Claranova | November 30, 2021
Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, and myDevices, Claranova group’s (Paris:CLA) Internet of Things (IoT) division, are pleased to announce a global partnership that enables Sodexo to quickly deploy a wide variety of sensor solutions to its end customers. Sodexo, a Fortune 500 company with a presence in 56 countries, is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, manufacturing, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. myDevices unblocks IoT, empowering managed services providers, system integrators, ISVs1, and carriers to quickly deploy hundreds of IoT sensor solutions into any industry vertical, including hospitality, manufacturing, office environment, healthcare, education, food services, and more.
Together Sodexo and myDevices are using IoT to automate processes in a facility to impact service delivery positively. Using the latest technology to gather meaningful data helps Sodexo engage in actions that benefit occupants – from faster response to less downtime leading to increased satisfaction. Leveraging sensor data technology demonstrates Sodexo's commitment to improving facilities' staffing and operations. myDevices supports implementation by the use of their horizontal platform, providing facility teams greater control over monitored areas. Utilizing IoT for standard service delivery models in Facility Management will improve building operations and provide an exceptional occupant experience.
As every industry has experienced accelerated change in the past year, organizations are working to bridge the gap between virtual and physical workspaces while continually optimizing their operations. Sodexo has partnered with myDevices to enhance Sodexo's Vital Spaces to provide solutions that meet and exceed today – and tomorrow’s – work life demands and help reach business goals.
“Sodexo provides services to a wide range of customers that require occupancy sensors, automated people counting, electric submetering, temperature monitoring, asset condition monitoring, air quality monitoring, asset tracking and many other sensor solutions,” says William Keys MSM, Director of FM Technology Development and Innovation. “Through a single integration with myDevices, Sodexo can now easily procure hardware from hundreds of manufacturers, alongside its own in-house occupancy solutions provided by WX Solutions, deploy pre-provisioned solutions, and consolidate normalized sensor data into our back-end platforms to gather insights, improve workflows, generate work tickets and increase overall customer satisfaction.”
“We are proud to partner with Sodexo to accelerate and augment the digitization of key facility and food services. The combination of Sodexo’s world class managed services and myDevices’ Horizontal IoT offering is a perfect combination to accelerate IoT deployments in universities, office buildings, healthcare, stadiums, and other large facilities.”
Pierre Cesarini CEO of Claranova
Sodexo’s new and existing customers now have access to these sensors and solutions for their services and facilities.
Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 56 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from food-services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, childcare centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 412,000 employees throughout the world.
Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices
17.4 billion euro Fiscal 2021 consolidated revenues
412 000 employees as at August 31, 2021
#1 France-based private employer worldwide
100 million consumers served daily
11.5 billion euro in market capitalization (as at October 26, 2021)
As a diversified global technology company, Claranova manages and coordinates a portfolio of majority interests in digital companies with strong growth potential. Supported by a team combining several decades of experience in the world of technology, Claranova has acquired a unique know-how in successfully turning around, creating and developing innovative companies. With average annual growth of more than 40% over the last three years and revenue of €472 million in FY 2020-2021, Claranova has proven its capacity to turn a simple idea into a worldwide success in just a few short years. Present in 15 countries and leveraging the technology expertise of nearly 800 employees across North America and Europe, Claranova is a truly international company, with 95% of its revenue derived from international markets.
Claranova’s portfolio of companies is organized into three unique technology platforms operating in all major digital sectors. As a leader in personalized e-commerce, Claranova also stands out for its technological expertise in software publishing and the Internet of Things, through its businesses PlanetArt, Avanquest and myDevices. These three technology platforms share a common vision: empowering people through innovation by providing simple and intuitive digital solutions that facilitate everyday access to the very best of technology.
Tele2 IoT | November 29, 2021
Tele2 IoT is taking a step forward in the field of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and towards a sustainable automotive industry by providing connection of equipment to Elonroad, which has developed technology for electric roads where electric vehicles can be charged while driving.
Elonroad, a startup based in Lund, Sweden, has developed a solution in the form of an electric road where all kinds of electric vehicles - cars, buses, and trucks - regardless of manufacturer, can be charged while they are driving. With more and more electric vehicles on the roads, charging while driving will reduce bottlenecks and also enable smaller batteries.
The solution consists of a rail that is integrated with the road by being installed directly on the asphalt. The rails can withstand all weather conditions and short rail segments are driven individually, which provides a high level of safety.
