Occam Technology Group, Syniverse to develop security for non-cellular IoT devices

Engineering firm Occam Technology Group has joined Syniverse´s recently launched Innovation Lab, which provides companies with a secure environment to test new technologies and business models for the Internet of things (IoT), 5G, blockchain and artificial intelligence, the company said.

In its partnership with Syniverse, Occam has created a new smart parking lot at Syniverse´s headquarters to demonstrate and test secure non-cellular IoT connectivity across narrowband radio technology called LoRa. Sensors installed at Syniverse´s headquarters in Tampa, Fla., identify vacant parking spaces and communicate the status of each space back to the Innovation Lab across a secure connection to the Syniverse Secure Global Access network.

Occam designs and develops IoT solutions using multiple communication protocols with special expertise in non-cellular IoT LoRa connectivity for low-power, wide-area networks. The company incorporates radio transceivers into IoT devices and adds its gateway software to connect those devices into Syniverse´s Innovation lab across a secure connection to Syniverse Secure Global Access that mitigates the risks of cyberattacks by operating independently from the public Internet.

LoRa technology enables wide signal coverage with low power usage that results in sensor batteries that only need to be maintained every five to 10 years, on average. This flexibility is proving increasingly important in scenarios with large volumes of fixed sensors, like monitoring agricultural crop production or for sensors located deep inside a building to monitor electricity or parking usage. In these cases, the sensors are not easily accessible and need to span larger geographic areas, so they must have long battery life with minimal required maintenance. At the same time, they cannot afford to risk exposure to cyberattack.

Syniverse Innovation Lab, a new demonstration, development and testing center that brings together customers, partners and other technology players to trial new ways and business models to address the rapid digital transformation. Specifically, the Lab will drive next-generation services for the Internet of things (IoT), 5G, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Syniverse sits at the center of the mobile ecosystem, where it connects 7 billion mobile devices and enables businesses to securely connect, communicate, and exchange with their customers to drive growth in the age of digital transformation. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com.

Occam Technology Group, is an industry award-winning full-service contract engineering design and development firm capable of taking a product from initial concept or next-generation development through software/hardware design, verification and validation, quality, prototyping, and simulation. Located inside University of South Florida´s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa, Florida, Occam Technology Group´s team has helped many of the most innovative companies in the world achieve extraordinary results. For more information visit www.occamtechgroup.com.