Kerlink Launches New Indoor LoRaWAN Gateway

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Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced its new LoRaWAN® indoor gateway designed to help smart cities, factories, warehouses, and building owners and operators easily support the booming number of connected sensors and devices of massive IoT.

Kerlink’s Wirnet™ iZeptoCell gateway is designed to reliably and seamlessly support low-power, wide-area-network (LPWAN) and LoRaWAN® technology, which is ideally suited to handle the three key characteristics of massive IoT:

· the huge number of individual endpoints (sensors or devices) connected to IoT networks,

· the increasing challenges for network coverage of remote and widely dispersed endpoints or deep inside building installations in basements and underground, and

· the soaring amounts of small data packages sent to the edge and to the cloud from the endpoints, requiring only low latency and small bandwidth.

“This new member of Kerlink’s Wirnet iSeries is not only the newest Kerlink product, it embodies a brand-new fully operational design combining hardware, software and value-added services that are critical for massive IoT and improved end-user experience,” said Jean-Philippe Balberde, Kerlink’s innovative products and solutions marketing manager.

Although global forecasts of installed IoT end devices are regularly updated as their actual deployment increases, massive IoT generally refers to billions of such devices. Gartner expects more than 15 billion IoT devices will connect to the enterprise infrastructure by 2029.

Simple, Flexible and Plug-and-Play IoT Gateway

The new gateway allows network operators and owners to overcome the three main challenges common to deployment of customized and private indoor LoRaWAN networks designed for massive IoT:

§ Simple and quick installation in varied environments because of its compatibility with different sources of power, such as multi-blade AC-DC power supply, USB and power-over-ethernet (PoE) splitters,

§ Flexible optimized backhaul versions with Ethernet or native LTE-M links, priced to accommodate customers’ different network configurations, as well as budgets, and

§ Strictly plug-and-play thanks to market leading key features like zero-touch provisioning, eliminating the need for users’ technical expertise.