On Track Technologies
The most versatile IoT platform adapted from military technology
On Track Technologies (OTT) has adapted technology previously developed for the US military to create the most flexible Internet of Things (IoT) platform yet: by eliminating data silos, OTT’s cloud-based data processing platform can power any IoT application in any industry.
While the IoT is exploding, most of the data generated by devices is trapped in proprietary silos. OTT provides a two-way conduit that can send data where it needs to go, when it needs to go and in the format it needs to be in.
By breaking IoT data free of its current shackles, the OTT platform can transform almost any industry. By 2020, 20.8 billion IoT devices will be in use. OTT will be the data processing engine for this new era of computing.
The Internet of Things is having a moment: there are currently about 6.4 billionconnected devices in use, from medical monitoring bracelets to connected refrigerators to Fitbits.
6.4 billion devices can generate an extreme amount of data.
But doing something with that data is another story entirely.
Right now, all that data is being sent from those devices to expensive, proprietary silos. And there, it remains trapped. The data goes where the vendor says it goes.
Want to use a different device to get the same data? Not easy, if possible.
Need to add analytics to make the data useful? That’ll be extra.
And forget about taking or using that data elsewhere. It belongs to the vendor.
This isn’t a sustainable future for the Internet of Things.
Ushering in a new, more capable future for the IoT would require the complete liberation of all that data.
OTT is a cloud-based platform that can unleash unprecedented capabilities in IoT applications, and for a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.
Instead of putting the burden on the customer to retrieve, sort through and tease out appropriate information from data, OTT’s platform is smart enough to simply get it to the person who needs it, in the format they need it.
If the history of technology has taught us anything, it’s that extreme simplification leads to dramatic paradigm shifts. That’s what OTT enables.
OTT’s capabilities adapted from technology developed for the military. For years, we provided methods to gather situational status information from soldiers in the field, which was sent to military commanders as alerts that gave them a high-level overview of their troops at a glance.
Management had the foresight to write IP around these capabilities and today OTT owns valuable patents covering its unique approach to processing and moving data based on the situational status.
Now, we’re putting that same technology to work in the commercial space.
That’s a drastic departure from the limited functionality of proprietary systems.
The platform also doesn’t mandate what devices can be used or limit how or where data is transmitted.
It’s easy to see how this approach can dramatically broaden the potential of the IoT.
While the potential applications are staggering, OTT’s entry point is the one industry where it’s most needed, and where it can have an overwhelming impact: the healthcare field. Specifically, Remote Medical Monitoring (RMM).
OTT’s RMM application can be used on a smartphone or tablet, which can collect any biometric data from disparate medical devices, including:
Once data is collected, it’s sent to the Monitoring Center Platform (MCP), where it’s processed vs any rules or instructions to determine how to handle the data.
If a parameter is violated an alert is generated and the MCP determines where to send the data and what format to send it in.
Because of this flexibility–OTT’s platform conforms to any device, any workflow, dashboard and any repository–it’s infinitely more useful than current systems. The ability to send data to specific destinations (like directly into a patient’s medical records) will be critical to reducing medical costs and improving patient care.
That’s what OTT delivers: because it’s not a proprietary network, but instead acts as a back-end solution for applications, devices and the cloud, it’s significantly less expensive. With the entire healthcare industry (and government) laser-focused on reducing costs, that cost factor will play a huge role in adoption.
OTT’s strategy is to partner with companies that are delivering actionable data to healthcare providers. Several customers are prepared to trial and license our RMM application across many large verticals, including:
Several customers are also prepared to license and sell OTT’s Bracelet application to their existing customer base, including:
With the healthcare industry so hungry for technological solutions to its massive inefficiencies, OTT can provide answers when nothing else can. But as the IoT transforms the world as we know it, it will need a backend infrastructure to power it. That’s the OTT vision.
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Penny Shikowitz, Founder
Penny has more than 25 years of experience working with startups and bringing innovative technologies to market. Prior to founding OTT, she founded Prodgenious (which she later sold) and co-founded PBT Technologies. She co-developed a tape-emulation based Image Archive System in the early 90s, helped with the development of one of the first workstations used in subtraction angiography systems and assisted in the creation of the first Window-based medical imaging workstation.
Rick Inskeep, CEO
Rick brings more than 20 years of leadership experience, most recently as Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey, where he managed their Equity Research and Institutional Sales departments. He joined OTT in 2011 and has been responsible for their focus on commercial market applications.
Chuck Snell, Database Design
For 12 years, Chuck was part of the Microsoft .NET web application design, development, deployment and maintenance team. He also has more than 25 years of technical experience across a wealth of industries, including healthcare, petrochemical, professional services, architectural engineering, real estate, education and many others.