Cellular connectivity key to monitoring indoor and outdoor air quality, environment factors in highly regulated industries.
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.
Kenta Yasukawa, cofounder and CTO of Soracom, said:
“Emerging solutions like advanced IoT monitoring and control systems are critical in helping us all meet the demand for healthier, safer workspaces.”
“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.”