Ample Organics Inc and Braingrid Corporation Enter into Strategic Partnership

Toronto, ON – May 17, 2017: Ample Organics Inc., the most widely adopted enterprise seed-to-sale cannabis platform in Canada and Braingrid Corporation, a provider of affordable, scalable, and rapidly deployable sensor platforms for precision agriculture, today announced a strategic partnership to enhance Ample Organics’ customer offering. This solution will combine Braingrid’s wireless sensing and data collection expertise with Ample Organics’ enterprise software platform to create an unprecedented offering for medical cannabis growers.

“We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Ample Organics,” said Michael Kadonoff, CEO of Braingrid. “Ample Organics is the leader in seed-to-sale software for Canada’s licensed medical cannabis producers. By integrating Braingrid’s wireless sensing capabilities, they are greatly enhancing their product offering for their customers.”

Together Braingrid and Ample Organics are innovating with big data and analytics to address a challenge facing many licensed medical cannabis producers: reducing crop risk and operating costs while simultaneously increasing yields. Braingrid’s wireless sensing system will capture environmental data (such as temperature, relative humidity, CO2, O2, and atmospheric pressure), generate alarms and notifications as well as communicate data to Ample Organics’ software. Ample Organics’ solution integrates this data with production data to offer its customers unique grow analytics for optimized crop yields.

John X. Prentice, CEO of Ample Organics, commented: “By integrating the capabilities of Braingrid’s proprietary sensor platform, Ample Organics will deliver embedded environmental analytics to the Canadian cannabis industry. This is our first step towards deploying machine learning to drive harvest analytics and forecasting.”

The first pilot of Braingrid and Ample Organics’ co-innovated platform will take place at Hemisphere Pharmaceuticals beginning May 2017. Hemisphere is a state-of-the-art ACMPR production facility located in Brantford, Ontario.

About Ample Organics

Ample Organics is the most widely adopted seed-to-sale software solution among Canada’s licensed medical cannabis producers, designed specifically for compliance with ACMPR.

About Braingrid

Braingrid provides an affordable, scalable, and rapidly deployable sensor platform. Our fully integrated wireless solution empowers experts, managers, and executives with real-time data that enables valuable insights, increasing revenue while reducing costs and risks.

For further information, contact:

Ample Organics Inc.

Amy Prentice
Tel: (866) 691-8407
Email: amy.prentice@ampleorganics.com

To learn more, visit: ampleorganics.com

Braingrid Corporation

Michael Kadonoff, CEO
Tel: (416) 508-4708
Email: michael@braingrid.io

To learn more, visit: braingrid.io

 

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Braingrid Unveils Sentroller: Presenting at the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) at Dubai World Trade Centre

Toronto, Ontario – Dec.1, 2015:  Braingrid Corporation has unveiled its “Sentroller” – a wireless internet gateway and software platform designed to enable solar energy system providers the opportunity to offer an economical monitoring service for any smaller scale and/or remote photovoltaic (PV) power station.

The Sentroller internet gateway connects to the system inverter before transmitting data collected over Braingrid’s proprietary 900MHz wireless system. The software platform then processes the data collected from multiple data loggers at multiple locations, enabling stakeholders to manage each power station remotely.

The Sentroller solar energy monitoring platform, including independent internet gateway and reporting software, is available for as low as $4.00 (CDN) per month, per system.

This announcement follows other recent Braingrid news highlighting the Sentroller’s one year, field proven anniversary in Fort Erie, Ontario.

 

Internet of Things World Forum 2015, Dubai:

Led by CEO and founder Michael Kadonoff, the Braingrid team will be presenting the Sentroller by appointment at the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF). Hosted by Cisco Systems, the invitation exclusive event will be held in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre on December 6-8.

About Braingrid

Braingrid Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced digital communication devices and software systems that enable the monitoring and management of of “things” as they relate to the “Internet of Things (IoT).”  Braingrid is energy reform simplified. (www.braingrid.org)

 

Braingrid Announces Completion of Pilot Program: Celebrates One-Year Field Proven Sentroller Technology

Nov 25 2015 – Braingrid Corporation is pleased to announce the successful completion of its one year pilot program, field proving the capabilities of its revolutionary Sentroller solar energy monitoring technology.

