danalto Press Release 5th Feb. 2020

Press Release

Dublin Ireland
5th February, 2020


danalto’s next generation ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) Technology measures the renewable energy transition for Tipperary Energy Agency

It is estimated that 1 million Irish homes have poor insulation and 27 million UK homes will require a retrofit –

Enterprise Ireland client company ‘danalto’ a pioneer in future Smart Cities IoT technology, has been chosen by the Tipperary Energy Agency to provide a precise means of measuring, monitoring and analysing the benefits of the Deep Retrofit Programme (DRP), using its cardinal platform, which will be deployed by six agencies across 150 homes by late Spring 2020

Energy sustainability starts at home and with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Deep Retrofit Programme the process to upgrade Ireland’s housing stock has begun. Central to this programme has been the quantification of the benefits and impacts of the adoption of new renewable sources of energy and systems in the residential community.

To address the challenge faced by Energy Agencies, danalto, a TCD Research spin out, has deployed its IoT (Internet-of-Things) technologies and cardinal platform to find the right-sized economical solution for such an ambitious programme using the latest cloud based, IoT orchestration technologies.

The residential sector accounts for 22.1% of energy demand in Ireland (2017) while there are over 1 million homes with poor insulation or inefficient heating systems. In the UK, the task is even more challenging, with up to 27 million residential retrofits being required. Danalto and our partners are embracing the challenge of enabling and managing this necessary transition.

Commenting on the announcement, Albert Baker, COO, danalto, said: “The journey to become even greener as a nation has truly started and we see danalto providing the intelligence and insights to the Agencies and Government Authority to inform and direct policies and incentives to guide this transition. We are excited to work with thought leaders in the renewable energy space, such as Tipperary Energy Agency to help deliver our energy future”.

Paul Kenny, CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency, commented: “Confidence is central to the delivery of high-quality retrofits, confidence in the technology, particularly heat pumps, but also in the renovation as a whole. Our market leading Superhomes Deep retrofit methodology is underpinned by monitoring and analysis from danalto, proving the energy savings claimed are delivered. danalto’s ‘Cardinal platform’ gives us the accuracy, reliability and user interface to deliver this confidence to all our customers.”


For further information please contact press@danalto.com

About danalto:
danalto is a leading provider of next generation ‘Internet of things’ service creation and operation technologies for massive scale low energy IoT applications. Our mission is to make IoT service and technology adoption and deployment easy for enterprises everywhere.

About Tipperary Energy Agency
Tipperary Energy Agency CLG is a non-profit public good energy agency that provides energy multi-disciplinary consultancy to residential, public and private organisations to drastically reduce their energy use, particularly the elimination of fossil heating and CO2 emissions.

Flooding on a road

GullySpy Solutions for Smart Districts (Press Release)

Press Release

Dublin, Ireland

19 February, 2020

Dublin City Council partners with ‘Internet of Things’ pioneer danalto to trial a real time Gully Sensor Flooding Alert System

Dublin City Council, in partnership with Internet of Things (IoT) pioneer Danalto, today announced a pilot trial of the danalto GullySpy flood mitigation solution based on IoT technologies, across Dublin City.

Climate change and the location of most large urban centres in low lying areas globally, has significantly raised the risk of flooding resulting in damage to public and private infrastructure. Responding to this need, and working closely with Dublin City Council, Danalto, an Enterprise Ireland supported company specialising in large scale IoT infrastructure and Smart Cities projects, has developed an innovative solution that detects and quantifies the condition of remote roadside gullies, intelligently interprets the condition of these and relays this to the Operational teams within Dublin City Council for remediation works. Automatic alerting of the appropriate personnel ensures they can be directed to the most urgent flood risks areas of Dublin, as they arise, allowing for more efficient provisioning of limited human resources, whilst ensuring reducing risk to physical assets and property.

The current pilot will run for a period of 12 months as part of the broader Smart Dublin initiative. danalto’s early warning IoT alert system to monitor gullies and combat flooding for Dublin City Council, is one of the innovative solutions for minimising flood risk supported under the Enterprise Ireland managed Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative.

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Manager, commented:

“danalto has stepped up to address the challenge of flood risk where climate change and extreme weather events are increasingly impacting cities. Older built cities like Dublin are particularly prone to flooding risk and GullySpy provides the advance warnings that can help better manage such risks; an essential element of any Smart City programme. Dublin has approximately 55,000 gullies located across the city – giving an indication of the scale of the challenge. Working with Danalto it was essential that they could deliver a low cost, reliable and scalable solution. ”

Marguerite Bourke, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Manager Ireland (Enterprise Ireland) said:

“danalto have really captured the spirit of the SBIR programme and delivered a compelling response to the DCC challenge posed. We are delighted that danalto’s product and technologies are getting noticed both within Ireland and internationally.”

