IoT News Roundup
Cypress selling a Bluetooth sensor kit; French boiler manufacturer to connect heaters to Sigfox network; C3 IoT calls new customer roll; Space-Time snaps up GOFACTORY; Stratus Technologies announce smart-building software service; Samsung making $1.2 billion bet on IoT; Semios giving away the farm (soil monitor).
Jun 24, 2016—
Cypress Announces Solar-Powered BLE Beacon Kit
The sensors could be useful for indoor environment tracking for indoor use or for agricultural, smart home, or industrial automation applications. Cypress is currently taking pre-orders for the kit, for $49, and says it will begin shipping them in two to three weeks.
Sigfox, e.l.m. leblanc, Partnering to Connect Boilers for Remote Monitoring
The agreement marks a return to a feature that e.l.m. leblanc, which is owned by the Bosch Group, attempted to launch years ago. The company had planned to add cellular modems to their boilers to offer users to remotely monitor boiler performance, optimize their maintenance, and support preventative maintenance programs, but the technology proved to be too costly, according to a press release for that use case.
Currently, nearly 2,000,000 e.l.m. leblanc boilers are installed in France. Starting in September, the companies will add Sigfox radios to at least 100,000 of those boilers.
C3 IoT Announces Trio of Customers, Partners
On June 20, C3 IoT announced that the U.S. Department of State had awarded it a multi-year contract, of a value up to $25 million. Through the contract, C3 IoT will provide the State Department its machine learning-based platform and software application suite, which the department will be able to use, in collaboration with networks of sensors, to automatically monitor, analyze, and support energy management systems across more than 22,000 State Department facilities in more than 190 countries.
Thirdly, on June 23, C3 IoT announced that ENGIE, a Fortune 500 global energy company, has selected the C3 IoT platform for a three-year minimum licensing deal, as part of ENGIE's new Digital Factory initiative in order to improve its operational performance and predictive maintenance across all of its 24 business units across the world. Through this program, ENGIE will also develop IoT-based programs to offer new products and services to its residential, business and industrial. ENGIE will use the C3 IoT platform to power its IoT initiatives across its entire enterprise.
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