BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based IoT-dedicated network operator, UnaBiz announces simple pay-per-use smart button at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest showcase for wireless technology and mobile devices.
Inspired by the pay-per-click business model, UnaBiz unveiled the pay-per-use smart button powered by Sigfox, the world's leading provider of global IoT connectivity. With a subscription model of as low as EUR1 per month per device for businesses, consumers can now connect with businesses and transact at the push of a button.
"It might sound like a step back, digitally speaking. Ridiculous, even. But how many shopping applications do you have on your mobile? How much time do you typically spend launching an app, logging in, searching for the products and services you need, before finally entering your payment and delivery information to make your intended purchase? Now imagine if this entire process is collapsed into a single action, at the press of a button," said Henri Bong, CEO & Founder of UnaBiz.
The pay-per-use smart button will not be limited to consumer package goods (CPG). From restocking everyday essentials to service requests, such as the ordering of room service, taxi, courier, valet, and maintenance requests for bathrooms, vehicle towing, vending machines refills, security deployment, and even emergency calls, all at the press of a button.
With the Sigfox technology which delivers out of the box connectivity, consumers are spared the hassle of a complex set-up. Pre-programmed by businesses, each button has a unique ID assigned to a customer's account. Without having to configure the device or pair it with a local network or wi-fi, the smart button delivers an instantaneous end-to-end value chain experience to individual customers with a simple push of a button.
Starting from an unbeatable subscription charge of EUR1 per month*, the value proposition of the connected button is convenience. An operating expenditure-based (OPEX) model allows businesses to adopt the connected button immediately without a high capital commitment. By shortening the path to purchase, consumers are now one touch away from any staple goods and services imaginable.
"We are glad to see companies like UnaBiz leveraging our out-of-the-box connectivity, at the lowest cost and energy consumption, to bring web click into our brick and mortar world. 2017 will be the year of commoditising buttons," said Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of Sigfox.
"While smart appliances are enticing tech-savvy consumers, we want to use a simplified hardware to automate a virtual service. What could be simpler than a push of a button? We believe this service will transform the distribution of staple goods and services," said Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz.
View interview and launch video at https://youtu.be/sUOBKfTSLcM
UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerate the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox's low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, UnaBiz is the first Iot dedicated network operator in Asia to roll out a nationwide IoT network.
UnaBiz aims to shape the future by providing cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT solutions, that include wireless infrastructure, devices and more. This ubiquitous network will allow businesses to connect millions of devices simply, affordably and globally.
UnaBiz helps businesses collect and analyse data from millions of devices allowing them to maximise the efficiency of their resources and increase productivity, by facilitating detection and control of anomalies, accelerating resolution or even preventing them entirely. Our objective is to help businesses realise the true value and full potential of IoT.
Sigfox is the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox's unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 32 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 -- covering a population of 486 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France's "IoT Valley". Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. For more information, see www.sigfox.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.