Published: March 31st, 2016

Rogers Communications has announced Thursday it will be offering IoT as a service, claiming it is the first Canadian telecom to do so.

To do so, it has partnered with blueRover, a Kitchener, ON-based IoT solution provider, and has chosen to target the agriculture, restaurant and oil & gas industries to start with.

IoT services provided include Farm & Food Monitoring and Level Monitoring, as well as Cold Chain Management and Food Safety Monitoring for restaurants and food kitchens, although the company has promised that additional offerings will be made available down the line.

Farm & Food Monitoring uses sensors to track machines that are used in farming and food services industries such as refrigerators, freezers, deep fryers and ovens. These solutions help business customers comply with food safety regulations and to reduce waste. Meanwhile, Level Monitoring will help measure and monitor levels of liquids, including grain, oil, water and waste matter to reduce labour required in manually refill or empty tanks, bins, and containers prior to capacity. The goal here is to reduce the use of emergency deliveries and services.

These solutions, including devices, applications and connectivity will be managed by Rogers’ IoT support team.

The telecom previously announced services in managed security.