Committed to energy reform and in response to market demand, in 2012 the progressive technology company developed the Sentroller before testing it in the field at five remote, 10kW residential solar power generation plants (“Micro-FITs”) spread out over a 5km radius within the township of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

Upon completion of the pilot program, despite harsh conditions the Sentroller successfully and uninterruptedly transmitted energy production and other vital system data collected from the remote solar energy plants for one full year, without falter.

The Company also reports that since the “to field pilot program” was launched in August, 2014, several other Sentroller devises across the Brampton/Mississauga regions have been installed on similar power applications, of which have also been operating seamlessly.

Braingrid CEO and founder Michael Kadonoff comments “We’re pleased to have reached this one year milestone which proves our technical and business convictions about our end-to-end solution… We’re driving the monitoring costs down and ease of deployment up such that a system or fund size is irrelevant when considering real-time monitoring.” Kadonoff continues “When offering clients ten times the features to systems that were once deemed unmonitorable, while reducing other customer’s current conventional monitoring costs by up to 90%, we are delivering true energy reform to the solar sector.”

 About Sentroller

The Sentroller is a long range, low power, communications gateway that’s coupled to Braingrid’s private wireless network and software platform.  It’s specifically designed to collect and deliver critical and relevant system metrics in real-time to asset owners and operators. Armed with derived insights, relevant alarms and actionable facts in addition to raw data, asset and project stakeholders can affect reduced maintenance costs, better yields or efficiency while bolstering ROI.

The Sentroller’s first major application enables residential solar energy systems providers the ability to monitor all of their distributed generation power systems, no matter what their size is and/or where they are located. Simply put, the revolutionary technology delivers the most reliable, cost effective and fully featured means to collect and relay wireless data.

The monitoring platform, including independent internet gateway and reporting software, is available for as low as $4.00 (CDN) per month, per residential system.

About Braingrid

Braingrid Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced digital communication devices and software systems that simplify the management of “things” as they relate to the “Internet of Things (IoT).” (www.braingrid.org)

 

 

Internet of Things Inc. & BrainGrid Corporation to Launch IoT Joint Venture

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – December 15, 2015) – Internet of Things Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ITT) (“ITT” or the “Company”) an IoT technology accelerator and industry acquisition company and BrainGrid Corporation (“BrainGrid”) a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced digital communication devices and software systems that enable the Internet of Things, have entered into a joint venture agreement. The joint venture company,BrainGrid Solutions Ltd. (“BrainGrid Solutions” or the “JV Company”) will market, sell and distribute BrainGrid’s flagship product, the ‘Sentroller’ and related BrainGrid IoT technology applications.

BrainGrid Solutions effectively enables clients a way to manage system devices by reducing costs, saving time, increasing reliability, scalability and overall system performance through advanced wireless monitoring and control. Initial markets include China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, while the JV Company continues to evaluate, negotiate and develop other international markets across a wide array of applications and verticals.

BrainGrid Solutions is owned equally by both parties and shall have a license to use BrainGrid’s current and future developed intellectual property, including without limitation, API’s, source code, data (derived from customers of BrainGrid Solutions), data analytics, patents and trademarks. The JV Company is also the exclusive partner/distributor for any current and future products, applications and services utilizing BrainGrid’s intellectual property in markets such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong as well as any other markets that the parties may agree upon.

Internet of Things Inc. is acquiring a minority equity position in BrainGrid for $500,000 as an initial investment with an option to increase its interest over the next 6 months. ITT has agreed to issue 15.5 million warrants to BrainGrid as it directs, with each warrant exercisable into a common share at an exercise price of $0.05 per share of Internet of Things Inc. for a period of 60 months. Any common shares issued pursuant to the exercise of the warrants shall be subject to resale restrictions during the first 24 months, with 5% of the shares being available for resale on a monthly basis following expiration of the four month hold period.

In addition, ITT will be issuing 900,000 warrants to an arm’s length party as a finder’s fee, each warrant exercisable into a common share at an exercise price of $0.05 per share for a period of 60 months. Any shares issued pursuant to the exercise of these warrants will be subject to the same resale restrictions as govern the warrants issued to Braingrid.

