AiLux Srl becomes distributor for  Italy of Actility SA’s IoT solutions

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AiLux Srl becomes distributor for Italy of Actility SA's IoT solutions

Brescia, 13/01/2021

AiLux Srl, a company active in the design and supply of gateway equipment and remote control and remote trigger systems, will distribute Internet Of Things (IoT) solutions from Actility, world leader in low-power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things, in the Italian market.   

The solutions gateways, LoRaWAN infrastructure and devices will be offered to the Italian market through an innovative commercial offer that includes, in addition to the supply, licenses for the use of the SW platform, the installation and configuration of the equipment and the after-sales assistance. 

Through a starter-kit that can be customized according to your needs and requirements, it will be possible to carry out predictive maintenance of air compressors HVAC, hydraulic pumps, turbines, transformers, industrial ovens, machinery and much more, it will be possible to monitor and process a multiple series of data such as the status of currents, switches, electrical loads, temperature, pressure, level, humidity, Co2, speed, intensity of lights and unwanted openings, tampering and leaks, alarms, vibrations and much more… 

The collaboration between both companies was born in 2018 and following the realization of some common projects, we want to kick-off a real partnership that will help both parties become more established in the Internet of Things market. 

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“We are very pleased to have partnered with AiLux to continue expanding our IoT applications and we look forward to continue contributing to the growth of IoT in Italy, by helping our clients solve their connectivity issues through our solutions” 

says Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.

About AiLux: 

AiLux is a digital connection company specialized in the design of equipment for the remote control of primary and secondary electrical substations. Manufacturers RTU units for collecting energy data as well as industrial protocol converters. 
 
Contact AiLux here: www.ailux.eu  
 
AiLux Srl, Via del Serpente 107, 25131 Brescia – P.IVA/C.F. 02601860980   
Tel.: 030 3539165  email: info@ailux.eu    
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AiLux Srl becomes distributor for  Italy of Actility SA's IoT solutions

About Actility   

Actility is a world leader in low-power Industrial Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) for the Internet of Things. Through ThingPark, an ISO9001 certified platform, it provides the widest selection of interoperable gateways, devices and apps as well as patented ultra-low power geolocation technologies through its subsidiary Abeeway
 
Contact Actility here: https://www.actility.com/contact/  

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Actility and INDUTRAX partner up for distribution of LoRaWAN tracking solutions in Germany

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Actility and INDUTRAX partner up for distribution of LoRaWAN tracking solutions in Germany

Press Release, Paris & Hilden, January 19, 2021

Actility is welcoming a new Partner – INDUTRAX, a company based in Hilden, Germany, providing Location Aware Software combining technologies for location, identification and sensing physical & chemical properties with applications for logistics and production control, using industry standards. INDUTRAX is now integrating Abeeway’s tracking devices with LoRaWAN® connectivity in order to enable efficient indoor and outdoor location tracking implementations. 

With INDUTRAX’s innovative software applications, they form a bridge between technologies for location, identification, sensing, and enterprise applications. They use their experience to deliver best practice solutions and provide ongoing support to their customer’s operations. Now their solution is combined patented geolocation technologies with ultra-low power consumption created by Abeeway, a subsidiary of Actility, a world leader of industrial Low-Power Wide Area Networks for the Internet of Things. 
The integration of Abeeway tracking devices extends the INDUTRAX product portfolio to include reliable wide-area solutions based on LoRaWAN. The devices combine GPS with energy-efficient LoRaWAN communication to allow accurate and energy-efficient tracking, typically in outdoor environments. As a result, the INDUTRAX Application Environment can support even more use cases and meets the increased demand for outdoor positioning solutions. 
Indeed, INDUTRAX is living up to their motto “We are location” by focusing on solutions in manufacturing and logistics where the capturing of events from movements plays a major role. This differentiates their solutions from conventional Industry 4.0 approaches, which are mostly concerned with the management of stationary machines, devices and detectors. The processes taking place on the shop floor are mapped to the digital image of the factory in real-time, enabling paperless solutions in the sense of Industry 4.0. Various functional components are available for simple and agile implementation of applications for the digitization of processes and workflows. 

INDUTRAX’s applications support a wide range of use cases, including: 

  • Finding products and assets
  • Monitoring the use of assets and tools
  • Locating and identifying work-in-progress in production areas
  • Tracking process flows of the work-in-progress in production areas
  • Monitoring of industrial trucks
  • Finding carriers, racks, and jigs
  • Automatic inventory of materials 
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Leveraging LoRaWAN’s long range and low power capabilities, Abeeway 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. Moreover, 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. 

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“The integration of Abeeway tracking devices expands our product portfolio to robust wide-area solutions based on LoRaWAN. The devices combine GPS with energy-efficient LoRaWAN communication to allow accurate and energy-efficient tracking, typically in outdoor environments”

says Jörg Poswig, CEO at INDUTRAX.

“The INDUTRAX software is technology agnostic. Combining different technologies enables a wide range of use cases to be covered indoors and outdoors. The INDUTRAX Application Environment software integrates seamlessly many different source systems. This is the reason why they are a perfect match for Abeeway & Actility”

added Shmuel Solomon, Enterprise Channel Sales Manager at Actility. 

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About INDUTRAX: 

INDUTRAX is a leading provider of Location Aware Software and solutions that enable the combination of various technologies for location, identification and sensing with enterprise logistics and production control systems. INDUTRAX has completed over 60 location deployment projects for enterprise and medium size industrial customers such as Volkswagen, Daimler and Magna Steyr. 
 
Contact us here: https://indutrax.net/en/kontakt/ 

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About Actility   

Actility is a world leader of industrial-grade Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things. Over 50 public network services providers and thousands of enterprises trust the ThingPark Wireless platform all over the world. Actility also provides patented ultra-low power geolocation technologies through its subsidiary Abeeway. The ThingPark platform, ISO 9001 certified and demonstrating 7+ years of field experience in all regions of the world, is the dependable engine behind many innovations which improve the way we grow crops or livestock and enhance safety and productivity of many industries, contributing to a more sustainableeconomy. ThingPark Market provides the largest selection of interoperable gateways, devices and apps. 

