Power of MultiTech’s Award-winning Suite of LPWA Technology-based Modules, Devices and Gateways on Display at Mobile World Congress

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Highlights Proven Experience in LPWA technology Through Real-world Deployments in Energy/Utility and Industrial Sectors with LoRa Alliance members and Others. Demonstrations Showcase the Expansion of MultiTech’s IoT Product Line to Include New Functionalities Including LTE-M & NB-IoT Functionality.

MultiTech is a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT communication devices

WHAT
Live product demonstrations of MultiTech’s newest IoT technologies at Mobile World Congress.

The Demonstrations
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb. 26-March 1

LoRa Alliance - Stand Hall 8, booth 8.0D3

The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association, founded by MultiTech and others, to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city, and industrial applications.

Within the LoRa Alliance booth, MultiTech will display their LoRaWAN™ Certified products and conduct demonstrations showcasing the impact of its IoT solutions within Utilities, including electric meters, lighting and energy management scenarios. Participating companies include Andreas Informatique, MCCI, NNNCo & Ubiquia. Demonstrations feature a variety of types of MultiConnect® Conduit™ gateways providing LoRa® connectivity between the assets and the back end platform from the participants.

  • ANDREA Informatique : ANDREA demonstrates the pertinence of the LoRa technology in the Smart Metering sector. In this example, Pegasus, the ANDREA's DLMS certified meter, is a LoRa device and it is connected to the Actility LoRaWAN Network by means of the MultiTech Conduit AP gateway. ANDREA's SmartHawk (The DLMS Meter Configuration Tool) is used as the meter reading application. SmartHawk will send requests to, and receive responses from, the Pegasus LoRa Meter. In the demo it is possible to read/write, among others, the Clock, Energy registers, Load Profile, etc.
  • MCCI : NerveCircuit™ by MCCI Corporation allows building managers to monitor energy consumption in real-time using LoRaWAN technology. Standards-based and built with open-source hardware and software, and can be provided for a one-time fee or via annual subscription. NerveCircuit users have documented up to 25% reduction in annual electrical consumption by discovering unsuspected HVAC and building control-system problems. It easily expands to monitor water and gas consumption, and to monitor office environmental conditions.

MCCI Catena® Arduino LoRaWAN products provide small, reliable, and professional prototyping platforms for research, proof of concept, and initial deployments.

  • NNNCo: NNNCo’s N-save DRED (Demand Response Enabling Device) is a LoRaWAN based purpose-built controller designed to manage energy loads. N-save units comply with AS4755 to provide controls required to control a range of loads, such as hot-water circuits, pool pumps and air conditioners. This demonstration device is four (4) complete N-save units stored in a visible housing. The lamps mounted on the box simulate loads such as hot water and are switched off and on by the contactors. This demonstrates the N-save’s ability to support multicast capabilities to allow effective management of groups of energy loads with a single command, as well as measuring the energy used by the load.
  • Ubicquia: Ubicell is a plug & play network and IoT router that simply replaces the standard streetlight photocell. It’s a modular and cost effective platform for mobile operators, municipalities, utilities, and lighting manufacturers who are deploying smart city and broadband services and it is compatible with more than 300 million streetlights globally. Along with additional energy savings, the Ubicell provides real-time data on the quality of the electrical grid, streetlight outages, the signal strength of the mobile network and even the impact high winds and hurricanes can have on a street pole. In addition to partnering with mobile operators worldwide, Ubicquia’s distribution channels include smart city system integrators, energy service companies (ESCO), wireless infrastructure providers and electrical contractors.

Orbiwise SA and Partners : Smart-city Zone

GNS, IEM, Microshare, MultiTech, MuRata, Sysdev and Viloc - will showcase an end-to-end live LoRaWAN Network that will demonstrate just a few of the many applications that will help improve the life of citizens in cities around the world. Solutions demonstrated will include asset tracking via LoRa Geolocation (Viloc), building structural health (Sysdev), home & building door/window sensors (MuRata), parking space monitoring (IEM) and Smart-ID Badges for secured home and office (GNS). These solution devices will connect via MultiTech LoRaWAN indoor Conduit AP Gateways and outdoor Conduit IP67 v2.1 GeoLocation ready BTS to the OrbiWise LoRaWAN Network Server and into the Microshare Smart Facility & Data Management System.

OrbiWise SA is a leading international solution provider for LPWA IoT networks based on LoRa Technology and a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance.

Featured MultiTech Products

  • MultiTech MultiConnect Conduit (seen in demonstrations with NNNCo. and MCCI) is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateway for industrial IoT applications and is ideal for numerous market segments including, Agricultural, Industrial, Smart Cities, and Medical. Each Conduit gateway has the ability to manage thousands of MultiConnect® mDot™ LoRaWAN modules and other sensors and transmit their data over any cellular network to a customer's preferred data management platform.
  • MultiConnect® Conduit™ AP Access Point for LoRa (seen in demonstrations with ANDREAS Informatique) provides deep in-building connectivity and improved service levels for network operators and enterprises connecting thousands of IoT assets by harnessing the power of the LoRaWAN protocol.
  • MultiConnect® Conduit™ IP67 Base Station is a ruggedized IoT base station solution, specifically designed for outdoor LoRa public or private network deployments and now features Semtech v2.1 GeoLocation often referred to as LoRa-Loc.
  • MultiConnect® xDot™ and MultiConnect mDot LoRa Alliance Certified and Arm Mbed OS programmable modules offer significantly longer range and improved radio performance compared to traditional wireless solutions—resulting in greater transmission range and reduced capital expense.

Actility –Hall 8, Stand 8.0 C3

Also a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, Actility is the driving force behind a full suite of LPWA IoT software that serves the world’s largest service providers, solution providers and enterprises in capturing the full benefit of IoT’s explosive growth potential.

