GRDF, Sagemcom and SUEZ launch the WIZE Alliance to promote Industrial IoT networks
GRDF, Sagemcom and SUEZ are announcing the creation of the WIZE Alliance promoting an international standard for the Industrial Internet of Things. The association, open and non-profit, is bringing together major international players from the industrial and utility sectors in order to support the implementation of Long Range Wide Area Network technology called WIZE. Along the founding members, over 30 companies have already expressed their willingness to join the Alliance.
Specifically designed to connect hard to access objects (isolated or buried objects), leveraging over ten years’ experience of field deployments, WIZE delivers secure information for Internet of Things applications for cities (flow management via smart meters, mobility etc.) and industries. This technology, low-power, long-range and bi-directional, operates around 169 MHz frequencies. Already proven all over the world (15 countries and 500 cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America are using it), it turns out to be very effective to deploy a network at a local scale. Today, networks using WIZE technology connect over 3 million objects worldwide and continue to expand, particularly through the roll-out of 11 million GRDF’s smart gas meters.