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  • Thank You For Your Support And Votes


    Thanks for all your support and votes because Temperature@lert is now officially vying for one of 12 grants from Chase and LivingSocial’s Mission: Small Business campaign. There are at least seventy-one local Boston businesses competing for this nationwide opportunity. Businesses must receive a minimum of 250 votes to have their application considered by Chase and LivingSocial’s panelists for one of the grants.

    “We have worked diligently for two weeks trying to get enough votes by the June 30th deadline. We are grateful our community of friends, family, and ‘TempAlerters’  assisted us. The whole Temperature@lert team is greatly appreciative for all their support,” Harry Schechter, CEO and President of Temperature@lert, said. “When we surpassed 250 votes and hit above 350 votes, this demonstrated that our message to save water has significantly impacted our community. We are hopeful to receive a grant for Project PHYL so that we can continue with this project.”


    Currently, Temperature@lert has produced USB, WIFI, CELL, and SOLAR CELL devices. The company was  recently recognized as the 2012 winner of MITX (Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange) Innovation Award for Best Bootstrapped Start-Up. The SOLAR CELL device won an award for Best "Doing Good" Innovation and is currently an American Business Award Stevie Finalist for Best New Industrial Product in 2012 as well. The SOLAR CELL has flourished in the agricultural industry. The success of this product has caused  there to be a demand in the market for a version made for small scale farms and gardens.

    “Drawing on our previous experience in software and hardware from our SOLAR CELL device, we have created a product project entitled ‘PHYL’,” says Schechter. “PHYL is a cost-effective, compact solar-powered cellular device created for said users. In order to have PHYL be more user-friendly and relatable, our prototype has a green-leaf mounting-frame surrounding a solar cellular edition that is 50% smaller than its industrial parent edition, SOLAR CELL. However, similar to our SOLAR CELL device, PHYL will be able to monitor soil moisture and temperature so that the user can conserve water and have the most optimal conditions for growth.”

    Although Temperature@lert will not find out until September if we are an official grant recipient, we already know how we would use the funds for Project PHYL. “We would like to develop wireless versions of our plug-and-play smart sensors, new wireless smart sensor capabilities, and a separate Sensor Cloud platform aimed towards promoting crop/plant growth in addition to perfecting our prototype. We would also like to create an online community where users would be able to discuss growing tips and request new sensor features,” stated Schechter. “Our unit can save enough water in a year for up to 9,000 people. This assumes a 200 acre farm, 6.21 gal water/cu ft on farm per year, 50% water reduction, and 50 gallons per day of water use per person.”

    When agriculturalists are unsure of how to effectively water their plants or crop, Temperature@lert is there offering solutions. Temperature@lert is working full-time whether you are in the office, field, lab, or someplace else. It works whether you are awake or asleep because Temperature@lert strives to be the most innovative monitoring system for their users. Their culture dictates them to work at 110% for all users and proactively aid those in their community in the most effective way possible.


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  • Temperature@lert Moved To The Leather District!


    Temperature@lert has relocated their corporate office!  The new location is quadruple the size of our current office space. The additional space will be used to accommodate expanded staff and operational needs. Temperature@lert, first made the move to Boston, Mass. in August 2010 for additional office space and for the availability of quality employees. The company, a recent double winner of 2012 MITX Innovation Awards, continues to grow as it develops new products and solutions for temperature and environmental monitoring in industries spanning from IT/Server Rooms to Agriculturalists.


    The new office, in the Leather District, was selected because the Innovation District does not have as much vacant office space and rents have increased considerably in the area. Temperature@lert selected, the Leather District, because we needed more room for expansion and the rents in the area are more reasonable. The savings in rent will be used for increased product development. The Leather District has become a popular place of work for many start-ups. Temperature@lert joins Yesware, Tracelytics and Abroad 101 in the Leather District.  The new address is:
     
    Temperature@lert
    108 Lincoln Street, BA
    Boston, MA 02111

    “We are excited to have to move to larger office space as it shows that there is a demand and need for our products”, said Harry Schechter, CEO and President of Temperature@lert. “The Leather District provides us with the additional space we need and we also like the idea of being with other start-ups, it makes for a more stimulating environment. Our business has continued to grow steadily, with continued interest for our products to monitor server room temperatures and new interest from the bio-pharmaceutical industry, for monitoring vaccines and drug temperatures and the commercial refrigeration industry, where we have seen schools use our products to monitor the refrigeration in school cafeterias. Our products help both of these industries meet government regulations for environmental and temperature monitoring. We have also introduced a new line of products to service the agriculture industry. Our company continues to support expanded operations and the additional space of our new office will help us keep up with our increasing customer demand.”



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  • Temperature@lert Is Named A MITX Winner Of The 2012 Innovation Awards

    Temperature@lert has been selected as a winner in the category of Best Bootstrapped Start-Up and Best “Doing Good” Innovation at the 2012 MITX Innovation Awards. Temperature@lert was one of two organizations that won two awards this year.