Actility recently announced expansion of its current offerings from LoRaWAN to the broader LPWA arena. Demonstration will showcase Actility utilizing MultiTech’s LTE-M & NB-IoT Cellular Modems and Devices to highlight the expanded offering that now extends to the licensed LPWA Spectrum.

Featured MultiTech Products

  • MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series cellular is a compact communications platform that provides 3GPP Release 13 LTE Cat.M1 & NB1 capabilities for fixed and mobile applications.
  • QuickCarrier® USB-D cellular external dongle is an industrial-grade USB that plugs directly into devices to enable immediate communication with a carrier’s LTE-M & NB-IoT network.

Additionally, MultiTech is participating in Actility’s new IoT lab in Paris, IoT Lab@Paris. The objective of the lab is to enable LoRaWAN, LTE-M and NB-IoT device makers to perform functional testing. The new lab is open to those interested in building applications, use cases or testing their devices/modules and real-world integration with cloud platforms.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise “Enabling Future Cities” – Hall 3, Stand 3E11
For Smart Cities, HPE will have two showcases using the HPE Universal IoT Platform at MWC this year. We will be showing how the data from a plethora of sensors using different protocols and connectivity types is collected, normalized using the one M2M industry standard, and then exposed to the City’s operational teams as well as its citizens. This will enable citizens to directly interrogate this data themselves by using a Chatbot, enabled by HPE Smart Interaction Server (SIS), to answer questions such as the air quality and levels of congestions/crowd numbers in an area they wish to visit.

Featured MultiTech Products

  • MultiTech MultiConnect Conduit for LoRaWAN to 4G-LTE cellular connectivity (see above for details)

Combain – Hall 7, Stand 7E41
Combain, a world leading provider of positioning solutions for M2M and IoT devices, has one of the world’s largest databases of Cell IDs and Wi-Fi that is used for accurate indoor and outdoor geopositioning of connected devices. The LoRaWAN standard, MultiTech’s Iot devices and Combain’s unique positioning services is now making LoRa® technology-enabled positioning cost efficient and easy-to-use for a wider range of customers. It will now be possible to position LoRa technology-enabled devices in urban areas with an accuracy of 10-20 meters, including positioning of floor levels inside buildings.
This demo will show a positioning solution combining LoRaWAN with Wi-Fi positioning.

Featured MultiTech Products

  • MultiTech MultiConnect Conduit for LoRaWAN to 4G-LTE cellular connectivity (see above for details)
  • MultiTech MultiConnect® mDot™ (MTDOT Series) offers significantly longer range and improved radio performance compared to traditional wireless solutions—resulting in greater transmission range and reduced capital expense.

NB-IoT with Vodafone – Hall 3, Stand 3.D30

Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies will be highlighting a variety of IoT devices which connect to its NB-IoT networks, including several from MultiTech:

  • MultiConnect® Dragonfly™ Nano embedded cellular SoM’s are the industry’s smallest form factor, end device approved devices that support a complete IoT operating system. These fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate LTE Cat M1 & NB-IoT ready modules offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one very compact design. Dragonfly Nano is programmable using Arm® Mbed™ to allow for rapid prototyping to production deployment and scalability.

By appointment only Private demos throughout the week will show a QuickCarrier USB-D cellular external dongle connecting live to the Orange Spain & Telefonica Spain’s LTE Category M1 & NB-IoT networks.

To schedule a demo, contact Jennifer Costello or Sara Brown (see below).

WHEN - February 26-March 1, 2018

WHERE - Barcelona, SPAIN

Also next week:

Can’t make it to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress? You can also find MultiTech devices in Nuremberg at Embedded World 2018.

Intelligent Edge Devices at Arm - Hall 4-140

The MultiTech MultiConnect Dragonfly and Dragonfly Nano cellular systems on module as well as the MultiTech MultiConnect mDot and xDot LoRa Alliance certified Long-Range, Low-Power LoRa® modules all incorporate the Arm Mbed OS programming platform to allow for rapid prototyping to production deployment and scalability. With integrated ST Micro Cortex®-M processors on a Module that is industry approved and regulatory certified, developers can host their application and have access to a full suite of wireless and wired interfaces for connecting sensors or other remote assets to the cloud.

As the first industry certified and deployment ready Arm Mbed cellular module listed on os.mbed.com, applications can be written and compiled quickly online or offline using developer friendly libraries, downloaded and hosted within the Dragonfly or Dot modules.
Arm Mbed OS is a Real Time Operating System for IoT devices, containing libraries to manage Events & Threads, IoT networking and communication technologies and device security. Crucially, the OS provides APIs for rapid application development in a way that will be familiar to any web or app developer.

Featured MultiTech Products

  • MultiConnect Dragonfly cellular System-on-Module (SoMs) are fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design.
  • MultiConnect Dragonfly Nano for 3GPP Release 13 LTE Cat M1 & NB1 (see above for detail)
  • MultiConnect xDot and MultiConnect mDot for LoRa Technology (see above for detail)

Samsung Artik integration – Hall 3, Stand 3A-438

MultiConnect Dragonfly embedded Cellular System-on-Module’s (SoM) are now integrated with Samsung’s Artik Modules, within the Samsung Starter Kit. New integration will provide developers new building blocks to leverage open platforms and ecosystems to create compelling user experiences.

WHEN - February 27-March 1, 2018

WHERE - Nuremberg, GERMANY

About MultiTech
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. Visit http://www.multitech.com for more information.

MultiTech Press Contact:
Jennifer Costello - Phone: +1 781-715-4870, Email: jennifer.costello(at)multitech(dot)com
On site at Mobile World Congress: Sara Brown – Phone: +1 919-699-7093, Email: sbrown(at)multitech(dot)com

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