Kerlink launches powerful new Wirnet Gateway that meets demand for easy LoRaWAN® network deployment & management

June 21, 2019

“Kerlink is well known as a leader in technical expertise and high-performance LoRaWAN® equipment,” said Jean-Philippe Balberde, Kerlink’s innovative solutions and products marketing manager. “As the IoT market continues to mature, IoT vertical-market companies told us they want to take the next step: they expect global solutions that are quick to integrate, easy to deploy, secure, and straightforward to administer. The industrial-grade WirnetTM iStation embodies the significant R&D resources Kerlink has invested to meet this legitimate demand.

“Combined with Kerlink WanesyTM Management Center as a network management suite, this new LoRaWAN gateway is a unique, robust, and performant end-to-end connectivity solution with powerful remote management features that allow customers to conveniently maximize return on their network investments,” Balberde said.

Designed for global LoRaWAN deployments, Wirnet iStation supports multiple ISM bands, such as 868 Mhz, 915 Mhz, and 923 Mhz, and is certified by regulatory agencies in Europe (CE), the U.S. (FCC), Canada (IC), South Korea (KC), and other countries.

New easy deployment and operational features of the Wirnet iStation include:

  • Built-in high-rejection filters for co-localization with other radio devices and enabling strong interference resistance for better data transmission and permanent high availability.

Kerlink WirnetTM iStation security features also include software and hardware architectures such as Prove & Run SecureBoot™ and SecureStorage™ to safely manage certificates required for trusted communications through VPN backhaul, and to secure and protect applications running on devices.

The new addition to Kerlink’s gateway family capitalizes on the strengths of the Wirnet Station introduced in 2014 and the first commercial LoRaWAN gateway available worldwide. The Wirnet iStation incorporates critical features of the original product. These include helping mobile virtual network operators, cable operators, private businesses, or public authorities to boost their IoT business with reliable networks that can connect high volumes of end-devices, and continuously manage millions of bidirectional messages.

“Leveraging our experience with the Wirnet Station, the Wirnet iStation was designed jointly with customers to meet their operational needs and to offer very intuitive configuration features. These features allow quicker deployment and safer installation, without any compromise on the technical possibilities and still allowing customers to use their own software in a secure environment.”

Jean-Philippe Balberde, innovative solutions and products marketing manager, Kerlink