Company and its patented platform technologies recognized for innovation and excellence at North Carolina’s premier technology awards ceremony
Raleigh, N.C. (December 6, 2018) – K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced that is has been named 2018 Internet of Things (IoT) company of the year at the annual NC Tech Awards Gala. The NC Tech Awards, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), recognizes technology companies throughout North Carolina for innovation, excellence and growth.
“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards has honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest,” said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NC TECH. “As a winner, K4Connect has distinguished itself as a peer-leader and we are proud to recognize them as a 2018 NC Tech Awards winner.”
K4Connect’s FusionOS technologies are at the core of K4Connect’s unique value. This patented edge-cloud hybrid software platform acts as an enterprise-class “operating system” that, wherever deployed, allows for the integration of the latest in smart devices, software applications, services and stand-alone systems, all built by others, into a single cohesive system. Built on the FusionOS technologies, K4Connect’s flagship solution, K4Community, was created specifically for senior living communities, bringing together the latest in smart home, smart wellness, and smart living technologies for the residents, while creating a truly Smart Community for the operators. Introduced in 2015, K4Community is deployed across senior living communities from coast to coast, providing unique value for more than 13,000 residents and hundreds of staff members. Future K4Connect products, K4Home (for older adults living in their own homes) and K4HomeCare (for care agencies), will take advantage of FusionOS to improve the lives of older adults and those who care for them living in their own homes.
“We are beyond honored to receive the distinguished NC Tech Award in the IoT category,” said Derek Holt, President of K4Connect. “There is no question that the global interest in IoT has skyrocketed in recent years, especially in the smart home and smart wellness categories. However, as honored and proud as we are to be recognized for foundational FusionOS technologies, we are far more excited about how we use those technologies to achieve our mission of serving and empowering older adults. With K4Community, we are bringing a whole new set of smart home, wellness and living technologies to the older adult demographic, which has often been underserved by technology, but that who can likely benefit the most, helping residents to live simpler, healthier and happier lives.”