Sprint attempts to punt IoT to the small business masses with online marketplace
Via Sprint Newsroom
May 18, 2018
Sprint Launches Groundbreaking IoT Factory to Make Everyday Business Easier
May 17, 2018
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the launch of the Sprint IoT Factory, a game-changing online marketplace that presents businesses with a wide selection of complete, ready-made boxed solutions that leverage the power of IoT (Internet of Things) to help them do business smarter. With more than 550,000 developers already driving innovation on the platform, everyday businesses now have access to the latest technology to connect and automate what matters most to their unique operations.
"From family-owned restaurants, medical companies to heavy equipment fleet operators and everything in between, the Sprint IoT Factory is giving business owners the power to easily enhance operations – using IoT technology to track assets and connect what’s most important to them," said Ivo Rook , senior vice president, IoT at Sprint. "We’re excited about the effect this has on small and medium sized businesses. They can now attain the latest in advanced and secure technology at reasonable costs – with the ease of being able to buy a complete solution from the digital store, having it shipped quickly and installing it themselves within a matter of minutes. That truly drives business forward in an unprecedented manner."
The Sprint IoT Factory comes alive with ready-made solutions delivered in as few as two days and installed quickly. No IT expertise is needed. With a simple visit to the digital store, users will find a wide range of options – from refrigeration temperature monitoring for grocery/convenience stores to ensure consumers always get fresh fruits and vegetables, to energy management tools that save businesses money. Need something unique? Developers are invited to build their own solutions.
Industry Leaders Team Up for a Game-Changing Platform
The Sprint IoT Factory is reinforced through a strategic relationship with myDevices and The Goldie Group. MyDevices, the IoT solutions company that "simplifies the connected world" provides their IoT in a Box™ solution. The Goldie Group, a leading telecom technology service provider, serves as the fulfillment arm, enabling scalability for IoT.
In addition to selling directly to end customers through the Sprint IoT Factory, Sprint, myDevices and The Goldie Group will also enable channel partners, wholesalers, system integrators and others to buy solutions as resellers.
myDevices, the IoT solutions company, empowers engineers and enterprises to quickly design, prototype, and commercialize IoT solutions. myDevices is the creator of Cayenne – the industry’s de facto IoT Solution Builder; IoT Ready Program™– trusted catalog of drag and drop IoT devices; and IoT in a Box™– finished IoT solutions for a variety of vertical markets. The company’s mission is to simplify the connected world by providing development tools that enable the creation of device and connectivity agnostic IoT Solutions for smart buildings, smart agriculture, asset tracking and other IoT verticals. myDevices is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
About The Goldie Group
The Goldie Group is a leading provider of value-added life cycle services in the electronics’ and wireless technology industries. With facilities located throughout North America , they are the premier partner for Network Operator’s, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Retailers and Enterprises. The Goldie Group platform, consisting of vertically integrated IT and operational service offerings shortens the supply chain, leading to best-in-class product agnostic efficiencies. The Goldie Group is headquartered in Northborough, MA.
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