Bringing data intelligence
to below-ground

Predict. Prevent. Protect.

Increasing urbanization, grid complexity, legacy infrastructure, rising power demands and growing distributed generation resources are resulting in operational challenges to utility and infrastructure operators.

Introducing Sentir

The world’s most advanced manhole monitoring system

Sentir provides a unique combination of ultra-ruggedized communication and sensing hardware with purpose-built software that installs inside utility underground vaults.

It is uniquely able to gather and respond to critical data from this vast and growing subterranean grid, delivering actionable insight into the hands of those who need it, thereby improving Reliability, enhancing Safety, and optimizing Inspections.


Reducing the risk of manhole incidents

Improves network reliability

Sentir heads off many problems before they cause outages allowing their causes to be found and fixed more quickly and accurately.

Enhances grid safety

Sentir detects dangerous conditions before catastrophic failures.

Optimizes utility inspection

Sentir’s unique technology allows for more frequent “virtual inspections” when needed.

Packed with advanced features

Sentir unit and accessories

Temperature Probe


Infrared/Visual Camera Module


Stray Voltage Wires


Current Transformer


Active Site Monitor


Salinity Probe


Extended Camera


External Antenna

Jonathan Taylor
VP Customer Delivery

Jonathan is an engineer and project executive with a combined 15 years of experience in utility, manufacturing, deploying, and implementing solutions utility and heavy industrial sectors. He was previously with Osmose Utility Services and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, after starting his career within Aerospace and Pulp and Paper. Jonathan holds an Executive Leadership Certification and a BSME from the Georgia Tech, as well as an active Project Management Professional license from PMI.

Jens Sterum

VP Business Development

Jens has over three decades of experience in international business development, specializing in complex technology sales. Spanning FMCG, logistics, security and utilities, his experience traverses EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Prior to joining CNIguard in the USA, he served as MD for a specialized company in industrial automation, having secured and managed a highly successful telemetry framework for the largest water utility in the UK . Jens has a BS in International Economics from Duke University and MS in Management and Organizational Development from University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Jim Darroch
VP Software & Engineering

Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions. Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.

Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer

30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.

Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.

Dr. Edward Klinger
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defense sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, and Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.