Thinxtra Xpress GPS tracks pack of cigarettes

Why a tobacconist from Britanny (France) decided to sell fake cartons of cigarettes?

Inside, Thinxtra Xpress, a discreet tracker gives the GPS position of the loot that has just been stolen. Vincent Letoqueux wanted to do something, “the James Bond way-” to thwart the tobacco thieves. The Tifiz solution (Xpress tracker and Ticatag platform), which he has been selling since the beginning of the year, could prove to be much more than an electronic gadget. “I had the revelation in 2017 when we were robbed at the cafe “Chez Lulu”, in Larré,” says Vincent who is a collaborator in this Breton bistro “With my wife, we live upstairs. The thieves were then fleeing quickly but they still had the time to take nearly 3,000 € worth of cigarettes. In the neighbourhoods, – in Arradon, Arzal, Ambon, Grand-Champ – other confreres got robbed. To 8,50 € the pack and soon 10 €, the value of the stock can quickly reach 50,000 to 100,000 €. We feel like jewellers,” he says.

Vincent Letoqueux therefore created the company “Inogen lab“ and approached brands of cigarettes. Some local growers provided him with real packaging to develop his system. Inside the carton, nine packs contain fake cigarettes of substantially the same weight as the real ones. The tenth has a small ultra-low consumption GPS tracker of the company Ticatag, based in Lannion (in Brittany too).

As long as the plotter does not move from the tobacconist’s shelves or back store, it does not switch on. When it crosses a perimeter chosen by the merchant, it sends a SMS to the tobacconist. He then accesses an Internet platform that gives him the GPS position of the stolen package, every five minutes, for up to 72 hours. All what remains to do is to alert the police.

Vincent Letoqueux showcasing his fake 10-pack cigarettes containing a Thinxtra GPS tracker

“When Vincent came to see me with his project, I found that our Tifiz Xpress solution (Thinxtra Xpress tracker + Ticatag Geolocation platform) matched his project. It only required to change the casing”, says Yann Mac Garry, director of Ticatag. The Sigfox telecom network is suitable because it covers the whole of Europe, it is very low cost and devices consume very little energy. The Xpress tracker can stay for a year on the tobacconist shelves without being discharged.

“After one year, we make a product recall and we recharge,” reassures Vincent Letoqueux. His solution costs 300 € (AU$500), to which we must add 3.50 € (AU$6) per month for the subscription to the interface and connectivity to Sigfox network. Part of this cost, however, can be covered by Customs subsidy.

After a conclusive testing phase, Inogen Lab has equipped some fifteen points of sale in Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine states.

With 24 000 tobacconists, just in France, TiFiz Xpress could be a hit!

Published by Sylvie Ribot – Ouest France Newspaper 20/04/2019 – translated & adapted by Thinxtra


About Ticatag

Ticatag, a French start-up founded in 2013, competes in the market of connected objects and the Internet of Things focused on Location Based Services. Spin off from the Alcatel-Lucent Telecom supplier, Ticatag has gained comprehensive experience in various communication technologies that enable it to develop a range of products and a complete solution system (including device and platform).

For more information, www.ticatag.com
Contact: Yann Mac Garry – CEO +33 6 08 45 23 83 yann.mac-garry@ticatag.com


About Thinxtra

Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives.

Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect.

Thinxtra is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Ltd, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years as well as the CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation), an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards a more competitive economy in a carbon constrained world.

Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

A case study on why IoT water metering makes sense, even in remote NZ

Arthur D. Riley & Co Ltd (ADR) is one of New Zealand’s most experienced fieldsmart technology companies for the Utility industry. This is the story about the challenges and benefits of one of their first IoT projects.

New Zealand is generally not short of water, so not the first place you would think of for monitoring water consumption. However some areas of the Country experience water scarcity, especially in the hot summer months. This is the case for Duvauchelle, a small town of mainly holiday homes situated at the head of Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula, an area service by the Christchurch City Council (CCC).

As a beach-side holiday town the population of Duvauchelle triples in the summer months, and so does the water consumption. To the point where water is brought in by truck to cover the essential needs of the inhabitants, at a very high cost to the CCC.

Clearly the town was under “water stress”. With the advent of IoT and the SIGFOX New Zealand National Network there was technology available with near real-time metering of the water consumption, enabling the CCC to better understand demand and potential water leaks. ADR was appointed to help with designing and implementing this smart technology.

The objectives were very clear: previously water meters in the settlement were read once every two years. The CCC now wanted six reads per day to better identify potential over-consumption patterns, high users and leaks. Overall, they wanted to get greater visibility of water usage as well as share the data with wider stakeholders (community and water utilities).

