Your dedicated IoT network just one click away: LoRaWAN® now available in AWS Marketplace with AWS IoT Core, from a market leader​

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Your dedicated IoT network just one click away:
LoRaWAN® now available in AWS Marketplace with AWS IoT Core, from a market leader

Press Release, Paris, June 2nd 2020 

Actilityworld leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the availability of its LoRaWAN® on-demand private network management solution for enterprise IoT networks – ThingPark Enterprise™ – iAWS Marketplace, providing a fast, easy and secure way for any enterprise to accelerate their Industry 4.0 digitization projects leveraging LPWA networks technology.

The journey to extracting insights from IoT devices made simple

Companies and organizations of all sizes can now quickly launch their LoRaWAN® projects from AWS Marketplace in a cost-effective way, taking advantage of Actility’s industrial-grade technology, tailored for enterprises. With ThingPark Enterprise, customers can easily deploy and manage seamless wireless IoT networks across multiple sites and countries, keep digital twins of their sensors with AWS IoT Core, and from there leverage additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT services to develop modern cloud IoT applications to drive meaningful business outcomes. 

Going wireless eliminates the costs and delays associated to wiring, one of the roadblocks for industrial digitization. The rich LoRaWAN® sensor ecosystem provides devices for a large variety of uses cases, all sharing the same horizontal network infrastructure. Even traditional wired protocols such as ModBus® can now go wireless. Sharing infrastructure costs across use cases further reduces the connectivity overheads and the improved Return-on-Investment (RoI) makes it possible to massively extend the scope of digitization. 

The solution is provided by Actility as a fully managed georedundant SaaS service with 365×24/7 monitoring, ensuring clear, all inclusive, cost structure and no management overheads, as pricing already includes High Availability and seamless platform upgrades.

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ThingPark multiplying benefits with AWS 

LoRaWAN® is one of the leading standards of the Industrial Internet of Things. Leveraging its long range, low power capabilities and vibrant ecosystem of sensors & applications, LoRaWAN® is the ideal networking technology for Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Utilities, Building management or Smart Agriculture. Unlike wired or meshed radio networks which are optimized for fixed assets, LoRaWAN® offers a pervasive, no dead-zone indoor and outdoor coverage that is a perfect fit for human safety and security, or asset management. 

IoT platforms are now ready for digital twin projects and process optimization but linking them to the physical world and acquiring data remains a bottleneck. AWS IoT services today already offer customers the ability to onboard, manage, analyze and act on data from IP connected devices including cellular, Ethernet, WiFi, etc. But with the advent of modern LPWAN technology such as LoRaWAN®, the concept of on-demand private wireless IoT networks emerged. It is now possible to easily add long range, low power IoT devices to any campus or city, and easily ingest, control, manage and act on data from these devices all within AWS IoT Core.  

Actility has collaborated with AWS to create a Cloud Formation Template (CFT) enabling one-click instantiation of AWS IoT Core configuration in a customer’s AWS account. Digital twins for the physical sensors, AWS IoT “Things” are automatically created as LoRaWAN® devices are added, making bidirectional communication with any application across AWS instant and seamless.  

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“Customers can now easily harness the power of LoRaWAN by setting up their own private network in a matter of hours, and combine AWS’s scalable, on-demand capabilities with on-demand, industrial-grade LPWAN networking and ready-to-go solutions.”
 

Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility

AWS Manufacturing and Industrial IoT Web Day

Please join us on June 24th at the AWS Manufacturing and Industrial IoT Day, an online virtual event hosted by AWS, to learn more about Actility LoRaWAN solutions integrated with AWS IoT.   Specifically, don’t miss the session “Using LoRaWAN for IIoT Applications” at 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM, explaining the supply chain optimization use case implemented at a Volvo factory presented by Olivier Hersent, CEO et Actility, Julien Bertolini, IoT Specialist at Volvo Group and Karthik Ranjan, Senior Partner Development Manager, OEM, at AWS.  
At this occasion, Actility will introduce first vertical use-case starter packs to the market. One of them is a solution for fused indoor & outdoor geolocation, a game changer for many of the challenges faced in most enterprises, from social distancing policies to visitor tracking, asset management or usage monitoring.
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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 deployment of use cases.  

