This manhole in Escondido hides electronics from SmartCover Systems inside. The reflector houses an antenna that lets the water-level sensor inside send information to the Iridium satellite network.

This manhole in Escondido hides electronics from SmartCover Systems inside. The reflector houses an antenna that lets the water-level sensor inside send information to the Iridium satellite network. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

SMARTCOVER SYSTEMS

CEO: Greg Quist

Revenue: Undisclosed

No. of local employees: 20

Investors: Co-founders Greg Quist and David Drake, XPV Water Partners

Headquarters: Escondido

Year founded: 2005

Company description: Technology company serving sewer and water utilities as well as the energy industry

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Greg Quist shows off one of his business’ electronic water-level sensors on the underside of an Escondido manhole. Quist is CEO and co-founder of SmartCover Systems.

— Long before consumers started using the term “Internet of Things” to describe connected thermostats and washing machines, SmartCover Systems was part of the internet of things...

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