RAD and Actility Partner Up to Facilitate LoRaWAN Deployments
Providing Secure IoT Backhaul with Edge Computing and Seamless Cloud Access Connectivity
Paris & Tel Aviv, April 7, 2021 – RAD, the industry pioneer in Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Edge Computing solutions, and Actility, world leader in IoT connectivity solutions, announce a strategic partnership in order to facilitate deployment of IoT use cases for power, gas and water utilities, smart cities, transportation systems and many other verticals. The Partners agreed on technical and business cooperation and mutual promotion of the integrated RAD SecFlow Secure IIoT Gateway with LoRaWAN and Edge Computing and Actility’s ThingPark IoT platform.
RAD’s SecFlow, a 3-time IoT Evolution award winner, now allows seamless connection to Actility’s ThingPark LoRa network servers.
IoT gateways use LoRaWAN to connect smart devices to the cloud for data processing and management. With the trend toward edge computing for lower latency and higher availability, there is a rising demand for IIoT gateways that support more than secure networking functionality. Such is RAD’s SecFlow’s unique offering, which includes onboard server functionality capable of hosting third-party containers.
A true “Swiss Army Knife”, the SecFlow combines functionalities that would typically require separate dedicated appliances in a single box. This is a much-appreciated feature among IoT project managers as it simplifies deployment and operations by reducing the number of devices and contributes to increased security.
Data collected from LoRa field sensors is backhauled over secured links into many of the major cloud IoT platforms connected to Actility’s ThingPark, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS IoT Core, IBM Watson, Google CloudIoT, PTC Thingworx, and others.
“Thanks to the pre-integration work we have done with Actility, we are able to bring unique value to IoT project owners,” says Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “We have an extremely powerful combination and proven ability to make their lives much easier, by deploying new projects faster and at a lower risk.”
“We’re thrilled that RAD has become a Premium Actility Partner,” says Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility. “RAD’s expertise in IIoT innovation, coupled with Actility’s advanced connectivity solutions portfolio will allow quicker and more secure deployments of LoRaWAN solutions across many IoT segments on all continents as well through common distributors and system integrators. We are currently deploying multiple PoCs in Europe, the US and Australia.”
RAD is a leader in Service Assured Networking (SAN) solutions for critical infrastructure. We address all communication needs of the utilities, transportation and government sectors with always-on reliability and mission-critical protection. We offer best-of-breed SAN solutions that are used for cyber-secure industrial IoT (IIoT), LoRaWAN and operational WANs, edge computing, distribution automation, and TDM to packet migration, as well as Smart/Safe City deployments.
Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units and is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.
Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.