pureIntegration and Actility develop LoRaWAN RDK-B for the cable industry to expand IoT networks

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pureIntegration and Actility develop LoRaWAN RDK-B for the cable industry to expand IoT networks

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pureIntegration, the solution integration experts and Actility, the industry leader in IoT network enablers, today announced that on the behalf of cable industry clients they have achieved commercial integration of a LoRaWAN™-based solution on the RDK-B software reference platform. The solution will be demonstrated this week at the Mobile World Congress Americas conference in the Actility booth N.701.

RDK-B is the cable industry’s Reference Design Kit, a software platform specifically for broadband services. The platform is used by several operators and is a core element for delivering services.  As operators move to offer IoT and Smart City services, they are in need of enablers to integrate LPWAN solutions .

“We are excited to work with Actility and our cable clients to deliver innovative, new solutions,” says Chris Kocks, Director of pureIntegration’s IoT Practice.  “Our joint efforts will accelerate hight-density network deployments by the operators, enabling them to sieze a market leadership role in IoT services.  The LoRaWAN specification is one of several wireless technologies we are working with to deliver IoT and Smart City solutions,” says Kocks.  He adds, “Regional and global IoT solutions require hybrid wireless network options in many cases.  The future will involve integrating low-power solutions on the same platform with low-latency high-data applications.  It might also include coordination with 5G cellular or satellite networks depending upon the use case or best path for communication in a specific region of the world.”

Actility CEO Mike Mulica comments “Collaborations like this clearly demonstrate how industrial IoT has now moved into a stage of widespread deployment to solve real problems and deliver concrete benefits. This high-density network solution will be a game changer for operators and connected communities, thanks to its dramatic reduction in the TCO of an IoT solution. We’re very excited to be working with pureIntegration to accelerate the deployment of seamless IoT networks that will let our customers focus on delivering business impact with solutions for end users.”

Actility selects Stripe as payments partner to power up US and global expansion for ThingPark Market

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Actility selects Stripe as payments partner to power up US and global expansion for ThingPark Market

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Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, 12 September 2017: Actility, the industry leader in IoT network enablers, today announces that the company has selected Stripe, a San Francisco based technology company focusing on online payments and commerce infrastructure, to accelerate the global roll-out of ThingPark Market. ThingPark Market is already the market-leading e-commerce platform for LoRaWAN IoT, offering for sale over 175 products from more than 75 companies around the world. Using Stripe Connect, the most powerful marketplace solution for fast-moving businesses, ThingPark Market will enable payments from buyers to sellers in their local currencies in almost 30 countries, and accelerate further the global expansion of the platform.

“Thanks to Stripe’s international digital payment capability, we expect to see the number of IoT solutions available through ThingPark Market increase by a factor of three by the end of 2017, and that growth rate to be sustained into 2018,” explains Christophe Francois, Actility Senior Vice President for Marketing & Digital. “The United States has also been one of our top targets to develop ThingPark Market, and we built the platform from the beginning with US Government commerce requirements in mind. We already have sellers who want to be part of the coming industrial IoT explosion in the US, so with Stripe we have now made ThingPark Market a seamless one-stop solution. Stripe offers an innovative digital solution which is a perfect match to our objectives for ThingPark Market of increasing efficiency, saving time and enabling global expansion in partnership with a single global payment provider.”

“In a world where commerce is increasingly borderless and consumers expect speed and convenience, online platforms need to design best-in class experiences, regardless of the complexities of payments flows. We’re excited to work closely with Actility to help thousands of businesses and customers around the world to trade with one another on the ThingPark Market platform”, said Guillaume Princen, Head of Southern Europe at Stripe.

Because of the importance of the US opportunity, ThingPark Market will offer US buyers an optimized local selection of products, based on feedback from US customers and Actility’s expert analysis of the use cases and requirements that offer the most compelling business cases in the US. Initially offering devices operating in US LoRaWAN frequency bands, ThingPark Market will begin to offer localized applications and LPWA connectivity solutions in early 2018.

“There’s more to our ThingPark Market offer than just selling products and services,” explains Actility ThingPark Market Director Kamel Tansaout. “For us, customer service is at the heart of our marketplace organization, and we have also made sure that the product information on ThingPark Market is accurate, up to date and comprehensive – second to none”

ThingPark Market meets a clear business need in the global IoT ecosystem. Sellers of devices, applications and connectivity will be able to extend their market reach, shorten their sales cycle, promote their products and services, and have easy access to new sales channels. For IoT solution buyers, the advantages include simplifying their procurement process through the e-commerce engine, and easy discovery of trusted products and applications tested with the ThingPark platform. The available products can be deployed world-wide, covering multiple LoRaWAN use cases and regional variants: EU 868, US915, AU920, EU433, CN470, AS923, R920

“Leveraging Stripe Connect, ThingPark Market will be a launchpad for the growth of industrial IoT powered by ThingPark in the US, and it will dramatically accelerate the growth of e-commerce as an engine for the growth of IoT, And Actility, around the world.” concludes Christophe Francois.