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 e...Read more
Cougar Automation brings Actility LPWA IoT solutions to UK as first Gold Solution Partner
Industry 4.0 Summit, Manchester, 4th April 2017: Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), today announces that Cougar Automation, one of the UK’s largest independent co...Read more
Actility and Ginko Ventures launch ThingPark China to support rapid development of LPWA IoT in China
Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), has announced it will co-invest in a new corporate entity called ThingPark China, along with Ginko Ventures, in a move to speed t...Read more
ThingPark Wireless combines an LPWA core network and an Operations Support System (OSS). The first manages communications between connected objects, base stations and applications. The second enables network operators to supervise the network infrastructure, manage connectivity plans and control roles and access rights, within a reliable and scaleable solution. ThingPark Wireless supports a range of gateways — outdoor macro-cell, indoor nano-cell, and pico-cells — which allows operators to use different roll-out models to capture both consumer and B2B service opportunities.
Three additional services can add high-value capabilities to a ThingPark Wireless network: network-based geolocationjoin servers for device on-boarding and roaming between LoRaWAN operators; and hardware security module (HSM) key management for the best network security.
Actility supports all ThingPark network deployments with a complete professional services portfolio delivered by dedicated project management teams: network commissioning, optimisation studies and LoRa radio coverage testing. These services ensure an easy and efficient project roll-out and guarantee an optimized LPWA network.
In a multi-tenant approach, operators can also enable multi-vendor supervision with dedicated connectivity, device and gateway management.
ThingPark OS allows network operators to provision devices and gateways securely. They also have access to a graphical user interface to visualize all data from connected devices and gateways in real time,, including both payload and “meta data” providing information on the quality of the network and generating alarms if conditions deteriorate for any reason. Furthermore, the OSS tool also allows operators to manage all network related operations such as alarm management, connectivity plans, routing profiles towards third party application suppliers, uplink and downlink packet monitoring, duty cycle etc. Finally, operators can manage Usage Data records.
ThingPark OS enables operators to implement a multi-tenant and multi-vendor solution for a diversified go-to-market and channel strategy. Using the advanced role management system, operators can easily onboard multiple vendors, connectivity providers and facilitate business enablement with easy solution creation and resale.
Billing is managed through easy integration with any operator BSS (Billing Support System). Actility’s ThingPark OS generates precise usage detail records (UDR) for each data transaction, facilitating billing operations..
Easy-to-implement REST APIs make it straightforward for third-party applications to interface with the ThingPark X data management system, enabling operators, device and application developers to support different M2M devices from various suppliers.
ThingPark X also delivers a comprehensive standardised platform focused on data analysis, response and actions (e.g. alerting, charging, and monitoring applications). Operators deploying ThingPark X benefit from a high availability platform with publication and subscribe-notify mechanisms, allowing developers to design multiple applications to interact with LoRaWAN™ devices through the same real-time APIs.
ThingPark can handle massive amounts of data, performing key features like quota management and automatic secure open data mediation. This function simplifies M2M application development, allowing clients to concentrate on data analysis and representation capabilities rather than storage management.
Third-party application developers can easily interface with the ThingPark OS data management engine through connectors dedicated to specific external IoT cloud services, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Bluemix. ThingPark X also makes it possible for multiple application protocols like KNX, WMBus or ZCL to be carried over a LoRaWAN network with a single data storage and access mechanism.
ThingPark X helps industrial process managers make informed decisions by collecting key information on asset utilisation and health status, and leveraging the predictive models developed for specific end-to-end LPWA solutions. Leveraging data collected from LPWA networks, ThingPark X provides predictive models for major industrial processes: for example, helping utilities develop in-depth insights based on the analysis of real-time information collected from fault management modules.
ThingPark X includes real-time high-performance algorithms able to control millions of end-points and respond to network and market events with sub-second response time. ThingPark X large scale aggregation platforms are used today by Energy DSOs and TSOs to help control power consumption in real time.
ThingPark Market is a unique global catalogue for sourcing LPWA products: discover wholesale prices, contact buyers, and request custom quotes.
ThingPark Market Sellers benefit from the high traffic within service providers’ stores to maximize the visibility of their products and services to a wide audience.
As an IoT service provider, you have the opportunity to offer a branded ThingPark Market, providing a rich product catalogue to your customers and at the same time promoting your brand, connectivity and IoT services. Enhance your IoT solution portfolio and increase your IoT revenue with a ready-made product catalogue, and reduce operational costs at the same time.