InfoSense Selected as Finalist for 2014 NC Tech Awards
Charlotte, N.C. (October 6th, 2014) – InfoSense, Incorporated today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the NC Tech Awards Energy and the Environment Use of Technology Category. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).
InfoSense, Inc. is a technology-driven C-corporation spun out of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to commercialize a promising acoustic inspection technology developed by a faculty member. Our patented technology uses sound waves to non-invasively detect blockages in sewer collection pipe. The innovation of the underlying technology lies in the fact that our product uses an active transmit and receive process to assess pipe blockage conditions as compared to the reflective nature of similar applications such as SONAR. The active transmit and receive process works extremely well in pipes to detect abnormalities in a simple, low cost, and straightforward way.
“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards (formerly the NCTA 21 Awards) have honored companies for outstanding achievement in the tech sector and use of technology. As a finalist in this year’s awards, InfoSense has distinguished itself as one of the state’s technology leaders,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s President and CEO.
A review committee comprised of non-profit, media, education, and technology leaders representing various regions of the state selected this year’s finalists. The awards process culminates with the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 6, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center where nearly 800 leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners and finalists in each category.
InfoSense CEO, Dr. George Selembo said “We appreciate NCTA’s recognition of the innovation and triple bottom line benefits inherent in our Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT. The SL-RAT is improving the environment through reduced sewer overflows as well as improving our customer’s efficiency, and allowing our company to create new jobs right here in North Carolina.”
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.
InfoSense, Inc. manufactures the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT®, in Charlotte, NC. The SL-RAT® has inspected over 8 million feet of municipal sewer pipe around the world – reducing sewer overflows and saving customers millions of dollars. For more information, visit our website at www.infosenseinc.com.