Kerlink Launches Cost-efficient LoRaWAN(r) multi-technology Tracking anchor
for Smart-Retail and Smart-Facility Applications
Wanesy(TM) Wave Is Part of End-to-End Solutions That Strongly Position Kerlink
in Additional Major IoT Markets
Thorigné-Fouillard, France - May 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m. CET - Extending its
expertise to major markets such as smart retailing and smart facilities,
Kerlink (AKLK - FR0013156007), a specialist in solutions dedicated to the
Internet of Things (IoT), today is launching a real-time, indoor
asset-tracking-and-counting system that uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Low Energy
Wanesy(TM) Wave is an indoor anchor that includes both Wi-Fi and BLE tracking
technologies. It can either detect and locate Wi-Fi devices (like smartphones)
using their probe request (when the smartphone automatically requests a new
Wi-Fi service to connect) but can also track Bluetooth-enabled devices or tags.
Once detected, it then transmits the data using a LoRaWAN(r) link to an
industrial-grade LoRaWAN(r) gateway, such as a Kerlink Wirnet(TM) iFemtoCell.
The gateway then transfers the information to any business-application server
via Kerlink's Wanesy Management Center which operates and manages the
end-to-end LoRaWAN(r) networks.
This anchor can notably be used in an end-to-end solutions to enable retail
shops, commercial malls or museums to count visitors, trace their movements and
retrieve their customer journeys in stores and buildings, including the amount
of time they spend in different areas, such as in front of product displays or
masterpieces. Deployed across factories, warehouses and services buildings
(such as hospitals), the system also helps improving management-and-operation
efficiency by inexpensively enabling real-time location of devices, by tracking
use of assets over a period of time or by getting instant inventory of tools or
equipment in a given area.
The Wanesy(TM) Wave also powers social-contact-tracing information to help to
suppress the spread of Covid-19 pandemics.
Combining Wi-Fi, BLE and LoRa(r) for this tracking and tracing solution is the
perfect match to reach key expected capabilities: a relevant accuracy in an
extended indoor range, a combination of area detection and various type of
targets (fixed or mobile assets, people) and, of course, a low energy
consumption ensuring extended lifetime for battery-powered devices and tags.
The technology complements Kerlink's existing outdoor asset-tracking offer,
Wanesy(TM) Geolocation, which allows asset locating and monitoring across large
areas. That system is based on time-stamped signals from three or more
"Wanesy(TM) Wave is the right set up for retail, industry, services and leisure
verticals that want to quickly leverage track and trace industrial-grade
solution to improve their operations," said Kerlink Product Manager Guillaume
Boisgontier. "Merchants and other small businesses can easily deploy this
indoor and very low-energy tracking solution to better understand customer
behavior, measure the effectiveness of displays and marketing campaign, and
manage inventory. Industrials sites and hospitals can quickly deploy a solution
to geolocate and manage their critical assets to save time and reach a high
level of efficiency. This product also underscores Kerlink's expertise and
continuing success at enabling innovative, essential IoT connectivity benefits
for a variety of verticals and sectors, and it definitely completes our
portfolio of smart solutions."
Kerlink Group is a leading global provider of connectivity solutions for
designing, launching, and operating public & private Internet of Things
networks. Its comprehensive product portfolio includes industrial-grade network
equipment, best-of-breed network core, operations and management software,
value-added applications and expert professional services, backed by strong R&D
capabilities. Kerlink specializes in enabling future-proof intelligent IoT
connectivity for key verticals such as fleet management, transportation &
logistics, retail, asset tracking, and smart metering, as well as smart
agriculture & environment, and smart cities, buildings, and factories. More
than 120,000 Kerlink installations have been rolled out with more than 330
clients in 69 countries. Based in France, with subsidiaries in the US,
Singapore, India, and Japan, Kerlink is a founding and board member of the LoRa
Alliance(TM) and the uCIFI Alliance(TM). It is listed on Euronext Growth Paris
under the symbol ALKLK.
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