Advantech and Actility Launch Edge Solution to Manage Private LoRaWAN Networks

Advantech and Actility announced the launch of a new joint solution to deploy and manage private LoRaWAN networks at customer sites, combining Advantech advanced and hardened IPC with integrated Actility software, bringing a highly reliable and secure professional service with extensive compatibility with cloud gateways, platforms and devices.

This integrated solution aims to meet the needs of the fast-growing industrial automation market, enabling companies to deploy their IoT use cases in a simpler, faster and more efficient way, thus accelerating the realization of Industry 4.0. .

The Edge Solution-Ready package, codenamed ESRP-ACT-UNO2484, consists of Advantech’s next generation UNO-2000 on-board automation computer with a pre-installed version of the Actility LoRaWAN network server – ThingPark Enterprise – for configuration at the customer’s premises, i.e. in a closed environment ensuring complete end-to-end security, instead of its SaaS cloud version. The software comes pre-installed under a 3-month rolling trial license, allowing for up to 10 supported gateways and up to 2000 devices. Accelerate the digitization of industrial facilities with simpler and more powerful data collection.

ThingPark Enterprise is a LoRaWAN IoT connectivity management platform that helps customers build network infrastructure by managing LoRaWAN gateways, adding new LoRaWAN devices, monitoring network operations, and controlling data flow to network servers. ‘apps. ThingPark Enterprise is purpose-built for business: it’s simple, scalable, and easy to use, and offers a unique low-power IoT communications infrastructure to enable an infinite number of industrial use cases .

LoRaWAN is a widely used wireless protocol that allows battery-operated devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections, enabling longer battery life, thereby reducing the cost of ownership of the device. device.

The Advantech-Actilty Edge Solution Ready package allows customers to:

– Build a multi-gateway, geo-redundant and high availability LoRaWAN® network with a user-friendly interface and monitor it in real time

– Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices, with end-to-end infrastructure security trusted by major telcos

– Get carrier-grade support and maintenance, including 24/7 monitoring of the smart IoT platform

– Benefit from seamless interoperability between Smart Things, respecting and aligning with market standards.

Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility
Stability is essential for the IoT because maintenance costs quickly add up when managing thousands of devices. This is even more important for industrial IoT. Our partnership with Advantech combines field-proven industrial computing with industry-leading LoRaWAN infrastructure and carrier-grade processing, tailored to seamlessly integrate with industrial protocols and leading IoT platforms.

Ching-Po Lin, Associate Vice President at Advantech
Although countless facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the lack of remote monitoring mechanisms leaves them vulnerable to minor disturbances, reducing their efficiency or even interrupting operations. Therefore, we collaborate with Actility to help customers accelerate the development of industrial applications and create an intelligent manufacturing environment.

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