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Orange Business Services helps Sensile Technologies remotely monitor oil and gas tanks worldwide with M2M connectivity

July 12, 2016, Geneva
  • Telemetry solution powered by 25,000 SIM cards in 60 countries
  • Reduces costs of logistics by 25 percent through optimizing deliveries

 

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®.

Headquartered in Morges, Switzerland, Sensile Technologies is a pioneer in the internet of things (IoT) market. Specifically, it is a leading provider of solutions for the remote monitoring of tanks and meters in the oil and gas industry. Sensile Technologies monitors more than 60,000 tanks in industrial and business facilities across 60 countries, via a global network of highly-qualified technicians and local partners.

Up to now, Sensile Technologies used 2G compatible devices to power its telemetry solutions. The contract with Orange Business Services extends this to cover 3G/4G devices, which future-proofs the solutions against 2G network shutdown and ensures seamless global coverage.

Sensile Technologies’ telemetry solutions, GASLink® and NETRIS®2, play a key role in the monitoring process. They 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.

Thanks to the optimization of deliveries based on live data, merchants and haulers can lower their logistics costs by at least 25 percent, without the risk of customers running dry. In addition to mitigating the risk of running out of fuel, customers are also able to access a detailed visualization and analysis of their logistics, enabling them to adapt their processes to reduce their costs further.

“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,” said Jean-Marc Uehlinger, Operational Director, Sensile Technologies.

“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,” Anne-Sophie Lotgering, senior vice president Europe, Russia & CIS, Orange Business Services.

GASLink® and NETRIS®2 are the result of 15 years’ experience from Sensile Technologies in the development and production of autonomous telemetry equipment. In addition to using the 2G (SMS) network to transmit data, NETRIS®2 can also use 3G or 4G, as well as create a short-distance radio frequency connection, which functions in every location.

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