Internet of Everything (IoT)

Quanterion Solutions’ IoT Laboratory is Secure, Sustainable, Scalable, and Interoperable

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory?

The Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art ecosystem that facilitates the development, testing, and validation of IoT solutions. Hosted at the Innovare Advancement Center, the Laboratory assists both IoT vendors and customers, leveraging expertise from academia, industry, and government. The open architecture, cloud-hosted ecosystem is specifically designed to produce sustainable, non-proprietary solutions that employ the latest technologies to solve real-world problems. The approach designs solutions around established use case requirements, employing the devices, communication technologies, cloud native services, and user-facing applications that provide the optimal solution.

How Do Organizations Leverage the IoT Laboratory?

Cutting-edge IoT technologies can digitally transform an organization’s capabilities in a variety of industries,
providing the data you need to make informed decisions.

  • Custom designed solutions to fit an organization’s established needs
  • Operational efficiency, improved awareness, reduced downtime, etc.
  • Functional and security testing for customer evaluation, go-to-market strategies
  • Ease of market entry and customer acceptance for IoT technology vendors
  • Data Management as a Service to provide valuable insights for device/algorithm development startups


Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate AFRL/RI, Oneida County New York, Innovare Advancement Center, Assured Information Security (AIS), New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC), Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool), and Cisco Systems, Inc.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funded Projects

Many IoT vendors are narrowly focused on the development of new devices, algorithms, or other unique aspects of the IoT technology stack. These often include startups with a specific area of expertise, lacking the time and/or personnel to manage the entirety of their data processing pipeline. Quanterion is here to help!
We currently support a collection of vendors that leverage Quanterion’s Data Management as a Service offering to abstract the complexity of the edge to cloud (and back) workflow, simply providing the data in a standardized, easy to ingest format. Solutions are tailored to the specific requirements of each vendor, but can range from device selection/implementation, optimized wired or wireless communication configuration, signal translation, deployment of cloud services, and/or customized application development. Give us a call and we’ll see how we can best support your IoT implementation.
IoT solutions have effectively been applied to support organizations in nearly every industry. Quanterion’s initial IoT efforts addressed the Department of Defense’s warfighter challenges, but the employed technologies and general design approach have since been easily transitioned to solve a number of challenges for private industry. IoT can provide the necessary insights and knowledge to improve operational efficiency/productivity, situational awareness, and/or cost/return on investment for several different sectors, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Emergency Services
  • Energy Production
  • Environmental Protection
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment
Quanterion Solution’s expertise in the technologies that comprise IoT solutions are currently educating the workforce of the future, primarily through hands-on, active-learning curricula that both teaches and engages young students. Most recently, the company has provided training via the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD (R&E)) Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) program offered by the Griffiss Institute during the Summer 2022 and 2023 sessions. While these efforts will continue in the years ahead, a number of additional training offerings (e.g., bootcamps, capture the flag, formal courses, etc.) are currently in the works. Stay tuned for future announcements on course dates and availability.
In October 2022, Quanterion Solutions was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort titled “Secure Internet of Things (IoT) Operational Planning Environment (SIoTOPE) with the AFRL Information Directorate to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) research and testing laboratory. The lab will explore the operational use of IoT devices, how they can be securely incorporated into DoD networks, and how the data they produce can improve decision making.

The project revolves around building IoT capabilities for the Air Force and pioneering integration strategies from other supporting capabilities within the DoD.

Quanterion Solutions will establish an interoperable cloud ecosystem for integrating and testing IoT devices to produce technological solutions in support of Air Force mission use cases. During Phase I, Quanterion will design and implement a scalable cloud-hosted environment that will provide the necessary ecosystem and infrastructure to test and evaluate disparate edge devices, data streams, processing pipelines, and analytics, as well as decision support displays. The effort involves research into digital twin modeling, big data analytics, and edge processing capabilities. The results of this effort will ultimately support IoT/Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) solution development, increasing situational awareness, force readiness, and operational efficiency.

Alex MacDiarmid, Director of Advanced Programs at Quanterion Solutions, is leading the in-house team of technical experts working on the SBIR.

“The proliferation of IoT devices offers a wealth of new capabilities to the warfighter,” said MacDiarmid. “At the same time, it is absolutely critical that we properly secure these technologies so as not to introduce new attack vectors.”

Quanterion Solutions has long worked at the forefront of Department of Defense (DoD) IoT implementations, providing expert assessments and guidance to such organizations as U.S Central Command, AFRL Information Directorate, the U.S. Marine Corps, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Energy. The technical solutions company has built an impeccable reputation over 20 years by continuously evaluating and improving processes and technologies that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of many defense-related organizations.

On Dec. 15, Quanterion Solutions was awarded a Phase I SBIR titled “Internet of Things Onboarding Capability (IoTOC),” which will develop cloud-based IoT acceptance test methodologies for Air Force systems integration. This was the second SBIR Quanterion Solutions has been awarded by AFRL in the past quarter.

The mission of the SBIR is to develop a proof-of-concept framework to test and onboard Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for Department of Defense (DoD) implementations. This framework will bring a software defined IoT/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Test as a Service (TaaS) capability to the DoD that protects an installation’s critical infrastructure while integrating new IoT technologies. Quanterion Solutions will work with AFRL Information Directorate engineers, as well as contributing scientists from U.S. national laboratories to construct the Phase 1 design for systems of interest to the Air and Space Force.

This new SBIR effort is motivated by a collection of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines on IoT device cybersecurity requirements for the Federal Government, which aim to address the challenges presented by IoT heterogeneity and interoperability while integrating automated testing capabilities to improve efficiency.

The IoT subject matter expert team at Quanterion Solutions is dedicated to improving IoT technology for industry as well as government. This SBIR will provide an opportunity to further explore the intricacies of IoT technology as it relates to system functionality, reliability, and security.

“This distributed IoT testing capability is a key build on to Quanterion’s cloud-based, open end-to-end testing ecosystem for the local Rome Defense Industrial Base to more rapidly enable development and obtain Authority to Operate (ATO) accreditation of DoD capabilities,” said Cully Patch, Quanterion Solutions Cybersecurity Program Manager.

Quanterion Solutions has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to deliver this Phase I solution. This work is supported by the AFRL Information Directorate’s Secure IoT Operational Planning Environment (SIoTOPE), a cloud-based IoT ecosystem that offers a streamlined approach to experimenting with IoT solutions in accordance with Federal and DoD standards.

Streamline your operational processes and achieve cost savings with IoT solutions tested and implemented by Quanterion Solutions. Gain key insights to make informed decisions and improve your organizational efficiency without the hassle of having to design your own solution; or obtain a costly proprietary solution. Quanterion Solutions simplifies IoT adoption and accelerates digital transformation across several industries.

Let the experts at Quanterion Solutions help with your Internet of Things. Email to speak with a Subject Matter Expert.