Mounds View, MN – Sept. 7, 2017– Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced that Blink Services, the Swedish network provider for LoRaWAN™ and smart city solutions has selected MultiTech to support its nationwide IoT network coverage initiative.
Significant to the announcements is MultiTech’s shared partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). The trio will work closely to set the standard for how ‘things’ communicate with each other, locally and nationally. The combination of connectivity and scalable services will facilitate the digitization process, ensuring a necessary foundation for cities to adapt to smarter applications.
”MultiTech’s proven expertise was one important reason for choosing their solution. Another reason was the quality process from beginning to end,” said Matts Lilja, Managing Director of Blink Services. “MultiTech is an important ally with vast experience and hands-on knowledge.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly gaining momentum in Sweden and strongly supported by the government. Developing smart city applications will significantly impact the cities’ management systems such as waste management, agriculture, water, lights and traffic to name a few. Leveraging MultiTech as a hardware partner will increase the speed of implementation across all processes.
“LoRaWAN is particularly well suited to smart city applications,” said Stefan Lindvall, CEO of MultiTech. “We’re pleased to work with Blink to enable such solutions across Sweden.”
Blink Services has developed its own applications in cooperation with sister company, Blinkfyrar, Sweden’s leading road sign supplier. Monitoring and maintenance of road signs is turned into a rapid and automated task, replacing manual supervision. The product Signsensor just hit the market and will save cities both time and cost. A road sign equipped with Signsensor will report any deviation, activate an alarm and report the discrepancy and action can be taken. The need to regularly and physically inspect the status is eliminated.