Alliot announce new partnership with Abeeway

Specialist IoT distributor, Alliot Technologies launches Abeeway GPS sensors to UK market

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire / December 5th 2019

Specialist IoT distributor, Alliot Technologies has today announced its new partnership with leading IoT tracking solutions provider, Abeeway. The agreement sees Alliot become the UK’s main distribution arm for Abeeway products which complement Alliot’s expanding end-to-end LoRa offering.

Through their use of multiple geolocation technologies with LoRaWAN connectivity, Abeeway trackers can be used both indoor and outdoor to track and monitor assets such as trucks, containers, parcels, people and more with ease and accuracy. The range offers devices from rechargeable micro trackers to industrial trackers with up to 3 years battery life, monitoring up to 120 positions per day. Alliot’s Product Development Director, Paul Hayes, said, “We are thrilled to have become the UK’s official distributor for Abeeway. We are constantly searching for the best solutions to meet our customers’ requirements and Abeeway certainly lead in the field of Geolocation tracking. Paired with our provisioning services and expert technical support, we’re looking forward to growing Abeeway throughout the UK.” Nicolas Jordan, CEO of Abeeway commented, “Abeeway is very pleased to partner with Alliot. As tracking and logistics becomes one of the key verticals for IoT adoption, Abeeway will leverage its expertise in multi-technology based, power-efficient geolocation to happily support Alliot in addressing this multi-billion market.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kate Millard | 01484 599544 | kate.millard@  alliot  .co.uk 

About Alliot Technologies:

Alliot Technologies is the UK’s leading distributor of IoT products . Specialising in LoRaWAN, SigFox and NB-IoT, Alliot provides easy access to the best in class hardware, services and support to customers throughout the UK and Europe. Alliot’s vision is to simplify the set-up and ongoing management of IoT devices by providing solutions ready to be interfaced with the users’ selected IT structure through device provisioning services and support from an expert technical team. Alliot makes IoT accessible to all, helping partners to develop their solutions from proof of concept to fully scalable commercial solutions, enabling them to take the specific piece they need to bring their projects to life.


About Abeeway:

In April 2014, Abeeway was created in Meylan, a commune near Grenoble. It sprung from the birth of LoRa, a wireless data communication technology which was developed by Cycleo, a Grenoble-based company acquired by Semtech in 2012. Since the first LoRaWAN tracker was presented by Abeeway in 2015, Abeeway has continuously improved IoT tracking solutions, developing the first patented Low-power GPS (A-GPS for IOT) as well as data fusion to optimize localization & power consumption. In 2017, Actility, the global leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) acquired Abeeway, creating a best in class portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and IoT solution vendors across a wide range of industry sectors. Abeeway products continue to be available for every LoRaWAN networks, but becoming part of Actility’s allowed Abeeway to leverage its global reach to satisfy the massive market demand for IoT location use cases.


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Europe’s busiest urban train line gets an indoor location solution in its tunnels, implemented by French companies NomoSense, Abeeway and Actility

Europe’s busiest urban train line gets an indoor location solution in its tunnels, implemented by French companies NomoSense, Abeeway and Actility

PARIS 12/12/19

 

Abeeway, Actility and NomoSense experimented a tracking system for the RATP, the Parisian public transport operator, in order to locate in real time the underground equipment used in the tunnels of RER A in Paris, using low-power IoT networks and robust sensors, adapted to the underground environment.

RER A: The most frequented line in Europe

With more than one million passengers per workday, RER A in Paris is the busiest line in Europe and has been undergoing heavy renovation works for several years. In order to continue to guarantee safety, reliability and optimal availability of the RER A line infrastructure and to strengthen its performance, RATP has been engaged in vast renewal of RER A tracks since 2015, in agreement with Ile-de-France Mobilités. The track renewal on RER A consist of replacing all the tracks, ballast and train switching systems. In total, by 2021, 24 km of track and ballast must be renewed, and 28 switches replaced between Nanterre-Préfecture and Vincennes. A complex operation that required a total interruption of traffic 24 hours a day every summer for 4 weeks until 2018 and then for 7 weeks at night, on weekends and a full week from 2019 to 2021. The organization of the Ballast Track Renewal works is a real challenge due to the complexity of the environment and the human and technical needs to be implemented. The management of the resources of a site of this size motivates RATP to constantly reflect on the tools to be put in place in order to improve and optimize its management.

That is why for the past two years, RATP and NomoSense have been collaborating on an innovation project based on the concept of a connected construction site, with geolocation underground as the main use case. After several technologies tested, NomoSense has experimented, thanks to its partners Actility and Abeeway, with a complete solution that meets the needs of this type of project.

Abeeway technology at the heart of the solution

The choice was made to use Abeeway sensors, which, thanks to their robustness, adapt to the humid and dusty environment of urban railway tunnels. The operation is simple, the Abeeway sensors scan Bluetooth tags (called Beacons). These beacons are positioned every 20 meters to create a positioning reference frame. Once scanned by the Abeeway sensor, this information is sent back through a private LoRaWAN network. Finally, on the basis of this information, NomoSense was able to develop a geolocation algorithm to determine where the construction machines are located in the tunnel. This device could also offer in the future the improvement of the safety of workers in hazardous areas since the sensors are equipped with an alert button and an immobility detector, which makes it possible to send the position in the event of activation.

The importance of connectivity solved with Actility

Before finding the right communication network, this innovative solution required some thought, particularly on how to connect the sensors to the outside. After 2 years of reflection and several successive phases of tests in a complex radio environment, making it difficult to use and share conventional connectivity solutions, the majority of the section concerned by the works is now covered by a private LoRaWAN network. The LoRaWAN technology implemented is based on the ThingPark Enterprise solution from the French provider Actility. This technology has effectively covered these white areas with a radio solution and thus enabled the sensors to communicate. In addition, this choice was made because it offers RATP additional connectivity to be able to experiment with other types of connected objects for the supervision of its rail infrastructure equipment.

NomoSense: an IoT platform and unique services interaction to visualize data

Thanks to its data aggregation solution, NomoSense was able to centralize 100% of the bricks of this service, whether it be beacon management, LoRaWAN antenna administration, sensor decoding or location algorithms to make the system efficient. This centralization was an essential challenge to provide an ergonomic service and not to burden the management processes of these sites. This innovative system, implemented and tested on site during the summer of 2019, made it possible to validate the proper functioning and, above all, the interest of the final service with RATP teams. Beyond the “Proof Of Concept” type tests, the solution was designed on the basis of standardized technologies such as LoRaWAN technology or Beacon networks, which allows it to be deployed on an industrial scale.

« The use of standard technologies was a key issue in order to centralize data in a single platform but also to replicate the solution on an industrial scale »

            Mazic Bekka, Research & Innovation Project Manager at the RATP Engineering Department

Opening to other uses

The implementation of this technical solution in an environment as extreme as the one of the RATP is a real technical and operational success. This success was made possible thanks to the strong collaboration between the companies NOMOSENSE, ABEEWAY and ACTILITY. Other uses such as hardware inventory based on this scan solution are under study.

Finally, Abeeway sensors being equipped with a WiFi scan and a GPS, a continuity of indoor / outdoor service is already considered for future developments.

 

About NomoSense

NomoSense is a company established on the Internet of Things (IoT) market. It provides building communities and managers with centralized sensor solutions to the management platform. Its solutions optimize the human and material resources. NomoSense commit itself daily to ensure a continuity of the delivered service, to optimize the performance of our solutions and to evolve its services according to the new technologies.

 

For more information : http://www.nomosense.com

Contact :

Caroline CLERC

Chargée de communication

cclerc@nomosense.com

About Actility

Actility is a global leader in LoRaWAN® connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things.Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solution partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.

 

For more information : https://www.actility.com/

Contact :

Gabor Pop

Director, Corporate & Strategic Marketing

gabor.pop@actility.com

About Abeeway

Abeeway is a leading provider of disruptive IoT solutions for battery-powered tracking, based on innovative LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network connectivity and a patented cloud-powered technology that makes positioning low power and more valuable. Abeeway offers its expertise and services to achieve powerful and complete geolocation solutions with shortest time-to-market, allowing it to be a true enabler for mass-market IoT sectors such as asset tracking and management, logistics, process optimization or safety of people, animals and objects. Abeeway’s mission is to deliver a full visibility of your businesses and matters along with the tools to optimize and control them. Abeeway has been founded by the creators of LoRaWan™, and now it is a member of the LoRa Alliance™: the largest, most powerful standards-based effort to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). Since April 2017, Abeeway belongs to Actility group, an industry leader in LPWA large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based IoT / M2M communication platform.

 

For more information : https://www.abeeway.com/

About RATP Group

With 16 million of traveler transported daily in the world, RATP group is the 5th transport urban operator in world. Implanted in 14 countries and 4 continents (France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, USA, India, China, South Korea, Philippines and Qatar), RATP group exploit grid of subway, tramway, bus and regional express line.

In addition, RATP group exploit in Ile-de-France the most important grid in world and export his expertise in France and internationally, especially via his subsidiaries RATP Dev, Systra and Ixxi.

RATP group imagine, design and lead infrastructure development projects, exploit and keep grids, whatever transport mode. He develops also innovative devices of mobility help (traveler information, tele-tiketing…).

Contact SERVICE DE PRESSE GROUPE RATP • T 01 58 78 37 37 • www.ratp.fr • servicedepresse@ratp.fr

Actility and Radio Bridge partner to deliver vertical end-to-end solutions for smart buildings and industries in the US market

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Actility and Radio Bridge partner to deliver vertical end-to-end solutions for smart buildings and industries in the US market

PARIS, FR and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US October 16, 2019

Actility, the global leader in industrial IoT connectivity solutions, and Radio Bridge, a prominent designer and manufacturer of cost-efficient, LoRa®-based wireless sensors, are collaborating to provide complete solutions to support the needs of vertical markets in smart buildings and industry. These will be leveraging industry-grade sensor certifications and full compliance with Actility network server-based operator and enterprise networks.

As different US industries shift to more innovative IoT tools and platforms for their operations and resource management, the demand for affordable, yet high quality, solutions is on the rise. The two industrial IoT solutions providers aim to provide this through their complementary products and services. While Radio Bridge provides cutting-edge hardware and software interface that address large-scale industry needs, Actility will fuel this with innovative, secure, and dependable LoRaWAN connectivity solutions ensuring proper and efficient data communication and management. Specifically, this means that Radio Bridge clients can enjoy the functionalities of Actility’s platforms through its APIs.

In addition to this, Steve Kilts, CEO and Co-Founder of Radio Bridge, said, “The integration and interoperability testing with Actility is critical as they provide the underlying network server technology for major LoRaWAN operators around the world. Actility’s professional-grade LNS is also a top recommendation for private, enterprise-wide LoRaWAN networks utilizing Radio Bridge sensors.”

“We are thrilled to have Radio Bridge amongst our key partners. Partnerships to deploy full end-to-end solutions are the key factor of success for IoT projects and we are happy to enable Radio Bridge solutions with the world’s most innovative LoRaWAN connectivity solutions,” said Gabor Pop, Director of Ecosystem, Marketing and Digital Services.

Through this partnership, end-to-end industry-grade connected solutions for cities, buildings, agriculture, and industrial automation are more achievable at both lower costs of ownership and high-quality products.

Actility & ThingPark™ 

Actility connects the Industrial Internet of Things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries, and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation, and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.

Radio Bridge

Radio Bridge Inc designs and manufactures long-range wireless sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry using emerging wireless standards such as LoRaWAN. The portfolio of sensors are all designed for very long range, low cost, and extended battery life applications. Target industries include building security and automation, smart city, medical device, and industrial automation. All products are designed with an open architecture for flexible integration, and an optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of the sensors in the field. Custom design is also available with the goal of achieving seamless sensor-to-cloud solutions for a variety of applications.

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Kuzzle and Actility enter into a partnership to simplify the deployment of LoRaWAN projects

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Kuzzle and Actility enter into a partnership to simplify the deployment of LoRaWAN projects

Paris / Montpellier: 02 Octobre 2019

At IBS and Smart City Paris 2019, Actility, the global leader in LoRaWAN Low Power IoT networks and Kuzzle, publisher of Europe’s first Open-Source backend platform for IoT and Mobile, announced the signature of a partnership to accelerate the time-to-market of IoT projects and positioned themselves as global IoT partners in sectors such as smart cities, connected buildings, industrial asset  tracking, logistics and transportation.

The partnership aims to facilitate the implementation of IoT projects, particularly in terms of integration of IoT data through LoRaWAN Low Energy networks and development of IoT business applications.

Today, to rollout an end-to-end IoT project, it is necessary to solve IoT connectivity, complex data integration and business application development issues.

The all-in-one Kuzzle-Actility solution aims to meet the growing number of IoT use cases and address customer expectations by focusing on their specific business requirements, offering ready-to-use LoRaWAN connectivity and a software platform to manage IoT data and develop business applications.

The joint solution accelerates the time to market of IoT projects, reducing deployment, development and integration costs by more than 40%.

Kuzzle, an open-source, robust and scalable open-source IoT platform for low-speed and low-power IoT projects.

Kuzzle is an open-source, secure, scalable and fully customizable IoT backend. It is capable of collecting, indexing and processing massive amounts of heterogeneous data from the Internet of Things in real-time.  Kuzzle IoT backend offers within a single platform a multi-protocol API toolbox, advanced functionalities for multi-devices, multi-clouds, multi-IoT networks to meet various business use cases, while guaranteeing a high level of security and control.

Jacques Le Conte, CEO of Kuzzle, commented: “We are delighted to have Actility as our global IoT partner. Our customers need low power, low speed and long-range wireless networks and sensors, optimized for stand-alone equipment. Our ambition is to offer an open platform to leverage the power of the LoRa alliance and provide a high value-added service jointly with Actility. This agreement is fully in line with our growth strategy by working with leading partners in the IoT space.”

Actility is the world’s leading provider of connectivity solutions for low-power networks.

With its ThingPark IoT platform, Actility connects sensors collecting data to cloud applications at all scales, via LoRaWAN (Long Rang Wide Area Network) core network,, enabling customers to create end-to-end IoT solutions with low total cost of ownership. Whether for global or national networks or enterprise solutions, Actility transforms business, industries and processes by providing efficient and secure data transfer, sensor management, operational support system, data flow management and monetization. 

For Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility “the partnership between Kuzzle and Actility points out the importance of data flow management in IoT projects. The very strong complementarity between the two companies will allow a faster and less complex integration with business applications. This will allow the end customer to focus on the use case and business benefits and not lose time & resources in technical implementation.

 

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Actility proudly receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Actility proudly receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

A Commitment to Continuous Delivery of Quality Products and Services to Clients

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[PARIS, FRANCE, September 4, 2019—] Actility happily announces its official ISO 9001:2015 certification after an audit conducted by TÜV Rheinland France in June 2019.

The scope covers the design of connectivity products and services, delivered as software or SaaS, operated by Actility, and trading of equipment, including a radio functionality. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is a globally acclaimed standard that verifies the effectiveness of an organization’s quality management system in addressing client needs with their products and services.

In a rapidly changing world where customer demands continue to evolve, Actility always recognizes the need to innovate and adapt its products and services to satisfy market needs. This is why the company never stops the improvement of its internal processes and keep high quality practices to maintain both product and service excellence. Achieving the ISO 9001:2015 certification is a concrete manifestation of this commitment as it is considered as one of the most meticulous and prestigious standards in the world.

Internally speaking, this is also an attestation to the thorough understanding of employees on each of their roles, including performing best practices in interacting with both colleagues and clients, effective troubleshooting, and suggesting improvements. Being able to do so nurtures a well-organized and harmonious working atmosphere within the company resulting to delivering only the best to its external stakeholders, especially the customers.

As Actility CEO Olivier Hersent said, “[…] Actility passed ISO9001 certification, not just for R&D (research and development) process as often the case in our type of tech company, but for the whole company! This exercise was extremely challenging amidst the storm of regular business; however, it was necessary and extremely useful. […] The process also helped a lot creating more communication across functions.”

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In addition, he remarks, “Needless to say, as any engine, processes need regular oiling, so this achievement is only the beginning.” Indeed, Actility is steadfast, more than ever, in its dedication to both operational and service excellence for the next years to come.

Actility & ThingPark™ 

Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries, and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation, and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology. 

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Global IoT leader Actility accelerates IoT networks deployment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Global IoT leader Actility accelerates IoT networks deployment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Paris, France, May 14th, 2019 – Actility SA, the world leader in the low-power networks industry, announces deployment launch of large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) networks in Ukraine with IoT Ukraine and in the Kyrgyz Republic with Smart Technologies LLC, based on LoRaWAN™ technology. 

