Senet awarded two IoT patents

  • October 7, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

New Hampshire-based Senet has been awarded two patents for cloud-based IoT network architecture and service delivery methods.

Senet provides cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the IoT.

The US Patent & Trademark Office has issued US Patent 10,735,521 entitled “IoT Network Controller/Server” and US Patent 10,778,752 for entitled “System and Method for Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network for IoT”.

Both patents protect the work Senet is doing to facilitate the deployment of flexible, cost-efficient and targeted low-power wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity to instrument the physical world in support of the rapidly growing IoT market.

According to research firm IoT Analytics, LPWAN sensor-enabled devices are estimated to grow 51 per cent between 2019 and 2025 and exceed 2.7 billion by 2025. IoT offerings using LPWAN connectivity span several markets with smart metering for water and gas utilities representing the largest segment, followed by supply chain logistics, asset tracking, smart cities, and buildings and infrastructure.

The IoT network controller and server patent challenges traditional telecommunications infrastructure and is fundamental to Senet’s cloud-based operating system designed from the ground up to support billions of IoT devices. This connectivity architecture is optimised for network operators and providers and is being used by Senet to manage its US public carrier-grade LoRaWan.

Providing first-to-market advantages over historically antiquated connectivity business models, the Senet LVN low-power wide area virtual network supported by US Patent 10,778,752 creates opportunities for organisations across the IoT ecosystem to contribute to the rapid build out of radio access networks (RANs) and benefit from revenue sharing based on their level of participation.

Under a cooperative model, the Senet LVN delivers pervasive and unified connectivity without the need for roaming contracts, and provides standardised global device activation and deployment processes, and single billing for global device connectivity.

“These significant achievements by the Senet team illustrate our long-standing commitment to delivering innovation and reducing the barriers to success for organisations across the IoT ecosystem,” said Dave Kjendal, CTO and COO at Senet. “Enabling IoT connectivity with less overhead and no boundaries offers end user customers across markets the opportunity to increase efficiencies, lower costs, and provide new and enhanced services, delivering on the promise of the internet of things.”

Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by network operators, application developers and system integrators for the on-demand deployment of IoT networks. Senet owns and operates a publicly available LoRaWan in the USA and offers coverage and connectivity readiness in more than eighty countries.

In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across North America, representing millions of households.