TrackNet joins LoRa Alliance to support continued IoT development

TrackNet founders who were involved in the foundation of the LoRa Alliance, rejoin in a new capacity to further drive development of the low power wide area network standard for the Internet of Things

TrackNet joins LoRa Alliance to support continued IoT development

TrackNet, a new LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has joined the LoRa Alliance as a contributor member. It said its aim in joining the Alliance is ‘to support the continued development of global roaming and market acceptance of the LoRaWAN specification as the defacto low power, wide area network (LPWAN) standard for the Internet of Things’.

As a contributor member TrackNet will continue its active involvement in the technical and marketing committees. The company is developing complete solutions based on the LoRaWAN IoT standard – one of a number of independent IoT specifications utilising unlicensed spectrum bands - that will seamlessly integrate into LoRaWAN networks being deployed globally.

The TrackNet solutions are targeted to provide high value for the applications and use cases that they are targeting in home, consumer, facility management, and asset tracking while expanding network coverage with an optimal cost structure.

The TrackNet team was instrumental in the formation of the LoRa Alliance from their respective roles in Semtech and IBM. TrackNet has offices in USA and Switzerland.

TrackNet CEO, Hardy Schmidbauer was involved in developing the ecosystem which became the foundation of the LoRa Alliance in his role as Director of Wireless and IoT at Semtech. He was also the first marketing chairman of the LoRa Alliance.

Company co-founders Dr. Thorsten Kramp and Dr. Thomas Eirich were two of the original authors of the LoRaWAN specification in their roles as scientists at IBM research. Dr. Kramp also played a key role in defining the intellectual property rights (IPR) policy to fit the requirements of founding members IBM and Cisco.

TrackNet co-founder Joe Knapp, in his role as system architect at Semtech, was instrumental in defining LoRaWAN operation for North America and compliance with FCC.

“It is a pleasure to be back in the LoRa Alliance in our new capacity at TrackNet,” said Dr. Thorsten Kramp, CTO of TrackNet. “It is critical to be active in the Alliance to maintain market leadership with our solution and we would like to contribute our expertise in security and roaming to the evolutions in the specification.”

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