Industrial IoT World 2019 to Showcase WISER’s Locator System

Industrial IoT World 2019 to Showcase WISER’s Locator System

Raleigh, NC, October 14, 2019 — Later this month WISER Systems, Inc. will exhibit its real-time location solution live at Industrial IoT World in Atlanta, GA.

Industrial IoT World is organized to help businesses explore and adopt game-changing technologies. Co-located with both the Smart Cities and IoT Security Summits, this event will gather industry leaders in manufacturing technology, process automation, edge computing, artificial intelligence, networking protocols, 5G, and many other areas.

“This is the kind of event where companies like ours can really shine,” said WISER CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout. “The WISER Locator works for many different industries—not just one or two specific use cases. The flexibility of our technology, combined with its resilience in heavy industry conditions, lets us drive value anywhere organizations need to identify, locate, and track valuable assets.”

Although WISER’s tracking and location system operates accurately in nearly any environment, it’s especially well-suited to industrial applications. The WISER Locator provides real-time location data even without a line-of-sight between devices. It can track tagged assets precisely in reflective, cluttered, or occluded settings where GPS is unusable and legacy RTLS is inaccurate.

WISER’s end customers use this system in many unique ways. Customers tag and track critical assets in aerospace, automotive, yard management, energy, and other industrial enterprises.

Industrial IoT World will take place from October 31 to November 01 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. WISER will exhibit its Locator system at booth #705.

Contact: Stephen Taylor, WISER Systems, Inc.; stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com.

Manufacturing Technology Event Series to Feature WISER Systems

Manufacturing Technology Event Series to Feature WISER Systems

Raleigh, NC, September 05, 2019 — Later this month WISER Systems, Inc. will exhibit its real-time location solution live at WESTEC 2019, “a Manufacturing Technology Series Event.”

WESTEC is one of four regional events in the Manufacturing Technology Series. WESTEC 2019 will feature many live demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies, equipment, and manufacturing processes. The event gathers experts in automation, robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, and other related industries.

“Although this will be our first time attending WESTEC, it’s a perfect place to showcase our micro-location system,” said WISER CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout. “This show is largely about hands-on time with new products and technologies—especially ones that solve problems for manufacturers. We’ll be showing a system that fits in a backpack but can deliver invaluable location data in manufacturing, yard management, energy, and other industrial settings.”

WISER saves time and money by autonomously locating and tracking critical assets. WISER’s leading ultra-wideband (UWB) Locator solution operates without line-of-sight, even in complex, reflective indoor settings like factories. This micro-location system features best-in-class precision, scalability, cost, and ease-of-use, making it particularly well-suited for manufacturing applications.

WISER’s customers use this system to address a wide range of problems. Some of WISER’s earliest customers include manufacturers in the automotive, heavy machinery, and consumer goods industries.

WESTEC 2019 will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center from September 24-26. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers—now known as SME—produces this event.

Contact: Stephen Taylor, WISER Systems, Inc.; stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com.

WISER Moves to New HQ to Accommodate Company Growth

WISER Moves to New HQ to Accommodate Company Growth

Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2019 — This week WISER Systems, Inc. moved into its own new headquarters in downtown Raleigh, NC. This new location will accommodate WISER’s growing team and set the groundwork for additional growth in the coming months.

With its new offices less than a mile from the North Carolina State Capitol, WISER’s base of operations has not moved far. The larger space will, however, allow WISER to sustain more long term growth, including expansions in staff, lab and test space, and in the scope of customer projects.

“This is an exciting step for us, especially since we’ve outgrown two different office suites since launching our first product two years ago,” WISER CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout said. “This is a big step for us, and we’re so excited to have a dedicated building. It’s great to know we’ll be in one place for a while where we can continue to expand as a company.”

Earlier this year WISER joined entrepreneur Scott Wingo’s Triangle Tweeners list—a list of tech companies that a) are headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park corridor, and b) have reached requisite milestones in sales or employee numbers to advance the company beyond the startup stage.

Since then WISER has also grown significantly in terms of customer sales and retention. WISER’s customer base grew by more than 50% just in the first two quarters of 2019. Customers include 10% of the Fortune 100 companies. WISER’s customer retention is also extremely high, with nearly 50% of customers returning for additional services and products.

“We can always do more to meet market needs, enhance our Locator system, and be a better company,” said Rideout. “But moving to a new location in many ways reminds us that we have big goals for WISER—and that we’re on our way to reaching them.”

WISER Systems saves time and money by locating and tracking critical assets in real time. Powered by ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, WISER’s real-time location system (RTLS) allows customers to locate tagged assets with submeter accuracy—and often within a few inches. Early adopters include world leaders in aerospace, automotive manufacturing, retail, shipping and packaging, and the U.S. Military.

Contact: Stephen Taylor, WISER Systems, Inc.; stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com.

NASA Names WISER Finalist, Top 10 in Global iTech Competition

NASA Names WISER Finalist, Top 10 in Global iTech Competition

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 29, 2019) — WISER Systems, Inc., a developer of innovative ultra-wideband wireless mesh location and asset tracking systems, has been chosen by NASA as a top 10 finalist in the Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) iTech competition announced this week. Having already advanced past the competition’s first global round to the semifinals last week, WISER is the only North Carolina-based technology company to reach the final round in the space agency’s competition designed to recognize innovative technologies and products that could potentially be used in future manned missions to Mars and the moon.

