Quext, a Lubbock, Texas-based technology company in the multi-family housing space, was recognized for its Quext IoT smart device solution during the worldwide launch of AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN at this week’s AWS re:Invent 2020. Quext IoT was recognized for its patented innovations integrating LoRaWAN gateways within a custom smart thermostat. Utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, the solution is designed to sharply reduce the cost of entry for apartment owners by eliminating the number of devices needed to deploy and manage edge IoT devices.
“Quext has created a truly innovative and integrated solution targeted at multi-dwelling units that’s brilliantly simple,” said Michael MacKenzie, General Manager, AWS IoT Connectivity and Control, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “The combination of a LoRaWAN® network integrated with a smart gateway thermostat and other devices like connected door locks makes having a smart home much more accessible, particularly in the multi-family space. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN will provide them the scalability, device expandability, and security they need, built on AWS’s world class secure cloud platform.”
After spending months trying to find the right IoT solution to outfit parent company Madera Residential’s communities, Quext engineers determined the best solution was a ground-up approach. Using AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, Quext IoT created a patented solution that minimizes capital entry costs by reducing devices and simplifying installation. That means smart technology is accessible to a broader audience. Quext IoT affords full unit visibility and control for owners and a connected living platform for tenants. Property owners will save energy costs by cloud-managing vacant units as one profile, while providing a high-value amenity to their residents.
“We are a people-first organization, looking for opportunities to benefit the lives of our residents, which in turn creates value for our investors,” said Jeff Lowry, Madera Residential Chief Operating Officer. “With Quext IoT, Madera can now deliver smart home solutions at an incredible scale and across a wide range of properties and construction types, allowing us to truly transform the resident experience with technology.”
“With a deep legacy in multifamily operations, we know that cost can be a significant roadblock to bringing smart technology to residents,” said Tray Johnson, Vice President of Innovation at Quext. “What began as a research project quickly evolved into a new product and future vision for transforming the industry with holistic all-in-one apartment technology. The Quext IoT solution opens doors for multifamily operators to scale and deliver unprecedented value to all residents across all construction styles while providing new opportunities to monetize and grow investments.”
Quext is a game-changing technology and software company that makes smarter decisions brilliantly simple. Created by industry experts, Quext reimagined apartment technology with products that work seamlessly together delivering the easiest-to-learn, most-intuitive, all-in-one, cloud-based apartment community nerve center ever offered. Core platform innovations include internet of things, property management, digital human customer support, high-speed internet, and property websites. Quext is a people-centric firm backed by Madera Residential, an industry leader in multifamily housing investment and property management. Headquartered in Lubbock, TX, the company was recognized as a winner of the Fierce Wireless IoT Challenge 2020. To learn more, visit www.onequext.com.