The Internet of Things is taking the industrial world by storm, but it takes a lot of crucial networks to innovate.
Engie wanted to prove the commercial value of its Sigfox network, so we developed a platform to help Engie’s clients create proof of concepts. Next to the web platform, Aaltra made a mobile application that can demonstrate the power of Sigfox.
Sigfox's IoT network operates in more than 70 countries worldwide. The network mainly focuses on projects with low bandwidth and long battery life.
In Belgium, for example, it is used for the industrial track & trace of roll cages. Here more than 250,000 devices are connected to the network, which Engie operated for a long time.
These "0G networks" are suitable for, among other things, digital water meters, track & trace applications but also for hard to reach locations such as concrete or underground structures.
Sigfox sends small data packets over low frequencies that go further than, for example, WiFi.