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M2M Spectrum Networks links with Link Labs for LoRa technology

Steve Rogerson
November 3, 2016
Pennsylvania-based M2M Spectrum Networks is partnering Maryland company Link Labs to make use of its Symphony Link carrier grade IoT wireless platform. By combining M2M SN’s licensed spectrum with Symphony Link, the companies hope to create an unmatched LPWA wireless network for the IoT.
“After extensive evaluation of all of the low power, wide area network technologies available on the market, Link Labs was the clear choice,” said M2M Spectrum Networks CEO Barclay Knapp. “When we combined the unparalleled performance and features that Symphony Link brings with the incredible team from Link Labs, we had a winning combination.”
Symphony Link, which uses LoRa wireless technology, is an LPWAN system with high throughput, wireless firmware upgrades, low powered repeaters and 100 per cent bidirectional message acknowledgement. Symphony Link is for use cases in smart buildings, asset tracking, agriculture and industrial automation.
“Link Labs could not be more excited to partner with M2M,” said Link Labs CEO Bob Proctor. “Using licensed spectrum for a wide area networking makes them a partner that our critical infrastructure and enterprise customers can count on.”
M2M Spectrum Network operates a licensed, nationwide wireless network dedicated to the M2M industry. The company is developing a wide-area, ubiquitous coverage, data radio system based on licensed spectrum and proprietary technology; purpose-built and dedicated solely to M2M applications for the long-term. The company has locations in Phoenix, Arizona, New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Link Labs is an innovator in low-power, wide-area network technologies to power the IoT. The company was founded by a group of veteran engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab who had worked together on projects for the US Department of Defense, the telecommunications industry and the intelligence community. It powers IoT applications across industries such as smart cities, agriculture, building controls, automotive, healthcare, government, defence, retail and utilities.