Canadian smart building specialist Kontrol Technologies said it is expanding its BioCloud technology global footprint with a Japan-based trading company.
“BioCloud continues to garner international interest given the growing, ubiquitous need for creating safer spaces and monitoring of heating, cooling and ventilation systems (HVAC) in real-time,” said Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Technologies.
Kontrol is partnering with a trading company in Japan that has a 60-year history of large-scale deployment of HVAC and air quality systems. Kontrol and the trading company are negotiating a distribution agreement and are currently working together for technology demonstrations in the region. A distribution agreement is anticipated to be completed in February 2022.
Kontrol noted that the Japanese trading company will not be named for industry competitive purposes.
Also, Kontrol has provided an update on additional performance testing of the BioCloud technology at a level two lab. The additional testing was performed in conjunction with new interface features which were designed to be utilized and shared by researchers and applicable customers to validate the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the level of detection response to better determine the safety of an area, and effectiveness of current site safety protocols.
Kontrol had also recently entered into a non-disclosure agreement with a U.S.- based Covid-19 testing and technology company to assess the value of the BioCloud technology in support of on-site rapid testing locations in various municipal applications.
Kontrol BioCloud is an operating subsidiary of Kontrol Technologies. The BioCloud technology is a real-time analyzer designed to detect airborne viruses and pathogens. BioCloud has been designed to operate as a safe space technology by sampling the air quality continuously. With a proprietary detection chamber that can be replaced as needed, viruses are detected, and a silent notification system is created. BioCloud can be applied to any space where individuals gather including classrooms, offices, retirement homes, hospitals, mass transportation and others, the company said.
Kontrol Technologies provides a combination of software, hardware, and service solutions to its customers to improve energy management, air quality and continuous emission monitoring.
Kontrol Technologies recently announced that it has surpassed 400 customer buildings and is set to double its market share in 2022.
In August of 2021, Kontrol Technologies announced the completion of the acquisition of Global HVAC & Automation.
The firm said that Global’s service offering complements Kontrol’s existing product portfolio, adding that the combination of the two is expected to create significant growth opportunities over the coming years.