Through ITRON Inc and its utility metering projects, Olivier Guilbaud takes part in the first WSN deployments in Europe. He’s a strong advocate of the technology, well ahead of the market, seeing both the opportunities and real-life constraints of wireless sensor applications.
Created by Olivier Guilbaud, it’s the first european start-up in the wireless sensor field, and a laureate of the National Innovation Competition, the Concours National de la Création d’Entreprise Innovante.
Its main focus is metering solutions. In the following years, it raises over 10M€ towards the first wireless sensor protocol for the european market, and sells millions of devices.
One of the world leaders in metering, Elster Metering, acquires Coronis in 2007.
By then, the wireless sensing market is in full swing! In this buzzing ecosystem, technologies evolve very fast and applications have yet to mature. With all the deployments under our belts, we have the experience to navigate economic realities and avoid wireless chimeras : it’s a perfect time for a new project to take sail…
We focus on providing reliable industrial solutions for high-stake services : logistics, security and energy management. Our first family of products integrates innovative network management : we improve on the Coronis devices and aim for better reactivity and coexistence.
Several deployments and happy clients later, we can act upon the heart of our strategy.
With new financial partners and a 1M€ investment round, we extend our team of experienced engineers and start turning our differenciating technology into the best WSN solution in the market.
Clearly, our skills and our technology are an asset in our maturing ecosystem.
Beyond the satisfaction of reaching our first goals, we open to new international markets and sign awesome partnerships in each of our markets. We also need new offices to accomodate the growing team!
We took significant position on promising IoT market, providing our Framework to numerous clients, 2016 could be expressed by the following tangible figures:
We already have a unique position, with a sustainable solution and less limitations than our competitors : of course we want to do better!
A graduate of the Polytech ‘Montpellier engineering school, he joined Coronis in 2008 where he tested and validated Wavenis-based AMR systems (Smart Metering). Then he assumed the M2M Product Manager functions. In this capacity, he participates in the M2M division’s strategic Road Map through market analyzes at the international level in order to anticipate the needs, whether business, application or even product. Passionate about the mountains in particular the Alps, he enjoys skiing and hiking in altitude
A born entrepreneur, he’s passionate about marketing new technologies and has raised over 15M€ in four microelectronics ventures, selling millions of products worldwide.
He has won an innovation competition for the creation of Coronis, and has sat on the same competition’s regional jury a few years later. He is recognized today as an influential leader in Languedoc-Roussillon, member of the Club des 500.
He sponsors a local squash team and is known to play a mean game himself.
When he was R&D manager at Coronis, he led network architecture design for M2M applications. He now oversees firmware and application development.
Expert in radio-frequency telecoms and embedded electronics, he holds several patents in these fields and is involved in an ambitious european project to normalize wireless sensor specifications.
He enjoys high-altitude trek and he’s always planning the next one.