Exosite and Harmony Enterprises IOT Technology Powers Waste Management at 2014 French Open

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Harmony Enterprises Inc. has spent decades building a great reputation in the waste compacting industry and is now the world leader in the design and manufacture of solid waste equipment.

Exosite worked closely with Harmony to add advanced wireless monitoring capabilities to their SP20 SmartPack® compactors, routing operational sensor data over cellular networks to Exosite’s software platform where the data is captured, analyzed, and processed.

Harmony’s SP20 SmartPack® units have made their way into national fast food chains, major shopping malls and airports, schools, hotels and were used to manage waste collection at this years 2014 French Open.

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Through any web browser or smart phone, sensor data from a stand-alone compactor or an entire wireless network of compactors could be viewed on a simple web interface to inform site managers of their status. Automated notification options were configured to send email or text message alerts when the compactors were near capacity, full or required maintenance.

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Along with being automatically notified when the wireless compactors needed to be emptied, site managers had access to historical data that was being captured, processed and analyzed on Exosite’s software platform. That data allowed them to optimize the placement of the compactors by being able to identify what specific areas experienced heavy traffic and required more frequent service.

With 256 athletes competing and nearly a half million spectators, having a way to automate the pickup of waste removal created and overall cleaner environment, which in turn created an overall better experience for the fans and players.

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Edge node sensors, bluetooth low energy, wireless cellular gateways and more!

At this year’s Sensors Expo, Exosite decided to shake things up a bit. As we know, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a business strategy that carries incredible potential for any company providing a product or service. However, there are many components that must be integrated (e.g., edge node sensors, wireless gateways, transport layers, application software) in order to develop a complete IoT solution. In order to display how these components can work together, we teamed up with our ecosystem partners like Texas Instruments, Verizon Wireless, Anaren, ClearConnex, and California Eastern Laboratories to set up live demonstrations on the show floor.

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The Anaren booth featured their new AIR B-Smart BoosterPack with Emmoco’s software solution that collected and sent data via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) across the show floor to Verizon’s new Machine Connect 4G low-cost, semi-rugged gateway. The gateway aggregated and pushed the data over Verizon’s cellular network to Exosite’s software platform, where it was displayed and controlled in real-time.

Exosite also broadcasted the World Cup match between the US and Germany on our 52″ LCD. This not only netted a great crowd around our booth, but also led to great introductions and conversations!

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Exosite works with a growing number of ecosystem partners to truly enable IoT solutions. The ability to connect partner products and services to Exosite’s software platform removes the barriers to market entry, helps customers build and deploy IoT solutions faster, and ensures those solutions generate revenue from the start.

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DevOps talk at Velocity Conference this week


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Dan is giving his “Car Alarms and Smoke Detectors” talk  at the Velocity Conference this week.

http://velocityconf.com/velocity2014/public/schedule/detail/35081

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Car Alarms and Smoke Detectors for DevOps Monitoring

When car alarms go off, no one ever looks. It almost never means that a car is being stolen.

On the other hand, when a smoke alarm goes off, everyone responds.

Our very own DevOps Specialist Dan Slimmon recently presented at Monitorama PDX 2014 about how we can make our alerting systems more like smoke alarms and less like car alarms.

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Exosite named to CIO Review Big Data 100

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We are pleased to announce that Exosite was named to CIO Review Big Data 100, a listing of 100 most promising big data companies.

Over a span of several months, CIO Review’s editorial research team analyzed over a 2000 companies focused on big data and shortlisted companies that are at the forefront of tackling Big Data challenges.

The Top 100 Big Data companies were profiled in the May issue of the CIO Review magazine (http://www.cioreview.com/BigData-2014/) with an in-depth perspective about the company’s product offerings, strengths and unique proposition to customers worldwide.

Exosite’s write up and snippets from interview with CEO Hans Rempel shown below.

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EXOSITE™ Selected to Become a Member of Texas Instruments Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem

EXOSITE™ is pleased to announce that we have become a member of Texas Instruments cloud ecosystem. The TI IoT cloud ecosystem was established to help manufacturers using TI technology to easily and rapidly connect more products to the growing Internet of Things (IoT).

More information on TI’s cloud ecosystem can be found here.

Exosite has application code written for numerous TI LaunchPads to provide a quick way to start communicating data to cloud where it can be stored, processed, visualized and acted upon from anywhere in the world. Exosite gives developers all the tools they need to be able to turn a flood of raw data into actionable intelligence to drive true business value.

Texas Instruments recently released the Connected LaunchPad Evaluation Kit which uses the Tiva™ C Series TM4C1294 microcontroller and ships with Exosite application code already flashed onto the chip! Take a look at the video below for an overview of the Connected LaunchPad.

