Actility introduces integrated LoRaWAN™ solution for Cisco IoT networks

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Actility introduces integrated LoRaWAN™ solution for Cisco IoT networks

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) is working with Cisco to integrate Actility’s Long Range base station (LRR) software in Cisco’s LoRaWAN™ Interface Module for LPWA IoT networks. The initiative is targeting both operators and enterprise customers, allowing them to create value added end to end solutions for IoT markets such as smart cities, connected assets, logistics management and industrial IoT. The combined offering addresses the requirements of private and public LoRa networks, and can deployed in a customer’s premises or offered as a hosted service. Actility’s ThingPark solution in combination with Cisco’s state of the art hardware will together simplify and accelerate the deployment of best-in-class LPWA solutions.

“We’re really excited to be able to work alongside Cisco and combine our best in class LoRa network software with their best in class hardware solution and integration capability,” comments Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “Together, we’ll be able to deliver some of the best carrier and enterprise LPWA solutions on the market across a wide range of industries, fueling the explosive growth of IoT globally.”

 

Actility’s ThingPark Wireless platform provides long-range network connectivity for low-power sensors used in multiple applications such as smart cities, facility management and asset tracking. The Cisco gateway is the vital link between the LoRa radio links to sensors and devices, and the global internet or private customer network. Actility ThingPark ensures 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 Cisco’s gateways will offer ThingPark customers world-leading networking technology ready to use and deploy in their Actility-powered service solutions.

The initiative will enable LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) networks to be expanded on a global scale, fuelling the rapid growth of the next generation of IoT services for both carriers and the enterprise. Actility and Cisco are both members of the LoRa Alliance.

KPN launches world’s first nationwide LoRa Internet of Things (IoT) Network, powered by Actility’s ThingPark

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KPN launches world’s first nationwide LoRa Internet of Things Network, powered by Actility’s ThingPark

Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, is proud to celebrate the successful deployment of the world’s first nationwide LoRa network for the Internet of Things with Dutch telecom operator KPN . After an intense period of 8 months’ work, several hundred LoRa antennas have been installed all over the Netherlands. KPN’s LoRa project initially went live in in the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague. Thanks to strong positive feedback and consumer interest in the early deployments, the network roll-out was accelerated at the beginning of this year, and has just been completed. The KPN network will support uses as varied as street lighting, street signage, waste management and animal tracking.

Actility and KPN have been pioneering the world-leading development of the European Internet of Things together since 2014. Combining Actility’s innovative ThingPark solution for the Internet of Things with KPN’s leading mobile network gives the country a world #1 “best-in-class” solution. It will address the needs of a wide variety of markets with very different requirements, but sharing the common need to connect sensors cost-effectively, over long distances and in both built-up areas and wide open countryside. KPN will leverage the ThingPark Wireless solution to connect a wide range of objects in markets as diverse as agriculture, smart building, transport infrastructure and healthcare applications.

One of the most attractive applications of KPN’s LoRa network is Smart Public Space Management. Citizens across the Netherlands will see a variety of benefits including improved street signage, better waste management in public spaces and smart street lighting.

“We congratulate KPN on being first in the world, thanks to their extremely efficient and successful roll-out across the Netherlands. KPN is a true pioneer and has made good on its ambition to turn the whole country into a smart nation, connecting cities and rural areas, and making life a little smarter for all its inhabitants”, says Actility’s CEO Mike Mulica.

“KPN is pleased with the fruitful collaboration with Actility, which allowed the successful nationwide roll-out in less than a year”, says Jacob Groote, Executive Vice President Service Platforms at KPN.