LoRaWAN-based environmental monitoring in India

16 November 2018

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Oizom have announced their cooperation with Kerlink's IoT technology to ensure high-performance LoRaWAN-based air quality monitoring in the pollution-heavy city of Kakinada, India.

Environmental monitoring, including noting harmful noise levels in urban environments, is a key smart city use case and capability brought by IoT networks in cities around the world. The European Commission have included both air pollution and noise levels as serious health concerns for EU citizens.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that nearly all cities in low and middle-income countries of more than 100,000 people, and nearly half similarly sized cities in high-income countries, do not meet WHO air-quality guidelines.

Polludrone is a real-time, state-of-the-art, pollution-monitoring solution that leverages LoRaWAN private networks to monitor particulate concentration, industrial emissions, air-borne toxic gases and odors, as well as traffic, weather conditions and noise.

Said Stéphane Dejean, Kerlink’s chief marketing officer: “Kerlink’s LoRaWAN Wirnet stations are powering public and private IoT networks in cities around the world because of their flexibility and superb performance in challenging conditions.

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“They are the ideal gateway for Polludrone’s extensive environmental-monitoring solution, which requires robust and reliable outdoor stations that can handle high numbers of end devices and manage millions of bi-directional messages every day.”

Oizom and their local partner, Sterlite Tech, recently deployed Polludrone, including Wirnet stations, across Kakinada, a city of more 370,000 people – where industrial growth, increased traffic and other factors are creating challenging air quality conditions.

“Infrastructure costs and reliability are key factors to consider in network rollouts of this scope,” said Jainam Mehta, chief marketing officer of Oizom.

“We chose LoRa technology and Kerlink gateways for the deployment, because they enable energy-efficient, performant and long-range data communication – that supports the most advanced IoT environmental sensors for successful and robust deployments.”

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