M2M-connected fuel tanks will help consumers manage their heating and automatically order new fuel when needed, as part of a new deal.
More than 250,000 fuel tanks around Ireland and the world could soon be connected to the internet of things (IoT) thanks to a €1m deal signed between Sigfox player VT Networks and Dunraven Systems.
Sigfox is an ultra-narrowband internet of things network operating in 32 countries worldwide.
The technology is optimised to provide a low-cost, low-power option for connecting simple devices directly to the cloud. Devices that only need to send small amounts of information can operate on battery power for up to a decade.
VT will provide 250,000 global Sigfox subscriptions to Dunraven, a leading player in the design and development of ultrasonic fuel tank monitors, equal to 35pc of the total number of machine-to-machine (M2M) subscriptions currently live in Ireland on Vodafone, Three or Eir networks.
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