TEKTELIC Communications, Actility provide carrier-grade LPWAN solution

Actility, a provider of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and TEKTELIC Communications, a provider of industrial grade LoRaWAN IoT gateways, said that TEKTELIC´s industry-leading Kona Macro IOT Gateway is now fully integrated with Actility´s ThingPark Platform.

The combination of these two powerful solutions creates a highly differentiated end-to-end platform that provides significant and immediate benefits to network operators, including day-one scalability, carrier grade resiliency and rapid deployment, reducing the time required to on-board vertical IOT applications.

The Kona Macro is an advanced implementation of a 72 channel LoRaWAN gateway for the North American ISM band. It supports a number of unique features that significantly improve RF performance.

It is the first LoRaWAN gateway on the market that supports Full Duplex operation which permits continuous reception on all 72 uplink channels, while allowing simultaneous transmission on all 8 of the downlink channels. By supporting two LoRa Antennas the Kona Macro can utilize antenna diversity to improve receiver performance in the presence of multipath fading and on the transmit side, multiple transmit channels can be utilized simultaneously resulting in much higher system downlink capacity.

To mitigate out-of-band interference, the Kona Macro comes with built-in bandpass filters which reject the adjacent frequency bands (Paging, Cellular and others) resulting in superior performance of the overall system and network.

Actility´s ThingPark Suite enables scalable LPWA networks and interoperable IoT applications and services.

TEKTELIC Communications develops and manufactures high performance wireless products including, highly scalable carrier-grade IoT LoRaWAN Gateways, Small Cell Base Stations, Wireless Backhaul Systems, High Power & High Efficiency Radios and Power Amplifiers.