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ALSO Offers New Innovative IoT Solutions for Pandemic Challenges

Marc Nijhof, Chief Customer Officer at ALSO Nederland
Marc Nijhof, Chief Customer Officer at ALSO Nederland

Broadliner ALSO Nederland offers a strategic and pragmatic approach to Internet of Things (IoT). This enables organisations, communities and resellers to quickly start IoT projects of all types and sizes.

With its diversified solution portfolio, ALSO turns challenges that have arisen during the pandemic - such as the need for remote working environments, limited office presence, increased cyber security requirements or hybrid cloud solutions - into opportunities for channel partners.

The key to this is the ALSO IoT Platform. This can be used as an agile, rapid prototyping environment and for the full roll-out of related products. For example, SafeSpace+ is an application that was launched and is hugely valuable during this pandemic. It counts exactly how many people enter a company, restaurant, shop or cinema and helps to inform and guide visitors. In addition, customers can gain valuable insights into work schedules, staff numbers and visitor frequency during the day. The system is GDPR-compliant and does not use a camera, thus respecting the privacy of end customers.

"Our aim with the ALSO IoT platform is to make IoT more accessible - a commodity - so that IoT projects can quickly become a reality. We provide the technology so that our customers can focus on process and product innovation. With the requirement to work from home and therefore a limited number of people present in the office, we at ALSO Netherlands have also implemented this SafeSpace+ solution ourselves. It is very valuable to be able to distribute people well over the available workstations and to be able to count how many people are present in total or have made reservations", says Marc Nijhof, Chief Customer Officer at ALSO Nederland.

"SafeSpace+ is just one of our IoT solutions. We will continuously bring new solutions to the market in the coming months and years", adds Barend Helderman, Senior Account Manager IoT at ALSO.

Other IoT solutions available at ALSO:

  • Workplace+: an IoT solution designed to maximise productivity and minimise the cost of workstations. The data generated can be used to make smarter decisions and improve the environment, size and security of an office.

  • Asset Tracking+: an IoT solution that enables you to locate and track valuable objects and goods as they move. Together with the Safespace+ sensors, ALSO provides access to a so-called Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) based on the LTE-M protocol and some useful applications that offer geofencing and access to historical location data.

  • Partner+: ALSO has a clear commitment to its partners in the build out of its IoT strategy and at this stage wants to share the accumulated IoT expertise with resellers and partners. The Partner+ training programme will enable existing and new ALSO partners to access this knowledge in 12 45 minute sessions.

The ALSO IoT platform is offered as a Platform-as-a-Service and can be white labelled to interested channel partners who wish to be amongst the early adopters of the IoT business. ALSO guides customers through every stage of the IoT innovation process with tools for ideation and rapid prototyping.

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