Opening monitoring as a new service: Senlab Openings detection

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Your clients could need to be notified on the openings ‘state.

Sensing Labs announces 2 new smart devices in the TOR range,  featuring the LoRaWAN™ connectivity protocol, equipped with a magnetic door sensor.

 

 

 

 

 

Available in indoor or outdoor versions, it enables remote monitoring of open/close status of doors, windows and gates.

You can monitor the status of your external or indoor doors or any other openings (windows, vents..) for security, activity tracking or energy saving needs.

  • Entry Monitoring
  • Cold chain management
  • Activity-based services
  • BIM Services

Sensing Labs: myDevices partner to launch IoT in a Box™ solution

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The World’s First ‘Internet of Things’ Product for the Reseller Channel

June 5, 2018

BURBANK, Calif.–myDevices Inc. today announced the launch of IoT in a Box™, turnkey remote monitoring solutions that protect important assets for small businesses and enterprise customers across a wide variety of industries with over 20 remote monitoring use cases within commercial refrigeration and facility management vertical markets.

“The ability to mix-and-match LoRa® – enabled sensors and gateways, from a variety of device manufacturers, to create a multitude of IoT in a Box solutions solves small and large IoT challenges”

These solutions are made available through the IoT in a Box Reseller program, enabling reseller partners to earn significant recurring revenue by enlisting their customers for a 30-day no-cost trial. The 5-minute install solves real customer problems and provides a proven IoT remote monitoring system. Resellers only need to line-up their customers and, with the support of myDevices, close deals.

“Resellers, which include thousands of MSPs, SIs, ISVs, and VARs, have existing relationships with hospitals, convenience stores, data centers, educational facilities, supermarkets, restaurants and more,” said Kevin Bromber, CEO and Founder of myDevices, Inc. “Now these resellers can instantly start making new revenue with their existing and new customers with no upfront cost to them. They can start selling IoT today!”

IoT in a Box combines a LoRaWAN™ Ethernet or cellular connected gateway, 16 sensor types, device management, LoRaWAN network server, and an iOS/Android mobile application with embedded end-to-end security. Pre-packaged, ready-for-sale solutions are deployed in minutes, enabling resellers to monitor their customer’s business remotely.

“As a restaurant owner for over 25 years, I have struggled with the arduous task of manually recording refrigeration temperature readings, IoT in a Box easily automated this process ensuring my restaurant’s food safety,” said Gary Cushing, Restaurateur and President of GSMC, Inc. “I was so impressed with the product that I started reselling and providing commercial refrigeration monitoring as a service to other restaurant owners.”

IoT in a Box is created by mixing and matching gateways and sensors from 26 device manufacturers with over 55 devices available. Hardware manufacturers that have partnered with myDevices to provide the extensive device library include Netvox, Gemtek, Sanmina, Tektelic, MultiTech, Kerlink, Xignal, GlobalSat, Sensing Labs, RisingHF, Winext, Polysense, SkySens, PNI Sensor, Lansitec, Ideetron, FactoryLab, Ewattch, Comtac, ChinaStar, Decentlab, Easylinkin, Eddy Home, Jade – IOT, Sensoro, Turbo, and LorixOne.

“The ability to mix-and-match LoRa®-enabled sensors and gateways, from a variety of device manufacturers, to create a multitude of IoT in a Box solutions solves small and large IoT challenges,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “It also creates new opportunities for device manufacturers to now have a complete IoT app for their devices right out of the box.”

IoT in a Box™ solutions are in stock, ready to ship, and delivered within 48 hours. For more information and to sign up as a reseller, visit IoTinaBox.com.

About myDevices

myDevices, the IoT solutions company, empowers engineers and enterprises to quickly design, prototype, and commercialize IoT solutions. myDevices is the creator of Cayenne – the industry’s de facto IoT Solution Builder; IoT Ready Program™ – trusted catalog of drag and drop IoT devices; and IoT in a Box™ – finished IoT solutions for a variety of vertical markets. The company’s mission is to simplify the connected world by providing development tools that enable the creation of device and connectivity agnostic IoT Solutions for smart buildings, smart agriculture, asset tracking and other IoT verticals. myDevices is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit www.myDevices.com.

