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Case Studies | November 2017

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Blackhawk takes remote tracking global

Business Need

New Zealand’s Blackhawk Tracking Systems has a 10-year history in the Internet of Things sector. The company’s solutions serve a surprising breadth of industries and company profiles. Sub-prime finance, farming, asset management, and construction are to name but a few. Current customers range from public sector and government entities to globally recognised brands. In order to serve these customers effectively Blackhawk needed a partner who could provide robust, reliable connectivity across its native New Zealand, as well as providing the scale and flexibility required to support the company’s international expansion.

Solution

The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform allows Blackhawk to deploy its solutions into any of its chosen growth markets. All connections can be controlled from a single platform, activated only when they go live. It gives Blackhawk the control, connectivity and price consistency it needs as it grows in new markets. For Blackhawk customers, the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform underpins the reliable, robust coverage necessary to ensure there are no gaps in connectivity.

Business Benefits

  • Ensures global connectivity managed from one platform, simplifying planned expansion into major global markets
  • Delivers a scalable solution with consistent pricing
  • Strengthens relationship with a global technology leader in the IoT space
 "Like Blackhawk, Vodafone is on the leading edge of IoT technology. We want to be the first to bring new technology to the market, we want to help shape the market. Working with Vodafone is a natural fit." Keith Oliver,

Executive Chairman, Blackhawk Tracking Systems

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