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Avimesa

Climate-friendly sensor network

Avimesa

Climate-friendly sensor network

San Diego, CA
Technology
Avimesa is a solar-powered sensor network connecting a wide variety of sensors to the cloud with a focus on working yards. In addition to general-purpose sensors, our flagship units can be used for detecting greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) to meet new EPA requirements that affect oil and gas, agriculture, and many other industries. Built-in BLE mesh allows for tens of thousands of units to form a complete network of nodes covering potentially hundreds of acres – with just one of the units requiring either an LTE or WiFi connection. It includes a web interface that comes with a complete graphing, alert, and notification system.

$115,063

raised
44
Investors
$12.2M
Valuation
$18.76
Price per Share
$131.32
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$115,063

raised
44
Investors
$12.2M
Valuation
$18.76
Price per Share
$131.32
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on April 20, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

We have already raised $1.6 million in seed money and completed a shipping cloud-based Industrial IoT application (Avimesa.Live) for device management and sensor data visualization. Our products are installed at customers and are ready for us to start marketing.
We are offering preferred stock, which is generally less risky than common stock. Our preferred stock has a liquidation preference that pays back preferred shareholders investment before common investors can participate in upside returns. Our employees and founders’ stock and options are based on common shares while our investors get preferred shares.
The Industrial IoT market is estimated to be worth $263.4 Billion by 2027 and our technology has simplified the connection of Industrial Things, including millions of existing installed analog and digital sensors using Avimesa.Live, creating a massive opportunity.

Overview


Avimesa makes putting sensors on Things easy — even over acres of coverage!


We focus on industrial customers who have working yards. A working yard is anything from a shipping port, to railroad yards, to farms, to school yards, to parks, rare lumber yards, waste, and water treatment facilities. All Things (like in Internet of Things) have something to say, even if they are not digital. For example, a gate moves, water flows, air has different pressure (and so does water), chemicals react, and moving Things like motors change speed, power, and vibration. Most Things have some aspect that can be measured, and Avimesa is designed to keep track of all of those variables. Inexpensive sensors on Things can be placed over acres or just a few square feet. Better yet, Avimesa is fully self-sufficient and can optionally get power from the sun and Internet from LTE. Even if there isn’t a readily available power source in your field, Avimesa can connect to a network.


Avimesa works with thousands of different types of sensors that can be used for security, business intelligence, usage graphing, cost savings, notifications, early warning alerts, and routing personnel to Things in need of attention, just to name a few. Customers also have the benefit of receiving 2,000 free monthly readings as well as free technical support.   





THE PROBLEM


Businesses can’t innovate and solve 21st century problems with 20th century technology and techniques


While working yards come in an array of shapes and sizes, their one commonality is that they have an abundance of moving parts. With all of these moving parts, it can be easy to lose track of Things and even personnel, which can negatively impact performance and even threaten the safety of workers. Most current working yards haven’t had the necessary technological overhauls needed to modernize their solutions. If industrial yards are to thrive in the modern era, they are going to need modern solutions.


Is the cooling system in the equipment room blowing the right temperature?  Have the medications in the deep freezer been kept at the proper temperature? Are you aware of any flooding in underground facilities? These are just a few of the near infinite questions yard managers need to keep up with if they are going to work efficiently.







THE SOLUTION


A platform that monitors all your Things



We built an Industrial IoT platform that makes it easy to use existing high-end industrial sensors and inexpensive Bluetooth sensors. Our platform immediately allows businesses to increase awareness of their business with a small, low-cost deployment and quickly scale to their entire facility.  And, while the value of business intelligence is immediate, it actually appreciates in value as more historical data is stored over time.



With Avimesa, customers can easily set up alarms for user-configurable thresholds to notify you of any potential mishaps. Freezer temperature too high? Send a message to a group of admins through our platform. Entry gate stuck open? Trigger an alert and get it fixed. In addition, Avimesa’s API allows developers to build custom IoT applications without having to build their own IoT backend.



Avimesa simplifies remote monitoring for industrial customers by providing a plug-and-play setup of sensors, hardware, and application. A customer orders a starter kit specific to their industry. Setup is as easy as an Amazon Echo, and in just a few minutes, customers are able to monitor their assets with a customizable dashboard in the Avimesa.live web app. 



We offer a monthly, subscription-based recurring revenue with base monthly charges for the number of Avimesa Gadgets (gateways) running at a customer site. Additional fees are charged for higher sampling rates (up to multiple times per minute) and professional services are available for enterprise level customers.  

OUR TRACTION


Small victories pave a road to massive success


We have achieved a stout $1.6 million in seed funding which has allowed us to develop a complete IoT solution, including complete cloud and provisioning infrastructure and a browser-based application called Avimesa.Live. 



We completed primary product development in January 2020 with a variety of test customers throughout 2021 including working farms, semiconductor manufacturing, and a four acre multi-use yacht club with a marina and private beach. The provisioning and perimeter aware and advanced BLE enhancements that make the Avimesa.Live Starter Kit possible just recently reached beta development status.







THE MARKET


One solution for a multitude of industries


The Industrial IoT market is heading to $263.4 billion by 2027, and Avimesa is well on its way to claiming a stake of this massive industry (Source). 




There are many factors that prevent the modernization of industrial facilities such as availability of power, harsh environments, accessibility, network, and personnel issues. These obstacles can make installing existing IoT solutions even more expensive and complex than they already are. Avimesa, however, was created specifically with flexibility in mind so we could scale our platform to virtually any type of industry. We offer a remote monitoring solution that can be set up in minutes, with hardware that can be powered by a small solar panel if power isn’t readily available.   


Solar is important to many industrial customers.




This flexibility allows us to measure virtually any variable in virtually any facility and working yards. We work with sensors that can monitor vibration, power, liquid flow, volumetric moisture, light, temperature, motion, force, radar, pollution, and much more. Even better, we have developed technology to tag people and equipment if they have entered or exited a geofenced area. We are committed to bringing industrial businesses into the modern age, and our innovative and cost-effective platform will accomplish that goal.


Industrial businesses come in all shapes and sizes but share the characteristic that they can be large, diversified, and have obstacles. Even if a site does not have power or internet, Avimesa can drop-in an inexpensive plug-and-play solar field unit to power its platform. Avimesa can combine low-cost BLE sensors/tags with high-end industrial loop sensors in a mixed-use solar powered environment. Plus, Avimesa’s Industrial Starter Kits provide a quick and painless way for customers to test out the actual Avimesa system that can be scaled to their needs.



