Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Today Sigfox announced that 5 new countries have joined its global network, bringing the total number of countries in the network to 45.

The network currently serves around 803M people and covers 3.8M km2. With these latest additions, Sigfox is on track to achieve its aim of extending the network across 60 countries and regions and reaching 1 billion people in 2018.

The following operators will become Sigfox’s exclusive strategic partners, responsible for deploying the network in their territories, developing the Sigfox ecosystem and establishing strong support channels to address all verticals:

Asia : Europe : Middle East :
  • Xperanti in Malaysia
  • Amotech in South Korea
  • Heliot in Switzerland
  • Omnicell IoTnet in Hungary
  • iWire in UAE

Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, Executive Vice President Operators at Sigfox, said:
“We’re very excited to welcome these 5 new operators to the growing Sigfox family. We have already started to collaborate with them to expand the power of the LPWAN and strengthen our ecosystem. It’s another major step that reinforces our strong, unique position in the IoT market.”

“These new partnerships take us a step closer to our goal of creating a worldwide network able to support business both locally and globally, thanks to an extensive network of business partners.”

Sigfox infographic: network deployment feb. 2018Sigfox’s reliable, global network provides energy-efficient and cost-effective connectivity, allowing companies to generate additional revenues, by not only improving their performance but creating new business models too.

The national rollout will begin in Q1 2018 and include initially all urban and industrial areas and main transport/communications systems. It will bring new opportunities to a vast number of industry sectors, from supply chain, transportation and energy management, to oil and gas, food, agriculture, pharmaceutical and telecare solutions, where Sigfox is already collaborating with other companies. Local operators will play a key role in the development of the IoT industry going forward, accelerating adoption among universities and start-ups, and enriching Sigfox’s ecosystem.

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Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Sysmex America Expands Use of ThingWorx Platform to Transform the Patient Experience

Remote Monitoring Enables Test Results at Point of Care in Minutes Driving Efficiencies in Health Care Services.

PTC and Sysmex America today announced that Sysmex has expanded its use of the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform to enable Sysmex to revolutionize the delivery of blood test results with the Sysmex XW-100™ automated hematology CBC analyzer.

The XW-100 is the first automated hematology analyzer developed for CLIA-waived use. Instead of sending blood samples to outside laboratories and awaiting the results, the XW-100 makes it possible for one of the most frequently requested blood tests, the CBC, to be performed in medical offices where patients are first treated. On-site blood test results are available to patients in as few as three minutes.

The pursuit of IoT innovation led Sysmex to adopt ThingWorx. The Industrial Innovation Platform enabled Sysmex to greatly expand the availability of product data and implement transformative connected solutions that were previously beyond reach. Prior to the XW-100, virtually all hematology analyzers required skilled clinical personnel to perform blood sample analysis and validate results. This ground-breaking innovation enables blood tests to be safely performed by a broader range of practitioners, improving access to and speed of care.

Sysmex blood analyzer“The Sysmex Innovation team continues to deliver exceptional value by leveraging the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform,” said Ralph Taylor, chief executive officer, Sysmex America.

“The combination of the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform with the XW-100 enables Sysmex to revolutionize the delivery of common blood test results by reducing time to diagnosis, enabling faster treatment plans, and improving the efficiency of health care delivery.”

“Sysmex has embraced continual innovation as an integral part of its core business model,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Leveraging ThingWorx enables Sysmex America to continue to deliver high-value IoT-enabled solutions to its customers and help retain its leadership position in an intensely competitive market. We congratulate Sysmex on this breakthrough technology.”

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Sigfox expands to four new countries, bringing total to 36

Sigfox expands into four new countries

IoT connectivity specialist Sigfox has announced that it is now operating its network in 36 countries around the world.

At the Sigfox World IoT Expo in Prague this week, the company restated its mission to offer a consistent level of quality and service for low-power, wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity  to anywhere in the world – and announced it has recently expanded into four new countries.

It’s achieved this by teaming up with operators in Costa Rica, Croatia, Thailand and Tunisia. In Costa Rica, for example, it has formed partnerships with WND and Cognix to grow its low-cost, low-energy network.

Looking to accumulate know-how with its technologies, the company is also extending its coverage in eastern Europe. In Thailand, meanwhile, it wants to connect hundreds of thousands of objects.

Sigfox's global IoT network

Sigfox’s global IoT network

Read more: Sigfox partners with WND-UK to extend IoT network coverage ‘to 95 percent of UK’

Operators are crucial

Operators play a crucial role in accelerating IoT development in their local markets, and they’re working with Sigfox deploy and operate the latest network infrastructure.

These companies have invested almost €100 million to offer access to Sigfox IoT services. Monarch is one of these services, launched this week as the first ‘IoT network-as-a-service offering’, allowing connected devices to recognise and automatically adapt to communications standards in the world without roaming.

Because Monarch allows assets to adapt as they move across borders, it presents a lucrative opportunities for logistics, freight and consumer goods industries, company executives say.

Read more: Thinxtra provides Sigfox connectivity to IoT projects down under

Other milestones

At the event, Sigfox also announced that Irish operator VT has signed a €1 million IoT subscription with Dunraven Systems. The latter designs and develops ultrasonic fuel tank monitors.

And in Australia, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has become a cornerstone investor in local partner Thinxtra. 

Meanwhile, Singapore-based partner UnaBiz has developed smart pest control system Ratsense, as previously reported by Internet of Business

IoT Sweden is using the company’s connectivity to develop intelligent crop-monitoring devices for smart-agriculture. And Germany company BrakeForceOne is partnering to implement IoT sensors in its electronic bikes and scooters.

