Actility's LoRa Technology Now under Beta Test

By CIOReview | Thursday, February 25, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Actility, a firm that offers Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT infrastructure and Smart Grid applications recently demonstrated the benefits of LoRa technology at the World Mobile Congress (WMC), Barcelona. The firm along with the members of the LoRa Alliance, a joint initiative has furnished the entire city with a dedicated LoRaWAN network. The largest standards-based association – LoRa Alliance, built the network based on the LoRa technology, which is basically designed to communicate over long distance consuming minimum power.

The LoRa technology enabled public or multi-tenant networks to connect numerous applications into the same network infrastructure, making Internet of Things (IoT) viable at a very minimal cost. Actility got together with companies like Abeeway and Kerlink to emphasize on the benefits of LoRa technology. The three companies which have been collaborating successfully on LoRa projects in the recent past enabled vehicle traffic tracking by deploying ten Kerlink base stations to cover the whole city. More than twenty transport vehicles and taxis were equipped with Abeeway LoRa trackers to locate and trace their motion in a short time.

The organization’s carrier-grade network solution helped in enabling, managing, operating and monitoring the LoRa network. The communication between LoRa sensors and the deployed base stations passing through Actility’s central network servers; this communication data is available on demo applications and screens.

The network which was demonstrated at the WMC will be available for the next six months and can be used by the other firms for the purpose of testing.