May 30 2018
Thorigné-Fouillard, France and Waterloo, Ontario | May 30, 2018 – Kerlink (ALKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and eleven-x Inc., operator of Canada’s first and only public coast-to-coast low-power IoT network, today announced eleven-x has launched pilot programs in smart parking, asset tracking, water metering, fuel tank monitoring, smart waste management and other applications across Canada on its recently deployed LoRaWAN™ IoT network.
The two companies completed rollout of the network early this year. Deployed in 22 markets and powered by Kerlink Wirnet™ Stations for managing millions of bi-directional messages every day from sensors and other data-collecting devices, it enables testing, development and proof-of-concept deployment of IoT solutions. The coast-to-coast network serves most major Canadian markets, allowing companies to implement mass deployments of their IoT solutions.
“Since the network’s nationwide rollout, Canadians have shown strong enthusiasm for launching a variety of applications and creating new use cases in the categories where IoT connectivity excels at improving business and municipal efficiency, safety and security,” said Dan Mathers, eleven-x CEO. “Kerlink’s stations and ongoing support of our network are facilitating the launch of these pilot programs across the country.”
“Kerlink LoRaWAN™ gateways, which are known for flexible deployment capability and reliable performance in virtually any conditions, are powering nationwide LoRaWAN™ networks in many European countries, as well as in India, New Zealand, Argentina, and now in Canada,” said Carlos Briceño, Kerlink vice president Americas, Kerlink Inc. “Now that the network is up and operating as expected, our team will continue to provide the support for eleven-x to help its customers fully realize the benefits of low-power, wide area IoT connectivity.”
Teams from Kerlink and eleven-x will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4-7 for the LoRa Alliance™ 10th All Members Meeting & Open House. eleven-x, an Open House Networking Reception Sponsor, will open its LoRaWAN™ network during the show to support applications, use cases and developers’ demos. The Open House Networking Reception takes place at 5:30PM on Thursday, June 7.
In addition to its Wanesy™ Management Center and Wanesy™ Geolocation offer, Kerlink, a Platinum Sponsor, will also demonstrate its Wanesy™ Device Management platform. The demonstration, leveraging Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) protocol over LoRaWAN™, powered by IoTerop’s IOWA stack, shows the ability to control, manage and monitor a fleet of devices using multiple protocols. These include Kerlink’s LoRaWAN “WAL-e” demo end-device, based on its Low Power IoT Reference Design offer, and an off-the-shelf Philips HUE color light.
Briceño will deliver the Platinum Sponsor Keynote at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, titled “Carrier-grade connectivity for smart businesses”. Mathers will be moderating “Smart City Panel” at 4:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th and eleven-x will be co-hosting “LoRaWAN™ Hands-On Workshop” at 1:30PM on Thursday, June 7.
About Kerlink Group
Kerlink Group is a global leading provider of end-to-end network solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), serving telecom operators, businesses and public authorities worldwide. Its growing suite of turnkey IoT services includes network planning, design and operational management that maximizes performance of its market-leading, carrier-grade infrastructure offering. The Group, widely recognized for its IoT expertise, also continually introduces innovative value-added services, such as network-based geolocation, remote end-device management and low-power IoT reference design, which allows its customers to quickly bring to market IoT-ready devices and to imagine innovative business models to monetize their deployments.
In just over 10 years, more than 100,000 Kerlink installations have been deployed in more than 69 countries. In 2017 Kerlink supplied more than 330 customers, including major telecom operators such as Tata Communications, and service providers such as GrDF and Suez. The company’s solutions are enabling IoT networks worldwide with major deployments in Europe, South Asia, South America and Oceania. Kerlink, a co-founder and board member of the LoRa Alliance™, has invested more than €10 million in research in the past three years. In 2017, Kerlink Group generated revenues of nearly €25 million, more than 50 percent internationally. Since 2013, it has posted average annual growth of more than 62 percent. It has been listed on Euronext Growth Paris since May 2016 and was added to the EnterNext PEA-PME 150, an index of 150 fast-growing French SMEs, in 2017.
Established in 2014, eleven-x is comprised of a diverse set of world-class authorities offering extensive knowledge of wireless technology, connectivity in the wireless world, low power communication networks and a passion for helping organizations leverage the IoT evolution. We are positioned at the intersection of wireless connectivity, communication and being able to interact and collect data from “things” that could not be connected previously. The eleven-x team offers a combined 275 years of wireless data communication experience to help you get the solution that is right for your needs.