Zedi's CEM Team featured in Midland Reporter-Telegram

Posted by Zedi News on Nov 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Zedi's Customer Experience Management (CEM) team has been featured in the Midland Reporter-Telegram, a local Midland, TX newspaper. The article details the accessibility and customer-focusedattitude as the success of the team.

Customer feedback on the team has been very positive as they like having their "own personal CEM with a direct phone number." The article also points out that with the unpredictability and scale of potential issues in the industry, having a dedicated CEM can save time when support is needed.

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Zedi Participates in AsTech Next Generation Showcase

Posted by Zedi News on Nov 3, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Calgary, AB - November 3, 2013 - Zedi is excited to participate in the 2017 AsTech Next Generation Showcase and Awards 28th Annual ASTech Awards ceremony, hosted at Telus Spark, Friday November 3rd. The showcase features companies and students groups with interesting and interactive new technology applications to display to over 500 sector leaders from across different industries. Exhibits will feature the areas that drive the Alberta economy including Energy, Agriculture, Health, Technology, Start-Ups and Science Fair Innovators.

Zedi featured its integrated new wireless Low-power Wide-area Network (LPWAN) technology that is backed by into our platform, allowing us to retrofit existing, un-networked equipment with small, low-cost “motes” that wirelessly connect to a Zedi Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hotspot. From there, we can get operational data previously unavailable to service personnel into the cloud, providing new and valuable insights into asset performance not previously seen.This solution is one example of how Zedi is exploring other promising markets, like Smart AgriFoods, CleanTech, and Food Services.

In 2014, Zedi recognized by the ASTech Foundation for Leadership in Technology and was awarded the awarded Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Science and Technology at the ASTech Foundation Awards Gala. The award recognizes a company that demonstrates achievement with measurable results in a science and technology related business. Zedi was recognized for its use of the latest M2M, Cloud, and Analytics technologies available to reliably connect to our customers’ remote sites and provide industry-leading monitoring solutions.

About ASTech Foundation

The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation is a non-for-profit organization founded through an industry initiative in 1989. The ASTech Foundation was created to showcase the substantial achievements in Science & Technology in Alberta and to promote the importance of these activities to social and economic benefit. ASTech has grown with the support of patron organizations spanning major industries – including agriculture, health, energy, and technology – all of whom recognize and celebrate excellence in science and technology in Alberta.

About Zedi

Zedi is a leading IIoT company with a background in oil and gas technology and services in the field of production operations. We have 15 years of experience in gathering sensor-sourced asset performance data as well as our ongoing innovation in LPWAN technology. With our unique combination of award-winning automation, data management and field and professional services, we offer complete solutions for the challenges our customers encounter.

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Zedi's customer focused attitude featured in Midland paper

Posted by Zedi News on Oct 14, 2017 1:16:00 PM

An article was included in the Midland Reporter-Telegram featuring Zedi and its unique culture when it comes to customer services and employee culture. US President and CCO at Zedi, Mr. Ilario Spagnolo, was quoted speaking about the empowerment that Zedi gives each team member is "entrusted with the ability to make decisions “as if they were running the company."

He continues to explain that Zedi's customer first attitude is implemetned from all levels and areas of the company, while also making sure to listen to customers concerns and work with them to solve problems. The article quotes Spagnolo by saying, "We found that we needed to be a lot more creative in terms of putting together special financing offers for our customers,” Spagnolo says. “We were able to put the payment terms into digestible pieces for our customers as opposed to them having to spend all the money day one. That came directly from our front line.”

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Zedi Welcomes News about a Smart Agri-Food SuperCluster

Posted by Zedi News on Oct 13, 2017 10:32:12 AM

Calgary, AB - October 12, 2017 – Zedi welcomes the announcement yesterday that a Smart Agri-Food SuperCluster is one of nine supercluster proposals from across Canada that has been short-listed to receive a share of a federal investment of $950 million over 5 years into the innovation ecosystem. The announcement was made in Calgary this morning by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development for the Government of Canada.

A Smart AgriFood SuperCluster proposal had been put together in response to an earlier government request for proposals, and a Letter of Intent was submitted by Lead Applicants that included Agrium, Olds College, and Telus. Zedi was one of a consortium of over 50 companies supporting the proposal. More on the announcement may be viewed at the Olds College web-site by clicking here.

This announcement follows an earlier announcement Zedi made in August about its entry into the AgriFood space through a number of customer projects.

“Zedi’s IIoT platform and capability in sourcing data from rural locations will be important in providing SuperCluster participants with sensor-sourced data that forms the bedrock for innovation”, says James Freeman, CTO & President, New Ventures. “We look forward to lending our expertise to helping create the critical IIoT infrastructure with a distinguished set of partners from the AgriFood Industry.”

Zedi and the rest of the consortium that backed the proposal will now work per government deadlines to more fully develop a proposal by November 24 to win final approval to proceed.

