Over the past several years, wireless connectivity technologies for objects have proliferated. While WIFI and Bluetooth are still relevant for domestic use, they cannot meet the needs of professionals who must manage pools of several thousand objects in a reliable and secure way.
For this, there are 2 major categories of networks:
Each category has its advantages and drawbacks (Skiply also offers LTE-M solutions, particularly with the Clock R)
Among LPWAN networks, LoRaWAN® offers several benefits over cellular technologies like LTE-M and NB-IoT :
Since 2016, Skiply has been connecting its sensors to public and private LoRaWAN networks:
According to their IT management policy, infrastructure operators (airports, stations, etc.) and corporate real estate managers sometimes turn to solutions that allow them to be independent of a supplier for the operation of their sensor network. They therefore turn to Open Source technologies that can be maintained by any IT services company and can be deployed freely, whether in the cloud or on-premise.
In this field, Chirpstack (previously LoRaServer) has become a reference over the years. Supported by an active community of users worldwide, this system offers an excellent capacity to deploy networks on a large scale.
Choosing a solution like Chirpstack offers several benefits :
By becoming an official sponsor of Chirpstack, Skiply reaffirms its commitment to participate in the massive adoption of low-power networks so that connectivity does not mean overconsumption.
We can guide you, along with our partners, in implementing a solution that allows you to inexpensively connect thousands of sensors, whether it is to measure user satisfaction, track personal movement, or improve the energetic efficacy of your building.