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Actility’s ThingPark IoT Platform Achieves ThingWorx Ready Status

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Actility’s ThingPark IoT Platform Achieves ThingWorx Ready Status

PARIS – January 2021

Actility Offers New PTC Marketplace solution – ThingWorx Connector for ThingPark Enabling ThingWorx Users to deploy a dedicated enterprise IoT LoRaWAN networks with seamless connection and integration into the ThingWorx Platform.

Actility has joined the PTC Partner Network and today announced that the integration of its ThingPark IoT platform with PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial IoT Solutions Platform has been validated by PTC (NASDAQ: PTC). With the validation, the connecting solution, ThingWorx Connector for ThingPark, has achieved ThingWorx Ready status. The PTC ThingWorx Ready program enables technology companies to validate their products’ interoperability with PTC’s Industrial IoT platform. In addition to its ThingWorx Ready designation, the ThingWorx Connector for ThingPark is also available on the PTC Marketplace, a digital space where PTC partners and customers can access and promote industrial IoT tools, market-ready solutions, and innovative technologies designed to aid solution deployments.

ThingPark connects physical assets to their digital twins, delivering IoT sensors data from LoRaWAN networks to IoT applications. The ThingWorx Connector for ThingPark enables the transformation of IoT sensor data into actionable insights, simplifying the visualization and analysis of payloads within the ThingWorx platform.

In the value chain of IoT use cases, like vibration monitoring or water metering, Actility provides the connectivity layer, powered by its Enterprise grade LoRaWAN network server – ThingPark Enterprise, the leading LoRaWAN private networking solution. Actility’s platform monitors over 35,000 commercial gateways worldwide, enabling the deployment of a dedicated and fully controlled LoRaWAN network. All components of the network, including sensors, gateways and data routing are managed from a unique and easy-to-use user interface. It streamlines digital transformation, eliminating wiring for most sensors, enabling indoor/outdoor tracking and many other use cases.

The ThingPark Enterprise allows full flexibility in the choice of gateways or devices. It is also scalable and secure, allowing to start with a proof-of concept and scale to full deployments, thus extending the value of ThingWorx. Interesting use case: Volvo Trucks (read press release here) has implemented a full end-to-end solution for tracking on its facility, including Abeeway trackers, Actility’ network management and ThingWorks application.

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The ThingWorx Connector for ThingPark provides ThingModels to interface the two environments. This extension utilizes the MQTT Connector. The ThingPark Extension enables the creation of a ThingPark Thing in ThingWorx and transfers data automatically within the platform. The Thing houses the configuration information to the ThingPark instance and provides services, including setting the uplink and downlink endpoints. 

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“ThingPark enables the connection and management of thousands of IoT devices. With ThingPark X IoT Flow, users can customize their data flows from the network servers to a specific ThingWorx environment. This opens near-infinite opportunities for quick industrial IoT use cases deployed with state-of-the-art tools provided by market leaders, Actility and PTC”

said Olivier Hersent, CEO, Actility.

“We’re pleased to welcome Actility to the ThingWorx Ready program,”

said Jonathan Kateman, Senior Vice President, M&A and Technology Partnerships, PTC.

“Our network of technology partners allows us to offer our customers and partners innovative resources that add value to their IIoT solutions and enable them to accelerate time to business value.”

Actility’s ThingPark IoT Platform Achieves ThingWorx Ready Status

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.  

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

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Linemetrics and Actility partner to offer Smart Building solutions in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

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Linemetrics and Actility partner to offer Smart Building solutions in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Paris 15, December 2020 

Actility and LineMetrics have partnered to focus on energy efficiency of existing buildings and to help the B2B sector achieve resources optimization. 

Often, existing buildings are “blackboxes” for their owners, users, and other involved parties. Without valuable insights, these buildings are operated inefficiently, and resources are wasted. Only through an easy management of building data, can transparency be achieved, and processes optimized. 

LineMetrics enables the real estate industry to acquire any kind of sensor data in existing buildings via plug & play. These insights help make data-driven decisions and optimize building operations. A large portfolio of sensors, revolutionary wireless technology and a powerful analytics platform make various use cases and applications easily possible: e.g. energy efficiency and sustainability, improved indoor climate, room occupancy and usage, cold storage temperature monitoring, predictive maintenance or cleaning on-demand.  

Actility and LineMetrics have worked together to offer an all-in-one system, including sensors, gateways, software, and connectivity, which is a complete solution to obtain insights regarding existing buildings. Therefore, customers can focus on results, whereas LineMetrics takes care of the technical solution. The platform is based on LoRaWAN technology, which allows the transmission of data over great distances, in real time, and with a high building penetration, possible even over whole building complexes. 

Linemetrics counts on LoRaWAN technology and various sensors, like Abeeway’s long-lasting battery powered location sensors, connected to gateways which collect the data from the sensors and transmit the information to the cloud thanks to LoRaWAN network provided and managed by Actility. The data is sorted through the data management center for multi property owners and operators, which includes functions like individual dashboards, alerting, sharing and permanent storage of all building data and API, for data transmission between the platform and external systems, making the solution extremely simple to expand if needed. 

Linemetrics and Actility partner to offer Smart Building solutions in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

“We were looking for modern sensors with an excellent quality. Abeeway is one of the leading providers and specialist for low power geo solutions so we got in touch with the team. The excellent quality and service convinced us and soon we were certain that we’d found the right partner.”

Reinhard Nowak, CEO and Co-founder at LineMetrics.

With the Linemetrics solution, B2B customers will be able to monitor and optimize their buildings from one single interface in an easy and quick way, allowing energy efficiency, enhancing maintenance and boosting cut of costs, whilst guaranteeing the maximum optimization of their resources”

Olivier hersent, CEO at Actility.

