SqwidNet To Enable Nestar To Enter New Markets

“The first dual device has already been developed with Sigfox connectivity."

SqwidNet To Enable Nestar To Enter New Markets

With over 600 000 vehicles already in Netstar’s cover, the Sigfox network is going to provide additional connectivity that will enable the Altron’s subsidiary to enter new markets as well as develop new solutions for our existing customers, its executive said on Tuesday.

Pierre Bruwer, Netstar’s Group Managing Director, said the company’s partnership with SqwidNet, the Sigfox Operator in South Africa, will see Netstar, the pioneer of the stolen vehicle tracking and recovery (SVR) industry in South Africa, move beyond traditional vehicle tracking by availing new opportunities.

“In order to evolve our IoT solutions, we realised that we needed to enhance connectivity within our suite of solutions,” says Bruwer.

Netstar’s product range will see new cost-effective telematics devices introduced using this technology. A Sigfox communication module will enhance the existing RF network to offer new IoT opportunities to the Netstar solution.

“We are certainly excited with a partnership with Netstar, as an enabler to taking our technology to new levels of innovation. Netstar has ensured that their devices are Sigfox Ready(tm),” says Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of SqwidNet.

“This means all assets tracked by Netstar will be visible, with message delivery under an SLA, in South Africa and in any of the 45 countries Sigfox operates in at no extra cost. This results in significant operational efficiencies for Netstar.”

“The first dual device has already been developed with Sigfox connectivity, and we plan to roll out more solutions using this technology to capitalise on the value and benefits,” says Shaun Brashaw, Chief Technology Officer at Netstar.

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