Orange Business Services exploring IoT wearables
The Orange Business Services IoT connectivity service is part of Datavenue, a modular IoT and analytics solution
Orange Business Services and Finnish firm Yepzon Group, a developer of wearable technology and smart-clothing applications, have signed a new three-year agreement for worldwide IoT connectivity and SIM cards for 100,000 locator devices.
Yepzon Group’s wearable locator device uses Bluetooth, GPS and mobile network technologies to provide accurate location information through a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows phones. The Yepzon locator is targeted at a range of different applications including monitoring of elderly relatives, locating family pets or tracking the location of various types of equipment.
Orange said that its IoT service includes provides SIM card ordering, simple activation and tracking through a dedicated portal; one price per SIM card regardless of location; and scalable connectivity reaching 220 countries and territories.
“A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence and an attractive business model are key to our global expansion and further success,” said Otto Linna, CEO at Yepzon Enterprises. “Orange is our partner of choice to support our growing business because of the company’s international footprint and IoT and analytics expertise.”
“Yepzon’s intention to increase safety for millions and make the technology available for the benefit of families and loved ones around the world, as well as its ambitious growth plans, clearly call for a reliable and trustworthy global partner,” said Helmut Reisinger, EVP at Orange Business Services.
The Orange Business Services IoT connectivity service is part of Datavenue, a modular IoT and analytics solution. To enable advanced analysis and decision-making, the Datavenue solution encompasses the selection of actual objects, their reliable and secure connection, and management of data.
A global team of more than 700 Orange data scientists and engineers design and develop these innovative services. Orange already supports over 12 million B2B objects across a variety of sectors, including automotive and transport, smart cities, industry and manufacturing, smart home, healthcare and wearables.
Orange Business Services offers include software defined networks (SDN/NFV), big data and IoT, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity.