Philadelphia-based UHP Wireless Networks, which provides network technology services in the U.S., has become an Actility Channel Partner and is now distributing LoRaWAN connectivity offers using Actility’s ThingPark platform, focusing on smart building and smart city use cases.
In a release, the company said that the Actility’s ThingPark platform for IoT brings management to a wide range of devices, sensors and the applications that allow building owners and managers to “see and hear” their buildings.
The partners highlighted that IoT offers ideal mechanisms to make buildings more sustainable and productive as low-cost sensor devices provide valuable real-time contextualized data for building managers. Together with Actility, UHP Wireless Networks says it can enable building management companies to deliver various services using a common IoT enabler platform, providing LoRaWAN network server and software to manage public city-owned or private networks, under a unified, scalable, multipurpose IoT network infrastructure.
Specifically, the partners said that LoRaWAN is “ideal for smart building applications”, because this technology has the lowest cost for network infrastructure deployment and maintenance thanks to its high link budget, long range, good redundancy and ease for scaling densification, the two companies said.
“We are excited to have a platform which makes IoT deployment less worrisome for building owners and facility managers. ThingPark provides use of IoT for insight into building operations and data for management decisions. It’s scalable on the LoRaWAN standard to start with Occupancy Monitoring, and add other functions like smart parking and waste bin monitoring and tenant surveying later,” said Jonathan Ford, Managing Partner at UHP Wireless Networks.
“Smart Buildings and Smart Cities are major domains which are benefiting from a large variety of IoT use cases. We are pleased to expand IoT applications in the US with such a great partner as UHP Wireless Networks,” said Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.
UHP Wireless Networks works with organizations to plan and deliver infrastructure for smart buildings. The firm’s solutions improve cellular signal inside of buildings and utilize a combination of smart cameras and low power IoT sensors that provide real time data for efficiently managing assets.