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Archos PicoWAN, the connected objects revolution, will cost 50 cents a year per device

Building on the 30% growth in Q3 2015 compared to the same period of the previous year, – Archos presents PicoWAN: the first LP-WAN RF network, Low Power Wide Area Network, for connected objects. Collaborative, global and international, these are the words used by the manufacturer during the presentation in the past few hours.

According to Archos, the innovation consists of a unique wireless network communication protocol based on the use of pico-gateways, which come in the form of intelligent plugs connected to the Internet via WiFi or Ethernet, with a cost 100 times lower than that of the antennas installed on the roofs. PicoWAN plans to distribute up to 200,000 pico-gateways for free by the end of 2016 to ensure the distribution of a global network across Europe and will be launched in June 2016.

Equipped with LoRa technology, the pico-gateways can reach distances similar to those of the antennas that are installed on the roofs by telephone operators. PicoWAN will offer a subscription plan that will start from 50 euro cents per year per connected object and will be poured to all those who use this technology, or alternatively the pico-gateways, up to 50% of the profits obtained from the connections that pass through the pico- gateways themselves.

The software integrated in the connected objects will be available for free to all developers and thanks to the widespread diffusion this technology could facilitate the launch of different connected objects in all sectors, such as for example that of health, agriculture, home automation, industry and even more.

The appointment for an official presentation at the Mobile World Congress next March 2016 in Barcelona, ​​where you can have a demonstration of the network in action.