Sensing Labs launchs its crowdfunding campaign

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Internet of things is revolutionizing many B2B markets and a lot of companies want to develop and deploy IoT-based industry solution.
But many of them are impeded by the complexity and the time required to build the solution and by the uncertainties & risks around the Return on Investment they will finally get.
Sensing Labs promise is to allow those companies to quickly develop reliable and scalable IoT-based industry solution with high RoI.
Based on the expertise and experience of the founders team in low consumption wireless design as well as field data processing, our ”sensor-to-cloud” offer combine sensors and a platform allowing data processing and access.
It allows our customers to build high value added services thanks to rich content data (data analytics) while ensuring low and predictable costs of deployment with the most scalable solution on the market.

Vote for us on WISEED

energetic transition crowdfunding

Actility launches Click & Go to facilitate IoT adoption

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It’s no news to anyone that the IoT is still a fragmented market. When you want to deploy a dedicated LoRaWAN network, you have to find and buy from at least three different parties, three kinds of solutions:

  • Hardware: gateway and devices
  • Connectivity: a network server connecting to the LoRaWAN network
  • Application: data visualization and treatment

Test, deploy and scale

How do you make sure that these bricks are compatible and integrate smoothly? How tricky, long and costly is it to set them up?

That’s the kind of questions professionals who want to test, deploy and potentially scale IoT solutions stumble on. They are often deterred by a long buying cycle and complex implementation process.

Ludovic Callier, Head of sales and business development at Sensing Labs, Actility’s long-standing device partner, confirms: “I meet all the time companies that want to test our LoRaWAN sensors for one or several vertical use cases, but they struggle to figure out the other bricks they need to implement their use case…

“Complexity and no single point of contact means that decision-makers can’t make a choice and stay in a wait and see mode. For us, IoT providers, it’s a big loss of business!” Ludovic Callier, Sensing Labs

Over the past year, I’ve witnessed the story repeat… frustrating, huh?! Well, it gave our team as well as our hardware and application partners an idea: orchestrate the service for users. In other words, they need a pre-provisioned, integrated and packaged solution!

Same vertical needs

To kick off this service, we’re launching ten packages available in Europe and in the US. We focus on the most popular vertical needs such as agriculture, building & facility management, smart environment, and industries.

“End users ask us for the same vertical solutions all over Europe: smart metering, smart building and operations/supply chain optimization. It made perfect sense for Sensing Labs to leverage its large product folio to address these needs by offering our LoRaWAN sensors within Click & Go packages.” Ludovic Callier, Sensing Labs.

Each solution is packaged in a single box and includes a set of devices, one gateway, a ThingPark Wireless subscription for a LoRaWAN managed the network and a subscription to WMWLight to visualize, analyze and process the data of your assets through dashboards and graphs.

IoT apps built in a few hours

The trickiest part of building end-to-end solutions is the application layer. We partner with WMW, that builds vertical tailored IoT apps within a few hours. Bert Vanaken, the founder of WMW and his team, have been key supports to build Click & Go.

“ We see Click & Go as a POC in a box that could help boost end-user adoption. We specifically made an automated app-creation-engine to ease the experience for the end-user. This does not only allow us to showcase the power of our software framework but also delivers us a means to offer full end-to-end starter packages to our customers.

“Process optimization and simplification is what we love doing most, naturally, a one-stop shop concept like Click & Go fits perfectly into this.”  Bert Vanaken, WMW

Source: https://www.actility.com/blog/actility-launches-click-go-to-facilitate-iot-adoption-actility-blog-business/

Yann Guiomar Sensing Labs CEO on BFM Business

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Sensing Labs provides long range and lifespan wireless sensors solutions serving B2B markets that are driven by energy & cost savings needs and is thus primarily targeting the following markets:

  • Smart Metering

  • Connected building

  • Industry 4.0

For which purpose:

  • Monitoring gas, water, electricity consumption and environmental datas as temperature, humidity

  • Energy consumption reduction

  • Space and comfort optimization

  • Industrial operations management

The Senlab Sensors combines Hardware, Firmware & Software and are easy and fast to integrate into a final end-to-end solution.

Our value proposition has 3 focal points:

  • Reduce cost of data

  • Provide content-rich data previously unavailable

  • Simplify data acquisition

Senlab LoRaWAN sensors range

LoRaWAN communicating SENLAB sensors offer an optimal solution for data recovery under various environmental conditions (internal, external or difficult). SENLAB sensors are compatible with all public or private LoRaWAN networks.

