Kerlink targets North American market with single-contract package for end-to-end IoT connectivity

June 5, 2018

The global, turnkey package of equipment and services for IoT network design, operation and maintenance under a single contract is designed to simplify customers’ network use and lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).

Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO and CEO of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Kerlink Inc., noted that the complete network-as-a-service (NaaS) package presents customers with the best of both Kerlink’s worlds: robust and reliable hardware and a connectivity solution tailored to their network requirements.

“Not only does it feature the industry’s leading and most widely deployed carrier-grade gateways — including the WirnetTM iBTS 64 Highway, our full-duplex, 64-channel gateway. It also comes with a comprehensive turnkey solution for LoRaWANTM network services. Designed for the North American market, it provides IoT network owners with a clear and affordable connectivity solution to secure their business plan, while also giving them the choice of a future-proof, scalable and evolutive solution tailored to their needs.”

Kerlink’s Wirnet™ iBTS 64 Highway gateway architecture includes a secure-core and secure-bootstrap software-enhancing security link, backhaul and signed-firmware management. In addition to being a full-duplex, carrier-grade LoRaWAN™ gateway, it delivers improved geolocation that includes finer timestamping – encoded information providing the time and date of events – with 64 channels. In addition, the station’s software-designed radio (SDR) has been designed to accommodate future, evolutive changes in LoRaWANTM technology, like full compatibility with LoRa-e. It also offers lightning protection, back-up battery and lower heat dissipation than solutions currently available on the market.

As an example of Kerlink’s competitive pricing for connectivity, the single-contract package needed to cover the city of Chicago with approximately 20 long-range iBTS 64 Highway gateways would be less than $150 per month each. This offer would include the gateways, their accessories and pre-staging, Kerlink’s WanesyTM Management Center, customer support, warranties and insurance for the duration of the contract. WanesyTM Management Center is Kerlink’s highly modular and complete software suite that combines network configuration and operational management tools, remote gateway monitoring and a management dashboard. The offer also includes LoRaWANTM Network Server, which is compatible with the latest LoRa AllianceTM specifications for deploying, monitoring and monetizing IoT networks in various vertical segments.

“Kerlink believes that transparent and optimized TCO of connectivity is essential to help decision-makers better understand and improve their use cases’ return on investment.”

Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO and CEO of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Kerlink Inc.