    Temperautre@lert, whose mission is to provide low-cost, high performance temperature monitoring, won these awards based on it’s Solar Cellular Edition product. Temperature@lert’s TM-CELL500 solar powered, cellular sensing and alerting system combines Temperature@lert’s latest generation cellular engine with a host of agricultural related sensors and control devices. By using Temperature@lert’s industrial smart sensors, agriculturalists now have the ability to use technology to effectively monitor and ensure proper crop growth. If an action is taken, such as turning on sprinklers to prevent frost from damaging crops, for example, customers will receive e-mail, SMS text message and phone calls letting them know what is going on.


    Approximately 100% farmers over-water their crops and plants.  The vast majority (90%) of water use by farmers in the United States is for irrigation. The combination of these two percentages illustrate significant water waste, run off and wasted dollars. The agricultural industry is a major player for ground and surface water usage, which accounts for about 80% of the water consumption in the United States. Therefore, a solar cellular environmental monitoring device saves water and therefore, also saves fuel and dollars. By discovering the correct amount of water to use, a farmer can not only cut costs and spending but he/she can alleviate over-watering and stop straining the water system.

    Existing environmental monitoring systems with such capabilities cost upwards of at least $10,000. However there are more affordable and cost-effective solutions, such as Temperature@lert’s Solar Cellular Edition. This product provides similar functionality at a fraction of the cost and can be installed in minutes. Their unit can save enough water in a year for up to 9,000 people. This assumes a 200 acre farm, 6.21 gal water/cu ft on farm per year, 50% water reduction and 50 gallons per day of water use per person.

    The annual MITX Innovation Awards program is the largest awards competition of its kind, celebrating the innovations powering the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play. The MITX Award winners were announced in 13 general categories, “Best of Show for Innovative Business,” the PwC Promise Award and People’s Choice Awards for Class President & Vice President for the model class of 2011, at a sold out ceremony held on June 12 at the Westin Copley Place.

    “Temperature@lert is honored to recognized and receive two awards for its Solar Cellular Edition. As a start-up with the aid of vendors we have been able to manufacture the product and expand distribution faster to this industry,” said Temperature@lert’s President and CEO, Harry Schechter. “We are very excited to be working within this industry to help growers with their crops and saving water one of our nation’s valuable resources.”  

    “The Innovation Awards offer an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate the incredible achievements of New England’s innovation economy. The ingenuity and focus possessed by this year’s winners is truly inspiring,” said MITX President Debi Kleiman. “MITX is very proud to host this program and showcase some of the best work that our community is producing right now.”

    Judges for the MITX Innovation Awards included over 100 industry professionals representing various disciplines including CEOs, marketers, technologists, strategists, investors, designers and business professionals.

    The 2012 MITX Innovation Awards couldn’t happen without the help of these amazing sponsors. Platinum Sponsors: PwC, TripAdvisor. Event Sponsors: the Atom Group, Cassidy Turley FHO, DLA Piper. Media Sponsor: BostInno. Creative Partners: massAV, Metropolis Creative.



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  • Temperature@lert Selected As A 2012 MITX Innovation Awards Finalist



    Temperautre@lert's Solar Cellular Edition has been selected as a finalist in the Doing Good and Best Bootstrapped Start-Up categories for the MITX Innovation Awards. Held annually by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, the MITX Innovation Awards celebrate the innovations powering the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play.

    "The 2012 finalists represent some of the best innovators in the region, these forward-thinking companies are developing unique, new solutions to problems that are game changing," said MITX President Debi Kleiman. "We were so impressed  by this group during a very competitive year, it was amazing to see the range and depth of new things being created here, and we're very proud to honor their great achievements."

    Temperature@lert’s TM-CELL500 solar powered, cellular sensing and alerting system combines Temperature@lert’s latest generation cellular engine with a host of agricultural related sensors and control devices. The heart of the system is the Cellular Sensor Cloud, a secure server based service employing a web interface where users can log on from any computer to see the conditions of their crops. By using Temperature@lert’s industrial smart sensors, agriculturalists  now have the ability to use technology to effectively monitor and ensure proper crop growth. If an action is taken, such as turning on sprinklers to prevent frost from damaging crops for example, customers will receive e-mail, SMS text message and phone calls letting them know what is going on.

    Harry Schechter, President and CEO of Temperature@lert. “Historically, our Cellular Edition has found its way into the agricultural markets through our traditional channels. We have expand deeper and faster as a bootstrapped startup with the aid of vendors in this historically underserved market. And we’re very excited about the opportunity to help save our country’s valuable fresh water resources.”

    Temperature@lert will be recognized with the other finalists in the categories of Doing Good and Best Bootstrapped Startup at the ceremony traditionally attended by over 350 of the region’s top interactive marketing and technology professionals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony in the Westin Copley Place on Tuesday, June 12 at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.mitxawards.org/innovation.






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