The network covers 240 square miles and serves a population of nearly one million in one of the state’s largest metropolitan areas
Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) technology provider, Ingenu, has deployed its Machine Network in New Orleans to help support oil and gas, logistics and transport applications.
The Machine Network is powered by the company’s patented RPMA (random phase multiple access) communication technology, which provides robust, reliable connectivity across a variety of operating environments. New Orleans is the state’s largest metropolitan area and the new network reaches 240 square miles and serves a population of nearly one million.
Ingenu said its machine network build-out is underway across the US and has set a target of serving 30 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2016. The network currently provides more than 100,000 square miles of wireless coverage for a variety of IoT applications.
New Orleans’ metropolitan area supports a thriving shipping and logistics industry, which is reportedly a major driver in emerging industrial IoT applications. The oil and gas industry is also taking advantage of the technology for monitoring and pipeline usage analysis.
“The Southern US is an important region for the machine network as it is where most of the country’s goods are manufactured, transported and delivered,” said Tom Gregor, president and general manager, machine network, Ingenu.
“We are excited to bring the power of RPMA connectivity to the New Orleans metro area to further enhance the capabilities this thriving industrial market has to offer.”
RPMA technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life, claims Ingenu.
Making use of globally available spectrum, it enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink, the company said. It also requires fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA versus cellular).
The company has deployed 38 private networks over the past seven years.
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