Good morning IoT !
Momenta Ventures is pleased to announce an investment in SST Wireless, a leading provider of wireless, industrial-hardened, condition-monitoring sensors. Based in British Columbia, Canada, SST’s sensors are used to increase worker safety, reduce downtime, extend machinery service life, and help conserve resources such as water and energy.
For over a decade, SST has provided reliable wireless sensor technologies that are used in some of the most extreme industrial environments. Led by CEO and Industry Veteran, Christopher Chong, the company has three main product lines: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for both on the road (trucks and buses), and off the road (heavy machinery) assets; High Temperature Sensors capable of handling up to 200 C / 392 F (currently being used for safety and efficiency for forestry as well as overheating of equipment) and Vibration Sensor s with built-in intelligence to allow equipment users to make real-time decisions on equipment maintenance including motors, pumps, compressors, and drive shafts.
The investment will be used to develop and commercialize a new line of LoRa-based industrial sensors; making real-time, industrial-grade condition monitoring and analytics available to all industrial customers. By combining SST’s strong sensing technology with the power of the LoRa’s Low Power, Wide Area (LPWAN) wireless communications, these products are industrial-ready, simple to set up, and can operate anywhere; bringing the power of digitization to all customers. SST’s services include utilizing the data from these sensors in aggregated form to better serve customers with predictive maintenance and other analytic tool sets.
According to Ken Forster, Momenta Ventures’ Executive Director: “SST is bringing key building blocks for what we call ‘Digital Industry’, the digitization of energy, manufacturing, smart spaces and transportation / logistics. We believe that LPWAN communications such as that provided by LoRa and LoRaWAN is a key enabler. We’re pleased to fund the marriage of both in SST’s next offering.
According to SST CEO Christopher Chong: “We are very excited to join Momenta Ventures as a portfolio company and look forward to leveraging their unique focus and expertise in Industrial IoT and LoRa / LoRaWAN based initiatives. We are already benefiting from our relationship with Momenta’s subject matter experts to execute on our growth strategies.”