Advancing sensor connectivity and networking with LoRaWAN® standard
Carl Data Solutions' strategic alliance enables delivery of low cost, high reliability connectivity networking with LoRaWAN® standard
Carl Data Solutions has joined the LoRa Alliance®, a nonprofit association with over 500 members dedicated to advancing the adoption and implementation of the low-power long-range wide-area networking LoRaWAN® standard.
While the LoRaWAN standard is popular in Europe and other overseas countries it is relatively new in North America. Carl Data Solutions is one of only eight Canadian members that include six other companies and the University of Saskatchewan.
LoRa stands for Long Range. The LoRaWAN connectivity standard is a proprietary low-power wide-area wireless radio frequency technology that is particularly well suited to remote or hard-to-reach application environments where conventional connectivity standards are either too expensive, unreliable or unavailable to implement.
Carl Data Solutions has implemented a LoRaWAN network in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia for a Fresh Water Data Commons Project. The project was sponsored with $4.65 million of funding in a Master Project Agreement with Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster.
According to Semtech, the founding member of the LoRa Alliance, the LoRaWAN connectivity standard is the de facto wireless platform of Internet of Things (IoT). LoRa devices and the open LoRaWAN standard enable smart IoT applications that solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet: energy management, natural resource reduction, pollution control, infrastructure efficiency, disaster prevention, and more.
LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard have amassed several hundred known use cases for smart cities, smart homes and buildings, smart agriculture, smart metering, smart supply chain and logistics, and more. With over 191 million devices connected to more than 151 networks and growing, LoRa devices are creating a Smarter Planet.
“I am pleased to welcome Carl Data Solutions to the LoRa Alliance,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “The company’s acceleration of municipal and industrial infrastructure deployments across North America will be a major driver of IIoT connectivity and the opportunity to leverage LoRaWAN is significant. I’m excited to follow Carl Data Solutions’ progress and look forward to its participation in and contributions to our ecosystem as it brings its LoRaWAN solutions to market.”
“I am pleased to welcome Carl Data Solutions to the LoRa Alliance. The company’s acceleration of municipal and industrial infrastructure deployments across North America will be a major driver of IIoT connectivity and the opportunity to leverage LoRaWAN is significant.”
The LoRa Alliance has become one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector since its inception in 2015. Its members collaborate closely and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN standard, the de facto global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. LoRaWAN has the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IIoT applications and a robust LoRaWAN Certification program to guarantee that devices perform as specified.
LoRa Alliance® and LoRaWAN® are marks used under license from the LoRa Alliance®.
About Carl Data Solutions
Trusted since 2014 to provide environmental monitoring to many of the largest water utilities in the U.S and Canada, Carl Data Solutions has evolved into a leader in AI-driven predictive analytics for industrial and Smart City infrastructure applications that rely on time-series data. The company serves its customers via a trusted partner network that includes engineering and IT services companies like AECOM, Core & Main, Kerr Wood Leidal, K2 Geospatial and CSL Services.
Carl Data Solutions software performs real-time analysis, checks flow monitoring status, sets alarms through a single interface, accepts all types of data from any source and offers predictive and prescriptive analytics. From real-time, historic, wireless, satellite and SCADA data to public data sets including USGS, NOAA and weather forecasts – it doesn’t matter where the data originates – Carl Data Solutions transforms it into actionable information.