Our smart electric road needs to be connected to the internet in order for us to be able to control, optimize, and collect payments from users. The agreement with Tele2 is business-critical for us on our continued journey, says Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO of Elonroad.
Through 2CONTROL, Tele2 IoT's platform for managing connected devices, Elonroad will be able to monitor and manage its IoT subscriptions. Elonroad's service includes an integrated control system for individual measurement of each vehicle's usage and can also analyze road conditions, such as where there are potential hazards, which can then be communicated to prevent accidents.
Elonroad is an exciting startup with a solution that will be critical to achieve the goal of a fossil-independent vehicle fleet by 2030. By making 5G available, we secure Elonroad's digital solution and ensure a reliable connection. As soon as 5G becomes available where Elonroad builds its electric roads, larger amounts of data that require low latency can e handled, such as the transfer of data from cameras. We are very proud to be a part of Elonroad's continued journey.
Stefan Trampus, EVP B2B at Tele2
About Tele2 IoT
At Tele2 IoT connectivity there is the support at which the world class connectivity and the IoT enabling services enable you to successfully digitize and manage your business. Connectivity is the foundation of IoT, with everything else – SIM cards, connectivity and subscription management platforms, Service Management, access services and professional services – being built upon this essential component of anyone’s IoT solution. So, while everyone’s IoT Journey is different you need a connectivity partner who is ready to help you not only digitize and manage your business, but also innovate and develop it. IoT is continually maturing, with new technological developments and new possibilities taking things to the next level. Having the right connectivity partner who understands where we are as well as where we are going can make the difference between failure and success.Tele2 IoT simply connects the world – and gives the tools needed to make IoT solution a success.
Elonroad develops a new type of electric road. It´s a conductive rail placed on the road. A pic up on the vehicle connects automaticly and charge the batteries. A holistic charging solution for all electric vehicles – commercial or private, light or heavy, autonomous or not, to use while driving or parked. Data heavy, highly connected and fully automatic! The system can be used to build charging infrastructure such as electric roads, charging stations and opportunity chargers at stops and loading bays.The demonstration of 1km of electric road for a city bus 2020 is in the City of Lund in Sweden.
Solace Corporation | November 26, 2021
Solace, the leader in powering real-time event-driven enterprises, announced today that the EDEKA Group, one of Germany's largest supermarket companies, has selected Solace's event streaming and management technology to build an event mesh that streams real-time master data across their enterprise – from datacenters to wireless devices on the store floor. By enabling a continuous event-driven flow of information, Solace PubSub+ Platform simplifies daily processes to support a better shopping experience for customers.
After evaluating different technologies, EDEKA chose PubSub+ because they were convinced it would improve the reliability, robustness and agility of their infrastructure while being relatively easy and inexpensive to operate. They will take advantage of the platform's support for a wide variety of protocols and environments, including cloud, datacenters and stores, to facilitate the deployment of innovative applications and services.
According to company officials, the PubSub+ event streaming platform makes it simple to modernize EDEKA's supply chain and merchandise management systems, replacing synchronous batch updates between siloed systems with real-time, event-driven data sharing. Further, the PubSub+ Event Portal service offers them a clear, visual picture of what information needs to flow between various systems, and the ability to model event-driven microservices in a way that provides new insights into ways EDEKA can differentiate its brand to better meet customer expectations.
EDEKA aims to replace daily batch updates with the real-time, event-driven distribution of product information between historically siloed merchandise management applications, in-store/point-of-sale systems and customer-facing services such as web and mobile apps. The Solace PubSub+ Platform will also help them to distribute master data in real-time across stores, datacenters and cloud services in a more efficient way, allowing EDEKA to be more real time and efficient.
"We're proud to be a part of EDEKA's digital journey because of their commitment to the customer experience and supply chain optimization. PubSub+ Platform is helping EDEKA realize the benefits of using event-driven architecture – specifically an event mesh – to enable real-time processing and predictive insights across the supermarket supply chain, from source to sale."
Vincent Rontani, vice president, Europe, Solace
Solace helps large enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, the market's first and only event management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed. Behind Solace technology is the world's leading group of data movement experts, with nearly 20 years of experience helping global enterprises solve some of the most demanding challenges in a variety of industries – from capital markets, retail, and gaming to space, aviation, and automotive. Established enterprises such as SAP, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Canada, multinational automobile manufacturers such as Groupe Renault and Groupe PSA, and industry disruptors such as Jio use Solace's advanced event broker technologies to modernize legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures.