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CHICAGO, IL — (Marketwired – Jun 26, 2014) – The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance today announced the Top 3 winners of the IPSO CHALLENGE 2014 during an awards ceremony sponsored by Google and held at the Sensors 2014 Expo & Conference. This year’s competition focused on designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) and seeks to recognize the most innovative concepts that use an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects.

First Place and the grand prize of USD $10,000 was awarded to the Centero CenLab Portable Internet-Enabled Chemical Analyzer. Robert Assimiti, Centero’s Co-Founder and CTO, commented, “It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the winner of the IPSO CHALLENGE which rewards innovations that apply Internet of Things connectivity to products that drastically improve our lives. Centero’s goal is to revolutionize personalized connected healthcare by empowering you with tools that will allow you to prevent disease and monitor chronic conditions in the comfort of your own home or on the go.”

CenLab is a handheld, wireless, Internet of Things connected chemistry analyzer. CenLab is a versatile tool for pre-emptive screening for various diseases as well as monitoring of chronic conditions. It eliminates time consuming and costly trips to the doctor’s office by providing instantaneous urinalysis and blood screening results in the comfort of your home or on the go. CenLab can also be used in remote locations with no access to modern medical equipment. The product offers an accurate and cost effective way to test individuals and populations for various health parameters, and record the test results in a secure and private manner on a local device and in the Cloud. Trend analysis and data historian are powerful tools that allow for long term monitoring for preventive healthcare and statistical analysis.

Nick Ashworth, Eaton Corporation, and Chairman of IPSO CHALLENGE 2014, remarked, “We are very impressed by all the entries this year. This is why the IPSO Alliance hosts the CHALLENGE — to attract the best and most innovative IP-based designs for the Internet of Things and bring them to the front door of market entry — we believe that innovation is the key to a smarter, more connected world.”

Now in its second year, the IPSO CHALLENGE 2014 received entries from around the world in a wide range of industry categories. Contestants represented a mix of countries, company sizes, government, academia, and individuals. The IPSO CHALLENGE 2014 would like to thank its team mentors and judges — a group of industry experts from major technology companies — as well as its member companies who sponsored the “IoT Pavilion” at Sensors Expo: Atmel, HOP Ubiquitous, Micrium, and Sigma Designs.

About IPSO

The IPSO Alliance serves as a thought leader for groups promoting the value of using the Internet Protocol (IP) for networking Smart Objects, and its more than 40 member organizations include number of Fortune 500 technology companies that are leaders in their respective industries. The IPSO Alliance provides a foundation for industry growth through education, research, and promotion of Smart Objects technologies, as well as initiatives designed to foster awareness and improve understanding of IP and its role in the Internet of Things.

About Centero

Centero LLC provides wireless technologies, products, and engineering services that target the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. These include multiple standards-based wireless communication platforms such as Smart Grid/AMR/AMI, Smart Lighting, and process automation for applications including healthcare, energy, logistics, and environmental monitoring.