WHY INVEST


We are the future of Industrial IoTs


Avimesa aims to be the gold standard in Industrial IoT, particularly for working yards. We have the scalability, the technology, and the leadership to be the number one player in our field. In the digital age, information is the currency of the realm, and our platform can provide customers with real-time information for every Thing  in their facility. By investing in Avimesa, you are investing in the backbone of tomorrow’s industry. 



Offering Summary


Company

:

Avimesa Corporation

Corporate Address

:

3725 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.08

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,995.36

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$450.24











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Preferred Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

533

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

57,036

Price per Share

:

$18.76

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$12,185,257.84











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 24 hours and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the next 72 hours and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the next 7 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares.

Amount-Based

$500+ 

Avimesa 10W Solar Travel Charger— perfect for all smartphones.

$1,000+

Avimesa 40W Folding Solar Charger — perfect for laptops in the field.

$1,500+

Avimesa 40W Folding Solar Charger and join the Avimesa Launch Party at Mission Bay Yacht Club!

$3,500+

Avimesa comes to you and installs an Avimesa Solar Field Hub and six sensors (travel expense not included).

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Avimesa will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Preferred Stock at $18.76 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Preferred Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $1,876. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$186,992.00 USD
$288,742.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$3,491.00 USD
$133,007.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$7,144.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$30,680.00 USD
$19,854.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$284,604.00 USD
$120,913.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$81,756.00 USD
$108,078.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$8,975.00 USD
$37,589.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$439,267.00 USD
-$530,414.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Last day to invest in Avimesa

4 months ago


Greetings.

Today is the last day to invest in Avimesa.  If you haven't invested yet, today is the day.  Even if you have invested, you can increase your amount today.

Sincerely,

The Avimesa Team.


Only five days left to invest in Avimesa!

4 months ago

Greetings from Avimesa.

We're making excellent progress on the methane monitoring front, with our first Solar Field Unit with a built-in NevadaNano methane sensor shipping out next week!   More about the SFU here: https://esg.avimesa.com/solar-field-unit

And lastly, testing of our handheld internet-connected methane detection devices is underway.   These use the same NevadaNano methane sensor as the Solar Field Unit and connect to Avimesa.Live for data viz and alerting.  Don't miss out; click that invest button today!

Best regards,

The Avimesa Team


Shipping Our First Avimesa Methane Gun

5 months ago

We’re really excited to be shipping the first Avimesa Methane Gun — an ultra-portable solution to pin-point areas with concentrations of methane gas. The device plugs into a handheld computer (part of the SFU Travel Kit)  for instant data readings, or reading them remotely, via our cloud-based SaaS.

The main idea behind the methane gun and the SFU Travel Kit, is to find the best place to install the pole-mounted Solar Field Unit for longer-term monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a picture of the Methane Gun in action:

Campaign ends in less than 30 days!

We had an amazing (nearly 10%) increase in investment since we reported on hitting the $100k mark. Hurry, only 27 days left to invest! Click that invest button today!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


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Avimesa Updates IoT Application for Methane Sensor Readings and Weather Feeds

5 months ago

Weather feeds can be tied to shared sensor readings to improve data reporting and business logic.

Hello! We have updated our IoT application, Avimesa.Live, with methane sensor data capabilities in preparation for the release of their forthcoming Solar Field Unit and Solar Field Unit Travel Kits for methane detection and monitoring.

Also included in the release are weather forecast feeds via Windy.com. Weather events such as wind or varied temperatures can affect methane sensor readings and the ability to tie weather forecasts and sensor readings allow for improved data analysis and logic-based event triggers in the application.

Initial weather forecasts will include: wind, wind gusts, temperature, dew point, precipitation (rain, snow, convective), precipitation type, CAPE index, high clouds, medium clouds, low clouds, humidity, geopotential height, pressure, waves, wind waves, swell, swell 2, CO concentration, dust mass, and SO2. 

Logic such as “If wind gusts are greater than 30 then don’t send an alert” is one example of how the weather might be used to fine-tune user notifications  More complex logic can be constructed using other Avimesa features, such as perimeter awareness, to create highly aware alerts, notifications, and graphs.

Avimesa is compatible with the NevadaNano MPS methane gas sensor, which is included in the Avimesa Solar Field Unit and the Solar Field Unit Travel Kit, as well as Cubic SJH-100 methane sensor, with plans to add more in the future.

Pricing for the new climate feeds is free to Avimesa.Live beta users and the feature is available today.  Users will be able to get a free regional climate reading that updates often throughout the day. 


First Avimesa Travel Kit for methane (CH4) shipping next week!

5 months ago

First Avimesa Travel Kit for methane (CH4) shipping next week!

- The SFU Travel Kit contains everything needed, including a handheld Ubuntu computer, for Climate Scientists, Climate Engineers, and Oil and Gas sites, to pinpoint sources of methane in working yards and the associated yard equipment.  


AVIMESA SFU TRAVEL KIT

While we were working on the details for climate and oil & gas partners for the pole-mounted Solar Field Unit (SFU), we discovered a pain point that Avimesa can uniquely solve in a cost-effective way -- introducing the SFU Travel Kit.  It runs the same Avimesa software and uses the same methane sensor as the pole-mounted SFU, but the Travel Kit is handheld.  As you can imagine, installing the pole-mounted SFU  can be quite a bit of work and may even require digging a hole in the ground, etc.  We solve a pain point with a portable handheld unit for testing purposes.

Using the SFU Travel Kit is simple.  The user connects it to their smartphone for Internet access and explores the working yard for optimal locations to place the pole-mounted SFU.  An optional LTE hotspot is available for users that prefer to not use their phone.  This is enormously powerful because it is running the same exact software and uses the same exact methane, temperature, and humidity sensors as the pole unit.  And because it is transmitting data to the Avimesa cloud in real-time, it is instantly accessible to engineers and scientists at other locations and the home office.    Climate conditions are an integral part of methane measurements, so Avimesa's integrated regional climate readings are perfect for the task.  

Included with the SFU Travel Kit is:

  • Avimesa Methane Gun.  A handheld unit that includes methane, temperature, and humidity with self-calibrating logic.  It connects via the RS232 port on the back of the included handheld computer.
  • A GPD (6" screen) handheld computer running Ubuntu Linux and Avimesa Gadget.  The user sees the readings in real-time while it is transmitting data to the cloud for sharing with other engineers and scientists.
  • A lithium-ion auxiliary battery capable of powering the GPD for up to 10 hours without draining the built-in battery in the GPD.  This is essential for long testing hours, especially at night when solar does not work.
  • An Avimesa 30 watt solar charger to keep things charged for extended time in the field.  This is similar to the solar charger that investors get when they invest more than $1,000 in Avimesa thru StartEngine.  
  • An Avimesa burgee flag.  Not just for fun, this can be useful to get an idea of wind direction. 

