Sydney was the second stop on our LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) Road Show tour.
Held at the Novotel Sydney Central, our participants enjoyed a valuable networking opportunity over breakfast, tea and coffee before the presentations began.
Following a brief introduction from Peter Austin and Barry Mitchell of M2M Connectivity, Tyrone Van Schalkwyk gave his presentation on Sierra Wireless’ LPWAN road map. The presentation included some background on Sierra Wireless and cellular LPWAN technology, before delving into the finer points of coverage, power consumption, and costs. Finally, the presentation highlighted available hardware, in the form of the HL and WP series modules.
The second presentation was delivered by Guy Langlois of Thinxtra. Guy gave an overview of the company, and how the Sigfox network is supporting LPWAN devices and IoT applications, particularly those utilising small messages for data delivery. He spoke in greater detail on Sigfox network’s available range, costs and coverage, also highlighting the kinds of devices used to gather data and introducing IoT device management platforms.
The final presentation came from Arnaud Boulay and Jeremy Le Soz of Kerlink, who began by detailing Kerlink’s history and current place in the market. Following this, they gave a detailed outline of LoRa Technology, the LoRa Alliance, available hardware and the ecosystem, including SPN and Wanesy RAN. Arnaud and Jeremy also presented some use case examples to close the presentation.
We wrapped up the show with our door prize giveaway, and some further networking around the display tables, many of which were running live hardware demos. We can say we had a great time talking tech with all our guests, and a big thank you to our presenters, table exhibitors and attendees for making the second event such a success.