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TT Electronics wins IoT Social Impact Award
- March 2, 2022
- Steve Rogerson
TT Electronics has won the IoT Social Impact Award, organised by Quectel Wireless, FloLive and the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
The award recognises IoT projects that combine not only innovation but also demonstrate significant social benefit. Open to all from solo developers and start-ups to large enterprises, the award assessed IoT projects in public health, human rights, marine and wildlife conservation, environmental and corporate sustainability, education, clean and sustainable energy, hunger and food insecurity, social and economic development, and improving accessibility.
Selected from a shortlist via a public vote, TT Electronics’ work to address fuel poverty with IoT service provider ZapCarbon via its Healthy Homes Sensor has been chosen as the award winner. This aims to address the more than three million homes in the UK that live in fuel poverty by providing the sensors that provide real-time feedback on temperature and humidity conditions within the home.
With 10,000 Healthy Home Sensors deployed in social housing residences in London, the battery-operated sensor alerts residents and social housing associations or landlords to risks, and the data are analysed for unusual patterns.
In addition to providing the sensors, ZapCarbon supports end users with insight and expertise needed to lead behaviour change in managing humidity for health and reducing carbon impact. The IoT technology provides the data and, coupled with the knowledge and service provided by the company, real change and positive social impact are delivered.
“It has been rewarding and informative to participate in the IoT Social Impact Award,” said Alexander Bufalino, CMO of Quectel. “We’ve seen a huge variety of projects across all geographies, industries and sectors that truly demonstrate the scope of IoT and its value as an enabler of benefits to society. The winner, TT Electronics, has been chosen by a public vote with voters no doubt recognising the impact the ZapCarbon deployment has had on residents at properties where the Healthy Home Sensors were deployed. It’s great to see a deployment that delivers measurable benefits and improves the living standards of tens of thousands of people. Many congratulations to TT Electronics.”
As the winner of the award, TT Electronics will receive 500 SIM cards with 1Gbyte per SIM card a year from FloLive and a free subscription to its FloNet platform. In addition, The IMC will provide the winner with full coverage across all its marketing platforms reaching over 53,000 IoT professionals.
The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector, with more than 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers, designers and apps developers that buy IoT products as members.
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