Sigfox and Alizent partner to offer Industrial Internet of Things services worldwide
07/12/2017 | Source: sigfox
The two partners, seeing Industry 4.0 as one of the main growth paths driving the development of IoT, will combine their respective technologies and capabilities to provide monitoring and tracking solutions of industrial assets on a global basis.
Sigfox and Alizent are already working on exploring opportunities in Europe and the US:
Alizent’s tracking solution combined with Sigfox connectivity in this pilot allows to collect accurate data from the fleet of returnable containers. This information offers valuable insights on the value chain and at the same time allows to provide real-time inventories to customers. With the support of Alizent, it is also considered to monitor the CO2 mini-tanks that are - for example - used by Fast food chains for the sodas.
Large hospitals have the complex task to track portable oxygen cylinders for inventory control and billing purposes. Tracking devices installed in 300 Oxygen cylinders in one of the largest hospitals in the Texas medical technology area have during the pilot phase significantly reduced cylinder losses and rental fees for customers while optimizing the supply chain.
Beer brewers seek to maintain a correct temperature for draft beer or cider, a paramount for customer’s satisfaction. Alizent’s predictive maintenance solution combined with Sigfox connectivity allows beer brewers to monitor beer coolers and dispensers’ temperature. This solution prevents breakdowns, expensive repairs, waste of time and money, and ultimately sales loss.
Commenting on the partnership, Alexis Duret, Managing Director of Alizent, said: ‘We believe that connecting all industrial assets will generate valuable data for our customers. Sigfox, through its unique technology and global network services, support and pricing, combined with Alizent proven ability and rare mix of industrial and technological skills, enables the connection of a whole new range of industrial assets for our clients.