Stream Technologies deploy LoRaWAN Version 2 Network in Scotland

Via Stream Technologies

Jan 20, 2017

Further to the success of the Glasgow LoRa® based IoT network, which was announced at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Shanghai, Stream announce a major upgrade to their network to include GPS-free location based services.

Stream Technologies, together with Censis has upgraded to a Version 2 LoRaWAN™ network in Glasgow, United Kingdom, which enables a wide range of applications that require the determination of a location as part of the overall solution. This functionality does not require any additional data or power from the end-devices, and therefore enables GPS-free geolocation services on devices with up to 10 years of battery life.

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The network is currently being used by enterprises for solutions ranging from street lighting to environmental monitoring. The GPS-free location based services will see the introduction of solutions that are not financially or technically feasible on a LoRaWAN version one network, including asset tracking in power constrained environments.

With a background of over 15 years in enabling IoT connectivity solutions, Stream's IoT-X connectivity management platform has natively provided geo-location services for their cellular customers, including multi-billion-dollar security firms. Stream see the new LoRa geolocation capabilities as a simple yet effective extension to IoT-X and any deployed networks.

According to Machina Research, approximately one-third of IoT connections will be critically dependent on geodata. Stream will now provide Cellular, WiFi and LoRa based geolocation services on a single interface via IoT-X.

IoT-X's ability to deploy, manage and commercialise networks across LoRaWAN, cellular and satellite enables over 500+ enterprises to operate in the IoT Sector.

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