Jersey Telecom (JT), working in partnership with Stream Technologies, has rolled out a new LoRa low power wide area network (LPWAN) to provide IoT coverage to the island of Jersey in the UK. JT’s LoRa network consists of around 12 LoRa gateways deployed throughout the island.
IoT connectivity and device management solutions provider Stream worked closely with JT throughout the design and implementation of the network using Stream’s IoT-X connectivity management platform, the Stream LoRaWAN network server and the company’s dedicated enablement and support team of LoRa experts.
JT’s network is supported by Stream’s LoRaWAN network server, which removes the complexity of rolling out LoRa networks. By subscribing to Stream’s server, JT can register LoRa devices and set up applications quickly and easily.
The LoRaWAN server decodes the data received from LoRa hardware and enables data to be routed via IoT-X, or forwarded to a third-party application, such as a hosted data visualisation tool.
To provide the maximum level of flexibility to customers, Stream has integrated the LoRaWAN server to function with LoRa gateways from leading network providers such as Kerlink, Link Labs, Sagemcom and Multitech.
The IoT-X connectivity management platform is being used by JT to manage, monitor and monetise LoRa gateways, devices and subscriptions. IoT-X allows enterprise and MNO clients to manage connectivity, regardless of network type, whether it be satellite, cellular or LoRa.
IoT-X’s feature set provides the JT network with:
• Fully featured subscriber management and provisioning features
• Seamless invoicing and bill management systems
• Event based decision making functionality
• Advanced data routing capabilities.
Stream’s team of LoRa experts collaborated extensively with JT, providing a range of consultation services, support and technical guidance. Stream’s recommendations on issues such as hardware procurement, gateway placement and hardware configuration, has helped JT to maximise network coverage, drive down costs and minimise project timescales, the company said.
Stream will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona in Hall 7 Stand 7C30.