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About Linemetrics 

Leading Platform for Insights about Existing Buildings

LineMetrics is an aspiring PropTech company. With the all-in-one platform based on sensor technology all relevant building data is collected and accessible in real-time. Together with our Europe-wide partner network we enable the digitalization of the real estate marketCustomers in the real estate management, facility service, retail, distribution, and hospitality industry rely on our simplicity and efficiency 

Contact us here: https://www.linemetrics.com/en/contact/

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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 the deployment of use cases.  

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

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

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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.  

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

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Actility named a Sample Vendor for Location Tracking in Gartner Report

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Actility named a Sample Vendor for Location Tracking in Gartner Report

Press Release, November 2020 

Gartner has released a new October 2020  report Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Devices”. In this new research, Gartner identifies 18 technologies and trends that product leaders must evaluate and determine their potential impact on devices. Specifically, it recognizes the significant impact of Location Tracking on the current market, which shows a surge of contact tracing and social distancing apps and wearables due to Covid-19 pandemic Actility is recognized in the report as one of the Sample Vendors of such solutions, as it offers a Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing for Covid-19  and other IoT asset tracking solutions using Abeeway devices. 

“The objective of this Gartner research is to provide technology and service providers with basic intelligence on how emerging technologies and trends are evolving. Vendors can leverage this knowledge/understanding to determine which are most important to their business and when it makes sense to advance their products and services by investing in them”. 

According to the report, location tracking has a high impact as demand from location tracking products from nearly every industry, including the public sector. Using location tracking to prevent the loss of an asset, as well as the additional ability to manage capacity in a building, help with desk and room booking, and monitor cleaning and hand hygiene, is likely to be needed years after the current crisis. Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar (figure below) content analyzes and illustrates two significant aspects of impact — when Gartner expects it to have a significant impact on the market (namely, the range); and how big of an impact it has on relevant markets (specifically, mass). Each emerging technology or trend profile analysis is composed of these two aspects. Location tracking is at the Now range as Gartner has seen continued demand for asset and people tracking. Because of this current trend, Gartner expects location tracking customer adoption to grow 30% more year over year in 2020 than in previous years. 

Actility named a Sample Vendor for Location Tracking in Gartner Report

The reports specifies that, there are a wide range of technologies enabling real-time location tracking in indoor and outdoor environments, including GPS, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi (including different frequencies and technologies, 2.4GHz, 900MHz, etc.), ultrawideband (UWB), sensor fusion, infrared (IR) and visible light communication (VLC). With the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracing and social distancing apps and wearables have surged in the last three months. By using peer-to-peer Bluetooth proximity detection, wearables can warn the user to keep their distance to others, for example, in the workplace. Smartphones can follow the same approach and the location information sent to the central system can then be used to backtrace users in case someone reports a COVID-19 infection. 

According to Actility, the BLE-based proximity detection, augmented with LoRaWAN® low-power connectivity, is even more efficient: the data about those encouters  is transmitted via long range, ultra-low power LoRaWAN® wireless network on private or public infrastructure through Actility’s ThingPark platform, providing low cost connectivity & low Total Cost of Ownership.

Gartner, “Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Devices, 2020”, published by analysts CK Lu, Annette Jump, Annette Zimmermann, Tuong Nguyen, Nick Ingelbrecht, Roberta Cozza, Anshul Gupta, Tracy Tsai, Adrian Lee, Bill Ray, Danielle Casey, 15 October 2020.

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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.

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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 

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Actility & GLONASS Union join forces to build and deploy satellite based LoRaWAN® service

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Actility & GLONASS Union join forces to build and deploy satellite based LoRaWAN® service

Press Release, November 2020 

GLONASS Union, the Russian National Navigation Services Provider, and ACTILITY, a global leader in IoT connectivity, initiated a partnership with the intention to establish collaboration and a roadmap to build a satellite LoRaWAN®-based communication system to provide a space-based “emergency button” safety service.

This partnership is an exciting new step not only for IoT but also for the whole LoRaWAN® ecosystem. GLONASS Union is the leading Russian company in the field of services and solutions based on information, communication, and navigation technologies. It plays an active role in the development of legislation and technical policies in the field of navigation activities in the Russian Federation.

As for Actility, it plays an active role in the development of the LoRaWAN® protocol. Actility developed and maintains a LoRaWAN®-based IoT platform called ThingPark, used by thousands of companies and over 50 operators around the globe. Moreover, Actility possesses wide expertise in IoT tracking devices and has built a large partner network in Enterprise IoT solutions.
Actility and GLONASS have agreed to cooperate in the research, development, evaluation, and deployment of this service based on LoRaWAN®. The partner companies will analyze and assess the applicability of existing technologies to build one or several subsystems that constitute Service provisioning infrastructure elements which may include customer facilities, ground IoT platform segment, LoRa gateway technology, and LoRaWAN® roaming technology, already going global thanks to Actility’sThingPark ExchangeMoreover, both companies intend to proceed with the development of deeper integration solutions.

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“Actility team is very excited by the perspective of this collaboration with GLONASS Union. The combination of high-accuracy satellite positioning, a terrestrial and evolving satellite ultra-low-power communication network- LoRaWAN – and a device which can permanently combine GNSS information and surrounding RF information (BLE, WiFiwill provide permanent and real-time connected outdoor and indoor positioning for the IoT, security and logistics markets

says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility

Beyond the initial concept, there is many additional developments which Actility consider conducting, leveraging its cooperation with GLONASS, like server-aided location to help further reduction of power consumptionby leveraging time and rough location information coming from terrestrial LoRaWAN networkand ground-assisted differential resolution, in order to further improve accuracy, for example for railway tracking applications.

Actility is already working through its subsidiary Abeeway to embed the technology in a very compact module format, so the technology can more easily be used and disseminated for many IoT use cases, like scooters and bicycles in cities, workers in large oil & gas and construction sites, location of cable drums, and much more.

