Rose Velazquez | Aug 23, 2022

In an age of hyper-connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the basis for a booming sector in which countless innovators provide software and hardware for everything from intelligent homes and cars to medical devices and manufacturing.

Top Internet-of-Things (IoT) Companies

  • Samsara
  • Arm
  • PTC
  • GE Digital
  • Verizon
  • Cisco
  • Telit
  • SoluLab

By 2029, forecasters have predicted, the IoT industry will reach a global market size of more than $2.4 trillion with the shift from mere connectivity to IoT-powered applications, platforms and services.

As tech pioneer Kevin Ashton so succinctly put it, “The IoT integrates the interconnectedness of human culture — ‘our things’ — with the interconnectedness of our digital information system — ‘the Internet.’”

Here are 38 IoT companies you should know.


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IoT Companies to Know

Location: Stamford, Connecticut 

From residential homes to commercial businesses, a wide range of customers depend on Spectrum’s connectivity solutions. The company delivers mobile, internet, phone and TV services. However, organizations can request more secure connections through fiber technology for Ethernet access and other added perks.


Location: Belmont, California

RingCentral is a distributor of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools for business. The company offers messaging, video and phone platforms that make it easy for teams and whole companies to communicate with one another. The cloud-based technology has been used by global brands like the Golden State Warriors, Coursera, BMW and the PGA Tour to enhance communications and remote work.


Location: Austin, Texas

AlertMedia provides mass-alert communication software. With its fully-integrated cloud-based platform, the company provides two-way communications and monitoring. Its SafeSignal app enables users to quickly alert a monitoring center in case of emergency.


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Superpedestrian develops human-powered mobility for cities employing design, robotics and mobile technology. Its scooters are equipped with Vehicle Intelligence that conducts health checks in between rides, detects and corrects unsafe riding and alerts the company to parking issues.


Location: San Francisco, California

Samsara’s sensor data solutions aim to enhance operational safety and efficiency for an array of industries. The company’s connected sensors allow businesses to more easily manage, track and monitor operations within vehicles and fleets.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Cooler Screens transforms the typically functionless facades of retail coolers into eye-grabbing IoT-enabled screens that allow brands to offer real-time promotions and harness customer data while providing retailers with out-of-stock alerts, pricing updates and more.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

CCC provides cloud, mobile, telematics, hyperscale technologies and apps for the automotive, insurance and collision repair industries. The company says its IoT solutions can be used for risk reduction and to provide data insights.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Farmer’s Fridge has a large network of smart fridges stocked with jars of fresh meals accessible in workplaces, airports, hospitals and other locations. Each fridge comes with temperature scanning that alerts a technician when the temperature is off and food won’t be dispensed if it’s not fresh. The fridges stay stocked based on an algorithm that learns customers’ food preferences to prevent waste by sticking to a supply of what people want to eat.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

SimpliSafe makes wireless/cellular home security systems that are disaster-ready, protected against power outages, operate on extra-secure networks and employ deep encryption. The company also has multiple monitoring centers.


Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Johnson Controls works to make buildings smarter. The company’s systems and digital solutions include HVAC controls featuring sensors that optimize performance and electronic access control for automated security to manage employee and visitor building entry.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

PTC provides customers with computer-aided design, product lifecycle management, IoT and augmented reality technologies. ThingWorx from PTC is an industrial IoT platform capable of extracting real-time insights from complex IoT data and improving operational safety and efficiency.


Location: Fully Remote

Hologram helps companies connect their IoT devices to cellular networks. And that’s regardless of industry — so whether a business relies on point-of-sale payment systems, heavy machinery or cargo ships, Hologram’s platform is built to maintain that connection. To get customers up and running, Hologram provides hardware, software, connectivity and support.


Location: San Ramon, California

GE Digital serves several industries, including aviation, utilities, life sciences and manufacturing. Among the company’s products and services is the Predix industrial IoT platform with functions that support the workflows of multiple GE Digital applications.


Location: San Jose, California

Cisco offers a suite of IoT products and solutions, including industrial sensors and connectivity management and automation. For example, these products can be used to increase manufacturing uptime, develop a smarter security grid and connect city infrastructure.


Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Among Verizon’s IoT solutions are fleet management software that lets customers keep track of vehicles, machines and kiosks to automate retail experiences and intelligent lighting for remote operations that make street lighting more energy and cost efficient.


Location: Tysons, Virginia

Alarm.com provides smart security systems for homes and businesses. The company’s services include home video monitoring with custom alert options and the ability to interact through an app with visitors at the front door. Businesses use Alarm.com for automatic arming that activates when a property has been left vulnerable for a certain number of hours, as well as for energy and temperature monitoring.


Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado

CSG’s software and services include IoT monetization, which helps customers earn revenue by offering connected digital services. An example is in-car internet access for navigation, entertainment and more that customers pay for through a monetization model such as a subscription.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Jiobit is a real-time location tracker that allows parents to keep tabs on their kids’ locations. Equipped with government-level encryption, the company says its device keeps data safe and also maintains a daily record of routes and location history.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Enevo provides waste and recycling services to retail, restaurant and other industries using IoT-enabled container sensors to reduce the environmental, social and financial impact of waste.


Location: Los Angeles, California

Nexleaf provides data analytics tools and lightweight sensor services to those in the global public health sector. A nonprofit company, its team of computer scientists, software engineers, public health experts and many others works extensively in low-and middle-income countries.


Location: New York, New York

Temboo relies on sensors for monitoring soil, air and water quality to capture real-time data to share with the public, with the goal of improving environmental engagement. The data can not only be used to encourage behavioral changes among community members, but also to make data-informed policy changes or apply for grants.


Location: Bellevue, Washington

Point Inside creates indoor maps and enables data-driven positioning technologies and indoor location-based services across different industries. Since its founding in 2009, the company has worked with clients in retail, airports, travel, hospitals and other sectors.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Armis eliminates security blind spots for businesses by continuously monitoring every device that’s connected to or in the vicinity of a company’s network. Services include comprehensive device and asset recovery and non-disruptive passive monitoring, among others.


Location: Houston, Texas

Flutura employs artificial intelligence to improve asset uptime and operation efficiency. Using its Cerebra Industrial AI and IoT platform, the company serves clients in the manufacturing, oil and gas and utilities industries.


Location: Santa Clara, California

MagicCube’s software provides a trusted execution environment (TEE) security platform for mobile and IoT devices. The company’s products facilitate mobile payments, connected cars and PIN on glass transactions.


IoT For the Supply Chain

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Tive improves supply chain visibility using cloud software and cellular trackers. Services include location tracking for high-value goods, chemicals condition monitoring, handling damage monitoring and port delay avoidance.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Xage uses blockchain technology to provide a security platform for industrial IoT applications. Services include automated policy enforcement, role-based access control, systemic tamperproofing, edge authentication and device lifestyle management.


Location: Los Altos, California

Avaamo provides intelligence, cybersecurity and IoT services for companies in a variety of sectors, including financial and telecommunications. Solutions include contact center innovation, supply chain management and service desk automation.


Location: Fremont, California

Sigmaways is a consulting and IT services company with expertise in big data, cloud computing, IoT, app development and automation and QA testing. Services include churn analytics and loyalty analysis.


Location: San Jose, California

Arm simplifies IoT connectivity for businesses in a range of industries — from automotive and retail to logistics and smart buildings. It does that by helping companies and organizations build IoT systems with secure connectivity across industries, applications and markets.


Location: Austin, Texas

Clearblade’s IoT platform, which lets businesses build secure enterprise cloud solutions, has been used to create smart buildings, connected job sites and connected assets within supply chains.


Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Igor’s IoT platform Nexos enables smart buildings. This building automation solution offers building owners and managers intelligent lighting controls, room occupancy sensors, automated door locks and other features.


Location: San Francisco, California

Nodle’s bluetooth-enabled, low-energy-powered network is used by companies to track and cull data from assets across the United States, including things like home appliances and air sensors. The company uses smartphones as nodes and bases that form a connective network.

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Location: Encinitas, California

SensLynx provides IoT fleet and asset tracking for a variety of industries and services that range from HVAC and construction to waste management and agriculture. It’s all done on one platform that includes software, hardware and connectivity for IoT devices and functions like ATMs, Kiosks, digital signs and wireless backup.


Location: Boston, Massachusetts

TrillBit uses existing speaker hardware to create data transfer devices by encoding a data layer onto existing sounds. Trillbit’s technology requires no new hardware, isn’t network dependent and can cross platforms.


Location: San Francisco, California

Eero replaces traditional routers with multiple access points to provide more reliable internet access. Controlled through a mobile app, it provides information on device usage, network stats, issue diagnostics and WiFi sharing.


Location: Irvine, California

Telit describes itself as “a pioneer and leading enabler of global Internet of Things (IoT).” First responders use Telit’s solutions to support communication in disaster and crisis situations, while the healthcare industry can use the company’s tools and technologies to enable real-time patient monitoring.


Location: Los Angeles, California

SoluLab provides IoT development services that can be used for a variety of applications. That includes developing video doorbells and personal assistants for smart homes, as well as establishing warehouse automation for retail companies and remote vehicle monitoring for clients in the automotive industry.

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