AKUA raises $3 million Series Seed Financing for IoT Supply Chain Transformation Venture investors see potential to disrupt supply chain management to the benefit of cargo owners SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- AKUA, an IoT innovator leading the data-driven transformation of the global supply chain, announced it has raised $3 million in Series Seed funding. The investment round was led by San Francisco-based Crosslink Capital, with additional contributions from London-based Talis Capital and the San Francisco based Enterprise Security Syndicate. AKUA’s competitive momentum began with a highly successful evaluation under a US Department of Homeland [...]
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BALTIMORE, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC announced today that Parkinson Seed Farm has awarded AKUA a fixed price contract to provide cargo tracking and environmental monitoring of potato seed exports from the United States. The award is a result of a successful proof-of-concept trial conducted in early 2016 for shipments of potato seeds from Parkinson Seed Farm in Idaho, USA to a customer in Algeria. During the trial, environmental, tracking, and breach data were collected and evaluated to determine the effectiveness of AKUA’s Data-as-a-Service solution for temperature monitoring and cargo tracking. “Parkinson [...]
BALTIMORE, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CyberPoint International has spun out its secure, Internet-of-things (IoT) cloud gateway platform solution into a separate company, AKUA. The new company’s initial markets are in logistics and the supply chain, where the IoT can greatly improve process efficiencies, control costs and lower security risks. AKUA’s multi-tenancy gateway architecture accelerates widespread IoT adoption by providing end-to-end data reporting and storage, thereby allowing users secured access to their data while limiting outsiders’ access. AKUA takes advantage of industry-standard data protocols and cybersecurity best practices to allow customers flexible access to [...]
BALTIMORE, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CyberPoint International, LLC announced today that it has been awarded a fixed price contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Borders and Maritime Security Division (BMD) to participate in the Container Security Device Technology Demonstration for the US/EU Global Supply Chain Pilot Project. AKUA LLC, a subsidiary of CyberPoint, develops security solutions for customers in the logistics and supply chain markets. The pilot is being conducted to demonstrate a Shipping Information Pipeline, which can provide a generic publish/subscribe architecture in which shippers, logistics companies, and customs agencies [...]
BALTIMORE, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC and Practical Technologies Inc. (PTI) jointly announced today that they have entered into a contract manufacturing agreement to manufacture electronic conveyance devices and sensors at PTI’sBaltimore facilities. AKUA takes best-of-breed IoT devices from leading vendors through a rigorous security evaluation, and identifies and mitigates risks to the supply chain. The company then applies any additional security-related processes and firmware control found necessary to secure the device within the IoT environment. Final product integration and testing are done at PTI, which ensures customers receive products built with [...]
BALTIMORE, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC and Beit Al-Etisalat jointly announced today that they have concluded a partnership agreement to pursue new business opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman. The combination of AKUA’s Internet-of-things (IoT) gateway platform solutions and Beit Al-Etisalat’s leadership in intelligent security and enterprise IT offers a full-service solution for IoT-based tracking and monitoring services in the region. AKUA will deliver the technology: its secure gateway platform and integration of unique asset tracking and sensor monitoring devices. Beit Al-Etisalat will provide in-country project management, technical support, [...]
BALTIMORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC announced today that Duesmann & Hensel Recycling has signed a contract for AKUA’s data-as-a-service to provide cargo tracking and humidity monitoring of precious metals recycled from used catalytic converters worldwide. The award is a result of a successful proof-of-concept trial conducted in June 2016 for shipments of recovered precious metals from the Duesmann & Hensel Recycling processing facility in Aschaffenburg, Germany, to a metals post-processor in the USA. During the trial, humidity, tracking, and breach data were collected and evaluated to determine the effectiveness of AKUA’s [...]
Presentation to ISRI Trade Committee Meeting shows how persistent cargo tracking and real-time breach detection can mitigate cargo theft BALTIMORE, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC, a leader in providing real time cargo monitoring and secured asset breach detection through its secured IoT Gateway Data-as-a-Service, today announced it will present a special topic to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) on how IoT (Internet-of-things) technology can be leveraged for improved container security. AKUA explains how IoT can reduce cargo theft Presentation to ISRI Trade Committee Meeting shows how persistent cargo tracking and [...]
BALTIMORE, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC and EINNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED jointly announced today that they have concluded a reseller partnership agreement to pursue new business opportunities in India. The combination of AKUA’s Internet-of-things (IoT) gateway platform solutions and EINNOVATION’s experience in selling security and enterprise IT full-service solutions in the India markets provide a low risk approach to introduce IoT solutions in India. AKUA will deliver the technology: its secure gateway platform and integration of unique asset tracking and sensor monitoring devices. EINNOVATION will provide in-country project/account management, technical support, integration, [...]