- Virocom’s smart lockers allow reliable, quick, and secure contactless order pickup, helping retailers expand service options.
- Virocom is utilizing Sierra Wireless ready-to-connect AirLink LX60 routers and Smart Connectivity Services.
- The Sierra Wireless links Virocom smart lockers to Wi-Fi networks with critical failover to LTE.
- Smart lockers by Virocom have high demand across Europe.
- The Sierra Wireless global network operation center is active 24/7 for 365 days.
AirLink – networking solution
Virocom has chosen the prominent IoT (internet-of-things) solutions provider Sierra Wireless AirLink end-to-end networking solution to enable smart locker applications. Sierra Wireless sources disclosed the bulletin.
Virocom utilizes Sierra Wireless ready-to-connect AirLink LX60 routers and Smart Connectivity Services combined with its Ascension Cloud portal to offer connected, intelligent cabinets and returns kiosks with approximately 100% uptime. Smart lockers play an important role by allowing retailers to offer contactless, 24/7 service options for consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IoT solutions provider links Virocom smart lockers to Wi-Fi networks with critical failover to LTE, ensuring consumers could securely scan their code and smartly pickup orders without interruption. Smart lockers by Virocom have high demand across Europe in the form of contactless retail and forward asset management applications, comprising:
- IT support
- Online order (pick up or return of goods such as tools, cosmetics, and medications)
- Socially distanced restaurant takeaway
What do experts think?
Daniel Scott, Director, Virocom Ltd., commented: “Selecting Sierra Wireless’ end-to-end solution gave us a device partner and mobile network operator in one. The AirLink LX60 router offers critical failover to LTE to ensure uptime and an integrated global SIM that allows our customers to deploy anywhere quickly they need to. Sierra Wireless expert team helped us get to market quickly with a completely reliable, supported solution for our customers, such as Zebra Technologies, Ricoh UK/Europe, and Apex Supply Chain Technologies.”
Marc Overton, Chief Solutions Officer and SVP, EMEA, and APAC Go to Market, Sierra Wireless Solutions and Services, commented: “Connecting devices at the edge is allowing companies to innovate new contactless services to help consumers safely get what they need during the pandemic and beyond. Sierra Wireless’ solution provides secure, reliable device-to-cloud connectivity for any equipment that needs to be tracked and accessible at all times.”
Smart Connectivity Services
AirLink LX60 is easy to manage and install and could reliably and securely connect “out-of-the-box.” Using Smart Connectivity Services, it is possible to manage and monitor all SIM subscriptions and devices. Also, it simplifies global deployment. Smart Connectivity offers excellent network coverage and eradicates local coverage gaps using multi-network connectivity worldwide.
Offers lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)
The Sierra Wireless global network operation center is active 24/7 for 365 days to prevent service disruptions from keeping machines and assets connected. Sierra Wireless AirLink’s end-to-end solution offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) and system integrators.
By lowering IoT management costs and removing SIM logistics and truck rolls to resolve connectivity issues, consumers can reduce TCO by about 40% compared to other available solutions in the market.