From MultiTech: "MultiTech Launches LensTM, the World's First Toolset for Secure, Distributed, Scalable LoRaWAN Enterprise Networks"
Enables Resource-Efficient Deployment and Management of Local LoRaWAN Networks at Scale
Works with Leading MultiTech IoT Gateways and Any LoRaWAN-Compliant End Devices
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of M2M and IoT communication solutions, today announced the availability of the MultiTech LensTM LoRaWANTM-optimized embedded network server and key management toolset. This unique architecture is ideal for enterprises who want to cost-effectively connect sensors and actuators clustered in a commercial or industrial facility using a private LoRaWAN network. This disruptive new product enables resource-efficient deployment, operational resiliency and secure management of LoRaWAN networks across multiple sites at scale.
MultiTech continues to innovate the enterprise LoRaWAN experience that it brought to market in 2015, optimizing the LoRaWAN network server embedded into the MultiConnect® Conduit® gateways (the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable LoRa gateway for industrial IoT applications) to create a private LoRaWAN network capable of connecting thousands of end nodes directly to a business platform with the lowest operational cost.
The launch of Lens empowers enterprises to harness and scale the power and resilience of an edge-intelligent LoRaWAN architecture across their facilities, campuses and customer sites. It provides Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) teams with a practical approach to secure zero-touch device activation, centralized key management, and provisioning of any LoRaWAN-compliant end devices.
Lens enables operational resiliency by processing real-time data and making decisions locally – even during a network outage – paired with the flexibility to deploy and manage an on-site LPWA network, optimized for the needs of specific applications without end devices requiring recurring connectivity costs.
“Lens is a game-changer as it overcomes many of the key concerns facing enterprises when considering how to optimize their digital efficiency, improve data privacy and lower their total cost of ownership,” according to David Smith, CTO at MultiTech. “It enables central management of LoRaWAN end-device IDs, providing unique key generation and re-keying-on-demand to join an on-premise private network, while deploying operational benefits and data processing to the edge of the network where a variety of industries including energy, smart buildings, retail, agriculture and healthcare prefer to process their raw data.
Additional benefits for customers using the new Lens toolset include reduction of data sent over expensive WAN backhaul costs, store and forward capability and keeping operational data on premise.
The Lens toolset is rich in LoRaWAN management features for adding and removing gateways and end devices, and assigning unique rights and policies. Whether it is ten or 10,000 devices, Lens provides remote network and device lifecycle management quickly and simply with the click of a mouse, without needing to be an expert in wireless protocols and LPWA architectures.
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