Touch of a Button Orders Full-Service Response from French Postal Service Company Over SIGFOX’s Dedicated Internet of Things Network.
SIGFOX, the world leader in Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced a pilot program with Groupe La Poste, the French postal service company, for an innovative new service that allows businesses and individuals to order a range of postal services with the push of a button.
The DOMINO program provides fingertip convenience for ordering parcel pickup and delivery via SIGFOX’s dedicated, low-power and low-cost Internet of Things network, and improves efficiency of La Poste’s services.
Developed by the Digital and Services – Mail – Parcel Division at La Poste, this innovative service allows individuals to place any unpackaged article in their mailbox equipped with a DOMINO button, and trigger the full support of the parcel by La Poste. This includes pickup, boxing, wrapping and shipping.
Cost effective and easy to integrate, SIGFOX connectivity allows companies wherever the network is available to implement their IoT solutions widely and inexpensively, which enables them to imagine new services for their clients. The network, which is operational or is being deployed in 12 countries, covers 80 percent of France and its territories and 91 percent of the population.
With SIGFOX’s low power wide area (LPWA) technology, the service can transmit requests over long distances at very low cost. The transmission power is equivalent to what a portable remote control would require.
“Our collaboration with Groupe La Poste is another great example of the IoT’s huge potential for value creation through innovative new services,” said Stuart Lodge, SIGFOX executive vice president global sales and partners.
“SIGFOX is bringing this potential to a rapidly growing base of companies internationally with the assurance of consistent quality of service and very low energy consumption by connected objects.”
The pilot program will operate regionally during the first half of 2016.