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.

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.

First sale transacted through Actility’s ThingPark Market ushers in a new era in IoT ecommerce

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First sale transacted through Actility’s ThingPark Market ushers in a new era
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ThingPark Market is a web based e-commerce platform through which partners in the ThingPark ecosystem can promote and sell their interoperable IoT devices and developer kits to buyers looking for LoRa IoT solutions.

Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, and the innovator behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, has officially opened ThingPark Market to buyers in Europe and within hours the first sales were concluded, clearly illustrating the demand for international commerce in the fast growing IoT business. The Market has been open for worldwide seller registration since the end of October.

“This is a unique opportunity for ThingPark partners to market and sell their products,“ says Actility Senior Vice President for Marketing & Digital, Christophe Francois. “The goal of ThingPark Market is to accelerate global market adoption of LoRaWAN and LPWA devices and make it straightforward to put together complete IoT solutions backed by the ThingPark Approved label. ThingPark Market provides global exposure for sellers and immediate availability for buyers.”

ThingPark Market meets a clear business need in the IoT ecosystem. Sellers of devices and applications can shorten their sales cycle, promote and manage their products and services, and have easy access to new sales channels. For buyers, the advantages include simplifying their procurement process through the e-commerce engine, and easy discovery of trusted products and applications thanks to the ThingPark Approved program. ThingPark Market, will also be offered as an operator-branded package alongside the ThingPark platform, providing a rich product catalogue to operator’ customers whilst promoting their brand, connectivity and IoT services. An operator branded Market will enhance their IoT solution portfolio and increase IoT revenue while reduce operational costs.

“Adeunis RF has been a partner of Actility from the very beginning, and we’re proud of that,” says Frank Fisher, Deputy CEO, Adeunis RF. ”We’re very pleased to be continuing this relationship on the ThingPark Market. Adeunis RF was among the very first to put its products online with Actility, and it makes us very proud to make the first ThingPark Market sale in Europe. This new Market is clear and attractive for buyers and sellers, so it has a bright future ahead.”

Demonstrating the growing maturity and traction of the ThingPark ecosystem, the Partner program now offers new benefits to developers and device makers. ThingPark Explorers can trial the ThingPark development platform free of charge, connecting a gateway and up to five devices to the ThingPark platform. Developers can also access DX (Developer experience) APIs in an easy to use and customizable Swagger interface to use in their IoT application code. Users are able to self-provision and monitor their connected devices in an interactive dashboard.

“With ThingPark Market offering a global ecommerce route to market, and the on-ramp for developers to trial ThingPark and become partners now so easy and so accessible, ThingPark’s position as a business enabler at the heart of the LoRaWAN ecosystem has never been stronger,” concludes Olivier Hersent, founder and CTO of Actility.

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ThingPark Market is open for business, while ThingPark Partner Program accelerates support for Developer Community

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ThingPark Market is open for business, while ThingPark Partner Program accelerates support for Developer Community

Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, and the innovator behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, today announces opening of ThingPark Market, a web based e-commerce platform through which partners in the ThingPark ecosystem can promote and sell their ThingPark Approved products to registered buyers seeking to build LPWA IoT solutions. The marketplace is open to register sellers worldwide today, and will be available to buyers in Europe in November. Global buyers will be enabled during 2017.

“This is a unique opportunity for ThingPark partners to market and sell their products“ says Actility Senior Vice President for Marketing & Digital, Christophe Francois. “The goal of ThingPark Market is to accelerate global market adoption of LoRaWAN and LPWA devices and make it straightforward to put together complete IoT solutions backed by the ThingPark Approved label. ThingPark Market provides global exposure for sellers and immediate availability for buyers.”

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

Demonstrating the growing maturity and traction of the ThingPark ecosystem, the Partner program now offers new benefits to developers and device makers. ThingPark Explorers can trial the ThingPark development platform free of charge, connecting a gateway and up to five devices to the ThingPark platform. Developers can also access DX (Developer experience) APIs in an easy to use and customizable Swagger interface to use in their IoT application code. Users are able to self provision and monitor their connected devices in an interactive dashboard.

The Partner program is also launching a number of activities aimed at Developers, including a dedicated online community and developer events such as hackathons and boot-camps. On 31st October, ThingPark will co-animate Low Power Network Boot-Camp for Swisscom in Zurich, Switzerland. ThingPark has also partnered with several start-up incubators in Paris such as l’Usine IO, Le Village By CA, Numa, Ecole 42… to provide an open LoRa network in demo corners called ThingPark Hubs as well as organising meet-ups for testing prototype apps and services. Find out more at: partners.thingpark.com

“With ThingPark Market offering a global ecommerce route to market, and the on-ramp for developers to trial ThingPark and become partners now so easy and so accessible, ThingPark’s position as a business enabler at the heart of the LoRaWAN ecosystem has never been stronger,” concludes Olivier Hersent, founder and CTO of Actility.