hardware control, and Smart Grid technology.  

SensorSuite powered Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) and Commercial facilities save money by being able to wirelessly control, monitor, and track suite temperatures in real-time through the utilization of its cloud-based dashboard.   

“The IESO is pleased to welcome SensorSuite to the list of more than 200+ projects that have received innovation funding from the IESO to advance conservation and demand management in Ontario,” says Terry Young, the IESO’s Vice-President of Conservation and Corporate Relations. “SensorSuite’s project will help enable property managers to better manage their electricity costs while maintaining tenant comfort and reducing demand placed on the grid.”

This $1.2 Million dollar Internet of Things (IoT) project will be deployed in partnership with a consortium of large asset managers across Ontario.

The reality is that electricity is much more expensive in the hours when grid consumption is at its highest. The key to the efficiency-enhancing power of IoT lies in peak usage optimization.

SensorSuite technology manages energy distribution in real-time based on immediate data rather than historic patterns of power usage. Together with smart building metrics, stakeholders could significantly reduce a building’s energy costs and improve their sustainability credentials.

“As asset managers face rising energy prices and challenges associated with older buildings, the need for systems that are smart enough to save money without human intervention and reduce operational risks have become an important part of their strategy,” said SensorSuite CEO, Robert Platek.  “SensorSuite empowers property owners with a scalable digital building assistant to address their sustainability needs now and in the future.”

SensorSuite’s SuiteHeat™ solution takes control of electrically heated and cooled buildings and shifts the power back into the hands of Property or Asset Managers.   SuiteHeat reduces energy waste and overheating/cooling by controlling temperature; capturing consumption and costs within every suite in a respective building or portfolio.

 

In addition, market adoption of SuiteHeat can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a local, national, and global scale.  Buildings are responsible for more than 40% of global energy use and one third of GHG emissions, both in developed and developing countries.  

SuiteHeat™ Benefits:

–       20-30% measurable energy savings in buildings.

–       Better control of building GHG emissions.

–       Increases in property valuation.

–       Supports “in-suite” maintenance reporting.

–       Promotes a mindset of preserving and improving quality of life with less energy consumption.

Find out more at: www.sensorsuite.com/product/suiteheat/

 

ABOUT SENSORSUITE®

SensorSuite (www.sensorsuite.com) develops real-time building intelligence cloud platforms for reducing operational risks and improving the efficiency of buildings. The company creates solutions using leading-edge sensors, cloud analytics, building controls, and software interfaces to reduce energy costs, increase occupant comfort, and allow owners and occupants to extract more value out of their respective space(s).

 

 

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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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SensorSuite featured on CBC The Current

What’s hidden among the Internet of Things?

Like it or not, our things are starting to talk to one another through wireless connections. And critics believe we may not like the stories they're spreading about us. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Like it or not, our things are starting to talk to one another through wireless connections. And critics believe we may not like the stories they’re spreading about us. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

We text with it, download with it, buy with it, sell with it, play with it and work with it. And now, it may be payback time. Today we look at how the Internet of Things may be poised to tell tales about us over the web.

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marshall-mcluhan-180.jpg“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”

Marshall McLuhan, Philosopher of Communication Theory

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That’s an idea that’s long been promised – home gadgets that talk to us, learn our desires and practically become friends, but increasingly, interactive appliances are now keeping you comfortable.

There’s the thermostat that gets to know you. The fridge that makes its own shopping lists. And — in Brazil at least — there are even diapers that will tweet you when the baby is wet.

This is what is called The Internet of Things.

We’re in the early stages yet, but a future where a toothbrush books a dental appointment may be barreling down on us.

Today, we’re asking where all this technology is heading, how we can benefit and what we may lose in the process.

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  • Robert Platek is the CEO of Sensor Suite, a technology system that lets building owners get real-time alerts about their properties over their smartphones. It’s currently in use in 30 buildings across Toronto. Robert Platek was in Toronto.

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  • Avner Levin is the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University. He shares his insight on how to protect ourselves and our data from the Internet of Things. Avner Levin was in our Toronto studio.

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  • Christine Rosen is a fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank in Washington.

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Source: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/20/whats-hidden-among-the-internet-of-things/

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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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SensorSuite places Top 6 Startups in Elevator World Tour!

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We had a great time at the first Elevator World Tour Startup Event and are excited to be selected as the top 6!

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We’re currently pilot testing in buildings across the city.  Please contact Rob @ 647-284-6656 if you’re interested in upgrading your building.

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