bGrid is an Amsterdam-based startup developing a “smart building” sensing platform based around the Bluetooth Low Energy standard.
According to their site:
bGrid develops, markets and sells smart building products and services that use state-of-the-art communications technology, with focus on controls, remote monitoring and “Internet of Things” solutions. To support the delivery of these products and services, bGrid develops mobile devices and sensor units, data management systems, data processing algorithms and data interfaces. bGrid works in cooperation with international technology partners and integrators, and executes projects for commercial real estate, education, airports, hospitals, laboratories and other buildings.
They appear to have a “platform” or “middleware” strategy, focusing on making a flexible sensing system that can interact with the myriad of other “smart” systems in a modern commercial office or institutional building. It will be interesting to see if startups focused purely on creating sensing platforms can compete against traditional BMS (building management systems). A close competitor to bGrid seems to be Israel-based PointGrab. Other startups like Gooee, Silvair and Casambi are also in the same smart-sensing space, but (at least originally) were rooted in lighting controls.
I clipped the panels from the bGrid site with the deeper explanation of their offering: