Kerlink Wirnet stations powering comprehensive environmental monitoring system in India
Using Oizom’s Polludrone system, the IoT smart-city project in Kakinada monitors air-and-noise pollution and other environmental hazards. Polludrone is a real-time, state-of-the-art, pollution-monitoring solution that leverages LoRaWANTM private networks to monitor particulate concentration, industrial emissions, air-borne toxic gases and odors, as well as traffic, weather conditions and noise.
Environmental monitoring, including noting harmful noise levels in urban environments, is a key smart-city use case and capability for IoT networks in cities around the world. The European Commission has included both air pollution and noise levels as serious health concerns for EU citizens. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that nearly all cities in low- and middle-income countries of more than 100,000 people, and nearly half similarly sized cities in high-income countries, do not meet WHO air-quality guidelines.
“Kerlink’s LoRaWANTM WirnetTM stations are powering public and private IoT networks in cities around the world because of their flexibility and superb performance in challenging conditions,” said Stéphane Dejean, Kerlink’s chief marketing officer. “They are the ideal gateway for Polludrone’s extensive environmental-monitoring solution, which requires robust and reliable outdoor stations that can handle high numbers of end devices and manage millions of bi-directional messages every day.”
“Infrastructure costs and reliability are key factors to consider in network rollouts of this scope. We chose LoRa technology and Kerlink gateways for the deployment, because they enable energy-efficient, performant and long-range data communication that supports the most advanced IoT environmental sensors for successful and robust deployments.”
Jainam Mehta, Oizom’s chief marketing officer