- With an innovative IoT approach, the Slovenian Post relies on the Sigfox 0G technology for tracking and geolocalization of roll cages
- Signing ceremony at the start of the pilot project
- Optimization of logistic services to meet sustainability and digital transformation goals
Labege, France – During the 0G Operator Days in Labege, France, recently Heliot Europe signed a contract with the Slovenian Post. The innovative part of the pilot project relates to monitoring roll cages involving various technologies, including SIGFOX, to support sustainable logistic services.
Heliot was represented at the signing by its COO Tomáš Pavlíček, and Country Manager for Slovenia, Blaž Golob. Heliot Europe is the exclusive operator of the global Sigfox 0G network in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Liechtenstein. This makes Heliot Europe the largest 0G network operator in Europe.
With the Sigfox 0G technology, Heliot Europe offers a cross-border, seamless, user-friendly, cost-effective and energy-efficient network. It supports companies in further converting their business model towards digital services in areas such as asset tracking, asset monitoring, and supply chain management.
The low-frequency radio technology is also a cost-effective alternative to the existing Narrowband Internet of Things (NBIoT). In addition, customers have access to the global Sigfox 0G ecosystem with almost 1000 sensors and analysis tools for collecting and evaluating their data.
Heliot describes Slovenian Post as “one of the innovation leaders in the center of three European regions.”
“The signing of this contract and also the negotiations with other European postal operators show that our solutions have the potential to become the industry standard for monitoring non-powered carriages in the postal industry,” explained Pavlíček. “Nonetheless, our goal is to connect millions upon millions of returnable packaging items across all industries with our technology-agnostic embedded solutions in the years to come.”
The signing was accompanied by Henri Bong, co-founder and co-CEO of UnaBiz, owner of Sigfox 0G.
“UnaBiz is excited to witness another success story of Heliot Group’s highly scalable asset management solution, said Bong. “The project is a testament to our customers’ confidence in the 0G network and we look forward to supporting Heliot Group and its Slovenian customer in the nationwide deployment.”
UnaBiz is an experienced full-service IoT provider specializing in IoT product design, manufacturing and data platform services composed of Sigfox and other low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies to enable sustainable business growth. As the owner of the Sigfox 0G technology, UnaBiz operates the 0G network together with over 70 national operators and global strategic partners. More than 1,500 B2B customers, with over 10 million sensors, rely on the network’s services.
With the support of the technical team from Heliot Europe Munich, the Prague IoT network optimization team and the expertise of BOX/ID, the project will test new services for optimizing logistics processes.
An additional international dimension to the project will be provided by the Heliot Slovenia team, who will work on-site with the client to ensure a smooth pilot implementation.
The signing of the contract took place at the “OG Operator Days” hosted by UnaBiz, where 0G network operators from all continents met in France to discuss the challenges of Massive IoT deployment and their experiences with different use cases of digital transformation involving the exchange LPWAN technology.
Additional notes on Slovenia Post roll cage tracking announcement
- The main shareholder in Heliot Europe is Cube Infrastructure Managers, a Luxembourg investment company specializing in the management of European infrastructure funds. Heliot Europe is also a founding member of the 0G United Nations Association, the international association of 0G network operators with currently over 55 network operators worldwide.
- Slovenian Post offers reliable and trustworthy postal services, comprehensive logistical support, and timely parcel distribution solutions to businesses in three European macro-regions: the Alpine region, the Adriatic-Ionian region, and the Danube region. Its postal services are of great importance for cross-border business logistics and last-mile delivery in the country and neighboring countries.