Portsmouth, NH – October 25, 2016 — Senet, the first and only North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa®-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced that Trimble is leveraging its wireless technology to enable water utilities to remotely measure and monitor water, wastewater and groundwater systems including water pressures, flows, levels and rainfall volumes.
Senet brings its highly scalable and reliable LoRa LPWAN network to connect the suite of Trimble’s new, LoRa-enabled Telog® 41 Series of water monitoring sensors. The sensors provide a wide range of monitoring capabilities to include water system pressures, level monitoring to measure levels of water in various resources such as aquifers, reservoirs and towers, flow monitoring, pulse and event monitoring and rainfall monitoring. These devices have the ability to communicate with the Senet network from long-range and have very long battery life providing a lower cost of total ownership for Trimble customers, which allow them to deploy sensors across many more applications.
“Trimble’s decision to work with Senet highlights how LoRa-enabled LPWAN applications like Trimble’s coupled with a highly scalable and reliable network like Senet’s bring real value to, and open up, new markets for IoT applications globally,” said Will Yapp, Vice President of Business Development for Senet.
Marcus McCarthy, GM of Trimble’s Water Division said, “We are excited to be working with a world-class network provider to connect our new Telog 41 Series of water monitoring sensors utilizing LoRa to a broad range of customers we service in North America. Senet brings the scale, reliability and flexibility to move quickly with our customer’s demands.”
About Senet, Inc.
Senet, a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance™, is the first and only public provider in North America of low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) with its class-leading LoRa modulation for IoT/M2M applications. LPWANs enable value-driven solutions that can unlock immediate ROI by enabling devices to connect over very long ranges (approximately 15 miles) while delivering very long battery power life (approximately 10 years) for an extremely low total cost of ownership. For applications that require low cost, low power, and long range, the secure Senet network has distinct advantages over cellular, Wi-Fi, and other emerging connectivity technologies for the IoT market. For additional information, visit: http://www.senetco.com.
VP of Business Development, Senet
About Trimble’s Water Division
Trimble’s Water Division specializes in field and office solutions for GIS mapping and work management, field data collection, design and inspection, wireless monitoring and network management for water, wastewater and stormwater utilities, manufacturers and service providers around the world. Trimble’s solutions integrate advanced positioning, sensors and mapping technologies with software and hardware to automate utility mapping, design, construction and field operations, enabling increased productivity, enhanced regulatory compliance and improved customer service and response. In 2015, Trimble acquired Telog Instruments, Inc., which now operates as a Trimble company within the Trimble Water Division. Telog Instruments was founded in 1984 and is a leader in wireless water infrastructure monitoring and management sensors and software solutions. For more information about Trimble’s Water solutions, visit: www.TrimbleWater.com.
For more information about Telog solutions, visit: www.telog.com.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
Lea Ann McNabb
Director, Corporate Public Relations, Trimble
About LoRa Alliance
The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 330 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN™ network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.