Evolution by Symmons

Remote Monitoring Systems for Temperature Monitoring

Evolution is the right system monitoring technology you need to prevent critical water system issues, right away.

Customer Challenge

Symmons’ desired to launch a sensor management platform to aggregate data from wireless sensors across a number of hotels nationwide. Their goal was to provide a clear view into each hotel’s water system. They needed to cost-effectively and securely connect wireless sensor data from each of the sites to a dashboard allowing for Symmons users to take and maintain control of their water system. Based on the analysis of the incoming data, individual sites are then able to measure how well their water system is performing. The ultimate challenge for Symmons was discovering how to create this system without compromising security, creating sensors that can last over a decade without changing batteries, and provide this in a turn-key solution that’s easy to install and manage.

Our Approach

Oxit reviewed Symmons’ requirements in detail and led the translation of the product vision into a tangible product. Oxit worked to accelerate user feedback, identify potential cost reductions and quality improvements as early in the process as possible. This led to Oxit recommending a comprehensive solution comprised of LoRaWAN components for reliable wireless connectivity and AWS elements for secure data consumption. Symmons recognized the value of LoRaWAN for both the extended range and battery consumption, and AWS is recognised as a dependable and secure option for cloud connectivity, data storage, and cloud architecture options. The cost-efficient solution to collect and send data comprising of custom-built LoRa Sensors, Applications on Gateways, AWS Cloud, Android, and iOS Apps.

Solution Overview

The customer selected Oxit to deliver the end-to-end secure LoRaWAN enabled program. Oxit, using AWS IoT core, provided Symmons with secure connectivity enabling the ability to create a network that interconnects deployed sensors, LoRa gateways, and the AWS cloud. Oxit developed a custom application, hosted on each of the gateways, to produce secure cellular connectivity which allowed for the secure transmission of the LoRa sensor data to AWS IoT Core. Leveraging Oxit’s experience in developing IoT products, Symmons successfully rolled out the solution quickly to geographically remote locations, over Verizon & AT&T networks. Using the AWS cloud, the customer sites were reliably and securely connected to the internet, making the architecture housing the data in the cloud scalable, flexible, and much safer from any potential vulnerabilities in internet security.

Technology & Services

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AWS

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Cellular

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The Result

With the collaborative effort of Oxit & Symmons, we were able to produce a world class product, giving Symmons the tools they need to demonstrate exceptional value in their market space. Symmons offers their hospitality management clients the unique ability to leverage data to improve their bottom line. From ensuring their guests always have hot showers and reducing the risk of negative reviews to providing insight into the structure and performance of the water system. This industry leading solution relies on LoRa enabled sensors and gateways to connect to AWS to send sensor data. The extended use of the AWS services for the collection, analytics, and presentation of the data provided the custom solution Symmons needed to continue their 80-year history of innovation.

Client Review

Oxit has brought tremendous value to our new IoT Water Management business at Symmons Industries. From the concept stage to the production, launch and now revenue stage Oxit has helped design our software / IoT Hardware platform on AWS from the ground up.”

Anthony Cipolla

Engineering Manager at Symmons

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