Companies and government organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are increasingly embracing the Internet of Things, with many planning to accelerate investments in the short term.  The announcement arrives a year after Actility’s cooperation agreement signature with ER Telecom, the largest Russian IoT operator, to accelerate the deployment of IoT in Russia, using Actility’s ThingPark connectivity platform, having covered over 50 Russian biggest cities as of today. With almost all the major LPWAN national networks in the world using the ThingPark platform,  Actility manages more than 30,000 antennas deployed in more than 50 countries: France, United States, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, Thailand, Japan and many others.  

Now, IoT is gaining momentum in the East European and Central Asian countries, which offers business investment opportunities and use case implementations across a spectrum of industries. IoT is strategic for utilities, manufacturing, transportation and retail organizations in this vast region, which see IoT as an aspirational opportunity that can enhance automation and provide a competitive advantage. Some concrete examples of IoT innovation in the Smart City domain are taking place across the region, from the rollout of smart trash bins or smart parking, to much more complex deployments such as street lighting and traffic management solutions. 

IoT Ukraine, created in 2017 as the national LoRaWAN network operator, is serving Kiev and its region, Lviv and Kropivnitsky, currently expanding to other different regions of Ukraine. Until the end of the year, IoT Ukraine plans to expand its network to all regional centers and suburban areas, the main regional centers of the country. This Ukrainian IoT national network is deployed in partnership with the digital operator Lifecell, with Cisco as a general supplier of Actility’s network platform. The first implemented solutions of the company were: smart lighting and smart parking for large shopping malls, entertainment and business centers, as well as tracking – precisely the motion tracking of vehicles belonging to a company specializing in the delivery of food in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Another use case is remote metering of gas consumption in the regional center Kropivnitsky. 

IoT Ukraine also expresses their enthusiasm and engagement: “Our company has deeply and seriously selected the suppliers of IoT solutions of the first national LoRaWAN network for our 40 million population Eastern European country. Today we have connected more than 80 Cisco gateways based on the Actility platform together with the national digital operator Lifecell for smart lighting, smart parking, tracking, gas, water, electrical metering, environmental monitoring and agro solutions on territories with more than six million people in Ukraine. After a year of testing IoT solutions IoT Ukraine has begun commercial operation of the network. Today, we can confidently offer our LoRaWAN solutions to both commercial and governmental clients, being confident in the reliability of the solutions and professional support of the world leaders of the IoT market”.

 

In Kyrgyz Republic, “Smart Technologies” LLC, a Kyrgyz telecom operator, announced the start of cooperation on the deployment of LoRaWAN wireless networks, in partnership with ER-Telecom and Actility, to provide services based on the Internet of Things, as one of the key areas of its growth strategy, in particular, to provide IoT solutions to large companies and government agencies using LoRaWAN technology. At the initial stage, the network will be developed in the city of Bishkek, later in all regions of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz enterprises are in the process of digital transformation, which will significantly increase business efficiency. 

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work together with Actility and ER-Telecom, large innovative players in the huge market of the Internet of Things that is opening up great opportunities. We believe that thanks to the great experience of our partners in industry and regions, we will be able to very quickly and successfully implement LoRaWAN solutions on the network that we deploy”says  Smart Technologies LLC.  

The Internet of Things is the foundation for the development of the digital economy, with unlimited growth potential. According to estimates, based on forecasts of the world’s leading analytical agencies, the volume of the Internet of Things in the world by 2022 will reach 1.2 trillion dollars (USD). Considering all the opportunities offered by the digital economy, Smart Technologies LLC decided to enter adjacent markets and launch an IoT network with regional coverage in 3-5 cities with their partners. At the initial stage of the project, special attention will be paid to the housing and utility sector, and the mining industry – the most important sectors of the Kyrgyz economy. The sensors connected to the LoRaWAN networks can provide remote monitoring and data collection from housing and utilities metering devices. In the mining industry, the LoRaWAN can be used for such applications as the monitoring of machinery and equipment for preventive maintenance, preventing accidents and work stoppages, or tracking employees to ensure their safety, for example during blasting operations. The capabilities of LoRaWAN technology will also be useful for logistics and manufacturing companies that can improve the efficiency of supply chain management and operations. Cargo geo-positioning solutions raise particular interest among companies.  

“Today, the strong impact IoT has on business is broadly acknowledged by decision makers. Based on technologies like LoRaWAN, IoT is spreading rapidly across the globe, and now particularly in the countries of East Europe and Central Asia, with Actility supporting a growing number of companies and governmental organizations either testing projects or fully deploying implementation“, says Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility.

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For further information: 
ActilityGabor Pop 
gabor.pop@actility.com  

Notes to editors: 

Actility & ThingPark 

Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology. 

Leading IoT sensor provider Clickey scales up its workplace management solutions with Actility

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Leading IoT sensor provider Clickey scales up its workplace management solutions with Actility

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PARIS, France – Actility proudly announces Clickey’s transition to the ThingPark LoRaWAN platform to enhance workplace efficiency through their smart sensors in the Netherlands.

The future of smart buildings with Actility and Clickey is now. Clickeyone of the pioneering providers of IoT solutions for businesses, hachosen Actility to power their smart sensors for connected buildings in the Netherlands. This is in line with their intention to further scale their device deployments across their customer-base. 

As Clickey’s business expands, they recognize the need to transition from an open-source LoRaWAN server to a more secure, scalable solution from ActilityBecause Actility has a track record for managing large-scale networks, it makes it an ideal platform for deploying even over 100,000 devices with a high level of reliability and security. 

Currently, Clickey has provided sensors with Actility LoRaWAN connectivity to a top European building and construction services provider. These sensors, which were branded BeSense as part of the building company’s initiative, gather specific information, such as occupancy, temperature, and air quality in buildings, particularly workspaces. The collected data are then analyzed in order to manage workplaces more efficiently. 15,000 sensors have already been deployed in smart buildings and Clickey is preparing to increase this amount to over 100,000 units in the next months to come. 

The Dutch company provides 4 different types of sensors to their clients – the Occupation Sensor, Comfort Sensor, TempPro, and Energy Monitor.  

The Occupation Sensor detects the presence of individuals behind a work desk, in meeting rooms, or in restrooms. Meanwhile, the Comfort Sensor records temperature, humidity, light, sound, CO2 levels, and battery levels. It also registers human presence through movement and human interaction through its push button. Additionally, the TempPro is a multi-purpose temperature sensor that sends out an alarm whenever specific temperature thresholds are reached. This is ideal for workplaces where temperature levels need to be monitored. Finally, the Clickey Energy Monitor measures how much and where energy is being used. 

Clickey has also developed a people counter that determines the number of persons passing through a hall or a doorway in real-time. Specifically, it can identify a very good estimate of the number of people who are passing in groups or simultaneously.  

The increasing growth of the smart building industry opens up more diverse use cases that require a large spectrum of different sensors. In this regard, we will be developing more smart building products in the coming months, such as a paper bin level sensor, running on Actility LoRaWAN connectivity. Through this, we visualize ourselves taking the lead in optimizing workplace efficiency through making buildings smarter using devices that are supported by a secure, reliable network, said Pedro de Smit, Technical Director of Clickey. 

Since Clickey’s transition to Actility, the company already has 85 gateways in the Netherlands and is planning to increase this to over 100. Clickey is also considering deploying gateways in Germany and other European countries. 

Actility & ThingPark™ 

Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries, and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation, and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology. 

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Actility announces availability of its ThingPark Activation service on top of its multi-country peering hub ThingPark Exchange to enable global device manufacturers

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Actility announces availability of its ThingPark Activation service on top of its multi-country peering hub ThingPark Exchange to enable global device manufacturers

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MWC Barcelona, February 25th, 2019 – Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, announced the deployment of its LoRaWAN-based ThingPark Activation service over its multi-country peering hub ThingPark Exchange, the first hub for international IoT roaming.

With the availability of nationwide coverage, ThingPark Exchange service as a peering hub that interconnects multiple LoRaWAN networks has helped create a global market for multi-country LoRaWAN use cases in Smart Manufacturing and transport and logistics. 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 multiple country markets without the hassle of sharing secure device credentials for multiple provisioning across multiple networks.

Actility CEO and founder Olivier Hersent said: “We launched ThingPark Exchange in mid-2018 to extend the capability of our clients’ national networks. By adding ThingPark Activation on top of ThingPark Exchange in 2019 a device manufacturer can massively produce LoRaWAN devices without having to personalize them for a given LoRaWAN network. ThingPark Exchange takes care of securely sending activation requests from any network to a central ThingPark Activation service” Since announcing the launch of ThingPark Exchange in 2019, Actility has added new peering partners such as Schneider Electric, to enable their global LoRaWAN-based solutions in Energy Management and Industry, KPN the LoRaWAN nationwide network provider in the Netherlands and Hiber the LoRaWAN low-cost satellite connectivity network provider.

“LoRaWAN’s potential is phenomenal and we are leading the way in proving its capability. We first focused on connecting cities but now entire countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands have full IoT connectivity with LoRaWAN. We can now create a pan-European LoRaWAN network. Through the combination of ThingPark Activation and ThingPark Exchange we not only aggregate data connectivity from multiple networks but we simplify and secure the process for LoRaWAN device manufacturers by aggregating activation requests once a device connects to a network anywhere in the world,” added Olivier Hersent.
 

ThingPark Exchange is a component of Actility’s ThingPark Services Center, which offers a range of services to enrich and augment the capabilities of deployed networks. It includes ThingPark Activation for large-scale device activation; TP Location for one-stop location determination and exposure using a mix of several location technologies; and TP FOTA Server which enables firmware-over-the-air update of devices in the field, increasing their lifetime & enhancing security.

The Exchange hub enables LoRaWAN service providers to consistently execute and control their roaming agreements. If necessary, traffic policy and Service Level Agreements (SLA) can be customised through individual commercial agreements.

Actility was launched by IoT industry and LoRaWAN experts in 2010 to accelerate low power global connectivity. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer low power wide area (LPWA) networking technology.

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Anne van Gemert: anne.vangemert@actility.com / +33 6 47 37 30 21

Notes to editors:
Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.

Actility signs agreement with Pittsburgh International Airport

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Actility signs agreement with Pittsburgh International Airport

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Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pittsburgh International Airport in a move that will greatly expand the airport’s IoT capability and position it among the most technologically advanced airports in the world.

By 2023, a high-tech $1Bn terminal will be built at Pittsburgh International Airport with plans for the best IoT technology embedded from the outset of the design phase, in order to provide the most up to date offering in a world-class facility.

Under the MOU, the airport will establish an LPWAN IoT Lab with Actility to enable different use cases to be deployed and tested to identify the best candidate devices and application partners for the overall new terminal design. Targeted areas will include asset movement, people movement and building management.

Actility CEO and co-founder Olivier Hersent said: “We are delighted to sign this MOU with Pittsburgh International Airport to undertake the first phases of the IoT Lab using our ThingPark Business Accelerator Program. We will supply the airport with the tools, knowledge, and techniques to make their IoT services successful and to demonstrate the benefits of LoRaWAN technology. We look forward to bringing the airport and its visionary management team through the critical first steps of a commercially successful IoT service.”

“Technology innovation is critical for us,” said Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis. “This is one step toward our goal of building the ‘smartest’ airport in the world. Building an ecosystem of technology leaders and advanced thinking partners will enable us to learn and adapt to be the leading airport in meeting passenger and airline needs while continuing to increase efficiencies.

Actility’s Business Accelerator Program (BAP) consultative service is the first step in IoT service and business case definition. It sets the goals for client projects, tests assumptions, and establishes high-level go-forward plans for launch.

“The expected growth of IoT is exponential, and therefore, as part of our transformation to a smart airport, we need to understand how impactful and valuable this wave of technology can be to our airport and the industry,” said Katherine Karolick, Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Pittsburgh International. “We will work with Actility and the IoT ecosystem to first learn and test the value in our existing airside terminal and then refine and perfect it. When our new landside terminal opens in 2023, we will have deployed proven, reliable, secure, and innovative systems.”

Actility was launched by IoT industry and LoRaWAN experts in 2010 to accelerate low power global connectivity. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer low power wide area (LPWA) networking technology.

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For further information:
Actility: Anne van Gemert
anne.vangemert@actility.com / +33 6 47 37 30 21

Notes to editors:
Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.

Actility launches Ecosystem Partner Program

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Actility launches Ecosystem Partner Program

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, has launched the Ecosystem Partner Program (EPP). This new program is focused on leveraging Actility’s ThingPark platform and partners’ technologies to deliver increased value by providing certified, complementary and scalable IoT solutions.

The Ecosystem Partner Program will help the adoption of IoT use cases by extending the capabilities of Actility’s LoRaWAN™ network server and providing a one-stop-shop for complete IoT solutions.

David Royet, director ecosystem and digital services, Actility, said: “We have established the EPP to simplify everything for our partners by bringing it all under one roof and by removing all technical complexity. In addition, we have improved the setup of our partners’ products with the implementation of dedicated profiles for each device and have also simplified device activation and payload decoding.

“Our service offering and partner numbers continue to grow so we identified the need to develop the Partner ecosystem in a streamlined way that would create value for end customers. We have already had very positive feedback from partners who have converted to the EPP and we look forward to welcoming many more in the coming weeks and months.”

Francis Raimbert, founder and owner, ATIM Radiocommunication said: “Actility’s ecosystem partner program advances our ongoing strong relationship with the company and enables us to further integrate with ThingPark Enterprise and the LoRaWAN ecosystem. Our LoRaWAN products will be presented in the device profiles gaining increased exposure to their other partners. It’s a win-win scenario.”

End customers looking for high-quality partners will benefit from the new ThingPark Connected label which certifies that products including devices, gateways, and applications are correctly integrated on the ThingPark Platform.

By using ThingPark Connected products, Actility’s customers have the assurance they can deploy their IoT use cases simply and efficiently. They can fully focus on their business and work with their validated products.

Actility was launched by IoT industry and LoRaWAN experts in 2010 to accelerate low power global connectivity. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer low power wide area (LPWA) networking technology.

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Actility launches annual Actility Operator Forum

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Actility, the global industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, and Europe’s leading energy aggregator, has officially launched the annual Actility Operator Forum. The first two-day event took place in Paris on the 29th and 30th of November 2018.

Over 50 global network operators and 100 clients and partners converged on Paris to join Actility in celebrating the growth and maturity of the LoRaWAN ecosystem and to share success stories, feedback, and best practice. The event was launched on Thursday morning by Actility CEO and Founder Olivier Hersent who delivered a keynote speech.

“Thanks to the Actility Operator Forum we realize that so much of what NNNCO is doing in Australia has global implications and that many of our breakthroughs and learnings are just as applicable in Asia, the US, Europe and beyond. We must all look beyond our own borders and that’s where roaming comes in. The focus now must be on supporting the large global device manufacturers in industries such as metering industrial controls to leverage global gateway growth as one global roaming network.”
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Rob Zagarella
Founder, CEO and Board Member, NNNCo
“It was a great opportunity for Orange to understand key requirements from the LoRaWAN ecosystem, especially large solution providers looking to roll out massively and to share with other LoRaWAN operators on how to best accommodate those requests.”
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Luc Savage
VP of Enterprise IoT, Orange

Fellow keynote presenters included industry experts from Schneider Electric, Itron, Semtech, HERE and Actility. The afternoon sessions were each chaired by a subject matter expert with presentations and input from three guest panelists from companies such as NNNCo, GEFCO, Nexans, ER-Telecom, Birdz.

Topics ranged from general discussions about the LoRaWAN ecosystem to more specific topics covering industrial, enterprise and private networks and then deeper into vertical use cases on those networks, including agriculture, logistics, smart cities, smart water. Given the maturity of LoRaWAN, the forum was also able to delve into go-to-market strategies, pricing models, deployment models, and roaming. The entire program can be viewed here: www.actility.com/forum

Actility is a global leader in LoRaWAN solutions. LoRaWAN is a low power wireless protocol for wide area networks that allows devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections with extended battery life. Actility also enables multi-country geolocation solutions through its LoRaWAN roaming hub and Abeeway, its subsidiary that makes low power, long-life trackers.

GEFCO partners with Actility and Wakeo to develop a new track and trace solution for motorcycles cradles

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GEFCO partners with Actility and Wakeo to develop a new track and trace solution for motorcycles cradles

This partnership with Actility and Wakeo allows GEFCO to provide an innovative, tailor-made solution to streamline cradle management processes in Europe, reinforcing its leading position in automotive logistics.

This latest development also demonstrates the unique added value brought to customers by GEFCO’s innovation strategy, which last year led to the start of another key partnership, with accelerator Techstars.

