Actility provides exclusive LoRaWAN network to cover the entire city of Barcelona during MWC

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Actility provides exclusive LoRaWAN network to cover the entire city of Barcelona during MWC

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is providing a dedicated LoRaWAN network in the city of Barcelona during Mobile World Congress to be held from 22-25 February. The network will be running on the LoRa technology, designed for Long Range communication with low power consumption.

Paris, 19 February 2016 – Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is providing a dedicated LoRaWAN network in the city of Barcelona during Mobile World Congress to be held from 22-25 February. The network will be running on the LoRa technology, designed for Long Range communication with low power consumption.

Actility has enabled the deployment of a public network in order to demonstrate the benefits of LoRa and the many possibilities of the booming Internet of Things market.  The demo, a joint initiative from the members of the LoRa Alliance, the largest, standards-based association to enable the Internet of Things, will illustrate various use cases using LoRa technologies.

To make this happen, Actility is cooperating with companies Abeeway and Kerlink to enable traffic tracking in the city of Barcelona. Ten Kerlink base stations have been deployed to cover the whole city. More than twenty transport vehicles and taxis will be equipped with Abeeway LoRa trackers to be able to locate them in real time. Actility’s carrier-grade network solution allows to enable, manage, operate and monitor the LoRa network. All LoRa communication between LoRa sensors and the deployed base stations will transit through Actility’s core network servers and the data will be available on the demo applications and screens.Actility, Abeeway and Kerlink have been successfully collaborating on LoRa projects during the past months and realize worldwide proofs of concept and deployments together to enable the Internet of Things.

The network will be available during the event and for six months after and can be used by other parties for purposes of testing. Numerous other demonstrations from LoRa Alliance members will be available during the MWC.

The demo will be visible live at the Actility booth 8.0E40 and the LoRa Alliance booth 8.0E10 at MWC

LoRaWAN: the protocol for Low Power Wide Area networks

The LoRa Technology used by Actility enables public or multi-tenant networks to connect multiple applications into the same network infrastructure. This means that only a few base stations are needed to cover an entire city or country, making the Internet of Things possible at minimal infrastructure investment.

About Actility

Actility is an industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) IoT infrastructure and Smart Grid applications. Actility ThingPark™ is a complete IoT solution, combining LPWA networking, an IoT data management platform, and an extensive ecosystem of fully interoperable devices and applications. ThingPark is a carrier-grade IoT platform which enables service providers to accelerate their IoT strategy and go-to-market. ThingPark Wireless delivers long-range networks for low-power sensors and devices used in multiple industries, smart-cities, agriculture, and connected living. ThingPark Cloud provides IoT protocol and data management services that enable web applications to connect seamlessly with data from a vast range of different sensors. ThingPark Store & Marketplace is at the heart of an ecosystem of certified IoT devices and application partners, and fully automates the creation and activation of end-to-end IoT offers across multiple sales channels. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.

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Inmarsat and Actility partner to deliver single, global platform for Internet of Things (IoT)

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Inmarsat and Actility partner to deliver single, global platform for Internet of Things (IoT)

Actility and Inmarsat will provide a single, global solution to meet evolving IoT requirements

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announces its partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, to enable an end-to-end IoT solution to connect assets over public and private networks, anywhere in the world.

This partnership combines Inmarsat’s global connectivity with Actility’s ThingPark™ IoT management platform to deliver an integrated solution for IoT, linking  connectivity, services and IoT devices from a single application and service management point, to connect objects deployed anywhere on the planet, even in the most remote and hostile locations.

“Inmarsat already has a long and successful history in providing remote connectivity,” said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. “This partnership enables additional flexibility for IoT networks – meaning systems integrators and customers using Inmarsat’s connectivity and Actility’s solution – to connect all of their assets on one platform, without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements. It also puts Inmarsat in closer proximity to the wider IoT market.”

Inmarsat recently announced its membership in the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organisation that promotes the connectivity standard LoRaWAN for Low Power Wide Area networks (LPWAN). This partnership means that assets that use the LoRa standard can now be connected over Inmarsat’s global networks for seamless integration and interoperability, even in areas where cellular or terrestrial coverage is unavailable or unreliable.

This new partnership brings with it new capabilities and a global reach to IoT network solutions, leveraging the explosive growth in highly capable and affordable IoT sensors and applications.

“Actility is thrilled to be collaborating with Inmarsat to provide global customers with an end to end solution and a single service management point to connect their assets and fulfill their IoT business needs anywhere in the world with our ThingPark™ LoRaWAN platform,” said Olivier Hersent, CEO & CTO at Actility.

Join us at Mobile World Congress 2016, Booth 8.0E40 and view our smart building demo at Inmarsat Developer Conference in London on February 29-March 1st.

Actility ThingPark simplifies IoT deployment with new partners

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Actility ThingPark simplifies IoT deployment with new partners

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is pleased to announce the first partners to have completed full interoperability testing within its ThingPark ecosystem, which will simplify the deployment of commercial IoT solutions and speed market entry for customers. They are: ADEUNIS RF, which specializes in connected objects and dedicated wireless M2M solutions; ATIM, a pioneer in radio electronics for connected systems; Finsecur, a leader in high-technology fire safety solutions; Microchip, provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors and nke Watteco, the European leader in smart sensor solutions.

“Actility is investing heavily in interoperability and partnership development, accelerating go to market for LoRa™ IoT solutions by encouraging open innovation,” says Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO and CTO. “With ThingPark, we are aiming to automate whatever it takes to enable partners to deliver ready-to-use commercial products, from connectivity to provisioning, distribution and monetisation of IoT solutions. We’re very happy to have reached this key milestone with these partners clearly demonstrating that ThingPark is fully open for business. They are the first of many!”

Actility, a founding member of the LoRa ™ Alliance, has created the ThingPark™ platform to help customers navigate the potential complexity of creating and launching IoT services. ThingPark™ combines complete LoRaWAN™ network connectivity with an IoT data platform, and an open ecosystem hub, enabling customers to explore and connect with devices, networks and application partners ready to deploy solutions on an Actility powered network.

Illustrating the diversity of the certified ThingPark eco-system partners, ADEUNIS RF has launched two transmitters which can transform any sensor into a LoRa device and any meter into a LoRa smart meter, ATIM offers the ARM-NANO family of LoRa modules with a variety of interfaces, Finsecur has developed the world’s first LoRaWAN smoke alarm which integrates temperature and humidity sensors, Microchip has developed the world’s first LoRa™ Wireless Module (RN2483) that has passed LoRa Alliance certification and nke Watteco provides environmental sensors, general digital and analogue I/O sensors and smart plugs.

To find out more about ThingPark, join the ThingPark ecosystem, or discover ThingPark partners, meet Actility at Mobile World Congress 2016, Booth 8.0E40, or visit our web site, www.thingpark.com