Collaboration hopes to encourage innovation and enable rapid deployment of IoT applications using LPWAN (low power, wide-area networks).
Senet, a North American provider of public, low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) for the IoT, and myDevices, which creates IoT middleware, have announced they are teaming up in a new IoT partnership to promote rapid deployment of LPWANs.
Under the partnership, the Cayenne IoT platform from myDevices will be integrated with Senet’s networks to simplify the creation of IoT projects using the LoRa ecosystem, which is an LPWAN specification.
“This partnership will facilitate our mission of enabling seamless deployment of IoT business applications using LoRa LPWAN technology,” said Will Yapp, vice president of business development a Senet, in the July 26 announcement. “Cayenne software provides our mutual enterprise customers with the necessary tools to create and rapidly prototype LoRa IoT solutions.”
MyDevices launched Cayenne in 2016 and it was named the Best IoT Edge Gateway Solution at the IoT Evolution Expo. Cayenne features drag-and-drop widgets, a mobile app that allows users to view real-time and historical data, automatic device and sensor discovery, real-time alerts, triggers that allow one sensor to invoke an action on another device, and the ability to set specific times and/or days that equipment should be turned on or off, the company stated.
Senet has deployed their networks in 100 U.S. cities and says they plan to launch in 100 more by the end of 2017. They’ve deployed both Macro and Microcell technology at scale. LPWANs are designed to provide quick and seamless connections and interoperability between smart devices right to the edge.
According to Senet, in the next decade there will be an estimated 50 billion IoT devices connecting to networks, which is more than PCs, tablets and smartphones in the next decade.