We feel honored to be selected to become part of Texas Instruments ecosystem and look forward to growing our relationship to help companies turn their IoT dreams into reality.

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MAKE interview at SXSW 2014


MAKE interviewed our own Brian Ziarnick at SXSW 2014 about the new Texas Instruments Connected LaunchPad.

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Exosite and Texas Instruments Make Building Connected Products Easier than Ever with TI’s New Connected Launchpad!

It’s no secret that the Internet of Things (IOT) is starting to catch the eyes of some of the biggest tech players in the game.  With some experts estimating there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Texas Instruments (TI) has shown they’re serious about the M2M (machine-to-machine) space by choosing Exosite as their cloud solutions partner.  Together, Texas Instruments and Exosite have brought you the foundational elements for building connected products. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, you can use our IOT building blocks to create your connected product vision quickly.

Building a connected product doesn’t have to be difficult. On March 6th, Texas Instruments launches their new Tiva™ C Series TM4C129x Connected Launchpad.  Out of the box TI’s new Connected Launchpad comes with scalable cloud technologies from Exosite which makes opening a gateway to the cloud – and designing for the Internet of Things – easier than ever before.  Be one of the first to receive the new Tiva™ C Series TM4C129x Connected Launchpad!  Click here to register to receive an email alert with instructions on how to purchase the kit once it’s released!

Texas Instruments’ proven track record for innovation partnered with Exosite’s seasoned veterans in the IOT space is sure to push the industry to new heights.  We’ve given you the building blocks to create connected products, the only question that remains is – What will you connect?

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Don’t miss Exosite’s live webinar on “Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker!” February 27th

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Technical experts from Exosite, Texas Instruments, and Avnet will provide a brief overview of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud technology – what it is; how it’s transforming electronic design; and how the technology is evolving. They’ll then move on to tackle the two important questions: Why should you care about IoT cloud technology, and how should it impact your product development and marketing strategy.

The new Tiva™ C Series TM4C129x Connected LaunchPad from Texas Instruments (TI) and scalable IoT Platform technologies from Exosite make opening a gateway to the cloud – and designing for the Internet of Things – easier than ever before. This webinar will explore how to maximize the functionality and profitability of your application by designing with the industry’s first MCU to integrate the ARM® Cortex™-M4 core with an Ethernet MAC+PHY, along with highly customizable, Web-based, visual analytic tools from Exosite. This webinar will also demonstrate how this exciting new technology allows you to accelerate development of differentiated solutions with broad market appeal across an array of target markets using Exosite’s Micro Vertical Engine approach. Watch a short clip here to learn more.

This webinar will be tailored to designers interested in exploring how IoT Platform technology can be leveraged to create differentiated (and profitable) product solutions – while, at the same time, reducing development time and expenses and quickly bringing your devices online without the hassle of writing complex code or calling in expert programmers.

Event attendees will be eligible to purchase the new Connected LaunchPad before its public release. The first 50 attendees to purchase the EVM will also receive a FREE copy of Code Composer Studio.

Don’t miss it!  Register for the webinar by clicking here and if you want to read the full press release you can do so here.

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Exosite Powers Texas Instruments Smart Home Exhibit at CES

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For over 40 years, the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas has served as one of the world’s largest gatherings for innovators to showcase the latest breakthrough technologies.

At this year’s event, Exosite collaborated with Texas Instruments to wire up a complete connected living environment for exhibitors to experience first-hand. Using a smart phone or tablet, exhibitors could walk around the room, or layback on a comfortable couch and take complete control of the home. The desired atmosphere could be set by dimming the lights up or down, with the option of turning on a fireplace, and with a connected thermostat, the overall room temperature could be adjusted, all at your fingertips. Not to mention, the security system was integrated as well and would notify you if windows were left opened after the alarm was set or if a breach had occurred.

Energy consumption data was gathered off each device and was sent to Exosite’s cloud data platform to run calculations on usage and rates. On the very same smart phone or tablet used to control the home, the user had a dashboard display that showed how much energy each appliance was consuming in real-time and the total daily amount, along with the monthly electricity cost.

Part of the Exosite team that was at the show is shown below at the TI booth exhibit:

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In a world where everyone and everything is becoming connected, we see no reason why our homes should be any different. And with the help of Exosite’s cloud technologies, manufactures can build more products for the growing Internet of Things to make this a reality. To learn about the behind the scenes technologies used to power the demos, please visit: http://www.ti.com/ww/en/ces-2014/innovation.html for additional information.

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