Oz IoT Outfit Rides With Vodafone
ASX-listed IoT company CCP Technologies, which specialises in critical control point monitoring, has signed a global services agreement with Vodafone under which CCP’s NB-IoT devices will operate across Vodafone’s global NB-IoT network.
CCP has had considerable success providing technology and a service to monitor temperatures in commercial refrigeration plants. Its technology is able to use Sigfox, LoRaWAN and Cat M1 networks in addition to NB IoT, and it is expanding to monitor other parameters: eg, humidity, pH, dissolved oxygen and energy.
The company made its first installation using Vodafone’s NB-IoT network in May, monitoring fridges at the Veloce Espresso café in Sydney’s International Airport.
Vodafone’s enterprise business GM, Neelum Prakash, said the telco’s NB-IoT network provides an ideal solution to the challenges CCP is facing. “Many customers in the food industry work with industrial cool-rooms and refrigeration facilities located in basements – circumstances which require the deep-indoor signal penetration offered by NB-IoT.”