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SIGFOX and Atari to launch IoT product line

William Payne
June 2, 2016
 
Legendary US video games developer Atari is partnering with French IoT network provider SIGFOX to launch a line of badged connected products later this year. Atari products are iconic and are likely to attract a wide audience of enthusiasts, collectors and games and computer fans to connected products.

The games developer said that it will offer “will cover a wide range of new Atari products, from the very simple to the highly sophisticated, providing customers with an easy way to know at any time where the devices are and what their status is”. The initial product line will include categories such as home, pets, lifestyle and safety.

By connecting to SIGFOX’s global network, Atari products “should benefit from a very long battery life and a simple solution that does not require local Internet connectivity and pairing. As soon as the battery is inserted in the object, it is immediately connected to the network”, the company said in a statement.

“Atari, which has disruption rooted in their DNA, was quick to envision the transformative role that the Internet of Things can play in interactive entertainment,” said SIGFOX CEO Ludovic Le Moan.

“By partnering together and using SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT connectivity, we are going to create amazing products with our brand,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “We look forward to our collaboration with SIGFOX and releasing new products to the mass market on a global scale.”