Comcast has announced new business customers, ranging from Fortune 1000 enterprises to emerging start-ups, for its enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ. MachineQ is billed as a scalable IoT network service and platform that uses Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to build enterprise-grade solutions for businesses and municipal organizations. The service is deployed using the globally adopted LoRaWAN protocol.
“IoT solution providers are seeking secure, reliable and highly scalable network connectivity, device management capabilities, and new IoT microservices, like geo-location, to speed their time-to-market -- and our new customers have chosen machineQ because it can be deployed across a wide range of different enterprise use cases,” said Alex Khorram, general manager of machineQ. “We want IoT solution providers to know that we can handle their network needs, so they can focus on bringing their innovative solutions to market to the benefit of their end users.”
According to a press release, using Comcast's machineQ as their LoRaWAN-based wireless connectivity platform, the following IoT solution providers are now enabling their end users to make better-informed, data-based decisions:
Adveez– IoT hardware and software solutions provider that monitors businesses’ critical assets at airports, seaports and in cities with the goal of providing actionable data to locate and manage assets dynamically, reducing costs. Using machineQ’s LoRaWAN-based service, Adveez provides customers with a strong communications backbone to deploy asset tracking in expansive areas like cities as well as the flexibility to manage small, more contained tracking applications in commercial storage yards.
CareBand – Wearables manufacturer dedicated to reducing injuries to seniors due to dementia-related wandering by providing real-time, precise location tracking. CareBand provides location tracking both indoors and outdoors, and automated analysis of activity patterns to help caregivers identify early changes in condition. With machineQ’s network, the company is now capable of delivering this vital information across wide geographies and in dense urban environments.
Neptune– Software and hardware provider to the water industry, serving more than 4,000 utilities across North America. Neptune’s new, LoRa-enabled L900 series of water endpoints provides a wide range of capabilities for water meter reading and sensor applications that demand low-power consumption and long-range connectivity. By leveraging machineQ’s LoRaWAN-based network, Neptune is equipped with a connectivity solution to help water utilities boost efficiencies and accelerate sustainability efforts at the best possible total cost of ownership.
Pansofik– Developer of cost-effective, digital solutions to help SMBs and building owners integrate IoT and data analytics within their organizations. Leveraging its cost-effective and easy-to-deploy sensors, the machineQ platform and LoRaWAN networking technology, the company has created a suite of environmental and energy monitoring solutions that delivers enterprise-level security, service, and availability at a price point previously unattainable using existing systems.
Victor – A world leader in rodent control and a trusted brand name since 1898. Victor, a Woodstream Corporation brand, revolutionized the rodent control market over 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor Mouse Trap. Using LoRaWAN-based sensor technology operating on the machineQ network, the household name is enabling a new generation of capabilities and cost-effective pest control solutions that can be deployed across enterprises and within cities.
“We see our collaboration with machineQ as a key strategic initiative for the Victor brand of pest control products,” asserts Tom Daly, senior director of strategic technology at Woodstream Corporation. “By joining this cutting-edge platform, we’ll be able to leverage our industry-leading portfolio of products to a larger audience and continue pioneering the marketplace with innovative, cost-effective solutions for pest control.”
In addition to these customers who develop solutions for asset tracking, geo-location, water infrastructure, facilities management and pest control, machineQ is providing LoRaWAN-based wireless connectivity for solution providers that serve a wide range of industries, including agriculture, energy, retail, smart cities, and more. Comcast first announced machineQ in 2016 as trials in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago, and in 2017 began rolling out the LoRa-based service to businesses and municipalities in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
For more information, visit www.machineQ.com.