OCK, Actility, and Abeeway partner to strengthen LoRaWAN adoption in Asia

Press Release – Paris, France – 17th January 2022

OCK, Actility, and its subsidiary Abeeway are happy to announce their partnership aiming to expand IoT adoption and the use of tracking devices globally.

OCK Setia Engineering Sdn. Bhd, one of the largest telco engineering service providers in Malaysia, established in 1998 by a group of professional engineers that undertook M&E contracts in Malaysia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of OCK Group Berhad, headquartered in Shah Alam.

OCK is a regional telecommunication, mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering service company, which provides engineering services to cellular operators and equipment to vendors in the areas of full turnkey network roll-out, planning, optimization, operations, and maintenance.

The group, which from Malaysia also operates in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and China, and counts with a workforce of over 4.000 people, was listed in ACE board of Bursa Stock Exchange in 2012 and subsequently promoted to Main Board in 2014. This company provides telecommunication network services and turnkey solutions for their telecommunications clientele comprised mainly of telecommunications operators and telecommunications technology providers, encompassing network planning, design and optimization, network deployment, network operations and maintenance, infrastructure management, energy management and professional services, and is now seeking to broaden its offer in real-time tracking solutions through this partnership, also using Actility’s expertise to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in their own offices.

IoT and LoRaWAN in service of human safety

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must ensure social distancing and contact tracing to allow their workers to feel more confident about working in co-located physical workplaces. Automating the monitorization of new safety policies, while empowering employees as part of the new normal in business operations and making them feel safe when returning to the office, is critical for any organization.

OCK has also felt an increasing need to protect its workers through Proximity and Contact Tracing Solutions, and has counted with Actility’s expertise in this area to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the company and people related to it.

This solution, which works combining LoRaWAN® technology offered by Actility with Abeeway’s Smart Badges, helps to enforce physical distancing and limited occupation density to prevent individual contamination, while offering real-time monitoring of policies and traceability which helps managers take mitigation measures immediately, such as retaining non-compliant personnel.

The solution also allows us to avoid temporary shutdowns of operating businesses through enhanced safety measures and tracks all interactions between infected and healthy people to identify contamination clusters.

LoRaWAN® or the technology behind it all

The use of LoRaWAN® connectivity in solutions like this, is one of the main keys to success of such use cases. LoRaWAN® is a widely used wireless protocol that allows battery-powered sensors to communicate with IoT applications via a long-range, ultra-low data rate connection, resulting in longer battery life.

Actility provides the LoRaWAN® IoT connectivity management solution with ThingPark Enterprise, a platform that helps customers build network infrastructure by managing LoRaWAN® gateways, adding sensors, monitoring network operations and controlling the flow of data to application servers, enabling the deployment of large-scale IoT projects in record time.

Actility’s subsidiary, Abeeway, provides various tracking devices that work both indoors and outdoors thanks to their multi- technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, Abeeway’s patented Low-power GPS, Wi-Fi Sniffing and Bluetooth Low Energy

Growing together while globalizing LoRaWAN® adoption

As OCK expands its portfolio of services and workforce, the need for reliable tracking solutions has arisen for them. Actility and Abeeway are the right partners for this offer, as through their know-how, acquired throughout years of experience, thousands of use cases deployed, and wide relationships with global partners in hardware and vertical applications, they offer the confidence to believe the will bring many smart solutions using LoRaWAN® technology to the Malaysian market.

It is my pleasure to announce our partnership with Actility. Actility is known for their strength in the LoRaWAN® technology, and this partnership definitely offers strong support for our business.” 

said Astrid Ong, Business Development Team of OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd

We are pleased to partner up with such a strong regional IoT leader as OCK. Together, we are strengthening LoRaWAN IoT solutions adoption, bringing benefits to a variety of businesses

says Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility.

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About OCK  

OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd is principally involved in the provision of telecommunication services equipped with the ability to provide full turnkey services. Our service offering comprehensively covers services from all six segments of the telecommunication network services market: network planning, design and optimization, network deployment, network operations and maintenance, energy management, infrastructure management, and other professional services. We recently expanded our business to Internet of Things (IoT). We are working with global partners to deploy smart solutions across many IoT segments in Malaysia. For additional information, visit: https://www.ock.com.my/

About Actility

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.  

Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact 

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About Abeeway: 

Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market .  Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™

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