The first Avimesa Methane Gun units are 3D printed by a high-end 3D printing house.  The industrial design will be mass-produced using injection molding.  It includes a highly accurate methane sensor (250 PPM) with integrated temperature and humidity sensing.

We are very proud of the  SFU Travel Kit.  It fills an important need in the ESG, Climate Change, and Oil & Gas markets because, unlike any other handheld unit, it runs exactly the same software and uses the same sensors as permanent pole-mounted units.   The MSRP is  $1,999, so it is very affordable for volume purchases.   Right now, we are supplying major key partners to do extensive joint testing.

Help Avimesa help the earth and make money too.  Please invest in Avimesa today!

Sincerely, 


The Avimesa Team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


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Avimesa website gets facelift

5 months ago


Avimesa website update...  We have updated  our website to reflect our current emphasis on the addition of greenhouse sensing to our Flagship Avimesa Solar Field Unit (SFU).    It includes an updated overview of the SFU.  We are nearing completion of the SFU version with an integrated methane sensor and are finalizing the internal design for the sensor air flow and water resistance.  

We are getting excellent responses to our business development in the greenhouse gas / ESG mitigation space.  Whether you believe in climate change or not, there is a vast amount of money in detection for compliance, safety, and planning.   We have a lot of competitive advantage in this space  because of our ability to integrate shared sensors and regional climate feeds along with the sensors in our rules engine.  

If you have not yet invested in Avimesa -- come and join us!


The Avimesa Team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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Thanks for funding the future.

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New climate sensor for Avimesa

5 months ago

Update on investments:  On Friday, February 25th, we hit our $100k invested goal.  This means that the StartEngine system will automatically generate announcements to its base of investors.   Nice!

New Climate Sensor...  We just received delivery of  MPS Methane Gas Sensors from NevadaNano, a leader in the gas detection market.      MPS stands for their Molecular Property Spectrometer technology.  These sensors are in use in the most challenging environments -- from Arctic wellheads to shale fields in South Texas.  The sensors will be incorporated into our solar powered Avimesa ESG Climate Kits for the Oil and Gas industry.  Other uses include paints & solvents, chemical processing, algae growth, water runoff / drainage,  alloy manufacturing, and agriculture.

Our early study finds this NevadaNano sensor to be quite remarkable.  It has built-in environmental compensation, very low power requirements, and is inherently poison immune.  It can detect methane with a resolution of  only 250 parts of methane per million parts of ambient air.   It can also operate in very harsh environments ranging from -40° to 75° celsius.  

As previously announced, Avimesa is putting a lot of emphasis on developing and marketing kits for the massively growing gas mitigation business of fugitive methane emissions.  World government agencies, including the United States EPA, have made methane mitigation one of their highest climate priorities for 2022 and beyond.

We will keep you posted as we near the shipments of the first Climate Kit prototype.

- The Avimesa Team


Avimesa to implement BLE Mesh for massive solar powered networks

6 months ago


Avimesa to implement BLE Mesh Network

-- ideal for solar powered large scale smart IIoT networks

Update on investments:  Investment in Avimesa has increased by almost 10% in the last week and we are now at $97,025 in total investments.   The minimum investment remains at $131.32 and the average investment is now $2,156.01.   We are  less than $3,000 away from hitting our $100,000 target for this next tranche and we are setting our next target for $225,000.   Once we hit the $100,000 mark by next week or earlier, StartEngine will begin promoting us to their installed base of more than 500,000 investors.  

On BLE Mesh...   In Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh Networking (BLE Mesh), each node can pass a message to pass on to another node.  It has many features to also pass on data that needs to be shared between nodes for sensor readings.  Avimesa is taking advantage of BLE Mesh to use our unique messaging model to build reliable, large scale, solar powered,  working yard networks.

Imagine this math -- each battery / solar node can have sensors attached or just be a forwarding node to move the data message to the next node.  Since BLE can have a typical outdoor range of more than 50 yards and there can be 32,767 solar/battery powered BLE nodes, that is a theoretical range over hundreds of acres per network.  As part of the BLE Mesh upgrade, the configuration of a sensor node will  optionally be updated remotely -- very useful for sensor nodes in far and hard to reach places.

When Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was first introduced, it was targeted at battery operated devices.  It has now become the defacto standard for short range communication on a myriad of devices.  The Avimesa 1000 controller for loop sensors uses BLE to communicate with gateways and the gateways communicate with the Internet via LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, and other networks.    Using the new BLE Mesh networking standard, each device can also be a node to pass on network packets to another node so BLE networks can be massively large.  Because of the low energy nature of BLE, the network can be entirely solar and battery powered.    And,  the actual connection to the Internet can be very distant from nodes with connected sensors.

Our planning for the BLE Mesh upgrade is almost complete and we expect to enter the development phase within days.  It should be a quick development and we are certain that it will have full backwards compatibility for existing customers.  We have already started to brief customers on how to prepare for this fantastic new upgrade.

- The Avimesa Team




Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Investment in Avimesa has increased by 8% over the last week

6 months ago


Greetings.

Investment in Avimesa has increased by over 8% in the last week and we are now at $88,074 in investments.   The minimum investment remains at $131.32 and the average investment is now $2,097.   

We are within a few weeks of delivering the prototypes for the Avimesa ESG Climate Kit which is initially focused on the Oil & Gas industry needs for cost effective methane (CO4) mitigation.  As previously noted, the EPA announced in November of last year that they will be regulating methane output for hundreds of thousands of new sites, so this is  a very big opportunity.

We are now less than $12,000 away from hitting our $100,000 target for investments.  Once we hit the $100,000 mark, StartEngine will begin promoting us to their installed base of more than 500,000 investors.  

Sincerely, 

The Avimesa Team


Avimesa announces 2022 pricing for Raspberry Pi based products

7 months ago

Avimesa announces 2022 pricing for Raspberry Pi based products

Much of our 2022 product lineup is based on Raspberry Pi technology.  Our client software, called Avimesa Gadget, is freely downloadable and will run on any Raspberry Pi model 3 or later.  Customers can buy their own Raspberry Pi hardware and sensors to do their own integration.  If a customer wants to buy a pre-assembled & tested unit, we apply a 25% integration and testing fee to our cost of the hardware.

Here are a few examples of Raspberry Pi based quantity one pricing:

  • WiFi / BLE Methane Gateway Node (Raspberry Pi bought on Amazon).
    •  $149.99 CanaKit Raspberry Pi w/enclosure & power supply
    •  $190.00 Cubic SJH-5 Methane Sensor (55,000 PPM)* 
    •    $25.00  Avimesa Multi-port connector
    •    $91.25  Assembly, integration, and testing
    •    $10.00  One time provisioning fee
    •  $466.24  Estimated total less applicable taxes

Solar panel and battery for above.  Add $199.


