The partnership with its subsidiary Coral should lead to the development of artificial intelligence in IoT connected devices. The goal is to create intelligence in the collection of data to better analyze it and derive added value. With Coral, we want developers to think about solutions that combine IA and IOT because to date, there are no concrete solutions. This partnership brings our two ecosystems closer together: it is a technological partnership where we will make our IoT solutions coexist with AI solutions.

Do you have other partnerships in this direction?

We will improve our already existing partnerships with this added value of AI. In 2018, Sigfox signed a partnership contract with Senioradom, a specialist in connected remote assistance for seniors. The startup Senioradom installs sensors in the apartment of a senior using the Sigfox network to transmit information. With AI, these sensors will record the behavior of the person and the AI ​​will create a “routine of life”. When the routine is not respected, it will generate alerts.

Security being one of the most important topics for the future of connected objects, what security systems has Sigfox put in place?

Security comes first with devices because devices only communicate if they have to send a message: this is the logic of plug & play. Security is also supported by radio technology: resistance to jamming is all the more effective as the Ultra Narrow Band sends a message in the form of an “arrow”, much more difficult to intercept than if it were a question of ‘a message in the form of a “block”. On the other hand, Sigfox has integrated the TPM (Trusted Platfrom Module) functionality in the base stations in order to secure all the keys involved in the various mechanisms for securing the base stations. At the end of the chain, customers’ IT platforms are connected to the Sigfox Cloud using HTTPS encrypted interfaces. And with Google Cloud,

What are your projects?

Sigfox can work in all possible fields of activity and all conceivable sectors. The IoT can be applied to a multitude of fields: intelligent solutions for precision agriculture, industry 4.0, smart city, freight, postal services, etc. Via new platforms and API (Application Proogramming Interface), we want to get closer to manufacturers to better support them in the management of their data. Our next generation of IoT solutions for manufacturing, for example, will help the manufacturing sector to streamline operations, reduce costs and gain new knowledge.

As for the projects that we can unveil, KCCS, the Japanese Sigfox, has just signed a contract to track 1 million pallets. Also in Japan, Sigfox has entered into a partnership with Bridgestone tires dedicated to heavy goods vehicles: a sensor gives the tire pressure and communicates it, and will be able in the future to offer a range of services. In several countries, including Brazil and Croatia, contracts for monitoring gas, water and electricity meters have just been signed. We are also present in the freight of beer kegs where sensors installed in the keg allow the monitoring of the merchandise and the control of its quality.