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.