  • LTE/BLE Methane Gateway Node (Gateway bought from CompuLab).
    • $132.00  CompuLab Industrial Raspberry Pi Gateway
    •   $15.60  16GB memory expansion
    •   $71.00  4G/LTE modem (no sim provided)
    •   $12.60  Power supply
    •   $15.99 SanDisk SD card
    • $190.00 Cubic SJH-5 Methane Sensor (55,000 PPM)*
    •   $25.00 Avimesa Multi-port connector
    • $121.80 Assembly, integration, and testing
    • $583.99 Estimated total less applicable taxes
It should be noted that the CompuLab Gateway does not use a Raspberry Pi per se. There is a product called “Raspberry Pi Compute Module” which was specifically designed to provide processor, BLE, WiFi, and memory on an edge card that can be integrated into another product such as the CompuLab gateway.

Solar panel and battery for above.  Add $399.

*Purchased from gaslab.com who also does testing of the assembled gateway node.

Battery Operated BLE Mesh extender node/tag.  $129.   Each tag runs for up to two years and can extend the network with up to a 100 meter diameter range. When the battery is running low, the tag transmits its long/lat so the tag can quickly be located. The above gateways are also BLE mesh nodes with each private customer network segment capable of handling 32k additional nodes and tags to build truly massive indoor and outdoor networks. It should be noted that each network segment typically only needs one or a few LTE nodes because the rest of the nodes are connected to the cloud via the mesh.

Solar adaptor for extender node.  Add $99 per tag.  


Have a great weekend!


The Avimesa team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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Investment in Avimesa increases by 9% in last week

7 months ago


Investment in Avimesa has increased by over 9% in the last week and the average investment is slightly less than $2,000.   The minimum investment remains at $131.32.   We are now less than $20,000 away from hitting our next target of $100,000 in investments.  When we hit the next target, StartEngine will do joint marketing to their base along with other advertising and PR done simultaneously by us.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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Hello!

As you might know, Avimesa has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Avimesa be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Why is Methane in the news so much lately?

7 months ago


Why is Methane in the news so much lately?


Beginning in late 2021 and going into 2022, Methane (CO4) has been in the news a lot.  Here is a brief summary of  why.  

While there are many greenhouse gases, Carbon Dioxide (C02) has usually been the focus because it is the most abundant and long lasting of the greenhouse gases.  C02 is also a more "sexy" gas from a marketing standpoint, because planting trees is the most significant way to mitigate its damage.  CO4 does less long term damage to the environment because it dissipates quickly, but its near term damage to the environment is between 24 to 86 times more damaging than C02.  

It should also be noted that using processed CO4 as fuel still produces C02 as its output and C04 is the primary component of natural gas.  When you see natural gas being marketed as "clean burning" it is really a comparison with other fuels, like coal, that output double or triple the amount C02 and also output Carbon Monoxide (CO), another dangerous gas for the environment.  So, burning C04 / natural gas is simply less harmful than burning coal and can also be mitigated more rapidly.  

Natural gas usage is on the rise.  In 2018 Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the natural gas industry as a whole was responsible for more emissions than coal for the first time.  The EPA and many other world governments are now targeting methane as the best item to mitigate near term.  In November of 2021, the EPA announced that it will be targeting hundreds of thousands of sites for the first time in an effort to stem unburned CO4 from entering the atmosphere.  

Satellite detection of methane plumes is in its infancy.  Most methane plume detection is done by low flying aircraft and more recently has been augmented with drones.  The ideal sustainable mitigation model is to migrate to using CO4 / natural gas as a fuel source and plant more trees to absorb the CO2 and thus produce Oxygen (O).   In addition, to CO4 being a natural product of the earth, it can also be produced as the result of decomposing animal manure, it addition to other things.

In addition to being a green focused company, Avimesa believes it can help with CO4 mitigation by pinpointing the source more easily in working yards when a plume is detected.  We are nearing completion of five prototype unit of our Avimesa Climate / ESG Kit's.  The kits also contain a C02 sensor and of course, because it uses Avimesa.Live, the sensor data can be correlated with real time regional climate readings.  Another valuable aspect that Avimesa brings to the table is the concept of shared sensors.  The shared sensor system  lets different customers share certain sensor readings to compare notes with each other.

We have selected two partners so far for early testing and are combing thru the inquiries to select the next three.  Since the initial run of the Avimesa Climate / ESG Kit's is only five hand built units, we are being very careful in selecting our initial test partners.  Expect to see some nice announcements next month as we start to release testing results in conjunction with our partners.

And by the way, our co-founder Jake Fields is also the founder of another company, Treeline Interactive, which has been planting trees in their customer's names for more than a decade.

One other note.  We are nearing the $100,000 mark on investments which will trigger the next level of StartEngine marketing, so please invest today and help us get to that goal quickly.  In addition to being a great investment, you will be helping Avimesa on our first vertical, the Climate / ESG market.

Have a great day!

The Avimesa Team




More investments and ESG Climate Kits!

7 months ago


Welcome to the New Year from all of us at Avimesa!

Investments via StartEngine have gone up by over 10% since the beginning of the year and it has been less than a week.   We are nearing our next milestone of $100k.   The StartEngine system is based on reaching tiers with each tier triggering new marketing by StartEngine.  

We are nearing the assembly of the first five to six prototypes of the Avimesa ESG Climate Kit and expect to be ready for testing by early February.  The production kits will have a solar option and  includes LTE/BLE and high end methane (C04) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) sensors.    Once the prototypes are ready, one will be going to a professional gas testing lab to validate accuracy and calibration.  We are also exploring the possibility of partnering with a drone company to make a drone version of the kit down the road.  

Whether someone believes in climate change or not, there is no doubt that governments worldwide are going to be dramatically increasing regulations regarding methane and it is an excellent business opportunity for Avimesa.  In November of last year, the EPA issued a statement saying: "EPA is taking a significant step in fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health through a proposed rule that would sharply reduce methane and other harmful air pollution from both new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal would expand and strengthen emissions reduction requirements that are currently on the books for new, modified and reconstructed oil and natural gas sources, and would require states to reduce methane emissions from hundreds of thousands of existing sources nationwide for the first time.

Thanks for all of your support and again Happy New Year!

- The Avimesa Team



Avimesa Year End Update

7 months ago


Happy New Years!

