Leroy Merlin Wins The LoRa Alliance Global IoT Challenge

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6/20/2017 Leroy Merlin Wins The LoRa® Alliance Global IoT Challenge 1/2 | Press Release Leroy Merlin Wins The LoRa® Alliance Global IoT Challenge Leading home improvement and gardening retailer submits the most innovative and promising LoRaWAN™ LPWAN solution SAN RAMON, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2016 – The LoRa® Alliance, the leading technology alliance for the Internet of Things and low‐ power wide area networks (LPWAN), in collaboraon with Machina Research, announced the finalists and the winner of theLoRa Alliance Global IoT Challenge for Innovaoncontest during CES. More than 150 companies around the world, including the Middle East and Africa, submi ed soluons using the secure, carrier‐grade LoRaWAN standard. Within the eight challenge categories, the leading applicaon focus areas were Smart City, Supply Chain, Security and Smart Home, with an even split between business and consumer‐centric use cases. The entries were all judged by the LoRa Alliance Board of Directors and Machina Research based on the set criteria: degree of innovaon, overall business potenal and go‐ to‐market approach. The award ceremony took place at the Tao Restaurant in the Venean Hotel, Las Vegas on January 6, 2016, in front of more than 200 internaonal a endees and press representaves. The event was sponsored by LoRa Alliance member Senet. The three finalists were introduced by Jim Morrish of Machina Research and they presented their innovave LoRaWAN soluons to the audience. Stéphane Allaire, CEO of Objenius, Bouygues Telecom, announced the winner and presented the trophies. FIRST PLACE ‐ Leroy Merlin, Leroy Merlin, a 17 B€ French company, is the leader in do‐it‐yourself retail in Europe with more than 370 stores in 12 countries. Leroy Merlin willcreate a relaonal pla orm with its clients based on a network of home automaon gateways located in the home that will provide security/energy/home automaon services. Inially, the IP connecon of these numerous gateways will be backed up via a LoRaWAN based soluon. The gateways will then have embedded LoRa picocells and will contribute to a LoRa WAN network covering all of the countries where Leroy Merlin distributes products. Many of the products sold by Leroy Merlin are manufactured under private label and products that need long‐range communicaon or secure IP communicaons will have the embedded LoRa client. Leroy Merlin will guarantee radio coverage by partnering with a telecom operator for roaming. This operator will also provide the core network of the system. "It is a great feeling to win the Innovaon Challenge. We pride ourselves on receiving the endorsement from the Challenge jury. We hope to make this project real to provide our customers with truly innovave soluons and we thank the LoRa Alliance for enabling us tosucceed in our goals," said Pierre-Yves Hadengue, Head of IoT Projects for Leroy Merlin. SECOND PLACE ‐ PalleTech, At PalleTech, sensors are placed inside the central plank of a pallet to collect data about temperature, humidity, shock, drops, lts, locaon, and me. Providing an integrated, end‐to‐end cargo visibility soluon with real‐me data enhances inventory management, condion monitoring, asset tracking, and security. By synchronizing the available data in the cloud, including predicve analycs, shipping and procurement opmizaon, and condion/locaon monitoring, the supply chain industry will be able to create substanal savings and enhance their overall span of control. "Companies around the world need to know where and in what condition their cargo is. This is especially true for perishables, where Quarterly Inventory Losses plague their operations. Our solution has truly been made possible by the next generation of wireless technology. Being endorsed by the LoRa Alliance means a great lot to us and we look forward to building the next generation of supply chains with their support," said Anthony Wainman, PalleTech's CTO. THIRD PLACE – Gupsy, Gupsy recognizes the need to monitor bed bugs, which cause real problems in hotels, hospitals and private homes. A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. It's important to discover an infestaon in an early stage to make the treatment easier and to avoid the negave effects they cause. The bed bug monitor detects and a racts bed bugs, determines the number/sizes and transmits the results over LoRaWAN. The monitor can oponally be equipped with extra containers which contain several perfumes. The evaporated perfume mixture and intensity is controlled via a smartphone applicaon. "The compeon enabled us to implement and check our many ideas with the jury and other pares. Some of these ideas will now be developed into excing new products," said Wim Glorieux of Gupsy. "The LoRa Alliance is clearly triggering companies and individuals to develop disrupve soluons using the LoRaWAN open standard and we were amazed by the enormous response and diversity of use cases," said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the Alliance. "The high parcipaon and innovaon in the Challenge is a great example of how standardizaon and a strong ecosystem can scale technology adopon and innovaon for the IoT." Alliance Technology Developers Testimonials The LoRaWAN technology is ideal to target battery operated sensors and low power applications as a complement to M2M cellular connectivity Richard Viel Chief Operating Officer of Bouygues With LoRaWAN, entire cities or countries can be covered with a few base stations, no longer requiring the upfront rollout and maintenance of thousands of nodes as in traditional mesh networking. This has made IoT possible now, with minimal infrastructure investment. Olivier Hersent Chairman & CTO of Actility To encourage the mass adoption of low cost, long range machine-to-machine connectivity, open ecosystems are critical. In addition to IBM's support of the LoRA Alliance we have also released the IBM 'LoRaWAN in C' as open source under the Eclipse Public License. Dr. Thorsten Kramp Master Inventor, IBM Research LoRaWAN has taken inteliLIGHT, our already proven street lighting management solution, to a whole new level. The entire system becomes even easier and faster to install, with a minimal investment, unprecedented reach and unlimited Smart City applications. It truly is a game changer. Mozes Lorand CEO of FLASHNET Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Networks are an excellent connectivity solution. They complement well with existing M2M business. 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