In-brief: The two companies released a statement Thursday touting the IoT technology initiative, which will integrate Senet’s LpWAN network with Gemalto Trusted Key Manager, which is used to provision and secure communications between IoT endpoints connecting to LoRa®-based networks.
There’s more partnership news in the (hot) area of networks of things. Specifically: SENET, the New Hampshire based firm that is the U.S.’s premiere low power wide area networking vendor announced a deal with the firm Gemalto to focus on securing long range wide area networks (or LoRaWAN).
The two companies released a statement Thursday touting the IoT technology initiative, which will integrate Senet’s LpWAN network with Gemalto Trusted Key Manager, which is used to provision and secure communications between IoT endpoints connecting to LoRa®-based networks.
The Trusted Key Manager leverages Gemalto security best practices and hardware tamper resistance for key generation and storage. The result is a solution which delivers two critical features for global IoT deployments:…end-to-end device security and data privacy are made easily accessible to all solution providers. Secondly, mass production of devices destined for global deployment with flexible and secure, cloud-based provisioning at time of deployment will enable multi-national solution providers to confidently produce and deploy LoRaWAN™ devices throughout all markets.
“The integration between Gemalto’s world-class security and identity management offering and Senet’s leading LPWAN IoT network clearly demonstrates our commitment, and that of the LoRa™ Alliance, to continue to provide and improve on the degree of protection for connected devices in IoT deployments,” said Will Yapp, VP of Business Development for Senet. “As the leading LPWAN service provider in North America, we take device security very seriously. Gemalto provided the broadest and most complete offering to supply the highest level of security possible to our customers.”
Long range wireless networks are one precondition of wider Internet of Things adoption. Other countries, especially in Western Europe and Asia are already experimenting with the technology. The Netherlands and South Korea have already deploying country wide LoRa networks, leveraging existing mobile transmission towers to support connections from millions of devices to be connected.
In Netherlands, Internet of Things applications are up and running on the network. As an example, it cites Schiphol Airport is using LoRa connectivity to test logistical processes such as baggage handling and for facility services. An experiment at Utrecht Central station allows LoRa to monitor rail switches, and depth sounders at the port of Rotterdam have been fitted with devices to connect them to the IoT network, according to the Dutch firm KPN, which implemented the LoRa network.