Kerlink confirms its commitment to ensuring interoperability of IoT products and services


February 23, 2018

Kerlink and IoTerop, a key player in the definition of the IoT standards, said Kerlink will leverage widely used open standards for firmware updates and remote management of LoRaWANTM end-devices.

Their collaboration confirms Kerlink’s commitment and long-term view to ensuring interoperability, flexibility and future compatibility of its growing portfolio of products and services as the IoT evolves. Making the choice of open standards for protocols and APIs also ensures an easy, cost-efficient and fast integration with existing and new LoRaWANTM ecosystem players, like core network or application enablement platform providers.

Using IOWA in Kerlink’s installations and leveraging open standards such as OMA Lightweight M2M and IPSO, help customers reduce deployment, maintenance and management costs, and meet interoperability and compliance with standards.’

Hatem Oueslati, IoTerop CEO

Kerlink uses IoTerop’s IOWA, a commercial-grade Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Lightweight M2M/IPSO stack, as an end-device management protocol for sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) environments. In addition to supporting life-cycle management, it allows Kerlink’s B2B customers to easily update firmware remotely. The company, currently leading the LoRa AllianceTM working group for Firmware Update Over The Air (FUOTA), was among the first LPWA IoT solution providers to demonstrate FUOTA capabilities last year at the alliance meeting in Philadelphia.

Kerlink also has promoted in a position paper its vision of delivering global solutions for LoRaWANTM end-device remote management by leveraging open standards like LwM2M and IPSO.

A white paper is also available on its website, giving more insights on how Kerlink plans to combine these capabilities to offer future-proof and easy-to-use end-device life-cycle management solutions.