Sensing Labs tools and services make it easy to use and configure sensors.

LoraWAN IoT devices designed by Sensing Labs:

Senlab Gateways (Senlab Pico Gateway or Multitech)

« What if… ? THE WORLD WAS DIGITIZED? »

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How sensors are already capturing and using data

First, people heard of the ‘cloud’. They were told of the wonderful things it could do with data. But then they began to realize the ‘cloud’ was not a magical place in the sky. They visited the data centers that housed the ‘cloud.’ What an energy hungry monster it was! They wanted the wonder – and more of it – but not at that price. Enter Sensing Labs, a startup ready to digitize the real world, affordably. To reduce the cost and carbon footprint of data, four entrepreneurs with a bit of time on their hands began to examine how to take data centers out of the equation, as far as possible. The Montpellier-based founders of Sensing Labs predicted a growing hunger for data – which if unmanaged could become prohibitively expensive and environmentally unfriendly. Their innovation was to seek out existing technologies to reduce the cost of processing IoT (Internet of Things) data.

They developed sensors with their own intelligence to do most of the work themselves, without depending on energy gobbling data centers. Using embedded software, Sensing Labs made a product that can capture and process data, before compressing and encrypting it for secure low-cost long-distance transport. Sensing Labs’ range of sensors monitor outdoor variables such as temperature, light, and moisture, as well as indoor factors such as energy consumption and machine maintenance. The sensors’ role is first to capture the data, like a regular sensor, then compress it and select the cheapest mode of transfer via long distance radio signals over LPWA networks (Sigfox or LoRa). The encrypted data is then sent to a customized web platform. The data analytics reported by Sensing Labs will finally allow clients to use their own computer to consult a range of variables – from the exact source of a water or gas leak, to the energy efficiency of buildings, or to find out whether fields will require additional irrigation. The possibilities for reducing cost and optimizing performance are enormous – and Sensing Labs has clients across a range of industries from smart buildings (energy consumption, temperature), to agriculture (luminosity, soil moisture) and industry (monitoring, preventive maintenance). Sensing Labs’ robust and easy-to-install products are designed to last 20 years, in all conditions. They are recognized by the LoRa Alliance, and approved by SigFox. In nine months of trading, Sensing Labs has attracted more than 60 clients and established distribution agreements in six European countries. The company expects sales to top €1 million this year, rising to €6 million in 2018. Sensing Labs is currently preparing for a second funding round after successfully raising €500,000.

Pour lire la publication en français “Et si nous pouvions digitaliser le monde?”

To read the publication « What if… ? French startups re-imagining the world »

 

Editor: Business France, Jan 2017

 

Sensing labs Senlab devices “Thingpark Approved” by Actility

Sensing labs Senlab devices “Thingpark Approved” by Actility

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Sensing Lab is very proud to announce its Senlab LoRaWAN™ sensors successfully passed Actility’s “ThingPark Approved” programme. The two companies have been working hand in hand since early 2014, and this announcement proves how much ground was covered throughout the years by Actility with its IoT platform, and by Sensing Labs with the industrialisation of its sensors and confirmation of Senlab devices performance.
The full content of Actility’s announcement can be found here.

How to engage with the Russian market: Sensing Labs as an example

How to engage with the Russian market: Sensing Labs as an example

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Pas facile de faire du business en Russie. La start-up montpelliéraine a pris soin de bien
choisir son partenaire local. Explications.

Déployer des capteurs communicants pour aider des opérateurs à gérer les consommations
d’eau ou d’énergie de leurs installations, c’est le métier de Sensing Labs. Fondée en 2014, la
start-up montpelliéraine compte une quarantaine de clients en France mais vise également
des marchés à l’export. Parmi les plus prometteurs il y a la Russie où les solutions d’objets
connectés pour économiser l’eau et le chauffage sont bien accueillies. Pour aborder ce
marché vaste et compliqué, Sensing Labs s’appuie sur un distributeur local exclusif. Yann
Guiomar, co-fondateur, explique comment.