The service operation principle will be as follows: a user’s device will be equipped with an alarm button, when pressed, the Service operator will receive a signal that can be transmitted to an emergency response service, volunteers, or medical organizations. With certain settings, you do not need to press the button to give a signal, for example, it can be transmitted by itself when the device owner’s blood pressure rises to a critical level. 

About GLONASS Union: 

GLONASS Union is a non-commercial partnership for the promotion of navigation technologies development and applicationGLONASS Union objectives are: 

  • supporting legislative development in the field of navigation activities. 
  • developing a common technology policy for the navigation sector. 
  • uniting the efforts and combining the resources of public and private sectors for the development and adoption of navigation products and services that use GLONASS technology in Russia and abroad. 
  • forming a global ecosystem of developers and service and content providers that utilize GLONASS technology. 
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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 

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Kingfin in Kenya joins Actility Channel Partners network

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Kingfin and Actility join strengths and cover the Eastern African LoRaWAN market

Press Release, Paris 17 November 2020

We are very happy to announce that Kingfin, leading IT solutions distributor for clients in East Africa, has become an Actility Distributor Channel Partner and is now helping us and our subsidiary company, Abeeway, spread our solutions even further by including Actility as their strategic partner and allowing customers acquire a turnkey and tailored solutions based on Actility’s ThingPark IoT network.

Kingfin provides cutting edge Information Communication and Technology (ICT) solutions in order to align business processes and resources for a competitive advantage in each of their client’s industries. This partnership contributes to the offer and distribution of IoT solutions using LoRaWAN® and enables new business models and use cases in the Eastern African market, covering countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

The core offer will include hardware sensors and gateways, software and cloud networks. Kingfin’s focus will remain on IoT products, software, services, analytics and solutions which will be used to intelligently connect people, assets and data.

Through this partnership, Kingfin intends to support regional partners who are strong in their verticals as a solutions distributor, giving Actility a new impulse in East Africa to continue expanding LoRaWAN® and ThingPark solutions and strengthening both Kigfin’s and our own position in the IoT field.

Kingfin in Kenya joins Actility Channel Partners network

“We look forward to the partnership on the growth of IoT in Africa through LoRaWAN with the ultimate goal of making African entities not to be just data driven but to become data informed in their operations.”

Says Kinoti Gituma, Managing Director at Kingfin

“We are pleased to expand IoT applications in Africa and continue helping our clients solve their connectivity issues in this region with such a great partner as Kingfin”

says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility

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About Kingfin

Kingfin Enterprises Limited founded in 1997 as a partnership and incorporated in 2008 as a private corporation. In 2010 the company relocated its operations from California, USA to Kenya, East Africa. The company continues to evolve with its core business offerings around new technology.

Kingfin in Kenya joins Actility Channel Partners network

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 

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With HERE Tracking, Actility now offers a one-stop-shop solution for industrial asset management on LoRaWAN ® networks​

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With HERE Tracking, Actility now offers a one-stop-shop solution for industrial asset management on LoRaWAN ® networks

Press Release, Paris and Amsterdam, November 17, 2020

HERE Technologies, the world’s leading location platform, and Actility, the global leader in IoT connectivity, are partnering to provide a new cutting edge IoT Tracking service for mapping and location data management based on LoRaWAN® networks.

On industrial sites as big as cities, items get lost or stolen. Less dramatically, but just as importantly, assets don’t always get efficiently placed within those sites where inventories often rely on manual input. Finding an asset in a warehouse and optimizing stock is difficult enough. Tracking it across the world is another matter entirely. These are challenges that the HERE Tracking platform and ThingPark – the Actility IoT network management platform – can solve, offering an end-to-end, customizable solution to track assets and optimize the Supply Chain of any industrial facility. The focus is on,critical assets for customers’ operations such as Returnable Shipping Assets (RSAs) or Returnable Industrial Packaging (RIPs) including rays, racks, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers, forklifts, industrial tools and heavy mobile machinery.

HERE Tracking asset management solution is based on LoRaWAN®, a low power wireless protocol for wide area networks. With LoRaWAN, devices can communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections. It also allows for devices’ batteries to last longer, therefore significantly lowering the Total Cost of Ownership. Actility already powers more than 50 telecoms operators with LoRaWan connectivity across the globe. Its enterprise-grade LoRaWAN network server – ThingPark Enterprise – operates over 35 000 network base stations worldwide. In additional to its international reach, Actility also brings to the partnership its Abeeway tracking devices that work both indoors and outdoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, Abeeway’s patented Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing and Bluetooth Low Energy.

HERE Tracking takes Abeeway trackers’ indoor positioning capabilities one step further with HERE venue Maps & the HERE radio mapping application. HERE Venue Maps can be used to map the inside and outside of any industrial facility, be it a warehouse or a factory, with the required level of accuracy. HERE Radio Mapping application allows for the development of a custom radio map of any given site for both Wi-Fi and BLE technologies. With HERE Tracking, assets can be tracked not only on public roads, rail tracks or ships across the world, but also inside the multiple floors of a warehouse and within a private yard with an improved accuracy.

Last but not least, HERE Professional Services can customize any tracking solution to fulfill the requirements of a specific client, product or industry including the development of tailored applications. For example, the HERE Tracking platform can be connected to ERPs and Transport Management Systems to enable extended features. In the same way, HERE Professional Services can create custom business dashboards to deliver adequate Key Performance Indicators. HERE Yard Maps can also be integrated to easily leverage private maps of roads segments, Points of Interest, building footprints – in big industrial and commercial venues.

As a result, final users get a comprehensive and powerful framework to build their asset tracking and management applications, perfectly adapted to each use case. With Actility enabling multi-country geolocation solutions with its LoRaWAN roaming hub and HERE transforming location information into actionable business insights, the management of industrial assets has never been easier.

