NNNCo and Murata launch IoT devices for LoRaWAN

Published: February 21st, 2017

NNNCo has combined its software stack with Murata’s LPWAN module to launch three end-to-end IoT and M2M devices, including a demand response enabling device and a smart streetlight controller.

Australia’s National Narrowband Network (NNN) Company and Murata have launched three Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices for use on long-range, wide-area (LoRaWAN) networks.

As part of the collaboration, Murata’s LPWAN module design was integrated with NNNCo’s Smart Device Software (SDS) software stack in order to deploy a solution for the latter’s trial of LoRaWAN technology with Ergon Energy in Queensland.

“We realised that it required a software stack to actually apply that [Murata] module in the real world within certain industrial vertical applications,” said NNN Co CEO Rob Zagarella.

“Our development partnership with Ergon Energy has allowed us to innovate early on with the Murata module, and in parallel test that out in the field in a hardened utility environment, leading to the production-ready version that we have today.”

The three devices incorporating the Murata module and the NNN Co SDS software stack are the “Demand Response Enabling Device” being used in the Ergon Energy trial; a controller for smart streetlights; and a device that accepts inputs from sensors and sends data over LoRa networks.

The SDS software stack combines NNN Co’s granular multicast technology with a LPWA-unique protocol that is able to work globally via the use of published APIs, which will allow manufacturers, operators, and solutions providers to deploy IoT solutions in a faster and more cost-effective way, Zagarella said.

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