Press Release, Paris, June 2nd 2020
Actility, a world leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the availability of its LoRaWAN® on-demand private network management solution for enterprise IoT networks – ThingPark Enterprise™ – in AWS Marketplace, providing a fast, easy and secure way for any enterprise to accelerate their Industry 4.0 digitization projects leveraging LPWA networks technology.
Companies and organizations of all sizes can now quickly launch their LoRaWAN® projects from AWS Marketplace in a cost-effective way, taking advantage of Actility’s industrial-grade technology, tailored for enterprises. With ThingPark Enterprise, customers can easily deploy and manage seamless wireless IoT networks across multiple sites and countries, keep digital twins of their sensors with AWS IoT Core, and from there leverage additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT services to develop modern cloud IoT applications to drive meaningful business outcomes.
Going wireless eliminates the costs and delays associated to wiring, one of the roadblocks for industrial digitization. The rich LoRaWAN® sensor ecosystem provides devices for a large variety of uses cases, all sharing the same horizontal network infrastructure. Even traditional wired protocols such as ModBus® can now go wireless. Sharing infrastructure costs across use cases further reduces the connectivity overheads and the improved Return-on-Investment (RoI) makes it possible to massively extend the scope of digitization.
The solution is provided by Actility as a fully managed georedundant SaaS service with 365×24/7 monitoring, ensuring clear, all inclusive, cost structure and no management overheads, as pricing already includes High Availability and seamless platform upgrades.
LoRaWAN® is one of the leading standards of the Industrial Internet of Things. Leveraging its long range, low power capabilities and vibrant ecosystem of sensors & applications, LoRaWAN® is the ideal networking technology for Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Utilities, Building management or Smart Agriculture. Unlike wired or meshed radio networks which are optimized for fixed assets, LoRaWAN® offers a pervasive, no dead-zone indoor and outdoor coverage that is a perfect fit for human safety and security, or asset management.
IoT platforms are now ready for digital twin projects and process optimization but linking them to the physical world and acquiring data remains a bottleneck. AWS IoT services today already offer customers the ability to onboard, manage, analyze and act on data from IP connected devices including cellular, Ethernet, WiFi, etc. But with the advent of modern LPWAN technology such as LoRaWAN®, the concept of on-demand private wireless IoT networks emerged. It is now possible to easily add long range, low power IoT devices to any campus or city, and easily ingest, control, manage and act on data from these devices all within AWS IoT Core.
Actility has collaborated with AWS to create a Cloud Formation Template (CFT) enabling one-click instantiation of AWS IoT Core configuration in a customer’s AWS account. Digital twins for the physical sensors, AWS IoT “Things” are automatically created as LoRaWAN® devices are added, making bidirectional communication with any application across AWS instant and seamless.
“Customers can now easily harness the power of LoRaWAN by setting up their own private network in a matter of hours, and combine AWS’s scalable, on-demand capabilities with on-demand, industrial-grade LPWAN networking and ready-to-go solutions.”
Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility
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.