Bizinest is now an Actility channel partner

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Bizinest is now an Actility channel partner

Paris, June 19th, 2020. 

We are very happy to announce that Bizinest, leading Portuguese IoT consulting company, has signed a Channel Partner agreement with Actility. Bizinest offers a complete, high performing representation of IoT business solutions for the Portuguese and international markets, through solid experience, their main goal is to offer the latest innovations in the IoT field to their clients.  

Through this partnership, Bizinest gives Actility new impulse to continue expanding our LoRaWAN® and ThingPark services and applications across the globe and strengthening both Bizinest and Actility’s position in the IoT field. 

Actility’s LoRaWAN® network management technology, trusted by over 50 public LPWAN networks and thousands of private networks worldwide, can be introduced into client’s products and deployed anywhere businesses require. LoRaWAN® technology is extremely low power, allowing hardware devices to have years of battery autonomy and offering new options to meet customer’s requirements for smart connections. Through ThingPark Wireless, a modular and easily scalable connectivity proposal, Actility also offers secure IoT connectivity, data flow and management from sensors to cloud applications 

 We are pleased to partner with Bizinest, which is well known for leveraging novel IoT products. As IoT adoption becomes more visible, Actility will offer its expertise and will happily support Bizinest to allow their clients get the precise IoT solution they need.

Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.

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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® network core and platform to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable, and versatile network infrastructure. Over 50 public network services providers and thousands of enterprises trust the ThingPark platform all over the world. Actility also provides patented ultra-low power geolocation technologies through its subsidiary Abeeway. ThingPark Market supplies the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and apps to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.

About Bizinest: 

Bizinest works as a “business nest” platform, ready to implement and develop IoT projects in the Portuguese market and abroadBizinest’s main goal is to create technological partnerships with innovative IoT companies and new technologies, bringing the latest innovations in the IoT area to various markets where Bizinest operates. Their team has proven experience in the development and commercialization of IoT solutions in several markets notably in Europe and Latin America.

LoRaWAN Roaming Goes Global Thanks to Actility’s ThingPark Exchange

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LoRaWAN® Roaming Goes Global Thanks to Actility’s ThingPark Exchange

ThingPark Exchange, the first global LoRaWAN® peering hub in the industry, is going through accelerated growth and is already connecting 18 LoRaWAN® networks worldwide, with many public LoRaWAN® service providers as well as multiple private networks and large industrial solution providers. The ThingPark Exchange platform facilitates the activation of devices in any country for solution providers with a global footprint. Many other networks are currently under negotiations to join the hub and simplify global activation for their customers. ThingPark™, Actility’s IoT platform, is already being used by the vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies all over the world.

Actility has been playing a key role in driving the LoRaWAN® technology development from its creation, as a founding member, to the current days by driving and contributing to the development of its standard and ecosystem. By leading the development of the LoRaWAN® roaming standard, Actility became the first vendor ever to implement it and to successfully run interoperability tests with several other members of the LoRa Alliance. 

The first international roaming trial took place between Orange in France and KPN in the Netherlands, two of Actility’s long-established public network operator customers using the company’s ThingPark platform, among other 50+ around the globe.

Following the peer-to-peer interconnection among operators, the next natural step for wireless communication technologies is to build peering hubs to ease interconnection. Hubs facilitate the “Connect once, peer with any other network” approach which provides scalable, secure, and manageable peering among the ever-increasing number of networks. Actility, with its mission to accelerate LoRaWAN® adoption by lowering barriers, has been operating the first LoRaWAN® peering hub since April 2019: ThingPark Exchange.

