INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
prnewswire | April 04, 2023
Arco Information integrates their DOMA™ digital platform in client's existing systems to automate and digitize business workflow. The purpose is to replace manual processes with innovative, configurable, adaptable and fully digital information workflows for business Process (documents) and business Automation (controls). Arco is partnering with ZoraBots to grow their Process and Automation divisions. "Arco Information will integrate & deploy ZoraBots' ZBOS software platform to existing clients. In addition, Arco will grow the ZBOS customer base in the Americas, providing ZBOS licenses & services. Via their subscription models for clients, this leads to monthly recurring revenue (MRR) per license for ZoraBots and Arco," explains David Downey.
This new international partnership agreement brings great new smart device control opportunities (robotics, IoT, and metaverse) to Arco's global client base, which includes multinational clients worldwide in telecommunications, healthcare, government and logistics/transportation sectors. This agreement with ZoraBots is the continuation of an automation strategy: Arco Information will look for opportunities with clients in North America where ZBOS can be part of a client's integrated solution from Arco. "Due to the ZBOS software platform ability to link to diverse physical and meta IOT devices, (real world and the virtual world or metaverse), Zorabots nv solutions are an ideal and complementary addition to the solutions of Arco Information's DOMA™ platform services. In addition to our robust processes of digitizing manual actions and paper, ZBOS will collect information from smart devices and other device or system sources and automated 'answers' can be set up," says Downey. "Both DOMA™ and ZBOS were designed to ensure they are "no-code/low-code" platforms. New system automations can be simply set up as they require (futureproofing), adjusting information flows on demand, and thus continuously optimize operations."
"For the evolution of the Canadian division of Arco as automation specialists, this agreement comes at a perfect time for us. The five-year period for the reselling of the ZBOS licenses & services and the recurring revenue per license means that we have a very strong offering to bring to the partners and clients that are looking for their business system's and device's control from one provider. We now offer even more smart automation solutions in the real world and metaverse for the office and the factory." says Arco founder Paul Van Coillie. "We have always been proud of our work as a Belgium headquartered company with international footprints, and are honoured to be bringing another great Belgian solution partner to market in ZoraBots nv. Now it is a matter of continuing to innovate and in the meantime we are already looking forward to the next projects. "
About Arco Information
Arco Information nv in Mechelen, Belgium was founded by CEO Paul Van Coillie in 1993. The Canadian division began in 2019 with CEO David Downey, and Chairman Paul Van Coillie. The Canadian arm of Arco Information was founded to move the Arco DOMA™ digital platform solution in new directions, with a focus on 2 pillars of digital dispatch: to grow the digital document business (ArcoPROCESS); and grow the digital device business (ArcoAUTOMATION). Arco has expanded into Canada utilizing the power of the DOMA™ platform's powerful low-code configurable workflow and routing infrastructure and has turned it towards the key focus of handling data in all its formats as the dispatcher and repository for a diverse range of digital data.
PRNewswire | May 25, 2023
Iridium Communications Inc. is proud to announce that it has partnered with Laird Connectivity™, a global leader in wireless technology, to integrate their low-powered sensors with the self-charging Iridium Edge® Solar. Laird Connectivity's Sentrius™ BT610 I/O and BT510+ IoT sensors connect to the Iridium Edge Solar over Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), adding a wealth of new capabilities and use cases for wireless, long lasting remote operations anywhere in the world. As part of this partnership, Laird Connectivity is also now an Iridium Value Added Developer (VAD).
Combining the versatile capabilities of the Iridium Edge Solar and Laird Connectivity IoT sensors caters to multiple markets and use cases ranging from telematics, security and safety, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), sensor-based applications for industrial purposes, remote IoT applications, maritime applications, and infrastructure. The combination can be adapted to suit almost any application ranging from tank level monitoring, asset tracking, monitoring temperature, detecting motion, sensing a door opening or closing, engine status monitoring, or remote management of fixed assets.
"By leveraging each other's strengths, Iridium and Laird Connectivity are bringing best-in-class, cutting edge, cost-effective, and scalable capabilities to the market," said Tim Last, vice president and general manager of IoT, Iridium. "We are excited to offer customers this innovative solution that unlocks the full potential of IoT applications."
