Ingenu, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Meterlinq srl, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, announced the deployment of a public, nationwide network in Italy specifically designed to provide connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The network will provide monitoring services for utilities and other applications throughout the country.
Meterlinq recently announced the deployment of a private IoT network for Italys leading natural gas operator, Amgas to provide connectivity for smart metering of natural gas and other industrial applications utilizing Ingenus RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology.
Building on successful IoT network implementations with customers such as Amgas, we are bringing the power of Ingenus RPMA technology to the public realm, said Giorgio Dragotto, CEO, Meterlinq. With this proven technology, we will be able to serve all of Italy with a robust, secure and scalable network to support valuable M2M and IoT connectivity.
Meterlinq went through a rigorous vetting process, evaluating solutions from other leading network technology providers. Ingenu was ultimately chosen for its RPMA solution, which offered better coverage, superior capacity, and secure uplink/downlink transmission capabilities.
The public network will be utilized for smart water/smart gas monitoring throughout Italy and will ultimately scale to include additional IoT applications. Meterlinq has successfully deployed the first standards-compliant solution in Bari, and plans to expand the public network into other regions in the near future.