Internet of things (IoT) connectivity provider Senet Inc. and CalChip Connect have formed a new partnership to distribute Senet’s long-range wide area network (LoRaWAN) gateways and sensor end devices through CalChip’s e-commerce platform.
LoRaWAN is one of the fastest growing technology standards for IoT deployments and the deal will allow users to shorten the deployment of the networks as well as accelerate return on investment of LoRaWAN hardware and network costs.
Under the agreement, compatible LoRaWAN gateways and end-devices will be offered on the CalChip platform where the company will manage inventory, warehousing and shipping of the equipment. CalChip will also customize bundles for the technology for rapid deployment of LoRaWAN solutions.
The goal is to shorten the amount of steps taken to deploy a LoRaWAN ecosystem. The deal also shows how the ecosystem has matured to provide cost and time benefits for the expansion of IoT connectivity.
“LoRaWAN is specifically designed for a new generation of long-range networks and low-cost, low-power devices that are becoming ubiquitous in enterprise, utility, and smart city applications,” said Jason Giuliano, CEO of CalChip Connect.
Earlier this year, Senet started working on bringing LoRaWAN to terrestrial and satellite users in a deal with low Earth orbit providers. The deal would be used for container logistics markets and asset tracking that is done via satellite
Senet also deployed what it claimed was the largest LoRaWAN network in North America in the Tampa Bay metro region. The network would provide carrier-grade connectivity of LoRaWAN for millions of IoT devices with more than 80 planned tower sites. The network would be used for both indoor and outdoor IoT connections for smart cities, asset tracking and campus enterprise solutions.