Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

SenRa and MyDevices IoT aids cold-chain monitoring in India

Steve Rogerson
April 16, 2019
SenRa, an Indian LoRaWan service provider, and Californian IoT firm MyDevices have launched IoT in a Box for the Indian market with the initial roll-out focused on providing end-to-end commercial refrigeration monitoring.
With India's IoT market poised to touch US$15bn by 2020, new and cost-effective technology is an integral part of driving the market growth and IoT adoption.
With over 90 million commercial refrigeration units in operation around the world, the global demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is expected to increase 4.5% each year to 2020.
The IoT in a Box commercial refrigeration temperature monitoring offering should drive IoT adoption into industries such as retail, supply-chain management, logistics, healthcare and hospitality.
Leveraging the MyDevices' IoT in a Box and SenRa's LoRaWan services should allow businesses such as pharmaceutical labs, supermarkets, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, hospitals and food manufacturing units to monitor and manage their refrigerators and deep-freezing units remotely and in real time.
"We are excited to bring MyDevices' IoT in a Box offerings to the Indian market," said Ali Hosseini, CEO of SenRa. "This collaboration will allow us to increase adoption of LoRaWan in India and in its mainstream market. IoT in a Box is an off-the-shelf solution which will rapidly enable digitalisation in India."
SenRa and MyDevices last year announced their collaboration to provide SenRa's commercial grade network with MyDevices IoT Cayenne platform to simplify the creation, development and deployment of end-to-end products in a growing Indian IoT market. The launch of IoT in a Box in India is another milestone for the companies' continued collaboration.
“The pre-packaged IoT in a Box lets SenRa immediately offer out-of-the-box LoRa technology products that can expand to many verticals across a variety of industries, including automated temperature monitoring for hospitals, hotels and food service organisations," said Kevin Bromber, CEO and founder of MyDevices. "Businesses worldwide are required by law to monitor refrigeration temperatures for perishable goods. With IoT in a Box, they can automatically ensure food safety and reduce inventory loss, significantly reducing labour and operational costs associated with manual monitoring."