Sigfox inks agreement with Groupe Traqueur to roll-out new tracking solution
The new offering will target the European B2B tracking market
French company Groupe Traqueur, a provider of anti-theft devices for the automotive industry has signed a deal with compatriot IoT firm Sigfox to roll-out its Traqueur NANO beacons across Europe.
The two companies had previously signed partnership to develop and deliver solutions to the B2B market.
The Traqueur NANO tracks any moveable object where monitoring and surveillance is beneficial. NANO was developed following many years of development by Groupe TRAQUEUR in partnership with dedicated global communications service provider for the Internet of Things, Sigfox.
Launched in 2015, the NANO beacon enables Groupe Traqueur to expand its activities beyond the automotive sector, and into sectors such as the location and securing of trailers, railway wagons, agricultural skips and construction site sheds.
By using Sigfox’s Internet of Things connectivity, Groupe Traquer said it upgrades various key aspects of mobile assets’ tracking, including the predictability and the very low energy consumption of beacons, economic feasibility, and the deployment at international level.
The Sigfox network is currently present in 32 countries, 12 of which with nationwide coverage, including France and Spain. In Germany, the network is currently covering 50% of the territory and should be available at national level at the end of 2017.
“We are pleased to support Groupe Traqueur in its strategy of international development and to contribute to strengthening its position as an innovative company in the countries where we are already present “, said Patrick Cason, Sigfox Commercial Director.
Panasonic inks deal with Cubic Telecom to boost IoT strategy
In related IoT news, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has signed a new strategic business relationship with Cubic Telecom.
“This new agreement with Cubic Telecom ensures that we remain ahead of the curve in an increasingly connected world,” said Victoria Obenshain, Vice President Wireless Strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Cubic’s ability to provide seamless global connectivity that meets the demands of the mobile workforce will ensure we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
“Connectivity is an essential prerequisite for business productivity,” says Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “Panasonic has selected Cubic Telecom to deliver a consistent global connectivity solution to their clients across a wide range of Panasonic products and devices.”