In Canada and the US the primary agriculture, input dealers, and equipment suppliers represent $420 billion in annual GDP (2016 figures). Canada is the world’s 5th largest Agriculture and AgriFood System (AAFS) exporter, while the US is 2nd. In its February 2017 tranche of reports, the Advisory Council on Economic Growth highlighted the AgriFood sector as a high-potential sector for Canada, and challenges facing the AgriFood industry throughout North America – traceability for food quality and nutrition, productivity, GHG reduction, sustainability in the face of climate change – can all benefit from the application of IIoT technology like Zedi’s as part of the “Smart Agriculture” transformation.

About Zedi

Zedi is a leading IIoT company with a background in oil and gas technology and services in the field of production operations. We have 15 years of experience in gathering sensor-sourced asset performance data as well as our ongoing innovation in LPWAN technology. With our unique combination of award-winning automation, data management and field and professional services, we offer complete solutions for the challenges our customers encounter.

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Zedi Mentioned in Permian Basin O&G Magazine

Posted by Zedi News on Sep 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Zedi's Manager, Customer Solutions Engineering, Adin Nand, was quoted in an article in the PB Oil and Gas on the rise of I.T. in the Oil and Gas industry. He speaks specifically to how the IT revolution is also about connecting man to machine. 

Adin is quoted saying "Any company in IoT [Internet of Things] who wants to be successful has to be able to display [data] in reports, trends, KPIs, [and] tables, [as well as] export for investors, people that can look at it in real time from a maintenance perspective. We call that the human to machine interface, the HMI. That’s very important.”

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Zedi Recognized as one of the "20 Most Promising Oil & Gas Technology Solution Providers 2017"

Posted by Zedi News on Sep 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Zedi has been recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the "20 Most Promising Oil & Gas Technology Solution Providers 2017."

The article that was published in the online magazines September issue positions Zedi as "an expert at IIoT infrastructures offering IIoT-as-a-Service in an outsourced model to oil and gas organizations".

Also featured in the article are quotes by James Freeman, CTO and President of New Ventures at Zedi, who speaks to Zedi's ability to show our customers “The value of reducing costs and increasing output in an environment with distributed assets that support a production process can be replicated to other similar industries.” 

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Zedi Featured in Business Review Canada, Gigabit and Energy Digital Magazines

Posted by Zedi News on Aug 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A feature article on Zedi and its solutions has been included in three major publications for their August issue. Business Review Canada, Gigabit and Energy Digital have all published the same article showcasing Zedi and in the Oil and Gas space. The article focuses on how Zedi thrived throughout the recent economic downturn and the development of our Platform solutions 

The article features and intervew with Zedi's CTO and President, New Ventures, James Freeman, who speaks to the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the oil and gas industry, and bringing that technology to other industires including ClenTech, Agriculture and Retail Food. 

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Zedi Leverages its IIoT to Diversify into the AgriFood and Food Service Industries

Posted by Zedi News on Aug 8, 2017 2:49:03 PM

Calgary, AB – (August 8, 2017) – Zedi Inc. is pleased to announce the first three applications of its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform into the AgriFood industry.

The first positions Zedi’s IIoT platform capabilities in primary production with livestock, and involves monitoring important information on feed, water supply and living conditions on a 45,000 chicken operation on a farm in Montana.  All data collected reports into Zedi Access™, Zedi’s cloud-based application, and Zedi Go, Zedi’s mobile App for iOS and Android. This enables the farm operators to be more responsive should feed run low, or living conditions deteriorate through alarms by exception.

The second application uses Zedi’s IIoT platform capabilities in primary production, on the crop side of the business. Zedi has paired its Zedi Mote Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technology with third-party soil moisture and temperature sensors to monitor conditions on a 640-acre farm in Nebraska. The sensors and Zedi Motes are powered from AA batteries, and communicate through a LPWAN hotspot to a Zedi IIoT Gateway located nearby, which then relays the sensor information to Zedi Access™ and Zedi Go. This enables the farm operator better insight into the need for water application, saving them money on pivot irrigation costs.

The final application involves asset monitoring in the Food and Beverage service industry in the greater Edmonton area. Zedi has used its Zedi Mote LPWAN technology to allow Food dispensing machines to communicate through an LPWAN hotspot to a Zedi IIoT Gateway located nearby, and report important operational information to Zedi Access and Zedi Go. This enables technical service staff to monitor fill levels of consumable inputs and machine performance, allowing them to better manage servicing strategy. It helps reduce call-out costs and improve uptime for the client, enhancing revenue generation of the machine.

All three applications leverage Zedi’s 15 years of experience in gathering sensor-sourced asset performance data as well as their ongoing innovation in LPWAN technology. These sectors are expected to drive significant traffic growth on the Zedi Platform, which as of July 31, 2017 monitors 1.42 million sensors, and consumes 49 million readings per day.

In Canada and the US the primary agriculture, input dealers, and equipment suppliers represent $420 billion in annual GDP (2016 figures). Canada is the world’s 5th largest Agriculture and AgriFood System (AAFS) exporter, while the US is 2nd. In its February 2017 tranche of reports, the Advisory Council on Economic Growth highlighted the AgriFood sector as a high-potential sector for Canada, and challenges facing the AgriFood industry throughout North America – traceability for food quality and nutrition, productivity, GHG reduction, sustainability in the face of climate change – can all benefit from the application of IIoT technology like Zedi’s as part of the “Smart Agriculture” transformation.

