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BTI and PixelMechanics Make Cookies with IoT Connectivity and Analytics

By Ken Briodagh March 13, 2019

Behr Technologies Inc. (BTI), a worldwide licensee of the MIOTY LPWAN solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, recently announced a partnership with PixelMechanics, a digital agency in Nuremberg that specializes in IIoT lifecycle management and visualization. The partnership reportedly aims to improve production efficiency and quality control at manufacturing facilities with robust, scalable, and cost-effective environmental sensor networks.

The partnership’s first pilot project is Witte Spezialitaten, a manufacturer of Nuremberg traditional gingerbread and German bakery specialties. Strict monitoring of the cold chain is critical in food manufacturing to maintain high quality products and reduce waste. To improve quality assurance, Witte Spezialitaten installed MIOTY-enabled sensors in its storage facilities and retail locations that measure temperature and humidity. The data is transmitted every 75 seconds to the PixelMechanics IoT Platform where smart algortithms turn the data into actionable insights on a management dashboard. Witte Spezialitaten is alerted in real-time if any values deviate from the optimal temperature or humidity range to reduce the impact to their baked goods.

“The combination of the PixelMechanics IoT platform and MIOTY LPWAN technology will unleash the power of sensor networks and big data for manufacturers,” says Albert Behr, CEO, BTI. “We’re solving two major pieces of the puzzle, reliable access to invaluable data and translation of that data into meaningful insights that will not only improve operational efficiency, but also enable innovation and intelligent decision making.”

In addition to improving production optimization and quality control, MIOTY and the PixelMechanics IoT Platform, will help to enable manufacturers to:

  1. Improve Worker Safety & Productivity: Measure workplace conditions like air quality, heat, humidity, radiation and noise and immediately notify managers and employees of potential dangers or health risks such as dehydration or exposure to chemicals.
  2. Enhance Regulation and Compliance: Ensure regulatory compliance and maintain quality assurance with real-time environmental monitoring, analysis and control.
  3. Energy Management and Occupancy Comfort: Monitor indoor air quality, temperature and humidity in various spaces and micro-zones among commercial buildings and industrial campuses. Leverage sensor data for decentralized and granular control of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to optimize energy consumption and occupancy comfort.

“Actionable information is paramount to understanding product quality, performance and customers, under a myriad of operating conditions,” says Michael Rohrmueller, CEO, PixelMechanics. “However, to access this key data you need robust and reliable connectivity. With MIOTY by BTI we can now provide manufacturers an end-to-end predictive and value-driven IoT ecosystem.”


The IoT Evolution Expo, and collocated events, IoT Evolution Health, LPWAN Expo, The Smart City Event, and IIoT Conference, will take place Jan. 29 to Feb 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Visit IoTEvolutionExpo.com to register now.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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