Once a Sigfox device enters a Sigfox Bubble's transmission area, it can transmit the Bubble's ID along with its own identification to the cloud. Assets can thus be located with extremely high precision.
The localization accuracy of a Bubble can be adjusted via the Sigfox Cloud from less than one meter to a hundred meters and thus optimized for specific applications. By switching assets from Bubble to Bubble, they can also be tracked very precisely. The Sigfox Network Operating Center manages the Bubbles. Here, the position of each newly installed Bubble is precisely recorded and the battery status, disassembly, and temperature of the Bubbles are monitored via the Sigfox network.
With the introduction of Bubble technology, Sigfox makes completely new localization services possible for objects of all kinds. Radio technology makes it possible to use simple tags with high autonomy at a very affordable price. This drastically reduces localization and tracking costs.
With this in mind, Sigfox and Amadeus have decided to jointly investigate applications where today's IoT techniques still fail to be implemented, for example when travelers want to track and locate their luggage.
“Sigfox's expertise in IoT technology, combined with Amadeus' expertise in the travel sector, enables us to explore the potential of these innovative technologies and improve the travel experience," said Marion Mensage, Head of Research, Innovation & Ventures at Amadeus.
Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer of Sigfox, is convinced that Sigfox Bubbles will not only improve the user experience of existing applications, but also completely transform business models. This enables the development of entirely new services.
With Sigfox, parents know where their children are, and lost pets can be located. In companies, Sigfox networking in warehouses automates the inventory process.
Sigfox will also offer its Bubbles for sale online. In this way, the company is creating new space for everyone to use for their own localization services. "The Sharing Economy will certainly be able to use this brand new localization service profitably," says Raouti Chehih.