We at Avimesa sincerely appreciate the support of our friends, family, customers, followers, and investors.  Here is your year end update:

  • As we look at the Industrial IoT opportunities for the New Year, climate related issues and developments keep on popping to the top of the stack.  It is not just because it is a lucrative area -- it is very exciting to work on things that have a positive impact for future generations.   You have probably noticed that we have continually been rolling out "context aware" features for the core Avimesa system.  Context awareness means that we can combine sensor readings with other sources of data, such as regional climate readings (such as wind and airborne gases), with sensor readings.  This is a critical path to help industry identify and mitigate climate issues.

  • A week ago we updated that our investments bumped up by over 20% which was largely the result of existing investors re-investing.   We also announced that we are probably less than a month away from producing our first Starter Kits -- the underlying technology has been well tested with several major accounts.

  • Two weeks ago we updated that the minimum investment was reduced to $131.32 -- this was done so that existing investors can gift an Avimesa investment to their family and friends.  We don't know if we are going to increase the minimum in the new year because our average investment is still in excess of $1,700 and there does not seem to be a point in increasing it again.

  • A month  ago we updated that we completed the initial tests of adding climate and perimeter awareness to sensor readings.  Perimeter awareness is a different type of context awareness as it allows the measurement of distances between cheap Bluetooth sensors by measuring radio strength signal.

  • If you have not read the update from a month ago about how Collin Hinson, Avimesa VP Marketing, used our technology at home for measuring pollutants from resins, then you should.   It is a light hearted, but serious description of how he personally used our technology.     The salient point is that, while Avimesa is focused on Industrial uses, our underlying system can use inexpensive parts to solve problems that used to be expensive.

  • In about the same time frame we selected the Cubic SJ-5 sensor for our initial testing of methane detection.  Methane is on the forefront of greenhouse gases because it can be mitigated after pin-pointing the source of leak and actually be sold as a clean burning source of energy.

  • We also issued an update to describe why we are using preferred stock instead of common stock for our offering.  The summary is: Preferred stock is generally less risky — shareholders get their money back plus they share in the upside of a sale.  Preferred stock is usually only accessible to VC firms and angel investors.

  • Two months ago, we announced our integration with one of the largest pump manufacturers in the world -- Ebara.  The integration was done with our Master VAR partner Tako.Com who is majority owned by a vacuum pump distributor. Aside from the revenue opportunities from the large Ebara customer base, it demonstrates that Avimesa can be used with existing sensors on equipment.

  • In the same time frame we also announced our shared sensor network.  This technology puts Avimesa ahead of the pack.  Most public service projects require sharing of sensor readings.  

    WHEW! 2021 has been a very exciting year. Avimesa wishes you and yours prosperity in the New Year and, of course, a safe holiday.

    Best regards,

    - The Avimesa Team




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7 months ago

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New investments

8 months ago


Seasons Greetings!

Investment in Avimesa has gone up this week by approximately 20% which has mainly been fueled by re-investment from existing investors.   We are working to get past a $100k investment milestone quickly so that we enter the next phase of StartEngine marketing.    Until we hit the $100k milestone, there will be little marketing from StartEngine directly -- we are currently at $65k.   Once we hit the $100k milestone, we will resume paid marketing and StartEngine will send an announcement to their installed base.

Sales inquires to Avimesa have increased.    We are within a month of delivering the first IIoT Starter Kits for specific industry segments with semiconductor manufacturers being the first target.  Our current beachhead is with semiconductor manufacturers and other users of reciprocating equipment like vacuum pumps.

 The Avimesa Starter Kits next target are infrastructure deals that are related to climate monitoring.  With the passage of the bi-partisan HR 3684 last month, several states are awash in cash.  Our marketing department has been focusing on generating lead flow for HR 3684 targets that immediately need Avimesa products and services.

But, the biggest news is that the context aware architecture that we have named "Avimesa TNG" is fully operational and is now in a packaging and refinement phase.  

Things are shaping up for a  great 2022.


Sincerely,


The Avimesa Team



Ho Ho Ho. Seasons Greetings. Minimum Investment has been decreased to $131.32 (only seven shares).

8 months ago


Seasons Greetings.

While our average investment has been $1,682 per investor, several of those investors have asked for a much lower entry point.  Reason being -- they want to give an investment in Avimesa as a holiday gift.  Accordingly, we have made a non-material change to our StartEngine campaign.   Obviously, we like the idea of giving Avimesa shares as a gift!

Please note that if you want to follow suit and put Avimesa  shares in holiday baskets, you need to actually give a pre-paid credit card or some other pre-paid way to purchase.  This is because the gift recipient still needs to e-sign sign up with StartEngine, agree to the subscription (i.e. investor terms), and make the actual payment themselves.   

Best regards,


The Avimesa Team


Adding context to sensors makes working yards smart from Energy to Agriculture

8 months ago


Adding context to sensors makes working yards smart from Energy to Agriculture

- By combining regional climate and perimeter awareness to readings, Avimesa adds a wealth of valuable information for providing contextual data instead of “dumb” readings.

Connecting Things to sensors has been possible for decades.   In the modern Internet this is often referred to as IoT for Internet of Things. Throw an ‘I’ on the front and you have IIoT for Industrial Internet of Things.   So, if it has been possible to put sensors on Things for decades, why, you may ask, is there so much fuss in the news about IIoT right now?  The answer is bandwidth:  cost for network, storage, and computing bandwidth have all gone down and the Internet has become more available, almost anywhere, and certainly at most industrial and many Energy & AG sites.  

The IIoT has created an opportunity for putting sensors on Things, almost anything, even a piece of wood, but without context awareness, us humans have to do a lot of mental “if/then/else” work to understand the sensor readings.  Below are a few examples to help you understand the massive way that context aware IIoT can add substantial value.

* Putting a motion sensor on a gate is useful but could be quite annoying if an alert went off every single time a busy gate moved.  Adding time of  day is helpful but we could make it far more useful by adding relevant context.  So, let’s say that the gate is guarded after hours, but authorized users can still gain entry with a pass card.  Problem is that, if the guard is on her rounds or otherwise, and not in the guard house, invalid entry is possible if the authorized user does not wait until the gate closed before parking.  

Now,  make it context aware by putting a $150 gateway in the guardhouse, a $20 motion sensor on the gate, and a $10 Bluetooth sensor on the guard’s utility belt.  Let’s also assume that the pieces are connected to  Avimesa.Live so that  the user can set their own context aware rules.  Here’s what happens next.  First piece of context awareness is time, so we only look for gate movement after hours.  Now we add in some perimeter awareness (another context point) by only sending an alert to the guard’s cell phone when she is not in the guard house.  The system knows she is not in the guard house because the perimeter aware gateway can see the distance of the Bluetooth sensor from itself.  The sensors on the gate are also Bluetooth enabled and the gateway sees the gate motion too. 

