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Soter Technologies Signs Partnership Agreement with Assek to Provide Vape Sensors to Canadian Schools

Soter Technologies, a leading provider of innovative environmental sensor and software technologies, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Assek Technologie, a leader in intelligent building and indoor air quality solutions based in Quebec. Through this relationship, Assek will provide Soter’s FlySense FS286L sensor equipped with an integrated LoRaWAN network communication radio to schools across Canada. Soter’s vape detection systems are currently deployed in 25 countries and the company continues to lead the market in providing privacy-aware detection and alerting.

“Schools across Canada are working hard to mitigate the impact caused by vaping, and are seeking a flexible and reliable vape detection system that is effective, yet complies with security and privacy mandates,” said Jessie Demers, director of sales and marketing at Assek. “Soter’s FlySense solution has a stellar reputation for its unmatched connectivity options that allow coverage across campuses without requiring expensive infrastructure work. We are excited to partner with a market leader that consistently demonstrates its passion for improving student and faculty health and wellness through highly reliable real-time monitoring.”

Guillaume Blais, Assek’s president, noted his company’s commitment to working with best-in-class partners. “We are highly selective in evaluating and selecting best-of-breed companies that share our philosophy that superior technology should deliver tangible benefits to our customers. Soter’s strengths in engineering and track record for delivering top-of-the-line indoor air quality devices that work on multiple wireless services make them an ideal partner for Assek.”

FlySense FS286L sensors detect the chemical signature of emissions from vaping pens, enabling automated alerting to appropriate personnel. The sensors also monitor ambient noise levels without invading privacy, allowing alerts to be sent when noise patterns change in ways indicative of conflict or bullying. The device utilizes a LoRaWAN radio and does not have any microphone or recording capability to ensure privacy.

“We are excited to join forces with Assek to help schools across Canada substantially reduce vaping activity and maintain a healthy, positive environment for students, faculty, and staff,” said Derek Peterson, Soter’s chief executive officer. “Assek has an excellent reputation for its hands-on, detail-oriented approach for satisfying customer needs. These are core values at Soter as well, which makes this partnership even more rewarding.”


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