As government agencies and businesses get back to work, technology companies Cradlepoint and Rigado join forces to provide a flexible IoT-based safe workplace solution.
Rigado, an IoT solutions provider, has joined Cradlepoint’s Technology Alliance Partner programme to introduce a flexible IoT solution to help US organisations get back to the workplace safely under Covid-19 restrictions. Cradlepoint is a provider of cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions.
Rigado’s Safe Workplace IoT solution, hosted on Microsoft Azure IoT Central, will be the first to use Cradlepoint’s new NetCloud Edge Container Orchestrator (NCCO) for deploying and managing application containers on its wireless routers.
As businesses, government agencies and commercial property owners begin to welcome employees back to the workplace, they need to adhere to local and national Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) safety guidelines. These guidelines can include checks for shared spaces and desk occupancy and social distancing, and cleaning status.
The Safe Workplace solution is based on Rigado’s Edge Connect platform and uses an open IoT architecture with plug-and-play cameras, sensors and devices to provide critical workplace safety functions required under Covid-19 protocols and best practices.
The integrated IoT solution provides occupancy monitoring, cleaning management and safety signage for common areas, restrooms and desks.
“Because of the breadth of plug-and-play IoT devices available, customers can start using our Safe Workplace immediately and expand it over time without worrying about interoperability issues”
Safe Workplace leverages Cradlepoint wireless routers for secure and reliable connections between Rigado IoT gateways and applications hosted in Microsoft Azure IoT Central. By contrast, closed IoT architectures require third-party sensors and devices to integrate with proprietary APIs. This proprietary approach restricts the diversity of IoT devices available and increases the time it takes to bring new innovative solutions to market.
“Rigado’s open IoT framework enables us to combine best-in-class sensors, cameras and devices with Cradlepoint wireless routers to quickly deliver a flexible and extensible solution to the market,” said Kevin Tate, chief marketing officer at Rigado.
“Because of the breadth of plug-and-play IoT devices available, customers can start using our Safe Workplace immediately and expand it over time without worrying about interoperability issues.”
The Technology Alliance Programme (TAP) aims to bring together curated ecosystem partnerships and technologies to deliver a portfolio of Connected by Cradlepoint solutions for wireless branch, mobile and IoT networking. TAP solutions currently in process target public safety, fleet management, enterprise IoT and private LTE.
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