LoRaWAN connectivity provider Actility recognized in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2020

Image including text: LoRa enters a new phase of maturity, according to Gartner's analysis
Image including text: LoRa enters a new phase of maturity, according to Gartner's analysis

LoRaWAN® connectivity provider Actility recognized in Gartner's Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2020

Press Release, Paris, 15 September 2020 

Gartner has released a new research paper which provides view into tomorrow’s IoT technology standards like LoRa and shows how Gartner sees some of the most interesting and significant standards and protocols relating to the IoT. Actility is recognized as one of its Sample Vendors while LoRa is considered as entering a significant growth phase.  

You can download a complimentary copy of the full report on Actility’s website.  

The Hype Cycle is Gartner’s branded graphical presentation of the maturity of emerging technologies through five phases.

Analyzed alongside over 15 other connectivity standards like LTE-M and NB-IoT, LoRa is considered by Gartner to be in its “Early Mainstream” maturity, and its vendors and adoption is rapidly evolving. 

It means also that the technology is sliding into the “Trough of Disillusionment and will then enter the “Slope of Enlightenment” and will be growing at a steady rate.

Infographics of hype cycle protocol

Gartner sees LoRa growth accelerating is less than 2 years to mainstream adoption. 

Market penetration today is estimated at 5 to 20% of target audience, while 20% is approximately when the technology’s target audience has adopted or is adopting the technology as it enters the Plateau of Productivity phase. LoRa offers an “alternative to 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-based LPWA technologies, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, which are designed to be deployed by CSPs in the licensed spectrum”, while LTE-M is already in “Adolescent” maturity. You can learn more about LoRa technology in Actility’s free White Paper “What is LoRaWAN?”  

Actility experts’ conclusion, after over 10 years of Actility’s developing this technology, is that the LoRa market is rapidly emerging, fully in line with Gartner analysts. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies are trusting Actility’s ThingPark™ all over the world. We’re pleased Actility irecognized as LoRa Sample Vendor in the Gartner report.  

Actility continues to drive the global LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Networks) transformation strategy that delivers a multiplier effect on the IoT business. Actility has also been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor.

According to Gartner, “most of the technologies in this Gartner’s Hype Cycle should be viewed as underlying and enabling technologies that facilitate and support a wide range of IoT products and solutions. Their adoption rates will vary across different industries, with some being more industry-specific than others. Deciding to support or endorse a standard is not just a matter of technical compatibility. Issues such as technology obsolescence, ROI and vendor availability should be considered alongside interoperability.

Gartner states that it sees many standards overlapping, or competing directly, especially in areas with large commercial potential. There are also areas of the IoT in which standards are incomplete or lack full-stack support. Consequently, new standards will continue to emerge in the coming years. However, Gartner also states thatfor use cases that do not require the predictability afforded by licensed spectrum operations, LoRa represents an alternative with good availability today. Access points can be obtained for very low cost ($200 or less) and provide campus coverage (stretching 5 km or more, depending on the environment)...Enterprises can also deploy LoRa as a private enterprise network, either entirely in-house or with a system integrator. In fact, private enterprise networks are the areas where LoRa currently appears to be enjoying the most significant traction.

Legal notes:  

Gartner, “Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2020”, published by analyst Bill Ray, 30 June 2020. Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations,” published by Kosei Takiishi, Peter Liu, et al., 26 May 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

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.  

Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact 

Volvo Group implements an IoT tracking solution in its trucks plant, using Actility LoRaWAN GPS trackers and network management

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Picture of Volvo trucks with Abeeway geolocation trackers

Volvo Group implements an IoT tracking solution in its trucks plant, using Actility LoRaWAN GPS trackers and network management.

Press Release, Paris, September 7th 

Volvo Group has implemented a new generation IoT tracking solution in its Trucks plant located in Blainville (in the north of France) to track and locate trucks during the production and customization process. This innovative solution has significantly improved the supply chain operations of the factory.  The solution is based on a LoRaWAN® private network deployed and managed using the ThingPark IoT Platform from Actility,  world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things, and using tracking devices from Abeeway, its subsidiary specialized in low-power geolocation.  

Watch the testimonial video: “How Volvo factory is locating trucks using LoRaWAN GPS trackers”. 

