June 27, 3 pm, San Jose, CA – Cassia Networks, CEO, Felix Zhao will be speaking at the Sensors Expo 2018, at the IOT Ecosystem Theater, on “IOT Opportunity Case Studies.” There he will be describing a deployed industrial IoT use case involving long-range Bluetooth routers used in a predictive maintenance IoT solution.
Located at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, from June 26-28, the 2018 Sensors Expo 2018 schedule brings together attendees and expert speakers from around the world. Presentations at Sensors Expo 2018 include use cases describing the ongoing evolution of sensor manufacturers working closely with gateway and application vendors to create complete IoT solutions.
Zhao’s presentation involves a Fortune 500 industrial automation company using Cassia Network long-range Bluetooth routers as part of a complete predictive maintenance solution using vibration sensors monitoring low-voltage motors in factories worldwide.
Sensors Expo 2018 – Predictive maintenance IoT
Predictive maintenance has emerged as a common use case across many verticals in the IoT. Inasmuch as predictive maintenance essentially means detecting problems and finding operational efficiencies before problems occur, use cases are occurring in many IoT verticals including those beyond industrial IoT (IIoT), including senior care, education, smart cities and buildings and others. Moreover, Cassia Networks has active predictive maintenance use cases involving these additional verticals as well as others.
Similar to IoT-based asset tracking (aka finding stuff) IoT predictive maintenance has emerged as a fundamental aspect of the Internet of Things. Predictive maintenance spans vertical markets from condition monitoring of motors to brewery tanks to people.
Moreover, end users are largely focused on the data gleaned from predictive maintenance IoT, and not the method of connectivity. However, there are specific and significant short and long-term advantages for choosing a connectivity option, such as Wi-Fi, LoRA, Bluetooth, depending on the circumstances and environment.
Felix Zhao, CEO, Cassia Networks
A wireless technology veteran with deep experience in multiple wireless connectivity protocols, Zhao, will provide a clarity on areas where long-range Bluetooth serves well as the connectivity option to choose. Moreover, Zhao will provide direct feedback to attendees and be taking questions from the audience as part of an open give and take as part of the presentation.
Felix Zhao is the Founder and CEO of Cassia Networks, Inc. and the inventor of the world’s first Bluetooth router. For inventing the category of Bluetooth router, Cassia Networks received Engadget’s coveted “Best of CES” in 2016.
Cassia Networks builds long-range Bluetooth IoT solutions, transforming the existing IoT connectivity paradigm.
Before founding Cassia Networks, Felix was the VP & GM of APAC for Sensys Networks where he grew the revenue of Sensys APAC region 300% in two years. Prior to Sensys, Felix served as the vice president, mesh technology at Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), which acquired Felix’s company Azalea Networks in 2010. Felix founded Azalea Networks in 2005 and served as CEO, CTO and sat on the board directors. At Azalea, Felix was the lead developer of wireless mesh technology and inventor of the Azalea Wi-Fi Mesh Router. He grew the company from three to 120 employees and won the Wireless Beijing project for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Felix also initiated the first large-scale China Mobile 3G + Wi-Fi project in 2009. Before Azalea, Felix worked for Cisco Systems and Cable & Wireless IDC where he was a key contributor for developing the wireless products and solutions at those companies. Felix is also the founding partner of zPark Venture.
Attendees to Zhao’s Sensors Expo 2018 presentation should expect a lively presentation. Attendees will walk away with clear understanding of wireless protocol options in predictive maintenance, with an emphasis on the circumstances where long-range Bluetooth is an especially good solution.