Purpose-built IoT network extended to Phoenix by Ingenu for smart energy and agriculture
US-based Ingenu Inc., has extended its Machine Network™ to Phoenix, Arizona. With a coverage area of more than 1,850 square miles, the network provides Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to the sixth largest city in the United States, serving a population of over 3.1 million.
Ingenu’s Machine Network is powered by the company’s patented RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) communication technology, which claims to provide robust and reliable connectivity across a variety of operating environments.
While Phoenix is spread over a large area, the city’s urban and suburban districts are served by only 10 RPMA access points, which is significantly less infrastructure than would be required with comparable cellular coverage.
Using globally available spectrum, Ingenu’s RPMA technology is purpose-built for machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity. Ingenu says it offers “unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life, and it uniquely enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink.”
RPMA requires fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA vs. cellular).
“Adding this type of smart city technology is a real advantage for our economy,” says Greg Stanton, mayor of Phoenix. “Private networks and machine-to-machine connectivity will help Phoenix, and other cities working to become more sustainable to find new efficiencies and cost savings.”
“Ingenu is laying the groundwork for development of smart applications and devices to serve the needs of the Phoenix metropolitan area,” comments Tom Gregor, Ingenu’s president and GM, Machine Network. “The company’s proven expertise in delivering smart city solutions and the immediate availability of Machine Network connectivity in the area will support the city’s IoT initiatives for many years to come.”
The Machine Network build-out is now underway across the United States, and it is scheduled to serve more than 30 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2016.
The Machine Network currently provides more than 100,000 square miles of wireless coverage for a host of IoT applications.
Ingenu will be collaborating with the developer community in the Phoenix area through its sponsorship of the Phoenix Mobile and IoT Festival 2016, taking place on September 24, 2016. For detailed information on the event, visit www.meetup.com/phxmobi/events/233021842/.
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