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“With the HERE Tracking platform as a foundation, we can now offer our customers one single interface to manage all their devices. This will dramatically improve their Life Cycle Management as all costs related to lost item replacement or search for misplaced items are now becoming obsolete. Together, HERE and Actility are offering asset tracking indoor and outdoor as well as on private venues, seamlessly”

says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility.

We have found in Actility a trusted partner with whom we can offer a full end-to-end tracking solution that can also be customized to fit specific customers’ needs. We are proud to be offering this solution with a leader of the LoRaWAN market and look forward to helping customers gain more visibility of their Supply Chain

says Ajatshatru Kotwal, Director for Product Management at HERE Technologies.

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Media Contacts
Adrianne Montgobert
+49 151 72 11 67 81
adrianne.montgobert@here.com 

About Here Technologies

HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, please visit www.here.com and http://360.here.com.

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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 

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Discover our latest launch, the Actility Starter Kits

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Actility launches end-to-end IoT Starter Kits on ThingPark Market

Paris, 28 October 2020

Actility continues its effort to accelerate adoption of the industrial IoT, by providing its customers with turnkey vertical solutions they can quickly deploy on their sites to address concrete business problems. Specifically, Actility launches a series of Starter Kits to help experience how LoRaWAN® allows industries connect their physical assets and transform field data into actionable insights.

Building complete end-to-end solutions requires combining different offers and expertise from us and our partners: appropriate devices with the right application and, of course, with adapted connectivity options.

Bringing such end-to-end IoT solutions to the market is critical for the common success of Actility and its partners: therefore, 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.

Actility Solutions Ignite Program acts as a business accelerator, providing solutions partner with higher visibility and various go-to-market options, leveraging a wide community of 50+ service provider, 70+ sales channels, and 100s of enterprise customers.

For example, solution providers can rapidly and inexpensively make their applications and devices available over any ThingPark-powered network, via ThingPark Exchange peering hub. ThingPark Market exposes successful solutions from all over the world, available in a few clicks with pre-negotiated purchase contracts and allows you to reach a focused IoT audience over 161 countries.

If you are interested in building end-to-end IoT Solutions with Actility, you are invited to join us through our solutions partner page.

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IoT Solutions you can already find on ThingPark Market

Actility has, up to the date, released three different Starter Kits aimed to solve different problems. Firstly, we have the launch of the Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit, which combines a WMW application together with Abeeway low-power multi-technology trackers on a ThingPark powered LoRaWAN infrastructure. This solution helps enterprise ensure the continuity of their business by enforcing the application of proximity policies across offices, factory floors or construction sites.

The Proximity Alert & Monitoring is accomplished by immediately alerting employees when distancing is not respected and keeps track of contacts to help back-trace contamination chains. The kit also helps employees to respect density enforcement in shared areas (e.g. rest & food areas, meeting rooms) and zoning enforcement alerting workers when they step out of their assigned zones to limit virus propagation and notifying them in case of policy violation. The Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit also helps to create disinfection scheduling to chart disinfection efficiently based on asset usage & workspace occupancy and keeps track of disinfection campaigns. Secondly, we can find the ThingPark – LoRaWAN Connectivity Indoor Evaluation Kit. This kit is the easiest way to start your LoRaWAN journey on ThingPark, allowing to create your private LoRaWAN networks in no time with ThingPark.

Provided with a ready to connect LoRaWAN gateway, and an Abeeway Micro Tracker, it is easy to start experiencing LoRaWAN great coverage & low power. Abeeway Micro Tracker can be used as an asset tracker, a smart button or a LoRaWAN field test device, allowing to experiment the potential of our technology in various situations.

This kit allows to easily set up proof of concepts with ThingPark Community on which you can connect up to 3 LoRaWAN gateways and up to 50 devices at no cost. As an alternative, ThingPark Enterprise Discovery – available on AWS Marketplace – provides you with freemium approach to scale your project with confidence as you can easily transition from PoC to production by subscribing to Actility Support services or upgrading to ThingPark Enterprise. Thirdly, Actility has launched the ThingPark Location Low-Power Asset Tracking Evaluation Kit for AWS IoT. Sub-optimal usage of assets drastically slows down business operations and usually leads to oversized fleets which significantly increase operating costs. With this kit, these inefficiencies can be solved while keeping an eye on the assets, protecting valuable assets against misplacement, loss or theft and adapting maintenance processes to actual asset usages.

Our ThingPark Location Low-Power Asset Tracking Evaluation Kit, build on top of AWS IoT Cloud Services, is composed of ready to connect hardware and application to quickly evaluate the potential of LoRaWAN technology to power asset tracking application with both indoor and outdoor visibility. .

Fleet managers, who need a wireless solution with a useful battery life can easily connect the kit to their assets. These will be tracked allowing theft detection based on movement and geofencing. The kit will also optimizes use and maintenance of equipment by detecting underutilized machinery and vehicles and avoiding unnecessary rental costs, accomplished by detecting the exact location of assets and their use frequency.

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 

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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™

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ACC Distribution becomes leading Actility Channel Partner in the Baltics

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ACC Distribution becomes leading Actility Channel Partner in the Baltics

Press Release, Paris 21 October 2020 

We are very happy to announce that ACC Distribution, leading IoT distribution company in the Baltic Region, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, are now helping us spread our solutions even further by including Actility as their strategic channel partner and allowing customers to order turnkey and tailored solutions based on Actility’s ThingPark IoT network management platform via ACC Distribution and their partners. 

Through this partnership ACC Distribution gives Actility a new impulse in the Baltic Region to continue expanding LoRaWAN® and ThingPark solutions and strengthening both ACC Distribution and our own position in the IoT field. 

ACC Distribution is one of the largest and fastest growing wholesale companies for IoT technology and IoT solutions in the Baltic States. Distinguished by strong competencies in distribution and value creation, this company represents more than 200 suppliers and brands, having a deep knowledge in the Industrial IoT field and becoming a major player in the Baltic region’s development of Smart Cities, Smart Building, Environmental Development, Industry 4.0, Smart Agriculture and many more verticals. 

