Swift Sensors Aims To ‘Consumerize’ The Industrial IoT

Swift Sensors imagines itself the Apple of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Swift Sensors imagines itself the Apple of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

"Our solution is built around the Apple model. It's easy to install, easy to consume," said CEO Sam CeCe during a phone interview.

The company, which launched Thursday, is very aware of the trend towards the consumerization of the IIoT, an effort to make enterprise-grade products as easy to use as those targeted at consumers.

The Swift Sensors team has already been trialing its suite of sensors and cloud-based dashboard with companies such as Kraft and McDonald's. The sensors, which connect to a bridge, are capable of measuring things like vibration, temperature and humidity. 

The system really is based on the plug-and-play model. CeCe says that professional installation isn't necessary, noting that anyone can install a system and have it up and running in a matter of hours. 

A scalable solution, Swift's suite is aimed at a range of operations, from the large industrial food manufacturing plant, which might deploy dozens of sensors, to mom-and-pop pizza shop, which might need just one to monitor their refrigeration unit.

The sensors transmit relevant data via either Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or RF to a Swift Sensors Bridge, a small appliance that connects the sensors to the secure Swift Sensors Cloud using Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and/or cellular communication.

The Swift Sensors Cloud Wireless Sensor System is available immediately. Individual sensor and bridge appliance pricing start at $59 and $149, respectively, with a low $3 per sensor monthly cloud subscription fee for access to the Swift Sensors Dashboard.

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