Archos joins LoRa Alliance

15th August 2016
Barney Scott

ARCHOS announces that it has joined the LoRa Alliance, the leading technology alliance for the IoT and LPWAN. Among the other members of the Alliance, together with its partners, the French consumer electronics manufacturer, intends to deliver additional solutions compatible to the LoRaWAN protocol, for a wider ecosystem, in line with organizations’ technological demand as well as budget constraint.

Headquartered in Paris, ARCHOS is a pan-European technology company that designs, develops and manufactures high-end consumer electronics: tablets and smartphones, connected objects, IoT network. Unveiled late 2015, its subsidiary PicoWAN provides businesses with a turnkey end to end solution allowing them to focus on their core activities, while achieving significant RoI through their own private and secure network.

PicoWAN is a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), with bidirectional communication capabilities, offering a proprietary MAC (wireless network protocol) optimized for Pico-Gateways, with high connection capacity, sensors including a development kit, a cloud platform, data analytics services, as well as a customer application. This deep indoor network can be densified at will and is customizable to meet different security layers.

By joining the LoRa Alliance, ARCHOS aims to provide organizations with best of breed technologies compatible to both PicoWAN and LoRaWAN protocols, for well-balanced solutions at effective cost. Benefiting from a long-track expertise in communication protocols and software development, which drove to the introduction of several world premieres in the Google environment, ARCHOS will unveil by the end of the year a complete line of base stations and sensors compatible to the LoRaWAN protocol, to service any business looking for a smarter organization, from cities to vertical markets.

ARCHOS is currently building a network of affiliated partners and certifying their LoRaWAN-compatible end devices and sensors. Domains of applications will consist in smart metering, consumption management, processes and costs optimization, in cities and vertical markets.

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