South Africa’s best IoT firms announced
By MTHULISI SIBANDA Johannesburg
IoT.nxt has emerged the biggest winner at the Internet of Things (IoT) Awards held in Johannesburg.
A technology company that has developed a world leading framework that makes the efficiencies, cost savings and increased revenue from IoT a reality for businesses, IoT.nxt clinched the Best Commercial Solution and was Overall Winner.
The award of the Most Disruptive Category went to Hear Scope while Proximity ID took home the Wildcard category with their cardless instant identification and access control system.
The Most Innovative Hardware award went to Digital Matter, which supplies an innovative range of GPS tracking and telematics devices and a user-friendly web-based software platform to the fleet, logistics and communications industries.
Indoor farming system MCX AgriTech came out tops in the Best Enterprise Development category.
All finalists had the opportunity to be trained on MTN’s revolutionary new machine-to-machine platform, and were given access to free software and hardware during the conception phase of the competition. As the overall winners, IOT.nxt received a trip for two to IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona to the value of R200 000.
Over 400 delegates, industry stakeholders and media attended the exclusive event celebrating the best of South Africa’s market-ready IoT solutions, applications and developers.
The inaugural IoT Awards in 2015 set the benchmark for IoT creation and innovation in South Africa, said MTN Business Group Executive, Oliver Fortuin.
“This year has been even better, with a proliferation of exciting solutions that have the potential to drastically transform the IoT space in the future.”
(CAJ News) http://cajnewsafrica.com/
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