An innovative, tailor-made solution bringing added value to customers

Once motorcycles leave the factory, they are stored and transported to dealers’ facilities on cradles. A shortage of cradles generates additional costs and production management problems. Cradles are not easy to track and are sometimes lost or stolen, which reduces manufacturers’ fleets and leads to delivery delays. GEFCO has developed a unique tailor-made solution to solve operational issues and streamline cradle management processes in Europe by partnering with Actility, a leading LoRaWAN solution provider, and Wakeo, the provider of a real-time visibility platform.

  • Actility is a global leader in LoRaWAN solutions. LoRaWAN is a low power wireless protocol for wide area networks that allows devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections (up to 15 kilometers) with extended battery life (up to 10 years). Actility powers more than 50 public LoRaWAN service providers in over 30 countries, along with managed enterprise networks for dedicated vertical IoT solutions. Actility also enables multi-country geolocation solutions through its LoRaWAN roaming hub and Abeeway, its subsidiary that makes low power, long-life trackers.
  • Wakeo provides a SaaS platform to bring real-time visibility on B2B multimodal transport flows. The software aggregates transport providers’ data and guarantees data quality by enriching it with independent information (IoT data from hardware partners, AIS and satellite data). Using in-house algorithms, Wakeo predicts times of arrival and sends proactive alerts to enable operational teams to anticipate delays.

A collective intelligence solution to meet customers’ needs

Smart trackers have been provided by Actility and installed on the cradles to provide positions with an accuracy up to three meters and a battery lifetime of more than seven years. Tracker data is then collected via the LoRaWAN networks and analyzed on the Wakeo platform. This platform updates the motorcycles’ estimated arrival time at the dealer’s facility in real time. The platform also allows the user to locate the cradles, showing if and when they have been delayed. Automated alerts are sent to operational teams about delays. Thanks to this system, motorcycle manufacturers can make sure the initial transport plan is being followed, while being informed of possible delivery delays and the cradles’ return.

“The integration of these two innovative solutions will give GEFCO customers a comprehensive overview of their flows. They will benefit from real-time, predictive, cost-effective, energy-efficient and sustainable solutions for managing logistics resources and complex supply chains. This demonstrates the effectiveness of our innovation strategy and confirms the added value that our partnership with Techstars can bring to our customers,” commented Emmanuel Cheremetinski, Executive Vice-President Inland at GEFCO.

Last year, GEFCO also initiated another key partnership, with Techstars, as part of its innovation strategy to explore and invent new business lines. This strategy has three priorities: detecting new ideas and opportunities with the Innovation Watch and Business Intelligence teams, testing new ideas proposed by internal teams at the GEFCO Innovation Factory, and investing in specific projects with Innovation Funding.

Actility collaborates with Microchip Technology

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Actility has announced at Electronica that it is collaborating with Microchip to allow IoT device manufacturers to speed their time to market and ensure seamless integration with LoRaWAN operator networks globally.

Microchip has fully validated interoperability of the LoRaWAN network stack with the newly launched SAM R34 System-in-Package (SiP) family and qualified the hardware through Actility’s ThingPark Connected programme, ensuring that any vendor using the SiP can be sure that their device is fully interoperable with any of the 60 national or large scale LPWA IoT communication networks deployed across 5 continents by Actility customers and powered by the ThingPark Wireless platform.

ThingPark Connected is an interoperability test programme for hardware, devices and applications, covering multiple regions, LoRaWAN versions and device classes. It goes beyond simple standards compliance to ensure end to end performance on networks powered by ThingPark Wireless in realistic use conditions. We’re delighted that Microchip has taken advantage of the benefits of working with ThingPark Connected, delivering interoperability at a fundamental level in the overall stack and thus enabling a large vendor ecosystem using the SAM R34.

David Royet, Director of Ecosystem and Digital Services, Actility
"As the LoRa ecosystem expands rapidly across geographies, interoperability testing with networks is crucial to reduce risk and time to market. In addition to a certified reference design, LoRaWAN software stack and a complete development tool environment, the SAM R34’s proven interoperability on networks powered by ThinkPark Wireless significantly simplifies the development process, enabling products to get to market faster."
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Director of marketing, Microchip’s Wireless Solutions business unit

The SAM R34 is a highly integrated LoRa SiP family that combines an ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), sub-GHz RF LoRa transceiver and software stack in a 6 x 6 mm package. The devices provide the industry’s lowest power consumption in sleep modes, making the SAM R34 family ideal for long-range, low-power IoT applications. Developers will enjoy using Microchip’s fully-integrated development environment to write their application using Microchip’s LoRaWAN™ software stack.

ThingPark China accelerates the IoT ecosystem by launching a Developer Lab and Marketplace

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ThingPark China accelerates the IoT ecosystem by launching a Developer Lab and Marketplace

ThingPark China announces the opening of an IoT Ecosystem Lab in Beijing enabling customers to evaluate their IoT solutions, and an online Market which will enable Chinese IoT device and application sellers to market their IoT solutions to business customers in China, and also to benefit from the global audience and IoT sales opportunities enabled by Actility’s ThingPark Market.

Bing Liu, CEO of ThingPark China says, “Our Ecosystem Lab and Marketplace will help accelerate the growth of LoRaWAN-based IoT in China by supporting the local ecosystem at every stage from developing and testing their products to distributing solutions to local customers and taking them to market worldwide. We’re bringing the tried and tested solutions from Actility and adapting them to the needs of the local market.”

Chinese device makers and application developers will be able to create a free account on the ThingPark China developer SaaS platform, hosted in China, giving them access to LoRaWAN connectivity and a suite of tools and APIs, including a self-test capability, to support the integration of their solution with ThingPark. A dedicated Ecosystem Lab facility in Beijing will provide a location with LoRaWAN coverage. Within the facility, developers will be able to use the self-testing tools for devices using the Chinese LoRaWAN frequency bands, and also prepare for international distribution by testing against European, APAC and US channel plans. For customers who prefer to develop and test in their own location, ThingPark China will offer a Developer Kit and gateway pre-configured to connect remotely to the ThingPark China developer platform.

Along with support for developers to create their products, the opening of the ThingPark China Market will provide the opportunity for them to sell local-market IoT products to business customers in China with a user experience optimized for Chinese buyers, and also to sign up to the international ThingPark Market, through which they can sell IoT devices and solutions for any region to customers around the globe, who will be able to buy them in almost 30 different local currencies.

“Here at the LoRa Alliance All-Members Meeting, we can see how quickly the interest and commitment to LoRaWAN is growing in China,” says Bing Liu, “and we’d like to extend an invitation to any company that is interested in adopting, developing and marketing LoRaWAN products globally to join our ecosystem, make use of our lab facilities, developer kits or online tools and sign up for our Market to accelerate their progress in bringing their solution to this dynamic and fast-growing market.”

CAT Telecom selects Actility to power rollout of Thai national IoT communication network

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CAT Telecom selects Actility to power rollout of Thai national IoT communication network with support from Teo Hong Silom

Actility is pleased to announce today that Thailand’s CAT Telecom has selected the ThingPark Wireless LPWA connectivity platform to power a national IoT communication network rollout across the country, beginning with a smart city solution for Phuket, soon to be followed by Bangkok. Actility is partnered with local system integrator and communication network specialist Teo Hong Silom Group to support the deployment and scale-up of the network.

Colonel Sanpachai Huvanandana, President of CAT Telecom, explains: “CAT Telecom is determined to develop a LoRaWAN network to support IoT services in line with the Government’s Thaliand 4.0 agenda. The key factors in developing true smart cities, such as we are pioneering with the city of Phuket, are infrastructure and services. These smart services will include Smart Metering, Smart Buildings, Smart Lighting, Smart Parking, Smart Farming, Smart Logistics and Smart Tourism. These services require a data communication infrastructure which covers a long distance, uses low energy and cuts the operating cost, all of which are major advantages of the LoRaWAN wireless network.”

“We’re very proud that our platform has been selected by CAT Telecom. This is a big win for Actility, demonstrating once again that ThingPark Wireless is the preferred solution for national commercial IoT network rollouts worldwide. We’re delighted to welcome CAT Telecom to the community of over 50 operators already using ThingPark-powered networks to support innovation in IoT applications and services. We’re also glad to be able to help CAT encourage innovation with a developer platform and a series of hackathons across the country.”

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Wisut Kaewbangkapom, Deputy General Manager ICT Solutions Business of Teo Hong Silom Co., Ltd (THS), comments: “We are excited and inspired by being a part of this project. We are confident and ready to deliver innovative solutions to CAT Telecom, to stimulate IoT activities and benefit everyone nationwide”.

CAT has also launched a ‘LoRaWAN IoT by CAT (Thai link)’ platform to support the commercial sector in developing and innovative industrial IoT services. Currently the company is testing a tracking service combining GPS and IoT communications enabling cars, motorbikes, dump trucks and coaches to be tracked across the province. In Phuket the service is supporting tourism, with a speed-boat businesses deploying the tracking technology to ensure the safety of their customers by installing trackers on their boats and providing tracking wristbands for their customers. CAT is also working with its alliance partners to support the smart tourism campaign through the Smart Phuket 4.0 mobile application, ‘Beacon’ devices that accurately inform tourists and foreigners in the province about product deals and tourist attractions, and ‘Digital Signage’ locating restaurants, tourist spots, accommodation, hospitals and the locations of key governmental offices.

“In the future, the information on the behaviours and activities of tourists will be aggregated by a Big Data Platform”, adds Colonel Huvanandana. “It will greatly benefit the business owners and city administration in. They will be able to perform deep analysis of consumer behaviour, and also improve the quality of life and the safety of the local citizens, improve all aspects of city management in all aspects and make Phuket a world class smart city.”

CAT Telecom will use its learnings from the Phuket project to create a transferrable business model and technical solutions to accelerate the deployment of Smart Cities in 18 provinces across Thailand, including the Bangkok region, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Nan, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Sarakham, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Pathom. and the three provinces in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), namely Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao.

HERE partners with Actility to locate assets in indoor and outdoor environments

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HERE partners with LoRaWAN leader Actility to locate assets in indoor and outdoor environments

Actility and HERE Technologies announce a partnership that will improve the location capabilities of IoT solutions by pinpointing the position of assets accurately, seamlessly and continuously in both indoor and outdoor environments. Combining Actility’s LoRaWAN connectivity management platform and HERE positioning capabilities, this integration will give Actility customers more cost-effective, energy efficient and sustainable solutions for asset management in logistics and supply chain applications across industries.

The combined solution can locate any asset, such as a tool or piece of equipment, with minimal energy consumption and low cost of ownership, bringing plant-to-store goods tracking or industrial supply chain transparency to life.

Actility is a global leader in LoRaWAN connectivity solutions. LoRaWAN is a low-power wireless protocol for wide area networks that allows devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections and with an extended battery life.Actility powers more than 50 service providers in over 30 countries and enables managed enterprise networks for dedicated vertical IoT solutions. As a result, Actility can enable multi-country geolocation solutions using its LoRaWAN roaming hub and Abeeway, its subsidiary that makes low-power, long-life trackers.

Through its partnership with HERE, Actility brings a complete low-power location solution to the market that combines GPS, A-GPS and Wi-Fi positioning. HERE venue mapping and “fingerprinting” (information about the current set of Wi-Fi signals and signal strengths available to a mobile device at a given moment) capabilities significantly improve indoor positioning precision, with an accuracy of five to seven meters.

“Through our new partnership with Actility, we continue to increase our capabilities and presence in the IoT market,” said Francois Fortun, Head of Business Development of IoT Partner Ecosystem at HERE. “HERE is a worldwide leader in mapping and location services, providing the highest levels of accuracy and global coverage, and our ongoing growth in this market underscores our position as the go-to location services provider for IoT technology.”

“Asset tracking is a strategic market for Actility, especially since our acquisition of Abeeway last year, which strengthened our solution portfolio with a LoRaWAN tracking device,” said Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility. “Today, we are very enthusiastic to join forces with HERE to fill what we believe to be a gap in the market: multi-country, low-power geolocation solutions with increased accuracy in almost every situation and a compelling business case based on low TCO.”

Actility partners with network operators worldwide to launch ThingPark Exchange, the first LoRaWAN international roaming hub

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Actility partners with network operators worldwide to launch ThingPark Exchange, the first LoRaWAN international roaming hub

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network connectivity, today announces ThingPark Exchange, the first hub for international IoT roaming, and the agreement of a number of public LoRaWAN operators around the world to sign up to the service. LoRa Alliance members including Australian operator NNNCo and Finland’s Digita, will connect their LoRaWAN network servers to the Actility ThingPark Exchange platform to enable instant packet roaming between their networks.

“Global roaming between different networks will enable new multi-country use cases and new business models with simpler deployment models,” explains Actility CEO Olivier Hersent. “Although roaming between different LoRaWAN operators has been standardized, it still requires operators to establish individual connections between many public or enterprise operators, making the process long, expensive and inefficient. ThingPark Exchange is the first roaming enablement platform to be fully compliant with the new LoRa Alliance roaming specifications. Now, once set up on the platform, any operator has an instant connection to all the other partner operators.”

The Exchange hub enables LoRaWAN service providers to consistently execute and control their roaming agreements. If necessary, traffic policy and Service Level Agreements (SLA) can be customised through individual commercial agreements.

By joining ThingPark Exchange, service providers will be able to more easily meet their customers’ requirements for global roll-outs. For example, companies active in a several countries or globally will be able to contract with only one operator for their IoT connectivity, instead of a different operator in every country. The chosen single operator, connected to ThingPark Exchange, will be able to make use of other Exchange-connected roaming partners to supply a multi-country connectivity solution for its customer.

“ThingPark Exchange will allow Digita to provide high-quality LoRaWAN services for our customers wherever they are needed globally, whilst simplifying the process of setting up worldwide connectivity arrangements dramatically,” says Digita’s IoT Services Director Ari Kuukka.

“We’re excited by the possibilities ThingPark Exchange opens up,” says NNNCo CEO Rob Zagarella. “Not only international use cases, but also the ability for our customers with regional enterprise or city networks to use roaming between networks to extend coverage for certain use cases throughout Australia.

ThingPark Exchange is a component of Actility’s ThingPark Services Center, which offers a range of services to enrich and augment the capabilities of deployed networks. It includes ThingPark Activation for large-scale device activation; TP Location for one-stop location determination and exposure using a mix of several location technologies; and TP FOTA Server which enables firmware-over-the-air update of devices in the field, increasing their lifetime & enhancing security.

Connexin and Actility announce launch of pioneering UK smart city IoT network

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Connexin, the leading smart city infrastructure provider, and Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, today announce that they are working together to deploy a LoRaWAN IoT communication network for the City of Hull, in the north of England. Specializing in building and operating award-winning Smart City Infrastructure to support the Internet of Things, Connexin works in partnership with local authorities, global technology companies and specialist technology providers to build metropolitan networks and smart city infrastructure.

“This is the infrastructure layer that smart cities have been waiting for: total coverage, indoors and outside.” explains Connexin Head of Smart Cities, Sam Forster. “It will allow sensors and smart devices to be deployed at scale and for innovation in services to be enabled and driven. We are committed to this technology because we feel it is the most powerful way to build Smart City solutions at scale.”

“We’re very proud to have been chosen by Connexin to support their roll-out of a dedicated network for the smart city of Hull,” comments Actility CEO Olivier Hersent. “This network will support more efficient public services and create opportunities in for commercial businesses across the City, and make Hull one of the clear leaders in the UK in deploying IoT for the benefit of its citizens.”

“The attractiveness of the network needs to be looked at in three ways,” expands Sam Forster. “First, for improved and more efficient public services; secondly for special users – emergency services, healthcare and social care – to be able to benefit from smarter services and more real-time data to keep people alive, healthier and improve their well-being; and thirdly, the commercial sector, so retail, parking, food and beverage, entertainment, service providers, estate managers… the list is endless.”

Connexin is deploying the network before having paying customers for it, as an investment in essential infrastructure, pioneering a new approach to enabling smart cities. Once the network is deployed, the company will offer both free and commercial services depending on the use case, end customer and commercial objectives.

Explaining Connexin’s choice of Actility as a partner, Sam Forster says: “Actility is a leader in LoRaWAN and a key player in the LoRa Alliance. The ThingPark multi-tenant platform brings true carrier-grade capacity and management capabilities, and will allow us to operate as a Smart City Operator, providing a network to many different large and small smart services providers. The city council and individuals will be able to run their business across a single network. We are delighted to have Actility as a partner and expect to drive Smart Cities at scale across the UK in the coming years.”

