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IoT News Roundup, Part One

Actility partners with Octonion to accelerate industrialization of LoRaWAN IoT projects, and with IoTCAN to rollout nationwide IoT connectivity network in Canada; Kerlink, myDevices integrate technologies to launch IoT applications, services; Senet announces availability of managed network services for global communication service providers; Arrow Electronics, Infineon showcase IoT solutions in Vietnam; Pernod Ricard appoints global Internet of Things agency; Retriever Communications commissions study with UTS to examine use of IIoT technology in field services.
By RFID Journal
Jun 22, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week at IoTJournal.com. Additional announcements will be posted tomorrow.

PRESS RELEASE:

Actility Partners With Octonion to Accelerate Industrialization of LoRaWAN IoT Projects, and With IoTCAN to Rollout Nationwide IoT Connectivity Network in Canada

Actility, the global leader in LPWA networks for the IoT is pleased to announce a partnership with Octonion, the end-to-end IoT software platform. Octonion will join the ThingPark ecosystem, providing its platform to IoT developers and clients, accelerating time to market by up to four times.

For the IoT to deliver on its potential, there is a clear demand for tools to enable the easy and swift delivery of IoT solutions. The Actility/Octonion solution meets those requirements with a modular approach, delivering fast time-to-market, and focusing on the user experience.

The Octonion platform is comprehensive and unique in today's market, managing the end to end experience from the device or sensor, to the gateway, to cloud-based frameworks. Because each layer of the platform is device-agnostic and compatible with any hosting solution, it allows customers to address any vertical or horizontal use-case, developing and operating their own IoT solution.

Octonion's expertise allows clients to deploy a connected project in 6 months, as opposed to the 18 to 24 months currently needed with most other IoT platforms. The Octonion platform has a track record of quickly delivering big projects to big-brand names such as Everlast, Babolat, and Rossignol. Today, the Octonion platform already manages millions of sport data points. From today, Actility's clients can also benefit from that expertise.

Today, most LoRaWAN projects are currently focused on machine-to-cloud scenarios without human interaction. Octonion brings a user-centric perspective—in the design of interfaces that provide an unparalleled experience to the end-user on various platforms (iOS, Android, Tablet, PC…).

Mike Mulica, Actility's CEO, comments "Actility is thrilled to be collaborating with Octonion to provide developers with a flexible and modular IoT framework that enables them to build the IoT solution they need. Thanks to its user-centric approach, the Octonion platform will enhance Actility's total value proposition."

Octonion is joining the ThingPark program, the one-stop-shop for any IoT deployment. Developers within the ThingPark ecosystem can take full ownership of their projects and will be able to use the Octonion massively speed up the deployment time of their IoT projects."

Actility has also announced they have launched a LoRaWAN network covering the Greater Toronto area. This is first step in the rollout of a national IoT network in Canada.

IoTCAN is working with several key partners provide carrier-grade fully integrated customizable solutions, encompassing different elements of the IoT value chain in the LPWAN segment, including devices, network and application layers. Actility's contribution is the ThingPark IoT technology platform and experience in nationwide LPWAN deployments globally. IoTCAN expects to have expanded to more than 300 sites by the year-end, covering major metropolitan and industrial areas in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Ossama Bessada, Co-CEO of IoTCAN commented: "We are happy to partner with Actility who is the worldwide leader in the domain. Actility is able to provide us with a platform that would enable us to offer our different solutions whether for smart cities or others at a carrier-grade level of service. The breakthrough capability of tracking devices with low power consumption is also a solution which we look forward to bringing into the Canadian marketplace"

"We're excited to be working with an innovative IoT solution provider like IoTCAN on another national-scale LPWAN deployment, "adds Actility CEO Mike Mulica. "With over half of all national and large scale LoRaWAN roll-outs selecting ThingPark to power their networks, it's the platform of choice for carrier-grade solutions. And with this announcement following closely on from the LoRa Alliance All-Members Meeting hosted in Philadelphia this week, it's clear that LoRaWAN is now taking off in North America on a large scale as the best communication solution for industrial IoT applications."

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