Across a handful of U.S. cities, Comcast’s internet-of-things platform, machineQ, a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN), is helping companies track carts around golf courses, monitor irrigation at vineyards and measure the amount of water used by mining operations.
The Philly-based comms giant, which launched machineQ in 2017, released the names of five companies currently using the technology, in what it calls “a sampling of the growing list of customers leveraging machineQ’s network and platform.”
Here’s the most recent slate of machineQ users:
- Waltham, Mass.-based FAIRWAYiQ: Makers of a monitoring and management platform for golf courses and other organizations.
- Bensalem, Pa.-based H2O Degree: Makers of wireless utility sub-metering products for multi-family and commercial facilities.
- San Diego, Calif.-based SecoSys: Providers of water-metering services for mining operations, campuses and utilities.
- Hingham, Mass.-based SteamIQ: Offers facilities managers data on steam trap performance.
- Temecula, Calif.-based Vinduino: Makers of a software platform for remotely-operated irrigation systems for wine makers.
In April, as part of its annual corporate responsibility push, Comcast deployed sensors around key spots at Southwest Philly’s Bartram’s Garden in an effort to equip groundskeepers with live data on soil moisture, temperature and other data points.-30-