ER Telecom and Actility sign cooperation agreement during Presidential meeting at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

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ER Telecom and Actility sign cooperation agreement during meeting of President Macron and President Putin at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

St Petersburg, Russia, May 25th 2018: Actility and ER Telecom have signed a further collaboration agreement to accelerate the deployment of IoT in Russia during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian Premier Vladimir Putin to the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg. The agreement, signed in the presence of Delphine Gény-Stephann, Secretary of State in the French Economic and Finance Ministry, covers the collaborative development of infrastructure and software for IoT systems for both the corporate and consumer markets. ER Telecom is the second largest and fastest-growing Russian telecom operator, already catering to the majority of Russia’s largest enterprises.

Actility CEO Olivier Hersent explains “This collaboration agreement builds on the agreement already signed at Mobile World Congress for ER Telecom to deploy a ThingPark LPWA network management solution in Russia. As well as that infrastructure, we’ll be working together to accelerate the deployment of complete IoT solutions for customers in Russia, collaborating on software, roaming solutions and compatibility with international standards for LPWA networks. We’re very proud that the value of this partnership to Russian and French industry and the two countries’ economies is being recognised in the agreement being signed in front of the two Presidents during this State visit.”

Andrey Kuzyaev, President of ER Telecom Holding, comments: “By mid-July this year, our LoRaWAN network will extend to 62 cities in Russia. We have over 10 pilot projects under way in the energy sector, mining, retail and logistics, and 2018 will see the first full commercial launches. This market is continually gaining momentum. We are probably the only company that has taken the risk of building a Federal network with complete outdoor coverage, and we expect over 20 million sensors to be connected in the next three years. Not long after that, we predict that the number of connected sensors will exceed the number of active SIM-cards.”

The extended agreement will also see ERTH capitalising on Actility’s expertise and platforms to deploy a local Marketplace for IoT devices, applications and solution packages, and provide support and tools for the local IoT developer community to accelerate their go-to-market. Actility’s ThingPark Market platform will give those manufacturers and developers access to global markets and distribution beyond Russia’s borders.

Öresundskraft and Actility announce rollout of Swedish IoT network using unique “City Hub” model

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Öresundskraft and Actility announce rollout of Swedish IoT network using unique “City Hub” model

Öresundskraft, the Swedish energy company and fibre network operator, and Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks , today announce that they are working together to deploy a LoRaWAN IoT communication network within the Helsingborg Open City Hub, which could be the first of many rolling out across Sweden under the auspices of the StadshubbsAlliansen (“City Hub Alliance”). In the Open City Hub model, the IoT connectivity platform is offered by the municipality as an open access, commercially neutral network available to all companies or consumers in the city. Öresundskraft provides “connectivity as a service” for the Helsingborg hub.

“A Stadshubb is a regional LoRaWAN with an open and neutral wholesale business model for connectivity,” explains Öresundskraft’s Bo Lindberg, “ which enables anyone who needs to communicate with LoRa sensors to do so  easily, without having to build or operate their own infrastructure. This siginificantly reduces the threshold for service providers and end users to establish IOT services and solutions, thus accelerating and simplifying digitalization in general and the development of the smart city in particular.”

“We’re very pleased to have been selected to partner Öresundskraft in the roll-out of this ground-breaking smart city infrastructure and innovative business model,” comments Actility CEO Olivier Hersent. “An Open City Hub creates significant benefits for companies, residents and society in the region. It simplifies connectivity and enables key services, underpinned by secure LoRaWAN communication powered by ThingPark Wireless, delivering data to its owners’ cloud applications through a common horizontal infrastructure available to all on equal terms.”

The StadshubbsAlliansen was founded and is operated by Öresundskraft. Growing in 2018 at a rate of a new member every week, the Alliance is made up of either fully or partially municipally owned companies working together both commercially and technically to provide regional Stadshubbs (city Hubs) all using the same ThingPark Wireless platform from Actility, operated by Öresundskraft. The members of StadshubbAlliansen consist of regional fiber network providers with extensive experience of providing digital communication solutions. All own their own fiber networks, which provide key communication links in the City Hubs, and all have broad experience in working with local businesses and private customers whilst also dealing with infrastructure issues and urban development needs.

“In Actility we have a very strong partner, both in technology and in world-leading deployment expertise. Actility has been able to support StadshubbsAlliansen from the earliest days as a start-up and continue as we now are rapidly are growing throughout Sweden. With this well-developed infrastructure in and LoRaWAN™ service the StadshubbsAlliansen and Actility are creating a marketplace to realize the full potential of all digitalization through one technical and one business platform for multiple cities. Together we will build Sweden’s Smartest Cities,” concludes Bo Lindberg.

Actility opens IoT Lab in Paris with widespread 3GPP industry partner support

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Actility opens IoT Lab in Paris with widespread 3GPP industry partner support

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, March 1, 2018: Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks connectivity, today announces the opening of an IoT Lab in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris, home to technology giants and start-ups. The Lab will enable developers to connect, test and prepare for market their devices and applications using a full range of IoT connectivity including LTE-M, NB-IoT and LoRaWAN powered by Actility’s ThingPark Wireless Platform. The lab has garnered support from a wide range of industry partners offering 3GPP-compatible network elements, modules and sensors. The Paris IoTLab is the first of a number to be opened this year by Actility in partnership with customers around the world.

“Our IoT Lab in Paris will offer local network coverage for testing LTE-M/NB-IoT and LoRaWAN devices,” explains Actility CEO Olivier Hersent. “The lab is open to anyone interested in building applications and use cases or testing their devices/modules and real-world integration with cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM Bluemix. In our quest to make the lab the best environment possible for our visitors, we’re collaborating with a number of class-leading technology partners throughout the IoT value chain. The best technology is critical to enable our visitors to create and test the best solutions.”

The main goal of the IoT Lab is to enable LoRaWAN, LTE-M and NB-IoT device makers to perform functional testing and application developers or end-to-end solution developers to provision IoT devices and route their data to cloud application using Actility’s ThingPark Wireless developer platform. The lab will also be used to showcase applications and use cases leveraging both LoRaWAN and LTE side-by-side in a real deployment within a lab environment. In the lab, Actility will also onboard device manufacturers in the ThingPark Partner program and ThingPark Marketplace, and Click & Go.

“Actility’s IoT Lab is exactly the kind of initiative developers need to help them deliver on the vast potential of low-power wireless access technologies,” said Andy Odgers, Quortus Founder and CEO. “At Quortus, we’re already seeing deployments in use cases such as factory IoT that use 4G LTE in concert with 5G-aligned core technologies like network slicing, to deliver the benefits of LPWA today. The flexibility and scalability offered by current and future network architectures means that innovation is restricted only by the limits of the developer’s imagination. We’re proud to be chosen for this key role in the IoT lab, and look forward to a close and ongoing co-operation with Actility and users of the lab.”

“MultiTech and Actility share a desire to simplify the development, testing and deployment of IoT solutions around the globe,” said Stefan Lindvall, CEO of MultiTech. “We are pleased to support the Actility IoT Lab in Paris and enable the next generation of end-to-end IoT application development with our industry-leading portfolio of licensed and unlicensed LPWA hardware.”

“The IoT marketplace needs LPWAN solutions that leverage hardware-software integration to provide the connectivity and networking for a range of applications. These networks offer answers to the challenges of customer adoption including operating costs, connectivity, breadth of coverage, and power consumption,” said Digi Vice President of Product, Scott Nelson. “Approximating real-world conditions in Actility’s IoT Lab test lab gives us the opportunity to test Digi XBee Cellular LTE modems in a manner similar to the way in which our customers will actually use them. We’re looking forward to participating in the test lab so we can demonstrate through example how Digi XBee Cellular products meet the diverse needs and connectivity challenges customers will face during implementation.”

“Actility’s decision to put CND’s OpenEPC multi-access core network software at the heart of its new IOT Lab will help to accelerate the development of commercial IoT solutions for a broad range of use cases. We’re very excited to be part of this important initiative,” said Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Core Network Dynamics.

SODAQ has been in IoT and LPWA since 2013 producing development boards like the SODAQ ONE and ExpLoRer. “People often ask me what LPWA technology is the best” says SODAQ’s CEO Jan Willem Smeenk. “Well, each technology has it’s own advantages and disadvantages and we believe that there is a market for all of them, whether it is LoRa, NB-IoT or LTE-M. It is great that places like the Actility IoT Lab exist, so you can experience this at firsthand and to be able to test and compare. And we are delighted to have our developer boards available in this lab.”

“Actility is definitely the world leader in LPWA technology, being part of their IoT Lab has allowed us to test the latest technology and demo our products to potential customers that would be otherwise impossible to reach. LPWAN is here to stay and will definitely ignite the IoT revolution and thanks to Actility we can to play a leading role in this revolution,” says Gimasi CTO Massimo Santoli.

“The cellular IoT or LPWAN market demands mature communication solutions”, states Lars Melzer, Managing Director of CommSolid. “From the beginning we have focused on extensive verification and pre-certification of our NB-IoT modem solution – internally as well as in cooperation with partners. We are pleased to expand our verification activities to the Actility Lab supporting development and release of IoT optimized products with highest maturity level.”

Other participants in the Actility IoT Lab include Pycom and U-Blox.

Developers interested in visiting the lab can learn more and book a visit on the Actility web site (Community>Thing Park Lab).

Actility launches ThingPark Wireless 5.0 with advanced security features, LoRaWAN roaming support and 3GPP IoT standards integration

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Actility launches ThingPark Wireless 5.0 with advanced security features, LoRaWAN roaming support and 3GPP IoT standards integration

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 28 February 2018: Actility announces the release of ThingPark Wireless 5.0, a major upgrade to the world’s most advanced industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform for public IoT networks and service providers. The new release brings advanced security features addressing data security, privacy and reliability, LTE-M & NB-IoT network integration, new tools for deploying and updating device firmware in the field, multicast capability, and support for LoRaWAN roaming and managed customer networks.

“ThingPark Wireless is the world’s most popular LPWA connectivity platform for large-scale IoT networks, already chosen by 50 service providers worldwide to power their rollouts. With this release, Actility remains at the forefront of IoT connectivity technology, addressing our customers’ key requirements, including the most advanced security, 3GPP IoT technology support and new network and device management capabilities addressing key use cases, for example multicast and FUOTA which are key to fully support smart metering applications at scale in the field."With the growing maturity of the market, support for roaming between IoT networks is becoming essential. Our customers have already demonstrated roaming successfully in the field, and ThingPark 5.0 industrialises this capability. At our MWC Booth, 8.0C3, you’ll be able to see the latest LPWA technology in action, with demos of device update using FUOTA, one-click provisioning with Secure Element enabled devices, and 3GPP integration using ThingPark EPC Connector.”

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ThingPark 5.0 new and enhanced features include:

Enhanced security

Secure Join Server for device and activation. LoRaWAN 1.1 compliant ThingPark Hardware Security Module offering fully secured on-boarding of provisioning keys from leading secure element manufacturers, delivery of security keys to application providers supporting high-security use cases, and generation of security keys embedded by device makers.

Multicast

Some applications, such as smart Demand Response in an electricity grid, require communication with a specific group of devices in real time. The ThingPark Reliable Multicast Server (RMS) allows a single message to be delivered simultaneously to defined groups of devices. For example, in a street lighting application, devices can be controlled at the street, neighbourhood or city level.

FUOTA

To ensure long device lifetime in the field and support of devices installed in remote locations, FUOTA offers the ability to update IoT device firmware over the air. This critical service enables the deployment of device firmware upgrades and activation of new features. Since end devices have limited memory and bandwidth, software updates are delivered in segments. ThingPark FUOTA does this fragmentation, delivery and error checking via the RMS, which also reliably manages the update of a large “fleet” of devices in the field.

3GPP-IoT Support

Seamless management of IoT networks combining LoRaWAN, LTE-M or NB-IoT connectivity using ThingPark EPC Connector for maximum flexibility, enabling optimised solutions for specific use cases

Roaming and managed customer networks

Enabling customers to offer global services aggregating connectivity from several LoRaWAN network providers, or to combine public and dedicated enterprise network connectivity, extending the reach of dedicated IoT applications.

Billing

ThingPark Billing is designed to simplify the monetization of IoT solutions combining LPWA connectivity (LoRaWAN & LTE-M), applications and devices, in a fast and cost-effective way. ThingPark Billing is pre-integrated with the ThingPark Wireless platform and ThingPark Market, accelerating the go-to-market across multiple distribution channels.

Actility collaborates with Opencell to offer class-leading IoT digital subscription services

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Actility collaborates with Opencell to offer class-leading IoT digital subscription services

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 28 February 2018: Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, today announced a successful technology partnership with Opencell to integrate their class-leading open source billing engine framework into the ThingPark Wireless platform. The Opencell partnership, made possible thanks to a close and effective collaboration between the two companies initiated in 2016, will offer billing-as-a-service for ThingPark Wireless customers, support ThingPark Market ecommerce, and enable key features of Actility’s channel partner programme to support advanced revenue-sharing business models globally.

Olivier Hersent, Actility CEO, explains: “Opencell provided the flexibility we needed to optimise the product billing features available within ThingPark Wireless to the complex and evolving needs of our network operator partners for their IoT billing & settlement. We have also integrated it completely in our IaaS cloud to manage the complex financial flows matrix of ThingPark Market for devices, applications and connectivity, and the related settlement requirements.”

According to Opencell CEO, David Meyer: “Actility’s leading position in industrial IoT presents a wide range of requirements in subscription and usage monetization, settlement and commissioning as well as catalog management. We’re very pleased that Actility recognized the strengths of our platform as we’ve worked hard together to meet their requirements and deliver a world-leading solution addressing the developing needs of IoT customers.”

Opencell’s solution is the only open source billing platform capable of addressing complex B2B and B2C usage scenarios. Its software makes complex subscription and usage-based rating and commissioning accessible to all types of businesses and industries including telecoms, cloud operators, Internet of Things enablers and utilities.

“The partnership between Actility and Opencell significantly reduces the cost barrier to entry of addressing complex IoT business models and ensures the reduced time to market that’s critical in the fast-moving world of LPWAN,” concludes Olivier Hersent.

Actility delivers ThingPark Enterprise to meet evolving IoT market needs

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Actility delivers ThingPark Enterprise to meet evolving IoT market needs

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 27 February 2018: Actility today announces the release of ThingPark Enterprise, the most powerful and advanced IoT connectivity platform dedicated to enterprise applications. ThingPark Enterprise will enable industrial customers to transform raw data into insight driving smarter decisions with immediate business benefits.

“ThingPark Enterprise is a uniquely powerful solution enabling enterprises to secure their IoT networks, and connect and configure sensors and applications in just a few clicks. Customers will be able to manage data and route it to their chosen cloud platforms with a simple dashboard, and scale their network simply and rapidly to meet evolving business needs,” Olivier Hersent, Actility CEO explains. “We kept the customer central when designing ThingPark Enterprise. Our aim was to deliver a comprehensive end to end solution for dedicated enterprise connectivity.“

ThingPark Enterprise will be distributed exclusively by the Actility Channel Partners around the globe, responding to their customer needs in applications demanding very high security such as protected industrial sites or government services, in on-campus networks for predictive maintenance or factory automation, or in remote locations beyond the reach of existing public IoT networks.

ThingPark Enterprise provides a simple graphical user interface to create and operate a LoraWAN network and add further base stations to expand coverage and scale up. Onboarding additional devices or sensors is straightforward, as is routing sensor data to application servers, to popular public cloud providers including AWS IoT, Azure IoT, GE Predix or to advanced AI platforms such as IBM Watson.

“ThingPark Enterprise enables true IT/OT convergence with an industrial-grade software solution which has been designed to scale up with a reliable and sustainable approach,” says Grégory Guiheneuf, Marketing Director at Factory Systemes. “We have chosen to distribute ThingPark Enterprise so as to offer our customers a secured On-Premise LoRaWAN network infrastructure, totally agnostic from device and gateway makers as well as from service companies. Together with Actility, we are enabling our customers to unleash the true potential of digital transformation, and we are happy to partner for success in the fast growing Industrial IoT era.”

“ThingPark Enterprise provides a fast, easy and secure way for any enterprise to start using dedicated LPWA networks today. Based on open standards and continuously evolving, it is ready for the future,” concludes Actility’s Olivier Hersent.

