Sprint releases new technology to help businesses


By Camri Nelson - cnelson@limanews.com



LIMA — Sprint has recently released the Sprint IoT (Internet of Things) factory, a piece of new technology that will allow business owners to gain access their equipment remotely to become more efficient and save money.

Through a five minute setup of sensors, a plug-in, a scan of a QR code and the the download of a smartphone application, a business owner can gain access to and receive temperature readings alerts and much more.

Unlike other smart or IoT technologies, no WiFi is needed, so someone with a basic knowledge of technology can successfully complete the set up, according to Ricky Singh, Chief of Products & Solutions–IoT at Sprint.

The Sprint IoT solutions include restaurant and food service temperature monitoring, pharmaceutical temperature monitoring, vehicle/fleet tracking systems, facility and property monitoring and more.

“The most interesting part is that this technology is a building block with similar solutions for both the refrigerator and pharmaceutical monitoring,” said Singh. “The only real difference is that one is used for food and the other for medicine.”

Business owners can select and purchase ready-made boxed solutions on Sprint’s digital store based on categories like consumer focus, industry and more. Once they have selected the right solution, items can be shipped to a business within approximately two to three days.

Also through the digital store, entrepreneurs who have their own IoT products can also sell them through the Sprint IoT and become a third-party provider.

“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 of IoT at Sprint in a news release. “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.”

By Camri Nelson

cnelson@limanews.com

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews.

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews.

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