Actility and Hiber Join Forces to Power Remote IoT Connectivity
Paris and Amsterdam, 05 August 2019 - Actility, the leading LoRaWAN connectivity provider and Hiber, the startup nano-satellite powered IoT network, are today announcing that they are collaborating to enable LoRaWAN connectivity in the remote and developing parts of the globe that until now haven’t had access to a network. IoT (Internet of Things) service providers and enterprises operating in these areas will now be able to benefit from Hiber global nano-satellite connectivity via the Actility ThingPark Wireless and ThingPark Enterprise LoRaWAN management services.
The collaboration will enable IoT use cases in hard-to-reach places all over the world. The global logistics, remote agriculture, oil & gas, mining and scientific sectors are amongst many that can now deploy IoT technology in areas such as the Antarctic, deserts or in the middle of Pacific Ocean.
LoRaWAN is the de-facto standard for the industrial IoT so is being used across a variety of service providers and enterprises are currently deploying or using it for smart city deployments, utilities and Industry 4.0 technology. However, 90% of the world currently lacks a network which can transmit data produced by IoT technology, making LoRaWAN infrastructure deployment impossible. Hiberband, Hiber’s nano-satellite powered remote area IoT network is solving this problem by providing coverage anywhere on the globe.
Hiber has developed an interface which connects Hiberband with Actility LoRaWAN connectivity and management solutions. This means that critical data collected by IoT sensors can be encapsulated into LoRaWAN packets and transmitted around the world by the Hiberband network. End users and service providers can thensee, manage and operate remote LoRaWAN-powered devices in the Actility ThingPark interfaces.
Olivier Hersent, CEO and co-founder of Actility, said: “Actility is excited to collaborate with Hiber and to offer its clients and partners the capability to deploy use cases that require global coverage.”In particular, oil & gas and continent-to-continent logistics organisations operating in remote industrial areas will greatly benefit from the collaboration”
Laurens Groenendijk, Managing Director Commercial and co-founder at Hiber said, “This is a really exciting time for Hiber. After launching our first two nano-satellites into the earth’s orbit at the end of last year, we are now about to see our first customers go live with our first-of-its-kind network. It’s fantastic that we are able to work with Actility to provide critical LoRaWAN connectivity to our customers and we can’t wait to see the benefits that the organisations using our network will bring to the world!”
Actility connects the industrial internet of things. Our IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable our customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries and processes. The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows and monetization. Our value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.
Hiber (formerly Magnitude Space) is a 'NewSpace' startup, founded and led by a dream team of satellite experts and tech entrepreneurs. These 'Hibernauts' are working on a moonshoot goal: to launch and run a nano-satellite constellation in space. More than 40 employees work on the ground-breaking, patent-pending technology behind Hiber and Hiberband at its offices in Amsterdam and Delft.
To date, the company has managed to attract significant funding. This has meant that in November 2018 Hiber became the Netherlands’ first commercial satellite company, launching its first two nano-satellites into orbit. Hiber officially launched at the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Re:invent Conference in November 2018 where they were named Commercial Startup Launch of 2018 at the AWS.