Scanalytics, a Milwaukee-based developer of Internet-connected floor mats and complementary software that helps customers track foot traffic and other activity in physical spaces, says it has begun working with the Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems to integrate some of the two companies’ products.

San Jose, CA-based Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently sponsored a competition in France for startups developing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The emerging IoT sector involves manufacturers taking formerly offline devices and updating them with Internet capabilities. Scanalytics was awarded first place in the “Smart Building” technology category of the competition, which took place in Paris in mid-June. Read the full story here.