WISER’s ultra-wideband (UWB) mesh locator technology delivers real-time asset visibility by displaying inches-accurate asset locations and movement histories in even the most challenging locations without the need for permanent infrastructure. WISER’s wireless localization system autonomously locates and tracks critical assets in any environment, and its lightweight components make the system ideal for space applications. WISER’s iTech submission focused on how the technology could be employed across on-earth and on-craft space exploration use cases.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen by NASA as a finalist and honored to be recognized among these leading space-age innovators,” said WISER CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout. “Though we’ve been working in aerospace settings since we launched our first product, this competition has allowed us to explore some dynamic new applications for our technology. It’s exciting to look at how NASA could utilize our work.”

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Joining nine other competition finalists who were specifically selected for their potential to assist with future manned missions to Mars and the moon, WISER will present live to space industry leaders at the 2019 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum, which will take place July 10–11 in Pasadena, California. NASA judges will then choose three winners in the competition’s final round.

The finalists represent many different industries and technologies across the United States and Europe, including cutting-edge innovators in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and wearable technology.

According to NASA’s website, the iTech competition represents the STMD’s focus on innovative ideas that address challenges and will fill gaps in five critical areas identified by NASA as having a potential impact on future exploration. These five areas are: medical breakthroughs, high-performance computing, autonomy, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. iTech also invited competitors with “x-factor innovations” for “unspecified future challenges.”

“NASA iTech provides the opportunity for companies to engage with NASA center chief technologists, investors, and industry leaders so they can continue to make an impact on Earth and in space,” Program Executive Kira Blackwell said in NASA’s official announcement of the finalists. “These interactions between NASA, industry, and entrepreneurs are valuable for the entire community.”

The NASA iTech announcement marks WISER’s second placement in a major technology competition in the past year. WISER recently secured Phase I, II, and III prizes, advancing to the top 12 nationally in the U.S. Army’s inaugural xTechSearch competition, which concluded in March of 2019.

About WISER Systems, Inc.
WISER Systems’ innovative ultra-wideband (UWB) mesh network asset location systems employ Redundant Radio Localization & Tracking (RRLT) technology to deliver precision (sub-meter or inch-level) coordinate-based positioning data within a defined perimeter in real time to a computer or handheld device. WISER’s RRLT mesh network is accurate even in cluttered, metallic, noisy, or active manufacturing environments where conventional tracking technologies perform poorly. The systems auto-calibrate, are lightweight, portable, and can be deployed in minutes, indoors or out, without the need for an engineer or electrician. WISER’s locator applications include: autonomous inventory, real-time security, process management, autonomous navigation, smart homes, sports technology, sensor locating, and more. WISER Systems’ products are manufactured in the USA.

About NASA iTech
NASA continues to seek out innovation that provides unique solutions to difficult problems. NASA iTech was created to not only identify breakthrough technologies that address pressing issues here on Earth, but ones that also hold great promise in overcoming critical space-exploration challenges. All ingenuity is welcome, whether generated by business, academia and government organizations, or by any others who wish to make their leading-edge products and processes known to NASA leadership and agency partners in the private and public sectors.

For more information, contact:

Stephen Taylor

WISER Systems, Inc.

stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com

NASA Names WISER Semifinalist in Global iTech Competition

NASA Names WISER Semifinalist in Global iTech Competition

Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 — NASA named WISER Systems, Inc. a semifinalist in the Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) iTech competition this week.

WISER saves time and money by instantaneously locating and tracking critical assets in any environment. WISER’s wireless localization system autonomously delivers an inches-accurate report of real-time asset locations in most settings and submeter precision in even the most challenging locations. WISER’s iTech submission focuses on how this technology could be employed across space exploration use cases.

WISER joins 24 other semifinalists from across the globe to compete for the top 10 spots in the competition’s first cycle. These finalists will present live to space industry leaders at the NASA iTech Cycle I Forum this July. These semifinalists have been specifically selected for their potential to assist with future manned missions to Mars and the Moon.

NASA’s iTech competition represents the STMD’s focus on “innovative ideas that address challenges and will fill gaps in five critical areas identified by NASA as having a potential impact on future exploration,” according to NASA’s website. These five areas are medical breakthrough, high-performance computing, autonomy, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. iTech also invited competitors with “x-factor innovations” for “unspecified future challenges.”

“NASA iTech is all about fostering innovative ideas from entrepreneurs who otherwise may not have contemplated a space application for their technology,” program executive Kira Blackwell said in NASA’s official announcement of the semifinalists. “We’re delighted to have another strong group of semifinalists with a wide range of possible applications.”

The semifinalists represent many distinct industries and technologies, including established aerospace leaders like Northrop Grumman and cutting-edge innovators in AR, AI, and wearables. The semifinalists also represent several different countries. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WISER Systems is the only North Carolina-based company to advance this far.

This is WISER’s second major technology competition in the past twelve months. Last year WISER secured Phase I, II, and III prizes—advancing to the top 12 nationally—in the U.S. Army’s xTechSearch competition.

NASA’s iTech Forum will take place in Pasadena, CA from July 10-11, 2019.

Contact: Stephen Taylor, WISER Systems, Inc.; stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com.

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