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IoT-edge LoRaWAN solution for smart city, smart agriculture asset tracking

30th September 2020
Joe Bush

Kerlink and ClearBlade have announced an out-of-the-box smart city and agriculture asset monitoring solution that combines best-of-breed gateways and device management, edge application, LoRaWAN network management, and IoT-platform capabilities.

With this secure, flexible, zero-touch and easily deployed solution, cities, agribusinesses, transport companies and businesses in other vital verticals can rapidly realise return on investment (ROI) by preventing theft, loss and damage of critical, high-value assets.

Kerlink provides public and private LoRaWAN IoT network owners with a product portfolio of industrial-grade equipment, best-of-breed network core, operations and management software and value-added applications. The company has more than 120,000 installations in 69 countries in all the primary IoT verticals. The partnership with ClearBlade will integrate Kerlink’s Wirnet iStation, Wirnet iBTS, Wirnet iBTS Compact, Wirnet iFemtoCell and Wirnet iFemtoCell Evolution with ClearBlade’s Edge Platform.

ClearBlade’s award-winning, fully scalable, secure, flexible and autonomous IoT Edge Platform enables companies to take in, analyse, adapt and act on their data in real-time and at extreme scale. The platform operates consistently across edge, cloud and on-premises environments.

ClearBlade’s out-of-the-box, asset-tracking and monitoring solution features real-time deployment and flexible operation support. The company’s zero-touch feature ensures remote updating and configuration of network software. The platform is future-proof for new architectures, devices, protocols, enterprise integrations and cloud services. Its open-standards-based edge platform maximises use of Kerlink’s Wirnet iSerie Gateways and their competitive differentiators, such as robust performance even in very harsh environments.

“As Kerlink continues its expansion in the US market, this joint solution will demonstrate the flexibility of the company’s best-of-breed, robust stations to ensure maximum performance in any size of smart-city or smart-agriculture tracking or monitoring application,” said Carlos Briceño, Vice President Kerlink Americas. “These networks will reliably deliver critical data from edge devices to the operations centers of network owners and allow them to more efficiently track and protect high-value assets.”

“ClearBlade is the leader at helping smart city, smart agriculture and other key verticals collect and use edge data from their LoRaWAN networks because it provides an enterprise-ready, durable, hardened and flexible solution,” said Eric Simone, founder and CEO of ClearBlade. “By partnering with Kerlink, ClearBlade delivers these features with robust and easy-to-deploy stations that have been proven effective around the world.”

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