Major milestones achieved in Sigfox Atlas Suite, thanks to advanced technological developments and strong global partnerships
PARIS/SINGAPORE, November 20th, 2019: Today at Connect 2019, the largest IoT marketplace, Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider and first global 0G network operator, announces two complementary, powerful new offers that significantly enhance the accuracy of its major geolocation services: Atlas Native and Atlas WiFi.
Atlas Native Complimentary
Launched in January 2017, Atlas Native is the first Sigfox geolocation service, solely based on the Sigfox network. The service is available for every device equipped with the simplest Sigfox module, without GPS or any other additional hardware/software component.
From today, solution makers with GPS-devices can benefit from the Atlas Native Complimentary service free of charge in exchange for data processing rights, with several major names already on board. Thanks to this GPS location data and its comparison with the Sigfox network fingerprints, the machine learning algorithms used to compute Atlas will reduce the uncertainty of the “real” location of the asset and improve geolocation accuracy, down to 800 meters.
Benjamin Mazet, Product Management Director on the global Sigfox portfolio, said: “With this partnership offer and the machine learning algorithms used to compute and improve Atlas accuracy, Sigfox is constantly enhancing the quality of its geolocation services, bringing huge benefits to new and existing Sigfox customers – literally at the flick of a switch and by always keeping the device as simple as possible.”
Atlas WiFi deployment complete
In a second accuracy-honing development, Sigfox has now completed the global rollout of Atlas WiFi in partnership with HERE Technologies, creating a global location service that will open new opportunities for IoT applications, particularly in supply chain and logistics.
Atlas WiFi takes advantage of HERE Technologies’ global database of WiFi access points, which can now be queried by Sigfox WiFi trackers and, by reporting the unique MAC addresses to the cloud, generating a far more accurate asset position, and a seamless outdoor and indoor geolocation service.
As determining WiFi-based location consumes less battery than using GPS, Atlas WiFi enables long life IoT tracking solutions – a key requirement for supply chain and logistics applications.
“We are pleased that this partnership with HERE Technologies has delivered a successful product in Atlas WiFi and are intensifying mutual R&D activities to develop new IoT products and services for the future,” added Benjamin Mazet.
The value of IoT tracking solutions in the global supply chain is increasingly well recognized, with Sigfox customers such as DHL and Groupe PSA actively deploying real-world asset tracking and logistics solutions at significant scale.
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 65 countries, with 1 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.