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GTRI Builds Solution to Share IoT Data Between Disparate Communities; First Project Connects Scientists and Honey Bee Hobbyists

July 19, 2016 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), an award-winning IT consulting services firm, today announced a new IoT solution that enables disparate communities to share data from any Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The first project from this solution is a crowdsourcing platform that connects scientists and honey bee hobbyists.

The crowdsourcing platform for helping to save the world’s honey bee population was created as part of the recent Cisco DevNet Hackathon that took place at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, NV. GTRI was one of a dozen teams tasked with developing ideas that would use IoT technology to help with the global issues resulting from the declining honey bee population. Hackers had the option to work with Cisco technologies and application programming interfaces (APIs) including Cisco Zeus, Meraki, Tropo, Shipped, Spark, Data61, CSIRO and Relayr. Up against IoT experienced hackers, GTRI’s solution won second place.

Using Zeus to monitor virtual machine data, Tropo to trigger notifications, and Spark for group communication, GTRI built a crowdsourcing platform featuring:

  • Centralized data gathering, modeling and trend analysis
  • Proactive global monitoring and alerting
  • Real-time web and mobile interfaces

“Participating in the DevNet Hackathon was notable because we were competing against teams of IoT experts and we developed a winning solution using our knowledge of Cisco IoT and cloud technologies,” said Greg Byles, CEO, GTRI. “While the crowdsourcing platform we created was related to saving the honey bees, it can be easily converted to gather, track, analyze, alert and share any type of IoT data. In fact, we’ve received interest from an international company on further developing the solution.”

About GTRI

GTRI provides industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients derive real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in both networking and data center technologies, we support clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, private and cloud architectures, implementation and IT operations. Learn more at www.gtri.com.

GTRI is a registered trademark of Global Technology Resources, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Row 4 Communications
Jennifer Roane, 720-940-9077
jenroane@row4communications.com

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