We're creating optimal IoT solutions with new alliances

 Originally published on February 10, 2022 by Patrick Gebhardt
Last updated on April 01, 2022 • 4 minute read

Due to increasing digitalization, topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 have been playing an increasingly important role for a few years now. From the simple measurement of room temperature to building management or highly complex applications and processes in the industrial environment – data must be reliably transmitted, centrally collected, and monitored.

This is where we at Paessler come in with our new partnerships with LoRa Alliance® as well as the mioty alliance to strengthen our network of specialists in the IoT world.

These new alliances complete our partnership with the French company Sigfox, which has been in place for several years. As a result, we now work with all the key players in the LPWAN field.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things creates new possibilities and opportunities, but 3 main challenges arise in almost all IoT projects:

  • Measured data must be transported from the sensor to the network server in the cloud, where it is analyzed – often over long distances and without a cable infrastructure.
  • The transport routes of the coded data must be monitored and secured.
  • Data must be decoded, evaluated, and displayed.

LoRa Alliance®

To meet these requirements, data transmission via low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) is an optimal solution in application areas such as building management, logistics, smart agriculture, or smart city. Small data packages are transmitted over a relatively long distance with minimized energy consumption. As an international consortium of technology companies, LoRa Alliance® promotes and communicates the use of LPWAN technology to establish corresponding infrastructures and enable innovative IoT solutions.

The mioty alliance

With mioty, the Fraunhofer Institute has raised the established LPWAN technology to a new level. In addition to classical advantages of LPWAN, the data capacity for the collection of data was increased and the reliability of LPWAN was enhanced. The mioty alliance brings together companies that – using mioty – create innovative IoT and IIoT solutions. These can be solutions for retrofitting in the industrial environment, for condition monitoring in buildings, and also in the field of agriculture or smart city.

Major advantages for our customers

As a member of LoRa Alliance® and the mioty alliance, we combine monitoring solutions with LoRa and mioty technology, thus creating various advantages for our customers:

  • Simple and cost-effective monitoring of the status and availability in IoT environments
  • Clear visualization of the data, sophisticated alerting and reporting mechanisms, wide range of supported protocols and technologies
  • Fast and affordable implementation thanks to extensive standardization

"We have more than 20 years of experience in the monitoring industry and now apply this know-how also beyond traditional IT environments. Especially in the field of IoT and Industry 4.0, monitoring solutions are needed that support the various standards and make monitoring as easy as possible. With the new alliances, we can raise the quality of our solutions in the IoT area to an even higher level and offer our customers numerous decisive advantages for their IoT monitoring.”

Helmut Binder, CEO of Paessler AG