Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Internet of Things America (IoT America), a U.S. company deploying IoT solutions across rural America, have teamed up to transform the way rural businesses work by maximising the power, ease-of-use and security the Kerlink platform brings to these businesses through Kerlink stations and core-network software.
As part of the joint effort, IoT America is creating a first-of-its-kind practice with strategic advisors who are solely focused on helping its customers change the way they work across their entire organisation, from implementing location functions such as assets, facilities, field services and safety, to improving R&D, inventory management and back-office systems.
Kerlink and IoT America will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from IoT America designed to help clients fully take advantage of the ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the marketplace. The new offering will help clients discover the highest-impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop LoRaWAN solutions through proven methods, benefiting from industrial-grade and future-proof IoT dedicated connectivity.
“IoT America was founded to deliver the benefits of advanced technologies, connectivity and solutions to rural America,” said Jeff Klaumann, Internet of Things America CTO. “We are focused on addressing the needs of growers, producers, agricultural businesses and small towns. Our clients recognise the power of technology in optimising their operations, which has enabled new distribution opportunities for our solution partners.”
To that end, IoT America designs, installs and manages wireless connectivity and value-added solutions for precision agriculture, livestock management, infrastructure monitoring and smart-town applications, to help growers, ranchers, towns and businesses save time and money, boost productivity, increase farm yields and conserve valuable natural resources.
To accomplish these goals, IoT America is relying on Kerlink’s outdoor Wirnet Stations and Wirnet iBTS Compact LoRaWAN gateways, indoor Wirnet iFemtoCell gateways, and the company’s core network and advanced-operations suite, Wanesy Management Centre.
“IoT America created a new consumption model that efficiently brings the Internet of Things directly to the vast rural areas of the United States and allows agriculture producers, small businesses and municipalities to quickly rollout customised networks and actionable field solutions,” said Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO and CEO of Kerlink Inc., the company’s U.S. subsidiary.
“Together Kerlink and IoT America are a perfect match: Kerlink brings cost-efficient, mature and performant low-power wide-area connectivity for solution providers like IoT America to deploy and manage a growing number of smart-agriculture and smart-town use cases.”
“These include crop, soil and weather analytics, livestock monitoring, asset and building management, metering and remote smoke, gas and fire alerting. Kerlink’s one-stop-shop Network-as-a-Service full opex model also helps our partners to streamline their investment and to focus on sales and marketing activities, while leveraging from the start an industrial-grade and future-proof IoT dedicated connectivity.”