UnaBiz and Loriot combine IoT protocols

  • March 29, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

UnaBiz and Loriot are working together to offer clients a choice between Sigfox, LoRaWan and Mioty protocols.

Sigfox owner UnaBiz has joined forces with Swiss-based IoT company Loriot to help clients deploy massive IoT services and provide a choice between multiple protocols.

UnaBiz, the owner of Sigfox 0G technology, specialises in sensor product design, manufacturing and data platform services across a hybrid of LPWANs to create business value. Loriot works in the LoRaWan and Mioty markets, specialising in the development, management and operation of its LPWAN management system provided as both public and private, on cloud and on-premise instances, to network operators, public administrations and large blue-chip corporations.

Together, the two companies will leverage their expertise and strengths to deliver integrated IoT with multiple LPWAN protocols capabilities, including Sigfox 0G, LoRaWan and Mioty.

The technical convergence will see the integration of Loriot’s Hummingbird hybrid network management system and UnaBiz’s UnaConnect middleware IoT data management platform to develop a catalogue of products and services.

The multi-protocol approach provides UnaBiz and Loriot clients with more connectivity options, and greater flexibility when it comes to increasing device density. These benefits allow clients to leverage massive IoT in all desired verticals and use cases, simplifying device integration, securing the delivery of aggregated data to multiple end platforms, and, ultimately, making their IoT offerings more efficient, scalable and cost-effective.

“On top of the technical collaboration, UnaBiz will support Loriot in the manufacturing of industrial IoT powered by LoRaWan as well as other protocols used by Loriot’s clients around the world,” said Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz. “This strategic partnership demonstrates the positive outcome for customers and the market when LPWAN service providers unite.”

Julian Studer, CEO of Loriot, added: “Our strategic collaboration with UnaBiz is built on a hybrid approach, strong customer-focused culture and convergent vision. Together, we will be able to offer our customers a higher degree of flexibility and simplicity, helping them generate true value in their industries on a large scale. We are thrilled to collaborate with UnaBiz to provide our customers with the best of both worlds in terms of multi-protocol IoT. By leveraging our strengths, we can bring a better IoT experience to the market, addressing the growing demand for massive IoT deployments.”

In addition, through this partnership, UnaBiz clients will gain access to Loriot’s LoRaWan roaming hub, allowing them to extend network coverage and density. This will give them instant access to Loriot’s global LoRaWan public infrastructure as well as third parties’ networks.

Loriot’s core product is software for scalable, distributed, resilient and secure operation of long-range networks and end-to-end applications that reduce costs and time to market for end users. Loriot offers the network infrastructure to set up, operate and maintain a radio network, integrate sensors and communicate with them over a secure and reliable connection. The company is operating in over 150 countries.

Hummingbird is a network management system designed to cater to the needs of large-scale massive IoT deployments worldwide. Developed by Loriot, the hybrid system combines LoRaWan and Mioty for end-to-end IoT network management.

It offers both the LoRaWan server and Mioty service centre capabilities and guarantees performance and scalability, making it suitable for small and large IoT deployments. Among Hummingbird’s core strengths are its interoperability and flexibility. It supports multiple input and output options, allowing for easy integration with other systems and devices.

Hummingbird is available worldwide as either software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as a managed or unmanaged private instance, providing users with the flexibility to choose the best deployment option for their specific needs. With its security features and carrier-grade reliability, it reduces downtime, providing continuous service for end-users.

UnaConnect is a middleware cloud platform for IoT device management. It is designed to allow users remotely to onboard and update a large and diverse fleet of sensors, collecting and processing data across different networks. UnaConnect is said to simplify device integration and deliver aggregated data to multiple end platforms in a secure, reliable and cost-efficient manner.