Kerlink, a provider of infrastructure and value-added services for internet of things (IoT) networks, has introduced a new gateway that provides 4G backhaul connectivity and fully integrated internal antennas for easy outdoor LoRaWAN network deployments.
The industrial-grade Wirnet iStation, according to the French firm, is designed for global deployments and supports multiple ISM bands, such as 868 Mhz, 915 Mhz, and 923 Mhz, and is certified by regulatory agencies in Europe (CE), the US (FCC), Canada (IC), South Korea (KC), and designed for global deployments.
“As the IoT market continues to mature, IoT vertical-market companies told us they want to take the next step: they expect global solutions that are quick to integrate, easy to deploy, secure, and straightforward to administer,” said Jean-Philippe Balberde, Kerlink’s innovative solutions and products marketing manager, in a media statement.
LoRaWAN is a standard for wireless communication which allows IoT devices to communicate over large distances with minimal battery usage.
Kerlink said in a news release, the addition of 4G backhaul connectivity replaces 3G connectivity, which is inadequate in some situations and is being decommissioned in an increasing number of countries.
“4G also is a popular choice for cellular backhaul for data transport to cloud-based applications. Integrated antennas reduce deployment costs by eliminating the need for additional antennas used as accessories, and they comply with “right-to-use” for each antenna on some deployment sites,” it explained.
Meanwhile, Kerlink Wirnet iStation’s security features include software and hardware architectures such as Prove & Run SecureBoot and SecureStorage to safely manage certificates required for trusted communications through VPN backhaul, and to secure and protect applications running on devices.