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Finnish tracker scales up

Device is targeted at a range of different applications that aims to boost safety and peace of mind

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The locator can monitor the location of assets, people, cars and pets
The locator can monitor the location of assets, people, cars and pets

Wearable technologies and smart-clothing applications developer, Yepzon Group, has partnered with Orange Business Services to bring its locator and tracking devices to a global market. Orange will provide worldwide IoT connectivity and SIM cards for 100,000 devices.

 

The Finnish headquartered group’s wearable tracker device uses Bluetooth, GPS and mobile network technologies to provide accurate location information through a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows phones.

 

The device is targeted at a range of different applications that aims to boost safety and peace of mind. They include tracking the location of various types of equipment or a vehicle, monitoring elderly relatives or locating a family pet.

 

“A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence and an attractive business model are key to our global expansion and further success,” said Otto Linna, CEO, Yepzon Enterprises. “Orange is our partner of choice to support our growing business because of the company’s international footprint and IoT and analytics expertise.”

 

The Orange Internet of Things (IoT) service includes: seamless SIM card ordering; simple activation and tracking through a dedicated portal; one price per SIM card regardless of location; and scalable connectivity reaching 220 countries and territories.

 

“Yepzon’s intention to increase safety for millions and make the technology available for the benefit of families and loved ones around the world, as well as its ambitious growth plans, clearly call for a reliable and trustworthy global partner,” said Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president, international, Orange Business Services.

 

“We are very happy to have been selected as [its] provider of choice and help enable [its] global ambition.”

 

The Orange Business Services IoT connectivity service is part of Datavenue, a modular IoT and analytics solution. To enable advanced analysis and decision-making, the Datavenue solution encompasses the selection of actual objects, their reliable and secure connection, and management of data.

 

Orange reportedly supports over 12 million B2B objects across a variety of sectors, including smart cities, automotive and transport, industry and manufacturing.

 

The Yepzon wearable trackers are also sold by Orange Luxembourg.

 

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