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Actility launches ThingPark Community to provide guidance on LoRaWAN and free access to its platform

Press Release, December 2020  

Actility announces the launch of ThingPark Community, a portal providing its  members with free-of charge access to the best LPWAN network management platform in the world – Actility’s ThingPark – for their non-profit use, also providing guidance on how to set up your first IoT LoRaWAN use case to show this powerful technology in action. 

From 0 to PoC in no time  

Actility, as a leader in the global LPWAN space, is not only allowing easy private and public LoRaWAN deployments for service providers and enterprises with an unprecedented level of reliability and security, but is now allowing any developer, people and company to build a global, long range and low power data network in an easy, cost effective way. 

Whoever you are – a hardware/app/solution developer, a system integrator, a vendor, a distributor, a consultant, or an academic – ThingPark Community is here to introduce you to LoRaWAN® and provide you with valuable online resources. With a free access to ThingPark’s services, you will learn and experience LoRaWAN® from basic to advanced levels and develop your complete solution in no time! 

Actility provides you with an integrated suite of products and services to start working on the Internet of Things and building end-to-end solutions for yourself or for your customers, by integrating our LoRaWAN Network Server, hardware & support, and a whole set of open tools to build your next IoT application at low cost, making it ready to scale. 

Actility provides the connectivity layer, powered by its Enterprise-grade LoRaWAN network server: ThingPark Enterprise. ThingPark Enterprise is the leading LoRaWAN private networking solution, managing over 35,000 commercial gateways worldwide. It streamlines your digital transformation, eliminating wiring for most sensors, enabling indoor/outdoor tracking and many other use cases. 

ThingPark Enterprise allows to deploy a dedicated and fully controlled LoRaWAN network, connecting your ThingPark-ready gateways, for a fast use case enablement. All components of the network, including sensors, gateways and data routing are managed from a unique and easy-to-use user interface. The ThingPark Enterprise allows full flexibility for the choice of gateways or devices. It is also a flexible, scalable and secure allowing to start with a Proof-of-concept and scale to full deployments. 

Free connectivity and crowd-sourced networking 

As a member of ThingPark Community, you get free-of charge access to ThingPark Enterprise and other Actility’s ThingPark products for non-commercial use. The ThingPark Enterprise instance dedicated for the community portal is called ThingPark Community Platform (TPCP in short). TPCP allows developers to experience the ThingPark platform that is already used by many networks around the world, from large nationwide public networks to small private ones. 

Connecting three gateways and up-to 50 devices to ThingPark Community is provided free of charge to anyoneThe set-up comes with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, explaining you how to add devices, gatewaysand create applications. The portal even has a forum to help with questions about devices, gateways, TPE, applications. 

Radio coverage provided by a member of the ThingPark Community is also shared with the other members. Community TPE licenses form a global collaborative network, any device connected to any Community network may roam to any other Community network, If your device is under the coverage of any member of the TP Community, it can already reach the network server and your application even if you don’t have your own gateway anywhere near that device. 

ThingPark Community portal is providing free connectivity for the IoT Starter Kits. Recently, Actility and Semtech have jointly launched a new evaluation kit for LR1110 chipset, available on ThingPark market. ThingPark Community provides free connectivity for it and other kits. It also puts in light the role of ThingPark Exchange, which is interconnecting our enterprise networks and our Community platform with Semtech Join Server. 

Building IoT Solutions made easy with ThingPark Community  

Actility continues its effort to accelerate adoption of the industrial IoT by providing customers with turnkey vertical solutions they can quickly deploy on their sites to address concrete business problems. 

Building end-to-end solutions requires combining different products, services and expertise; therefore, offering our solution partners with a smooth onboarding process becomes strategic. With ThingPark Community,  Actility significantly improve solution partners onboarding, providing them with the required tools and resources to complete the integration of their product and services with ThingPark.  

Bringing such end-to-end IoT solutions to the market is critical for the common success of Actility and its partners: that is why Actility launched the Actility Solutions Ignite Program, addressing our huge and growing partner ecosystem. This program aims at identifying, qualifying and selling relevant IoT solutions on major IoT verticals in order to accelerate industrial IoT adoption.  

Get onboard as a solution partner and join our community of devices manufacturers and applications providers which are already ThingPark Connected. ThingPark platform provides drivers capable of decoding uplinks for many popular device brands and comes with pre-integrated connectors for popular IoT cloud platforms, such as AWS IoT, Microsoft Azure IoT and IoT Central, IBM Watson, ThingWorx. 

About Actility   

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate, and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable , and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low-power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices, and applications to simplify and accelerate the deployment of use cases.  

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