STARKVILLE, Miss. — Camgian Microsystems Corporation and Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering have collaborated to prototype a new Internet of Things (IoT) energy intelligence system for the facility management market through the engineering school’s senior design program.

Effectively capturing and processing usage data from large buildings can provide facility managers with a powerful tool for reducing expenses in their operations. However, cost effective collection, communication, and analytical processing of this data across large, distributed facilities is a significant challenge. To address this need, four Vanderbilt civil engineering seniors have prototyped a novel IoT energy intelligence system that correlates sensor data related to occupancy patterns and environmental conditions, which can support optimization of building controls.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Vanderbilt’s senior design program on this project,” says Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems. “The IoT market is a key strategic initiative for Camgian and we appreciate Vanderbilt’s support of our product development efforts in this space. Camgian will utilize the prototype and research from this project to better understand the needs of customers for the development of an edge computing device to be released in October of this year.”

Engineering senior design courses provide Vanderbilt students with experience working on real-world projects that involve design constraints, budgets, reviews and deadlines. The Camgian-sponsored team was able to learn about the principles of design, professionalism, entrepreneurship and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property. The final senior design presentations will be held on April 21, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall.

About Camgian Microsystems

Named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies, Camgian Microsystems is a leading provider of advanced sensing technologies and solutions for the Internet of Things market. Camgian’s latest innovation, its Quantus™ sensor fusion engine, supports the deployment of intelligent mobile sensing solutions that enable organizations to more effectively manage remote industrial assets and improve operational efficiency.

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