McCool Controls and Actility Partner to Deliver Turnkey IoT Solutions for Smart Buildings

Press Release, Paris 4 February 2021

We are very happy to announce that McCool Controls & Engineering, leading system integrators in Ireland, has become an Actility Channel Partner and is now helping us and our subsidiary company, Abeeway, leading provider of geolocation tracking solutions, spread even further by including us as their strategic partner and allowing customers integrate our solutions in their IoT systems, acquiring turnkey and tailored solutions based on LoRaWAN® technology.

McCool Controls & Engineering have been seeing a large demand for Smart Building technology as the nature of work changes. Customers require solutions to manage their space, people and assets efficiently, precisely and safely. This partnership provides McCool Controls with complete solutions for gathering and sharing precision data in a cost effective and reliable manner to feed into McCool Control’s overall Smart Building solutions. The excellent products offer Open API connectivity which make them ideal for burgeoning Smart Buildings and Industry 4.0 markets.

Through this partnership, McCool Controls intends to support companies as a system integrator, by offering them the opportunity to analyze and transform raw data into IoT insights to optimize any industrial processes through a powerful, flexible and scalable IoT platform offered by Actility, underpinning the company’s digital transformation journey. This being applicable to any enterprise IoT use case and due to Actility’s ThingPark Platform, which allows to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks, and Abeeway’s turnkey products.

Facilities Management companies face growing pressure to improve their estate efficiency, ensure operational continuity, and integrate legacy buildings and their systems with new facilities expansions. IoT offers alternative mechanisms to make buildings more sustainable and productive. Simple, low-cost sensor devices provide valuable real-time contextualized data: this is a connected building. Actility & McCools enable building management companies to deliver various services using a common IoT enabler platform, providing LoRaWAN® network server and software to manage public city-owned or private networks, under a unified, scalable, multipurpose IoT network infrastructure.

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

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“As a Smart Building SI we provide and integrate multiple systems and products to provide “turnkey” bespoke solutions for our valued clients. It’s critical that our partners are focused on solutions, continuously innovate, can scale up fast, and are committed to quality. With the Actility ThingPark and Abeeway end-to-end IoT solutions, supported by Shmuel Solomon and his team, Actility meet all our requirements and we look forward with confidence with a partner that shares our vision of innovation-based excellence, partnership and customer service.”

Says Eoin McCool, COO at McCool Controls & Engineering.

“Leveraging a dedicated long-range low-power network for IoT, like LoRaWAN®, building management companies can connect a countless battery powered « things » gathering data from sensors for temperature, humidity, CO2, motion, door/window opening, parking occupancy, smart plugs etc. We are very pleased to work with McCool Controls to integrate our products into game-changing solutions and continue guaranteeing clients the maximum optimization of their businesses.”

Says Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility

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“As a global leader in the Low-Power Wide-Area Networks, we are very excited and proud to enter into a strategic business partnership with McCool Controls & Engineering. Actility innovative game changing IoT solutions, meets the growing demand of high-end customer centric solutions in the Smart Building industry. Together, we are ambitious to offer new generation wireless smart control systems, smart building solutions and indoor/outdoor assets tracking in Ireland.

McCool Controls & Engineering strategic, open and committed to service approach, led by Eóin McCool, is a key success to this hand-in-hand business adventure we are taking together. Looking forward to it!”

Says Shmuel Solomon, Channel Sales Manager at Actility

About McCool Controls & Engineers

McCool Controls & Engineering (MC3E), established in 1991, is an innovative Master Systems Integrator with over 30 years of industry experience. As Smart Building Systems Integrators (SI), McCools offer their customers in Ireland and across Europe “turnkey” Smart Buildings Solutions including:

Geolocation Services


Building Management Systems

HVAC Controls

Smart Lighting

Energy Management Systems

Smart Building Apps

Occupant Room Apps

Indoor Mapping

Room/Desk booking

Cloud Based AI & Data analytics

Systems integration

The company’s success is based on innovation and has led to significant growth in Ireland and Germany. They have successfully delivered many prestigious and large-scale projects in commercial real estate, medical, education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, data centers and many other industries.

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About Actility   

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

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About Abeeway   

Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market . Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™

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