French communications company Sagemcom has designed an all-encompassing Internet of Things service, covering the entire value chain from sensors to data distribution.
The company's Internet of Things offering includes radio units for sensors or connected terminals, transmitters/receivers for data concentration, network core solution, radio network management services and software solutions for data redistribution to service providers.
The solution targets connected objects in hard to reach or isolated locations that consume small amounts of energy and deliver small quantities of data.
Commenting on its new Internet of Things solution, Sagemcom’s chief executive offer, Patrick Sévian, said: “The IoT opens an infinite field of services and applications that will upset the daily life of millions of people and companies in the next few years.
“Located at the crossroads of our historical activities in terms of communicating terminals’ development, in the world of broadband as well as in the energy world, and telecoms networks’ building up, the Internet of Things is a market on which we had to be present.”
According to M2M World News, most of the objects that the telecommunications company will allow to communicate are using cells or batteries and long range and low power radio frequencies technologies – low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networks instead of WiFi, Bluetooth, GPRS or LTE.
Sagemcom offers its Internet of Things solution either as NaaS (Network as a service) and SaaS (Software as a service) or in investment spending (CAPEX).
Operating on LoRaWAN protocol
The French company chose the LoRaWAN protocol, allowing wide area network at low bit rate communication from and to connected objects. Low-power, wide-area networks support data exchange through bidirectional connection and supports variable throughputs, while offering a very good resistance to surrounding noises.
Sévian added: “… Our goal is to develop for telecom operators and/or energy operators, connected products with which they will equip professional customers and private individuals.”