Sigfox and Alps Alpine form IoT alliance to boost innovation in IoT market

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Sigfox and Alps Alpine form IoT alliance to boost innovation in IoT market

IoT service provider Sigfox and Alps Alpine signed a Global IoT Alliance Partnership Agreement. Alps Alpine is a leading manufacturer of components including sensors, HMI (human-machine interfaces), switches and connectivity devices to the automotive, industrial and smartphone industries.

Sigfox and Alps Alpine form IoT alliance

IoT alliance: Sigfox and Alps Alpine now are partner.

The Alliance combines Sigfox’s 0G network, which uses very little energy to connect billions of devices, with Alps Alpine’s mass production capabilities. This opens up huge possibilities to roll out connected devices to the mass market. Alps Alpine will provide early access to Sigfox’s R&D projects, allowing them to co-develop services in the future. Joint investments in innovation are planned, including the development of small, low-cost devices and energy harvesting technologies. The companies are also developing a joint go-to-market strategy. They are also developing Sigfox’s Bubble Beacon/Tag for luggage and asset tracking. Bubbles are small devices that can be placed anywhere in a matter of seconds. These low-cost, low-energy Bubbles make it easy to accurately track the location of anything from luggage to pallets.

We’re seeing a significant acceleration in demand for connected objects and industrial scale deployments of IoT solutions. Having a global, simple, low-cost, low-power connectivity solution is a critical success factor, and exactly the challenge that Sigfox is addressing right now. We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Alps Alpine, which is fast-tracking joint development and manufacturing of large volumes of high-quality connected objects. This partnership has unlocked innovation, scale, quality and cost potential that is enabling us to deliver digital and economic benefits for our clients that were once unattainable. By combining resources, we are realising the future of a mass, mainstream IoT, while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible

said Glen Robinson, Chief Business Development Officer at Sigfox.

Sigfox has already proven to be a trusted partner in delivering accurate, reliable solutions. We welcome moving onto the next stage, working together to develop more professional, industrial solutions, bringing the value of the IoT to more markets. By combining our mass production and engineering capabilities with Sigfox’s low-powered network, there is no limit to what we can achieve together,

says Yasuo Sasao, Chief Technology Officer at Alps Alpine.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Sigfox

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