ACC Distribution works as aadded value distributor with services for integrators and vendors like first line support, sales and technical trainings, radio planning, handson lab, demo hardware and software, hardware provisioning and integration, presales and after sales, marketing and PR, providing combined tailored and turn key solutions. 

As for their IIoT connectivity strategy, ACC works with 3 major radio technologies: LoRaWAN, NB-IoT and Sigfox, choosing LoRaWAN® – which is extremely low power and allows hardware devices to have years of battery autonomy and offers new options to meet customer’s requirements for smart connections – as a first choice due to very high inhouse competence, good product portfolio and the support provided for being part of our Actility Channel Partners Program. 

Actility is the leading global provider of LoRaWAN® connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. With the ThingPark® platform, developed by Actility and trusted by over 50 public LPWAN networks and thousands of private networks worldwide, LoRaWAN products can be deployed anywhere businesses requireThe 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 structuremakingACC Distribution capable of offering its customers a complete solution for LoRa® based IoT applications, meeting the highest security standards.

Actility’s solution enables robust and low power city and country wide IoT radio networks capable of international roaming. ACC Distribution’s IoT sensors and gateways wide portfolio offer, capable of working with Actility ThingPark® software, opens opportunities to easily cover wide range of verticals like Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Smart Building, etc. This combination allows to have insights and control on ongoing processes to maximize organization efficiency.” 

says Marius Krupoviesas,
Head of IoT Business Unit at ACC Distribution

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About ACC Distribution 

ACC Distribution is one of the largest and fastest growing wholesale companies of IT technology and IoT solutions in Baltic States, representing more than 200 suppliers and brands. ACC Distribution has deep knowledge and competence in the field of Industrial IoT and is a major player in Baltic region’s development of Smart cities, Smart Building, Environmental, Industry 4.0, Agriculture and many more verticals. 

More about ACC Distribution: https://accdistribution.eu/en

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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 

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Actility Partners with leading US Smart Construction App provider Kwant.ai to Offer Advanced IoT Solutions

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Actility Partners with leading US Smart Construction App provider Kwant.ai to Offer Advanced IoT Solutions

Proximity Sensor covid-19 social distancing wearable device

Press Release, Paris and New York, October 21st, 2020  

Actility and Kwant.ai announce a partnership to leverage their complementary IoT expertise to address the needs of the growing Smart Construction market by providing industrial-grade turnkey solutions. The first solution combines the multi-technology LoRaWAN® tracking devices from Abeeway, Actility’s subsidiary specialized in low-power geolocation, with Kwant’s real-time dashboard solution for accurate Covid-19 response, productivity and safety on construction and industrial sites. 

The released solution can be easily tried by end customers with a dedicated evaluation package “Kwant.ai Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit – Smart Bands” available for purchase on the largest IoT B2B marketplace managed by Actility – ThingPark Market 

Operating mainly in North America, this latest partnership with Actility enables Kwant.ai to expand its reach into horizontal and civil construction, oil and gas, and industrial projects in European and Asian markets, leveraging Actility’s global reach, as its ThingPark platform is powering the LoRaWAN networks of over 50 major operators in the world and is distributed in over 180 countries. 

The Abeeway-Kwant trial kit combines the power of low-powered sensors and predictive analytics to take the construction and manufacturing industries to the new era of Industry 4.0 and make Smart Construction and Industry as predictable as shopfloors. Top ENR and leading industry companies have deployed our solution in some of the world’s largest Airports, Industrial Plants, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital and Energy projects.

says Aymeric Rambaud, Product Director at Actility

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“The partnership with Actility enables construction and industrial companies to finally have a first world solution that combines low powered sensors and a data-driven platform to improve productivity and safety on job sites. It’s a big deal because safety and productivity are two of the biggest problems that plague the $10 Trillion construction and industrial industries globally. This enables us to expand into new market verticals like oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics.”

 added Niran Shrestha, CEO of Kwant.ai

Register for our joint Actility-Kwant.ai Webinar on October 29th to discover the solution details and its real-life implementation by industrial leaders.

State-of-the-Art Smart Dashboard for Construction Use Cases 

Kwant.ai is an award-winning New York-based Enterprise SaaS platform that combines productivity and safety KPI metrics with real-time data analytics for Smart Construction. Kwant solution has been shown to increase productivity by 12% and safety compliance by 80% on construction sites.   Kwant’s online dashboard aggregates real-time schedule, cost, and safety information from Abeeway sensors, in combination with gateways, for predictive, data-driven decisions. Safety text alerts are used to notify safety managers and superintendents in the case of emergency, and accelerometers are used for fall detection. The sensors, combined with our dashboard, are used to automate headcounts and payroll for self-perform and subcontractors, and proximity alerts and contact tracing are used for Covid-19 response. 
Kwant’s online dashboard

Available for the US and International Markets, the released solution combines Abeeway Smart BadgesKwant Location Sensors for Location Awareness, Comcast’s MachineQ or Tektelic LoRAWAN Gat way & OnTarget Platform to efficiently deploy proximity alerts and contact tracing for Smart Construction.  

Abeeway devices 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. The devices perfectly work both outdoors and indoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, our patented Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing and BLE.

Connected jobsites using LPWAN network

The Smart Dashboard and Abeeway Solution Ensures Covid-19 Response:  

  • Accelerate adoption of social distancing through early warning  
  • Download contact tracing report of employee social distancing interactions 
  • Create specific work or limited density zones monitored in real-time by the back-end system, warning workers when entering forbidden areas or when occupation density is too high. 
  • Rationalize disinfection to limit number of uses between cleaning operations.  
  • Reduce latency of mitigation measures through real-time monitoring and full traceability

About Kwant.ai 

Kwant is an internet of things (IoT) company with enterprise SaaS platform to increase 

safety and productivity in construction and industrial sites. Kwant enables data-driven decision-making combining the power of low powered sensors and predictive analytics to decrease safety incidents, gain control of high-risk activities, and ensure covid compliance. Kwant.ai is taking the construction industry to the new era of Industry 4.0 and making construction and industrial sites as predictable as shopfloors. We are already active on 40 job sites including Jacobs, DPR, Walbridge, McCarthy, Mortenson and Delta’s Construction Management Group in projects such as Merck 

pharmaceuticals, LaGuardia airport, ground-breaking General Motors manufacturing facility, and Microsoft Data Center. More than 5000 workers actively use our smart badges and wearables everyday including several trade-unions. 

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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 

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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™

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Actility & Semtech release an Asset Management Evaluation Kit for the game-changer LR1110 chipset

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Actility & Semtech release an Asset Management Evaluation Kit for the game-changer LR1110 chipset

Press Release, Paris and Camarillo, Oct. 20, 2020

Actility and Semtech announce the market entry of “LR1110 LoRa Edge™ Evaluation Kit” with a tracking device based on the new generation Semtech’s LR1110 chipset and Actility’s LoRaWAN® network management expertise. The solution delivers ultra-low power meter-accurate positioning both indoors and outdoors. The kit allows solution providers and integrators to quickly evaluate this new technology and to easily experience how it significantly reduces the cost and complexity of building a solution for locating and monitoring IoT assets.

Semtech’s advanced LR1110 chipset, integrated to LoRa Edge™, is using assisted GNSS and WiFi AP scanning, alongside standard LoRaWAN communications. It’s bundled with Actility’s LoRaWAN network server – the ThingPark Platform – and with Tago.io Application Server, as part of a complete Asset Management Evaluation Kit, available on ThingPark Market, the biggest IoT B2B marketplace. The chipset has already been adapted by multiple companies such as Abeeway for its newest Geolocation Module.

Extensive low-power geolocation. Secure by design.

Semtech recently introduced the first product in its new LoRa Edge™ platform – a highly versatile and low power, software-defined LoRa®-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management. The first product of the platform is the game changing LoRa Edge™ multi-technology asset management solution: LR1110. Its key market differentors are:

  • Modular and configurable, LR1110 can transition between outdoor and indoor activity automatically, using GPS satellite tracking for outdoor applications and Wi-Fi passive scanning for tracking indoor assets. It replaces the need to build different trackers for indoor or outdoor use or trackers that combine multiple location methods with a single chipset, reducing complexity and cost.
  • It contains the ultra-low power capabilities of a LoRa transceiver. This means that it can communicate over LoRaWAN and it can be used to acquire position coordinates either through GNSS or Wi-Fi signals. Instead of changing the batteries on asset trackers every three to six months with conventional Wi-Fi technology, LoRa Edge delivers low power consumption allowing battery lifetimes up to three years.
  • It’s secure by design. Crypto engine allows to keep LoRaWAN keys inside the device and secure joining and communication. Modules can be securely activated from Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Device Activation Service.

ThingPark’s seamless integration with Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Services

As a leader in LoRaWAN network management solutions, Actility provides necessary elements for the frictionless experience of this Asset Management Evaluation Kit.

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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 in 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.

ThingPark Community, as the TPE-based community platform, provides free of charge access to Actility’s ThingPark Enterprise platform to community users for their non-profit use, including using this Evaluation Kit and other solutions.

ThingPark ExchangeActility’s Peering Hub already connecting 18 LoRaWAN® networks worldwide, public & private – ensures seamless integration of ThingPark Community Platform with Semtech’s Join Server in this case. Through its integration with the ThingPark Exchange, Semtech Join Server can serve any LR1110-based trackers across the globe without additional integration when the trackers are using a ThingPark Exchange connected networks (which includes both ThingPark and non-ThingPar k networks)

ThingPark Enterprise finally delivers the data to Tago.io through a pre-defined interface. Tago.ai provides mechanism for customers to route received location data to actionable dashboard to get the map location history, the data traffic history and many other things.

Comprehensive geolocation coverage for Asset Tracking use cases

Asset tracking is one of the most promising applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). A variety of industries, such as transportation, logistics, healthcare, and food services, are investing in smarter technologies to replace siloed legacy systems with automated asset management solutions. Actility-Semtech Asset Management Evaluation Kit for LR1110 LoRa Edge is one of such, as it is capable of GNSS scanning and Wi-Fi AP passive scanning, enabling indoor and outdoor localization alike at very low power consumption.

The tracking scenarios can be different: simple indoor, outdoor-to-indoor and vice-versa. When a customer monitors a product or asset in transit from one location to another but wants to continue tracking the items when they arrive into a warehouse or other indoor location. By combining GPS scanning and Wi-Fi scanning, the platform provides for the seamless and automatic switch from GPS scanning outdoors to Wi-Fi scanning in a building using a single LR1110 device without need for any human intervention, maintaining consistent visibility of asset locations.

In the indoor-only scenario,  tracking use cases include boxes or pallets in a warehouse, expensive power tools in a construction zone, asset recovery for underutilized medical equipment in hospitals, or even geofencing (creating a virtual boundary around a specific geographic location) for high-value retail assets within a store environment. Here the LR1110-based trackers enable low power tracking of asset location in building for months or even years on a single battery or charge, while maintaining the flexibility to switch to GPS scanning should the asset leave the building or geofenced zone.

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 Marketoffers 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

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About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices: 

Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost efficient and long range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® protocol, which is maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.

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Smart Badge: the latest multi-technology IoT tracker for people

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Smart badge image for press release with Abeeway Smart badge

Abeeway & Actility launch an unprecedented multi-technology IoT tracking device for people: the Smart Badge

Actility’s subsidiary Abeeway, market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation, has launched the Abeeway Smart Badge, a portable multi-mode tracker in ID card format with embedded sensors combining GPS, Low-power GPS, Wi-Fi Sniffer, BLE and LoRaWAN TDoA geolocation technologies, supporting accurate and continuous outdoor and indoor geolocation, making it ideal for tracking, zone notification and monitoring of workforce safety and security.

