MANCHESTER — A virtual dog fence, enviro-friendly wallpaper, an industrial robot, and two software systems that manage communications or track trouble spots make up this year’s crop of Granite State technology stars.

The five companies that make these products have been named finalists for the 2019 New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s Product of the Year Award competition.

OnPoint Systems, LDI Solutions, Waypoint Robotics, C Squared Systems and Radianse were selected by a panel of judges and will compete for the 2019 POY honors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road in Bedford.

The event will include tabletop demonstrations, a live seven-minute pitch from each company and a real-time selection of this year’s top product. The Product of the Year Award celebrates the innovative products developed within the past year and provides a platform for entrepreneurs and inventors to receive free advice, promotion and podium time in front of hundreds of tech leaders and audience members.

The finalists are:

SpotOn Virtual Smart Fence from Bedford-based OnPoint Systems is an easy-to-use dog safety system that integrates perimeter containment capabilities and tracking systems without the need for buried wires or base stations and professional installation. To ensure the dog stays safely within the programmed boundaries, the collar provides a series of audio warned followed by an optional static correction. The system is nationally recognized by trainers and pet experts as effective and humane.

Enviro-WallCover from LDI Solutions is a low-cost, abrasion resistant, PVC-free wallcovering. In addition to being PVC-Free, Enviro-WallCover helps contribute to points for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) because of its 70% bio-based renewable content and 38% post-consumer recycled content. LDI Solutions, based in Portsmouth, develops products to reduce the use of toxic chemicals linked to environmental and health safety concerns.

MAV3K is an autonomous mobile robot for manufacturing. It’s ease-of-use means customers can add the robots to their factory with the people, processes, equipment and workflow they already have. Waypoint Robotics, based in Merrimack, develops products that can be put to work immediately to increase efficiency and strengthen a company’s workforce.

SitePortal Remote Monitoring software provides the insight and information to manage the full scope of a communications infrastructure that includes the DAS, Wi-Fi and public safety in one platform. C Squared Systems, based in Auburn, is a privately held company that has helped organizations establish, manage and expand their communications systems.

The Radianse platform is a complete system designed to automatically integrate various sources of data into real-time, actionable intelligence. The fusion of indoor and outdoor technologies allows the user to monitor, locate and control high-value assets in all environments, including while on the move. Radianse is based in Dover.

“The tech industry in New Hampshire is a great driver for our economy and future development, and POY celebrates the innovators and entrepreneurs in the Granite State,” said Julie Demers, executive director of the NH Tech Alliance, in a statement.

The first-place winner will be featured in a display at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, showcasing their product to thousands of travelers in 2020.

Past award winners include Measured Air Performance, iCAD Inc., Wilcox Industries, Plexxi, Prosenex, Single Digits, Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, InsightTech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing and Therma-HEXX.

Tickets to the 2019 Product of the Year event are $50 for Tech Alliance members, $75 for nonmembers, and $25 for students. They are available at nhtechalliance.com

Major sponsors are Oracle, Q7, Cook, Little, Rosenblatt and Manson, Cross Insurance, Autodesk, Hanover Insurance and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

Monday, December 09, 2019