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Kerlink and Avnet partner to expand LoRaWAN technology reach in APAC

October 5, 2023

Posted by: Magda Dabrowska

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Kerlink has announced a master distributor agreement with Avnet in Asia-Pacific (APAC). Kerlink solutions portfolio will be offered to Avnet’s customer base in the region and integrated into Avnet’s IoT (Internet of Things) solution-accelerator software platform, IoTConnect.

Avnet, headquartered in Phoenix, USA, will implement this agreement through its subsidiary, Avnet APAC. The Asian operations, headquartered in Singapore, has a workforce of 4,400 employees spread across 49 offices in the region.

As a master distributor, Avnet will offer Kerlink’s LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) technologies to its large customer base of system integrators and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the region and integrate Kerlink’s solutions portfolio into its enterprise-grade, IoT solution-accelerator software platform, IoTConnect. The initiative will enable simple deployment of Kerlink indoor and outdoor gateways, LoRaWAN sensors from various manufacturers and LNS from service providers.

Additionally, the enhanced platform will also be available globally for deployment in both public and private LoRaWAN networks for enterprises and public agencies that seek to design and build their own networks.

“With Kerlink’s LoRaWAN gateways and software services, our customers will have access to a reliable, secure and cost-effective way to connect far-flung IoT end points with extremely low power consumption,” said Andy Wong, SVP, Avnet Design Services. “This efficiently brings key IoT benefits to customers in telecommunications, smart buildings, smart farming, smart cities and geolocation, among the many applications.”

“Avnet’s IoTConnect platform is unique in the market, providing a proven, reliable, secure and seamless interface between the IoT end points and preferred cloud-service providers like AWS and Azure,” said Yann Bauduin, Kerlink sales director.  “This partnership will support the work of Kerlink’s subsidiaries in Singapore, India and Japan as they expand their deployment of LoRaWAN technology among Avnet’s established APAC customer base.”

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