Pourquoi un partenaire local ?
Les modes de communication et de négociation en Russie sont très éloignés des codes
pratiqués en Europe de l’ouest. Les circuits de décision sont souvent opaques. L’anglais est
peu pratiqué. Sans recommandation ni réseau efficace, il sera difficile de trouver les bons
contacts et adopter les bons réflexes. « Comme au Japon, les barrières culturelles sont fortes
et il est indispensable de s’appuyer sur un partenaire local connaissant les arcanes du pays»,
indique Yann Guiomar.

Trouver la perle rare
Le choix du distributeur ou de l’importateur qui va vous représenter est capital. Sensing Labs
avait besoin d’un dirigeant local répondant à trois critères.
D’abord quelqu’un d’expérimenté, doté d’un bon réseau pour accéder facilement aux
acteurs des marchés à cibler. Il fallait aussi un partenaire prêt à s’impliquer dans le projet
pour « évangéliser » un marché où les capteurs connectés pour bâtiments intelligents sont
tout nouveaux. Enfin, il était préférable de trouver un partenaire parlant l’anglais pour
communiquer facilement.

Créer la confiance
Une fois trouvé sa perle rare, basée à Moscou, Sensing Labs s’est attelé à créer la confiance.
Un premier contrat a été signé garantissant au distributeur l’exclusivité sur une durée
limitée à neuf mois. « Cette période nous a permis de mieux nous connaître et de valider
notre choix », assure Yann Guiomar. Preuve de son implication, le partenaire russe a crée
une filiale dédiée à la vente des capteurs français en Russie, Finlande et Pologne.

Savoir amorcer la pompe
Le dispositif de capteurs reliés au réseau LoRa (pour objets connectés) fait l’objet d’un test
pilote, quasiment gratuitement, avant un déploiement définitif. C’est actuellement le cas à
Moscou. Un investissement financier important pour la start-up qui devrait boucler une
levée de fonds avant l’été. « Dans les prochains mois, les premiers contrats en Russie
devraient tomber», prévoit Yann Guiomar. Pour afficher un tarif compétitif face à une
concurrence locale, un assemblage des produits réalisé en partie en Russie est envisagé. Son
importateur russe est persuadé du potentiel du marché où, selon lui, se déploieront « d’ici
2025 pas moins d’un milliard de capteurs basés sur le réseau LoRa, avec des applications
aussi diverses que l’énergie, la sécurité, les transports, la médecine, l’industrie et les usages
domestiques ».

The business awards ‘season’ has started

The business awards ‘season’ has started

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Les prix littéraires sont remis en automne et les startups récompensées en juin. Plusieurs jeunes pousses viennent ainsi d’être singularisées. Sensing-Labs est ainsi devenu lauréat du Concours Graine de Boss 2016. Il s’agit de la douzième édition de ce concours de création d’entreprise. Il émane d’un jury fort de 300 chefs d’entreprise. Sensing-Labs est spécialisée ‘’dans le Data Service vouée à l’efficacité énergétique.’’Ses solutions s’appuient sur des capteurs communicants de longue portée et de basse consommation dédiés au comptage de l’eau, de l’énergie et des variables thermiques.

Autre prix renommé, le ‘’Connecting the World’’ a été remis cette année à la start-up EMY, créatrice d’une sonde connectée pour la rééducation du périnée. Outre une somme de 100 000 euros (à se partager avec deux autres startups), EMY profitera d’un accompagnement d’Avnet Memec – Silica, le leader mondial de la distribution de composants électroniques. Les autres vainqueurs de cette édition 2016 sont les sociétés Ezygain pour son dispositif connecté d’aide à la rééducation à la marche, MOONA pour son oreiller connecté qui facilite le sommeil par la régulation de la température, Ilyu/ShapeHeart et son bracelet de running connecté, InVino et son dispositif de dégustation du vin à température idéale. InVino collectionne d’ailleurs les récompenses. Troisième prix majeur, le ‘’Prix FNAC Startup’’ remis par l’enseigne de distribution soutenu par la BPI et Intel France. Sur plusieurs centaines de dossiers présentés, le jury a récompensé Tempow créatrice d’un caisson de basse capable d’appairer entre elles des enceintes Bluetooth afin d’organiser une véritable système audio, Haiku, une solution de guidage GPS pour les cyclistes et Shapeheart, un tracker d’activité ultra-précis pour les amoureux de la course à pied.