David McDonald, CEO danalto commented:

“GullySpy is a comprehensive IoT solution, built on our Cardinal platform, for gully overflow and water level sensing that has been designed for assured operation in Public gullies and water traps – a crucial step towards digitising the Smart City. We are delighted with the opportunities the co-creation process of the innovative SBIR programme has provided to danalto and the global reach of the Smart Dublin initiative.”

NOTES

Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research initiative enables public sector bodies to connect with small businesses to provide innovative solutions to societal problems. https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/SBIR-Ireland/

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities that uses new technologies to improve services and quality of life in the Dublin Region.
www.smartdublin.ie

Danalto Irish Times Article Photo

TCD spin-out danalto raises seed funding from Atlantic Bridge (Irish Times)

24th February 2020.

IoT-focused company founders previously led the Pervasive Nation initiative

Author: Charlie Taylor
Article first published on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 in the Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/tcd-spin-out-danalto-raises-seed-funding-from-atlantic-bridge-1.3731678

danalto, a Trinity College Dublin spin-out focused on internet of things (IoT) services and technologies, has raised €750,000 in seed funding

The company specialises in deploying flexible IoT solutions based on the low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology standard, which allows long range communications at a low bit rate among connected objects such as sensors.

The seed investment was led by Atlantic Bridge’s university fund with Enterprise Ireland also participating through its High Potential Start-up programme.

danalto was founded by David McDonald and Tom Farrell, former vice-president and chief technology officer of Intune Networks, along with veteran telco engineer Albert Baker, last year.

The founders previously led Pervasive Nation, a Science Foundation Ireland-backed initiative to establish an IoT research infrastructure to facilitate academic research and the testing of precommercial ideas by Irish companies.

It is currently building an extensive intellectual property (IP) portfolio in low energy IoT devices and systems and is working with several research centres and universities to commercialise projects. It is also involved in a number of ongoing initiatives, including a Dublin City Council initiative to address flooding issues in the capital through sensors that detect when gullies are overflowing.

The company was last week awarded additional funding under the Government’s €75 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund as part of a consortium involving IntelDavra Networks and Dublin City University looking to to provide a reliable, verifiable and secure end-to-end remote patient monitoring system.

LPWAN is emerging as one of the fastest growing IoT communication technologies with 22 billion connections predicted by 2025, up from seven billion this year, according to the research company IoT Analytics.

“The internet of things is in its infancy and we look forward to driving this market over the coming period so that enterprises can cost effectively gain more and better insight into their business operations,” said Mr McDonald, danalto’s chief executive.

The Atlantic Bridge University fund, which was initiated though a collaboration between TCD and University College Dublin, aims to accelerate the commercialisation of ground-breaking research coming from third-level institutions by providing capital and expertise for companies. Enterprise Ireland also participated in the investment.

It has previously backed a number of high potential start-ups including Aylien, DataChemist, AprisProtect, Volograms and Kastus, which won the overall Irish Times Innovation awards in 2017.

Quantifying the energy transition with The Internet of Things

23th January 2020.

Dublin, Ireland –  Energy sustainability starts at home and with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Deep Retrofit  Programme the process to upgrade our housing stock has begun.  Central to this programme has been the quantification of the benefits and the impacts of the adoption of new renewable sources of energy and systems in the residential community.  To address the challenge faced by Energy Agencies,  Danalto deployed its IoT (Internet-of-Things) technologies and platform to find the right-sized economical solution for such an ambitious programme.  Using the latest cloud hosted IoT orchestration technologies, Danalto (a Dublin based technology company) has employed its Cardinal platform to provide Tipperary Energy Agency, and others, with a precise means of measuring, monitoring and analysing the benefits of the DRP programme, and will be deployed by six agencies across 150 homes by late Spring 2020.

With the residential sector accounting for 22.1% energy demand in Ireland (2017) and over 1 million homes with poor insulation or inefficient heating systems, there is much work to be done.  Indeed in the UK, the task is even more enormous, with up to 27 million residential retrofits being required. Danalto and our partners are ready to enable and manage this necessary transition.

Commenting on the announcement, Albert Baker, COO, danalto, said “  ”the  journey to become even greener as a nation has truly started and we see danalto helping to provide the intelligence and insights to the Agencies and government Authority to inform and direct policies and incentives to guide this transition.  We are excited to work with thought leaders in the renewable energy space, such as Tipperary Energy Agency to help deliver our energy future”. 

