ASX-listed start-up CCP Technologies has been chosen to supply devices to Vodafone’s narrowband internet-of-things (NB-IoT), after completing a trial announced last year.
The deal involves the implementation of CCP devices onto Vodafone's network to deliver enhanced farm-to-fork cold-chain food monitoring. The devices will help to provide continuous control point data captures, real-time analytics and business intelligence.
“We have been working closely with CCP since the launch of our NB-IoT network in Australia and are thrilled to welcome it into our growing suite of Vodafone NB-IoT customers,” Vodafone general manager of enterprise business Neelum Prakash said.
“Many customers in the food industry work with industrial coolrooms and refrigeration facilities located in basements – circumstances which require deep-indoor signal penetration offered by NB-IoT.”
“CCP has recognised a great opportunity in an emerging market, and Vodafone is proud to help it deliver a solution which is disrupting the food industry.”
The deal also comes after CCP installed its first critical control point monitoring solution at Sydney airport in May, supporting its food service operations in both its domestic and international terminals.
“Seamless cold chain monitoring has been a universal food industry goal for over a decade. With the convergence of cloud, IoT, blockchain, big data and AI technologies, a new revolution in supply chain management is beginning to emerge,” CCP chief executive Michael White said.
“This deal with Vodafone and the imminent release of our Smart Tags for shipment monitoring marks the beginning of CCP’s entry into supporting so-called Logistics 4.0 solutions.”