The completion of the transaction with BrainGrid remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

“As a pioneering Canadian technology company, BrainGrid has created a valuable platform and network of smart grid connected solutions,” commented Michael Frank, President & CEO of ITT. “BrainGrid’s premiere product, the Sentroller, is the first of its generation and has been field tested and validated to be a long range, low power, cost effective device that enables traditionally inaccessible data to be connected from remote Things, wirelessly.”

Before founding BrainGrid, its CEO, Michael Kadonoff, trained as an electrical engineer (B.Eng. from McMaster University) and worked at General Electric Grid IQ (formerly GE Multilin) as a professional band hardware designer on the premier design team for automation and control products. Surrounded and forged by the GE principles of excellence like Six Sigma and design for manufacturability (DfM), Mr. Kadonoff and his team of industry experts deliver robust, unprecedented and technologically advanced products. “We are excited to partner with Internet of Things Inc. to help take us to the next level and aggressively ramp up production, marketing and sales efforts,” commented Mr. Kadonoff.

Product Showcase

The BrainGrid Sentroller and its encompassing software and database solutions, easily enables anyone to remotely monitor and manage systems and in-field equipment previously deemed as unmonitorable. The ‘Sentroller’ is designed from the ground up to use any of the industry’s sensors, communication protocols and connection schemes to integrate into your Things, seamlessly. A ‘Sentroller’ installs in minutes, with untrained personnel on live equipment and automatically connects to the BrainGrid network, which means a ‘Sentroller’ never becomes obsolete and the systems it’s connected to are infinitely upgradeable. The collected or sensed real-time data is transmitted over BrainGrid’s long range radio frequency (RF) network and is securely processed via fail-safe, redundant, independent servers and software systems which are delivered to customers using a novel, easy to use interface dashboard. The proprietary, patented technology can be applied to any vertical necessitating long range, low power, cost effective ways to transmit data machine to machine. It is versatile, robust and can be applied to a number of system applications with maximum reliability and minimal effort. BrainGrid has already started to fill numerous orders for the product within the residential solar industry in Canada.

Cisco has invited BrainGrid to showcase the ‘Sentroller’ its first fully commercialized IoT enabling device, at the new Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre Toronto which is scheduled to open in January 2016. This centre is the first of its kind in North America, has been built to inspire and showcase IoE innovation and development.

Cisco estimates global IoE opportunities to be worth $19-trillion by 2022, including US$400 billion to the Canadian private sector over the next decade. For the public sector, these opportunities could produce US$95 billion in cost savings, new revenues, and employee productivity enhancements over the same period. This state-of-the-art development centre will bring together customers, partners, start-ups, accelerators, governments, universities and researchers to foster local and global innovation, with the Toronto Innovation Centre aiming to lead the transformation.

About BrainGrid Corporation

BrainGrid Corporation (www.braingrid.org) is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced digital communication devices and software systems that simplify the management of Things as they relate to the “Internet of Things (IoT).” They are committed to enabling clients to effectively monitor and manage system devices while reducing costs, saving time and increasing reliability, scalability and overall system performance.

As a pioneering Canadian technology company, BrainGrid offers Renewable Energy Power Producers, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) companies and the Energy Retrofit/Auditing industry Energy Management Solutions (EMS), with 10x the features/benefits compared to the market incumbents. BrainGrid has created a valuable technology platform and a wide ecosystem of smart grid connected solutions that continues to expand quickly. By positioning the company at the forefront of IoT solutions, BrainGrid is poised to accelerate its core vision of energy reform. BrainGrid is “Energy Reform, Simplified.”

About Internet of Things Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ITT)

Internet of Things Inc. (www.iotintl.com) is an IoT technology accelerator and industry acquisition company. ITT is focused on accelerating IoT-based technology companies, and the development and implementation of disruptive IoT-based solutions. Internet of Things Inc. will partner with companies across a wide range of industries to leverage the power of IoT. The Company maintains offices in Toronto, Canada and Kolkata, India.