Tekelek Speeds Device Time to Market with Kerlink Reference Design

PRESS RELEASE

Thorigné-Fouillard, France, and Shannon, Ireland – Feb. 26, 2018, 09:00 a.m. GMT – Kerlink (ALKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Tekelek, a leading developer and manufacturer of telemetry products and solutions for more than 20 years, today announced that Tekelek launched a remote-metering solution with new devices based on Kerlink’s reference design platform and LoRaWANTM connectivity.

The platform, which Kerlink added to its suite of services in 2017, is a complete package of hardware, software, development-and-test tools and guidelines to help device makers design and produce IoT network devices with an accelerated time to market.

For Tekelek, the No. 1 supplier of ultrasonic tank-monitoring devices in Europe with more than 2.5 million devices in the field, the combination of Kerlink’s reference design and WirnetTM Stations, and LoRaWANTM IoT connectivity, enabled the company to quickly design and produce remote-monitoring sensors and assure customers they could cost effectively deploy networks for monitoring gas containers.

“Kerlink’s reference design dramatically shortened time to market for our new remote-monitoring devices, and significantly reduced Tekelek’s development costs and the number of personnel needed for the project,” said Oliver McCarthy, general manager of Tekelek.

“Prior to adopting the Kerlink reference design, a key business challenge had been convincing customers of the value of investing in cellular technology to monitor their equipment, which typically is spread over wide areas. These deployments are now part of the evolution in remote telemetry applications,” McCarthy said. “Kerlink was the right fit for us, because they are the leading experts in LoRa® communication technology, while Tekelek’s core expertise is in applications that measure content levels in containers. Combining these essential strengths made the decision to work with Kerlink the obvious choice.”

Marie Le Berre, vice president of Kerlink’s Infrastructure Solutions business unit, noted that Tekelek considered competing options for equipment design and network deployment before choosing to partner with Kerlink.

“Tekelek’s ability to convince its customers of the benefits of the LoRa® solution with Kerlink’s reference design – and then to enable them to quickly and simply leverage LoRaWANTM connectivity – is a strong use case for companies around the world that want to put the IoT to work for their companies and their customers,” she said.
Kerlink will demonstrate its solutions, including its low power IoT reference design, at Mobile World Congress, Feb. 26-March 1, at booth 8.0C11.

About Tekelek
Tekelek design products for use in monitoring and measuring of levels and conditions of contents of Tank/Vessels in the domestic and commercial sectors. Our on-going series of in-house designed products offer reliable, cost effective monitoring solutions. We provide HW/SW/Firmware Solutions for the control and transmission of level and condition measurement for a variety of applications. These devices can be monitored/controlled through the use of either hard wired or wireless technologies incorporating GSM, Broadband, ISM band or more recently LoRaWAN communication techniques. From our headquarters in Shannon, Ireland, Tekelek has been actively developing and manufacturing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications for more than 20 years. We are the number one supplier of ultrasonic tank monitoring devices in Europe with over 2.5 million devices in the field. We are at the forefront of IoT trends and pride ourselves on our ability to offer innovative SMART products to meet changing customer needs. Visit http://tekelek.ie

About Kerlink
Kerlink, a co-founder and board member of the LoRa AllianceTM, specialises in network solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Its mission is to provide its clients – telecom operators, businesses and public authorities – with equipment, software and services to design, launch and operate IoT networks. Over the past three years, Kerlink has invested more than €8 million in R&D. In just over 10 years, more than 70,000 Kerlink installations have been rolled out for more than 260 customers, including major telecom operators such Tata Communications, and utilities such as GrDF and Suez. The company’s solutions are enabling IoT networks worldwide with major deployments in Europe, South Asia, South America and New Zealand. In 2017, Kerlink generated revenues of nearly €25 million, more than 50 percent internationally. Since 2013, it has posted average annual growth of more than 62 percent. Kerlink has been listed on Euronext Growth Paris since May 2016 and was added to the EnterNext PEA-PME 150, an index of 150 fast-growing French SMEs, in 2017. For more information, visit www.kerlink.com or follow us on Twitter @kerlink_news.

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