Tech Data partners with Vodafone on IoT

M2M & IoT
Tech Data has announced it is working with Vodafone Innovus to offer a refrigeration IoT proposition that opens up new market potential for partners in the leisure and healthcare sectors.

Three solutions are available for automated monitoring and management of refrigeration systems. They can be deployed independently or as part of an end-to-end, integrated system with monitoring done by the customer or offered by partners as a managed service.

The Vodafone Innovus cold chain solution helps ensure products get to the right place at the right temperature. This helps organisations to save time, meet industry and safety standards, reduce cost, and deliver improved service.

The three modules available are: Connected Cabinets (for distributed networks of refrigerated devices); Mobile Asset Tracking (for refrigerated containers that are being transported or moved); and Easy Fleet for vehicle tracking.

Matt Child, managing director, advanced solutions, UK and Ireland, Tech Data, said, “The Vodafone Innovus cold chain solution is a great example of the tremendous potential of IoT to automate and streamline processes, increasing efficiency, lowering risk and driving costs down for customers.

“This is a great opportunity for partners to take a cutting edge technology solution to customers in the leisure and healthcare industries, and an ideal way to move into the IoT market.”

Tech Data’s IoT team is now working with Vodafone Innovus to recruit partners and take the solutions to market in the UK. It is ready to provide specialist pre-sales sales support and technical assistance for partners wishing to explore opportunities.

Innovus was founded in Athens in 2004 and develops IoT solutions. It became a fully-owned subsidiary of Vodafone in 2012 and has a number of vertical market offerings that combine IoT sensors and connectivity with back-end solutions for monitoring, data collection and analysis.