Photo of Julien Bertolini from Volvo group

“Beyond the technical challenge, I am really proud of the deployed solution because operators have adopted it at 100% from day 1. We have worked hard to integrate this innovation in the existing processes and in the legacy factory applications. Operators adoption is a key success factor to implement innovative solutions in a factory” 

says Julien Bertolini, IoT expert at Volvo.

Multiplying benefits with LoRaWAN®     

Volvo Group is one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers and includes several brands such as Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Mack Trucks. Its Blainville plant realized that workers were wasting hours of their time everyday looking for vehicles on the huge parking areas of the factory, having to track around 250 trucks in a plant which produces 72 vehicles and assembles over 230 cabs daily for the entire Renault Trucks and the medium duty Volvo Trucks ranges. Considering that trucks can be moved several times during the day and that the location of each truck was done manually on paper, the operations were significantly slowed down. 

After testing a dozen of available solutions and devices, Volvo chose to solve this problem by placing Abeeway’s GPS Industrial Trackers inside every truck going through the assembly line. Each time a truck moves or stops, the movement is tracked, and the position is sent to Actility’s ThingPark LoRaWAN Network Server using LoRaWAN® which is a global communication standard and one of the leading wireless networks technologies designed to allow long-range communication at a low data rate, reducing power and cost of transmission, and targeting key IoT requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services. 

Within the framework of this project we looked for all possible solutions. With the project team we tested multiple devices and the solution that seemed the most interesting to implement was the solution that uses Abeeway trackers, since we were able to work with them and they offered us the best precision. It is very clear that what we are interested in being able to track our vehicles with maximum precision to avoid wasting too much time searching for them, so the Abeeway tracking solution was the most efficient for us”

says Pascal Cury, Project Manager at the Blainville Volvo factory.

Photo of Pascal Cury from Volvo group

Even though the implementation of this solution has meant adding a new step to the assembly line to be able to incorporate and quickly configure the trackers, the time spent to do this is nothing compared to the time that was used before trying to find each truck, also offering a considerable cost cut, allowing to save an estimate over a hundred of thousands euros per year only for this factory plant. 

The Abeeway and Actility solution has also been chosen for being applicable to various Volvo Group factories worldwide, including plants in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland and Brazil, allowing the factory in Blainville to work as a pilot project for future deployments and fast use case enablement.

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Photo of tracker before put on trucks

End-to-end solution with full geolocation capabilities

Leveraging LoRaWAN’s long range and low power capabilitiesAbeeway allows you to efficiently locate assets and to ensure people’s safety. The devices perfectly work both outdoors and indoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, and they offer the best autonomy on the market due to extremely low power consumption, allowing continuous use of the devices during years without having to worry about their maintenance. The smart Abeeway trackers are not only precise and resistant, but also durable and low-cost.   

Actility offers the most powerful enterprise IoT connectivity solution: ThingPark Enterprise. The ThingPark Location platform transforms the location data into actionable information.  Then using a unique APIs set, the location data can be easily integrated with third-party business applications. Volvo has implemented the PTC’s ThingWorx app, perfectly adapted to factory operations, making it extremely easy for the workers to locate each truck from mobile devices.  

Our platform allows to deploy a dedicated and fully controlled LoRaWAN network allowing fast use cases enablement. All components of the network, including trackers, gateways and data routing are managed from a unique user interface, connected to all popular clouds or applications. This helped to make the Volvo Group project much simpler, quicker to deployeasy to operate and scalable to other factories 

says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility.

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About Volvo Trucks 

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of dealers with 2,100 service points in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 14 countries across the globe. In 2019 approximately 131,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care. The Blainville plant is one of the Volvo Group’s main manufacturing and assembly plants. This plant produces medium Duty trucks for the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands. 

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About Abeeway 

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 .  Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™ 

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.  

Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact 

Actility releases a Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Solution for Covid-19

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Image header of proximity detection for Covid19 solution

Actility releases a Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Solution for Covid-19 

Press Release, Paris, France. July 31th, 2020 

 

Actility, world leader in Low-power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things, has developed the new Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Solution based on LoRaWAN® which helps avoid the main troubles and threats for businesses and their workers caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The solution offers the ability to automate the monitoring of social distancing policies and keep workers safe at shared workspaces, by enabling proximity alerting, zoning and density policies control for factories and shared spaces, and much more.  

