Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tracking Solution Could be Useful to Warehouse Operators and Logistics Groups

Two Companies Collaborate to Spread the Internet of Things
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UK – Hampshire based Onecom has signed a UK partnership agreement with Sony Mobile Communications to sell, support and develop its Internet of Things (IoT) products and services. The agreement will see the two work collaboratively on a range of smart connected device systems, the first of which may prove useful to warehouse operators and logistics businesses needing to track valuable assets.

This initial service to be offered through the collaboration is Tracking Solutions from Sony, a complete indoor positioning service that enables tracking and tracing of assets and people in real time. The service combines hardware, software, a cloud-based user application and analytics to support organisations, track assets and increase productivity.

Through the partnership, Onecom will collaborate with Sony Mobile to develop and bring to market further IoT services throughout 2018 and beyond, and the tracking service is designed to help to increase utilisation and logistic workflow, and save time finding misplaced items. 'Digital fencing' is one of the features that helps keep track of valuable assets. The tracking solution may be integrated with asset management software to add even more value to customers.

Onecom already has an existing five-year agreement with Vodafone to develop, launch and manage IoT services for UK businesses and Darren Ridge, CEO at Onecom, said:

“This agreement confirms Onecom’s position as an innovator and leader in IoT in the UK and beyond. We are already seeing the immense benefits in innovation and productivity that come with the deployment of IoT technology, yet we are only scratching the surface of the virtually limitless possibilities it will bring.”

Sony is looking to extend the reach of its systems and Johan Svenér, VP, Sony Mobile Communications IoT Business Group Europe, commented:

“Our tracking solution has so far mainly focused on the Health care business segment, but the solution has a huge potential to add value in a variety of different businesses, and we see that Onecom is very well suited to make the service available across [other] segments.”