Thinxtra and Digital Matter Join Forces to Fast-Track Low Cost, Long Battery Life GPS Tracker

Thinxtra and Digital Matter join forces to fast-track a sub $100 – 5 years battery life heavy-duty GPS tracker.

Digital Matter, a leader in telematics in Australia & South Africa for the past 9 years, has partnered with Thinxtra to address the market demand for low cost, long battery life ruggedised GPS tracking using Sigfox technology.

With Thinxtra already covering 70% of the Australian population with the Sigfox LPWA network dedicated to IoT, and with the option to easily extend this coverage into regional areas such as mining and agriculture via the low-cost “Coverage as a Service” offering, it became obvious to Digital Matter that a GPS tracker utilising this network would provide great benefits to their customers.

The GPS tracker ‘Oyster‘ is now commercial, costs less than $100 with 5 years battery life and an IP 67 rated housing. It can be managed through the platform for managing multiple units at once. It can also  be interfaced with customers’ cloud platform via a simple API from the Sigfox back-end.

Digital Matter have pre-orders locally for 10,000 units and targeting 100,000 units in 2017. Thanks to the global Sigfox network and Thinxtra’s support, Digital Matter have received inquiries from USA, Europe and South America, on top of the local requirements in Australia & New Zealand from major customers.

About Digital Matter
Digital Matter is a technology company that designs and develops embedded electronic devices – and the software that makes them work and communicate. The devices range from mobile GPS devices communicating on the LPWAN, GSM and satellite networks, through to ‘black box’ electronics specific to customers’ requirements. Our engineering skills, research and development, and 9 years experience make us the ideal partner to design, develop and deploy GPS technology solution.

Contact: Ken Everett – CEO [email protected]

About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is an Internet of Things (IoT) company founded by IoT experts who share the same passion and expertise: connecting things to improve business processes. Thinxtra is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.
Thinxtra is rolling out the first nationwide IoT network in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, based on Sigfox LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technology.  This is the missing link – connectivity – between things and platforms. The network already covers 70% of Australian population and is well on track to cover 95% of the ANZ population by end of 2017.
Thinxtra is also building a full eco-system of IoT solutions & services to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service or simply solve problems in an economic & connected manner.

For more information and to arrange interviews, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem [email protected] +61 404 894 960

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