A few challenges presented themselves with project. The area is quite remote with limited cellular coverage, so the use of IoT technology required the installation of a wireless network base station in the right location to cover for the hilly terrain. Also, the water meters were below ground level  and had to be secured under heavy duty plastic or metal lids (reducing radio reception quality of wireless sensors). To add to the difficult, the project had to be completed in difficult weather conditions.

water meter installation sigfoxWorking in conjunction with ADR, Thinxtra installed a solar powered Sigfox base station on an ideal high point in Duvauchelle. ADR then retrofitted 266 water meters in town with IoT pulse dataloggers, and started monitoring consumption data from each water meter via ADR’s bespoke water management platform.

Within a few weeks, ADR were getting some interesting insights, which needed to be checked live. For example, sites with hidden connection to the main pipes, householders diverting pipes before the meter, people removing their dataloggers, trucks passing by and refilling from CCC water tanks, overflowing water tanks, and the usual 10% leakages.

From the beginning of the project, based on the difference between sourced water and the captured water from the meters, 60% of the water was missing. By going through each individual meter consumption insights and determining the real issues on site, and at the same time fixing them over a three month period, they were able to reduce the unaccounted water figure to 30%. This 30% unaccounted water loss will reduce further as more leakage issues on the network are identified and fixed.

Bruce Franks from A.D.Riley commented: “From now on, not only are the users properly allocated their consumption, but Duvauchelle doesn’t require as much water to be brought in by truck during summer, a previously highly inefficient and costly exercise for this small, remote place. From this early experience in dealing with IoT smart metering, ADR and the CCC have gained a lot of insights on consumer water consumption in Duvauchelle, such as previously unknown major leaks, unaccounted for home and commercial excess water usage – gains that could be easily replicated to larger scale projects in an even shorter period. “ Additionally – “This project also enabled ADR to develop PowerBI dashboard for analytics which has been instrumental in solving leakage and loss identification”


About A.D.Riley & Co Ltd (ADR) – making utilities smarter since 1909

ADR’s founder, Arthur D Riley, was an engineer renowned for his entrepreneurial spirit, something the company continues to embody as providers of fieldsmart technology. ADR are always there for our customers, with technology and expertise that keeps operations running in the field. From high voltage power distribution, water revenue metering and system control, to data acquisition and parking management systems, ADR offers a proven, fieldsmart solution backed with technical expertise.

More info at http://adriley.co.nz
Contact: Bruce Franks (Marketing and Development) bfranks@adriley.co.nz


About Thinxtra New Zealand

Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things by commercialising and operating the first nationwide LPWA network in New Zealand (based on Sigfox connectivity technology) as well as enabling and promoting a full eco-system of partners that provide IoT solutions and services to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems.
Thinxtra is leading this IoT revolution, by connecting the un-connected, for a more sustainable future.

Contact: Shaun McBride (NZ BDM) shaun.mcbride@thinxtra.com

 

IoT Coverage where you need it, plug & play.

2019 is kicking off with the best offer so far in the LPWAN market in the region.
Thinxtra now covers 87% of the ANZ population & 97% of HK population, on track to reach 95% target overall. However there will always be challenging environments such as deep indoor or remote locations. Now, a single plug & play Sigfox Access Station Micro can cover, for example, large rural areas or underground parkings to connect hundreds of devices in the vicinity.

The days of complexity of installation, configuration of IoT devices and overall high cost are finally gone.

Coverage… Where you need it
Discreet with integrated antenna and sleek design, Sigfox Access Station Micro can be installed anywhere: hidden or on display, indoor or outdoor, in an attic or underground, in warehouses, buildings, shops, farms or offices… With the sealing cover, the Access Station Micro is dust and water resistant (IP65).

Coverage… Made easy
With its compact form factor and integrated antenna, Sigfox Access Station Micro can be easily installed within minutes. Accessories are included in the box to start using the Access Station Micro straight away. Power-over-Ethernet allows flexible installation and do not require professional assistance. The Access Station Micro connects to Sigfox Cloud via existing LAN infrastructure and Internet access, but it also has the possibility to use a 3G/G USB dongle (optional) for quick and versatile installations.

Coverage… Affordable
Sigfox Access Station Micro addresses the challenges of affordable coverage densification by keeping the RoI of any IoT solution deployment and operations low. Designed with great sensitivity it can cover an entire building, or easily cover 3-4km around your farm (with no specific installation, just plug it to your current router via ethernet or uses the 3G/4G dongle) and and can process up to 70 000 messages per day. With extremely low energy consumption, the Access Station Micro is compatible with smart solar panel deployment enabling untapped application connectivity where no power source is available.

