Comcast IoT service accelerates

June 26, 2018
Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, has added several customers spanning a range of ...
Natural foods outfit taps Comcast Biz Ethernet
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Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, has added several customers spanning a range of industries and use cases, including asset tracking, utility and water metering, facilities management, and agriculture. MachineQ is a scalable business-to-business IoT platform that uses Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to offer enterprise solutions for businesses and municipal organizations. The service is deployed using the LoRaWAN protocol.

"There is clearly demand for connecting people and equipment assets across large, open environments like golf courses, sports venues, universities, municipalities and resorts using a more reliable and less costly network than cell-based networks," said David Vanslette, CEO, FAIRWAYiQ. "The value of FAIRWAYiQ's golf course management solution is being demonstrated across private golf courses like Sharon Heights in Silicon Valley, public courses like Potomac Shores, multi-course operators and the PGA TOUR. With machineQ's ability to deliver localized connectivity and cloud-based network and device on-boarding and monitoring software, we can scale our business to meet the needs of our customers in a very short period of time."

Some of machineQ's new customers include:

  • FAIRWAYiQ (Asset Tracking)
  • H2O Degree (Utility Metering)
  • Seco Sys (Water Metering)
  • SteamIQ (Facilities Management)
  • Vinduino (Agriculture)

"We're helping break down barriers to entry for B2B-focused IoT solution providers because our cloud-based, scalable and secure IoT hardware and software solutions have the ability to extract device data from hard to reach locations with low power requirements - that traditional wireless connectivity options can't offer," said Alex Khorram, general manager of machineQ. "These qualities are opening up a whole new world of use cases and vertical industries for our customers, leading to new market opportunities and helping them to quickly scale their business to meet their customers' demands."

In other Comcast Business news, Hansen Properties - the home of Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center and Blue Bell Country Club - is using Comcast Business Ethernet, phone and entertainment services.

Hansen Properties is a private, family-owned company with two adjacent landmark destinations in Blue Bell, PA - Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center and Blue Bell Country Club - which together comprise one of the largest hospitality centers in the region. The facilities are located on 210 acres with more than 220,000 square feet of indoor space and significant outdoor amenities including an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

"We require a reliable network that can handle the demand for Internet access from all of our guests without issue. Our transition to Comcast Business was smooth due to excellent team assistance and customer service which allowed us to move from 12 wireless access points to 58 points across the two locations to provide that quality experience our patrons expect," said Stephen Ferraguti, director of IT, Hansen Properties.

Comcast Business is providing Hansen Properties' various facilities with 1 Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI), 50 Mbps Business Class Internet, PRI Trunks, entertainment services through the Comcast hospitality solution, and an Ethernet Private Line (EPL).

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