Nube launches IoT-enabled consumer gas delivery solution in Mexico, plans to expand into North America and leverage solution for other smart city applications.
Sierra Wireless, today announced that Nube has selected Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to reinvent consumer gas delivery.
Nube will launch its home gas delivery solution in Mexico in Oct. 2017, and is expanding further into North America [see video].
In Mexico, and many other regions, liquid petroleum gas used by businesses and residences is commonly stored on building rooftops, where meter reading is difficult. Consumers don’t know when their tank will run out and gas companies can’t plan for deliveries or supply needs. Nube set out to solve this problem, launching a turnkey, end-to-end IoT solution that includes tank monitoring and wireless data transmission to the cloud using Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, as well as a management platform for gas companies, and a mobile consumer app for consumers to order gas, make payments, and manage their accounts, enabled by Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
“Sierra Wireless helped us go to market with confidence, reducing risk in several ways, from rapid execution and delivery, to reliable connectivity and easy expansion to Microsoft Azure Cloud Services,” said Chris Gnanakone, Founder and CEO, Nube.
“We were impressed with Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage® IoT platform, and having the hardware pre-integrated provided us with a significant time-to-market advantage. Sierra Wireless has been a true partner in helping us reinvent gas delivery. This successful deployment allows us to expand our IoT Solution into North America and then into other smart city applications.”
“Nube is leading disruptive change with its IoT solution, which is designed around modules from Sierra Wireless that are integrated with our connectivity services and AirVantage Cloud Platform,” said Marc Overton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud and Connectivity Solutions, Sierra Wireless.
“When Nube needed to do more with their data, we helped by building a Microsoft Azure connector for AirVantage that allowed Nube to get a reading from a gas tank to a mobile application in less than three seconds.”
Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of datacenters. Microsoft worked with Sierra Wireless and Nube to provide the reliability, performance, elasticity and data visualization tools to deliver a seamless transition from the sensor device to the software application.
Sierra Wireless’ 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways are seamlessly integrated with secure cloud and connectivity services. Sierra Wireless Smart SIMs and Connectivity Service provide a truly operator independent solution for connecting machines globally. The AirVantage IoT Platform includes all the building blocks that customers need to create IoT applications and keep them online. It is the only platform that allows users to manage Sierra Wireless Smart SIMs and third-party network operator SIMs, providing a single unified connectivity management platform for all their deployed SIMs.