ThingPark Wireless powers 50th commercial national operator network as Telekom Srbija begins rollout of IoT network for Serbia, supported by Teri Engineering

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ThingPark Wireless powers 50th commercial national operator network as Telekom Srbija begins rollout of IoT network for Serbia, supported by Teri Engineering

ThingPark Wireless, the leading IoT connectivity platform, reaches a significant milestone today as Actility announces that Serbia’s Telekom Srbija is the 50th customer to select the ThingPark solution to power a national-scale commercial LPWA network roll-out. Actility’s regional partner and reseller, TERI Engineering, will provide front-line project management, integration and maintenance support during the roll-out and operation of the network. Telekom Srbija is innovative a locally-owned telecommunications company that for 20 years has had a leading role in rolling out new technology solutions in the fixed, mobile, Internet and digital service spheres, for the benefit of its customers both in Serbia and in the region at large.

Filip Bankovic, CTO of Telekom Srbija, explains the interest in IoT: “The Internet of things is the foundation of a new digital industrial economy having extraordinary growth potential. The opportunities that digital economy provides are virtually unlimited. We have decided that an IoT network is a natural extension for our business, and will launch an IoT network with state-wide coverage in Serbia to accelerate the growth of that new economy. To meet our IoT connectivity needs with the best solution, Telekom Srbija intends to implement an LPWAN network based on LoRaWAN technology using Thingpark Wireless in cooperation with our partners Actility and Teri Engineering.”

Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility, comments: “We’re very proud that our platform has been selected by Telekom Srbija. As well as showing that ThingPark Wireless is the best solution for this national commercial IoT network rollout, the fact that we’ve reached this important milestone of 50 operator customers clearly demonstrates that ThingPark is the world’s leading IoT network platform, commercially and technically, which is why it is already powering over half the national and large-scale LPWANs globally.”

The first stage in Telekom Srbija’s rollout plan is deploying an internal company solution for monitoring the opening and closing of manhole covers to increase the security of the company’s infrastructure and support maintenance crews. This application will also provide a reference and case study for further commercial applications. The second phase of the rollout will be implemented by adding devices and applications for various commercial use cases such as home security, tracking and logistics and agriculture.

In addition, Telekom Srbija plans to work with the local developer community to encourage new applications, business models and connected applications.

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About Telekom Srbija

Telekom Srbija a.d. is a modern, entirely locally-owned telecommunications company that for 20 years has had a leading role in the fixed, mobile, Internet, multimedia and digital service spheres both in Serbia and in the region at large. By fostering the innovative spirit, Telekom Srbija continuously develops new technological solutions for the benefit of its customers and the environment and maintains the high quality of unhindered communications offering a wide range of channels and transmission devices. Our services are synonymous with trust, superior performance and innovative technologies.

About Teri Engineering

TERI Engineering is an ICT company headquartered in Belgrade (Serbia), with companies in Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. TERI Engineering regionally represents leading global vendors of advanced technologies, products and services. For 30 years, TERI leverages those partnerships to help its customers to select and implement solutions, enhancing their operational efficiency and creating and preserving competitive edge. For more information, visit www.terieng.co.rs.

Successful international roaming demonstrated by Orange, KPN, Actility opens new horizons for IoT

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Successful international roaming demonstrated by Orange, KPN, Actility opens new horizons for IoT

Orange, KPN and IoT connectivity platform supplier Actility today reveal the first successful field test of actual roaming between nationwide public IoT networks, implementing the latest LoRa Alliance™ specifications. Roaming is the ability for an IoT device to seamlessly connect to different LoRaWAN networks to transmit its data. This successful implementation of roaming protocols in the field opens up the possibility of connecting sensors or trackers that move between countries. It also simplifies the implementation of international business applications – by removing the need to both integrate several IoT platforms and contract with multiple LoRaWAN operators – thereby reducing time to market for customers.

In October, the LoRa Alliance released the first version of the LoRaWAN Backend Interfaces Specification. This governs how LoRaWAN sensor data are passed between different networks to enable roaming. Based on this specification, Orange and KPN set up a secure roaming interface between their Actility network server platforms, and have successfully tested Orange devices operating on the KPN network in the Netherlands and KPN devices operating on the Orange France network.

“This first successful LoRaWAN compliant roaming communication in the field is a critical milestone to unlock several key segments of the IoT market by removing the barrier of national borders,” says Bertrand Waels, head of Alternative Radio Access at Orange. “Our tests in an open collaboration with KPN in the Netherlands and with the support of Actility show that the specifications published by the LoRa Alliance do work reliably in the field.”

Roaming is important for the whole IoT ecosystem (device manufacturers, device owners, application platforms, and network operators). Roaming simplifies the development of international use cases, such as with a trucking company’s logistics chain or a start-up selling products across Europe. It can eliminate the need to develop variants of devices and applications for each IoT network and national markets, optimizing time to market and bringing economies of scale.

“Unlocking international markets is a major driver for our customers. We are pleased with this major step, roaming is key to extending our LoRaWAN based IoT services around the globe,” adds Carolien Nijhuis, Director IoT at KPN.

Since its foundation in 2015, the LoRa Alliance has been developing open LoRaWAN IoT standards to the benefit of a large and dynamic ecosystem. 

“Actility was a major contributor to the roaming specification work because we believe the benefits in terms of applications and greater simplicity and reduced costs for the ecosystem are clear,” says Olivier Hersent, CTO of Actility. “Ultimately the LoRaWAN ecosystem can seamlessly cluster thousands of networks. We believe an open and multi-vendor system can scale up to the requirements of the Internet of Things.”

STMicroelectronics and Actility collaborate to speed adoption of LoRaWAN in smart industry

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STMicroelectronics and Actility collaborate to speed adoption of LoRaWAN in smart industry

Actility, the leading low-power wide-area network solutions provider, is working with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, to accelerate the development and roll-out of LoRaWAN devices around the world. 

Actility is launching a complete set of developer tools, security and device-management solutions for LoRaWAN deployment, leveraging ST’s industry-leading STM32 family of Arm® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers. The tools will allow and encourage manufacturers to deploy IoT devices at scale.

ThingPark-enabled STM32 Developer Kits

Together, ST and Actility are supporting device developers with the leading LoRaWAN-enabled STM32-microcontroller development boards from ST, and the Actility ThingPark partner portal. The ThingPark platform, combined with any LoRaWAN Gateway, allows developers to benefit from self-testing tools for the main LoRaWAN regional profiles including US915 for the Americas, EU868 for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and AS923 for Asia.

Secure Manufacturing with STSAFE-A and Actility’s ThingPark Join Server

Security is widely recognized as a major concern for IoT roll-out. The ST/Actility Secure Manufacturing solution simplifies a secure pre-commissioning of devices on a manufacturing line, and streamlines the authentication and activation of authorized devices across LoRaWAN networks.

Device Lifecycle Management with Multicast and FOTA

Battery lifetime of LoRaWAN devices is a critical factor, lasting as long as 15 years in the field. With ST, Actility is bringing a unique multicast, globally-available FOTA (Firmware update Over the Air) solution, that allows manufacturers and OEMs to efficiently update their device firmware in the field. Using ThingPark Reliable Multicast Server, which supports both LoRaWAN Class B and C for optimized FOTA campaigns, smart meters and other IoT sensors to be updated throughout their lifetime, staying within the low power consumption requirements of LoRaWAN devices.

Actility will demonstrate how it is helping to speed LoRaWAN adoption with ST at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26-March 1, Hall 8.0 Stand 8.0C3, and at Embedded World in Nuremberg, February 27-March 1, Hall 4A, booth 138-238.

Who needs Rudolph? LoRaWAN guides herders protecting connected reindeer

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Who needs Rudolph? LoRaWAN guides herders protecting connected reindeer

It’s dark in the forests of Lapland at this time of year. The sun peers above the horizon for only a few hours in the late morning. The snow lies heavy on the ground and in the branches of the tall pines. Jarno peers through the trunks, seeking a glimpse of the well-camouflaged black and white reindeer that are his herd. He, like his forefathers for three centuries before him, is a reindeer herder, travelling up to 40km each day following and protecting his animals throughout the bleak Lapland winter and greener summer. 

Unlike his forefathers, though, Jarno has technology on his side. Instead of relying on intuition and experience (though he has plenty of both), he is tracking his herd on his smartphone, thanks to a LoRaWAN communication network connecting GPS trackers around the necks of the animals. With its long-range coverage and extremely low power consumption offering long battery life, LoRaWAN is an ideal solution for tracking semi-wild herds that can roam free in herding districts covering one third of Finland. The reindeer are only gathered together by the herders twice a year, providing the sole opportunity for the trackers to be fitted or recharged.

Reindeer-herding is big business in Lapland, with up to 300,000 animals in the summer being managed by the herders, generating around €25m, per year from meat, fur and antler products. Unlike cattle or sheep, the reindeer spend most of their time in the wild, roaming where they choose according to the seasons and the food supply. Up to 10% of the reindeer are lost, both to the teeth, beaks and claws of hungry wolverine, lynx, bears golden eagles and wolves, and to the fast-moving metal of trucks and even freight trains – only last month over 100 reindeer were killed by a train in a single incident in Norway. Reindeer herders are on the lookout for better ways to protect their stock, and also to improve safety for drivers on Finnish roads.

The Finnish Reindeer Herders Association (Paliskuntain yhdistys) began their technology journey over ten years ago, using GPS and applications, and 3 years ago launched a smartphone app called “Porokello” (reindeer bell), which allowed professional drivers to report reindeers near roads and warn all drivers using this free application. The Association has now begun working with Finnish communications provider Digita to create a solution for tracking the reindeer remotely. Actility’s customer Digita began rolling out its LoRaWAN network in Finland just over a year ago, mounting gateways on the company’s existing television masts to achieve very long-range coverage. Beginning with Finland’s cities and industrial areas, the rollout now covers the remote forests of Lapland.

The pilot study began in June, and this September, at the bi-annual reindeer roundup, the herders were able to put few tens of trackers on selected animals. Because the reindeer move in herds, it’s not necessary to have a tracker on every beast. The herders discovered that putting trackers on “alpha female” reindeer was the best way of locating the herd as whole. The trackers use GPS satellite signals to determine their location, but communicate that location to Digita’s gateways over low power LoRaWAN. This maximizes the battery life, and reduces costs since there’s no need for cellular subscriptions for every device.

Actility names Von Cameron Vice President of the Americas & Global Logistics to lead expansion of IoT network adoption

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Actility names Von Cameron Vice President of the Americas & Global Logistics to lead expansion of IoT network adoption

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Von Cameron as Vice President of the Americas & Global Logistics to lead business development and execution in the region.

Cameron possesses decades of experience selling technology solutions to enterprises, communications service providers and governments globally, building successful sales and business development operations and driving new customer acquisition. He previously served as president of Practics, Inc. where he advised companies in the wireless, IoT and digital security industries, including Actility, providing go-to-market strategies, business development guidance, and other professional services.

“The addition of Von Cameron will help further establish Actility as a global leader in industrial IoT solutions in key vertical sectors such as logistics and supply chain, Smart Cities, energy and more, facilitating our growth in the U.S. in particular,” said Mike Mulica, CEO of Actility. “Von’s expertise in the IoT space and broader mobile industry will be invaluable to our efforts.”

Since 2010, Actility has been pioneering the fundamental technology that led to the operating framework of LoRaWAN™ and was a founding member at the launch of the LoRa Alliance in 2015. Today, Actility is the driving force behind a full suite of LPWA IoT software that serves the world’s largest service providers, solution providers and enterprises in capturing the full benefit of IoT’s explosive growth potential.

Cameron has served in senior executive roles at leading technology companies throughout his career, including senior vice president of worldwide sales at Narus Inc., executive vice president at Smith Micro Software, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Fox Technologies, vice president of sales at Openwave Systems, and vice president of business development at Oracle.

“I have worked closely with Mike and his team for the past year in a consulting role and fully appreciate the tremendous value proposition that Actility brings to IoT deployments,” said Cameron. “Having already established a strong presence with key partners such as Comcast and Cisco, I look forward to expanding our IoT integration in the U.S. and the rest of the Americas.”

Enforta and Actility announce deployment of IoT network spanning the vast territory of the Russian Federation

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Enforta and Actility announce deployment of IoT network spanning the vast territory of the Russian Federation

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Enforta, the Russian telecom operator owned by ER Telecom Holding, and Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks have begun a collaboration to deploy a LoRaWAN wireless network delivering IoT services across Russia.

ER Telecom is the second largest and fastest-growing Russian telecom operator, already catering to the majority of Russia’s largest enterprises. The company has decided to develop an IoT business on the basis of LoRaWAN technology as one of the key directions of its strategic development, planning to provide IoT services for large corporations and state authorities.

The sheer size of Russia, spanning eleven time zones, presents some real challenges to national scale  telecom operators, but also creates great opportunities for LoRaWAN technology, with its long range enabling extensive coverage to be deployed with the minimum of network infrastructure.

Andrey Kuzyaev, President of ER Telecom Holding, comments: “Russian enterprises are currently in the stage of digital transformation that will considerably improve the efficiency of business. The Internet of things is the foundation for the development of a digital economy having unlimited growth potential.  By our estimates, based on the forecasts of the leading international analytical agencies, the volume of the Internet of Things market in Russia will reach almost 800 bln. Roubles by the year 2022. Taking into account all the opportunities that digital economy provides, we have decided to extend our business and enter adjoining markets and launch an IoT network with the federal coverage in 60 cities with our partner Actility”.

An important early focus of activity will be the oil and gas and mining industries, powerhouses of the Russian economy.  Sensors connected via LoRaWAN allow the oil flow remote monitoring through remote pipelines in remote and sometimes hostile environments.  In mining, LoRaWAN can be used to monitor vehicles and machinery and trigger pre-emptive maintenance to prevent faults and downtime, or track workers to ensure their safety during blasting operations.

Taking advantage of the tracking capabilities of LoRaWAN,  early customers of the new network could be  industrial and logistics companies, which could benefit from connected logistics  to increase the efficiency of  supply  chain and operations.   Special interest is shown by these companies in geolocation of  goods, especially along the Trans-Siberian railroad.

We’re very proud to be working alongside ER Telecom, a powerful and innovative player in this huge market for industrial IoT which offers such opportunities. With a strong existing customer base of ER Telecom in industry and the regions, we expect to see the applications of LoRaWAN being launched very quickly and successfully on the network being deployed by ER Telecom. This implementation also represents a unique first for us, with our ThingPark platform deployed fully in the territory of Russia, delivering SaaS solutions for customers whilst keeping all the data within Russian borders to comply with Russian legislation.

Actility acquires NL Noodvermogenpool, taking the lead in European demand response

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Actility acquires NL Noodvermogenpool, taking the lead in European demand response

European Utility Week, Amsterdam, October 2nd: Actility, the industry leader in the Internet of Energy, today announces that it has acquired NL Noodvermogenpool, the largest demand response aggregator in the Netherlands. Combining the market-leading position and expertise of NL Noodvermogenpool with the innovative technology solutions for smart grid developments offered by Actility’s ThingPark Energy platform will create the undisputed leader in European demand response.

“The energy transition is rapidly unfolding across Europe,” says Cedric De Jonghe, who heads Actility’s Energy Business, “and demand response is a key component”. Smart grid developments improve the security of supply whilst an increasing contribution of renewable energy sources is enabled. This transition creates major opportunities to leverage innovative technologies in energy markets.

NL Noodvermogenpool is a pioneer in demand response in the Netherlands. Established in 2011, it has been providing emergency power to the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT since 2012. NL Noodvermogenpool creates an “emergency power pool” which aggregates the capacity of many partner companies to offer additional power to balance the electricity grid. In addition, this aggregation brings direct economic benefits to flexibility suppliers participating into the pool.

This strategic partnership creates a top European player in the market for smart energy management solutions. Actility’s ThingPark Energy platform offers strong smart grid capabilities covering the full range of demand response services, including process modelling for intelligent consumption and large-scale battery projects.

We are very successful in the Dutch market for both upward and downward emergency power. To meet increasing demand in the rapidly changing energy landscape, we needed a strong technology partner. By combining forces with Actility, NL Noodvermogenpool will continue to lead the evolution of smart grid in the Dutch market and expand its partnerships, with future-proof solutions offers.
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Manager, NL Noodvermogenpool

We are delighted to join forces with NL Noodvermogenpool, cementing Actility’s strong position in demand response in Europe. This partnership demonstrates the commitment to building strength in sectors where Actility’s innovative technology can be disruptive. Building upon Actility’s leadership in LPWAN IoT networks, this partnership will also enable to rapidly open new use cases for massive demand response applications leveraging thousands of coordinated participants, particularly in the Netherlands where LoRaWAN already spans the entire country.

