50 Leading Companies of the Year 2018

Secure and Cost-Effective Connectivity with Edge Computing Power to Run Custom IoT Applications: Rigado


We power Edge Connectivity for more than 300 global IoT customers and 5 million connected devices.

Rigado has built its reputation delivering smart wireless solutions to companies leveraging edge compute and connectivity for better, faster, and more reliable IoT solutions.Rigado provides ‘edge-as-a-service’ infrastructure for Commercial IoT solutions such as asset tracking and smart buildings - including flexible wireless gateways and a containerized edge computing platform.

Genesis of Rigado

Founded in 2010 with a focus on low-power wireless design, Rigado is now at the forefront of edge connectivity and computing for Commercial IoT. The firm has the privilege of working across industries with Fortune 1000 companies as well as IoT innovators, using cutting-edge technologies. Its products and services have been used to keep vaccines safe, track valuable assets in transit, analyze and optimize usable office space, and more. Rigadopowers some of the largest IoT deployments in the world and proudly powers more than 300 global customers and 5 million connected devices.

The company’s Cascade solution includes its IoT Gateways, as well as a secure application platform, integrated tools for edge monitoring and orchestration, and a managed service to deliver critical security updates. This enables and simplifies large-scale Commercial IoT deployments, helping IoT teams to deliver increased business value while reducing time-to-market, complexity, and risk. Rigadoalso offers pre-certified low-energy wireless modules to accelerate development for a variety of low-power wireless protocols, including BLE and 802.15.4.

The Rigado team combines proven technology management experience with deep engineering expertise.Rigado’s Solutions Engineering team engages with innovative clients and partners for custom design and development of Commercial IoT Solutions. Rigado is headquartered in Portland and Salem, Oregon with offices in London, UK,and Shenzhen, China.

Solutions Offered by Rigado

Location and Asset Tracking:

Rigado’s Edge Connectivity solutions allow manufacturers and integrators to quickly develop and deploy IoT networks & applications for location & asset tracking.With built-in mesh options - including BLE, Wirepas, and Thread - Rigado gateways have been popular for asset tracking solutions in logistics, transportation, and commercial workspaces.

Smart Building:

Rigado’s Edge Connectivity solutions allow smart building manufacturers and integrators to quickly develop and deploy highly scalable architectures.The combination of Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi and 802.15.4 makes Rigado gateways perfectly suited for Smart Lighting - and with enough edge-computing capability for local command & control.

Smart Retail & Hospitality

Rigado’s Edge Connectivity solutions allow manufacturers and integrators to quickly develop and deploy IoT networks & applications for smart retail & hospitality.Rigado gateways offer a cost-effective and highly scalable solution for connected retail & hospitality. Its secure provisioning and custom branding allow for a fully turnkey solution.

Features include:

  • Flexible Wireless Connectivity: Rigado modules, gateways & Edge-as-a-Service maximizeinteroperability by supporting all the key protocols for today’s next-gen beacons, sensors,and asset tags:  Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee, WiFi, Ethernet and even large-scale mesh options like Wirepas
  • Edge Computing for Local Control & Data Processing: Rigado’sCascade-500 IoT Gateway – with its robust Ubuntu Core containerized application environment – makes it easy to run custom edge applications for local command & control, as well as data processing before sending to the cloud
  • Configurable Cloud Connectivity: Supporting many public cloud options right out of the box – such as Azure, AWS and IBM Cloud – the Cascade Edge-as-a-Service can also easily connect to private cloud services using standard protocols such as MQTT

Product Outlook

Cascade Edge-as-a-Service:

Rigado’s Cascade-500 IoT Gateway is the hardware component of Rigado’s Cascade Edge-as-a-Service solution. It gives teams building IoT solutions flexible edge computing power with just the right mix of performance (800MHz ARM A7 with 512MB RAM & 8GB of storage), features, and efficiency for Commercial IoT applications.

The Cascade-500 IoT Gateway is included with Rigado’s Cascade Edge-as-a-Service offering at no additional cost and offers a powerful and cost-effective solution for large-scale low-power wireless deployments. It gives teams building IoT solutions flexible edge computing power, a robust containerized application environment, and a wide variety of wireless device connectivity options.

It also includes advanced hardware, file system,and OS security and when combined with its EdgeProtect managed security service provides comprehensive and automatically up-to-date edge security.

Wireless Modules:

Wireless modules accelerate time to market by six months or more and allow IoT development teams to focus on value-added features rather than wireless connectivity.Rigado modules feature the latest in wireless technology and are carefully design & tested to bring out the maximum performance from its SoC partners. Its modules also come with all the tools and support required to quickly integrate with your connected products – including free design reviews.

"Rigado Cascade provides secure, scalable IoT connectivity that allows us to quickly develop and deploy our solutions for connected hospitality. Now with Rigado Cascade, we can help brands launch a reliable, differentiated guest experience even faster, while simultaneously winning the cost efficiencies IoT offers."

  • David Helms, Chief Technology Officer, Radius Networks

The Leading Duo

Ben Corrado, CEO: Ben co-founded Rigado in 2010, having previously run engineering design teams at Garmin and Andrews-Cooper Technology.

Justin Rigling, CTO: Prior to co-founding Rigado in 2010, Justin was a design engineer at Garmin International. He specializes in low-power wireless systems and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Fun fact: In 2004, Ben & Justin set the world record for longest Wi-Fi connection: 124 miles.

“Our Edge Connectivity and Computing Solutions significantly reduce the time, cost & risk of building & managing IoT solutions.”