Cellular connectivity key to monitoring indoor and outdoor air quality, environment factors in highly regulated industries
SEATTLE & BOSTON – August 24, 2021 – Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced that Charge Analytics has selected Soracom to provide mission-critical cellular IoT connectivity to remote monitoring and control systems deployed in highly regulated industrial settings such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and chemical production. These systems transmit real-time indoor and outdoor industrial plant data such as air quality, pressure, temperature, air flow, humidity and other metrics to secure cloud platforms for data logging and remote access, analysis, and technical support.
Reliable IoT connectivity is especially important to Charge Analytics because the locations its customers monitor may often be in remote areas. Even in locations such as factories or power plants that may offer some Wi-Fi coverage, establishing connectivity and staying connected to those networks isn’t always possible, and can create potential security risks.
Charge Analytics selected Soracom to provide reliable cellular connectivity that simplifies sending data to the cloud, no matter where monitoring is required. Another top priority for Charge Analytics is to maintain minimal upfront hardware costs and subscription fees while offering robust systems that are easy to install and operate. Simplicity is paramount and allows customers to quickly achieve both cost and time savings while improving safety and enhancing operational efficiencies.
In addition to offering multicarrier plans priced specifically for low data volumes, Soracom also provided the ability for SIM cards to “hibernate” between testing and deployment, creating significant cost savings.
“Continuous air quality monitoring is a mission-critical concern in many highly regulated industries, and reliable connectivity is necessary,” said Gerry Kaelin, Charge Analytics’ director of business development. “It enables important plant data to be available remotely, from the convenience of any device, anywhere.”
“Soracom worked closely with us to identify the connectivity features that best serve our needs and were key to us launching and scaling quickly,” said Ed Cline, Charge Analytics’ founder and technical director. “Their technical support has been exceptional.”
The ability for Charge Analytics to help customers deliver real-time expert technical assistance from any global location via Soracom connectivity provides an essential advantage, helping to ensure compliance with environmental standards and maximize overall plant efficiencies. These hazardous environments are also subject to strict regulations, with potential implications for compensation claims, lawsuits, and regulatory action if air quality standards are not maintained.
“Emerging solutions like advanced IoT monitoring and control systems are critical in helping us all meet the demand for healthier, safer workspaces,” said Kenta Yasukawa, cofounder and CTO of Soracom. “It’s our mission to serve IoT innovators like Charge Analytics by delivering highly capable connectivity and expert support so they can take full control of their networks, connect easily to their cloud of choice, and scale deployments from hundreds of devices to millions.”
For more information on Soracom IoT connectivity services visit: https://www.soracom.io/products/iot-sim/
Soracom is leading the democratization of IoT connectivity, offering robust solutions specifically designed to make it easy to build, operate, and scale IoT deployments. Founded in 2015, Soracom now serves more than 20,000 startups, SMBs and global enterprises across all industries, from agriculture, energy, construction and transportation to consumer electronics, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare. Customers trust Soracom for affordable, reliable connectivity that accelerates speed to market, makes it easy to connect to the cloud, and offers access to a worldwide partner ecosystem. More information is available at www.soracom.io.
About Charge Analytics
Charge Analytics is a world leader in IoT Solutions providing cost-effective and reliable turn-key platforms which integrate smart cloud-connected diagnostic controllers, gateways and battery-powered sensor nodes. This innovative IoT technology delivers a proven system designed for a broad range of industrial applications. Serving a global customer base and thousands of installations, Charge Analytics designs robust end-to-end solutions that are easy to install and operate. For more information, go to www.charge-analytics.com.
Kimberly T. Kennedy
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