Paul Kenny, CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency, commented; “ Central to the delivery of high quality retrofits is confidence, confidence in the technology, particularly heat pumps, but also in the renovation as a whole. Our market leading Superhomes Deep retrofit methodology is underpinned by monitoring and analysis from Danalto proving the energy savings claimed are delivered. Danalto’s cardinal platform gave us the accuracy, reliability and user interface to deliver this confidence to all our customers. “

ENDS

 

About Danalto:Danalto IoT Ireland
Danalto is a leading provider of next generation IoT service creation and operation technologies for massive scale low energy IoT applications. Our mission is to make IoT service and technology adoption and deployment easy for enterprises everywhere.

Tipperary Energy AgencyAbout Tipperary Energy Agency
Tipperary Energy Agency CLG is a non-profit public good energy agency that provides energy multi-disciplinary consultancy to residential, public and private organisations to drastically reduce their energy use, particularly the elimination of fossil heating and CO2 emissions.

 

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Past Events

Futurescope 2019

Future Scope 2019

Dublin 28 March 2019

David will be participating on a panel discussion in innovation for small business and introducing some leading IoT technology and services that danalto has developed as part of this.
Come visit us : Stand 13 level 3.

MWC 2019

MWC19 Barcelona

Barcelona 25-28 February 2019

Looking forward to meet our current clients, partners and most of all new friends in Barcelona.
Do drop us a line.

The Things Conference

Amsterdam 31st Jan and Feb 1st 2019

The danalto team will be on hand to discuss our technologies and services with the broad community, including the opportunities and challenges that we can address together

Up Starter

We’re hiring.

Come meet the team at the Upstarter event being held in the Mansion House Dublin
on the 1st Oct.
http://upstarter.ie

Trinity Alumni Events ~ Research and Innovation

https://ti.to/tcdalumni/innovation-trinity-london-showcase-recept@ Trinity Development & Alumni and Trinity Research & Innovation “Innovation @ Trinity” event.

Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Venue: Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9GU
https://ti.to/tcdalumni/innovation-trinity-london-showcase-recept

Geo IoT

Geo IoT World

June 11-13, 2018 – Brussels, Belgium

Geo IoT World – Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation

LPWA - Monitizing IoT Networks

LPWA - Monitizing IoT Networks

22nd and 23rd May: 

the danalto team will be attending the LPWA IoT event, meeting customers and partners and sharing its IoT experiences to date in the provision of Enterprise Managed Services and Value enhancing location capabilities. Drop us an email to info@danalto.com

Healthcare Sensor Innovation Logo

danalto’s IDtechEx presentation

13th September 2019 Dublin, Ireland –

danalto will be presenting at the IDtechEx conference on the 25th September on its technology will enable Massive IoT applciations in the remote Healthcare sector.  

Further details on project Nex and danalto talk entitled “Giving Relief To The Primary Health Care Centres Through The Internet Of Things” can be found at  here.


About danalto:

danalto is a leading provider of next generation IoT services and technologies for massive scale low energy IoT applications. Our mission is to make IoT service and technology adoption and deployment easy for enterprises everywhere.

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Chief Product Officer

About the job

At danalto we believe that by making Massive scale IoT universally easy, reliable and accessible to companies, we can help Enterprises reimagine their businesses and transform.
Enabling companies and their partners to achieve this is our passion.

With an increased solution and technology base of offerings to serve our growing client base, plus rapidly evolving and scaling IoT marketplace, danalto now wish to bring an experienced Chief Product Officer (CPO) into the Senior team to help design and implement strategies to maximise opportunities and to provide a strong customer advocate and voice to the team to ensure the “why” of everything we do, is understood and delivered. Reporting to the CEO, the CPO will work closely with the CTO to ensure developed technologies, platform and overall solutions meet our customers expectations.

The CPO will be responsible for providing the leadership and management necessary to ensure that the marketing and sales organisation

Experience

10+ years industry experience in a Senior Business Development, Product Management and Marketing role in an IoT or related IT organisation. Exemplary understanding of product management and effective translation of this into the internal systems of a high tech company. Thorough understanding of the processes, systems and management of an engineering and R&D organisation is mandatory.

