From Judy Gilleland
The economic impact of Cincinnati State is already occurring in Middletown. Aginova, a local growing wireless sensor technology company, reports two new projects with Cincinnati State. The partnership came about when Aginova expressed an interest to the city about getting together with the Workforce Development Department of Cincinnati State to talk about technology opportunities. Middletown brought the two entities together, and new business resulted for two projects.
Cincinnati State was looking for a way to improve monitoring the temperature and electricity usage of their walk-in freezer/refrigerators at the Culinary School. Aginova will install temperature and electrical current sensors that will allow monitoring via the internet. The system will report data to the web and will notify staff if the temperature is out of compliance. The electrical current sensor is monitoring the power usage of the refrigerator/freezer evaporator units. This project will be handled through Aginova’s local Value Added Reseller, (CMC Technologies) who has a contract with Cincinnati State facilities to manage physical assets.
A second project with Aginova and Cincinnati State will assist the EPA in monitoring projects initiated by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District for restricting storm water runoff from parking lots. Aginova was selected to provide 44 water infiltration sensors in 22 locations embedded under the modified faculty parking lot at Cincinnati State, Clifton campus.
Aginova sees partnerships with Cincinnati State as a win-win, providing long-term benefit by helping Aginova create a pool of candidates to grow the company. Aginova currently employs two Cincinnati State graduates.