"We are delighted to partner with Iridium to deliver innovative solutions in wireless connectivity," said Bill Steinike, CEO, Laird Connectivity. "This partnership helps bring our products and offerings to a larger and more diverse group of customers while accelerating their time to market and improving overall RoI."
With an easy-to-use mobile application, users can perform over-the-air firmware updates and pair the Iridium Edge Solar with Laird Connectivity's Bluetooth sensors by simply scanning QR codes. Data from the Laird Connectivity IoT sensors is transmitted to the Iridium Edge Solar and can be sent back to customers securely via Iridium® CloudConnect. The ease of use, flexibility and long lifespan of the Iridium Edge Solar and Laird Connectivity IoT sensors provides a streamlined experience for users into the future.
About Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has recently completed its next-generation satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM.
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Energous Corporation, a leading developer of RF-based intelligent wireless power networks, and InnoTractor — a European provider of IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chain applications — today announced a partnership to integrate wireless power solutions for real-time asset tracking across various industries witnessing significant IoT growth. The partnership will enable InnoTractor to integrate and deploy Energous’ PowerBridge technology and Wiliot’s IoT Pixel tags, providing customers with a solution featuring lower costs, increased mobility and improved sustainability
As IoT continues its rapid growth, including in the asset tracking market, deploying cost-effective and reliable solutions is critical to cost optimization efforts among supply chains. A complex ecosystem, asset tracking infrastructure features multiple subsystems interacting with each other to uniquely identify items such as finished goods or raw materials, and to provide end users with real-time information on stock status. Deploying complete asset tracking solutions requires extensive effort and collaboration from different parties, in particular system components suppliers and system integrators. Through this partnership, Energous will provide its wireless power technology and Wiliot IoT Pixel labels which InnoTractor will integrate into different asset tracking subsystems to deliver customized, wirelessly powered IoT solutions for logistics and supply chain customers.
“The asset tracking market is exploding alongside the growth of IoT, driving the need to provide internet-connected asset tracker deployments with reliable and consistent power,” said Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Our partnership with InnoTractor expands our reach into the European market, enabling them to provide customized wireless power solutions to their end customers.”
Founded in 2018, InnoTractor implements digital technologies for a better world. Using IoT, blockchain, cloud and the latest wireless technologies, InnoTractor reduces emissions and waste, including waste of time, operational inefficiencies, loss of opportunity and wasted physical goods due to insufficiently controlled conditions during transport. It provides IoT-based solutions for logistics and supply chains to track assets like RTI (Returnable Transport Items), ownership and monitor goods and conditions, supporting customers from business needs to complete solutions over the lifetime of the solution. InnoTractor’s solutions enable customers with actionable insights and control over their supply chain, monitor service level agreements and connect parties in the end-to-end supply chain. Wiliot products and services, such as its IoT Pixel tags, provide an essential part of the complete customer solution for asset detection and goods condition monitoring.
“This partnership is a tremendous example of system suppliers like Energous and Wiliot working with IoT platform providers and integrators like InnoTractor to develop solutions to solve one of the most pressing challenges in asset tracking: how to provide reliable power to IoT devices in large deployments,” said Frank Hermans, CEO at InnoTractor. “We share with Energous a vision of enabling a new generation of IoT devices free from the burden of replaceable batteries and power cables and with lower costs, increased mobility and sustainability.”
The joint solution will include Energous PowerBridges along with Wiliot IoT Pixel tags by leveraging its inlay-assembly and tag-conversion partners. InnoTractor will provide its Gravity IoT platform, Orbitz trackers and gateways and its integration services in various operational environments, tailoring the implementation to the customer need at competitive costs.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) is the Wireless Power Network global leader. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only technology that supports both contact and distance charging through a fully compatible ecosystem. Built atop fast, efficient, and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, WattUp is positioned to offer improvements over older, first-generation coil-based charging technologies in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement and overall cost for industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities and medical devices. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs, and provides worldwide regulatory assistance, a reliable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support to global customers. The company received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging and has been awarded over 200 patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.