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Sigfox signs Here to access global location platform, targets logistics

LPWAN operator Sigfox and mapping provider Here have announced a commercial agreement that will see Sigfox use Here’s cloud platform to power a real-time location solution (RTLS) aimed at logistics applications. No mention of licensing or cash has been made so far, but Sigfox is gaining a valuable partner here, which should improve the accuracy of its system. Sigfox says that the system will not require dual-mode devices, but will use an embedded WiFi module in sniffing mode – which is what will pick up those WiFi networks and allow the Sigfox cloud to work out where the device is. The SSID is sent via the Sigfox connection, not through WiFi. The Sigfox device doesn’t have to join those WiFi…

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