Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Senet and Digital Matter deliver LoRa asset tracking

Steve Rogerson
February 11, 2020

Senet and Digital Matter are partnering to deliver LoRaWan asset tracking and management globally.
New Hampshire-based Senet provides cloud-based software and services platforms to enable global connectivity and the on-demand network build-out for the IoT. It has announced a partnership with Digital Matter, an Australian developer of battery-powered tracking devices and telematics software for asset and fleet management applications.
Through this collaboration, the companies have certified several Digital Matter LoRaWan asset tracking sensors and completed the integration of Digital Matter’s Telematics Guru GPS tracking software platform with Senet’s global LoRaWan. Users of Digital Matter sensors can now connect to the Senet network to visualise and act on location, asset usage and health data through the Telematics Guru platform, or interface the sensor data with their own cloud-based asset tracking applications via a simple API from Senet’s network service.
“We are excited to be partnering with Senet to provide our customers with immediate access to the fastest growing global LoRaWan and a robust set of services to rapidly extend coverage on-demand,” said Ken Everett, CEO at Digital Matter. “Senet’s flexible business models for deploying carrier-grade LoRaWans where and when they are needed provide a unique cost-optimised approach to implement and expand asset tracking at scale.”
Using sensors, tags and other wireless technologies to track assets and goods is one of the fundamental use cases for the IoT. It is also one of the most impactful, with trillions of dollars of economic value to be generated by asset supply and usage. The use of low cost, long-range LoRaWan technology is facilitating the development of a new class of asset tracking based on both GPS and LoRaWan geolocation capabilities for indoor, outdoor and hybrid asset tracking applications.
“The key to success in the rapidly expanding IoT and low-power wide area network market is standardisation, ecosystem strength and scalable, cost-effective network coverage,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO at Senet. “The ease of integration with Digital Matter’s Telematics Guru, coupled with their support for over 150 different third-party tracking platforms, makes them an ideal partner to provide asset tracking and management products and services around the world.”
Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by network operators, application developers and system integrators for the on-demand deployment of IoT networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, it has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across North America, representing millions of households. Senet offers technology in over eighty countries and owns and operates the largest publicly available LoRaWan in North America.
Founded in 2001, Digital Matter has developed multiple award-winning GPS and IoT devices for a wide range of applications.