Paris, FRANCE – April 3, 2018 Today, Sigfox, the leading IoT service provider, and Louis Vuitton, the most iconic luxury brand in the world, have announced the release of a luggage tracker that uses Sigfox technology. Exclusively available with the Louis Vuitton Horizon luggage range, it allows passengers to track their checked luggage in major airports, even while travelling between different countries.
The tracking device is the first to include Sigfox’s Monarch service. Unveiled at the World IoT Expo in September 2017, Monarch is a new service that enables devices to run seamlessly in all parts of the world, by automatically recognising and adapting to the local radiofrequency’s standards. As global operations are split into three geographical zones, the use of Monarch unlocks endless applications in logistics and supply chain, the consumer market, and automated maintenance for the shipping, aircraft and railway industries.
Asset tracking is the most important vertical in the massive IoT industry and Monarch represents a major breakthrough. This project is the first commercialized application of many millions that will be developed in the coming years. Sigfox’s unique value proposition is currently the only one allowing this kind of use case: a global network combined with a simple technology based on cost efficiency and low-energy consumption.
The luggage tracker is available as an additional accessory for the Horizon 50, 55 and 70 models and can easily be clipped into a pocket within the suitcase. Extremely easy to use, its low energy comsuption ensures a battery life of up to six months.
For additional information about the list of airports where the Monarch service is available, please click here.
Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT service provider thanks to its global network that connects billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 45 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewellery, fragrance and stationery. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship. For further information: www.louisvuitton.com
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巴黎法國，2018年4月3日– 今日，領先全球的物聯網服務提供商Sigfox和全球最具指標性的高端消費品牌路易威登 (Louis Vuitton) 宣布推出使用Sigfox技術的行李追蹤器。路易威登Horizon行李箱系列獨家提供，即使在不同國家之間旅行時，乘客也可以在主要機場追蹤到自己的托運行李。這是第一個使用Sigfox技術的Monarch(有君主、君王之意) 服務項目。
Sigfox是世界領先的物聯網服務提供商，這要歸因於其全球統一網路，該網路將數十億設備連接到物聯網，同時消耗盡非常少的能源。 Sigfox獨特的通訊方式解決了全球物聯網最常遇到的三個障礙：成本，能源消耗和全球擴展性。如今，該網路已經在45個國家營運，到2018年將覆蓋60個國家。隨著數百萬個設備的連接和迅速發展的合作夥伴生態系，Sigfox協助各公司將其業務模式轉向真正的數位化。 Sigfox成立於2010年，由Ludovic Le Moan和Christophe Fourtet創立，總部位於法國圖盧茲附近的Labouge“IoT Valley”。 Sigfox在巴黎、馬德里、慕尼黑、波士頓、舊金山，杜拜、新加坡、聖保羅和東京設有辦事處。
自1854年以來，路易威登持續帶給世界獨特的設計，將創新與風格互相結合，始終如一追求提供最高品質。透過行李箱、皮件和飾品發明了真正 “旅行的藝術”。這些設計不僅優雅且盡實用，並不斷大膽創造屬於路易威登的故事。忠實於其傳統，路易威登多年來一直向建築師，藝術家和設計師敞開大門，同時推出諸如成衣，鞋子，配飾，手錶，珠寶，香水和文具等時尚潮流。這些精心打造的產品證明了路易威登對精細工藝的承諾。 欲了解更多：www.louisvuitton.com