Fuel delivery benefiting from IoT solution
Nube working with Sierra Wireless to improve gas delivery efficiency in North American markets
Sierra Wireless announced that Nube, a provider of end-to-end-internet of things (IoT) solutions, has selected its device-to-cloud IoT solution and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to improve the firm’s consumer gas delivery operation.
Nube plans to launch its home gas delivery solution in Mexico during October, and is expanding further into North America.
The IoT provider explained that in Mexico, and many other regions, liquid petroleum gas used by businesses and residences is commonly stored on building rooftops, where meter reading is difficult. Due to this, consumers don’t know when their tank will run out and gas companies can’t plan for deliveries or supply needs.
To deal with this problem, Nube decided to launch a turnkey IoT solution that includes tank monitoring and wireless data transmission to the cloud using Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, as well as a management platform for gas companies, and a mobile consumer app for consumers to order gas, make payments, and manage their accounts, enabled by Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
“Sierra Wireless has been a true partner in helping us reinvent gas delivery. This successful deployment allows us to expand our IoT Solution into North America and then into other smart city applications,” Nube’s founder and CEO, Chris Gnanakone, said.
“Nube is leading disruptive change with its IoT solution, which is designed around modules from Sierra Wireless that are integrated with our connectivity services and AirVantage Cloud Platform,” said Marc Overton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud and Connectivity Solutions, Sierra Wireless.
Microsoft Azure is a set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of datacenters.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Nube has subsidiary offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara and soon in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Sierra Wireless offers a portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways which are integrated with the company’s cloud and connectivity services. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,100 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia.