Portsmouth, NH – August 9, 2016 – Senet, the first and only North American provider of public low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long-range (LoRa®) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has received a 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from the editors of IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.
The company was recognized for the growth and innovation of its LoRa-based multi-tenant LPWA network, which recently announced expansion of coverage to 100 U.S. cities. In addition, judges cited the performance and positive return on investment (ROI) of EnerTrac, the LoRa-based IoT fuel-delivery solution deployed on the Senet network.
“Senet is honored to receive IoT Evolution’s 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award,” said Will Yapp, Vice President of Business Development, Senet. “Earning this prestigious award is recognition of Senet’s IoT industry leadership as businesses, solution providers and application developers recognize the technology benefits of Senet’s LPWAN network and the strong business case for LoRa IoT applications proven by the continued success of EnerTrac.”
“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine-to-machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate Senet for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution magazine.
Senet is riding a wave of market momentum as it continues to expand the reach and capacity of its North American IoT LPWA network in order to support a growing ecosystem of LoRa applications running over its network. This summer, the company announced LoRa LPWAN coverage in 100 U.S. cities and introduced the Senet Foundry, a special IoT developer program to accelerate development and deployment of LoRa applications.
Earlier this spring, the company announced the availability of two microcell base station solutions as part of Senet’s expanded suite of LPWA network-as-a-service offerings. These 8-channel microcells, available in indoor and outdoor versions, augment Senet’s high-capacity 64-channel macrocells. The addition of these smaller base stations dramatically expands the breadth of LoRa applications that can be deployed on the Senet network, enabling faster time to market at a reduced cost.
“It is my pleasure to recognize Senet’s LoRa-based LPWAN, an innovative solution that earned Senet the 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Senet in the future.”
As the first and only standards-based LPWAN provider, Senet delivers wireless network connectivity for sensor-based IoT applications based on LoRa. EnerTrac is an example of a LoRa-based application running on Senet’s LPWA network today. This IoT heating fuel-delivery automation solution is deployed in multiple regions in the U.S. and generates big savings for its customers (heating fuel dealers and distributors, including farming cooperatives). This LoRa-based service provides long-distance, low-cost data acquisition through smart devices and sensor technology. Due to the operational efficiencies realized with EnerTrac, fuel dealers are achieving 30 percent or more in annual cost savings.
The winners of the 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award will be published in the next issue of IoT Evolution magazine.
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 and 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. Low cost, low power, and secure, the 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 or contact Senet at +1.603.821.0003.
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About the 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.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; Real Time on the Web Conference and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.
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