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Opti (OptiRTC)

United States
2014
Private
< $10m
11 - 50
Open website
Opti is building the Internet of Stormwater to protect our water resources.
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Stormwater management is one of the most pressing urban environmental issues in the developed world. In the US alone, we discharge over 900 billion gallons of raw sewage into natural bodies every year due to combined sewer overflows. In addition, stormwater runoff can carry pollutants from urban and agricultural land into natural water bodies, resulting in eutrophication. Furthermore, due to urbanization, stormwater often flows too quickly into local water bodies, stirring up sediment and wreaking havoc on local species.

These issues, and others, are consequences of the timing and flow rate of stormwater release. Opti automatically controls when and how fast stormwater flows. This simple intervention can have a massive impact on the health of our water ecosystem.

Opti started in 2007, when we needed a better way to manage the water flowing in and out of a salt marsh in the Northeast. To solve this problem, we embedded a web server on a control board and integrated internet-based information into the logic for a pneumatic valve to manage the inflow and outflow from a salt marsh. It worked. The system achieved the goals of the NOAA funded research project, and it improved the health of the salt marsh.

We realized then that the integration of on-site sensor and weather forecast information into control logic of distributed systems had broad applications for improving the performance of engineered environmental systems. But doing so safely at a citywide scale, would require us to adopt new approaches to infrastructure specification, information management, network communications, and software development. We began, and continue to develop, the platform we now know as Opti on the Microsoft Azure cloud because it continues to lead the way in robust, redundant, and secure cloud platforms.

Along the way, we collected a strong group of partners, completed a three-year WERF research study, patented some of our algorithms, and deployed projects throughout the US. We were growing quickly, and the need was greater than we could handle inside Geosyntec Consultants. We forged a partnership with MissionPoint Partners and in 2014 struck out as an independent company to focus our efforts where our platform could make the highest impact - optimizing stormwater management.
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Opti (OptiRTC)’s IoT Snapshot maps the range and focus areas of Opti (OptiRTC)’s IoT business across Technologies, Use Cases, Industries, and Services. Only categories with active products will be shown. Missing categories indicate that there is no activity in those areas.
Use Cases
Outdoor Environmental Monitoring
Opti (OptiRTC)’s Tech Stack maps Opti (OptiRTC)’s participation in the IoT tech stack.
  • Application Layer
  • Functional Applications

  • Cloud Layer
  • Platform as a Service
    Infrastructure as a Service

  • Edge Layer
  • Automation & Control
    Processors & Edge Intelligence
    Actuators
    Sensors

  • Devices Layer
  • Robots
    Drones
    Wearables
  • Supporting
    Technologies
  • Analytics & Modeling
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
    Networks & Connectivity
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Number of Case Studies9
Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater Harvesting
The Twin Oaks branch of the Austin Public Library wanted to upgrade its existing rainwater harvesting system to improve its wet-weather performance.
Rainwater Harvesting System Minimizes Wet-Weather Discharge
Rainwater Harvesting System Minimizes Wet-Weather Discharge
The USEPA and General Service Administration upgraded an existing 6,000-gallon capacity rainwater harvesting system at the USEPA headquarters to minimize wet-weather discharge while maintaining water availability for irrigation.
Coal Dust Suppression System
Coal Dust Suppression System
One of the country's largest coal transfer facilities operated by a large multinational, required an intelligent rainwater harvesting system to reduce potable water use and help eliminate stormwater discharges.
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