Kerlink and Semtech Test Kerlink’s Complete Geolocation Solution in Dense Urban Setting
Experiment in Mexico Will Demonstrate Accuracy & Quality of Communication for Kerlink’s Commercial-Grade Offering
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2018 -- Kerlink(ALKLK:FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Semtech Corporation, (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced an urban live-test in Aguascalientes City, Mexico, for Kerlink’s geolocation solution, Wanesy™ Geolocation.
使用 LoRaWAN™ 开放协议的陆上地理定位采用的是与 GPS 不同的技术，不再需要进行费钱费电的数据处理。据 Gartner 预测，到 2020 年底，全球 150 亿台互联设备中会有三分之一严重依赖地理数据。
The Mexican project is the first demonstration of Kerlink’s end-to-end network environment, which combines the Wirnet™ iBTS 915 MHz gateways, the Wanesy™ Management Center, which is the company’s core network management suite, and the Wanesy™ Geolocation, the new geolocation solver. The experiment with Semtech provides large-scale field-testing opportunities to demonstrate the benefits of geolocation and to show the impact of the quality of coverage on accuracy, when the number of gateways and location of installation points is varied in a dense urban setting.
“Geolocation is simple to deploy and operate because each end-device can be natively located without the need to add a costly GPS module inside it,” said Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO. “This dramatically optimizes power consumption and reduces device hardware costs. No additional hardware is required, assuming that gateways are geolocation-ready, like Kerlink Wirnet iBTS gateways.”
Semtech 的 LoRa® 器件和无线射频技术（ LoRa 技术）收发器是全球 LoRaWAN 网络实施的核心。Semtech 与 Kerlink 积极合作，在拥有约 100 万人口的大都市 Aguascalientes 安装设备。
“Optimal location of the gateways is crucial for delivering an optimized, fine time stamp for real-time tracking,” said Marc Pegulu, vice president and general manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “Kerlink’s WirnetTM iBTS Compact, based on Semtech’s industrial-grade reference design, offers improved gateway clock synchronization for its embedded GPS to further improve geolocation accuracy, especially in a dense urban area.”
Live tests in the demonstration show promising results with CEP 95 (circular error probable with 95% probability) around 80 meters for moving objects, such as vehicles, in class A type of communication whilst in urban environments that can create communication multipath challenges, resulting from radio reflection generated by buildings.
This demonstration environment will also help the teams to further evaluate network and gateway-deployment geometry, which plays a significant role in geolocation performance. All of these findings will help Kerlink continuously optimize the network design and deployment it offers customers through its professional services, including geolocation services.
”The global performance of the accuracy is continuously progressing by leveraging environment learning and intelligent algorithms,” Delibie said. “The infrastructure set-up is an alive technical ecosystem of partners delivering the entire value chain with a tremendous improvement in the quality of service able to support an increasing number of concrete use cases.”
Semtech and Kerlink are among the founding members of the LoRa AllianceTM, which recently published a white paper on geolocation using Semtech’s LoRa® technology.
Kerlink will present its solutions and show geolocation demonstration during Mobile World Congress on in booth located 8.0 C11.
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 AllianceTM, 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.
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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC.
For more information, visit www.semtech.com
LoRaWAN™ 网络采用的技术可以在恶劣环境中远距离连接低成本的电池供电传感器。这些环境之前由于难度过大或成本过高而无缺乏网络连接。凭借其独特的穿透能力，部署在建筑物或塔上的 LoRaWAN™ 网关可以连接到 10 公里以外的传感器或部署在地下或地下室的水表。LoRaWAN™ 协议在双向性、安全性、移动性和精确定位方面具备其他 LPWAN™ 技术无可比拟的独特优势。这将支持多样化的用例和商业模式，从而在全球范围内扩大 LPWAN™ 物联网网络的部署。
About the LoRa Alliance™
LoRa 联盟是一个开放的非营利性协会，自 2015 年 3 月成立以来已吸纳了 500 多名成员，目前已成长为技术领域规模最大、发展最快的联盟之一。其成员紧密合作并分享经验，以推进 LoRaWAN™ 协议成为领先的开放性全球标准，提供安全和运营商级物联网 LPWAN 连接。LoRaWAN™ 具备解决各种静态和移动物联网应用的技术灵活性，以及保证互操作性的认证计划。它已被全球大型移动网络运营商部署，预计 2017 年将进行广泛扩展。有关加入 LoRa 联盟的信息，请访问成员页面。
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