To make it easy for everyone to access LPWAN coverage, Thinxtra decided to make it very affordable at a lease price of only $20 exc.GST / month + set up fee. (T&Cs applies)

With low prices and a plug & play installation, there are no more barriers to connect your smart things wherever you are.

More info on our offering and Sigfox Access Station Micro


About Sigfox
Billions of objects worldwide will be connected to the Internet; their data will be stored in the cloud and will participate in the digitalization of our environment. Having a global, simple, low-cost and low-power connectivity solution is fundamental. This is the challenge that Sigfox addresses by deploying a low-bandwidth dedicated network, already present in 60 countries.

Created in 2010, Sigfox is a recognized global pioneer and leader in a sector that is already disrupting business models and will revolutionize the whole of society. The ambition of Sigfox, embodied in the slogan “Make Things Come Alive“, is to give a voice to the physical world around us and to allow these billions of objects to play a role in economic and social development.

For more information please visit: www.sigfox.com


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by operating the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as enabling a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services partners to connect the non-connected, to increase productivity, to accelerate decision making, to improve quality of service and quality of life, and to find more economical solutions to common problems.

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.

Thinxtra is backed by the CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation), an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards more efficiencies.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

 

Omate O6S, the first smart watch Sigfox ready

Omate, the brand of Omahome – a hardware and software design company with extensive experience in smart portable technology and IoT – launched at CES 2019 event in Las Vegas, the Omate O6S, an economical, low-power smart watch primarly designed to protect the elderly by reinforcing their health and safety while maintaining  their privacy and independence.

This smart watch will allow family members of elderly relatives to easily locate their loved ones in real time through a mobile application. With strict security protocols implemented, the Sigfox network guarantees the protection of personal data for all parties involved at all times.

CHARACTERISTICS
° Battery life of 30 days
° Robust IP68 housing (suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities)
° SOS alert function (in case of emergencies).
° Chronograph
° Calculator
° Alarm clock
° Equipped with a magnetic charger.
° 1 year connectivity included on Sigfox network

The pedometer smartwatch boasts an impressive 30-day battery life and can be used to send SOS alerts in the event of emergencies via the Sigfox network. This allows the wearers to be located in real-time via a mobile app.

The Omate 06S can also be integrated to other platforms to be used in different environments. For example, security guards could send alert in case of emergency.

“This new smart watch opens possibilities for the new offers of Wearable-as-a-Service through the multiple operators of Sigfox around the world” Laurent LePen, Fonder and CEO of Omate.

“The Omate O6S will be available in Q3 of 2019 through Thinxtra Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. It opens new opportunities in the low cost long battery life wearables market. We will be looking for local partners to either distribute the solution as is or system integrators looking for a simple smartwatch to integrate to their platform and provide new services” mentioned Renald Gallis, VP Marketing of Thinxtra.”

 


About Omate

Omate is the brand of Omahome a hardware and software design company with significant expertise in smart wearable technology and IoT. Since inception in 2013, Omahome has quickly established its global market leadership in the standalone telecom wearable industry and brand recognition with Omate. Omahome is the sole partner of Omate wearables. Omahome has established partnerships with some of the largest telecare, security and insurance companies in the World. Omahome provides tools from design to engineering to companies interested in developing wearable technologies, activity data and relevant analytics.

For more information please visit: www.omahome.com


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by operating the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as enabling a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services partners to connect the non-connected, to increase productivity, to accelerate decision making, to improve quality of service and quality of life, and to find more economical solutions to common problems.

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.

Thinxtra is backed by the CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation), an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards more efficiencies.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

 

Geolocating Machinery Parts to Save Time

Rail Maintenance Services Pty Ltd (RMS) delivers industrial projects in a number of key industries including mining, metals, oil, gas, water, waste water, infrastructure, and power generation. For that purpose, they have an extensive fleet of earthmoving machinery and road-rail vehicles for all types of rail works, from maintenance and renewal activities to construction. They also have a comprehensive catalogue of specialised rail attachments which are very hard to locate in the field and often stay idle or simply get lost or forgotten.

RMS was already monitoring their powered machineries & vehicles with standard 3G trackers connected to the vehicles’ battery and getting geolocation data in realtime to a monitoring dashboard. So they were interested to see if it would make sense to track those side parts too.

These parts, even though highly valuable, are the typical pieces of equipment that are not tracked. Why? It is just too hard. Too hard to affix bulky GPS trackers, too hard to power, too costly,… , until now.

