Sensile Technologies extends lpg vessel telemetry to 3G, 4G devices

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 – NETRIS2 and GASLink.

Sensile Technologies managing director Cedric Morel said: “Our collaboration with Orange Business Services will enable Sensile Technologies to transform any lpg tank worldwide into a smart tank.”

Headquartered in Switzerland, remote telemetry equipment provider Sensile Technologies monitors more than 60,000 tanks in industrial and business facilities across 60 countries. 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 and 4G devices, which future proofs the solutions against 2G network shutdown.

Sensile Technologies’ telemetry solutions GASLink and NETRIS2 play a key role in the monitoring process. They are installed directly in the lp gas vessel and regularly send tank level measurements via the GSM network to the cloud, where the data is automatically processed. The up to date lpg vessel level data allows lpg 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 to trigger deliveries automatically. In addition, their customers can get access on smartphones to monitor consumption.

Jean-Marc Uehlinger, operational director at Sensile Technologies, said: “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.”

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