In just one year, ThingPark Exchange onboarded many LoRaWAN® networks: it already connects 18 networks which are a mix of public and private networks, network servers, and join servers, based on both Actility and non-Actility platforms, including two satellite networks. At the time of this publication, LoRaWAN® infrastructure connected to ThingPark Exchange includes multiple public networks: Digita in Finland, ER-Telecom in Russia, KPN in the Netherlands, Netzikon in Germany, Oresundskraft in Sweden, Orange in France and Romania, Proximus in Belgium, Swisscom in Switzerland, NNNCo in Australia, Everynet in the Americas, EMEA and Indonesia, a multi-country private network (Schneider Electric), two worldwide satellite IoT networks (Lacuna and Hiber), and two LoRaWAN Join Servers (Semtech Join Server and Actility’s ThingPark Activation).

Availability of the join servers also signifies that ThingPark Exchange is used for both “roaming” and “activation”, hence it is called a “peering hub”, not just a “roaming hub”. By adding the support of its ThingPark Activation Service on top of the ThingPark Exchange peering hub, Actility makes it easy for large device manufacturers to securely manufacture devices and roll them out across the globe without the hassle of sharing device credentials with each network individually.

For solution providers, who need more than initial activation and also care about processing the data, the peering hub also solves the issue of diversity of commissioning and dataflow interfaces on each network. As LoRaWAN® uses an unlicensed spectrum, any LoRa Alliance member is allowed to register a “NetID” and own a home network and may collect all traffic, on any network, using the standard LoRaWAN Backend 1.x Interface. ThingPark Exchange enables solution providers to gain global connectivity with only one interface to their own home network server, solving the engineering headache often associated with large, multi-network deployments and integration.

“The ability to seamlessly aggregate public and private LPWAN networks is unique in the industry. The ThingPark Exchange peering hub acts as a catalyst and is a game-changer both for device manufacturers and solution providers. Device manufacturers can further decrease costs by producing large batches of devices that may be activated on any network via any distribution structure. Solution providers can collect and process data easily from any network. I am particularly excited by the enormous potential of private-to-private and private-to-public IoT network peering in the sector of logistics. Roaming/peering and global activation are the technologies that mark the entry of LoRaWAN into an era of mass scale and pervasive availability” 
said Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility.

ThingPark Exchange is based on the LoRa Alliance Backend Interface standard, hence it is available to any standards-compliant network regardless of its vendor. The interface also allows to collect any kind of message-oriented data from any technology and use LoRaWAN frames as a presentation layer. The list of connected networks already includes several platforms built by vendors other than Actility, and even satellite networks using message-oriented communication exposed as LoRaWAN® frames. Even though the initial footprint is mainly from Europe, due to readiness of the LoRaWAN networks for roaming, ThingPark Exchange provides an international service catering to networks across the world, just like any other ThingPark service of Actility.

LoRaWAN roaming footprint is rapidly growing. Actility would be happy to help you join this journey and maximize the benefits of LoRaWAN for you by interconnecting your network with others around the world. As a network operator, public or private, connecting to ThingPark Exchange opens the door to roaming with an ever-growing list of terrestrial and satellite networks and trusted activation (join) servers. The business model of ThingPark Exchange is that of a technology enabler, which does not take any share of connectivity fees among connected networks. ThingPark Exchange routes the LPWAN traffic and establishes neutral usage detail records across participating networks. Connected networks are completely free to negotiate their own inter-company roaming rates on peer to peer basis and do not need to disclose this tariff structure to Actility.

About Actility  

Actility (www.actility.com) 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 deployment of use cases.  

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Actility accelerates IoT projects in Germany through a Distribution Alliance with m2m Germany

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Actility accelerates IoT projects in Germany through a Distribution Alliance with m2m Germany

m2m Germany, specialist for state-of-the-art wireless communication technologies, has been a ditribution partner of Actility since the beginning of the year.

In this context, m2m Germany does not act as a network operator, but as a technology and hardware supplier and an enabler for IoT business models. m2m Germany has profiled itself as a technology specialist that operates horizontally across all industries. Through the cooperation with Actility, the company is further expanding its expert position in the German market for LoRa/LoRaWAN®.

With its products and engineering services, m2m Germany addresses a wide range of B2B industries and is focused on cooperations with cross-sector system integrators.

