Kerlink and ClearBlade produce smart-city asset monitor

  • October 5, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

French firm Kerlink and ClearBlade, a Texas-based IIoT-platform and edge-computing software company, are combining their technologies in an out-of-the-box smart-city and agriculture asset-monitoring suite that includes their gateways and device management, edge-application, LoRaWan management, and IoT-platform capabilities.

With this secure, flexible, zero-touch offering, cities, agribusinesses, transport companies and businesses in other verticals can realise return on investment by preventing theft, loss and damage of critical, high-value assets.

“As Kerlink continues its expansion in the US market, this joint solution will demonstrate the flexibility of the company’s best-of-breed, robust stations to ensure maximum performance in any size of smart-city or smart-agriculture tracking or monitoring application,” said Carlos Briceño, vice president of Kerlink in the Americas. “These networks will reliably deliver critical data from edge devices to the operations centres of network owners, and allow them to more efficiently track and protect high-value assets.”

Kerlink provides public and private LoRaWan IoT network owners with industrial-grade equipment, network core, operations and management software, and value-added applications. The partnership with ClearBlade will integrate Kerlink’s Wirnet iStation, Wirnet iBTS, iBTS Compact, Wirnet iFemtoCell and iFemtoCell Evolution with ClearBlade’s edge platform.

ClearBlade’s scalable, secure, flexible and autonomous IoT edge platform enables companies to take in, analyse, adapt and act on their data in real time and at scale. The platform operates consistently across edge, cloud and on-premises environments.

ClearBlade’s out-of-the-box, asset-tracking and monitoring products feature real-time deployment and flexible operation support. The zero-touch feature ensures remote updating and configuration of network software. The platform is future proof for new architectures, devices, protocols, enterprise integrations and cloud services. Its open-standards-based edge platform increases use of Kerlink’s Wirnet iSerie gateways and their differentiators, such as robust performance even in harsh environments.

“ClearBlade is the leader at helping smart-city, smart-agriculture and other key verticals collect and use edge data from their LoRaWans because it provides an enterprise-ready, durable, hardened and flexible solution,” said Eric Simone, founder and CEO of ClearBlade. “By partnering with Kerlink, ClearBlade delivers these features with robust and easy-to-deploy stations that have been proven effective around the world.”

Kerlink provides connectivity for designing, launching, and operating public and private IoT networks. It specialises in enabling future-proof intelligent IoT connectivity for key verticals such as fleet management, transportation, logistics, retail, asset tracking and smart metering, as well as smart agriculture and environment, and smart cities, buildings and factories. More than 120,000 Kerlink installations have been rolled out with more than 330 clients in 69 countries.

Based in France, with subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore, India and Japan, Kerlink is a founding and board member of the LoRa Alliance and the uCIFI Alliance.

ClearBlade is an edge computing software company that enables enterprises to engineer and run secure, real-time, scalable IoT applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, it has a scalable, secure, flexible and autonomous IoT edge platform that enables companies to ingest, analyse, adapt and act on any data in real time and at scale.