Actility and MultiTech Announce Complete End-to-End Solution For Rapidly Expanding LoRa™ Ecosystem

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Actility and MultiTech Announce Complete End-to-End Solution For Rapidly Expanding LoRa™ Ecosystem

MultiTech’s MultiConnect® Conduit™ Now Fully Pre-Configured for Actility’s ThingPark Platform

Paris, France and Mounds View, MN – Feb. 25, 2016 –  Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and Multi-Tech System, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced that MultiTech’s leading LoRaWAN™  gateway, the MultiConnect® Conduit™, is now fully pre-configured for Actility’s ThingPark Platform.

MultiTech’s MultiConnect Conduit is a configurable and manageable communications gateway for industrial IoT applications. It can easily be adapted to any data management platform. The gateway is pre-configured at build time by MultiTech to work with Actility’s ThingPark Wireless platform out-of-the-box, bringing flexibility to set up custom LoRaWAN coverage on any location. The Gateway is available both on ETSI EU 868 MHz and US FCC 915 MHz spectrum.

By joining forces, Actility and MultiTech deliver an end-to-end solution to the fast growing LoRa ecosystem, opening a wide range of opportunities for innovative SmartCity and SmartBuilding applications. MultiTech macro-cell Conduit gateways are a small footprint IP67 certified enclosure simplifying roof top or cell mast installations often exposed to rain and extreme temperature. A compact and easy to install indoor version of the Conduit gateway is also available which can significantly extend network coverage in industrial facilities simply and easily without any disruption.

The new ThingPark Certified Conduit™ gateway will be commercially available as part of Actility’s end-to-end ThingPark Wireless network offering. Additionally, it will be available on the ThingPark Marketplace, Actility’s ecosystem solution hub enabling IoT devices, applications and network providers to simplify the creation, integration, distribution and activation of multiple IoT services to serve a large variety of market requirements.

“Establishing this partnership with MultiTech is of great interest for our customers as the MultiTech MultiConnect Conduit delivers best in class quality of service in a very compact format,” said Olivier Hersent, CEO & CTO at Actility. “It is an ideal solution for indoor, campus or enterprise deployments.”

“MultiTech trusts Actility to provide network operators everything they need to deploy nation-wide, public, LoRa networks,” said Daniel Quant, ‎Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Marketing at MultiTech. “We are committed to providing operators “carrier grade” products that are robust, high-quality and designed for long life in harsh environments.”

Mobile World Congress

Actility and MultiTech will showcase their newest collaboration and the benefits at Mobile World Congress (Feb. 22-25) in Barcelona within Actility’s booth (8.0E40).

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 that 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. http://www.thingpark.com/en

About MultiTech

MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. For more information, please visit www.multitech.com.

Contacts:

Anne van Gemert for Actility
anne.vangemert@actility.com
+33 6 47 37 30 21

Jennifer Costello for MultiTech

jennifer@mgresults.com

781-715-4870

Actility collaborates with Cisco to deliver IoT solutions using LoRa technology

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Actility collaborates with Cisco to deliver IoT solutions using LoRa technology

Actility’s ThingPark™ platform will be integrated in Cisco IoT solutions

BARCELONA, GSMA Mobile World Congress, 25 February 2016 – Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks announced that it is collaborating with Cisco to help customers embrace digital transformation and accelerate the development of new business models based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility will today join the Cisco Partner Ecosystem as a Cisco Solutions+ Partner for LPWA solutions for IoT. The collaboration will allow global service providers and other vertical industries to create added value far beyond simple connectivity, in both business markets such as smart cities, connected factories and industrial IoT, and high volume business to consumer applications.

The combined offering of Cisco IoT solutions and Actility’s ThingPark Wireless Platform also addresses the requirements of private managed LoRa (Low Power, Long Range) wide area networks and can be deployed in a customer’s premises or offered as a Software as a Service model (SaaS). The announcement also brings Cisco networking expertise and the latest LoRa gateway technology to the rapidly growing Actility ThingPark ecosystem, which simplifies the deployment of end-to-end IoT solutions for customers.

Actility’s ThingPark provides long-range network connectivity for low-power sensors used in multiple applications such as smart cities, facility management and asset tracking. The Cisco IoT gateways and Cisco Field Network Director tools provide the vital link between the LoRa radio connections to sensors and devices, and the global Internet or private customer network. Actility’s ThingPark OSS helps ensure that it is straightforward for customers to configure and deploy IoT networks and solutions by validating all the components of an end-to-end solution, from sensors and devices through network connectivity and applications. Now ThingPark customers have access to Cisco IoT solutions with world-leading networking technology that is ready to use and deploy in their Actility-powered service solutions.

“We’re very proud to be able to collaborate with a storied industry leader like Cisco to bring new value to the ThingPark ecosystem,” comments Actility CTO and CEO Olivier Hersent. “With the Cisco IoT gateway we are ready for multi-sector deployments and location services where sensors can be localized without a GPS! Now operators have no need to wait for LTE-based IoT solutions: they can address the massive opportunities in the rapidly growing IoT market today.”

This partnership will enable LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) networks to be expanded rapidly on a global scale, fueling the explosive growth of the next generation of IoT services. Cisco and Actility’s relationships with major tier one telecom operators will accelerate the go to market and widespread deployment of the joint solution.

Vikas Butaney, general manager, IoT Connectivity Business Unit at Cisco, said: ‘I welcome Actility to the Cisco partner community for our IoT solutions to help accelerate digital transformation across industries. Our collaboration with Actility will enable us to offer a complete LoRA LPWA-based solution to our customers and partners, and opens up IoT to an untapped market of billions of battery-powered devices. LoRa’s ability to communicate elegantly without draining excessive power makes it suitable for deploying connected devices in the field that can provide actionable business insights over an extended lifetime.’

Actility and Cisco are both members of the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organization which aims to drive the global success of the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN) by sharing knowledge and experience to help ensure interoperability between operators in one open global standard. Cisco’s collaboration with Actility and induction into the ThingPark ecosystem clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the LoRa Alliance in nurturing business relationships that will drive the rapid growth of the Internet of things globally.

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 that 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. http://www.thingpark.com/en

Press contacts :

Actility
Anne van Gemert
anne.vangemert@actility.com
+33 6 47 37 30 21

Cisco

Marc Musgrove

mmusgrov@cisco.com

+1 (408) 525-6320