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Press Release 2018

On the Start of the Child Monitoring Service “Dokonyan GPS BoT” that Uses AI/IoT

May 14, 2018

Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Bsize Inc.
NTT Communications Corporation

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (headquarters: Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, President & Director: Satoru Katsuno; hereinafter, “Chubu Electric Power”) and Bsize Inc. (headquarters: Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi; President & Representative Director: Keita Yagi; hereinafter, “Bsize”), and NTT Communications Corporation (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Tetsuya Shoji; hereinafter “NTT Communications”) will start providing the child monitoring service “Dokonyan GPS BoT”, which uses AI and IoT, today.

“Dokonyan GPS BoT” is a service that provides to the parent’s smartphone accurate and real-time information on the current location and location history of a child holding a dedicated IoT device. The AI technology allows the system to automatically learn the places the child frequents such as their school or a private-tutoring school and can alert the parent on when their child is leaving or going to school, or when they are coming home through push notifications.

This service is on a limited time discount which ends on August 31, 2018, at the Chubu Electric website for individuals and households.

Chubu Electric Power has been providing information for a safe and secure environment through “Kizuna Net” (Note), a service that provides the school’s emergency contact network and disaster and crime prevention information. We believe we can contribute further to improve our customer’s sense of security by providing the “Dokonyan GPS BoT” service along with “Kizuna Net”.

Using the most up-to-date technology such as AI and IoT, Chubu Electric Power, Bsize, and NTT Communications will continue to strengthen ties and relationships between the local communities and together create and provide new value.

【Roles of each company】



Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Sales/operation of the service

Bsize Inc.

Design, manufacturing of the IoT device, development of the location information AI service

NTT Communications Corporation

Provides the data communication line (Arcstar Universal One mobile global M2M)

【Details of Dokonyan GPS BoT】

Price of the device

4,800 yen (tax excluded)
Provided at a special discounted price of 3,980 yen (tax excluded) until August 31, 2018
An additional 350 yen (tax included) will be charged as a shipping fee

Monthly service fee

480 yen (excluding tax)
Fixed price regardless of the communication volume

Contract fees


Withdrawal penalty


Service start date/start date for the receiving of applications

May 14, 2018

Range of use

Nationwide (FOMA area, FOMA + area)

(Note) A service in which Chubu Electric Power sends out the school’s emergency contact network, information on tsunami, earthquakes, outages, and suspicious persons for the five prefectures in the Chubu area. It has attracted one million subscribers (as of the end of April 2018).