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April 27, 2015 7:21 PM ET

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Company Overview of SIGFOX SA

Company Overview

SIGFOX SA, a cellular network operator, provides cellular connectivity for Internet of things and machine-to-machine communications in France and internationally. It also offers various devices to connect to the Internet; and provides two-way transmission of data. In addition, the company provides device-to-cloud connectivity for solutions in various market sectors, including agriculture and environment, automotive, construction, consumer electronics, emergency services and security, healthcare, intelligent buildings, manufacturing and supply chain, retail and leisure, smart city and public transport, and utilities. Further, it offers SIGFOX Cloud that provides a Web application interface fo...

425, rue Jean Rostand


Toulouse,  31670


Founded in 2009


33 5 34 31 03 16


33 6 07 74 66 01

Key Executives for SIGFOX SA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Company Founder and Scientific Director
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SIGFOX SA Key Developments

TALIS Group Chooses SIGFOX Internet of Things Network for Smart-City Fire Hydrant Monitoring Solution

TALIS and SIGFOX announced that TALIS will use the SIGFOX network in its new smart-city fire hydrant monitoring solution. Called COPERNIC, the solution allows water utility officials and companies to monitor the status of thousands of fire hydrants 24/7 to assure proper functioning and protect against water theft. It provides real-time alerts when the fire hydrants are being used, along with estimates of volume drawn, data on hydrant functioning and other information that supports total network efficiency. COPERNIC allows real-time monitoring of fire hydrants by time-stamping all data related to hydrant functioning. An electronic module installed on the hydrant sends SMS or email alerts via the SIGFOX network when the hydrant is being opened, closed, tampered with or is not functioning properly. In addition, all data are instantly available on a web portal, and a mobile app for smartphones and tablets is available to read data and receive alerts in the field. COPERNIC was developed by the TALIS Group unit, BAYARD in Meyzieu, France, which specializes in fire and pipe-protection systems, gates, water treatment and butterfly valves, fluid control, joint connectors for pipelines and pipe connections. BAYARD has applied for a patent for COPERNIC. IGFOX’s cellular, ultra-narrowband (UNB) network has been exclusively designed for small messages that will meet the needs of the vast majority of objects connected to the IoT. By providing economical, energy-efficient two-way transmission of data, SIGFOX is lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT and M2M solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices. COPERNIC runs on lithium batteries that have an estimated lifetime of 10 years.

Sigfox to Launch M2M Network in Germany

Sigfox has developed a mobile network designed for machine-to-machine communications and announced its launch in Germany for this year. The company uses a freely available frequency spectrum to transmit signals from device to device but needs radio stations every 40 kilometers.

SIGFOX Joins Project to Build Earth- and Satellite-Based System for Worldwide Internet of Things Coverage

SIGFOX announced it is joining the MUSTANG Project launched by Airbus Defence and Space, in partnership with CEA-Leti and SYSMECA. The goal is to provide worldwide, low-data-rate machine-to-machine (M2M) communication using new earth-based and satellite. The MUSTANG Project is centered on the segment of low-cost exchange of short messages in the fast-growing IoT market, with the aim to develop an innovative hybrid terrestrial/satellite access solution into the Internet of Things (IoT) for seamless and ubiquitous communications across the globe.

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