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Orange and Stonelin join forces to tackle IoT technology

Stonelin is set to launch three tracking device variants that will see use in healthcare, worker safety, and the automotive market.

The first tracking device from Stonelin to launch in 2017 will be the V-Trak, a low-cost aftermarket vehicle tracker that aids fleet managers to oversee vehicle performance.
The first tracking device from Stonelin to launch in 2017 will be the V-Trak, a low-cost aftermarket vehicle tracker that aids fleet managers to oversee vehicle performance.

Orange Business Services has announced that it has entered into a partnership with UK-based start-up Stonelin Communications to help launch three tracking devices designed to target diverse opportunities in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) space.

Stonelin's devices will target IoT opportunities within the automotive, healthcare, and worker safety environment. Meanwhile, Orange will provide IoT connectivity services for Stonelin that cover the Europe and Asia markets over the next five years.

Steven Stone, managing director, Stonelin, commented: "With our planned IoT portfolio, performance is paramount. As a start-up, the Orange experience in GPS tracking, IoT connectivity and connected device data support has been invaluable in the development of our tracking products and will ensure they realise their full potential."

The first tracking device from Stonelin to launch in 2017 will be the V-Trak, a low-cost aftermarket vehicle tracker that aids fleet managers to oversee vehicle performance. The company will then launch D-Track, a wearable tracking device for use by healthcare professionals providing care to patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer disease. Lastly, Stonelin will launch W-Trak, a tracker device designed for caregivers active in the homecare sector.

Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president, International at Orange Business Services, said: "We are proud to support Stonelin with their innovative tracking technology. As a global provider, we can support them with accurate and wide scale IoT coverage. And with our Datavenue IoT and data analytics offer, we look forward to helping companies like Stonelin capitalise on the ever-increasing connected world and data explosion."