The state of the device test and web-based submission process accelerates the qualification of an increasing number of LoRaWAN devices entering the market.
Senet, Inc., today announced enhancements to its IoT Marketplace, making it easier for solution providers, system integrators and application developers to identify IoT devices that meet quality standards for commercial operations on LoRaWAN networks.
To support the growing demand for LoRaWAN solutions, including sensor-enabled IoT devices, Senet has implemented a tiered device status designation that indicates the level of testing completed on its network. This test gives end users the confidence that devices listed on the Senet Marketplace are LoRaWAN® compliant and will produce predictable and reliable results when deployed on a large scale.
This status designation illustrates Senet’s rigorous device testing process which includes pre-adhesion behavior, merge scenarios, adaptive data rate, data rate back-off, uplink retransmission, uplink channel usage, and downlink functionality and produces a report of detailed compliance testing that is shared with companies that test their devices.
The new Senet Marketplace device status designations to include:
- Pre test: The device has passed the general connectivity test on the Senet network
- Evaluate: The device is in Senet’s labs for testing
- Senet recommended: The device has been tested and / or implemented by Senet
“Too often, IoT devices are deployed without the appropriate level of testing, leading to field failures, costly replacements or abandoned projects. These avoidable situations undermine one of LoRaWAN’s main value propositions, which is a ten to fifteen year lifespan of the final device without the need for physical intervention, “ said Bruce Chatterley, CEO of Senet.
“As the LoRaWAN ecosystem continues to grow, the Senet Marketplace is becoming a central hub for end users to find the latest devices and solutions. To support this growth and further remove barriers to entry, we continue to accommodate requests. of manufacturers and solution providers who wish to collaborate in the qualification and promotion of devices “.
Simplified device test submissions
Senet has tested hundreds of LoRaWAN devices ranging from smart water meters to resource trackers, environmental sensors, waste fill level monitors, temperature and humidity sensors, pest traps, building sensors and many more.
To simplify and accelerate the qualification of an increasing number of devices entering the market, Senet has implemented a new web-based product presentation process. Device manufacturers who wish to extend their market reach, shorten the sales cycle and promote their products with Senet can submit device test requests using a Market submission form.
Device manufacturers interacting with Senet benefit from the qualified operation of the largest and most densely distributed public carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the United States. Senet is currently deployed in over 29 states, covering over 1,300 cities, serving populations of over 55 million people, and processing millions of transactions every day.