Stream Technologies has announced that its IoT-X platform now supports all LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) compliant gateways. LoRaWAN is one of the standards available to run low power, wide area networks for Internet of Things applications much more cheaply than current cellular technology can provide.
Stream’s IoT-X platform is designed to allow customers to monitor, manage and monetise connected device solutions regardless of the technology. “LoRaWAN will form a major part of the Internet of Things and now with IoT-X network operators can provide a solution which meets all connectivity needs of their clients,” said Kevin McDowall, COO at Stream.
IoT-X’s LoRaWAN Network Server, which decodes and routes the data from LoRaWAN gateways, now allows customers to leverage the power of IoT-X for any compliant device. Stream has integrated LoRaWAN gateways from providers such as Kerlink, LinkLabs, Senet and Multitech in to its network environment.
IoT-X enables network operators to commercialise LPWANs, as customer segmentation is simple with the inbuilt advanced data routing algorithms. The billing capability can either be the traditional data tariff model for cellular devices, or for LPWAN can simply be based on data usage or number of connections, ensuring that the very low operating cost for these devices is met whilst facilitating simple and easy commercialisation.
Stream demonstrated its IoT-X LoRaWAN together with Microchip and Kerlink at the LoRa 101 workshop as part of the LoRa open house event in Rotterdam.