Orange Business Services wins contract for M2M connectivity in oil and gas sector
Orange Business Services has won a three-year contract with Sensile Technologies for M2M connectivity
Orange Business Services has won a three-year contract with Sensile Technologies for M2M connectivity, including 25,000 SIM cards, to support its two remote monitoring products worldwide, NETRIS 2 and GASLink.
Sensile Technologies is a provider of solutions for the remote monitoring of tanks and meters in the oil and gas industry, however until recently, Sensile Technologies used 2G compatible devices to power its telemetry solutions, but the new contract with Orange Business Services will extend this to cover 3G/4G devices.
Sensile Technologies' telemetry solutions, GASLink and NETRIS 2, are installed directly in the oil or propane tank and regularly send tank level measurements via the GSM network to the cloud, where the data is automatically processed.
The up-to-date tank level data allows oil and propane merchants - and their haulers - to arrange deliveries automatically via planning tools. They get data directly in their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from Sensile Technologies' Oil Link cloud solution to trigger deliveries automatically. In addition, their customers can get access on smartphones to monitor consumption. The flow of live data means merchants and haulers can lower their logistics costs by 25%, without the risk of customers running dry.
Jean-Marc Uehlinger, operational director at Sensile Technologies, said: "Leading oil and propane companies rely on our autonomous, robust, and easy to install systems. We have more than 60,000 in place on tanks in over 60 countries. Orange Business Services has proven itself as a reliable partner with the global footprint we need for our business. Their competitive flat-fee pricing was convincing as well."
Anne-Sophie Lotgering, senior vice president Europe, Russia & CIS, Orange Business Services, added: "With its telemetry solutions Sensile Technologies is helping drive the latest revolution in industry. In Industry 4.0 every part of the enterprise and each phase of the manufacturing cycle will be connected. The internet of things (IoT) and M2M play a key part in this revolution, and we manage 10 million connected objects for our customers worldwide, including over 7 million active SIM cards."