Thingstream today announced that it is providing the IoT connectivity solution to support the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) South African Brewery (SAB) subsidiary with a Fridgelogic Connected Cooler system across South Africa.

The solution enables SAB to track and monitor the temperature and location of its coolers and fridges.

Thingstream has partnered with CIRT, a joint venture between Digibiz and Black Lite Group, Digital Twin and Staycold to deliver the solution.

Thingstream’s IoT connectivity platform was chosen as the backbone of the Fridgelogic Connected Cooler solution as it provides not only trusted global connectivity (it is not limited to one network operator) but it is secure, low powered and extremely cost competitive. Due to the way Thingstream’s platform has been designed, partners are able to deliver a solution within a matter of weeks once they have been engaged.

“This agreement with SAB is a perfect example of IoT in action, delivering ‘live’ information which can be used to track individual cooling units and identify potential maintenance tasks as they happen. This ensures efficiencies, cost savings and ultimately beers and drinks served at the perfect temperature,” said Neil Hamilton, VP Business Development, Thingstream.

Richard Creighton, General Manager, Digital Twin, said: “By working with Thingstream and CIRT we have delivered SAB a leading IoT solution which ensures it can track and monitor its fridges and coolers. By understanding how its equipment is performing SAB can efficiently plan and optimise.”

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Swiss-based IoT provider Thingstream is accelerating its expansion into South Africa in a bid to compete with rival SigFox, which operates in the country through SqwidNet. It will also compete with Comsol and Vula Telematix.

It’s connectivity platform provides out-of-the-box, global IoT connectivity, available in over 190 countries worldwide, providing access to the single largest IoT network of its kind.

Thingstream services are already available in several African countries such as Angola, Botswana, Gambia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, etc.

Now, the global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider is expanding into South Africa via a local partner network.

The aim is to deliver a global IoT connectivity platform, which connects via GSM networks using a unique combination of MQTT and USSD messaging protocols.

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