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Rigado, Kontakt.io Partnership Combines Sensor and Location Analytics with Secure Edge-as-a-Service Infrastructure

March 27, 2019

[PORTLAND, Oregon, March 27, 2019] — A partnership between Rigado and Kontakt.io is bringing intelligent analytics to the secure and extensible edge infrastructure that will make buildings smarter and businesses more effective. The partnership adds the Kontakt.io Simon AI — a location and sensor analytics software suite for safety and efficiency applications in operational environments — to Rigado Cascade IoT Gateways, which offer an integrated solution for edge connectivity, computing and security.

The result is a scalable business solution that dramatically reduces the complexity and cost associated with collecting insights necessary to optimize and improve asset management, logistics and operations.

“This partnership addresses the key challenges of commercial IoT by combining a robust, ready-to-deploy intelligence platform with secure and scalable edge infrastructure,” said Kevin Tate, Chief Revenue Officer at Rigado. “The Kontakt.io Simon AI is an impressive complement to our secure edge infrastructure, and it allows companies to immediately translate data from Rigado into the insights that apply to their business.”

The Cascade IoT Gateway reduces the complexity, cost and risk of commercial IoT through a simple subscription service that delivers key wireless connectivity, an edge computing platform and managed security updates. The gateways run multiple, containerized edge applications, allowing operations teams to reduce the cost and complexity associated with deployment and management of commercial IoT.

The Simon AI platform provides businesses with end-to-end human resource and asset visibility solutions in a ready-to-run package. From factory and warehouse operations teams, to finance and human-resource managers, users in a variety of markets and functions will benefit from the combination.

“The value of Simon AI relies on being able to receive rich, real-time data from the smart environment,” said Philipp von Gilsa, CEO at Kontakt.io. “The Rigado Cascade solution provides a secure, scalable and cost-effective way to receive that critical data, no matter the scale.”

By adding Simon AI to the Cascade IoT Gateway, Rigado and Kontakt.io are offering a valuable solution that can be deployed quickly, managed easily, and supports a wide range of smart building and logistics applications. Further, the system can be easily, and quickly scaled to meet future demand.

Both companies will showcase the combined solution at the Kontakt.io booth at Hannover Messe from April 1 to April 5. The booth is located at Hall 5, Stand F49.

About Rigado

Founded in 2010, Rigado’s edge solutions power more than 300 global customers and 5 million connected devices across Commercial IoT solutions such as Asset Tracking, Smart Lighting, and Sensing and Monitoring in markets like Smart Workplaces, and Connected Retail and Logistics. Rigado is headquartered in Portland Oregon with offices in London, UK and Shenzhen, China. Rigado can be reached at www.rigado.com.

About Kontakt.io

Kontakt.io is the industry leader in indoor environmental, location, and occupancy services using Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® LE). Kontakt.io provides solutions to thousands of end-users, delivered via 500+ partners using 3+ million IoT devices in the field. Solutions from Kontakt.io cover more than one billion sq feet and they continue to be a pioneer in the field, with a focus on Smart Buildings in Healthcare and Corporate Real Estate Spaces.

Kontakt.io’s mission is to deliver human-building interfaces that provide people with delightful, useful, and safe indoor experiences to help make buildings work for people. They want to define a new building DNA that is human-centric and build technologies that help transform buildings into indoor spaces that are useful for people in their daily journey to accomplish their goals, working or being cared for in a safe & sustainable indoor environment.

For media queries, please contact:

Aneta Ciurkot

Director, Product Marketing
aneta@kontakt.io
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