Read more: Ulster University rolls out Sigfox-based IoT network

Exciting times

Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, executive vice president of operators at Sigfox, said that the company was excited to be working with new partners and that the expansion marks a key milestone in its journey to establish a global IoT network.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with our new operators to help their local ecosystems to seamlessly scale IoT solutions wherever the network is present in the world. Together, we’re building a future that will be better to live in,” he said.

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SAP Expands SAP® Vehicles Network with #IoT

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FRANKFURT, Germany and SAN FRANCISCO — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced new agreements with Deutsche Tamoil and Q1 that will add hundreds of new fueling locations across Germany to the SAP® Vehicles Network solution.


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Other agreements with PACE and Tantalum will add new automated payment options for fueling and parking. SAP also showcased new integration scenarios with TripIt® from Concur, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, and automated payment options with Parken+ and Apple Pay to create seamless, connected travel experiences. The announcements were made at IAA New Mobility World,  taking place Sept. 14–17 in Frankfurt, Germany, and Mobile World Congress Americas, taking place Sept. 12–14 in San Francisco, California.

Part of the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, SAP Vehicles Network is a business-to-business marketplace that delivers new mobility services enabling companies to connect drivers and passengers. With standardized processes for integration and collaboration, SAP Vehicles Network helps participating companies create new revenue streams and business opportunities. Network companies can offer automated services, such as fueling, parking, payment and location-based food services, regardless of devices or vehicles. By providing drivers with cashless access to on- and off-street parking and connected fueling stations, SAP Vehicles Network can make any car smart.

New participants offering key distribution locations and services to the network include:

Deutsche Tamoil – With the brand HEM and more than 400 fueling stations across Germany, Deutsche Tamoil is among the country’s top 10 fuel retailers and offers a regional lowest price guarantee through its fueling app.

Q1 – With a network of 200 state-of-the-art fueling stations and shops, Q1 offers fuel, competent service for vehicles and drivers, and high-quality food items for home and on the road.

PACE Germany-based startup PACE Telematics helps turn any car manufactured after 1995 into a smart car through the PACE Link, the PACE App and the PACE Cloud.

Tantalum – Providing automobile services for parking, year-long insurance, monthly in-car entertainment and service subscriptions, or one-off repair services, Tantalum offers access to information from any device, including spending records, single transactions and bills.

Parken+ – With a sleek and modern mobile parking app, Parken+ consolidates over 9,500 parking garage facilities in more than 200 U.S. locations, resulting in more than 1 million bookable parking spaces.

Co-Innovation with TripIt, Parken+ and Apple Pay

At IAA 2017, SAP will demonstrate new scenarios, including enabling the 14 million TripIt users to find and prereserve parking spots near where they need to go, whether to a hotel, meeting or restaurant. The TripIt integration concept can demonstrate how travelers may benefit from the capabilities that SAP Vehicles Network provides.

SAP also will showcase the Parken+ app (available to download from the App Store), which includes the ability to pay with Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way to pay. New scenarios showcased in the Parken+ app offer drivers better navigation to parking and fueling locations available for customers of vehicle OEMs, rental car companies, telecom providers, mapping service providers, insurance companies and other large business-to-consumer/business-to-business companies. For a video of the new scenarios, please see here. For a video on the integration with TripIt, go here.

“We continue to build momentum for SAP Vehicles Network and deliver on our vision to offer a comprehensive vehicles and mobility-centric business network for drivers and passengers,” said Tanja Rueckert, president of IoT & Digital Supply Chain at SAP. “With new services and innovative companies joining as customers and members, we are delivering on our vision to connect people, processes and devices through the Internet of Things and business networks from SAP.”

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SAP expands Vehicles Network with new fuel and payment options

SAP expands Vehicles Network with new fuelling and payment options

New agreements will see a rise in the number of apps and services made available by companies to drivers of connected vehicles and their passengers.

German software giant SAP has announced a range of new connected fuel and payment options for its SAP Vehicles Network platform, a marketplace for vehicle-related services such as parking, fuelling and access to quick-service restaurants. 

The company has formed new agreements with petrol retailers Deutsche Tamil and Q1, to launch hundreds of new fuelling locations for connected cars across Germany, and with connected-car technology companies PACE and Tantalum, to add new automated payment options for fuelling and parking.

SAP has also showcased new integrations with TripIt, a popular travel-organizing app, with its Concur travel and expense management software, which it acquired in 2014.

It’s experimenting, too, with payment options from Parken+ and Apple Pay, with the the aim of creating “seamless, connected travel experiences” for the future.

The announcements were made at leading technology conferences LAA New Mobility World in Frankfurt, Germany, and Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco, California.

Read more: IBM launches new security services for connected cars and IoT

Transforming motoring

A core part of the SAP Leonardo IoT portfolio, the SAP Vehicles Networkers, aims to connect companies with drivers and passengers, allowing those companies to create new revenue streams and business opportunities.

Companies that are part of the network are able to offer automated services – covering areas such as fuelling, parking, payment and food services – regardless of devices or vehicles. That makes it simple for people on the move to locate and pay for the service they need, direct from their car.

Tanja Rueckert, president of IoT & digital supply chain at SAP, said: “We continue to build momentum for SAP Vehicles Network and deliver on our vision to offer a comprehensive vehicles and mobility-centric business network for drivers and passengers.”

“With new services and innovative companies joining as customers and members, we are delivering on our vision to connect people, processes and devices through the Internet of Things and business networks from SAP.”

Read more: Volvo teams up with Google to put Android into connected cars

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