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Actility and machineQ Demonstrate Asset Tracking Solution at MWC Americas

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Actility and machineQ Demonstrate Asset Tracking Solution at MWC Americas

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and IoT location solutions, and machineQ, Comcast’s IoT network service and platform, are together demonstrating an asset tracking solution at Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) in San Francisco. Connecting Abeeway Master Tracker hardware to Actility’s ThingPark IoT software platform using the machineQ LoRaWAN network in San Francisco, the demonstration monitors the location of a number of Comcast’s XFINITYTM service vehicles in near real time.

“Tracking maintenance vehicles is a clear demonstration of the power of IoT to optimise essential industrial activities,” explains Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “The first step is to knowing where your vehicles are, but knowing where they are is just the beginning. Beyond that, you can begin to apply sophisticated analytics and machine learning to optimise every truck roll, improving efficiency for the enterprise and quality of service to consumers at the same time. Business cases like this are why we believe that geolocation could be the killer app for the IoT globally.”

“We are seeing significant interest in tracking technology across entirely new verticals and use cases where existing tracking technology has been ineffective due to expensive hardware, short battery life, and high connectivity costs,” says Alex Khorram, machineQ General Manager. “We are excited to leverage the machineQ network with Actility in San Francisco and across the wider Comcast footprint to help bring this innovative technology to market.”

The demonstration solution, which is on show at Actility’s booth N.701 at MWCA, sees  Abeeway Master Trackers, operating on the 915 Mhz ISM band frequency required for the US market, installed in five of Comcast’s XFINITY service vehicles in the North Bay area of San Francisco.  Actility works with machineQ, and the solution utilizes the machineQ network deployed in the Bay Area region.

The tracking solution is highly flexible, thanks to LoRaWAN’s bidirectional communication capabilities. For example, the behaviour of the trackers can be adjusted depending on the status of the vehicle, sending precise location data every minute when the vehicles are moving, but only once an hour if the vehicle is stationary and parked in a depot. The Abeeway Master Tracker is a self-contained industrial product with an internal battery giving it a field life of up to several years, so tracking is not dependent on power from the vehicle being available. The tracker also uses Actility’s innovative “Low-Power GPS” technology specifically optimized for LoRaWAN, which uses fewer satellites and reduces the GPS lock time to a few seconds. The power required for both signal acquisition and processing is reduced: this combination results in a dramatic increase in battery life, by an order of magnitude versus existing GPS location technology. Using this low-power GPS, the trackers will be able to achieve an overall location accuracy of within 5 meters throughout the 5-day duration of the trial deployment.

“We’re delighted to be working with machineQ on this demonstration of the power of geolocation at the leading US telecoms event,” concludes Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “This demonstration is just the first step on a road together to deploy solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of logistics, supply chain management and transportation services throughout the US.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IoT network to launch on New Silk Road, powering enormous socioeconomic benefits

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IoT network to launch on New Silk Road, powering enormous socioeconomic benefits

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Xi’an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau, Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group and ThingPark China invest in transformative network, representing a major milestone in the “Belt and Road” initiative 

ThingPark China, Xi’an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau, and Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group, announce the signing of a landmark agreement to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) network on the ‘New Silk Road.’ The initiative will form part of President Xi’s $100 billion Belt and Road programme, which aims to create a modern day version of the ancient Silk Road, driving commerce, connectivity and cooperation between nations. Leveraging the strong scientific and technological strengths and rich human resources of Beilin District, the first stage will be the launch of a test network covering 23 square kilometers in the Beilin District, Xi’an, the historic starting point of the Silk Road. The network will initially be used for environmental monitoring, unlocking the potential for huge social and economic benefits for the region.

First announced in 2013, the Belt and Road scheme is intended to increase trade and stimulate growth across Asia and beyond by building land and sea commerce infrastructure connecting China to countries around the world. IoT connectivity is set to play an integral part of the initiative, and is expected to supercharge the regions’ economies; According to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide updated in Sep 2016, global spending on the IoT is forecast to reach $1.29 trillion in 2020.

Bringing its extensive IoT experience and cutting edge technology to the city of Xi’an, ThingPark China, together with Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group, will deploy a the low-power IoT system covering the whole Beilin district. The test network will be tailored to the Beilin District’s business needs, and will include an environmental monitoring data platform. This innovative approach enables collection, upload and analysis of environmental data within the administrative area, dramatically increasing work efficiency and improving scientific decision-making. This industrial innovation platform with IoT at its core will also encourage investment in the region and provide a compelling case for high tech enterprises to open-up in the city.

“We’re excited to launch such a pivotal project, which is set to bring unprecedented socio-economic benefits to Xi’an, and fuel the advancement of the Belt and Road initiative,” commented ThingPark China CEO, Bing Liu. “IoT will play an integral role in building the Silk Road into a modern day transport corridor, as digital transformation is a vital part of modern infrastructure projects, and the huge economic and social benefits brought about by the Internet of Things will soon be felt on both a regional and a global scale.”

“As the world’s leading IoT technology vendor, ThingPark China has front-edge technologies, a mature operating platform, and a experienced R&D and marketing team, which contributes to its leadership in the industry. By partnering and working together with us, it will further promote its large-scale operation mode, and expand the IoT market in western China,” added, Mr. Yan Zhaoxiang, Chairman of Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary (Group) Co. Ltd.

“China is a vital market for IoT, and with the launch of this network we’re looking forward to driving even more innovation and efficiency, and transforming more cities, workplaces and lives,” added Mike Mulica, CEO, Actility. “The partnership with Xi’an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau and Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group enables us to bring our extensive expertise, gained from deploying LPWA networks all over the world, to the historic and culturally significant city of Xi’an, and support growth and development in the region. This network in Xi’an is the first step towards a global-scale cargo tracking and monitoring solution, which will make the New Silk road the standard-bearer of the coming revolution in world-wide trade, powered by the IoT.”

Actility launches vehicle tracking solution for the US with demo at Cisco Live

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Actility launches vehicle tracking solution for the US with demo at Cisco Live

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and location solutions, today announced the availability of a vehicle tracking solution for the US market. Combining Abeeway Master Tracker hardware with Actility’s ThingPark™ IoT software platform and Cisco LPWAN gateways, the solution was demonstrated at Cisco Live in Las Vegas earlier this month. Using an app on their smartphone or public screen to determine the arrival time of the next shuttle bus between their hotel and the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre, any of the almost 30,000 visitors to the event could avoid queuing in the Nevada heat for their ride.

“Tracking buses driving in unpredictable traffic to avoid waiting in line is a really simple, basic application of the power of our LPWA geolocation solution,” explains Actility CEO Mike Mulica, “and it demonstrates very clearly how easy it is to deploy that solution in the real world and deliver benefits to customers immediately. Of course, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. We believe that geolocation is probably the killer app for the IoT globally. The US has been lagging behind the rest of the world in deploying LPWAN solutions, and we can see the American market is now beginning to accelerate rapidly, and we’re ready for that. The same solution that’s tracking buses around the Strip is ready to transform other industries like vehicle fleet management or logistics. For example, we can find one specific car amongst the thousands in a leasing company’s parking lot, or track refrigeration units and vehicle chassis nationwide for a containerised cold-chain distribution company.”

“Cisco is constantly looking at consuming new technologies – Cisco on Cisco – as a way to optimize the services we offer to internal users, partners and customers,” says Cisco Distinguished Engineer Patrick Grossetête, “For the first time, a global LoRaWAN service was deployed at Cisco Live for Cisco and partners running demonstrations but also to pilot new services that may improve the 28000 participants’ user experience. For example, deployment of outdoor LoRaWAN gateways and trackers in shuttle buses, allowed real time monitoring to optimise the wait time in the Las Vegas hot weather. Such successful demonstrations raised the customers LoRaWAN awareness and led to many discussions on how applying asset-tracking to customers’ environment could improve their business.”

Abeeway Master Trackers, operating on the 915 Mhz ISM band frequency required for the US market were installed in many of the 150 shuttle buses that circulate in the area of the southern Strip in Las Vegas, carrying attendees from their hotels and the airport to the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre. Although the distance is only a few miles, traffic congestion and multiple stops make the arrival of the shuttles at any stop unpredictable, and the round trip can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Using the tracking application and mapping software, travellers could see the location and progress of each of the shuttles on its journey.

Actility is a Cisco Preferred Solution provider, and Cisco installed an LPWA network to cover the Cisco Live event and support a number of applications, of which shuttle bus tracking was only one. To provide outdoor coverage for the entire southern Strip area from Las Vegas Airport to the Caesar’s Palace Hotel, only three gateways were required, installed at the Mandalay Bay, Cosmopolitan and MGM Grand hotels.

Demonstrating the flexibility of LPWA geolocation, the trackers were programmed to send location data every minute when the vehicle was moving, but only once an hour if the bus was stationary and parked. The Abeeway Master Tracker is a self-contained industrial product with an internal battery giving a life in the field of up to several years, so tracking is not dependent on power from the vehicle being available. The tracker also uses Actility’s innovative “Low-Power GPS” technology specifically optimized for LoRaWAN, which allows fewer satellites to be used for a fix and reduces the GPS lock time to a few seconds. The power required for both signal acquisition and processing is reduced: this combination results in a remarkable increase in battery life, by an order of magnitude versus existing GPS location technology. Using this low-power GPS the shuttle bus trackers were able to achieve an overall location accuracy of around 2m throughout the 5-day duration of the trial deployment.

“We’re delighted to be working with Cisco in demonstrating the power of geolocation,” concludes Actility CEO Mike Mulica, “and we’re convinced this very successful trial is just the first step in an accelerating journey together to deploy solutions that will rapidly trigger the digital transformation of logistics, supply chain management and transportations services throughout the US.”

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About LoRaWAN

LoRaWAN is the global standard developed by the LoRa Alliance™ (lora-alliance.org ) for low power, wide area (LPWAN) communications for the Internet of Things (IoT). LPWANs are designed to support use cases in which battery life can be measured in years -often 10 years or more, ensuring a very low total cost of ownership (TCO) for mass IoT applications such as connected buildings, metering, smart cities and agriculture. LoRaWAN is supported by major global network operators including Orange, Comcast, NTT, Softbank, Proximus, KPN, Swisscom, and solution vendors such as Cisco, Foxconn, and Semtech Corporation.

About Actility & ThingPark™

Actility is the industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) large-scale infrastructure and the innovator behind the ThingPark IoT Solution platform. Actility’s ThingPark enables scalable LPWA networks and interoperable IoT applications and services. ThingPark Wireless is a core network management and supervision solution for LPWA connectivity designed from the beginning for carrier-grade solutions, and already deployed in over half the national LPWA network rollouts globally. ThingPark OS is a central IoT management service to connect sensors to applications. ThingPark X is a data analytics and control framework which exposes data from connected things to applications and connects with cloud platforms, and also offers off the shelf IoT industrial applications. ThingPark Market is a B2B ecommerce platform aggregating, distributing and connecting IoT devices and applications to the ThingPark platform. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. (http://www.thingpark.com/en)

Actility powers Pixel Networks rollout of first LoRaWAN network for Hong Kong, enabling complete IoT solutions

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Actility powers Pixel Networks rollout of first LoRaWAN network for Hong Kong, enabling complete IoT solutions

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks and a Cisco Preferred Solutions Partner, and Pixel Networks, the Hong Kong-based IoT network and solution provider and Cisco Registered Partner, today announce they are rolling out a LoRaWAN wireless network providing IoT connectivity throughout Hong Kong. Pixel is providing not only the network, but is also a one-stop shop for all elements of IoT solutions, including sensors, software for data analytics and visualisation, and full system support, integration and maintenance.

In the densely-packed and vibrant community of Hong Kong, which has the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world at over 300, it’s no surprise to discover that smart building integration with applications such as temperature monitoring in offices, smart lighting solutions for cost saving and pre-emptive maintenance of light bulbs, electric vehicle parking and charging management and hot desking solutions are among the first applications that Pixel’s customers will be deploying. 

In response to customer demand, Pixel is also enabling virtual private LoRaWAN networks, which can utilise Pixel’s public network infrastructure but at the same time be extended using the customer’s own outdoor or indoor gateways. The network leverages Actility’s ThingPark Wireless™ Platform, which is combined with Cisco’s leading IoT solutions and the latest LoRa WAN (Low Power, Long Range) gateway technology, addressing the requirements of both public and private managed networks and simplifying the deployment of end-to-end IoT solutions for Pixel.

Kirill Nosov, CEO of Pixel explains “Hong Kong is a highly competitive and cutting edge city, and at the same time an open and thriving market always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency in day to day operations. We think that makes HK a very good fit with our core business of providing fully integrated hardware and software solutions, ready to use on day one. We also think that this dynamic city environment will be a great place to develop solutions that will be easily adapted to other international markets”

“We’re very pleased to welcome Pixel Networks to the rapidly growing ThingPark-powered LoRaWAN ecosystem,” comments Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “Hong Kong is a global powerhouse of business and technology innovation, and Pixel has brought those two facets together in their solution. I’m sure we’re going to see some real pioneering development in Hong Kong and we’re delighted to be able to provide a tried and tested platform on which Pixel can build a stand-out offering and create ground-breaking solutions for their customers.”

“Cisco has been helping our customers to embrace digital transformation and accelerate the development of new business models based on the Internet of Things. We are glad to see that our IoT solutions are enabling Actility and Pixel to fuel the growth of the next generation of IoT services. We look forward to  tremendous value being realized for the community we are living in, and use cases which will serve as valuable examples for other cities in the world,” adds Argon Ho, General Manager, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau.

“We’ve known Actility for a long time, and watched their strong growth in solutions and client base , which helps network operators and solution providers lie us deliver high quality services for our customers. Supported by Cisco’s IoT technology, the choice of Actility as a partner was quite obvious,” concludes Nosov.

ThingPark China showcases its enabling IoT technologies at 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai

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ThingPark China showcases its enabling IoT technologies at 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai

ThingPark China, a leading IoT access management platform and solutions development provider, today made its debut at the 2017 Mobile World Congress(MWC) in Shanghai. Aligned with the LoRa Alliance, ThingPark China is showcasing its platform advantages and its leadership role in the Low Power Wide Area networks (LPWA) industry. Some innovative applications and solutions enabled by the ThingPark™ platform, such as smart parking, tracking and environmental monitoring, will be on display at this event.

ThingPark China was founded in March 2017, co-invested by Actility (the industry leader in LPWA) and Ginko Ventures (Foxconn). In the latest funding round, Actility raised US$75 million from world-class enterprises (such as Foxconn, Swisscom and Cisco) to expand its IoT strategies on a global level.

ThingPark China enjoys the exclusive authorization from Actility for the ThingPark™ platform in China and Taiwan, and the global resources and support of  Foxconn in product development, manufacturing and the supply chain. In addition, ThingPark China is supported by a seasoned product development and business operations team. As a result, it is in a unique position to provide a solid foundation for the development of an LPWA-based smart IoT ecosystem in China.

Bing Liu, CEO of ThingPark China

The global IoT market in general, and the Chinese IoT market in particular, both have tremendous growth potential. Actility has been focused on the development and advancement of IoT since its foundation, and ThingPark™ solutions have become the first choice of a majority of top-tier communications operators and enterprises worldwide. In addition, the ThingPark™ platform is network agnostic, able to service all LPWA technologies, such as LoRa, NB-IOT or eMTC.

ThingPark China is dedicated to the development of an LPWA IoT ecosystem in China, and to enable IoT applications in a wide range of vertical industries.We will leverage this opportunity at MWC Shanghai to actively cooperate with communications operators, solutions providers and enterprise customers.”

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Discovery Ag and NNNCo to roll out Connected Country Network powered by Actility to boost Australian farms productivity

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Discovery Ag and NNNCo to roll out Connected Country Network powered by Actility to boost Australian farms productivity

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Projects like this clearly demonstrate how industrial IoT has now moved into a stage of widespread deployment to solve real problems and deliver concrete benefits. Agriculture is quick to adopt new technology when the business case is right. This network will be a game changer for farmers in Australia’s Connected Country, thanks to its dramatic reduction in the TCO of an IoT solution. We’re very pleased to be able to support NNNCo and Discovery Ag in the speedy and cost-effective roll-out of the technology bedrock of the Connected Country.

Actility, the global leader in LPWA IoT Networks, is pleased to announce that its ThingPark platform is powering the rollout of the Connected Country Network in Australia. The Connected Country network is the result of a new joint venture between Delta Agribuiness subsidary Discovery Ag and long-standing Actility partner the National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo), and was launched last week at Australian Farm Institute’s Harvesting the Benefits of Digital Agriculture conference in Melbourne.

For agriculture, Connected Country will provide the backbone infrastructure for networks of low-cost wireless sensors that constantly report on essential farm metrics like soil moisture, rainfall, crop health, water levels and livestock data. The sensors use limited power and can operate ‘in the field’ for years without the need for intervention. The network will be immediately rolled out across 400,000ha (1m. acres) in the NSW Central West  area. Within 18 months the joint venture partners intend to provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity across vast areas of the nation’s farming regions.