About Zedi

Zedi is a leading oil and gas technology and services company in the field of production operations. Through technology backed by expert consultation and services, we help our customers realize their potential production. With our unique combination of award-winning automation, data management and field and professional services, we offer complete solutions for the challenges our customers encounter.

 

Zedi’s LPWA Technology Receives 2017 Outstanding Product Achievement Award

Posted by Zedi News on May 18, 2017 9:53:33 AM

Calgary, AB (May 18, 2017) – Zedi Inc. is excited to announce it has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Product Achievement Award by the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) and Sprott School of Business at Carlton University. Zedi has been recognized for its new low power wide area technology (LPWAN) capabilities as part of their Internet of Things (IoT) Platform.

Annually, CATA and its partners recognize a Canadian organization for outstanding technology engineering development, which has resulted in a world-class product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation, design and market success and will have enhanced Canada’s international reputation for innovation and excellence.

“This award recognizes Zedi’s ongoing skill in identifying and integrating useful emerging technologies to create practical solutions for customers,” said James Freeman, CTO and President, New Ventures at Zedi. “LPWA technology in particular will be a key enabler of the IIoT, and Zedi is proud to be on the forefront of introducing this technology not only to our customer base in Oil & Gas, but also into other attractive growth sectors of our economy.”

The CATA Awards are held on Wednesday, May 17 in Ottawa, to celebrate the best in Canadian innovation and outstanding achievement. Zedi would like to congratulate all the other recipients of awards for their achievements.

Zedi adds the 2017 Product Achievement Award to their growing list of recognition of innovation and success including the 2015 TechRev – Innovator Award, the 2015 IoT Evolution Excellence Award and the 2014 ASTech – Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award.

About Zedi

Zedi is a leading oil and gas technology and services company in the field of production operations. Through technology backed by expert consultation and services, we help our customers realize their potential production. With our unique combination of award-winning automation, data management and field and professional services, we offer complete solutions for the challenges our customers encounter.

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Zedi Provides Support for Alberta’s Polytechnic Institutes

Posted by Zedi News on May 9, 2017 11:13:32 AM

Calgary, AB (May 8, 2017) – Zedi is pleased to announce today that it recently closed Donor Agreements with both the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).  In the agreements, Zedi will provide its Smart-AlekTM electronic gas flow measurement devices combined with access to Zedi AccessTM, Zedi’s award-winning cloud-based software solution, to support course development and delivery in Instrumentation and Petroleum Engineering technology programs.

“We employ many graduates of Alberta’s polytechnic Institutes, and are honoured to play a supportive role in the educational community by providing lead-edge technology for students and staff to support,” said James Freeman, Zedi CTO and President, New Ventures.

“We are thrilled to have Zedi’s continued support in providing our students with leading-edge technology that they can expect to use when they enter the workforce. Through hands-on experience with Zedi’s devices and software, our instrumentation, petroleum engineering, computer engineering and wireless systems engineering students will be acquainted with the future of the industry. They’ll be primed to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact,” said Stewart Cook, Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT.

“Student success is at the core of SAIT’s global leadership in applied-education. We are grateful for the support from Zedi.  Incorporating innovative industry partnerships into SAIT learning helps us keep our programs relevant, ensuring our students are career-ready when they graduate,” says Heather Magotiaux, Vice President, External Relations, SAIT.

Zedi is also providing LoRa Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) gateways for installation on the main campuses of both NAIT and SAIT.  These gateways will consist of a MultiTech MultiConnect® Conduit™ gateway running Zedi’s Field Gateway Edge Server Software (FGES).  They will create an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hotspot on both campuses to support applied research into IIoT sensors, prototyping, pre-commercial work, and student projects.  Sensors and devices connected to the LPWAN will report their data into Zedi AccessTM.  “Creating a work-force and economy around IIoT is a strategic growth opportunity for Alberta.  Zedi is pleased to be lending its years of experience in running a large IIoT network for customers in the Oil & Gas industry to help the next generation of knowledge workers solve practical real-world problems”, said James.  “We recently completed a Capstone project with NAIT students, and there was a real aptitude and appetite for working with these technologies”.

As a final contribution to both institutions, Zedi is contributing additional funding to support Capstone project work and Bursaries or Scholarships.

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta. NAIT was named Best Overall Workplace (750 or more employees) in 2016 by Alberta Venture Magazine. www.nait.ca

About SAIT

Established in 1916, SAIT was the first publicly funded technical school of its kind in North America. Today, SAIT is a global leader in applied education and offers more than 100 career programs and more than 1,400 part-time courses. Action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with industry partners ensure SAIT students are career-ready when they graduate. SAIT is honoured to be selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2017 and to be awarded Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Involvement for 2016 by Alberta Venture Magazine. sait.ca

About Zedi

Zedi is a leading oil and gas technology and services company in the field of production operations. Through technology backed by expert consultation and services, we help our customers realize their production potential. With our unique combination of award-winning automation, data management and field and professional services, we offer complete solutions for the challenges our customers encounter.

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