Louis Vuitton, the most iconic luxury brand in the world, have announced the release of a luggage tracker that is powered by the technology developed by Sigfox, the leading IoT service provider.
The tracking device is the first to include Sigfox’s Monarch service.
The Monarch service is also available at Cape Town International Airport.
SqwidNet is the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa.
With over 90% and 75% coverage across Municipal and National highways respectively, it has become the fastest growing IoT network in South Africa.
Unveiled at the World IoT Expo in September 2017, Monarch is a new service that enables devices to run seamlessly in all parts of the world, by automatically recognising and adapting to the local radiofrequency’s standards.
As global operations are split into three geographical zones, the use of Monarch unlocks endless applications in logistics and supply chain, the consumer market, and automated maintenance for the
Sigfox Monarch provides a unique radio recognition service enabling devices to manage the radio frequency changes, without any additional hardware such as GPS or Wi-Fi chipset. This service enables devices to run seamlessly in all parts of the world, by automatically recognizing and adapting to the local radiofrequencies standards.
It unlocks endless use cases in logistics and supply chain, the consumer industry, and in the automated maintenance for the shipping, aircraft and railway industries.
Asset tracking is the most important vertical in the massive IoT industry and Monarch represents a major breakthrough.
This project is the first commercialized application of many millions that will be developed in the coming years.
Sigfox’s unique value proposition is currently the only one allowing this kind of use case: a global network combined with a simple technology based on cost efficiency and low-energy consumption.
The luggage tracker is available as an additional accessory for the Horizon 50, 55 and 70 models and can easily be clipped into a pocket within the suitcase. Extremely easy to use, its low energy consumption ensures a battery life of up to six months.