Dutch telecoms incumbent KPN has teamed up with logistics player Dyzle on a real-time monitoring service for the food and pharmaceuticals industries.
KPN (The Hague, Netherlands) describes the partnership as part of its “innovation drive” to help customers in the food and pharmaceuticals sectors improve efficiency and comply with local health regulations.
The service will make use of Dyzle’s (Almere, Netherlands) existing platform – a cloud-based solution that collects data about temperature, humidity, energy consumption and carbon emissions, analyzes the data and makes it visible on a dashboard that can be accessed from any internet-enabled device.
The companies say the main purpose of delivering this data is to help customers provide “undisputable evidence and proof of product quality” for temperature-sensitive products.
“This partnership is in line with our strategy of growth through value added services, and innovating in sectors like M2M technologies, which are now being more widely adopted in almost every industry sector,” said Jimmy Wind, the managing director of KPN M2M. “By combining our M2M and RFID asset tracking solutions with Dyzle’s monitoring and analytics platform, we will truly be able to move up the value chain in our service offering to business customers.”
According to ABI Research, the tie-up serves a market need for “one-stop shop application enablement platforms”.
The market-research company reckons those platforms will become a critical enabler of M2M use by small, medium-sized and large businesses.
It also believes that by incorporating value-added service capabilities into their offerings M2M players will be able to avoid commoditization and increase their revenues.
According to ABI Research, the M2M analytics industry will grow by 53% over the next five years, to $14.3 billion in 2018.
“Analytics will play a critical role in the evolution of M2M, serving as the foundation for an increasing number of M2M business cases,” said ABI Research.
Dyzle claims that its Platform-as-a-Service cold chain technology solution can integrate and use data collected from any source, whether proprietary systems or legacy technologies.