An Post turns to IoT for asset tracking

An Post is to use Internet of Things (IoT) tracking technology made by VT-IoT, to upgrade its supply chain.

The IoT tracking devices are to be assets such as roll cages and containers that are used for carrying parcels in the supply chain. These items need to be in certain places in sufficient quantities as part of delivery operations.

VT-IoT operates the Sigfox 0G network. It is the world’s first 0G network operator and eliminates the traditional barriers of tracking technologies that include price, battery life and coverage. This is through using low-cost, low-power connectivity through a single network.

Mark Devine, national engineering maintenance and performance manager of An Post, said, “VT’s state-of-the-art solution has resulted in significantly increased transparency in our postal distribution network, ensuring world-class quality of service for our customers and lower operational costs through improved containerization efficiency.”

Mark Bannon, CEO of VT, added, “Our collaboration with An Post is an exciting step forward into the future of industrial IoT and a key milestone toward connecting billions of IoT devices globally on the Sigfox 0G network. We are confident our solutions have the power to truly revolutionize the way logistics and supply chain companies do business, resulting in significantly reduced costs and increased efficiencies.”