 

Keeping Coronavirus risk at a minimum through enhanced digitalized workspace security  

People are the most important asset in an organization, therefore, proximity policies are being  enforced in enterprises in order to help prevent Coronavirus spreading within workforces. Complying with safety measures is crucial for the correct development of industrial activity and to avoid costly temporary shutdowns, an issue which draw Actility to create the Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Solution

This solution protects workers by ensuring secure social distancing and contact tracing, allowing people to feel more confident about working in co-located physical workspaces. It also helps companies comply with social distancing policies and trace infection clusters, which are both imperative to avoid business shutdowns. 

If workers from a company get infected and the enterprise is not able to locate where this infection started, the company will be forced to temporarily shut down until each worker has been tested, causing significant losses. Digital sanitary policy enforcement and traceability solutions are essential tools to help companies follow these measures and avoid these drastic situations.  

Workers Social distancing with proximity sensors

 

How can the Proximity Detection and Contact Tracing solution help my company? 

Technology, and particularly the Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing solution, can help organizations control virus propagation through three main different steps. 

workers social distancingFirstly, by enforcing social distancing and identifying clusters at an early stage. Viruses propagate in an exponential way, so stopping propagation at the beginning is crucial. Through ensuring safe distancing between workers we help reduce virus interactions.  

Whether it’s at an office, a construction site or any other work environment, each employee can be equipped with a compact wearable proximity sensor, based on the Abeeway Smart Badge, which allows to easily monitor interactions between people within common areas, also working as security ID badges for access control. 

When the sensor records two or more people exceeding the safety limit, the badge will warn the worker by two levels of audible feedback (warning and immediate danger) or through a visual alarm. This system also allows to have optional centralized monitoring of contact events, which can afterwards help back-track contaminations chains, making it easy to locate contamination clusters.  

Secondly, by reducing the number of infections. For this, we focus on the number of people infected by one single person. COVID-19’s average of infection is normally two per person, so the objective of the solution is to help reduce the number of people that get infected by that one person, which helps to significantly reduce the impact of the virus within an organization. 

Contact tracing covid-19

Tracking all interactions between infected and healthy people can allow companies to identify contamination clusters. This means monitoring the potential spread of the Coronavirus from person to person, allowing to instantly trace potential contamination clusters through the connected proximity tags. These can immediately be tracked around the infected employee, limiting the impact to only the people who have been in contact with that person. 

 

If both previous steps have not been able to handle the virus spread, the solution focuses on one final step, containment

zoning policy factory social distancingThis step of prevention is acquired by the sub-division of the factory or enterprise’s floors into zones to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. The solution can help workers remain within their assigned area by audio notification and can optionally inform management if workers repeatedly violate zoning policies.  

 

Density policies enforcement can also be complied through this solution by audio warning when maximum density of workers is reached in a specific shared area. The Actility solution is also capable of detecting sanitation of shared assets by analyzing the proximity of these assets to workers and notifying on the last time that the asset was sanitized. 

 

How does the solution work? 

Proximity Sensor covid-19 social distancing wearable deviceThe Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing solution works through Smart Badges. High-end smart tracking devices designed for industrial environments by Abeeway, Actility’s subsidiary company specialized in low-power geolocation. These devices, known as Smart Badges, are high-end devices for industrial environments, which consist of portable multi-mode, low battery,  ATEX certified trackers, in an ID card format with embedded sensors which combine multiple geolocation technologies, supporting accurate and continuous outdoor and indoor geolocation. 

When one badge detects another close badge through Bluethooths Low Energy, a warning alert is sent when certain risk levels are exceeded. This encounter is reported to the business application through LoRa® connectivity, or optionally, devices can be located using GPS, LPGPS, WiFi or BLE beaconing, allowing connectivity at any type of location. 

The data is processed through a LoRaWAN® gateway and Network Server, powered by Actility’s  ThingPark Wireless or ThingPark Enterprise, or other NS solutions. Our ThingPark™ solutions are fully flexible and support multiple deployment requirements (SaaS or On-Premise), multiple ISM bands, multiple gateway vendors (out and indorr) and multiple IoT application platforms (AWS, MS Azure, SAP, IBM, Thinkworx, Cumulocity etc.) making the solution extremely easy to set up, operate and support. 

