Democratizing the smart factory revolution leveraging your existing machinery
September 8th, 2020 – HC Technologies and Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider and initiator of the 0G network, have announced the launch of three new devices to support and accelerate the digitalization process of factories and industrial facilities.
This process is usually hindered by two main factors, the perceived complexity of such integrations, on the one hand, and the astronomical costs associated with making your machines and installations smart through the alternatives offered by the big PLC brands on the other.
As pressure from different stakeholders and competitors to innovate with IoT increases to stay ahead in the market, these two elements keep hampering the widespread adoption of smart factory solutions. This is particularly impactful when it comes to small and mid-size companies, with more limited resources and still-developing technological backgrounds.
This is the premise that led to the development of this set of devices and plug and play solutions. With it, existing machinery can become smart effortlessly leveraging PLC installations and with the best security standards. The goal, making Industrial Internet of Things simple, for companies of any size and tech background to benefit from the advantages that this technology is infusing into the market.
Parameters like production performance, status of quotas or inputs required at each production line and manufacturing cycles can be easily monitored from anywhere using a computer, tablet or smartphone and in real-time. Information that can be also combined with peripheral data points like temperature, humidity, pressure, creating a well-rounded picture of your factory floor operations.
About HC Technologies
Headquartered in Spain, HC Technologies has been in the IoT and smart solutions field since its foundation back in 2006. Determined to take complexity out of the way, HC Technologies develops easy to understand, deploy and manage IoT solutions. They combine this approach with their seasoned design house capabilities to provide quick and flexible responses to highly specific user requirements.
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Sigfox is the initiator of the 0G network and the world’s leading IoT (Internet of Things) service provider. Its global network allows billions of devices to connect to the Internet, in a straightforward way, while consuming as little energy 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 available in 72 countries and regions, with 1.3 billion people covered. ISO 9001 certified and surrounded by a large ecosystem of partners and IoT key players, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services, in key areas such as Asset Tracking and Supply Chain. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in France and has offices in Madrid, Munich, Boston, Dallas, San Jose, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Contact and additional information at: