Sigfox revolutionizes Asset Tracking with Bubbles (內附中文)

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Berlin, Germany – October 25th , 2018 – Today at Connect, its big annual event dedicated to IoT, Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider, launched a connected Bubble to track assets worldwide. Bubbles are small devices which can be placed anywhere in a matter of seconds.

A Bubble is a transmitter and its radio range defines its radius. These devices are managed by Sigfox’s Network Operating Center and are accurately located during installation. Battery level, removal and temperature of these devices is controlled using Sigfox’s connectivity. By managing the emission power, Sigfox Cloud adapts the range of the Bubble, from less than one meter to a hundred meters, improving the accuracy of the device’s location. That way, when a Sigfox device enters the range of a Bubble, it sends the Bubble’s ID to the Cloud along with its own identification. As they cross Bubbles, assets are located with high accuracy.

Sigfox introduces its Bubble to deliver a brand-new experience for location services. Based on advanced radio technology, tags will benefit from high autonomy at a very affordable price. The devices’ DNA will reduce costs.

With this in mind, Sigfox and Amadeus, have decided to jointly explore use cases where IoT technology could solve some of the challenges faced by travellers throughout their journeys.

Marion MESNAGE, head of Research, Innovation & Ventures at Amadeus, said, “We are thrilled to join forces with Sigfox to look at innovative IoT use cases for the travel industry. Sigfox’s expertise in IoT technology combined with Amadeus’ understanding of the travel sector, will allow us to explore the potential of this innovative technology and improve the travel experience.”

Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer at Sigfox, said, “The Bubble is a great example where our technology can address a real-world challenge. Not only will this improve customer experience, but there are real opportunities to fully transform the business by building new services over the Bubble solution.”

Another area where the Bubbles could help are smart cities. By placing affordable tags in children’s backpacks or in pets’ collars, Sigfox can help when it comes to children’s safety or recovery of lost pets.
These small devices can also easily help automate inventories: by installing some Bubbles in warehouses and activating them to count items. Sigfox is going to offer the possibility of purchasing Bubble online to democratize location-based services while opening a new space for creativity. Sharing economy will for sure leverage this brand-new location service. 

Sigfox 運用 Bubble 革新資產追蹤


德國柏林 – 2018 年 10 月 25 日 – 今天在其大型年度 IoT 盛會 Connect 中,全球領先的 IoT 服務供應商 Sigfox 推出運用連線 Bubble 來追蹤全球各地的資產。Bubble 是一種小型裝置,可在數秒內放置於任何地方。它是一種發射器,其半徑大小視它的無線電範圍而定。
這些裝置由 Sigfox 的網路作業中心管理,在安裝期間已精確定位。裝置的電池電量、拆卸與溫度都是運用 Sigfox 的連線加以控管。Sigfox Cloud 會透過管理發射功率,來調整 Bubble 的範圍,以改善裝置定位的精確度;其範圍最小不到一公尺,最大可達數百公尺。如此,當 Sigfox 裝
置進入 Bubble 範圍時,會將 Bubble 的 ID 連同裝置的識別碼傳送至雲端。當裝置通過 Bubble 時,可高度精確地定位資產。

Sigfox 推出 Bubble,提供全新的定位服務體驗。電子標籤以先進的無線電技術為基礎,以實惠的價格提供高自主性。裝置的 DNA 將可降低成本。考慮到此點,Sigfox 和 Amadeus 決定攜手合作,探索如何運用 IoT 技術來解決旅客在旅途中面臨的一些挑戰。
Amadeus 研究、創新暨創投部門主管 Marion MESNAGE 表示,「我們很興奮能與 Sigfox 合作,探索如何在旅遊業運用創新 IoT。Sigfox 在 IoT 技術的專業能力結合 Amadeus 對旅遊業的瞭解,將可讓我們探索此項創新技術的潛在可能,進而提升旅遊體驗。」

Sigfox 推展總監 (Chief Adoption Officer) Raouti Chehih 表示,「Bubble 是運用我們的技術解決實際挑戰的最佳實例。運用 Bubble 解決方案打造全新的服務不僅能改善客戶體驗,還有可能讓企業完全轉型。」
此外,還能將 Bubble 運用於協助打造智慧城市。將價格實惠的電子標籤放在兒童的背包內或寵物項圈中,Sigfox 就能在兒童安全或尋回失蹤寵物方面提供協助。這些小型裝置也可協助自動化庫存管理:將一些 Bubble 安裝在倉庫,然後啟動它們來計算庫存項目。
Sigfox 即將推出線上購買 Bubble,以普及化行動定位服務,同時也開啟全新的創意領域。毫無疑問地,共享經濟將可運用此項全新定位服務。



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關於 Sigfox

Sigfox 為全球領先的 IoT 服務供應商,打造全球網路,將數十億部裝置連結至網際網路,而且耗用的能量極少,操作簡單。Sigfox 獨家的裝置連結雲端通訊技術解決了 IoT 全球普及的三大障礙:成本、能耗以及全球可擴展性。
現今,此網路遍及 53 個國家,預計在 2018 年可涵蓋 60 個國家。目前連線物體數量已達數百萬,且合作夥伴生態系統正在快速成長,Sigfox 可協助公司將其業務模型走向數位服務。本公司由 Ludovic Le Moan 和 Christophe Fourtet 於 2010 創立,總公司設於 Labège,在法國的「IoT谷」Toulouse 附近。Sigfox 在巴黎、馬德里、慕尼黑、波士頓、舊金山、杜拜、新加坡、聖保羅和東京均設有分公司。




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