* Flood sensors are used all over the place in industry and they are mainly not aware of their own context.  Many of the flood sensors in use don’t even have a microprocessor to handle any type of rules processing.  They often just send a signal when water is above a level or is detected at a place that should not have any significant moisture.  Other than time of day, we can add a lot of value and save money by adding context awareness of regional weather conditions.  Many flood sensors are in remote locations and use LTE, LoRa, or other wide area data networks that have data feeds.  The more flood readings, the larger the cost, and it probably really doesn’t make a lot of sense to be constantly sampling water levels on a sunny day in many locations.  How about if we add in a regional climate feed so the system only samples the flood sensors once per hour in sunny conditions.  With this seemingly simple addition of context awareness we can save money by only kicking up the sensing rate to once per minute when weather conditions indicate it should be done.  This also adds a lot of value to the data collected -- flood sensing details in unchanged conditions add relatively useless data to expensive databases, make graphs harder to read, and, of course, generate potentially annoying alerts.  It should be noted that reducing the number of notifications and alerts to a user increases their likelihood of responding to an urgent alert.

* Methane sensing is growing in significance.  This abundant gas is mainly created by natural processes but there is a steady increase in creation as a byproduct of human activity.   Clearly, world governments are starting to put a lot of emphasis on methane levels with a variety of industries.  The problem with methane detection is that the gas dissipates quickly  and the sensors are relatively expensive.   

Context awareness for methane is more complex because of the geographical largeness and lots of regulations.  There are already methane detection companies that use aerial (plane / helicopter / drone / satellite, etc.) to spot plumes or micro seepage and other leaks over a topography.  The current methodology used, mainly in oil and gas is to use aerial topography reporting to dispatch personnel to GPS locations in need of service or inspection.

The same aerial methane companies and networks, in existence today, can be used to provide context awareness to methane sensors. Rather than deploy human resource, imagine being able to place solar and methane sensors with connections to context aware gateways via drones and land robots to specifically pinpoint key methane detection points.  

Solar power is essential for IIoT in working yards.  Good news is that there are now many reliable low cost solar units that can usually be customer installed.  And for larger installations there are a variety of professional solar suppliers, installers, and consultants that are largely high quality. 

Sharing sensor data is fundamental to providing context.  A  Fire Department in a rural area can strategically put sensors around their county.  Local businesses can use the FD shared sensors as context for their particular business sensors.  Putting humidity sensors on acres of wood can be used to pinpoint key protection areas.

There are many new technologies coming to the forefront that are going to fuel the growth of IIoT and the need for context awareness.  Even without revolutionary things like StarLink, there is abundant Internet connectivity becoming available from the wireless providers and the new, low cost, regional networks being created by LoRaWAN such as Helium. Tying all of these Things together would be difficult without context awareness.  

If you have questions about Avimesa and context awareness, just email support@avimesa.com with "Context Aware" in the subject.  We will get back with you asap.



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8 months ago

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Integrated Climate Feeds Online -- Combine sensor and windy.com API data with rules to add context to readings

8 months ago


Adding regional climate data to the Avimesa.Live rules engine allows users to add context to sensor readings.  This is especially true when sensing temp, humidity, and greenhouse gases.

We are happy to announce that we have windy.com API data feeds integrated with Avimesa.Live and will be available to all beta users at Midnight, Sunday, December 5th.  The feeds include wind, wind gusts, temperature, dew point, precipitation (rain, snow, convective), precipitation type, CAPE index, high clouds, medium clouds, low clouds, humidity, geopotential height, pressure, waves, wind waves, swell, swell 2, CO concentration, dust mass, and SO2 mass.

As always just email support@avimesa.com with any questions on how to configure the readings.


Using Avimesa Enterprise grade development tools for a small air quality project to measure pollutants created by resins and related toxins. With a user story featuring our very own Collin Hinson, VP Technology.

8 months ago

Using Avimesa Enterprise grade development tools for a small air quality project to measure pollutants created by resins and related toxins.

-- With a user story featuring our very own Collin Hinson, VP Technology.  

Avimesa has an extensive set of developer tools and an API to enhance Avimesa.Live or even build your own custom application.  Tako, an Avimesa Master VAR, has spent millions building their enterprise-level application and its support systems are designed to meet the needs of asset managers and maintenance technicians for some of the largest companies in the world.  They used the Avimesa Client API and the Avimesa IoT cloud superstructure to build their own application that also integrates workflow, which is a key requirement for many of their corporate customers.  Additionally, Tako is an OEM for Avimesa 1000 hardware to support their use of heavy duty  4-20mA industrial grade sensors.  And, Avimesa Gadget is an essential component of several Tako integrations.

But wait -- what if you don’t have Tako level budgets and just want to build a simple prototype? What if your parts budget is only $100?  You can do that with Avimesa too.  Before going on to the story about Collin, it should be noted that Avimesa provides support for  “hobbyist” parts because there are many industrial, corporate, and agricultural developers that use these parts for prototyping.  As a matter of fact many of the suppliers have corporate divisions to sell these parts for prototypes.  Most of the components in these parts are the same that are used in their industrialized counterparts. 

So now, about Collin, our VP tech, and his air quality project.   Collin surfs often and, on a bad day, has to repair surfboard dings using toxic resins that can become airborne. Collin’s roommate also makes stuff with plastics and resins in the garage to boot.  The garage is easy enough to ventilate: just open the garage door.  Problem: they also workout in the garage.  Exercising usually requires greater than average amounts of oxygen so Collin and his roommates definitely want to make sure that the air is clear of pollutants before they start pumping iron.  Here are a couple of pictures:


Obviously, as VP Technology, Collin can make Avimesa do anything he wants.  But, Collin likes to do projects using only the tools that Avimesa makes available for free to all developers.  In this case he had two goals:  (1) Phone alerts to himself and his roommates on extremely poor air quality in the garage, and (2) a real-time air quality graph to gauge dangerous levels of aerosolized resin particulates while they are working out.  

Collin used Avimesa.Live as the front end, and focused on integrating the sensor.  He chose the CCS811 indoor air quality chip which was available pre-packaged on a board with leads that  hook to a Raspberry Pi microcontroller.  He easily did this project for less than $100 in parts.  But, unlike a typical hobbyist project, his air quality project is connected using Avimesa Gadget with  the Avimesa  IIoT cloud superstructure providing all of the industrial grade benefits, provisioning, and context awareness.

