SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, announced today that it is participating in a Montgomery County, M.D., project to install automated safety-alert networks to protect vulnerable residents.
"By removing the cost and energy barriers of connectivity for the internet of things, [SIGFOX] enables two-way communication for connected devices through a simple and cost-effective wireless system," Jacobs told CBS News.
The SIGFOX on-demand wireless network has yet to be enabled in the U.S., but when that happens at the end of this year, it could help the so-called "Internet of Things" really take off. Affecting not only pet devices, it could also have real-world human implications."
On the 19th and 20th of May, Digital Enterprise Greenwich and SIGFOX organised a hackathon at Ravensbourne, in Greenwich, London.The event highlighted the potential of the SIGFOX connectivity solution, brought to you in the UK by Arqiva. The event gathered students from the University of Greenwich & Ravensbourne, as well as London based SMEs, in the common goal to have fun building innovative concepts around the world’s only Internet of Things (IoT) network. The winning team, “Life Link”, presented an innovative solution based on a quantified self wristband for elderly people. A simplified wristband that will amuse the users and provide motivation for being active and at the same time enjoying the security of having a helping hand only a button’s push away.
The “Life Link” team won development kits from the company Snootlab as well as SIGFOX subscriptions so that they can carry out their project. The team will be showcasing their concept at the SIGFOX booth during the Connected Conference and we invite you to come visit and learn about their concept and the innovative ideas they have for taking the project further.
The hackathon also resulted in many other brilliant concepts, including the runners up:
2nd: “The Internet of Stings” - An innovate way of easing the lives of beekepers, by keeping the bee-keepers up-to-date with the status of their hives.
3rd: “Bumper 2 Bumper” - A simple, yet extremely ingenious way of improving road safety, by connecting road barriers in order to alert maintenance staff of the real-time status of the barriers.
The hackathon was funded by the Digital Accelerator Programme, which is open to London- based SMEs interested in developing and applying digital technologies to Smart City solutions. The programme offers businesses the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to access new market opportunities and eligible companies can also benefit from a tailored programme of interactive and in-depth support. The Digital Accelerator Programme is part financed by the Greater London Authority’s European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.
The Connected Conference also features a panel on Smart Cities, where Trevor Dorling from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and Thomas Nicholls, from SIGFOX, will participate in a discussion on how cities can make use of the IoT.
Arqiva, compañía de infraestructuras de telecomunicaciones y servicios de medios de comunicación, y SIGFOX, empresa pionera en conectividad eficiente del IoT tanto desde el punto de vista económico como energético, anunciaron recientemente que Arqiva construirá y explotará una red nacional de IoT en Reino Unido, comenzando por las diez principales ciudades. Mas detalles en este comunicado de prensa.
"San Francisco is set to get a new cellular network later this year, but it won’t help fix the city’s spotty mobile-phone coverage. This wireless network is exclusively for things.
The French company SigFox says it picked the Bay Area to demonstrate a wireless network intended to make it cheap and practical to link anything to the Internet, from smoke detectors to dog collars, bicycle locks, and water pipes."
Join Digital Enterprise Greenwich, Ravensbourne, the University of Greenwich and SIGFOX, for a two day Hackathon to explore the Internet of Things. It is free to participate and is open for startups and SMEs. Teams of students and startups from Ravensbourne and the Uni will also participate.
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For prototyping the French Arduino guys from Snootlab will provide Arduino compatible kits (Akeru) and they'll be there to assist the teams.
A wave of startup companies is rising up to address the growing need for wastewater treatment and monitoring solutions, part of a $600 billion industry that has traditionally been dominated by legacy companies such as GE, Veolia, Siemens and Suez. What's more, the industry as a whole is generating average operating [...]
In France, start-ups are also addressing solutions in this sector. For example, last week SIGFOX, SMARTEO and CONNIT announced the deployment of 30 thousand water meters in the "Pays de Gex" zone. The aim is to improve the service and reduce the water waste without a price increase for the subscribers.
Tras el anuncio del acuerdo de colaboración para desplegar una red dedicada al Internet of Things en España, Abertis Telecom y SIGFOX le invitan al primer "Partner Training Day" de SIGFOX en Barcelona, una jornada completa de formación que tendrá lugar el próximo 26 de Marzo.
Fecha: Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 Lugar: Abertis Telecom, Av. Parc Logistic 12-20, 08040 Barcelona
At the recently held Connected Conference in Paris, GPS Business News discovered Nigiloc, a small French start-up that developed a low cost, low power GPS tracker which fits in the handle or any other tubular part of a bicycle or scooter and can work two years on a single battery. GPS Busines...
SIGFOX is making great waves within the security industry, as a cost- and energy-efficient solution for remote alarm transmissions. As an application agnostic connectivity solution, SIGFOX can be used in many different security applications, including home alarms fire detectors, tracking solutions, and many others.
"Does the internet of things need a dedicated network that sends data at speeds that are 100 times slower than a 1200 baud modem from the 90s? SIGFOX thinks so, and Kevin and I discus why we might want that. We also debate the benefits of cellular connectivity and voice in a smart watch format and talk about some cool connected home startups I saw at the OReilly Solid conference last week in San Francisco."
The Whistle, released last Fall, is a small metal disc about the size of a silver dollar that attaches to your dog's collar. It communicates with a smartphone app so you can track your pup's fitness over time and check on his activity throughout the day (and make sure that the dog walker isn't just watching HBO GO on your couch when he's supposed to be out with your furry friend.) The new version of the device, slated for a release in the summer of 2015, is the WhistleGPS, which adds location tracking to the mix. But the novelty is how it'll do it--by tapping a brand-new, low-power, ultra-narrowband wireless network that will cover American cities starting later this year.
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, and SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced that Arqiva will deploy and run the SIGFOX network in the UK.
Ayer se llevó a cabo con gran éxito el primer SIGFOX Partner Training Day en España, en la sede de Abertis Telecom en Barcelona. La extraordinaria acogida de esta primera edición no hace sino reafirmar la tremenda tracción del mercado del IoT / M2M en España y el interés que una red de estas características despierta en toda la cadena de valor: fabricantes, integradores, clientes, etc.
En pocos meses la red SIGFOX cubrirá todo el territorio español, por lo que es necesario preparar el ecosistema, dar a conocer los beneficios y características de SIGFOX y comenzar a desarrollar soluciones para poder atender las numerosas oportunidades que ya emergen en el sector.
En breve se anunciará la próxima jornada de formación, encuentro en el cual los participantes tienen además la ocasión de entrar en contacto con otros actores del ecosistema SIGFOX.