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Senet and NanoThings Announce Partnership on Asset Tracking and Cold Chain

By Ken Briodagh March 08, 2018

In a recent announcement, Senet, a provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and networks for the Internet of Things (IoT), and NanoThings, an IoT logistics solution provider nano electronics developer, have recently announced a partnership to disrupt the logistics industry with the introduction of NanoThings’ LoRa-powered NanoTag technology.

NanoThings’ patent pending NanoTags are Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) enabled disposable environmental sensors. Thinner than a credit card and powered by thin, non-toxic batteries, NanoTags are designed to bridge the gap between Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and cellular-based asset trackers. Combining the affordability and a small form factor of NanoThings’ NanoTags with ubiquitous long range LoRaWAN network connectivity from Senet, the solution is expected to help accelerate the proliferation of logistics, shipping, asset tracking, cold chain and compliance reporting applications that have yet to be widely adopted due to previously prohibitive hardware, infrastructure and network connectivity costs.

“Industry adoption of existing products has been limited by cost, size or connectivity,” said Tim Williams, CEO of NanoThings. “Cellular-based products are expensive and power hungry, and RFID has extremely limited read range. Senet’s low power network offers inexpensive connectivity and better propagation than cellular, allowing us to leverage low-cost nanotechnologies to bring a new breed of product to the market.”

With advanced features, including a long-lasting battery, extreme durability, temperature, pressure and shock sensing and proprietary “open sensor” functionality that determines when packages are opened, NanoTags can be deployed across existing and new asset tracking and cold chain applications to provide greater visibility and enable smarter decision making based on real-time data.

“Using sensors, tags and other wireless technologies to track assets and goods through the global supply chain is one of the fundamental use cases for the Internet of Things. It is also one of the most impactful, with trillions of economic value to be generated by asset supply, usage and associated IoT data monetization,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO, Senet. “We are looking forward to working with NanoThings to help IoT reach its full potential in these critically important markets.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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