NORAnet, founded by the Norwegian-Estonian sensor technology company Nordic Automation Systems and the Estonian IT and Communications company Levikom, is the first Internet of Things network provider in Estonia. NORAnet was established to fuel the growth and fast adoption of LPWAN technologies in Estonia.
This week Nordic Automation Systems sold all the remaining shares of NORAnet to the other founder Levikom. Exiting the local network operations business is part of the strategy for Nordic Automation Systems while focusing mostly on export markets as a LoRa® systems technology provider.
As a member of LoRa-Alliance™, Nordic Automation Systems provides end-to-end LoRaWAN™ – smart metering, smart monitoring and smart city solutions with their in-house manufactured LoRaWAN™ gateways and end nodes.
Nordic Automation Systems has its footprint in many countries and markets with its products in about 24 different countries around the globe.
Water utilities, governments and system integrators are increasingly researching more possibilities for “smart” metering, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), to water systems.
“We see a remarkably great demand for our LoRaWAN™ water meter sensor,” says Viljo Veesaar, the CEO of Nordic Automation Systems.
Smart water metering is especially needed in areas with growing urban populations and increased agricultural production.
“We receive numerous inquiries from Australia, which is one of the driest continents in the world”, says Mr. Veesaar, “with increasing growth of population and huge amount of water usage in agribusiness, countries like Australia need innovative technologies and better understanding of their water usage to become more efficient with their water use.”
The company has sold LoRa water meter sensors and LoRaWAN™ outdoor gateways developed, designed and manufactured by them in every continent and continues to be a part of product supplier for many smart city projects around the world.
LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network with features that support low-cost, mobile, and secure bi-directional communication for Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications. LoRaWAN™ is optimized for low power consumption and is designed to support large networks with millions and millions of devices. Innovative features of LoRaWAN™ include support for redundant operation, geolocation, low-cost, and low-power – devices can even run on energy harvesting technologies enabling the mobility and ease of use of Internet of Things. Read more about LoRaWAN™ here www.lora-alliance.org/.
About Nordic Automation Systems
Nordic Automation Systems (NAS) is an industrial automation company, who creates sensor technologies, data analysis and monitoring solutions. They believe in the world with precise data and less tedious repetitive manual tasks.
LoRa® technology enables them to provide end-to-end LoRaWAN™ – smart metering, smart monitoring, smart city and industrial IoT applications. NAS, who is the member of LoRa-Alliance™, has Norwegian and Estonian offices and customers in every continent. They opened the first LoRaWAN™ network in Estonia in July 2016. For further information, please visit the company’s website at www.nasys.no.
Levikom is a leading country-wide broadband wireless access operator and internet, IPTV, IoT, telephony, CCTV as well as corporate IT infrastructure services and solutions provider in Estonia. Levikom operates also Estonian first public IoT LPWA-network NORAnet. Levikom is a first choice for residential subscribers living in suburb or rural areas and only operator apart incumbent in Estonia capable to offer bundled telecommunication and IT infrastructure services to business customers. Levikom is a long-term certified partner of many global technology companies like Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell, HP, VMware, F- Secure etc. and is a member of international IoT association LoRa-Alliance™. In provision of media services Levikom has strategic partnership with leading regional content aggregators Viasat and Wide Media. Levikom employs about 70 staff. More information about the company at www.levikom.ee.