Rob Zagarella, Founder & CEO

The Rural IoT network, delivered by the NNN and powered by Actility’s ThingPark platform, will solve the connectivity and affordability problems for farmers. Together with Discovery Ag we will be providing a low-cost end-to end standards based solution comprising on-farm networks, network-ready sensors, and access to simple on-farm tools that farmers can use to monitor information and take timely action.

Rob Zagarella, Founder & CEO

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While hi-tech farming techniques are in use today, 80% of Australia’s farming footprint lacks adequate network coverage. For those that do have coverage, existing 3/4G cellular technologies make it too expensive for most farmers to network their sensors and create a truly connected ‘smart farm’.This private infrastructure project is initially about building the enabling technology to make the IoT viable for Australian agriculture,” adds Gardeen As the network builds out, though, it will by default cover many other businesses and urban areas, so anyone who wants to develop a sensor network but who has been prohibited by the cost of data transfer will be able to join the Connected Country system and achieve their goals. This project is the first of its kind in terms of the size of the area we’re aiming to cover and will attract significant global interest. No-one has been willing or able to deliver such a solution on this scale before and we see it as a major step in helping ensure regional communities are ‘connected’ and able to improve the way they do business.​

Alicia Garden, CEO,

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Actility Smart Energy solution harnesses Orange batteries to secure France’s electricity grid during demand peak

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Actility Smart Energy solution harnesses Orange batteries to secure France’s electricity grid during demand peak

French consumers and industry have been protected from power outages on several occasions this winter by Actility’s Smart Grid technology exploiting the capacity of thousands of batteries at Orange locations across France to mitigate the effects of high demand peaks and associated power surges. Actility has been working with Orange, RTE, the largest Transmission System Operator (TSO) in Europe, and Enedis, the largest French Distribution System Operator, to provide and activate a “clean demand response” capability in response to spikes in energy demand. The system has been called into action several times already, achieving a temporary demand reduction of 10MW initially, and more recently reaching 15MW.

“These successful interventions on over 7000 sites in a matter of minutes, clearly demonstrate the power of a Smart Grid enabled by the intelligence of the IoT to enhance the capabilities and resilience of the electricity transmission system and to protect its customers,” comments Actility CTO Olivier Hersent. “We’re also creating a new opportunity for Orange to create value from its back-up capacity, which is normally a rarely-used ‘insurance policy’.”

“To prepare tomorrow’s grid, combining electricity and digital, RTE is developing innovative market mechanisms,” says RTE’s Sales Manager for Market Services, Laurent Lamy. “The aim is to enlarge the scope of solutions that could provide balancing services. The use of these existing batteries is one good example of new type of flexibility having a positive impact on power system balance. We are satisfied that our clients take all business opportunities from services developed in France”.

“At Enedis, as a DSO, we are committed to facilitating market participation of distributed energy resources and we are pleased to enable this Actility and Orange initiative that illustrates the evolution of the energy system: decentralized and customer-centred” says Emmanuel Husson, Director of Customers and Markets at Enedis. “At the intersection of digitalization and the electricity system, such smart grid innovation will be fostered by the ongoing roll out of smart metering, and new business models will be triggered, relying on consumer empowerment and new technologies.”

Orange has over 7000 fixed telephone relay stations and broadband internet routing sites which are essential to the operation of the company’s networks. Sustained operations are guaranteed during power outages, thanks to a high-capacity array of small back-up batteries installed at each site. The battery stores sufficient energy to  keep the site operational for an extended period without external power supply. RTE, the French TSO, sends load curtailment requests to Actility in case of unexpected demand surges. 

Actility’s Smart Grid application translates those requests into control requests to the Orange sites. The local energy management systems switch over from distribution grid supply to using a maximum of 50% of the energy stored in the battery, maintaining the resilience of the site. The system responds within 9 minutes and supports the grid for up to one hour, and the process can be repeated if required.

To track possible impact on battery lifetime cost-effectively, Actility concentrates on the monitoring only a few parameters of the battery behaviour. Using dedicated algorithms, Actility could prove the accuracy and reliability of impact tracking across multiple sites, preventing the need to install dedicated hardware. Given the vast number of sites involved, this  significantly reduced implementation and run costs.

“We’re dealing with thousands of essential sites, so we can’t afford any mistakes,” comments Cedric De Jonghe, Manager of Actility’s Energy Business Unit. “We have to take all of Orange’s constraints into account in real time,  including the fact that some sites may not be available to us. What’s particularly interesting about this project is that instead of starting a diesel generator, we are switching to batteries, a  “green curtailment” which of course is much better in times of climate change and a new awareness of the impact of pollution.”

“We would like to welcome Actility’s initiative for its pioneering activity in Europe, which places France to the forefront of distributed energy resources management and energy storage innovation worldwide”, adds Cedric Thoma, responsible for smart grids, hydrogen and energy storage with the French Energy Ministry.

IoTCAN partners with Actility to begin rollout of nationwide IoT connectivity network for Canada

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IoTCAN partners with Actility to begin rollout of nationwide IoT connectivity network for Canada

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Toronto, Canada, 15 June 2017: Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and IoTCAN, the Canadian communication service provider, today announce they have launched a LoRaWAN network covering the Greater Toronto area. This is first step in the rollout of a national IoT network in Canada.

IoTCAN is working with several key partners provide carrier-grade fully -integrated customizable solutions, encompassing different elements of the IoT value chain in the LPWAN segment, including devices, network and application layers. Actility’s contribution is the ThingPark IoT technology platform and experience in nationwide LPWAN deployments globally. IoTCAN expects to have expanded to more than 300 sites by the year-end, covering major metropolitan and industrial areas in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Ossama Bessada, Co-CEO of IoTCAN commented: “We are happy to partner with Actility who is the worldwide leader in the domain. Actility is able to provide us with a platform that would enable us to offer our different solutions whether for smart cities or others at a carrier-grade level of service. The breakthrough capability of tracking devices with low power consumption is also a solution which we look forward to bringing into the Canadian marketplace”

“We’re excited to be working with an innovative IoT solution provider like IoTCAN on another national-scale LPWAN deployment,“ adds Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “With over half of all national and large scale LoRaWAN roll-outs selecting ThingPark to power their networks, it’s the platform of choice for carrier-grade solutions. And with this announcement following closely on from the LoRa Alliance All-Members Meeting hosted in Philadelphia this week, it’s clear that LoRaWAN is now taking off in North America on a large scale as the best communication solution for industrial IoT applications.”

ThingPark Market marks 6 months open for business by celebrating 150 products on sale to thousands of buyers and visitors

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ThingPark Market marks 6 months open for business by celebrating 150 products on sale to thousands of buyers and visitors

LoRa Alliance All Members’ Meeting, Philadelphia, 13 June 2017: Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, and the innovator behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, today announces that ThingPark Market, its web based e-commerce platform connecting sellers and buyers of LoRaWAN IoT products and services, now features 150 distinct LoRAWAN products, serving thousands of visitors and buyers. LoRaWAN solutions sellers from over 20 countries in Europe and Asia are taking advantage of the trusted IoT marketplace platform to market and sell their LoRaWAN product globally. The available products can be deployed world-wide, covering multiple LoRaWAN use cases and regional variants: EU 868, US915, AU920, EU433, CN470, AS923, R920

“The wide range of products available through ThingPark Market and the rapidly growing number of buyers using the platform to source elements of their IoT solutions demonstrates a clear demand for a trusted hub making connections between IoT solutions sellers and buyers,“ says Actility Senior Vice President for Marketing & Digital, Christophe Francois. “Of course, there’s more to it than a simple shopping cart. Through ThingPark Market, buyers can explore product data sheets, discover how to deploy the sensors and devices, connect with product support and be inspired by examples of existing customer solutions.”

ThingPark Market meets a clear business need in the IoT ecosystem. Sellers of devices and applications will be able to extend their market reach, shorten their sales cycle, promote their products and services, and have easy access to new sales channels. For IoT solution buyers, the advantages include simplifying their procurement process through the e-commerce engine, and easy discovery of trusted products and applications tested with the ThingPark platfor

With business cases for IoT applications powerfully impacted by total cost of ownership, lowering solution TCO is a key driver for IoT deployments at scale. ThingPark Market allows IoT products and solution sellers to accelerate economies of scale by addressing a global audience and reducing their marketing and distribution costs through a digital sales channel tailored to their specific needs.

“If the IoT is to become the global game-changer we all expect it to be, then we have to make the deployment of IoT solutions a true digital business. It may take a few years, but our goal is to enable IoT services rollout and fulfilment at scale through end-to-end digital solutions” concludes Actility CEO Mike Mulica.

Actility and Octonion announce a commercial partnership to accelerate the industrialization of LoRaWAN IoT projects

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Actility and Octonion announce a commercial partnership to accelerate the industrialisation of LoRaWAN IoT projects

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Actility, the global leader in LPWA networks for the IoT, is pleased to announce a partnership with Octonion, the end-to-end IoT software platform. Octonion will join the ThingPark ecosystem, providing its platform to IoT developers and clients, accelerating time to market by up to four times.

For the IoT to deliver on its potential, there is a clear demand for tools to enable the easy and swift delivery of IoT solutions. The Actility/Octonion solution meets those requirements with a modular approach, delivering fast time-to-market, and focusing on the user experience.

A modular approach

The Octonion platform is comprehensive and unique in today’s market, managing the end to end experience from the device or sensor, to the gateway, to cloud-based frameworks. Because each layer of the platform is device-agnostic and compatible with any hosting solution, it allows customers to address any vertical or horizontal use-case, developing and operating their own IoT solution.

Speedier implementation

Octonion’s expertise allows clients to deploy a connected project in 6 months, as opposed to the 18 to 24 months currently needed with most other IoT platforms. The Octonion platform has a track record of quickly delivering big projects to big-brand names such as Everlast, Babolat, and Rossignol. Today, the Octonion platform already manages millions of sport data points. From today, Actility’s clients can also benefit from that expertise.

A user-centric approach

Today, most LoRaWAN projects are currently focused on machine-to-cloud scenarios without human interaction. Octonion brings a user-centric perspective – in the design of interfaces that provide an unparalleled experience to the end-user on various platforms (iOS, Android, Tablet, PC…).

Mike Mulica, Actility’s CEO, comments “Actility is thrilled to be collaborating with Octonion to provide developers with a flexible and modular IoT framework that enables them to build the IoT solution they need. Thanks to its user-centric approach, the Octonion platform will enhance Actility’s total value proposition.”

Empowering the ThingPark community

Octonion is joining the ThingPark program, the one-stop-shop for any IoT deployment. Developers within the ThingPark ecosystem can take full ownership of their projects and will be able to use the Octonion platform as a base to tailor their projects as they see fit. They will have access to a full IoT end-to-end experience combining devkit (device+sensors), a network server (ThingPark), and an application server (Octonion platform) to create solutions based on LoRaWAN technology powered by ThingPark.

Cédric Mangaud, CEO of Octonion concludes “We’re incredibly proud to have earned the trust of a world leader and its clients. I’m confident our modular platform will help Actility’s developers and clients massively speed up the deployment time of their IoT projects.”

Actility partners with Blink Services to bring nationwide IoT connectivity to Sweden

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Actility partners with Blink Services to bring nationwide IoT connectivity to Sweden

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Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and Blink Services, the Swedish company offering connectivity through the open network, LoRaWAN™ and smart city solutions, today announce they are working together to launch a national IoT network in Sweden. The partnership leverages Actility’s extensive expertise and pioneering IoT technology platform, combined with Blink Service’s digital smart city solutions, to deliver connectivity and scalable services. Through this approach, both parties will facilitate the digitalisation process and lay the groundwork for cities to adapt to smarter solutions. 

Following Blink Service’s initial launch of the network in Helsingborg and Landskrona, it has gained rapid momentum, with several cities standing by for installation. By partnering with Actility, Blink Services will be able to increase the speed of deployment and deliver IoT connectivity on a truly national scale. The network will pave the way for a host of socioeconomic benefits, including smart traffic solutions, which dramatically reduce fuel consumption and pollution while increasing road safety, and smart agriculture technologies, which power more sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. 

These services will be underpinned by Actility’s world-leading portfolio of location technologies, with IoT geolocation and tracking proven to optimise logistics and supply chains for a wide range of industry sectors. Blink has also developed its own applications in cooperation with the sister company, Blinkfyrar, Sweden’s leading road sign supplier. A shared vision to increase road safety and create sustainable and efficient systems resulted in a product called Signsensor, which detects if a road sign is damaged and alerts engineers to repair it, eliminating the need for regular inspection visits.

“We’re excited to be working with Actility to bring IoT connectivity to the whole of Sweden,” commented Matts Lilja, Managing Director of Blink Services. “A digital wireless infrastructure for IoT will mean major changes and many opportunities. Technology can fundamentally change the conditions for several established business models, as we already see installed systems around the world.  Through working with Actility, we will be able to utilise its experience and hands-on knowledge, and work to set the standard for how things communicate with each other, both locally and nationally,” Lilja added.

“National IoT networks have the potential to bring untold benefits to both lives and businesses, and truly enable us to build a better world,” added Mike Mulica, CEO, Actility. “We are therefore delighted to be working with Blink Services to deliver nationwide IoT coverage in Sweden, and are looking forward to seeing the positive changes the network will drive.”

Actility and machinestalk partner to launch national LoRaWAN™ network for the internet of things in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and machinestalk, the leading IoT solutions provider, today announce they are working together to begin the roll-out of a large-scale LoRaWAN network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The partnership will combine the expertise of Actility with machinestalk’s market-leading IoT platform and solutions and will enable cutting-edge efficient and energy-saving IoT solutions and geolocation applications in the fields of smart cities and Industries, oil and gas, supply chain and logistics.

Managing Director Eng. Nawaaf Alshalani said, “We at machinestalk always seek to build and present an integrated ecosystem to our clients. As a result, we are collaborating with Actility to implement LoRaWAN network and LPWAN technologies, which will give an added value to the region as a whole, and enable the grow of the IoT market in the Kingdom in line with the 2030 Vision. Our studies and research indicate that 11% of IoT connections will use LPWAN technologies that serve applications and solutions that require low-cost, multi-year battery operation, long-range connectivity, and geolocation. We are proud of our partnership with Actility, a leading company in this field and a developer of ThingPark, the leading IoT platform. This collaboration will help us to provide better IoT services and solutions for various private, government, and semi-government sectors.” Eng. Nawaf added.

“We’re delighted to be working with machinestalk to begin the rollout of a LoRaWAN network in Saudi Arabia,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “As a provider of IoT solutions for over a decade, machinestalk really understands the needs of the key industrial sectors in the Kingdom. Not only oil and gas, which are clearly pivotal, but also other applications in the new domains being grown in response to the very forward looking Saudi Vision 2030. We believe that a this LPWAN communications network will be a powerful platform to accelerate the the implementation of that vision.”

machinestalk is planning to use the LoRaWAN infrastructure to facilitate the implementation of IoT solutions in industry sectors including oil and gas, smart city solutions, M2M, and industrial applications. For the oil and gas industry, the network will support services including smart level monitoring and smart metering, improving the end to end supply chain. From the smart city perspective, machinestalk will deploy services including smart lighting solution, environmental monitoring, smart parking systems and waste management solutions resulting in more green, efficient and connected cities in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

GET Wireless selects Actility to power national LoRaWAN network in Tunisia

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GET Wireless selects Actility to power national LoRaWAN network in Tunisia

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and GET Wireless, North Africa’s leading network system integrator, today announced their partnership to develop a large scale IoT communication network in Tunisia, based on LoRaWAN™ technology and powered by the ThingPark platform. As a leader in integrating solutions and value added services for network operators throughout the Maghreb region, GET Wireless will be creating a platform for its customers to support applications ranging from smart grid to waste management and e-health.

“With the Tunisian IoT market now opened up for development by Mincom, the way is clear for our customers to begin to deploy services, which they want to do as swiftly and efficiently as possible to take advantage of this new market,” said Malek Ben Jalel, VP Presales of Get Wireless. “We believe that Actility’s platform will allow us to quickly install and easily maintain a best in class product for our customers. Actility has the experience gained as a founding member of the LoRa Alliance and a veteran of many large scale network rollouts worldwide, which gives us confidence in its ability to deliver the best solutions, and the value of its shared insight into successful business strategies for the IoT.”

