The Silicon Review
Connecting Your Physical World
Billions of objects worldwide will be connected to the Internet; their data will be stored in the cloud and will participate in the digitalization of our environment. Having a global, simple, low-cost and low-power connectivity solution is fundamental. This is the challenge that Sigfox addresses by deploying a low-bandwidth dedicated network, already present in 45 countries.
Created in 2010 the company is a recognized global pioneer and leader in a sector that is already disrupting business models and will revolutionize the whole of society. The ambition of Sigfox, embodied in the slogan "Make Things Come Alive", is to give a voice to the physical world around us and to allow these billions of objects to play a role in economic and social development.
Solve three problems holding back the proliferation of IoT
Planetary network – Sigfox delivers the network and the protocols required to allow an object to share its data from anywhere in the world.
Going beyond battery – Sigfox enables sensors to function without the need for batteries, which will remove the need for maintenance. Today, multiples sources of energy in the physical world can enable energy-harvesting, including solar, wind and electromagnetic waves. The simplicity of its technology means that it can provide the best possible user experience and lowest maintenance costs, and one day removes the need for batteries for many use cases.
Reduce the silicon cost and complexity of the required silicon to connect objects that need to be dramatically reduced. The simplicity in its technology enables this. Today, a SIM card module often costs up to $40, but a module on the company’s network can cost as little as a few dollars – at this cost, you can economically connect virtually anything.
Supply chain & Logistics
Tracking and protecting your most valuable assets has never been easier. The next generation of Sigfox- enabled IoT devices overcomes the shortfalls of traditional tracking technology to give you a leaner, more connected supply chain. By leveraging Sigfox’s network dedicated exclusively to the Internet of Things, these IoT solutions offer flexibility, affordability, and an end-to-end view of the supply chain in real time. Easily monitor the location and condition of goods as they travel by land, sea, and air. Smart logistic solutions even offer improved security for warehouses and fleet vehicles, giving your transport and logistics company.
It’s time to move on to Industry 4.0. Harness the power of data with the next generation of IoT solutions for manufacturing, powered by Sigfox’s global network dedicated exclusively to the Internet of Things. IoT solutions help the manufacturing sector streamline operations, cut costs, and gain new insights. Keep track of facility-wide metrics in real time and remotely monitor everything from tank levels to consumption data, to backup power sources. These plug-and-play devices pair seamlessly with existing machinery for a solution that is affordable, flexible and easier to use than ever before.
Smart cities just got a whole lot smarter with the latest suite of IoT technology, powered by Sigfox’s network dedicated entirely to the internet of things. Take advantage of cutting edge technology and Sigfox’s reliable worldwide network to connect your operations citywide. The next generation of Sigfox- enabled IoT solutions removes the barriers posed by earlier devices to deliver affordable, user-friendly, plug-and-play connectivity. From air quality monitoring to connected fire hydrants, to smart trash dumpsters, the IoT provides a host of affordable solutions so that you can experience a leaner, more cost-effective municipality.
The Firm’s Head
Ludovic LE MOAN | CEO
Ludovic Le Moan co-founded SIGFOX, the first and only company to provide global solutions to power the Internet of Things (IoT). To support SIGFOX’s global expansion, he has raised a total $150 million round of financing from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S., and Asia.
Le Moan has been involved in the machine-to-machine space since 2000 when he co-founded Anyware Technologies, which enabled the connection, management, and monitoring of remote equipment through a Web interface. After selling Anyware Technologies to Wavecom in 2008, Le Moan co-founded Goojet, a B2C services company that offered a simple, personal experience of the mobile web and allowed users to share and exchange messages and content. He served as COO of the company, now repositioned as scoop.it, from February 2008 to March 2011.
Le Moan is a serial entrepreneur who also founded “IoT Valley”, a Toulouse, France, association that offers mentoring, networking and other support for startups in the Internet of Things.
He received an engineering degree from ENSIMAG (Grenoble Institute of Technology), a leading French school in computer science, applied mathematics and telecommunications.
Ludovic Le Moan was appointed Chevalier de la Légiond’ Honneur, in April 2016
“We intend to provide a 0G network that will not only be at low cost but will also allow you to consume low energy and provide complementary technology at the same time.”