For those attachments, the solution was in fact quite simple using new technology: GPS tracker connecting wirelessly via low power consuming Sigfox LPWAN network are less costly, much less power consuming and way smaller. On top of that, this new breed of trackers still connect and send data to the same Bigmate IoT Platform. The data -including equipment location and level of utilisation- is only sent few times a day to reduce battery consumption. Sufficient info to determine where the attachments are sitting idle, ready to be retrieved/used or if they need to be serviced (in case of over usage).

For RMS, the benefits became obvious:

  • Find quickly any valuable asset on site, potentially lost otherwise.
  • Optimise the time spent by the team members to access a piece of equipment for a specific job.
  • An overall cost of implementation recovered within the first project.

George De Domenico from RMS, added few more benefits: “Implementing controls and measures to ensure expenditures are applied to correct vehicles, obtaining reports to assist with preventive maintenance strategy.  Ascertaining real time in vehicle positioning, ensuring safety of personnel and protect company capital expenditure.”

On the technical side, The IoT solution deployed included:

  • The device (Oyster GPS tracker), a simple rugged (IP67 casing) GPS tracker with 5 years battery life. The most complex task was to find a good solution to affix with heavy duty rivets the small rugged devices in the right location (to avoid damaging them) to hard metal pieces of equipment.
  • The platform: Bigmate IoT platform can easily geolocate all pieces in the field with 10 meters accuracy
  • The wireless IoT network by Sigfox was installed by Thinxtra on the required sites within a week notice.

About Rail Maintenance Services (RMS)
Started as Axiom Plant Hire in 1971, RMS is now one of the largest road-rail fleets in Australia and the preferred partner for companies involved in rail construction and maintenance operations. RMS has an extensive fleet of earthmoving machinery and road-rail (hi rail) vehicles for all types of rail works, from maintenance and renewal activities to construction. They also have a comprehensive catalogue of specialised rail attachments for hire.

More info about RMS


About Bigmate
Part of the 2SG Technology Group, Bigmate was established with a vision to be one of the leading innovators in the global field of Internet of Assets (GPS monitoring and asset management technology). Today, with over 15 years’ experience in the field, they are one of the brightest australian telematics and Internet of Assets (IoA) solution providers, offering cutting-edge GPS monitoring and productivity solutions to a broad range of industries and markets.
Bigmate’s solution can unlock the assets’ voice and allow them to speak, revealing information than can help monitor assets, save on operational expenses and providing information that can assist in greater business understanding – thus enabling better business decisions to be made.

More info at bigmate.com.au


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by operating the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as enabling a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services partners to connect the non-connected, to increase productivity, to accelerate decision making, to improve quality of service and quality of life, and to find more economical solutions to common problems.

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.

Thinxtra is backed by the CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation), an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards more efficiencies.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

 

The most easternly Sigfox base station is on Chatham Island

The Chatham Islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometres east of the South Island of New Zealand. They have officially been part of New Zealand since 1842 and includes the country’s easternmost point. So when world-leading Sigfox IoT global network comes to mind, you might not necessarily think of the Chatham Islands as part of it.

It consists of about ten islands within a 40-kilometre radius, the largest of which is Chatham Island where Thinxtra installed the base station as the sole wireless connectivity on the island for the 600 residents (excluding the birds!).

The Chatham Islands’ new network is a ‘game-changer’ for businesses and residents living on the islands. “The Internet of Things solution being trialled on the Chathams has potential to deliver considerable benefits in a wide range of environments,” comments Chatham Island Trust Enterprise CEO Iain Torrance says. “For example, we are piloting the vehicle tracking capabilities of the Wireless Nation’s GPS unit, the Fox Tracker, with a view to using it to help with safety of our lone workers.” This will also enable businesses and residents to track their assets such as boats for greater peace of mind.

Wireless Nation, Thinxtra’s partner in New Zealand,  Zariff Ali says the network will also offer new economic opportunities. “The IoT network deployment will change the way the locals live each day by enabling them to get feedback from the natural resources they rely on as their main source of income,” Ali explains. “Things like temperature sensors, humidity sensors, soil moisture probes, and rain gauges can become invaluable tools to smart resource management and efficiency when they’re connected to the internet.”

“The rollout on the Chatham Islands is a great demonstration of the work we can do to bring rural New Zealand into the 21st Century,” Miro Sudzum, Wireless Nation marketing manager, says.

Whether it’s for farming or fishing, the Chatham Islands have now entered a new era of productivity and safety thanks to the Thinxtra’s Sigfox IoT network.

Special thanks to Sarah Baker from Channel Life NZ for contributing to this story.


