Author Archives: Steve Pollak

How IoT Will Enable the Smart Cities of the Future

| By Steve Pollak

IoT technology can improve the quality of life of citizens, save public money, and help governments do more with fewer resources.

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from IoT Technology

| By Steve Pollak

There’s a myth that big technology initiatives need to be championed by big enterprises. Don’t buy into that narrative.

Case Study: Banyan Hills Technologies Helps Swing King Scale Up

| By Steve Pollak

It’s a hot summer day in north Georgia and two employees of Swing King are digging a hole at a golf course overlooking Lake Lanier. Unlike the other holes on the course, this one will not be located on the putting green.

4 Signs that Payments and the Internet of Things are Merging Lanes

| By Steve Pollak

The Internet of Things is not a radically new concept. In fact, one example we can point to hits home with Banyan, given our history with kiosk and vending.

Ready, Set, Go! Keeping Programming Skills Sharp By Entering Contests

| By Steve Pollak

Some people like to spend their weekend mowing the lawn. Others plan activities like going for a hike. Still others like to take their dogs to a park or relax with a good book. Then there’s Mark Wutka.

How to Inspire Millennials to pursue a career in IoT

| By Steve Pollak

Across three rows, with laptops and smartphones in hands sit nearly 40 young men and women from a generation whose only recollection of the last great technological shift was a time when they could order the newest Harry Potter book online and when Apple announce the iPhone. Students at Georgia State, most them about 20 […]

How Self-Service Can Become More Human

| By Steve Pollak

We all long for the day when we will naturally interact with machines so seamlessly it feels human. Iconic films like “I, Robot” and “Avatar” depict a future where man and machine coexist. Remember Sonny? In “I, Robot,” he continued to learn from his interactions with people and became more and more humanlike. And this […]

How IoT Can Help Us Better Prepare For Hurricanes

| By Steve Pollak

The amount of help and support that cities receive in wake of a hurricane is astounding. But, I’d like to see if we can do more to prepare before the worst happens. There are numerous ways IoT can help in this effort. The technology has come far in recent years and it can provide insights […]

Inside the Box: Shut the Front Door

| By Steve Pollak

Locker kiosks also called smart lockers are enabling click-and-collect retailers to make inventory more accessible and easier to track. It’s a bigger market than you think and growing. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I first read about the Amazon Locker, it turns out it was six years ago. Amazon started in New York […]

Inside the Box: Monitoring heartbeats

| By Steve Pollak

When a machine sends a heartbeat, it’s sending a message saying, “Hey I’m online, I’m alive.” Measuring heartbeats can not only tell an operator whether a machine is online or offline, but it can also share if it’s in distress. With software at the endpoint, at regular intervals, usually measured in seconds, a heartbeat signal […]

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Our IoT platform helps you achieve your business goals

Dashboard

Canopy provides an operator with a centralized web portal.

Operations

A feature-rich user interface to help manage the implementation.

Facilities

Track customizable, detailed information about your locations.

Devices

Track information on all of your connected devices.

Customers

Canopy has customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities.

Transactions

Monitor and manage device transactions and revenue.

Payments

Securely transact from a device via your chosen processor.

Inventory

Gain visibility into your inventory levels across the network.

IoT Campaigns

Automate tasks through an easy-to-use framework.

Marketing

Create rich marketing campaigns that deliver promotional content.

Incidents

Canopy provides an integrated incident management solution.

Reports

Canned and analytic reporting capabilities are available.

“We knew we needed this from day one. It’s an enterprise class solution that’s going to allow us to monitor a fleet of these things across the country and have that real-time visibility.”
Eric Hoersten
Swing King co-founder and COO/CTO

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The Posiflex Group (including Posiflex, KIOSK Information Systems, and Portwell), announced a highly strategic partnership with Banyan Hills Technologies. 

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Banyan Hills Technologies today announced that it has partnered with M&M Systems to provide industrial refrigeration facility owners and operators ...

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Steve Latham, CEO and founder of Banyan Hills Technologies, penned an article for Industry Today about how global operations can ...

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Resources For Learning About the Internet of Things

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Machine Learning: Why Your Enterprise Should Care

Machine learning is having a heyday right now, acting as a fundamental part of many products and services that define 21st century life ranging from the audacious to the mundane.

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How IoT Will Enable the Smart Cities of the Future

IoT technology can improve the quality of life of citizens, save public money, and help governments do more with fewer resources.

Read more
How Small Businesses Can Benefit from IoT Technology

There’s a myth that big technology initiatives need to be championed by big enterprises. Don’t buy into that narrative.

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How RFID is Making the IoT More Agile and Aware

RFID – short for Radio Frequency Identification – is a technology that allows information that’s been encoded in small, often completely unpowered tags to be read by scanning devices using radio waves.

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How Does Blockchain Fit into the IoT?

You might know blockchain from its (much maligned) association with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and various ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). But blockchain is really much more than that.

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What is IoT Device Management?

Whether they’re moving past data warehouses to building data lakes, adding edge computing to their existing cloud computing architecture, or just asking your more detailed data to help create more targeted, customer-centric ad campaigns, the IoT is disruption-in-a-box.

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