Wiliot Makes COP27 Debut – Logistics Business® Magazine

Wiliot, the pioneer of the Internet of Things whose IoT platform enables trillions of “things” to be mined, has been selected to attend COP27 from November 6th to 18th in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. At the event, Wiliot will showcase its breakthrough ambient computing technology – the Wiliot IoT pixel and cloud platform – and educate global leaders on how they are enabling an ambient IoT poised to create more sustainable, cost-effective supply chains .

Wiliot’s vision for the future of Ambient IoT brings intelligence and internet connectivity to every single “thing” in the global supply chain, enabling products to transmit item-level information about their location, temperature, carbon footprint and more. With this information, companies are armed – for the first time – with the real-time data they need to make more sustainable decisions that reduce their carbon footprint.

In addition, providing this real-time carbon data provides an effective alternative to today’s annual reporting cadence, which is proving insufficient for companies looking to make a significant impact on their carbon footprint.

Wiliot is attending COP27 as part of an Israeli delegation that includes nine other air conditioning innovators selected at PLANETech World, Israel’s first-ever clean tech conference, recently held in Tel Aviv.

“While much of the world is rightly focused on reducing fossil fuel emissions, switching to electric vehicles and carbon offsetting projects, we applaud the UN and COP27 for now also recognizing supply chain efficiency as a fundamental lever to promote climate change recognize global sustainability,” said Steve Statler, Wiliot SVP of Marketing & ESG. “Trillions of things flow through our supply chains every day — a number that will only increase as billions of new people with more disposable income and more spending power enter the middle class. The UN recognizes the urgent need to repair our supply chains and that real-time, item-level CO2 data is fundamental to regenerating the environment.”

Wiliot IoT pixels are postage stamp-sized computers that cost pennies and offer a fundamental breakthrough in ambient computing technology — or self-powered computing that collects radio waves that surround us everywhere. These battery-free IoT pixels can be attached to any product or packaging to connect them to the internet; not just expensive things like cars, appliances, and shipping containers, but also the things inside: fruits, vegetables, vaccine vials, clothes, boxes, and just about everything else.

The advantages of this technology are enormous. Produce stays fresher longer, reducing the amount of waste due to rot and spoilage. Delivery routes are more efficient, use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases; Moving inventory controls from daily to real-time, resulting in lower carbon footprint supply chains; and so much more.

“It will take trillions of connections to solve the climate crisis,” Statler continued. “Everything in our global supply chain — vegetables and vaccines, boxes and skates, airplane parts and toy airplanes — all connected to the internet and transmitting real-time, item-level data about their location, temperature, fill rate, carbon footprint, and more. It is this data that will enable companies to make better, more sustainable decisions – and ones that are having a significant impact on today’s climate crisis.”

Wiliot currently works with many of the world’s largest companies, helping them transition from supply chains that often involve flooding, overage and delays to demand chains that are fully responsive to real-time consumer demand. Additionally, the Wiliot platform arms employees across organizations with this real-time data, empowering them to take action every day that has been shown to have a profound impact on business sustainability and profitability.

In a recent project with a major retailer, the temperature of a pallet of berries soared when it was mistakenly left on the floor of a store, jeopardizing the fruit’s freshness. However, instead of spoiling, the rise in temperature was reported and an alert was sent to the store’s staff, who were dealing with the situation at the moment.

Statler concludes: “Ambient IoT is propelling the market from billions of expensive things to trillions of everyday things, completely transforming our global supply chains. We are honored to have been selected to attend COP27 to introduce the concept of Ambient IoT that will have a profound impact on our planet.”

Ambient IoT support is being added to the wireless standards enabling the world’s phones, smart speakers and access points. Industry analyst ABI Research predicted a total addressable market for Ambient IoT of over 10 trillion devices at the recent GSMA MWC event in a joint presentation with Wiliot and Deloitte.

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