Mar 9, 2020
There are billions of IoT devices that need to be monitored, managed and secured. And that job falls to professional IT staff or IoTMSP’s. Connecting a few home-type devices with minor interference can be done with WiFi. But, when you start scaling to hundreds of IoT devices in smart buildings, smart cities or industrial IoT, you need to look to solutions like LoraWAN or LPWAN.
In this episode, IoT Playbook interviews Albert Behr from BehrTech. BehrTech is the creator of MYTHINGS, which uses LPWAN or Low-Powered WAN to connect hundreds of IoT devices through an LPWAN gateway. Click the link below to get the IoT Playbook for connecting low-powered IoT devices over long distances with lots of interference.
After spending over thirty years in the tech industry, Albert Behr is highly qualified when it comes to judging new technology. And whether it pertains to the enterprise level or the consumer space, IoT devices, platforms, and managed services account for the largest market tech has ever seen. In the latest episode of IoT Playbook, Albert Behr of BehrTech joins us to talk about the process of networking thousands of IoT devices. BehrTech is the creator of MYTHINGS, which uses LPWAN or Low-Powered WAN to connect hundreds of IoT devices through an LPWAN gateway.
Any time there is a transition from analog to digital, the market experiences explosive growth. That is where we are currently at with IoT and it is the reason Albert Behr decided to build a business around IoT over any other type of emerging opportunities in the tech space. BehrTech has been in business for two years now and Albert and his team have finally sealed the certifications so they can go after the wireless IoT devices market. The wireless IoT market is critical to artificial intelligence and machine learning, so it is an enormous market that remained completely unserved until BehrTech entered the arena.
One area where these types of IoT devices are being utilized is the commercial real estate space. BehrTech has pioneered a moisture sensing system for one of downtown Toronto’s most well-known towers, because the building was constructed in the seventies, making water leaks inevitable. The building management has to keep a team on-call to respond to these sporadic leaks, but BehrTech’s IoT technology places sensors on every floor to detect moisture before any leaks form that are visible to the human eye. They are cheap, battery-operated, and durable, creating an opportunity for BehrTech to install thousands of them throughout the building and manage them moving forward. To learn about some of the other IoT opportunities BehrTech is pursuing, listen to the latest episode of IoT Playbook.
Albert Behr is an innovator and leader focused on technology commercialization. Born in Winnipeg, Behr has been in the technology industry for more than three decades. His experience spans high-level marketing, operational, and financing roles across leading technology companies and startups around the globe.
While based in the U.S. and Asia, Behr held executive leadership roles with technology giants such as AT&T, Fujitsu, and Symantec. While in Canada, he served as chief strategy officer for BorderWare Technologies, COO of NRG Group, and senior VP for Platform Computing.
For the past 20 years, Behr has been at the helm of the technology commercialization consultancy he founded, advising more than 1,100 tech companies.