News | March 9, 2017

Sigfox And OleumTech Team Up To Streamline Asset Monitoring Through Wireless Internet Of Things (IoT) Connectivity

Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced a partnership with OleumTech Corporation, a leading provider of M2M communications and industrial automation solutions. As one of the largest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partnerships for Sigfox to-date, global customers will soon benefit from out-of-the-box Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless connectivity leveraging OleumTech’s patented self-contained, battery-powered wireless transmitter technology.

OleumTech manufactures and distributes industrial wireless automation systems across sectors including Water and Energy. Their products have radically transformed how companies gather data in the field, providing visibility to disparate assets, especially in remote, hazardous locations, enabling real-time optimized decisions regarding resource deployment and regulatory compliance. With a global installed base of over 350,000 devices, OleumTech’s products provide critical data for measurement variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, moisture, etc.

With the majority of industrial and utility assets isolated or too expensive to connect through tradition means, Sigfox’s LPWAN network provides a low cost connectivity solution for the industry as a whole, enabling low device battery consumption and scalability on a global level. Through this partnership, customers will benefit from the Sigfox managed connectivity layer so that asset monitoring is streamlined and the essential data is delivered in nearly real-time.

“We are proud to partner with a recognized leader in M2M communications and industrial automation solutions,” said Michael Orr, VP Sales and Partnerships at Sigfox. IoT is well-positioned to transform the industry, optimizing everything from predictive maintenance to streamlining operations. As the IoT connectivity layer, Sigfox offers innovative, scalable solutions to expedite data collection and improve operational efficiencies; enabling industry business leaders like OleumTech to make better-informed decisions.”

“The partnership with Sigfox comes at an exciting time. We are rapidly growing our IoT portfolio and deploying new platforms to help our industrial customers capitalize on the connected landscape and drive results for their business,” said Brent McAdams, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at OleumTech. “Sigfox is an ideal partner. Their rapidly expanding global footprint and cost-effective architecture is setting the standard for low power connectivity making it an ideal platform for our self-contained battery powered technology, enabling all the benefits of IoT."

The General Purpose line of OleumTech wireless instruments with embedded Sigfox connectivity will be available by the end of Q2 2017.

About Sigfox
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 32 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 – covering a population of 512 million people. 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 and Singapore. For more information, see www.sigfox.com.

About OleumTech
OleumTech Corporation is a leading manufacturer of industrial automation systems that represents the new paradigm of remote monitoring and control for industries such as Oil & Gas, Refining, Petro-Chemical, Utilities and Water/Wastewater. With over 350,000 nodes and 35,000 networks deployed, the patented system eliminates costs associated with running cables and digging trenches with the use of its wireless tank monitoring, wellhead monitoring and peer-to-peer oilfield process automation solutions.

Forming the foundation of a highly scalable, peer-to-peer wireless infrastructure, the OleumTech Wireless Systems enables “last mile” connectivity in any wireless SCADA and telemetry application.

SOURCE: Sigfox