By Mike Thomas  |  October 26, 2018

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.

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 23 IoT companies you should know.

 

Car collision repair
CCC Information services

CCC Information Services

IoT for the Automotive Industry 

Industry: Automotive, Insurance, Software

Location: Austin, Texas

What it does: CCC provides cloud, mobile, telematics, hyperscale technologies and apps for the automotive, insurance and collision repair industries. Using its CCC ONE™platform, the company connects more than 350 insurance companies, 24,000-plus repair facilities, hundreds of parts suppliers and much more.

 

Home Security
Simplisafe

SimpliSafe

Home Security IoT

Industry: Security

Location: Boston

What it does: 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 six monitoring centers.

 

Rogue Wave Software
Rogue Wave Software

Rogue Wave Software

Embeddable IoT

Industry: Healthcare, Finance, Entertainment

Location: Louisville, Colo.

What it does: Rogue Wave's services include API management, web and mobile and embeddable analytics. Its platforms, tools, components and support are used in a variety of sectors, including financial services, technology, healthcare, government, entertainment and manufacturing.

 

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel
Superpedestrian

Superpedestrian

Building the IoT-Enabled Bicycle

Industry: Robotics, Transportation, Hardware

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

What it does: Superpedestrian develops human-powered mobility for cities employing design, robotics and mobile technology. Specialists in “human-enhancing technologies,” the company’s widely compatible Copenhagen Wheel senses a bike rider’s motions and greatly boosts pedal power.

Dumpster
enevo

Enevo

IoT-Powered Waste Management

Industry: Food, Retail, Cleantech

Location: Boston

What it does: 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.

 

Data Center
10th magnitude

10th Magnitude

DevOps & Data Management IoT 

Industry: Healthcare, Travel, Cloud

Location: Chicago

What it does: With expertise in data and DevOps, 10th Magnitude uses Microsoft Azure to provide companies with cloud-based solutions in customer communications, operations and more. Services include data center transformation, site reliability engineering, application modernization and data intelligence.

 

Farmer's Fridge
Farmer's fridge

Farmer’s Fridge

Smart Fridge IoT

Industry: Food 

Location: Chicago

What it does: Farmer’s Fridge has a large network of easily accessible smart fridges that offer handcrafted, “chef-curated” food in jars that are packed with quality ingredients. Bonus: any food that’s unpurchased is donated to charity.

 

Digital monetization
csg

CSG

Bringing IoT to Telecommunications

Industry: Wireless, Finance, Software

Location: Greenwood Village, Colo.

What it does: CSG provides BSS software and services for companies in the telecommunications industry that include BSS and revenue management, customer experience and digital monetization solutions. All products are built on public and private cloud platforms.

 

Clean energy
inspire

Inspire

Smart Energy IoT

Industry: Cleantech

Location: Culver City, Calif.

What it does: Inspire provides cleaner and more efficient power to consumers. The company offers a “smart energy” subscription that offers customers 100% renewable energy as well as energy management services.

 

Nexleaf analytics
Nexleaf analytics

Nexleaf Analytics

IoT in the Nonprofit Sector

Industry: Government, Industrial, Big Data

Location: Los Angeles

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

 

Cloud services
temboo

Temboo

IoT Software Stack

Industry: Software

Location: New York 

What it does: Temboo’s software enables all types of engineers to build and run Internet-enabled automated systems and lets consumers connect hardware to cloud services. The company’s code has been used in a wide array of applications, including oil and energy, industrial, entertainment and life sciences.

 

Smart homes
wink

Wink

IoT For the Home

Industry: Hardware, Smart Homes

Location: New York

What it does: Wink’s app enables users to control lights, power and security systems in their homes. Users are also able to more precisely monitor energy use.

 

 

 

AlertMedia
Alertmedia

AlertMedia

IoT-Powered Safety Monitoring

Industry: Telecommunications, Healthcare

Location: Austin, Texas

What it does: 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.

 

Indoor maps
point inside

Point Inside

IoT That Creates Indoor Maps

Industry: Retail, Healthcare

Location: Bellevue, Wash.

What it does: 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.

 

Cyber security
armis

Armis

IoT Security For Businesses

Industry: Security

Location: Palo Alto, Calif.

What it does: 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.

 

Atomiton
Atomiton

Atomiton

IoT to Help Machines Play Nice

Industry: Energy, Agriculture, Software

Location: Sunnyvale, Calif.

What it does: Atomiton’s industrial software stack enables a disparate variety of machines and devices to securely interconnect and interact. The company works in a variety of disparate sectors, including oil & gas, agriculture, smart cities and manufacturing.

 

Artificial intelligence
flutura

Flutura

Industrial IoT

Industry: Artificial Intelligence, Industrial, Energy

Location: Houston, Texas

What it does: Flutura employs artificial intelligence to improve asset uptime and operation efficiency. Using its Industrial IoT Cerebram AI platform, the company serves clients OEM and manufacturing, oil & gas and utilities.

 

Edge intelligence
foghorn systems

FogHorn Systems

Edge-to-Cloud IIoT

Industry: Industrial, Robotics, Software 

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

What it does: FogHorn’s software platform provides edge intelligence for industrial and commercial applications. Clients in a range of industries include manufacturing, mining, power and water, healthcare and renewable energy. The company recently announced it was teaming with Google to create edge-to-cloud IIoT

 

Mobile payments
magiccube

MagicCube

Trusted IoT Execution Platform

Industry: Finance, Automotive

Location: Sunnyvale, Calif.

What it does: MagicCubes’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.

 

Supply chain visibility
tive

Tive

IoT For the Supply Chain

Industry: Software

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

What it does: 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, port delay avoidance and more.

 

Energy
xage security

Xage Security

IoT Blockchain Technology

Industry: Energy, Blockchain, Transportation

Location: Palo Alto, Calif.

What it does: 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.

 

Avaamo
Avaamo

Avaamo

IoT Services For a Variety of Sectors

Industry: Insurance, Finance, Healthcare

Location: Los Altos, Calif.

What it does: 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.

 

Big data
sigmaways

Sigmaways

IoT Consulting

Industry: Finance, Wireless, Gaming

Location: Fremont, Calif.

What it does: 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.

 

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