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October 2012 Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 9
Temperature@lert Takes Home The Gold @ The Stevie Awards
On September 18, 2012 Temperature@lert was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year - Industrial Products & Services category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards.
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 Sensor Cloud, a secure server based service employing a web interface where users can log on from any computer or smartphone to see the conditions of their crops. By using Temperature@lert’s industrial smart sensors, growers now have the ability to use technology to effectively cut water consumption by more than 50%, monitor for potential pest management issues such as fungus and guard against frost in order to maintain or improve crop yield and reduce waste. Customers can receive e-mail, SMS text message, and phone calls letting them know what is going on.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 200 nominees and their guests attended.
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 expanded 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 as a Gold Stevie Awards winner.”
More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. Temperature@lert is a Gold level winner in the Best New Product or Service - Industrial Products & Services category for their Temperature@lert Solar Cellular Device.
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 17 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba
Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze This Winter!
Winter weather is well on its way and so aren't those dropping temperatures. When you own a vacation property, it is very important to monitor your property while you are a way. There are many concerns for today's vacation home owners such as damage from frozen pipes including mold growth to flooding. Temperature@lert provides low cost options to monitor your home away from home so that you can feel at ease while you are away.
For example, Tom W. owns a vacation home and had monitoring concerns, contacted us for a solution:
When Tom started looking at ways to ensure that the pipes in his Michigan vacation home didn’t freeze over the long, dormant winter; he noticed a major problem with existing products. Whether it was internet access or a phone line, they all required a wire into the home to be able to send out an alarm.
When a winter storm rolls through and knocks out power and phone lines, the out-of-the-way, rural vacation home spots are usually the last to have services restored. Not knowing how long it would take to restore power, it became clear that the existing temperature monitoring options weren’t going to suffice.
Tom chose the Temperature@lert Cellular device
because it sends temperature readings over the AT&T/T-Mobile wireless phone networks back to the 24/7 Sensor Cloud system. Tom can log onto the Sensor Cloud website from anywhere in the world and see realtime temperature readings of what’s going on inside his second home. In addition, when the power does get knocked out, the built-in battery back-up in the Cellular device can last for weeks on a single charge. As if that weren’t enough for peace of mind; when the temperature falls below 50°F, Tom receives a text message while his neighbor receives a phone call indicating that something has happened to the heat in the house.
“I am very pleased with my purchase of the cellular temperature monitor. I looked at a number of other remote temperature monitoring systems but in my view, Temperature@lert is by far the most reliable and cost effective solution for people that require temperature monitoring of a vacation property or second residence. It’s less than half the cost of the landline I had in there (which is now disconnected!). So, I actually save money each month with Temperature@lert. The device has consistently performed well since the day it was activated. Thanks for designing such a unique monitoring device - I will remain a very loyal and happy customer.
For more information on how to properly monitor your vacation home, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or submit a quote request
Patent Approved for Advanced Cellular Monitoring & Cloud Computing
Temperature@lert announced on October 11, 2012 the approval of another patent application in support of company’s flagship product, the Cellular Edition wireless sensing system. With cost-effective, easy to install and use hardware coupled to Temperature@lert’s advanced Sensor Cloud technology, the Cellular Edition has become the standard by which all other products are measured.
US Patent 8,248,252 describes the machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies key to Temperature@lert’s cost-effective data transmission and advanced algorithms developed for the Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud. The sophisticated software design employed takes data transmitted by each Cellular Edition device, whether it is connected to one or multiple sensors, and analyzes it for high or low thresholds set by the user. Excursions above or below these levels trigger alerts in the form of an email, SMS text or voice phone message to one or more recipients, letting them know when the environments they are monitoring are being threatened by extreme heat, humidity and a host of other conditions.
Through the Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud, customers can immediate see the status of all the devices in a customer’s network and the current status of each. Users log onto secure servers where they can access the data logs from their wireless monitoring devices whether they are deployed next door protecting valuable vaccines or across the country in a remote ski lodge. The landing page displays current conditions, letting Temperature@lert’s customers know everything is running smoothly or if there is a problem and which device is sending the alert message.
“The award of this patent in our series of applications truly establishes Temperature@lert’s technology at the forefront of wireless monitoring system methods,” noted Harry Schechter, president and CEO of Temperature@lert. "From our beginning more than five years ago, we believed our advanced techniques put us at the forefront of the interface between cellular-based M2M communication and the cloud. This patent award confirms our belief and we look forward to our complementary applications being approved as well.”
Unlike traditional wireless sensor devices, the Cellular Edition employs major cellular service provider networks, so if the customer’s device is in a location that experiences a power outage or traditional communications failure (internet or land-line telephone for instance), the Cellular Edition keeps on reporting for up to four weeks thanks to powerful built-in litium-ion batteries. Advanced AC PowerSensing and HealthCheck features make sure the user is notified not only when the sensor is recording an out-of-range reading, but when the device senses AC power is interrupted, providing an advance warning of potential problems, or when the unit has not checked in due to cellular connectivity problems, for example. The advanced computing methods keep customers protected when traditional wired and wireless methods fail.
Boston MA: Meet Our Advertising Acrobat, Diane Deng @ FutureM
In less than one week, Diane Deng, Temperature@lert's Advertising Acrobat will be flying off her aerial yoga swing and attending MITX's FutureM! This event will be held in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center as well as the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA from October 23rd-26th. Diane manages Temperature@lert's social media accounts while building client and affiliate relationships. If you have an interest in marketing or just want to meet the person behind the tweets and Facebook posts, come down to FutureM or a drop a tweet @TempAlertHarry to say hello.
For more information about FutureM, please email email@example.com.
San Diego CA: Meet Our Brave Business Developer, Mark Langley @ ASRM2012
Catch Temperature@lert's Brave Business Developer, Mark Langley, at ASRM2012 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center from October 20th-24th. Temperature@lert, a leader in temperature and environment monitoring solutions, has been selected as the IVF ANGEL monitoring platform of choice and will be displayed at Steptoe Medical Devices (Booth #243) during the ASRM Meeting, October 20-24, 2012.
Stop by during the conference and see the system Installed and simplistic Web interface operating in the Astec incubators. Temperature@lert high performance WiFi and Cellular systems allow for remote wireless monitoring for all laboratory variables.
For more information about ASRM2012, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.