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Planet OS Inc.

June 17, 2014 09:00 ET

Marinexplore Becomes Planet OS to Map and Analyze Planetary Big Data

Marinexplore, the World's First Big Data Platform for Ocean Data Extends Its Platform to Include Land Data and Becomes Planet OS. Industries and Governments Processing Vast Amounts of Data Drawn From Connected Sensors on Land and Sea Can Now Use a Single Platform to Transform Their Data Into Real-Time Insights.

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) - Marinexplore, the pioneering big data platform for ocean data, today announced an expansion of their platform to cover land, air and space-based sensor and machine data. In order to communicate the expanded capabilities of the company, Marinexplore has become Planet OS. Founded in 2012, the company developed a big data platform for analyzing sensor data for marine industries and governments. It has been working with industry leaders and government agencies concerned with oil and gas, shipping and ocean science. The expanded focus allows the Company to serve a broader group of industries including weather, energy, transportation, urban planning and agriculture, all of which are grappling with the enormous amount of data generated by millions of connected sensors across the planet.

"We originally created Marinexplore to provide a superlative big data platform for ocean data, to help offshore and maritime industries dramatically decrease decision-making time by automating data transformation," said Rainer Sternfeld, CEO and Founder of Planet OS. "After amassing over a trillion data points in our ocean system and entering into pilots with key players in the marine industries, we realized that there's no time like the present to extend our system to entire planetary data sets to also enable land-based industries."

By automating data transformation, accessibility and on-demand visualizations, Planet OS helps a broad range of applications including real-time environmental monitoring of oil platform operations, data discovery and fusion for data centers, accessibility of disparate data sources through APIs, automated data transformation of disparate sources, data dissemination from unmanned vehicles to end-users and data visualization of entire datasets. The same technologies apply to a broad variety of industries from agriculture to urban planning as well as shipping and transportation.

"Assimilating vast amounts of sensor data to help analyze broad environmental phenomena is critical to balancing natural resource protection and management with the needs of companies operating on land and sea," said Dr. Christopher Clark, Chief Marine Scientist at Planet OS. "Seeing the totality of these data in one place and understanding the interactions between these data help in planning, and also in generating a greater understanding of very complex problems."

Planet OS will continue to operate marinexplore.org, which currently provides open ocean data to a community of over 7,000 members.

About Planet OS

Founded by Estonian entrepreneurs in 2012 as Marinexplore, Planet OS Inc., is a Silicon Valley based big data company focused on providing the world's most powerful platform for analyzing vast data sets taken from millions of sensors around the planet. The Planet OS platform helps sensor-connected industries and governments to systematically analyze their sensor data using a single platform. Planet OS investors includes Intertrust Technologies, Philips and angel investors from the energy, automation, cloud software and resource management sectors. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston, and its biggest office in Tallinn, Estonia.

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