Metos and Paige partner on LoRaWan in USA

  • January 13, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Metos and Paige Wireless are working together to distribute and promote LoRaWan capability throughout the USA.

Metos is a US affiliate of Austrian company Pessl Instruments. It has entered an agreement with US telecommunications provider Paige Wireless to manufacture and customise hardware and smart-crop technology for its LoRaWan.

Over the past few years, Paige Wireless has been working to collaborate with local communities all throughout the mid-western USA, establishing blanket coverage for its network across many areas underserved from other telecommunications sources. With the network in place, work shifted to growing the number of information gathering products that could reliably communicate and offer real-time, accurate environmental conditions throughout their operation.

The partnership with Metos gives Paige Wireless access to a full line of environmental monitoring products for agriculture, city planning, turf management and ecological research tools. In turn, it provides individuals with plug-and-play options, pairing communication capability and monitoring hardware for irrigation management, environmental impact research and sustainability within many segments of natural resource allocation and tracking.

“I see this as a great partnership that can help us bring Paige Wireless communication to other parts of the country where communication seems to be an issue,” said Derek Brazda, accounts manager for Metos USA. “Without reliable coverage, thousands of small businesses are limited to what they can physically see as they manage their operations. This partnership offers the precise environmental measurement tools as well as affordable means to communicate those metrics and gives an instant advantage to any customer who wants to know exactly what is happening in their organisation.”

Jerry Prange from Paige Wireless added: “This partnership equips our customers with the tools they need to ensure sustainability in the long term and give farmers, ranchers, city planners, golf courses and researchers data that are crucial to managing operations. Metos USA has shown exhaustive dedication to ensuring the quality and consistency of solutions they bring to market. We are proud to be a partner going forward.”

Building off the 35 years of industry experience of Pessl Instruments on a global level, Metos USA has been operating in the USA since 2014, offering tools for informed decision making. A range of wireless, solar-powered monitoring systems under the iMetos brand, and an online platform FieldClimate are applicable in all climate zones and can be used in various industries and for various purposes, from agriculture to research, hydrology, meteorology, flood warning and more.

Paige Wireless focuses on bringing connectivity to under-served industrial verticals for remote data collection, automating tasks, security and asset management, resource control, observation, installations, and more.