Kerlink, a specialist and global leader in network solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), will demonstrate its new device-management service for simultaneously configuring and updating devices connected to the Internet of Things at the 8thLoRa Alliance All Members Meeting, June 13-14, in Philadelphia.
Device management (DM) of IoT-connected endpoints is a challenging and vital feature for companies that increasingly depend on the IoT to streamline their operations or generate new revenue streams for their business. With billions of sensors, accelerometers, actuators and other devices expected to be connected to the IoT in the future, remotely updating software and firmware, adding new functionality, installing applications, and configuring, monitoring or provisioning devices is key to maintaining their efficient, responsive performance.
Although Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks offer lower data rates than traditional cellular technologies, or have to follow specific duty-cycle limitations inherent in the unlicensed spectrum (ISM band), device management is a vital part of the services that will shortly be proposed for public or private operators to update their fleets of IoT devices that are connected to those networks.
“Secure, simultaneous, remote device management is a crucial function for our customers who want to continuously optimize, monetize and secure their connected devices,” said Yannick Delibie, Kerlink co- founder, CTIO, and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary, Kerlink Inc. “This capability is the final major step in Kerlink’s complete network solution, which means our customers can count on us to take them from the drawing board to quickly monitoring, managing and scaling their connected devices, and permanently keep them operating at optimal performance from a central management interface.”
In line with its strategy to continuously strengthen its equipment-and-services offer by, for example, incorporating robust, open protocols for its customers, Kerlink plans to use IoTerop’s Lightweight M2M stack, known as IOWA, for customers’ actual device updates. It is an Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) widespread protocol for device-and-service management, and is specifically designed for constrained devices, over a wide number of transports and bearers.