The device, which was tried at Fishers IoT Lab, will be added to smart mailboxes to improve service and make Wi-Fi in the neighborhood stronger and more reliable.
PRNewswire, 31 July 2023, INDIANAPOLIS — Arrive said today that it has successfully connected its smart mailboxes to Amazon Sidewalk. Amazon Sidewalk is a safe, free-to-connect community network that is meant to connect billions of devices reliably. The company that makes smart mailboxes plans to add the new technology to its products, which are now being made in large quantities and will be sold in the third quarter of 2023.
Amazon Sidewalk is available to more than 90% of the U.S. population and is used by devices like Amazon Echo, Ring security cameras, outdoor lighting, motion sensors, Tile Bluetooth trackers, Level smart locks, and CareBand, which makes wearable devices to help keep dementia patients safe. OnAsset Intelligence, a top provider of supply chain visibility and asset tracking solutions, DeNova Detect, a natural gas leak alert system, MerryIoT, which finds water leaks, and PetSafe are among the other companies that use Amazon Sidewalk.
Amazon Sidewalk uses a low-bandwidth, low-power network to power devices that are linked to it. This network works even when the power goes out. In March, Amazon gave third-party coders access to the network so that the network could be used by more people.
“It’s another step forward in how the Internet of Things is changing. Arrive is a great way to increase the benefits of Amazon Sidewalk,” said Dan O’Toole, CEO of Arrive. “Mailboxes are everywhere, and our smart mailbox has so many more benefits than the standard box-on-a-pole unit. Adding this feature is a great value that will make a big difference for people, whether it’s for warning about human safety, mechanical problems, or just peace of mind.
O’Toole said that Arrive’s use of the device is broader and meant to be useful in more ways. Arrive smart lockers are more than just a place to put mail or packages.
“Because there are so many ways to use and connect Arrive mailboxes, they are a powerful and soon-to-be-everywhere low-power boost for all things IoT,” O’Toole said.
“As more people and businesses use smart devices, it will become more important to have a reliable, uninterrupted signal to make sure the devices can talk to each other and their owners when there are problems with the Internet service provider,” O’Toole said. “That’s why we say that our smart mailbox isn’t just another mailbox. Our Mailbox as a Service (MaaS) gives you every delivery choice you can think of. It makes sure packages are safe, has an emergency alert system, and has a lot of other uses, like letting you track packages and pets with a camera and connecting different smart devices.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Arrive (formerly known as Dronedek) is a cutting-edge technology company that is revolutionizing the way goods and supplies are delivered and picked up in the last-mile. Founded by serial entrepreneur Dan O’Toole, Arrive focuses on the evolving needs of autonomous drone and robotic delivery by enabling secure and seamless movement of items between people, robots, and drones.
Arrive offers a smart Mailbox-as-a-Service platform and infrastructure solutions that empower Autonomous Delivery Networks (ADNs) to operate more efficiently. These solutions include secure and climate-assisted cargo space, smart alerts, and a chain of custody feature. The company provides accessible capabilities through apps, APIs, and processes, allowing partners and customers to optimize the potential of conventional carriers, couriers, and ADNs.
With a strong financial backing of over $9 million raised from nearly 5,000 investors and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, Arrive is at the forefront of innovative delivery solutions. To learn more about Arrive’s groundbreaking solutions, visit their website at https://arrive.tech.