After being processed, the data can be visualized through a WMW application, supplying policy compliance overview, back tracking capabilities and business rule engines.  

Additionally, the badge also has an incorporated help button to provide additional safety to lone workers in case of an accident. These help buttons have also already been adopted, in different use cases, as nurse-call bedside buttons in hospitals, as they precisely locate the person pressing the button, and as trackers to monitor usage and prevent loss of medical equipment 

Unique, safe, and fully compliant to privacy policies 

Our Proximity Detection Solution has annonymity at root. The information provided by the Smart Badges can be annonymized by back-end or at source, as the tracker DevEUI addresses do not have to be associated to a tracker ID used by tracking markings. Also, Zoning and proximity warnings can be local only or reported to the back-end, as required by corporate policies. Connectivity is also secured end-toend by using strong cryptography (HSM) even in the case of a hosted solution. Hosting platforms do not need to access payload data.  

Try the solution out on a smaller scale with the new Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit 

The Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit is a demo package which combines the Abeeway low-power multi-technology trackers on a ThingPark-powered LoRaWAN® infrastructure and the WMW application, allowing to experience how LoRa® can help to enforce proximity policies and keep employees safe while ensuring business continuity. It is available on Actility’s ThingPark Market for three LoRaWAN® regional frequencies EU868, US915, and AS923

 

Want to understand the solution in details  

Watch Actility’s Webinar on Proximity Detection and Contact Tracing for COVID-19. Presented by Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility , with Rohit Gupta, Product Manager at Actility and Bert Vanaken, Founder at WMW , this exclusive webinar presents how IoT and LoRaWAN devices can help fight against COVID-19  through the following points: 

  • Mitigation of Covid-19 Economic risks through technology
  • Proximity Policies enforcement 
  • How this technology works with a real-life demo! 

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 supplies patented ultra-low power tracking solutions.ThingPark Market offers the largest choice of interoperable IoT gateways, devices, and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.    

 Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact   

About Abeeway  

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 LoRa® connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark™ Market .  Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™  

 

About WMW 

WMW is a product of ClearDigital NV, a Belgian player in the IoT space. WMW is not an IoT platform, but a technology to build platforms. The library approach is unique in its kind and allows the development of applications, with maximum flexibility and tailoring towards customized use cases, in extremely brief time. It has produced over 100 applications already and is being sold worldwide by resellers and partners in the Telco world (such as Orange, NNNco, LRTC, …), and in the System Integrator world (such as SCSK – subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp ,Capita, …) .  

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Bert Vanaken – CEO 
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Actility named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Cool Vendors Research

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Gartner cool vendor 2020 image with copy "Recognition from Gartner marks new milestone for Actility"

Actility named a Cool Vendor in Gartner's 2020 Cool Vendors Research

Press Release, Paris, 15 July 2020 

Actility has been selected by Gartner as a 2020 Cool Vendor in its “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations” report.  This Gartner report is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. By choosing Actility and addressing the CSPs, the report specifies that “Communications service providers’ network virtualization, programmability and automation will demand innovation and a broader spectrum of suppliers. CSPs must select suppliers that offer such solutions to improve network agility, performance and efficiency.” The full report can be accessed on Actility’s website for free.  

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. With the vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trusting ThingPark™ all over the worldActility continues to drive the global LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Networks) transformation strategy that delivers a multiplier effect on the IoT business. We think being a Gartner Cool Vendor validates Actility’s position in the LPWA ecosystem.  

Actility makes IoT truly low power, allowing it to provide valuable data at low cost.  Actility’s ThingPark platform is secure end-to-end, and interoperable across gateways, devices, and apps. It is scalable, reliable and a perfect enabler of data flow and monetization.  But most of all, Actility has an extended experience, maturity, credibility, intellectual property, and well-established relationships in the ecosystem

According to Gartner, “Cool Vendors for communications service provider (CSP) operational technology (OT) create new value by developing faster and more cost-effective solutions, as well as embedding open and API-driven architecture to accelerate ecosystem creation. These vendors provide network- and vendor-agnostic solutions that CSPs can use to gain network-related insights, modernize their operations and automate to enhance operations efficiency. Cool Vendors tend to be more aligned to CSPs’ transformation objectives as compared with many established vendors, because Cool Vendors are not guided by any legacy business. “  

The Cool Vendors profiled in this report “enable CSPs to guide their organizations toward becoming digital service providers. This approach differs from current solutions that satisfy limited portions of the digital service providers’ vision. CSPs can use these solutions for greater agility in delivering new services, revenue enhancement through customer retention, and network efficiencies via virtualization, cloud-native application adoption and automation. These factors are crucial to the success of CSP transformation and affect multiple areas of network operations, and they are spreading across CSP processes at an accelerated rate.

