Kerlink and OrbiWise Collaborate for Streamlined Network Deployment

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Kerlink, an international specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and OrbiWise, a leading provider of cutting-edge IoT solutions, announced their partnership to package integrated, ready-to-use network solutions that are quick and easy for users to master, without further evaluation and testing.

The announcement was made at the start of Enlit Europe, the end-to-end forum that addresses all aspects of the global energy agenda.

With their commitment to fully integrate Kerlink Wirnet indoor and outdoor gateways with OrbiWise’s OrbiWAN, a carrier-grade LoRaWAN network server (LNS), the two companies eye expansion in market verticals, ranging from smart-metering, smart-building and smart-city to smart-agriculture.

LoRaWAN Network Servers, which can be hosted in the cloud or deployed in the customer’s premises, process data packets from thousands of sensors forwarded by multiple IoT gateways, and direct them to the user’s application server through secured links.

Kerlink, a trusted global provider of IoT connectivity equipment, software and services for businesses, cities, industries and network operators for more than 350 clients in 70 countries around the world, provides indoor and outdoor, carrier-grade gateways to customers in multiple sites and environments. OrbiWise, whose success has been built on the robustness and scalability of its platform, has deployed OrbiWAN with thousands of Kerlink gateways and millions of devices in some of the world’s largest LoRaWAN networks. The two companies have worked jointly on projects since the launch of the LoRa Alliance in 2015.

“This partnership enables both companies to extend their market footprint and offer customers the combined solutions of two of the best Internet of Things gateways and LoRaWAN Network Servers on the market,” said Yann Bauduin, Kerlink’s chief of sales. “We will fully integrate our equipment and accelerate the joint adoption of our respective LoRaWAN solutions. In addition, our business and technological collaboration across all their market areas will support both companies’ business plans by offering coherent, high-performing solutions for customers.”

OrbiWise CEO Domenico Arpaia said the tighter integration of the OrbiWan LNS with Kerlink’s gateways and gateway management software will bring added value to the companies’ customers.

“Our customers increasingly ask us to bring them end-to-end solutions to address their needs. The quality and reliability of Kerlink gateways has been proven in large deployments since the early days of LoRaWAN, which makes them the natural choice for end-to-end deployments with our LNS,” he said. “Kerlink and OrbiWise recognize that in some important use cases, customers require IoT solutions at the ‘edge’ of the network. Together, we are committed to bring out innovative Edge IoT solutions to our respective customers.”