Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sigfox, OleumTech to streamline energy asset monitoring

William Payne
March 16, 2017
 


IoT connectivity provider Sigfox is partnering with energy utility automation systems specialist OleumTech to provide out-of-the-box Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless connectivity deploying OleumTech’s patented self-contained, battery-powered wireless transmitter technology.

OleumTech manufactures and distributes industrial wireless automation systems for the energy sector. 

OleumTech products aim to provide visibility to disparate assets, especially in remote, hazardous locations, enabling real-time optimised 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 and moisture.

With the majority of industrial and utility assets isolated or too expensive to connect through tradition means, Sigfox’s LPWAN network aims to provide a low cost connectivity solution for the industry as a whole, enabling low device battery consumption and scalability on a global level. 

The partnership between Sigfox and OleumTech aims to allow customers to 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."