Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong
Actility and Pixel Networks announced that they are rolling out a LoRaWAN wireless network providing IoT connectivity throughout Hong Kong. Pixel is providing not only the network, but is also a one-stop shop for all elements of IoT solutions, including sensors, software for data analytics and visualisation, and full system support, integration and maintenance.
It is no surprise that in Hong Kong, which has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world, smart buildings will be the first objective in this integration project. Smart building integration with applications such as temperature monitoring in offices, smart lighting solutions for cost saving and pre-emptive maintenance of light bulbs, electric vehicle parking and charging management and hot desking solutions are among the first applications that Pixel’s customers will be deploying.
In response to customer demand, Pixel is also enabling virtual private LoRaWAN networks, which can utilise their public network infrastructure but at the same time be extended using the customer’s own outdoor or indoor gateways. The network leverages Actility’s ThingPark Wireless Platform, which is combined with Cisco’s IoT solutions and the latest LoRa WAN gateway technology, addressing the requirements of both public and private managed networks and simplifying the deployment of end-to-end IoT solutions for Pixel.
Kirill Nosov, CEO of Pixel, explains: “Hong Kong is a highly competitive and cutting edge city, and at the same time an open and thriving market always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency in day to day operations. We think that makes HK a very good fit with our core business of providing fully integrated hardware and software solutions, ready to use on day one. We also think that this dynamic city environment will be a great place to develop solutions that will be easily adapted to other international markets.”
“We’re very pleased to welcome Pixel Networks to the rapidly growing ThingPark-powered LoRaWAN ecosystem,” said Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “Hong Kong is a global powerhouse of business and technology innovation, and Pixel has brought those two facets together in their solution. I’m sure we’re going to see some real pioneering development in Hong Kong and we’re delighted to be able to provide a tried and tested platform on which Pixel can build a stand-out offering and create ground-breaking solutions for their customers.”