Last year, Techcouver reported on the niche “water tech” market in British Columbia.
Invest Vancouver believes water tech “provides an untapped economic opportunity for the Metro Vancouver region,” serving a multi-billion dollar global market. The organization’s 2022 report, “Water Tech: The Metro Vancouver Region’s Untapped Clean Tech Opportunity,” provided BC with an overview of the region’s opportunities and challenges in the sector.
It also identified solutions, including those coming from technology-forward upstarts. Among those was infinitii ai, which at the time of the report had recently rebranded from Carl Data Solutions.
Originally founded in 2014, the BC company provides environmental monitoring to many of the largest water infrastructure utilities in the US and Canada, leveraging an AI-driven predictive analytics which is utilized by Smart City and Smart Industry infrastructure operations that rely on time-series data.
Building on the first sale of its flowworks pro Machine Learning software, infinitii ai recently announced a sales contract with a large Canadian municipality—its biggest sale yet.
“This sale is a record transaction for our company,” stated chief executive officer Jean Charles Phaneuf, “surpassing seven-figure sale amounts we announced earlier this year to the Region of Peel and last year to Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.”
The freshly inked five-year contract, worth $1.472 million, involves the implementation of Machine Learning and data monitoring software tools that are set to improve data analysis and management within the municipality, delivering real-time insights and more efficient operations.
“We are thrilled and honoured that an existing customer made the decision to acquire our new generation of Machine Learning technology,” continued Phaneuf.
“This sale is another proof point that shows North American infrastructure customers are ready to adopt our AI-driven predictive analytics software for time-series data applications,” the CEO added.
Launched in October at the WEFTEC 2022 water industry trade show in New Orleans, flowworks pro offers advanced ML capabilities, according to the company—including infinitii face pro, a “streaming analytics application for data transformation that allows users to add logic and algorithms for real-time processing and operationalizing production-ready models generating new data or output events including predictions.”
The company is changing the game for municipal water management cross Canada—and the US, where the Vancouver firm last year announced a national distribution agreement for its “flowworks” predictive analytics software with Core & Main, a specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage, treatment plant, and geo-synthetics products based in St. Louis.