Abeeway’s Smart Badge precise tracking abilities locate workers and employees no matter where they are, as it works indoors and outdoors. The intelligent tracker adapts to the environment by choosing the best location technology to run on in its present situation, thereby optimizing battery life and, unlike other trackers that work on power-hungry cellular networks, benefits from the power efficient LoRaWAN® connectivity, a communication technology that paves the way for enormous amounts of IoT data with the low power consumption required by IoT applications, The device includes a 1.3Ah rechargeable battery. This high battery longevity allows it to function for more than a year on a single charge, and 90 days with 60 outdoor/indoor positions per day without needing a SIM card to work, saving budget from costly subscriptions.

Multifunctional tool for workers in various industries

The Abeeway Smart badge, which is certified by the LoRa Alliance and ready to be deployed worldwide, as it is available for three different frequencies: EU868, US915, AS923, has a compact card form, making it ideal for personal usage, as it can be neck-worn with a lanyard, attached to clothes, or easily fit in a pocket. 

The device is designed as multifunctional and ideal for all kind of environments, indoors and outdoors and can be applied in many different industries: Smart Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, but also in various buildings and offices.  

Image of Abeeway's Smart badge tracker around neck of construction worker

Its simpleness and light weight, combined with its user interface, which includes a buzzer with 80dB high volume, multi-usage SOS button, micro USB connector for charging, an IP65 water-resistant casing and embedded sensors for temperature, motion, and pressure, give access to numerous functionalities which may be personalized for different needs, for example, as a Panic/SOS Buttondanger zone signal with an 80db buzzer, a safety evacuation monitor or for optimization of supervisor/worker ratio in large construction or industrial sites. 

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Preserving business continuity & keeping workers safe from COVID-19 with the Smart Badge

The Smart Badge has also got a prevailing application, as it is used in Actility’s Proximity Detection and Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Solution, to help workers maintain social distance in shared workspaces during these pandemic times. This solution also helps companies track contamination clusters to help them protect their workers and avoid temporary shutdowns.

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 

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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™

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

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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.

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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 

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

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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”. 

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“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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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™ 

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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 

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

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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. 

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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 

Actility releases a Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Solution for Covid-19The 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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Actility named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Cool Vendors Research

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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

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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 

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LoRaWAN-powered Smart Buildings solutions now available in the US

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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.

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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 

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IoT Solutions development accelerated through alliance between Actility and Vertical M2M

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IoT Solutions development accelerated through alliance between Actility and Vertical M2M

Press Release, Paris, France. July 7th, 2020 

 

Actility, a leading LPWAN connectivity solutions provider with its ThingPark™ product portfolio, and Vertical M2M, a leading IoT Platform provider with its CommonSense IoT Platform®, announce a partnership to enhance delivery of off-the-shelves end-to-end IoT solutions to vertical markets, such as Utilities, Cities, Industries and Agriculture. Together the companies will enable customers and partners with end-to-end IoT solutions, through a catalog of ready to use applications and devices, running on a variety of LPWA networks (LoRaWAN®/ LTE-M / NB-IoT).  

Since 2016, CommonSense IoT platform® has become a leading device management and application generation platform comprising all the building blocks necessary to deliver IoT projects from end to end: rapid integration of all your IoT sensors and equipment, advanced management of your fleet of devices and immediate access to applications. Now fully integrated with ThingPark Actility, it allows you solve all pain points of your IoT projects: interoperability, scalability, device management and application generation.  

Actility connects IoT devices anywhere, ensuring efficient and secure data gathering and transferring to cloud applications on any scale, providing an operations support system, managing devices, data flow, and monetization, thus enabling end-to-end IoT solutions. ThingPark platform, demonstrating 7+ years of field experience in all regions of the world, is the dependable engine behind many innovations in key areas such as Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Building Management, Logistics, and Supply Chain, Utilities, Precision Agriculture, and others, contributing to a more sustainable economy. 

With CommonSense IoT Platform, we are intended for providing a reliable and multi-connectivity IoT platform to help our Customers and Partners successfully deploy their IoT use cases relying on ThingPark-powered infrastructures

says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility.

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Actility is a LPWAN infrastructures provider with a huge expertise and technological advantages to support LoRaWAN / LTE-M / NB-IoT on their Thingpark OSS solution, which is key to address companies IoT digitization challenges

says Maurice Zembra, CEO of Vertical M2M.

About Vertical M2M : 

Vertical M2M is an independent telecom software vendor and solution provider specialized in industrial IoT solutions. 

CommonSense IoT Platform® enables industrial players to solve the 3 key pain points they are facing whenever deploying large-scale IoT projects :  

  • instantly connect heterogeneous networks of devices (15+ IoT technologies supported including LPWAN LoRAWan/LTE-M/NB-IoT, Cellular GSM/SMS/2G/3G/4G and 5G, radio LAN/PAN, Wifi ULP/BLE, wired, BUS, 250+ pre-integrated IoT devices in our “CommonSense Ready” Devices Catalog), 
  • securely and reliably manage fleet of devices with advanced telecom supervision tools and services (IoT Device Management Module). In order to ease installation and commissioning of devices, to optimize operation costs and to grant performance of IoT applications, 
  • accelerate IoT services delivery through a complete design tool (IoT App Studio Module) for no-code IoT application development, or turnkey ready-to-go Off-the-shelves IoT Applications Templates

With over 40 customers in 10+ different countries, CommonSense IoT Platform® is available as a white-label solution and can be delivered either in a SaaS model or in an On Premise model. 

Contact us here : http://www.vertical-m2m.com/contact 

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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 

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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​

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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

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AWS Manufacturing and Industrial IoT Web Day

Please join us on July 22nd 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, LoRaWAN Ecosystem Leader, at AWS.  
During the session, Actility will introduce first vertical use-case starter packs to the market. One of them, built natively on top AWS IoT,  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.  

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.  

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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. 

Anuradha Kaur - Managing Director, One Network Consulting

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.

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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 .

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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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