While Collin’s project is a home project, it demonstrates how simple hobbyist parts can be used by large or small customers to cheaply build prototypes that have industrial grade features and scale.  Once a system is prototyped, then the parts can be upgraded to an industrialized counterpart with, oftentimes, few other changes.  A developer who works for a hotel could easily commercialize Collin's project with sensors relevant to the location of the hotel gym.  Easy prototyping is essential to proper IIoT planning and deployment.

Integrating new sensors into an intelligent IoT network can be challenging.  Actually hooking the sensor up is usually easy but the rest of the integration can be time consuming.  Collin used Avimesa Gadget, freely downloadable by any developer, to hook the sensor to the Avimesa cloud.   Avimesa Gadget makes the authentication, digitization, transmission, and messaging pain free for both prototyping and final integration.  It also has a Command Line Interface (CLI) which is highly useful for both development and technical issue problem solving. 

To handle the CCS811 air quality chip communication and data acquisition, Collin wrote a simple Python script that does just so and also pushes the obtained data to Avimesa Gadget for relaying to the cloud. Avimesa Gadget then uses a “heartbeat” for cyclic, time interval based communication with the cloud to transmit the air quality data to Avimesa.Live along with Raspberry Pi health metrics.

The rest of the setup was done using Avimesa.Live in a browser to setup the alerts. Readings from areas and setups in new installations can take a while to calibrate which is simplified by using the built-in graphing in Avimesa.Live and the CLI in Avimesa Gadget.   Next week Avimesa will be delivering its regional climate feeds to customers.    Because Avimesa provides context awareness, Collin will be able to upgrade the rules for his air quality alerts to include wind conditions and pollutants in the climate -- all from within Avimesa.Live with point-and-click changes.

If you or your developers want to integrate a sensor of your choosing with Avimesa, just send an email to support@avimesa.com with a link to the sensor and we will provide you with technical support on your integration.  If you need help finding a sensor then email us with your requirements and we will help you with your search.  If you need full professional services for integration, we can do that too and also have several development partners that are absolutely expert in IIoT projects.

Extensive and detailed developer documentation about all of the Avimesa developer tools, API’s, and interfaces can be found here:  

https://www.avimesa.com/docs/user-guides/


Kowabunga,

The Avimesa Team










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9 months ago

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Avimesa is adding methane sensing to its growing list of supported sensors; to be used in Climate Kits for greenhouse gases and general air quality.

9 months ago

As new rules from the EPA, certain states, and regional authorities roll out about greenhouse gas output, Avimesa will start to target industries that will be facing increased regulation.  The sensor readings can be combined with the previously announced regional climate feed.  The regional climate feeds are useful for providing context for the sensor readings with user-defined rules.  

 Only Avimesa customers and investors are eligible to apply for the beta program but supplies are limited.  Each beta tester will be able to test a unit for 10 days and then send the unit to the next tester on the schedule.  We are starting with five beta kits and plan to increase that number to approximately twenty to thirty kits over the beta program.  To get on the list, simply send an email to support@avimesa.com with “climate” as the subject and your name in the body of the text.  To keep it fair, beta shipments will be shipped in the order that email requests are received.  Climate kits will be going into an internal calibration test first and will be released to beta testers soon after the new year.  

Pictured above is a Cubic SJH-5 methane sensor next to a ruler to show size.  Avimesa just received five test units and one dev unit for inclusion in beta Avimesa Climate kits.  The kit will include sensors for measuring temperature, methane, humidity, ammonia, and CO.  It will also include regional climate readings for wind, wind gusts, temperature, dew point, precipitation (rain, snow, convective), precipitation type, CAPE index, high clouds, medium clouds, low clouds, humidity, geopotential height, pressure, waves, wind waves, swell, swell 2, CO concentration, dust mass, and SO2 mass data.  

Sensors come with a variety of hardware interfaces and many of them have their own proprietary command set.  We strategically developed Avimesa Gadget specifically for interfacing with any sensor regardless of the hardware interface.  The interface for the Cubic sensor is similar to the interface we developed for the previously announced Ebara pump integration and is a primary reason that we chose to test the Cubic sensor first.  For technical readers:  The interface to both the Ebara pump and the Cubic methane sensor is RS232 so the primary drivers are done but, as with most RS232 interfaces we have to implement their proprietary command set into Avimesa Gadget -- this will be our 3rd integration with an RS232 device.

After concluding the testing, Avimesa will be taking pre-orders from investors and customers to establish quantities for the first production run.  Our target price for the climate kits will be less than $400 and will come with at least 1,000 free readings per month with blocks of additional readings purchased online.  During the beta test phase, there is no limit on the number of readings.  There will also be a K-12 program for substantial discounts for schoolyards.

Why we are offering preferred stock vs common stock.

9 months ago

Many of the investments on the StartEngine platform issue common stock, but a lesser number of available investments use preferred stock, like us for example.  Avimesa is offering preferred stock to investors and we felt that it would be helpful to help you understand the investor benefits of Avimesa preferred stock.

Essentially, preferred stock is generally viewed as less risky than common stock.  Read on to understand why.  

TLDR; Here are some takeaways:

  1. Preferred stock is generally less risky — shareholders get their money back plus they share in the upside of sale

  2. Preferred stock is usually only accessible to VC firms and angel investors

One of the reasons why Avimesa is using preferred stock is to give investors additional rights that are not available to Avimesa common shareholders.  To create the “preferences” for the preferred shares, Avimesa was required to file documentation with the State of California that would not be needed if we offered common stock.  

Another primary reason for offering preferred stock is that Avimesa had committed to do this with the $1.6M in seed investors.  So, StartEngine Reg CF investors in Avimesa will get this same advantage. 

In the case of a liquefying event, such as the sale of the company, Avimesa common shareholders do not get any proceeds until the preferred shareholders get their original investment back. In other words, preferred shareholders get their money back plus they share in the upside of sale.  It should be noted that Avimesa has no current plans for selling the company and it is only being used as an example of how preferred would work in that case.  

Finally, if you look at most Series A deals with Venture Capitalists, they are done with preferred stock.  This is because those deals have a limited number of investors allowed into the deal.  StartEngine provides a unique opportunity for Avimesa to offer these, likely more valuable shares, to the entire StartEngine community.

You should carefully read the subscription agreement and the other investment information provided on the StartEngine platform as this update is not intended to replace the info in those documents.

Platform Update: Avimesa brings climate and weather conditions to Industrial IoT logic

9 months ago

Regional feeds of climate conditions can be used in if/then logic for all types of sensors

We are updating our shared sensor capability with free climate feeds for Avimesa.Live beta users.  Initially, wind, wind gusts, temperature, dew point, precipitation (rain, snow, convective), precipitation type, CAPE index, high clouds, medium clouds, low clouds, humidity, geopotential height, pressure, waves, wind waves, swell, swell 2, CO concentration, dust mass, and SO2 can be used to augment Industrial IoT sensor readings.  Reading availability varies depending on the region selected and other factors such as climate model.  

