Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and CyRIC IoT, an IoT end-to-end network and solutions provider in Cyprus, announced that CyRIC is Kerlink’s official distributor for that country.
The designation follows several years of collaboration on a variety of IoT projects, including the Nicosia Water Board Automatic Water Metering Project.
This pilot project monitors the performance of LoRaWAN-enabled water meters under extremely demanding conditions: the meters are encased in a metal structure in a residential-building basement, which affects signal reception. The LoRaWAN® connectivity service is provided by CyRIC’s Public LoRaWAN® Network using Kerlink Wirnet™ iStation 868 Mhz LoRaWAN outdoor gateways.
“Establishing CyRIC IoT as a Kerlink Silver Partner is strategically important to both companies and will accelerate the adoption and growth of LoRaWAN-based solutions in the fast-evolving Cyprus market,” said Michalis Stylianou, manager – CyRIC IoT Commercial & Business Development Department. “This partnership is an important milestone and a step forward for CyRIC IoT to offer its customers the opportunity to transform their businesses with LoRaWAN® solutions.”
The LoRaWAN® specification is a low power, wide area (LPWA) networking protocol for wirelessly connecting battery operated devices, such as sensors, to the Internet in regional, national or global networks, and targets key IoT requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.
The two companies will integrate Kerlink’s Wirnet outdoor gateways, its Wirnet iFemtoCell indoor gateways and Wanesy Management Center in customized wireless LoRaWAN® networks with CyRIC’s hardware and software solutions that were developed in-house or through key partnerships with established vendors. CyRIC’s expertise at integrating sensors from various manufacturers combined with Kerlink’s robust industrial grade network infrastructure offer is key to deploying reliable and cost-effective IoT solutions to meet the IoT needs of Cypriot customers.
“The growing demand from CyRIC’s new and existing customers for performant IoT networks is a significant opportunity for our two companies to serve major verticals, such as smart parking, street lighting, smart buildings, water metering and management with easy-to-operate and robust tailored solutions based on LoRaWAN technology,” said Kerlink Key Account Manager Romain Weryk.