Main Responsibilities

  • To create and build an effective CPO organisation, with a direct set of KPIs for customer engagement, support, product definition and management, as well as ensuring that the technical teams are fully aligned with product/solution needs.
  • Define, design and implement the processes, procedures and metrics for effective product and portfolio management.
  • Define and own the product roadmap.
  • Coordination of interactions between the customer and technical support functions.
  • Ensure people throughout the whole ‘product value chain’ (customer- danalto – customer) understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and that these are aligned so as to make the best decisions in order to reach danalto’s business milestones.
  • Have comprehensive objective goals for performance and growth aligned to the overall business.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams to design and build efficient danalto products/solutions that customers love and without compromising on customer satisfaction.
  • Define, together with the rest of the Senior Management team, valid OKRs to create a data-driven organization for excellence across all business functions.
  • Be a strategic partner to the CEO of danalto, and with the key leadership team, formulate policies for danalto for the short-, mid- and long-term.
  • Evaluate performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics, market intelligence and write and report to the CEO as required.
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances) and assist in fundraising ventures where needed.
  • Be a thought leader in danalto’s chosen business area; to give presentations at important global events, conferences and industry events.
  • Be a crucial part of theface of the Senior team of danalto.

Ideal candidate

  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and verbal, and be able to interact at Senior Management and Board level of an organisation.
  • Have an MBA, MSc technology Management, or an equivalent qualification or professional experience in product Management, from a recognised centre of learning – academic or professional.
  • Have a passion for Product Management, customer advocacy and navigating the complex interaction between these for IoT technology and solutions.
  • A deep understanding of and experience in high tech systems, solutions and software development environments.
  • Experience with fast scaling companies and the ability to quickly adapt to a fast changing and rapidly growing company with a proven track record to thrive in such an environment.
  • Demonstrable competencies in strategic planning and product development, in depth understanding of translating customer requirements into technical specifications.
  • Ability to translate long-term plans into strategic and tactical plans which aligns and motivates the whole organization.
  • An energetic, approachable and authentic personality.
  • Language and written skills in French and German are of benefit.

​What we offer

  • Dynamic and engaging work that provides opportunities for the right candidate to shape the future of product management in a fast growing IoT business.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with the seniority of the role.
  • Early participation in the danalto Employee Share Option Plan.
  • Located centrally in Dublin.
  • Tax Saver Commuter tickets and Bike to Work scheme.
  • Flexible working practices.
  • The opportunity to work with, learn and be part of the best minds in IoT globally.

For further information or to express your interest, please contact careers@danalto.com

Danalto equipment deployed on the SmartBay Buoy for trial and validation

Internet of Things: danalto go Offshore @ Smartbay Test Site

24th October 2019.

Article first published in smartbay.ie
https://www.smartbay.ie/article/internet-things-danalto-go-offshore-smartbay-test-site

Speaking of the Danalto’s trials at the SmartBay Test Site, David McDonald – CEO said

‘’SmartBay provides the ideal setting, expertise and test infrastructure for Danalto to test one of our cutting edge massive IoT geolocation services operating in the 2.4GHz unlicensed band.  The team in Galway have worked closely with us throughout to ensure that we gained maximum value from the testing and gained the necessary insights to assess the potential of our CardinalTM platform and 2.4GHz geo location technology for maritime applications.  It has been a great experience – weather and all!’’.

Speaking of the trials at the SmartBay Test Site, SmartBay Ireland General Manager John Breslin said

“This is yet another example of how the SmartBay Test Site in Galway Bay can be utilised by innovators to develop disruptive technologies in real-sea conditions at Irelands Marine and Renewable Energy Test Facility. Testing at SmartBay allows researchers and innovators to prove technologies and progress towards commercialisation, so that Ireland can become a leader of innovation within in the global blue economy”.

This project is one of seven projects awarded under the 2018/2019 National Infrastructure Access Programme funding call.  The National Infrastructure Access Programme is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.

Danalto equipment deployed on the SmartBay Buoy for trial and validation
Danalto equipment deployed on the SmartBay Buoy for trial and validation

Speaking of the Danalto’s trials at the SmartBay Test Site, David McDonald – CEO said

‘’SmartBay provides the ideal setting, expertise and test infrastructure for Danalto to test one of our cutting edge massive IoT geolocation services operating in the 2.4GHz unlicensed band.  The team in Galway have worked closely with us throughout to ensure that we gained maximum value from the testing and gained the necessary insights to assess the potential of our CardinalTM platform and 2.4GHz geo location technology for maritime applications.  It has been a great experience – weather and all!’’.

Speaking of the trials at the SmartBay Test Site, SmartBay Ireland General Manager John Breslin said

“This is yet another example of how the SmartBay Test Site in Galway Bay can be utilised by innovators to develop disruptive technologies in real-sea conditions at Irelands Marine and Renewable Energy Test Facility. Testing at SmartBay allows researchers and innovators to prove technologies and progress towards commercialisation, so that Ireland can become a leader of innovation within in the global blue economy”.

This project is one of seven projects awarded under the 2018/2019 National Infrastructure Access Programme funding call.  The National Infrastructure Access Programme is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.