Kerlink Launches Powerful New Wirnet(TM) Gateway That Meets
Demand for Easy LoRaWAN® Network Deployment & Use
Wirnet iStation Delivers Intuitive Operational Features and Strong Security
For Partners and Customers of Major Internet of Things Vertical Markets
Thorigné-Fouillard, France - June 20, 2019, 06:00 p.m. CEST - Kerlink (ALKLK -
FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the
Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a powerful new member of its
Wirnet(TM) family that delivers 4G backhaul connectivity and fully integrated
internal antennas, and fulfils customers' requirements for quick and easy
outdoor LoRaWAN(r) IoT network deployments and management.
"Kerlink is well known as a leader in technical expertise and high-performance
LoRaWAN(r) equipment," said Jean-Philippe Balberde, Kerlink's innovative
solutions and products marketing manager. "As the IoT market continues to
mature, IoT vertical-market companies told us they want to take the next step:
they expect global solutions that are quick to integrate, easy to deploy,
secure and straightforward to administer. The industrial-grade Wirnet(TM)
iStation embodies the significant R&D resources Kerlink has invested to meet
this legitimate demand."
"Combined with Kerlink Wanesy(TM) Management Center as a network management
suite, this new LoRaWAN gateway is a unique, robust, and performant end-to-end
connectivity solution with powerful remote management features that allow
customers to conveniently maximize return on their network investments,"
Kerlink's addition of 4G backhaul connectivity replaces 3G connectivity, which
is inadequate in some situations and is being decommissioned in an increasing
number of countries. 4G also is a popular choice for cellular backhaul for data
transport to cloud-based applications. Integrated antennas reduce deployment
costs by eliminating the need for additional antennas used as accessories, and
they comply with "right-to-use" for each antenna on some deployment sites.
Designed for global LoRaWAN deployments, Wirnet iStation supports multiple ISM
bands, such as 868 Mhz, 915 Mhz, and 923 Mhz, and is certified by regulatory
agencies in Europe (CE), the U.S. (FCC), Canada (IC), South Korea (KC), and
New easy deployment and operational features of the Wirnet iStation include:
* Eight LoRa(TM) channels RX (125 kHz, multi-spreading factor) and 1 channel RX
(250 kHz or 500 kHz, mono spreading factor) + 1 channel RX (FSK) to get
10-channel RX + 1-channel TX, allowing up to 1.3 million messages transmitted
* Bidirectional communication with a range of more than 15 km in suburban areas
and more than two km in urban areas,
* IP67 new light, metal casing offering enhanced protection and large operating
range in demanding environments,
* Mounting kit allowing simple and quick installation without opening the
* Flexibility and easy access for backhaul connectivity:
o Ethernet 10/100 Mbps (RJ45)
o SIM card (mini-SIM format)
* Power over Ethernet (POE) supply, DC supply (e.g. for solar panel use), with
remote power control and alerting,
* Programmable power and system-status LEDs controlled by software,
* USB (Type C) connector for debug probe,
* Convenient and straightforward configuration, management, monitoring,
control, and update via Kerlink Wanesy(TM) Management Center,
* Remotely configurable and manageable via intuitive web GUI,
* Remote access via secure shell (SSH),
* Built-in high-rejection filters for co-localization with other radio devices
and enabling strong interference resistance for better data transmission and
permanent high availability.
Kerlink Wirnet(TM) iStation security features also include software and
hardware architectures such as Prove & Run SecureBoot(TM) and SecureStorage(TM)
to safely manage certificates required for trusted communications through VPN
backhaul, and to secure and protect applications running on devices.
"Leveraging our experience with the Wirnet Station, the Wirnet iStation was
designed jointly with customers to meet their operational needs and to offer
very intuitive configuration features," Balberde said. "These features allow
quicker deployment and safer installation, without any compromise on the
technical possibilities and still allowing customers to use their own software
in a secure environment."
The new addition to Kerlink's gateway family capitalizes on the strengths of
the Wirnet Station introduced in 2014 and the first commercial LoRaWAN gateway
available worldwide. The Wirnet iStation incorporates critical features of the
original product. These include helping mobile virtual network operators, cable
operators, private businesses, or public authorities to boost their IoT
business with reliable networks that can connect high volumes of end-devices,
and continuously manage millions of bidirectional messages.
About Kerlink Group
Kerlink Group is a leading global provider of end-to-end network solutions for
the Internet of Things (IoT), serving telecom operators, businesses, and public
authorities worldwide. Based in Thorigne-Fouillard, France, with a U.S.
subsidiary in Chicago, Kerlink is a leading global provider of LoRaWAN(r)
network equipment, software, and services. Its growing suite of turnkey IoT
services includes network planning, design, and operational management that
maximizes performance of its market-leading, carrier-grade infrastructure
offering. The Group, widely recognized for its IoT expertise, also continually
introduces innovative value-added services, such as network-based
geolocation, remote end-device management and low-power IoT reference
design, which allows its customers to quickly bring to market IoT-ready devices
and to imagine innovative business models to monetize their deployments. Most
recently, Kerlink introduced an expanded service, solution design, as part of
its growing suite of services for companies and smart cities.
In just over 11 years, more than 120,000 Kerlink installations have been
deployed in more than 69 countries. Kerlink is supplying more than 330
customers worldwide, including major telcos such as Tata Communications, and
service providers such as GrDF and Suez. The company's solutions are enabling
major deployments in Europe, South Asia, South America, Japan, and Oceania.
Kerlink, a co-founder and board member of the LoRa Alliance(TM), has invested
more than EUR16 million in R&D over the past five years. It has been listed on
Euronext Growth Paris since May 2016 and entered the 150 fast-growing French
SMEs "EnterNext PEA-PME 150" index in 2017. In 2018, it joined the "Tech 40
index", which recognizes the top-performing tech SMEs on Euronext's markets in
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.
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H1 2019 Revenue: 23 July 2019, after market close