About Thinxtra

Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things by operating the first nationwide LPWA networks in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong (based on Sigfox connectivity technology) as well as enabling and promoting a full eco-system of partners that provide IoT solutions and services to increase efficiencies, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life (to humans and animals), and find more economical solutions to common problems.

Thinxtra is leading this IoT revolution, by connecting the un-connected, for a more sustainable future.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

Xtrap, saving the kiwis around Dunedin

sigfox on a pole wind solar energy harvestingThe Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, launched Predator Free Dunedin this morning (as part of the Predator Free New Zealand 2050 program) and Thinxtra is immensely proud to support this project to primarly protect kiwis and other native birds.  

For that purpose, Thinxtra has developped a solution, designed and manufactured in New Zealand, to efficiently monitor those predators.

 

The solution is made of:

  • The Sigfox network coverage, which is already covering over 30 % of the New Zealand land and will be further deployed in those specific areas of interest such as in the case above for Dunedin region.

For this specific project, with areas to be covered by the eradication programme in remote areas, with no existing network infrastructure, Thinxtra designed and helped install, with the support from Fulton Hogan company, an autonomous solar and wind powered Sigfox-on-a-Pole (SoaP) wireless gateway to provide full coverage (up to 40km away) in the Halo region of Orokonui Ecosanctuary (Dunedin, South Island of New Zealand) as part of the Halo Project.

 

  • The Xtrap, a high RF performance wireless motion detector device with long battery life of 10+ years. The Xtrap has been specifically designed and built to easily retrofit to any approved Department of Conservation (DoC) trap. It is optimised to work in very remote locations over long distances, including forestry areas, covered by the Sigfox network.

 

  • A smart IoT cloud platform and App (for volunteers) with many insights: which areas are trapping the most pests, total number of pests which have been caught in which trap, which type of pest caught in each trap, total number of pests caught per zones and per species, as well as alerts triggered when a trap is activated, saving up to 70% in paid or volunteer time.

Now, that Halo region of Orokonui Ecosanctuary is ready to eradicate those pests, let’s replicate that project and save those kiwis.


About Predator Free NZ 2050

New Zealand Department of Conservation has adopted the “ambitious goal” of eradicating its soil of weasels, pests and feral threats (rats, possums, stoats and all other invasive mammals) by 2050 under the name: Predator Free New Zealand 2050 . It is an aspiring programme to protect New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten its natural taonga, its economy and primary sector.

Predator Free 2050’s objectives are to:

  • remove the major threats to native wildlife
  • enhance economic return from agriculture and forestry and reduce risk of disease
  • create new opportunities for regional development
  • reinforce New Zealand’s trade and tourism brand
  • provide a legacy for future generations

About Thinxtra

Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things by operating the first nationwide LPWA networks in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong (based on Sigfox connectivity technology) as well as enabling and promoting a full eco-system of partners that provide IoT solutions and services to increase efficiencies, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life (to humans and animals), and find more economical solutions to common problems.

Thinxtra is leading this IoT revolution, by connecting the un-connected, for a more sustainable future.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com

Thinxtra Wins Communication Alliance Acomm Award

The winners of the prestigious 2018 Communications Alliance Awards were announced on August 29th at the 12th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner in Sydney.  Attended by more than 450 industry leaders, the evening’s keynote address was delivered by Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Federal Minister for Communications and the Arts.

The individual category awards were taken out by a star-studded line-up of Australian service providers – featuring long-established players and ‘new faces’.

“The growing pervasiveness and high innovation levels of the Internet of Things is evidenced by the fact that IoT-oriented companies – Reekoh, Thinxtra and NNNCo – took out awards in three separate categories.” commented John Stanton, Communications Alliance CEO.

Loic Barancourt & Nieves Garcia of Thinxtra

Indeed, after winning the Commsday Edison Award as Best IoT/M2M Operator in Australia on last may 2018, Thinxtra grabbed the winning spot of The Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards for its Best Marketing Initiative aka Smart Council Program, a program dedicated to accelerate the deployment of IoT solutions with Councils in Australia.

“The ACOMM Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for the Australian communications industry and I congratulate all the winners and finalists in the 2018 ACOMMS. Excellence in innovation is a pervasive trait in the achievements of the 2018 ACOMM winners.” said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton.

Loic Barancourt, CEO of Thinxtra, added “We are really excited to receive such a prestigious award. It is for us a true recognition of the hard work the Thinxtra team is demonstrating everyday to make IoT a reality in Australia.” 


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by operating the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as enabling a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services partners to connect the non-connected, to increase productivity, to accelerate decision making, to improve quality of service and quality of life, and to find more economical solutions to common problems.

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.

PR Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 renald.gallis@thinxtra.com