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HOW IT WORKS

Imont has re-designed the IoT platform from first principles.

We use a decentralized architecture, with software embedded in the hub or device — removing the need for a central cloud platform.  Adding support for new devices is a breeze with our device driver framework.

Watch the video for more details from our CTO, Romanas Sonkinas.

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Cloudless IoT

Most smart home service providers start with the cloud and as customer numbers grow, the cloud costs soon spiral out of control.

Imont’s software has a tiny footprint and can sit in most smart home hubs.  It operates without cloud support — saving the costs of running a cloud platform and the hardware cost of over-specified hubs.

Everything runs locally giving instant response times, strong privacy and security, and high reliability.

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Cloudless and Hubless for device makers

Why ship a smart home hub with your device when the hub software can be inside the device itself?  Save the cost of a dedicated hub and simplify your users' experience.  

Imont's highly efficient use of resources means it fits in unused space on the device, and adds hardly any load to the onboard processor. Embed our hub software in any wifi or networked device: camera, set-top-box, TV, speaker, wifi router, light switch, wall socket... whatever you want to connect.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

Imont collaborates closely with partners to bring our solutions to life.  

Download a flyer for one of the partner ecosystems that Imont is active in today, with more to follow shortly.

Wisenet

Hanwha Techwin is a leading global manufacturer of video security systems and IP cameras.  Imont's software is integrated into selected cameras from the Wisenet range of consumer IP cameras to provide smart home functions alongside traditional security camera operations.

D-Link

D-Link is a multi-national network equipment manufacturer based in Taiwan.
Imont comes pre-loaded on D-Link's latest DSH-G300 smart home hub with support for Zigbee, WiFi, BLE and DECT-ULE protocols along with dual function as a CAD for UK smart meters.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs is a worldwide fabless semi-conductor business based in the US. Silicon Labs provides silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet Infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets.  Imont supports the new generation "Mighty Gecko" radios from Silicon Labs, as seen in the D-Link DSH-G300 Gateway.

Skelmir

Skelmir provides clean room Virtual Machines (CEE-J® VM) and services for hosting Java applications in a wide range of embedded systems, including TV, Set Top Box and IoT/IIoT devices. Imont supports and recommends Skelmir VMs for best in class portability across processor architectures and unrivalled ability to operate in constrained environments.

Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu works with Imont to bring end-to-end smart home and IoT solutions to the telco and energy markets.

Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Automation is a leading provider of home AV and automation technology delivering custom solutions based on Imont's technology in the US market for residential and commercial projects.

TI

Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor company that develops analog chips and embedded processors. Imont supports TI's Beaglebone IoT development platform and SensorTag multisensor BLE reference implementation.

Pod Group

Pod Group's specialist expertise provides data connectivity solutions for Machine to Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), enterprises and operators via patented multi-network technology which enables the SIM to swap between IMSIs (networks) on completely separate infrastructures, creating a “No Single Point of Failure” network topology.

IN THE NEWS

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August 24th, 2018: Dealerscope Global Q&A Series
- Imont is Redefining the Role of the Cloud in IoT

May 8th, 2018: Stacey On IoT
- Former AlertMe team rebuilds the smart home platform

April 4th, 2018: Silicon Labs interview with Larry Poon
- IMONT IoT Hero Creates Cloudless Connections for IoT Devices

March 5th, 2018: imont selected by IoT Innovator
- 50 Most Innovative IoT Companies in 2017 Award Winners Revealed

May 12th, 2017: Internet of Business interview with Nigel Pugh
- IMONT: Has IoT Broken the Cloud Business Model?

ABOUT US

Imont was formed in 2016 by the team who built the Hive smart home platform. The team's mission is to fix the business model for IoT by getting rid of the cost of cloud infrastructure. Cloud services cost cents to begin with but become a significant cost at scale. Consumers are often reluctant to pay a subscription for connected services, leaving device vendors & service providers to carry the cloud infrastructure costs for the lifetime of the device or service.  

There is a better way and that's why we started Imont. Our distributed architecture means devices run themselves without the need for a central cloud and its ongoing costs. Data stays in the home, making it inherently more secure and responsive.

It's a revolution in the way things get connected.

Now, meet the team!

Nigel Pugh

CEO
Nigel has over 20 years experience in the software industry, leading development teams for UBS, Betfair & Canonical. Most recently, Nigel led the team that built the AlertMe connected home platform, which was acquired by British Gas for $100m in 2015 and re-branded Hive. Nigel is a professional member of the British Computer Society, with an MSc in Optoelectronics and postgrad study at UCL. 

Larry Poon

COO
Larry has 30 years experience in telecoms and IT. He has held global marketing & operational leadership roles with StatPro, RBS, Canonical, ABB and Nortel. Larry has an MBA from the University of British Columbia and has worked extensively in North America and Europe.

Romanas Sonkinas

CTO
Roman has over 10 years of experience in building highly scalable consumer software. He was instrumental in creating the platform behind Hive - Europe’s biggest smart home service – receiving the “Engineer Of The Year” award from Hive in 2015. Roman has a BSC in Software Engineering from Vilnius University in Lithuania.

Matthew Smart

CPDO
Matthew’s professional career started at Nokia Siemens, where he led the development teams responsible for the company’s flagship network management system, enabling telecom operators to plan, manage, and configure their optical mobile backhaul networks. Matthew led the team responsible for the hub software and device integration at Hive. He holds a BSc in Computing from the University of the West of England.

Steve Horley

Investor and Board Member
Steve has led three businesses from early stage to mass-market and exit. He was Managing Director of AlertMe ('Hive') sold to British Gas in 2015; Managing Director of Tiscali Broadband, sold to TalkTalk in 2009 and a Senior exec at early internet service provider LineOne, sold in 2001. He currently represents Tokyo Electric Power's Corporate Venture Capital activities in Europe, is on the UK Board of HomeServe PLC, Board Advisor to Leakbot, and is an investor & advisor to Moixa - the UK's leading home energy storage business.

Location

London
United Kingdom

Contacts

Email: info@imont.io
Phone: +44 7397 006 932