Durham, N.H., July 18, 2016 -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, would like to announce its recent membership into the LoRa Alliance. The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit organization composed of members who are committed to the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). The association believes in collaborations and sharing experience in order to promote the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN, as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.
The UNH-IOL is excited to begin working with the LoRa Alliance and the low power radio technology which is enabling the IoT development and deployments around the world. While participating in the LoRa technical working groups, the UNH-IOL will help develop the testing and certification programs. Wide availability of testing will enable interoperability for the expected wave of IoT devices needing to connect to these networks.
“Senet is very pleased to have the UNH-IOL actively participating in the definition of the LoRaWAN certification process,” said Dave Kjendal, CTO & VP Engineering of Senet, Inc. “The adoption and deployment of long-range, low-power wireless networking is critical, and the UNH-IOL has a lot to offer given its 25+ years of experience in open standards, certification and interoperability testing.”
The UNH-IOL works with over 20+ Industry and Standards Associations related to the technologies they support. As active members, the UNH-IOL has been able to effect positive change to several standards and keeps them on the cutting edge of the latest developments in technology.
About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation and a 28,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market.
About LoRaTM Alliance
The LoRaTM Alliance is an open, non-profit association has grown to over 340 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWANTM protocol, as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address the multiple IoT applications both static and mobile and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, LoRaWANTM has already being deployed by major mobile network operators globally and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of LPWAN IoT networks globally.