Actility is the leading global provider of LoRaWAN® connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. With the ThingPark LPWA platform, developed by Actility, m2m Germany is able to offer its customers a complete solution for LoRa® based on IoT applications, meeting the highest security standards. The platform can be used to manage a wide variety of LoRa® devices/sensors, as there is no manufacturer lock-in, only the gateway has to be certified by Actility so that all data can be transmitted via IPsec. The server can be established at the customer’s site or run via the Actility structure.

This enables m2m Germany to be regarded as a “one-stop-shop provider” for LPWA applications. All components, technologies and software solutions for IoT “sensor-to-cloud” applications can be offered and implemented from a single source. A benefit that can be attributed to the cooperation with Actility.

Current projects:

Talks are underway with a large municipal utility, a system integrator for automotive and a large system integrator for dashboard and platform solutions, which are all strongly interested in Actility’s solutions.

We are delighted to have a new partner like m2m Germany, which opens so many new possibilities in such a growing market as the Geman oneTogether we will unite our expertise and work to offer the perfect IoT solution to each of our customers.

Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.

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About m2m Germany: 

As a specialist for M2M and IoT solutions, m2m Germany has been supporting customers in the implementation of digitisation projects for more than 10 years and sees itself as an “enabler” of new business models and opportunities such as Big Data & Co.  
The technical focus is on radio technologies such as LTE, Bluetooth, LoRa® or NB-IoT. m2m Germany draws on many years of experience from development and research projects and supports customers from the idea to project planning, prototyping and series development to after-sales service.  
m2m Germany works on an equal footing with medium-sized companies and provides large companies with the necessary agility and flexibility in digitisation projects. As a distributor of well-known manufacturers and through partnerships with specialists, m2m Germany can also supply complete solutions from a single source as a one-stop shop. 

To contact M2M: 

m2m Germany GmbH
Am Kappengraben 18
D- 61273 Wehrheim
www.m2mgermany.de

Marius Nickolai
Phone: +49 6081 587 3860
Fax: +49 6081 5873869
Mail: sales@m2mgermany.de

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 deployment of use cases.  

Actility and Abeeway’s geolocation services reach the Middle East and India thanks to One Network

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One Network becomes Actility and Abeeway’s distributor in India and the Middle East for geolocation services

One Networkone of the leading IIoT (Industrial Internet of things) focused companies, which offers system integration, management and distribution services to organizations in India and across the globe, has partnered with leading IoT tracking solutions provider Abeeway and Actility, globe leader in IoT connectivity solutions deployment. This partnership makes One Network one of the main distributors of Abeeway and Actility in the areas of India and Middle East.

Abeeway offers a complete, high performing, low-power geolocation tracking solution for the Internet of Things, optimized by LoRaWAN technology, and surpassing simple GPS. Through location intelligence, Abeeway’s tracking devices enable efficient management of mobile and fixed assets, protecting people and monitoring animals. Abeeway gives organizations, industries, logistic companies and the entire supply chain transparency and more effective processes.

Actility has a strong background in large-scale project delivery and a heritage in carrier-grade systems, with leading customer deployments worldwide, making it the global leader in IoT connectivity solutions deployment.  With almost all the major LPWAN national networks in the world using the ThingPark platform, Actility manages more than 35,000 antennas deployed in more than 50 countries. 

By joining Abeeway and ActilityOne Network has strengthened its position within geolocation tracking services and LoRaWAN technology, and grows by offering high quality hardware geolocation products, which include multiple embedded technologies such as GPS, Low power GPS, Wi-Fi Sniffing and Bluetooth Low Energy, which allow their use indoors and outdoors, and therefore providing the best solutions to their customers, and also the best connectivity for the use of these devices. 

One Network is working on leveraging LoRaWAN technology and related devices, to successfully achieve their customers demanding goals. This can be seen in the company’s recent joining of the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit association with more than 500 member companies which share the goal of enabling large scale deployments of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN open standard. The tie of One Network with LoRaWAN allows the company to take a leading position in this technology’s development while also growing in the IIoT field. 

