M2M module supplier Telit Wireless Solutions is working with French network operator SIGFOX on the first cellular network fully dedicated to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications usnig narrowband links.
SIGFOX has had the pleasure to do an experiment with the French school of design based in Nantes, France. The READiDesignLab, a part of the Nantes school of design, was moving into a new neighbourhood of Nantes, so why not use that opportunity to see how the students would imagine the use of SIGFOX in a way to improve their daily lives in the new area.
We decided to do the project in only one week: on the first day SIGFOX presented what the Internet of Things was and what you can do with a solution such as SIGFOX, and on Friday the same week, the students had to deliver a video showing their suggestions for how SIGFOX could improve their lives in the new neighbourhood.
During the following two weeks we'll be posting the videos and we, SIGFOX and the students of course, would be delighted to get your feedback!
To start off, we'll show you the video from the following students: Mona Kleven Lauritzen, Brenda Penhouet, Sarah Lepage.
Please let them know what you think about the their idea!
European Utility Week, the largest European conference in the Utilities sector, will take place next week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. SIGFOX and Aerea, the SNO (SIGFOX Network Operator) for The Netherlands, will be present at the conference along with several certified SIGFOX partners to showcase some of the solutions that use SIGFOX for the Utilities sector.
If you are participating at the conference, then we will be pleased to welcome you at the SIGFOX-Aerea booth "4.H12".
New technology and comon standards will increase investment and innovation as we technologically move forward to next-generation sensors, actuators and processors, to open APIs, to platforms with built-in security and to new connectivity standards such as Bluetooth low-energy, ultra-low band (SIGFOX), and 802.11ah WiFi. Investment is increasing across industries.
Thanks for mentioning SIGFOX and our role in unleashing the potential for the Internet of Things.
Xavier Macaire, one of the leading French skippers in the figaro class, has put SIGFOX to the test as a tracking solution during his course in the Generali Solo 2013 boat race, in which he finished 2nd after an amazingly well executed race (well done Xavier!).
Xavier used a SIGFOX compatible tracking device to transmit his position every 10 minutes during the course of the race and although Xavier was at times kilometers from the coast line, all messages were picked up by the already deployed terrestrial SIGFOX network.
SIGFOX has created a partnership with Xavier Macaire in order to showcase one of the endless possibilities offered by the SIGFOX network. The long range of the SIGFOX network provides new opportunities for applications that go well beyond the limits of the coast line.
We wish Xavier, and the rest of the skippers, the best of luck for the 2013 edition of the Generali Solo boat race.
Hardworking teams need moments out of the office and what better way to do that during winter when you're close to the mountains than a bit of ski and snowboard fun. Keep an eye out for Greg, our SIGFOX Cloud team leader and Julien our systems administrator and network monitoring team leader.
The Internet of Things business index: A quiet revolution gathers pace is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by ARM. It is intended to gauge the current and future use of the Internet of Things by the global business community.
Ludovic Le Moan, the CEO of SIGFOX will present during the DigiWorld Summit on the 20th of November. The subject will be the future business models of operated cellular networks and Ludovic Le Moan will present SIGFOX's vision of how innovation is needed in the connectivity space to fully unleash the potential of the Internet of Things.
With today's session we are approaching 100 trained partners from more than 10 different countries thanks to our hugely popular monthly training days.
The partner days is a great way for companies interested in SIGFOX to learn about the SIGFOX corporate strategy and the technology. It is also a great occasion to exchange with other partners and learn from companies already using SIGFOX.
You can send us an email if you wish to participate at one of our future sessions or simply want to learn more about SIGFOX: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waiting for a tidal wave in low power wireless wide area networks - M2M Now – Global machine to machine news and expert opinions on the M2M industry
The obvious lack of well suited connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things and M2M is sparking innovation, which is of course what the market needs to realize the expected potential of the Internet of Things and M2M.
This article is very interesting, thanks Steve Rogerson for writing it. Although the article does a good job of introducing some of the interesting actors within this space, it does not mention all the key factors that will determine whether the different solutions will succeed or not. That is of course also a subject that requires a bit more writing than a single article.
Some of the key areas that differentiate SIGFOX from other actors are:
Focus on low throughput (one technology cannot be optimal for low as well as for high data rates)
One single logical network (global M2M and IoT marketplace instead of a fragmented space making volume more or less impossible)
A simple and scalable network technology and infrastructure (whereby operational costs are low resulting in cost effective subscriptions for customers)
Low modem costs (SIGFOX is compatible with existing communication modules whereby it can easily be integrated along side other connectivity options and thus avoid lock-in and drive costs down due to modem volume)
End-to-end connectivity (besides the cellular connectivity, SIGFOX provides an intelligent backhaul allowing an easy integration all the way to the customer IT systems through standards based Web Services API and web tools)
Partnership combines SIGFOX's wireless communication technology with ThingWorx's rapid application enablement platform to both lower costs and improve time to market for customers deploying connected applications.
This partnership includes ThingWorx Ready certification of SIGFOX's patented Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless communication technology and cellular data transfer network. Both enable rapid, reliable, low-cost cellular communication for M2M and IoT solutions, including smart metering, e-health, building security and building intelligence, smart city, asset tracking, equipment and infrastructure control, and environmental and agriculture control...