Kerlink & ZENNER IoT Solutions Deploy Germany's Largest LoRaWAN® Network for Energy, Gas & Water Company

April 1, 2020 Kerlink & ZENNER

Kerlink & ZENNER IoT Solutions Deploy Germany's Largest LoRaWAN® Network for Energy, Gas & Water Company

PRESS RELEASE
                                                                                                                                                      
Thorigné-Fouillard, France and Hamburg, Germany - March 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. CET - Kerlink (AKLK - FR0013156007), a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and ZENNER  IoT Solutions GmbH, the leading LoRaWAN® system integrator and solution provider in Germany, have collaborated on the largest LoRaWAN® deployment in that country, including up to 3,000 Kerlink Wirnet™ LoRaWAN gateways.

The network is operated by Netze BW, the largest distribution network company for electricity, gas, and water in Baden-Württemberg, Germany's third-largest state.

Kerlink, a leading provider of solutions for designing, launching, and operating public and private LoRaWAN® IoT networks, offers a comprehensive product portfolio of industrial-grade network equipment, best-of-breed network-core, operations, and management software, and value-added applications. The company has more than 120,000 installations in 69 countries in all the primary IoT verticals.

ZENNER IoT Solutions is a subsidiary of ZENNER International GmbH & Co. KG and part of Minol-ZENNER Group. ZENNER International applies innovative system solutions based on IoT technologies as part of its digitalization strategy, from project development to measurement-data acquisition and processing to applications at the end user. Focused on the digitalization of the energy and water supply industries, the company offers a broad and diversified portfolio of products, solutions, and services worldwide. Minol-ZENNER Group operates the biggest LoRaWAN® network in Germany. The infrastructure now comprises over 6,000 IoT gateways, with which over 800,000 measuring devices and sensors communicate on LoRaWAN® networks.

"This major deployment in Baden-Württemberg demonstrates the excellent scalability, flexibility, and robustness of LoRaWAN® networks, and the reliability of Kerlink LoRaWAN® gateways," said Dr. Gerald Troppenz, business development manager ZENNER IoT Solutions. "Kerlink's flexible configurations simplified making its carrier-grade hardware compatible with our ELEMENT-IoT platform - a comprehensive middleware for device, network, data, and user management."

"This partnership with ZENNER IoT Solutions is an important expansion of Kerlink's business in Germany and demonstrates once again the best-in-class quality of our products for industrial-grade private IoT networks," said Etienne Ghidossi, Kerlink key account manager. "Leveraging its strong field experience with equipment deployed in demanding environments, Kerlink offers carrier-grade gateways designed for enhanced radio performance, especially in ultra-dense 3G/4G cellular settings, such as urban areas."

About Kerlink
Kerlink Group is a leading global provider of connectivity solutions for designing, launching, and operating public & private Internet of Things networks. Its comprehensive product portfolio includes industrial-grade network equipment, best-of-breed network core, operations and management software, value-added applications and expert professional services, backed by strong R&D capabilities. Kerlink specializes in enabling future-proof intelligent IoT connectivity for key verticals such as fleet management, transportation & logistics, retail, asset tracking, and smart metering, as well as smart agriculture & environment, and smart cities, buildings, and factories. More than 120,000 Kerlink installations have been rolled out with more than 330 clients in 69 countries. Based in France, with subsidiaries in the US, Singapore, India, and Japan, Kerlink is a founding and board member of the LoRa Alliance™ and the uCIFI Alliance™. It is listed on Euronext Growth Paris under the symbol ALKLK.
For more information, visit www.kerlink.com or follow us on Twitter @kerlink_news.

About ZENNER IoT Solutions
ZENNER IoT Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, is a LPWAN backend provider and E2E solution system integrator for utility companies in the DACH region. The company specialises in the development of customer-specific IoT applications. The main clients of ZENNER IoT Solutions are energy providers and public utilities among industrial enterprises, wholesalers and meter-reading companies. The company was established in 2017 and has been part of the family-run Minol-ZENNER group since then.
For more information, visit www.zenner-iot.com.

About the Minol-ZENNER Group
The family-run group of companies offers measuring equipment, billing services, IoT and e-mobility solutions for global markets. It has a global workforce of more than 3,700 and maintains a local presence through subsidiaries and distributors in more than 100 countries. Minol is a world-leading service provider for the real estate sector. Headquartered in Germany, in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, it maintains a nationwide presence through 20 branches. The company is helping the real estate sector to digitalize its processes and implement scenarios for the future such as smart home, smart care and smart city. Also headquartered in Germany, in Saarbrücken, ZENNER develops, produces and sells measuring equipment and system solutions based on Internet of Things technologies. It offers a full range of IoT services - from project development and the recording and processing of measurement data to end-user applications. The Minol-ZENNER Group also includes a number of other companies operating in areas such as IoT.
Further information is available at www.minol.de/minol-zenner-gruppe.

ZENNER IoT Solutions contact:
Dr. Gerald Troppenz
+49 40 36844840
info@zenner-iot.com

Press and market analysts contact:
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Sarah-Lyle Dampoux
+33 6 74 93 23 47
sldampoux@mahoneylyle.com

Investors contact:
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+33 1 56 88 11 25
blehari@actifin.fr

Financial press contact:
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+33 1 56 88 11 29
idray@actifin.fr

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