Simple logic such as “If it is raining near me, then check the flood sensors once per minute else check them once per hour” can be used to more intelligently manage readings so they use less bandwidth and are more relevant.  More complex logic can be constructed using other Avimesa features, such as perimeter awareness, to create highly aware alerts, notifications, and graphs.  The readings are actually delivered using the Avimesa Industrial IoT Shared Sensor network.  More information on the shared sensors can be found here:

Avimesa brings the concept of “Shared Sensors” to Industrial IoT (IIoT)  

Said Collin Hinson, Avimesa VP of Technology, “We felt that we can ‘supercharge’ the shared sensor system by using the same technology to also deliver feeds from other sources.  Doing climate as our first external feed was a no-brainer because it immediately adds value to many different types of sensors.”  

We have not yet included methane in the initial climate readings as we are still evaluating methane data feeds that could be useful for both oil and gas as well as agriculture customers.  Obviously, with the various different infrastructure and climate deals being done internationally, methane is becoming increasingly important to monitor.  Avimesa already offers methane detection using off-the-shelf sensors, such as the Cubic SJH 100, that will benefit greatly when regional feeds are available to help put the sensors closer to plumes of the greenhouse gas.

Pricing for the new climate feeds is free to Avimesa.Live beta users who will receive a notification over the next weeks as their account is enabled with the climate feed.  Users will be able to get a regional climate reading for free every five minutes.  The climate reading appears in the dashboard as just another sensor so the alerts, notifications, and graphs work in the same way.  Corporate and government users can use Avimesa Professional Services to add their own feeds to the shared sensor network.

Business Partner Update: Avimesa teams with Master VAR Tako Inc. to interface with Ebara Pumps' native sensor interface to send readings to the cloud.

9 months ago

We just completed the first level of integration testing with Tako Inc. of the native interface to the popular Ebara Dry Vacuum Pump used in a variety of industries, including the semiconductor industry.  Tako is an Avimesa Master VAR that has spent more than a million dollars developing their own application, also called Tako, that interfaces with Avimesa Messages and Avimesa Gadget, the key entry points to the Avimesa Industrial Cloud super-structure.  Tako is also an OEM partner and uses the Avimesa 1000 board as a key component of their Smart Edge Devices.  

Several Ebara pumps, including the ESR, EST, and EV Series, have built-in sensors to measure the various motors, heaters, cooling, wattage, etc. that makes pumps operate safely within their settings range.  Depending on the pump model, as many as 20 internal sensors can be monitored for both operational readings and pre-set alarms created by the pump circuits and systems.  

While the Tako app makes an ideal visualization of pump data and alerts, the only access to the internal Ebara pump sensors was via an RS232C connection that is normally associated with CRTs and modems in the computer age prior to the Internet.  Avimesa and Tako engineers teamed up to develop an interface running on a small Linux computer that translates between the pumps’ “old school” RS232C interface and the Avimesa Industrial Cloud superstructure to deliver reliable data and alerts to the Tako app on either a browser or smartphone.  This new approach to the interface on the Ebara dramatically reduces costs and installation time as the new Linux-based Tako Smart Edge Device will come with a plug-and-play cable to enable Ebara pumps within minutes of unpacking.

Avimesa invites beta test users to join our shared sensor network contest

9 months ago

$1,000, $500, $250 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes to be voted on by Avimesa investors, for the most innovative shared sensor configuration

We are pleased to announce our latest feature addition -- shared sensors, with a corresponding contest to award the most innovative use case.  The new shared sensor feature enables users and their companies to optionally make their sensors publicly readable to all or a subset of the public.  For example, a fire department could install safety sensors around a community and make the readings available, in real-time, to businesses and user groups in the community. Another example would be water quality and level readings that can be integrated into other sensor readings for water-side businesses.  There is no cost to join the Avimesa Shared Sensor network and readings from up to three shared sensors do not count against the free 2,000 messages (i.e. sensor readings) that come with all Avimesa.Live accounts.  

Avimesa intends to make shared sensors a key community-driven component of Avimesa marketing in 2022.  There are almost an unlimited number of applications for businesses, municipalities, and universities to add shared sensors ranging from methane and air quality to vibration on key pieces of infrastructure such as bridges.  Agriculture, ranging from specialty gardens to large-scale farms, are another great use case for the shared sensor network.  Our CEO is making a shared sensor config for water quality in similar locations at Mission and San Diego bays in San Diego.  While he won’t be eligible for the contest, water quality and levels is a key issue of concern.

To sign up for the contest, simply sign up for the Avimesa.Live beta.  You will automatically receive a notification when your account is ready to add shared sensors. Sign-up acceptance is throttled based on the number of pending sign-ups as Avimesa gears up its technical support for this marketing program.  After the close of the StartEngine campaign, investors will receive a link to pictures/movies of shared sensors and will get one vote per share of the most innovative shared sensor configuration.  Investors that are also Avimesa.Live beta users may not vote for their own shared sensor configuration.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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Software Update: Perimeter-Aware feature commercially available.

9 months ago


We just updated Avimesa.Live to include the commercial deployment of our perimeter-aware feature.  Perimeter awareness lets you associate a changing distance with a sensor reading.  In our campaign video on the startengine.com/avimesa landing page, you will see two examples of combining sensors and perimeter awareness:  (i)  “Is the forklift unattended while the bay door is open?” and (ii) “Is the gate opening after hours while the guard is in her rounds?”  

In the forklift example, Avimesa.Live is aware of the relative position of the forklift to an Avimesa Gadget Gateway and if it senses a combination of an open bay door with an unattended forklift nearby, it can send an alert if that condition remains for more than a preset number of seconds or minutes.  In the gate example, the guard has an inexpensive BLE tag clipped to her belt so Avimesa.Live can see when she is not in the guardhouse and on her rounds.   

The new perimeter aware feature has now been enhanced to allow role management and more granular control of sensing the distance of a BLE tag from the Avimesa Gadget Gateway.  This new feature enhancement is available NOW, at no additional cost, to all Avimesa.Live users and beta testers.  Additionally, the developer documentation is being updated to allow unlimited customization of this important feature.

Software Updates - New Customizable Dashboard Launched

10 months ago

We recently rolled out a new addition to Avimesa.Live, our web application for visualizing data, setting alerts, managing devices. Now users are able to create a customizable dashboard with charts and reading displays that are draggable, resizable, and configurable. This feature is live right now and we can't wait for our users to try it out.

- The Avimesa Team

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