In a recent development, Kerlink has announced to leverage widely used open standards for firmware updates and remote management of LoRaWAN end-devices. Also, Kerlink has announced to join forces with IoTerop to support standardisation of Internet of Things (IoT). It will leverage IoTerop’s IOWA, a commercial-grade Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Lightweight M2M/IPSO stack, as an end-device management protocol for sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) environments.
This collaboration is a clear depiction of Kerlink’s commitment towards IoT. The company has a long-term view to ensure interoperability, flexibility and future compatibility of its growing portfolio of products and services as the IoT evolves. Making the choice of open standards for protocols and APIs also ensures an easy, cost-efficient and fast integration with existing and new LoRaWAN ecosystem players, like core network or application enablement platform providers.
IoTerop’s IOWA will also allow Kerlink’s B2B customers to easily update firmware remotely. The company leads the LoRa Alliance working group for Firmware Update Over The Air (FUOTA). Standards-based solutions, such as IoTerop’s IOWA, allow an industrial customer to easily integrate firmware updates and device provisioning, remote control and management.
IoTerop is committed to implementing standardized, comprehensive administration services. Its solutions provide standardized methods for making connection between devices easier and more effective, such as remotely changing data-collection frequency on a water meter directly from an administration console.
“Combined with Kerlink’s low-power IoT reference design, it will ensure a quick onboarding of end-device remote firmware updates, configuration and management, throughout its lifespan. It will also spread its usage, for example, for smart meters, trackers or sensors ,” said Julien Catalano, Kerlink principal architect and head of standards.
IOWA also supports the addition of security features that enforce communication cyphering and device authentication in any operating environment, hardware platforms and connection topologies.