Sigfox U.S.A. Announces Connectivity as a Service to Complement Its Public Network
Sigfox U.S.A., the North America network operator for the global Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity provider Sigfox, today announced its Coverage as a Service (CaaS) offering, a new network solution providing on-demand connectivity for U.S. customers.
CaaS is a subscription service that provides all the benefits of the Sigfox public network, including network management, monitoring, and support. The service can be tailored to fit the specific needs of the customer, installed wherever coverage is needed with the capability to connect thousands of devices, at the same per device subscription fee as the global public network.
Available for both indoor and outdoor deployments, CaaS gives customers control to address various areas of need, including rural, remote, and deep indoor spaces in areas not yet covered by the Sigfox U.S.A. public LPWAN in the U.S.
Compact and lightweight, CaaS is a simple, self-install kit which includes a Sigfox base station suitable for indoor or outdoor installation, access to Sigfox cloud, remote equipment monitoring, remote troubleshooting support, demonstration IoT devices, cellular backhaul, and accessories such as cables, connectors, outdoor waterproofing kit, antenna, and more. Customers will need either Ethernet or 3G connectivity to connect to the Sigfox cloud. To cater to the vast needs of customers, the included base station is durable for extreme installation environments, withstanding temperatures ranging from -50°F to +130°F.
“We are very excited to offer this service and have seen significant traction in the U.S. market,” said Christian Olivier, President of Sigfox U.S.A.
“Our CaaS model allows U.S. customers to immediately supplement or densify coverage where they need it. Customers are already applying this offering in verticals such as agriculture, hospitality, and industrial facilities. CaaS provides a one-stop shop encompassing device and cloud connectivity services, designed and provided by Sigfox, at an extremely affordable cost.”
“Smart Yields is partnering with Sigfox to pioneer the company’s CaaS technologies at small- to medium-size farms across the U.S.,” said Smart Yields CEO Vincent Kimura. “The Sigfox system is easy to install in the field and pairs seamlessly with the Smart Yields app, which provides detailed analytics and real-time updates on critical crop conditions. Affordable, reliable connectivity in remote conditions is a game changer for our farmers, and we look forward to expanding our Sigfox CaaS network.”
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