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Getting named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner is yet another milestone for Actility. We are happy to lead and accelerate the global LPWA IoT networks adoption, and this is a valuable recognition not only for us, but the for the whole thriving IoT ecosystem, as connectivity technologies like LoRaWAN are now an undeniable leading standard for Industrial IoTWith over 60% of our staff involved in engineering, we are not only amarket leader with extended experience, who initiated the buildout of the LPWAN backbone, but also a pioneer, the first to implement and deploy advanced features that we deliver for our clients and partners at the forefront of IoT”

said Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility

Legal notes: 

Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations”, Kosei Takiishi, Peter Liu, Michael Porowski, Sylvain Fabre, 26 May 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

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.  

Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact 

LoRaWAN-powered Smart Buildings solutions now available in the US

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Photo of Philadelphie with IoT usecases

UHP Wireless Networks rollout new IoT Smart Building Solutions in the US based on Actility’s IoT platform

Based in Philadelphia, UHP Wireless Networks, a leading provider of network technology services to Federal, Local and Commercial customers in the United States, has become an Actility Channel Partner and is now distributing LoRaWAN® connectivity offers using Actility’s ThingPark™ platform, focusing on Smart Building and Smart City use cases. 

Smart Buildings Get Safer Through Actility’s Network Management Platform 

2020 is the perfect time to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) for your facility.  UHP Wireless Networks brings years of experience in infrastructure deployment together with Actility’s IoT Platform, making it easier to scale and manage IoT technology. 

Smart Buildings bring real time date for efficient operations and facilities management. As operations and IT staff begin to work together on addressing deployment challenges, partners like UHP Wireless Networks bring ideas that can be implemented now. The Actility’s ThingPark platform for IoT brings management to a wide range of devices, sensors and the applications that allow you to ‘see and hear’ your building.  ThingPark platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. 

IoT delivering smart buildings and digital facilities management 

IoT offers ideal mechanisms to make buildings more sustainable and productive. Simple, low-cost sensor devices provide valuable real-time contextualized data. Together with Actility, UHP Wireless Networks enable building management companies to deliver various services using a common IoT enabler platform, providing LoRaWAN™  network server and software to manage public city-owned or private networks, under a unified, scalable, multipurpose IoT network infrastructure. 

Specifically, LoRaWAN™ is ideal for Smart Building applications, because LoRaWAN™ has the lowest cost for network infrastructure deployment and maintenance thanks to its high link budget, long range, good redundancy and ease for scaling densification. Cost-efficient IoT solution well-complementing legacy BMS.

Infographics showing UHP smart networks

We are excited to have a platform which makes IoT deployment less worrisome for building owners and facility managers. ThingPark provides use of IoT for insight into building operations and data for management decisions. It’s scalable on the LoRaWAN standard to start with Occupancy Monitoring, and add other functions like Smart Parking, Waste Bin Monitoring and Tenant Surveying later.

said Jonathan Ford, Managing Partner at UHP Wireless Networks.

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Smart Buildings and Smart Cities are major domains which are benefiting from a large variety of IoT use cases. We are pleased to expand IoT applications in the US with such a great partner as UHP Wireless Networks

added Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.

About UHP Wireless Networks: 

Urban Harvest Partnership, LLC dba UHP Wireless Networks provides technology services for corporations and municipal agencies.  UHP Wireless Networks works with organizations to plan and deliver infrastructure for Smart, Connected Buildings and Cities. Our solutions improve cellular signal inside of buildings and utilize a combination of smart cameras and low power IoT sensors that provide real time data for efficiently managing assets. Offered solutions include: In-Building Wireless (BDA/DAS); IoT; Cloud Solutions; Wireless LAN; 10 Gig Copper & Fiber Optics Structured Cabling; Site Surveys; Network Infrastructure.  

Contact:  John CuretonFounding Partner, cureton@uhpwireless.comLinkedin

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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.  

Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact