06 February 2017
Nettrotter and B810 announce a global partnership to develop innovative solutions made in Italy for the global Sigfox Internet of Things network
A low cost Pet Tracker and a Home Power Meter
are among the first solutions available by the end of 2016
Lissone (MB)/Reggio Emilia (Italy), November 23rd, 2016. Nettrotter, a subsidiary of EI Towers, and B810 have entered into an agreement for the development of innovative solutions for the Internet of Things market, based on Sigfox’s global network and dedicated device-to-cloud communication solution.
The first phase of the Sigfox network deployment by Nettrotter, which was announced in Italy last April, is now complete and available for approximately 70% of the Italian population. The partnership with B810 is the first step towards the development of “Made in Italy” devices, built for the Sigfox global network.
The first two devices available by the end of 2016 are a Pet Tracker and a Power Meter for homes. These low cost solutions, with no SIM card and no monthly fees, will allow the user to know, in real time, the location of their pet or their actual energy consumption at home. The device, platform, user apps and service are all included in the offer for a 2 or 3 year period.
During the next few months, these initial products will be followed by many other appealing ones such as trackers for kids, for the elderly, for cars, bikes and motorbikes, and other low cost home devices. Nettrotter, the exclusive operator of Sigfox’s network in Italy, will guarantee the efficient usage and excellent performance of all these newcoming solutions.
Nettrotter is the company that holds exclusive rights to Sigfox’s technology and its business development in Italy, and the network it has developed will provide national coverage by the end of 2016. Nettrotter has made substantial investments in the network to guarantee it is the first to offer a global network for the Internet of Things in Italy.
B810, a company based in Reggio Emilia, has extensive industrial experience in the development of M2M & IoT solutions, and it has decided to focus its efforts in pioneering the design and production of new low cost objects based on Sigfox’s technology.
Carlos Lambarri, Nettrotter’s CEO said: «Nettrotter is the only company to offer nationwide, low cost, efficient Internet of Things solutions in the country during the next coming years. All those entities or end users that are looking for innovative sensors and solutions will enjoy of our network, deployed for their immediate benefit at national level. This first partnership with B810, an excellent player to develop and guarantee the industrial offering of the new solutions, is producing a range of products immediately available before the end of 2016, such as a Pet Tracker and a Power Meter at home that will really galvanize the market».
Massimiliano Paparcone, CEO of B810 said: «We know this market pretty well, and are all very excited to be the first in presenting new, innovative, low cost products that will be much more efficient than those based on the traditional SIM card. We think that the market will immediately welcome our new solutions, since they are much more efficient than those existing today and they propose additional features and efficiencies that the end user will be absolutely ready to embrace».
Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, Sigfox executive vice-president networks & operators said: “We are delighted about this global partnership between Nettrotter and B810. Italy’s electronic industry is at the forefront of IoT innovation in Europe. Thanks to Sigfox’s global network, these new solutions will be available soon in multiple countries. The new B810 solutions also perfectly illustrate the competitive advantages of Sigfox connectivity: very long battery life and a solution that does not require local Internet connectivity. As soon as the battery is inserted in the object, it is immediately connected to the network."
About Nettrotter and B810
Nettrotter (www.nettrotter.io) is a brand new company that has been incorporated to deploy the SIGFOX Internet of Things network in the Italian territory and to sell its subscription-based connectivity to the Italian IoT market. Nettrotter is deploying the new IoT network on a fast track, covering already c. 70% of the country, with main cities and regions already covered, and where the new connectivity has been providing services since the first quarter of 2016. Nettrotter foresees to have a nationwide coverage by end of 2016.
Nettrotter is a subsidiary of EI Towers (www.eitowers.it) and has Thinktank 2000 (www.thinktank2000.com) as a minority shareholder. Nettrotter is headquartered in Lissone and has an office in Rome, and is developing a cluster of partners, of which the first one announced is B810, to promote complete off-the-shelf solutions for the Internet of Things, based on the existing successful use cases and many others that will be made available in a very short timeframe.
B810 (www.b810group.it) is a company based in Reggio Emilia (Italy) active in the fields of electronics manufacturing and connectivity technologies for the IoT market. The company started its activities in 2011 and its core businesses are focused on design, prototyping, SMT and PTH manufacturing, ICT testing - Functional - Parametric - X-Ray, Laser Marking, conformal coating, refurbishment, packaging and dedicated logistics services. B810 has established also partnerships on the automotive, energy, telecoms, electromedical, lighting and consumer fields. Since 2016 it has a business partnership with Nettrotter. Since 2011, B810 holds the ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949 certifications and currently registers 200 FTE operative in its Headquarters.
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect 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 26 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 – covering a population of 397 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to create new innovations on the IoT. 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 and Singapore.
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