 “One Network continues to expand its focus and relevance in the IIoT space and in particular LPWA, and becoming Distribution & Solutions partner to Actility and Abeeway is a very important mile stone for our organisation as we look to further engage with our end customers and partner companies alike. 

Partnering with ActilityAbeeway helps One Network build a very robust eco system and enables us to provide a value proposition to our ever expanding IIoT customer base.

Anuradha Kaur, Managing Director, One Network Consulting. 

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One Network notably distributes Abeeway and Actility’s solutions aimed at making it easier for companies to combat COVID-19, by facilitating social distancing enforcement for workers and employees through IIoT. These Covid-19 solutions include: 

a) Policy Enforcement 

Loud sound signals from badges help warn workers when they violate a recommended sanitary policy. Real-time monitoring of policies and full traceability help managers take mitigation measures immediately, such as re-train non-compliant personnel. 

b) Zoning Enforcement 

Factory floor is sub-divided into zones to limit the spread of Covid-19. We help workers remain within their assigned zones by audio notification or optionally inform management if workers repeatedly violate the zoning policy. 

c) Sanitation of shared assets 

Geo location trackers capture asset locations evaluate peer to peer proximity as well as proximity to monitored shared-use asset. It enables to disinfect assets based on usage metrics and ensure traceability of cleaning operations. 

d) Hospital extensions 

Non-medicated facilities are not getting converted to hospitals to manage the large influx of Covid-19 patients. Patients in these facilities need nurse call buttons. The trackers in the button allow for location of the hospital and can be used to monitor usage and prevent loss of medical equipment. 

One Network, through the partnership with Actility and Abeeway, works to facilitate work in the following targeted verticals: 

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1) Smart Cities  

One Network has enabled industries to generate eco-friendly solutions which have low carbon footprints. With Abeeway’s Low-power connected ultrasonic sensors & Acitility’s high-performant LoRaWAN™ network management server, Think Park Enterprise & ThinkPark Location, One Network creates Smart City solutions such as Smart Parking, Smart Waste Management, Smart Street lighting, Safety & Traffic control in Smart Cities.

2) Manufacturing  

One Network uses Abeeway Geo Location devices in Manufacturing verticals to collect Asset positioning data, which is used by manufacturers to prevent asset losses, maximize asset utilization, and optimize their role in processes. We help manufacturers to enable more effective inventory management by attaching location tags to moving inventory carriers to monitor the flow across the facility. This helps reduce inventory waste. Additionally, we use Abeeway devices to monitor the activity of employees during shifts by analyzing their movement, time spent in an assigned area, and entries in specific facility areas.

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3) Logistics  

One Network uses Abeeway Geo Location devices to accurately track high-value assets in real time, wherever they are located. Partnering with Abeeway & Actility for cutting-edge IoT-enabled asset tracking enables us to create solutions which maintain constant visibility of people, cargo, heavy equipment, or any mission critical asset.

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® network core and platform to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable, and versatile network infrastructure. Over 50 public network services providers and thousands of enterprises trust the ThingPark platform all over the world. Actility also provides patented ultra-low power geolocation technologies through its subsidiary Abeeway. ThingPark Market supplies the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and apps to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.

About Abeeway: 

Abeeway is a member of LoRa Alliance and is an Actility Group company. Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things.  Abeeway is the market leader  in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market .

About One Network: 

One Network is over a two-decade old technology conglomerate head quartered in India, having branches in UAE, UK and Singapore, excels in multiscale IT projects in IoT, networking, security, cloud and data centers for enterprises and large enterprises across India and the globe. 

One Network designs, develops, and deploys reliable and cost-effective Industrial IoT solutions. As a leading provider of end-to-end IoT Solutions, One Network helps forward-thinking enterprises to create truly connected IoT networks that utilize the latest connectivity standards to provide highly accurate data & intelligence.  

One Network is working on leveraging LoRaWAN technology and related devices, to successfully achieve their customers demanding goals. This can be seen in the company’s recent joining of the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit association with more than 500 member companies which share the goal of enabling large scale deployments of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN open standard. The tie of One Network with LoRaWAN allows the company to take a leading position in this technology’s development while also growing in the IIoT field.

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