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SigSense Builds Devices to Bring the Internet of Things to Field Service Technicians

Matt Ball on October 16, 2013 - in Maintenance

Many of the companies building the manifold devices of the internet of things are squarely targeting the consumer, but SigSense Technologies believes your cable repairman deserves a little IoT love as well. The hardware and software startup is building connected sensors for field-service technicians in an attempt to end the network isolation of their specialized tools.

The advanced spectrometers, gas leak meters and thermal imagers they use to perform their jobs remain largely unconnected. Typically technicians record instrument readings on paper or manually enter them into a computer. If they’re lucky, the device will have an SD card, which can be used to transfer data over to PC later on.

SigSense hopes to solve the problem by building general-purpose instruments called Senzrs that can connected wirelessly to a smartphone and then to the network.

Read more in GigaOm

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