BT works with SMEs to develop Internet of Things solutions of the future
Invisible Systems from Cumbria have been named as joint winners of our latest Infinity Lab competition.
The competition is aimed at discovering business transformation solutions in the Internet of Things.
There were entries from almost 100 SMEs from the UK and overseas, with several themes emerging around the potential application of future IoT based technologies.
Invisible Systems’ technology features a range of low power wireless intelligent sensors and a cloud based real-time online monitoring solution. The technology is aimed at helping businesses save money and achieve regulatory compliance.
We are interested in these technologies as a potential IoT based solution for buildings which currently lack a building management system (BMS). This is typically used to
control and monitor equipment such as ventilation, lighting and power as well as fire and security systems. Such critical factors need to be continuously monitored in a data centre environment, for example, which is a potential application of Invisible Systems’ technology.
Pete Thompson, Managing Director, Invisible Systems, said: “We feel very privileged and proud to be a winner of the BT Infinity Lab competition. The benefits to Invisible Systems are numerous, from mentoring to development of innovative new products, increased business and job creation. We’re really looking forward to the journey of working with BT – a real win/win opportunity!”
Chris Sims, MD marketing and IoT at BT said: "We were amazed by the quality of entries and the fact that we have chosen two winners, offering very different sets of
products, shows the breadth and standard of the finalists. IoT enables us to deepen our relationships with our customers, working with a host of innovative partners. The BT Infinity Lab competition has highlighted a range of companies who we can work with going forward through our ventures businesses in particular.”