Houston, TEXAS – January 17, 2017
SensorInsight, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider, today announced its partnership with Sigfox in the U.S.A to offer Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Libelium Technology to cities nationwide including new offerings on large-scale environmental sensor deployments such as monitoring solutions used to detect potentially hazardous conditions in urban areas, schools, hospitals, and factories.
“This three-way partnership building off of our already existing strong partnership with Libelium demonstrates how our real-world solutions and proven technologies are working in harmony to build more livable, workable and sustainable cities,” said Joey Bernal, Co-founder and President of SensorInsight, and CTO and Managing Partner at Element Blue. “We have come together to join forces in IoT leadership for creating smarter cities for future generations.”
With a common goal of working together to develop and build a better future for cities and their citizens, SensorInsight, Libelium and Sigfox will be focusing on implementing large-scale environmental monitoring deployments. By analyzing and sharing monitoring data within their communities, municipal governments can efficiently work in conjunction with citizens to take actions to identify problems in a geographical area.
SensorInsight and Libelium have partnered together previously on IoT projects, and now this new, three-way partnership builds on their progress and momentum that the two partners have achieved bringing the IoT Revolution one step further by joining efforts with an important network of partners to ensure the maximum interoperability with IoT sensors and hardware platforms.
“We are thrilled to join forces in this triple play partnership with SensorInsight and Libelium enabling environmental smart cities initiatives across the U.S.,”said Michael Orr, VP Sales and Partnerships, Sigfox, North America. “SensorInsight and Libelium, coupled with Sigfox unique connectivity eliminates three of the biggest barriers in IoT; cost, device battery consumption, and scalability, is a powerful solution to address key issues facing municipalities today.”
Environmental Monitoring of Air Quality and Pollution
As international concern about greenhouse gas emissions and air quality continues to grow on a global scale, many organizations, cities, and government bodies are seeking non-regulatory ways to monitor their Air Quality Index and promote public safety. With SensorInsight, not only can stakeholders monitor and report on air quality in real-time, but they can view history and identify trends, empowering them to take actions to reduce emissions and protect public health.
Last year, SensorInsight participated in a pilot study for The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) New Sensor Scale. The EPA monitors air quality with a national network of sensors that collect regional data for enforcement of and research on the Clean Air Act and National Ambient Air Quality standards. The EPA Air Quality Index (AQI) is designed for regulatory monitoring and to calculate the health effects from exposure to toxic environments over longer periods. The Sensor Scale has been designed to help citizen scientists and non-regulatory users to understand quickly how local real-time monitoring may impact them.
The EPA designed the Sensor Scale to be used with non-regulatory, commercial sensors that collect information in real-time that can be then shared and validated against regulatory monitors. Users can enjoy outdoor activities by referencing the Air Quality Index to plan outdoor activities and may consider adjusting outdoor activities, especially if ozone sensitivity exists. SensorInsight has worked in conjunction with this sensor scale to report any irregularities in real-time.
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalibility. Today, the network is present in 29 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 covering a population of 471 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquarted in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore.
Libelium designs and manufactures wireless sensor network devices so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote–Libelium’s open wireless sensor platform–is modular, easy to deploy and ready to integrate. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring and precision agriculture.
Headquarted in Houston, Texas, SensorInsight is a company that creates and markets an Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) platform is designed to provide insight across specific domains, including energy and utilities, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and smarter cities. The platform works by providing deep analytics and complete access to an organization’s existing data systems in real-time. SensorInsight industry packs provide tailored domain specific reports, alerts and analysis based on common issues for a particular industry.