Rigado Announces the Allegro Kit to Accelerate IoT Projects on AWS

Rigado, a global provider of edge device networks for commercial spaces, announced today the availability their new plug and play kit specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) solution builders on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new Rigado Allegro Kit includes wireless sensors and edge gateways that can be easily onboarded to AWS, including Amazon QuickSight dashboards.

Rigado brings its expertise in commercial IoT solutions to a variety of applications across retail, restaurants, smart buildings and logistics. Using the Allegro Kit, IoT solution integrators can quickly deploy a proof of concept or pilot using production-ready devices in a matter of days. Rigado has pre-integrated its sensor networks with AWS to provide a seamless onboarding experience.

While applicable to many commercial environments, the Allegro Kit was designed to address today’s most pressing retail and hospitality IoT use cases, such as:

  • Food Safety: Refrigerator temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Occupancy: People counting and customer traffic flow
  • Customer Confidence: Dynamic safety signage and customer alert buttons
  • Remote Monitoring: Asset tracking and employee badge status updates

Rigado has achieved the AWS Travel & Hospitality Competency, AWS Retail Competency, and AWS IoT Competency designations and is leveraging its sensor technology and management capabilities to deliver the Allegro Kit specifically for AWS customers.

“IoT solution providers want the flexibility and scalability of low-power wireless networks, but time-to-value presents a challenge,” says Kevin Tate, Rigado’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We wanted to create the first no-code solution that fully onboards a Rigado sensor network to AWS, with live data and dashboards for commercial spaces. This takes the time to build a proof-of-concept from weeks or months to less than an hour.”

The integration is based on an AWS Quick Start that was co-designed and developed between the two companies. It includes an onboarding wizard and dashboard templates in Amazon QuickSight. IoT solution builders can also build their own solution on top of the Allegro Kit for a custom experience.

“More than ever, Travel & Hospitality is transforming into a connected industry, with IoT being leveraged to help with everything from food safety to creating new guest experiences. As an AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Partner, Rigado brings the technical expertise and proven customer success to build the smart spaces of the future for travel and hospitality brands. With the Allegro Kit for AWS, customers can now start IoT projects much faster, reduce deployment complexity and be better able to build what’s next for their business,” said David Peller, Managing Director, Travel and Hospitality, AWS.

“The Allegro Kit from Rigado and AWS allows us to quickly build a live customer pilot using real-time sensor data. We are excited to deploy Allegro for our retail and hospitality customers to accelerate their projects to scale,” said Alex Tilcock, Head of IoT, DXC.

The Allegro Kit for AWS is available for order now on the Rigado website and features a variety of wireless sensors that can be combined for a unified IoT solution. Rigado will be hosting a demonstration webinar with AWS on March 17th at 9:00 PDT, free registration is open now.

About Rigado The Rigado Edge-as-a-Service platform is deployed in more than 20,000 locations across 75 countries. Rigado connects over 6 million devices for Enterprise IoT solutions including smart office and buildings, connected retail, and intelligent logistics. Rigado is headquartered in Portland, OR with EMEA offices in London.

Rigado Achieves AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Status
December 3, 2020 – Portland, OR Rigado, a global provider of edge device networks for commercial spaces, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes Rigado’s deep experience helping hospitality customers transform their business – from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to groundbreaking guest and customer experiences. The launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency comes at a crucial time for the hospitality industry as it looks to innovate and address changing market conditions in the face of COVID-19. AWS’s global travel and hospitality practice helps companies of every size and segment – including airlines, airports, ground transportation, travel services and sellers, restaurants, lodging, entertainment venues and casinos, cruise lines, and technology providers – to accelerate innovation and increase agility in their business operations. Now more than ever, AWS wants to help customers succeed by connecting them to AWS Partners with deep AWS experience and a proven track record for helping travel and hospitality companies build resilience for the long run. AWS launched the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency to help their customers find highly specialized AWS Partners – eliminating the challenge of identifying and validating industry-leading solution providers with proven customer success and technical proficiency. Achieving the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency differentiates Rigado as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in Smart Assets which support Core Travel and Hospitality Applications. “Rigado is proud to be one of the first AWS Partners to achieve AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency status,” said Brad McMahon, VP of Corporate Development at Rigado. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their business transformation goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.” Rigado achieved this milestone through successful global deployments such as the AB InBev | Weissbeerger Beverage Analytics solution for restaurants and bars, and the Radius Networks FlyBuy solution for quick service restaurants. We needed a solution that was robust and future-proof. With Rigado, we are able to monitor & track, push updates over the air easily, and understand the status of all the sensors and gateways,” said Nicki Zintchenko, IoT Lead at WeissBeerger. “The system that Rigado provided is entirely plug-and-play in our bars, which has taken our typical installation cost from $1,000 to zero.” “Many travel and hospitality companies are reinventing themselves on AWS. We are delighted to welcome Rigado to the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Program,” said David Peller, Managing Director, Travel & Hospitality, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Rigado’s industry-focused solutions, powered and vetted by AWS, can help our customers transform their business by enhancing the experience of their guests and increasing their operational efficiency.” AWS enables scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise. Rigado offers a pre-integrated kit of wireless sensors, devices and gateways designed specifically for AWS – available for order at the Rigado website. About Rigado The Rigado Edge-as-a-Service platform is deployed in more than 20,000 locations across 75 countries. Rigado connects over 6 million devices for Enterprise IoT solutions including smart office and buildings, connected retail, and intelligent logistics. Rigado is headquartered in Portland, OR with EMEA offices in London.
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