“We’re very excited to be working with GET Wireless to begin the deployment of a large-scale LPWA network in Tunisia,” said Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “The entire continent is gearing up to provide smart services founded on the intelligence offered by the IoT powered by our ThingPark platform. The ability of the IoT to improve the quality of life for everyone is widely recognised throughout Africa, and the region is fast becoming one of the leading engines for IoT adoption and growth worldwide. We’re convinced that GET Wireless, with its experience in delivering customer solutions and portfolio of leading technology partners, is well placed to accelerate the deployment of IoT solutions in Tunisia and beyond.”

GET Wireless is expecting to see its customers deploying IoT solutions in smart grid, for metering and managing energy demand and distribution capacity, in waste management, where the location capabilities of networks powered by the ThingPark platform will enable management and optimization of waste collection routes in real time, and in e-health. As the first Actility Gold Partner in Africa, GET Wireless will focus on delivering what is best for our customers in our area.

Inmarsat and Actility deploy city-wide Internet of Things network in Kigali to support smart city initiative

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Inmarsat and Actility deploy city-wide Internet of Things network in Kigali to support smart city initiative

The LoRaWAN infrastructure will enable the development of innovative IoT applications for Smart Africa’s flagship smart city project in Kigali, Rwanda

11 May 2017: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) will deploy LoRaWAN (a form of LPWAN or Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1st May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and will provide a blueprint for smart city projects throughout Africa. The deployment coincides with the Transform Africa Summit (10-12th May), a forum that will bring together African Presidents, other dignitaries, and leading technology innovators, to discuss plans for building a smarter Africa.

The LoRaWAN network has been developed in partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks for industrial IoT, and a business that Inmarsat has recently invested in. The solution will provide city wide coverage that enables a variety of organisations to develop and deploy IoT applications on a large scale, as well as allowing entrepreneurs to easily connect their front-end IoT devices through a middleware layer. Applications could address any number of urban needs, including transport, utilities, health and education.

To demonstrate the IoT’s transformative potential, Inmarsat will, in conjunction with partners such as Actility and Jersey Telecom, deploy a number of proof of concepts and technology demonstrations around Kigali. These include: environmental monitoring that will include sensors being deployed in buildings to monitor air quality, a smart bus equipped with satellite internet providing ubiquitous connectivity for remote communities, the smart bus will be LoRaWAN enabled providing real-time data acquisition in communities that it services; and a precision farming initiative, intended to increase crop yield and better manage water resources.

Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise, elaborated on the significance of the smart city initiative: “Whilst many commentators have enthused about the possibilities of the IoT for the urban environment, from increasing utility usage efficiency to enabling a smooth network of autonomous cars, the reality is that it is still relatively untested and in its infancy. Kigali is taking the lead with its smart city project, creating an IoT ecosystem where both private and government organisations can experiment with this technology in a vibrant and lively city. The project will therefore begin to take the potential of this exciting technology beyond futurist visions and into a real world scenario and we look forward to seeing the creativity of Kigali’s many entrepreneurs, students, and businesses unleashed on the IoT network.”

Creating an IoT ecosystem across an entire city requires smart connectivity to a reliable network. 

Gudonis spoke about Inmarsat’s and Actility’s role in enabling this: “The ambitious scope of the Kigali smart city project has implications for the kind of infrastructure that needs to be in place, with a requirement for stability and speed when dealing with large and complex data volumes across an urban environment. We worked closely with Actility to bring their large-scale LPWAN expertise together with our satellite networks, building this vital framework all within a single network.”

“We believe passionately in the power of the IoT to transform cities, industries, and agriculture,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “But more importantly, we think IoT can change people’s lives for the better, and nowhere more so than here in Africa. We’ve come here to learn, and are proud to support this initial network rollout as the foundation on which smart cities across Africa will be able to build better futures for their citizens.”

As part of the Transform Africa Summit, the Kigali smart city project is intended to shine a light on the possibilities that technology offers the continent. 

Dr Hamadoun Touré, Executive Director at Smart Africa, the summit’s organiser, commented further: “We at Smart Africa are very pleased with our partnership with Inmarsat. Africa’s single digital market can be a reality with such partner. The time is right. Africa is on the rise. African ingenuity has sometimes been restricted by the infrastructure available to us in the past, but now new possibilities are opening up as technology transforms how our cities operate.

“The Kigali project will expose a new generation of students, business leaders, and technologists to the potential of the IoT, and will create demand for innovative solutions to common urban issues in countries and cities all over Africa. Inmarsat and Actility have built the gateway to a smarter future for our cities.”

Actility acquires Abeeway, creating a world-leading portfolio of location technologies

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Actility acquires Abeeway, creating a world-leading portfolio of location technologies

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Actility CTO Olivier Hersent (centre left) welcomes Abeeway founder Florian Sforza (centre right) to the Actility team (Photo: Éole – http://eole.me – for Actility)

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) today announces that it has acquired Abeeway, the geolocation system specialist. By combining Abeeway’s patented location software and innovative products with the power of Actility’s ThingPark platform, the acquisition will give Actility a best in class portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and IoT solution vendors across a wide range of industry sectors. The acquisition is Actility’s first following a $75m. fundraising round supported by new and existing investors, which is intended to enhance its technology portfolio and accelerate worldwide growth.

“We’re seeing massive demand for location-aware IoT solutions from industry,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “We’ve been rapidly developing our ThingPark Location platform to deliver powerful tools to service providers and our customers in the tracking ecosystem. As a long-time partner with Abeeway, we saw great potential in adding their patented assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology and expertise in tracking to the capabilities of our ThingPark platform. This combination offers game-changing geolocation capabilities from an accuracy, speed, power consumption and TCO standpoint. We’re creating an IoT location platform that will enable a revolution in the logistics and supply chain sector. In fact, we think that geolocation and tracking are potentially the killer app for the whole of the Internet of Things.”

Abeeway is already a market leader in tracking devices offering on-demand geolocation, movement alerts or geofencing. These trackers use GPS signals to determine their location, but energy-efficient LoRaWAN communication to pass that location to a tracking application, so in comparison with trackers using cellular networks, they offer much longer battery life. 

Since the first LoRaWAN tracker was presented by Abeeway in 2015, Abeeway has continuously improved IoT tracking solutions, developing the first patented low power GPS (A-GPS for IOT) as well as data fusion to optimize localization & power consumption.

Major players have already selected Abeeway products such as the Master Tracker and Micro Tracker. Becoming part of Actility’s rapid growth will allow us to leverage their market leading LPWA platform and global reach to satisfy the massive market demand for IoT location use cases. Abeeway products will also continue to be available for every LPWAN network.

Florian Sforza

Abeeway Founder

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The unique advantage of our platform is its ability to serve a huge variety of use cases by combining different location technologies including network-based TDoA location, GPS and A-GPS, Bluetooth beacons and wi-fi “sniffing."

Our customers can optimise their solutions to precisely match the requirements of their target use cases.

Olivier Hersent, Founder and CTO

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The key innovation developed by Abeeway, providing a powerful competitive advantage to Actility location services, is an assisted GPS technology specifically optimized for LoRaWAN, which allows fewer satellites to be used for a fix and reduces the GPS lock time to a few seconds. The power required for both GPS signal acquisition and processing is reduced: this combination results in a dramatic increase in battery life, by an order of magnitude versus existing GPS location technology.

“We’re delighted to be bringing the Abeeway team and portfolio on board to pioneer this next evolution of IoT technology. Together we’re going to create a truly revolutionary global capability for the next generation of IoT solutions” concludes Actility CEO Mike Mulica.

ThingPark Location services will be accessible through APIs, which, coupled with the bidirectional capability of the LoRaWAN link, will allow developers to manage geolocation according to the needs of their application. For example, in an asset tracking and theft prevention scenario, the application may use low-power consumption network-based location to “geofence” a vehicle, raising an alert only when it strays outside a defined area. But if the vehicle breaks through that geofence, then the application can request regular GPS-based location updates to enable the vehicle to be traced in real time and recovered.

Actility energised by $75m funding round to accelerate industrial IoT solutions globally

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Actility energised by $75m funding round to accelerate industrial IoT solutions globally

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has successfully completed its Series D funding round, raising $75M to enhance its portfolio of IoT solutions. The company’s expansion will focus on enabling industrial IoT solutions in key verticals: logistics and supply chain; smart buildings; and energy & utilities. In the first closing, Creadev, Bosch and Inmarsat are among the new investors, alongside existing investors such as Idinvest, Bpifrance, Ginko Ventures, KPN, Orange Digital Ventures, Swisscom and Foxconn. A second closing later this month will see additional strategic investors joining the company in support of this over-subscribed capital raise, which was achieved by the company without involving banks.

Since the 2015 Series C financing, Actility has become the clear leader in global IoT solutions based on LoRaWAN, a dedicated radio network protocol for the IoT, co-invented by Actility. Today, the ThingPark platform is powering most national and large-scale LPWA rollouts worldwide. ThingPark has grown increasingly more industrial, supporting LoRaWAN, LTE-M and NB-IoT, becoming the most powerful IoT service orchestration platform available today. 

In addition, thanks to a cohesive software stack comprising the ThingPark OS service and business support manager, ThingPark X application integration enabler, and the ThingPark Market ecosystem-wide e-commerce platform, Actility stands alone as the sole turn-key IoT ecosystem enablement platform supporting sensor to cloud application solution on-ramping and monetisation through the entire life cycle of automated connected object management and monetisation. At the same time, the company has seen demand for IoT solutions growing rapidly around the world. The emergence of China as a vital market for IoT and rich source of ecosystem partners will accelerate the rapid adoption of LPWA technology globally.

“This funding will enable us to grow our IoT technology and ecosystem platform faster to meet the needs of service providers, solution providers and enterprises in large industry verticals, for example rolling out our disruptive global location and tracking service more quickly,” explains Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “It will also allow us to accelerate our strategy for the US, and build strength in China. And last but by no means least, it will enable us to look at strategic acquisitions to broaden our technology portfolio and cement our leadership in LPWA.”

Florent Thomann, a member of Creadev’s management board, and in charge of new digital models, says: “We have been looking the best project in the business of connectivity for the IoT for a while. In Actility, we found a company that offers an ideal solution and has made the perfect technology choices in LPWA and LTE-M to meet that growing connectivity market. We are convinced by both the company and its management, which shows a real visionary insight into the technology and business models and the way that connectivity will evolve. Furthermore, Actility’s team is proving to be particularly agile at innovation, adapting to new technologies very efficiently. We are pleased to bring our culture of ambition, support and sharing best business practice to help nurture Actility’s long-term growth.”

Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise, commented: “Inmarsat sees a great deal of potential in Actility, and its expertise in global IoT networks, based on LoRaWAN, makes it a natural fit for our investment. There are clear synergies between us, namely the ability to deliver innovative connectivity services to customers in remote locations, creating the potential for a global IoT network. To this end, we recently developed our LoRaWAN-based network in partnership with Actility to enable IoT to reach every corner of the globe. We have many more projects planned with Actility and we are excited to support the company’s rapid growth as it continues to make great strides in the IoT arena. This market is rapidly maturing and Actility, with its growing ecosystem of partners, is ideally positioned to take advantage of this for the benefit of businesses across a variety of industries.”

Cyril Vancura, Investment Principal at Bosch, explains the company’s investment: “Actility is the clear leader in the emerging LoRaWAN ecosystem for IoT applications and has exhibited impressive growth in the past. We are excited to support the company on the next phase of this journey.” Bosch Managing Partner Ingo Ramesohl adds, “IoT is a strategically important field to Bosch. Our company already has a wide offering in fields such as connected manufacturing, mobility, connected energy, smart building, and connected buildings. As such, we think that there will be substantial collaboration opportunities between Actility and Bosch in the future.”

Anne-Sophie Carrese, Investment Director at Bpifrance, comments, “We congratulate Actility on the considerable distance they have covered since their creation in 2010. The company has gone through major changes ever since and has established a solid international commercial portfolio to build on in the coming months and years. We are proud to being able to provide our financial support and our knowledge to Actility, which entirely fits with our funding strategy and philosophy. The Ecotechnologies fund of Bpifrance, who initiated their engagement with Actility in 2012, has the ambition to continue helping to transform the company from a start-up into the worldwide leader of IoT.”

“We believe that Actility continues to be a world leader in networking for the internet of things,” says Matthieu Baret, partner at Idinvest Partners, ”and we’re excited to be able to support the company’s global growth. We’re also very pleased to see that Actility is maintaining that tradition of technology leadership, both in adopting other 3GPP network technologies such as LTE-M and NB-IoT, and developing business solution enablers like roaming and location and tracking. We believe the company is well-placed to be at the forefront of the internet of things revolution for the enterprise.”

Pierre Louette, Deputy CEO of Orange and President of Orange Digital Ventures comments: “We are happy to be strengthening our support for Actility through this new fundraising round, which clearly demonstrates the ability of corporate venturing to help scale-up innovative new companies. Orange Digital Ventures was an early believer in Actility’s management team and in the potential of LoRaWAN technology; this confidence has now been confirmed as the company continues to expand internationally. Today, Orange is one of Actility’s main customers in France and we hope to extend this partnership in other countries across our footprint in Europe and Africa. We are convinced that a growing number of industries will imagine powerful industrial use-cases that are made possible through Actility’s market-leading platform. Orange will continue to lend its support in bringing such IoT solutions to its enterprise customers. We are not at dawn of the next industrial revolution — we are already in it!”

“Since our last investment, in July 2015, Actility has made tremendous progress,” observes Ginko Ventures’ Managing Partner Dominique Pitteloud, “both in terms of global deployment with many of the largest IoT networks, and has extended its product portfolio to become a general purpose IoT platform which is radio-agnostic and supports vital capabilities such as location and roaming. We are proud to be able to continue to support the company’s further development and growth.”

“We’re excited to be an investor as well as one of Actility’s first customers with a nation-wide deployment of LPWAN “explains Stefan Kuentz, Investment Director Swisscom Ventures. “The management team has a compelling vision with a proven ability to execute globally within a short time span. We are looking forward to supporting the company into its next growth stage.”

Herman Kienhuis, Managing Director KPN Ventures, adds “Actility is the clear industry leader in LPWAN networking technology to connect devices to the internet. Through powerful partnerships, Actility is building a truly global IOT network. KPN has been working together closely with Actility in rolling out KPN’s nationwide internet of things network in The Netherlands. We see that the market for connected devices is developing rapidly and a wide range of valuable use cases is emerging, from gathering data for energy and waste management to equipment tracking, and from dike monitoring to parking sensors. KPN Ventures is happy to support Actility in its further growth as part of the strong investor syndicate as well.”

South Korea’s Dreamline is the first partner to join Actility’s ThingPark Business Accelerator Programme

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South Korea’s Dreamline is the first partner to join Actility’s ThingPark Business Accelerator Programme

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Dreamline (CEO Hyung-suk Kim) has signed a business collaboration with Actility, a global leader in LPWA network infrastructure and service platforms, and announced that Dreamline will launch an IoT (Internet of Things) business.

Dreamline will build a nationwide IoT network powered by Actility’s ThingPark platform.In future, Dreamline aims to provide both the network and solutions for a wide range of IoT services.  Major services include gas and water telemetry, equipment management (remote monitoring, control and tracking), location services to protect the elderly and children, and infrastructure (road and tunnel) monitoring.

Dreamline is also the first partner to take advantage of Actility’s ThingPark Business Accelerator programme, which harnesses Actility’s global experience of enabling LPWA networks to speed the intital deployment and commercialisation of networks for new network operator partners. 

“The ThingPark Business Accelerator eliminates the bottlenecks that impede customer success,” explains Actility’s Von Cameron. “We can help develop a strong business case, foster and manage a broad component ecosystem, define proper network configuration, spearhead deployment with “ready-to-go” use cases, and support ongoing operations – all in a fraction of the time and money it would take to leverage a cellular or traditional IoT network.”

Dreamline is a telecommunication service provider with a nationwide optical fiber cable network in South Korea. It provides private lines, Internet lines, and internet telephony services to major domestic companies. Actility is the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), powering almost half of all large-scale and national LoRaWAN networks worldwide. ThingPark by Actility offers a carrier-grade IoT platform, with a growing ecosystem of partners. Actility also offers a B2B e-commerce market featuring tested and approved IoT device, connectivity, and application partners, which will be leveraged by Dreamline in the Korean market.

“Dreamline expects to be able to provide a stable IoT service by signing a business agreement with Actility, Dreamline is planning to transform from a fixed-line operator to a wired and wireless operator through the development of the IoT business. ” Kim Hyung-suk, CEO of Dreamline “We’re excited to be working with a company like Dreamline, which is going drive innovation in the business model of IoT networks, and we welcome our first partner to take advantage of our ground-breaking ThingPark Business Accelerator.” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica.