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For the past year, the global supply chain has been characterised by disruptions. From pandemics to port congestion, supply chains have experienced and are still experiencing new challenges. Some believe a fundamental shift is occurring towards values such as visibility and resilience. Is this true, or are they just buzzwords? Four supply chain professionals, including head of Visilion Erik Lund, discuss visibility and share their experiences at the Makers and Movers 2021 event.
As a provider of remote monitoring services on wearable devices, you need to keep track of your whole fleet and ensure its firmware is always up to date. To make device management and software updates as easy and straightforward as possible, Sony’s mSafety platform provides firmware-over-the-air (FOTA). Find out more about the value of FOTA in mSafety here.
The Nimway app allows employees to book rooms, find colleagues, and check room availability on the go. But a digital tool like Nimway is only valuable if people actually use it. Apps that are overdesigned or overcomplicated generally suffer from low uptake – which means employees don’t benefit from the technology, and business owners lack a complete data set for space utilisation analysis. A recent article in the online publication InMagazine explores how Nimway’s design circumvents these issues with a UI that is both visually appealing and easy to grasp.
The corona pandemic pushed asset tracking and supply chain visibility higher up on the agenda in boardrooms worldwide. As head of Sony’s Tracking division, Erik Lund, explains, “Tracking used to be seen as a nice-to-have; now it’s seen as a need-to-have.” Read the article and watch the webinar to learn how data from Visilion empowers logistics managers with the information they need to handle daily disruptions… and to weather future storms.
Sony Network Communications Nordics has linked up with the lighting specialist Fagerhult to create a new service. It combines Sony’s Nimway solution for finding colleagues with Fagerhult’s intelligent plug-and-play lighting control system, Organic Response.
Clinical trials have long been plagued by low participation, poor compliance and high drop-out rates. Even when volunteers sign up, they don’t always manage to take the medication as prescribed, attend regular appointments or report accurately on their health status. Here, we highlight the main causes of non-compliance and describe how mSafety, Sony’s remote monitoring platform, helps you resolve them.
Visilion trackers are being applied on trucks used to distribute vaccine to trace their exact position in real-time. Knowing where the vaccine is, and exactly when it will be delivered is crucial for planning and rollout of the vaccine to as many people as possible – in the shortest time possible.
According to a recent article in the Real Estate Journal, transitioning to a post-lockdown workplace will require time and planning. The way forward, they suggest, is for companies to adopt COVID-19 health and safety regulations, supported by technologies such as Sony’s smart office-solution, Nimway.
Sony’s Criotive access management solution is designed for adaptation to different use cases, and the latest offer is an exciting new digital padlock that combines Nokē® hardware with Criotive software. ACSS Lås, a Stockholm-based company specialising in smart solutions for public environments, recently signed a reseller agreement with Sony to bring the new smart padlocks to the enterprise market.
Combining a purpose-built device with a solid back-end solution, the mSafety platform allows companies interested in remote monitoring to develop their own mobile health and safety IoT services. And that is exactly what the Irish enterprise software development company, 8 West Consulting, has done. In fact, they have created a whole suite of applications based on Sony’s customisable, connected 4G/5G wearable platform, to help keep people safe.
On December 3rd, 2020, mSafety’s Arnol Rios (Head of Sales & Business Development, Takeoff Point, a Sony company) gave a presentation for WT | Wearable Technologies Studio on the topic: ‘What makes Sony’s mSafety solution unique?’ We’ve summarised the main points from Arnol’s presentation here and included a link to the video for you to watch.
The ability to connect billions of ‘things’ to each other via the Internet offers rich opportunities for many industries. Healthcare is no exception, and the hospital world has been quick to understand and adopt IoT technology to help patients manage chronic conditions and support recovery after illness or surgery. But healthcare providers now face a hard task – that of managing the security and privacy of data passing to and from medical IoT devices. Criotive has the solution.
Sony’s mSafety solution enables clinical and pharmaceutical researchers to create customised applications for trial protocols and monitor participants remotely. This easy-to-use connected wearable and reliable back-end solution ensure seamless bi-directional data flows – making mSafety a powerful tool for monitoring compliance and verification of participants’ responses to treatment.
A recent report from WORKTECH Academy highlights how organisations are looking to digital solutions to make the return to the office safe and flexible. As the academy’s newest member, Sony has been planning for the future-of-work in its digital solutions for several years now. The pandemic has launched us into that future faster than expected, and the Nimway solution is ready to meet it.
Many manufacturing companies struggle with tracking of goods and assets during air shipments. When waiting for sensitive or time-critical deliveries, they and their customers may be left wondering: ‘Has the plane taken off, or landed yet?’, ‘Was the cargo handled properly during the flight?’, ‘Did temperatures stay within a safe envelope?’. In the case of critical spare parts, the answers to these questions can have a major impact on the receiver’s production line. Find out how Visilion for logistics’ new flight mode feature improves visibility of this elusive link in the transport chain.