Sprint announced the launch of the Sprint IoT Factory, an online marketplace that presents businesses with complete, ready-made boxed solutions that leverage the power of Internet of Things. With more than 550,000 developers already driving innovation on the platform, according to Sprint, businesses owners can access the latest technology to connect and automate what matters most to their unique operations.
“From family-owned restaurants, medical companies to heavy equipment fleet operators and everything in between, the Sprint IoT Factory is giving business owners the power to easily enhance operations—using IoT technology to track assets and connect what’s most important to them,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT at Sprint. “We’re excited about the effect this has on small and medium sized businesses. They can now attain the latest in advanced and secure technology at reasonable costs, with the ease of being able to buy a complete solution from the digital store, having it shipped quickly and installing it themselves within a matter of minutes. That truly drives business forward in an unprecedented manner.”
The Sprint IoT Factory boasts ready-made solutions that, they claim, require no experience with IT. Options include refrigeration-temperature-monitoring for grocery/convenience stores and energy-management tools for manufacturers looking to cut costs. Likewise, developers are invited to build their own solutions.
The Sprint IoT Factory is reinforced through a strategic relationship with myDevices and The Goldie Group. MyDevices provides their IoT in a Box solution. The Goldie Group serves as the fulfillment arm, enabling scalability for IoT.
In addition to selling directly to end customers through the Sprint IoT Factory, Sprint, myDevices and The Goldie Group will also enable channel partners, wholesalers, system integrators and others to buy solutions as resellers.