Kerlink & GISupply Partner on a Diversity Of LoRa-based IoT Solutions

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Kerlink & GISupply Partner on a Diversity Of LoRa-based IoT Solutions

IoT-Solutions specialist Kerlink and its Japanese distributor GISupply announced a package of applications for different verticals to serve global markets: Construction-worker health and safety, smart agriculture and smart-aquaculture. The LoRa-based IoT Solutions package combines Kerlink Wirnet iStations in LoRa-based networks with sensors from GISupply and other companies that enable multiple applications and can be connected to GISupply’s cloud applications for analysis and access by end users. The three sectors are:

  • A construction-industry solution, called ezFinder BUSINESS Heat Stroke+. It monitors workers for warning signs of heat stroke, which can be a serious threat to crews working in hot climates in the summer. The solution consists of a local wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) device and wearable trackers for each worker. WBGT is used to estimate the effect of temperature, humidity and visible and infrared radiation on humans. In customized LoRaWAN networks the ezFinder BUSINESS Heat Stroke + collects and reports data from both of WBGT devices and wearables to estimate the risk of suffering heat stroke for each worker.
  • A smart-agriculture solution, called Ushimiru. It supports sustainable agriculture via a network. Producers can monitor and track their cattle grazing in large pastures, eating grass and fertilizing the fields naturally. Grazing is less expensive than confined, indoor feeding, but carries risks for cattle. The LoRa cow-monitoring collar tracks and monitors animals and indicates when they stop moving. The Ushimiru technology enables a “geo-fence” application that notifies owners if the animal has gotten out of a fenced pasture or is in a dangerous area – e. g. rough terrain.
  • A smart-aquaculture solution. This LoRa-based sustainable aquaculture business model helps improve the effectiveness of fish breeding by enabling producers to continuously monitor water quality and temperature, which is critical because of global warming.

The robustness and flexibility of Kerlink’s Wirnet iStation are key features of these diverse solutions, because they are easy to deploy and simple to integrate with our technologies,

said Satoshi Kitaoka, president of GISupply.

Equally important for our company and our customers, Kerlink stations are proven to be reliable in any environment.

Kerlink seeks to do business with innovative companies that have developed novel apps and solutions that bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to a wide range of businesses and companies,

said Tsuneo Tatara, vice president of Kerlink Japan.

As these three examples show, GISupply is one of those companies and, as our distribution partner in Japan, it will help Kerlink to grow its business in that important global market.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Kerlink

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