Case Studies | May 2016
Bitchain services allow people to buy and sell Bitcoin digital currency using the cash machines it manufactures and manages.
Bitcoin cash machines require a permanent Internet connection. Bitchain therefore needed a solution that would ensure full and reliable connectivity, 24 hours a day, wherever the machines are installed.
Vodafone’s MachineLink 3G Plus router is installed in Bitchain cash machines to provide a secure and reliable connection. The routers can be directly managed by its technical department. The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform provides a simple way for Bitchain to monitor, locate and manage its Vodafone SIM cards and hardware devices instantly and in real-time.
"When we decided on Vodafone as our IoT supplier, it was because of its ability to provide full connectivity, a fundamental part of the service we deliver. Bitcoin cash machines must have a permanent internet connection and many of the locations we choose do not have easy access to the network. It is vital that our cash machines do not suffer connectivity problems"
Head of Marketing and Communications, Bitchain
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year