Actility, a new French "unicorn" in the Internet of Things? Interview with Alban MEDICI APAC Managing Director

Actility connects the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Their Thingpark IoT connectivity platform, tools, and fast-growing ecosystem enable their customers to create IoT solutions that transform business, industries, and processes. It has 120+ employee worldwide with a strong presence in Asia with their local HQ based in Singapore, and have for 2019 more than 10Millions Euros of revenues.

Actility also owns 100% of Abeeway, its worker safety and asset tracking subsidiary with unique patents in ultra-low-power fused indoor-outdoor geolocation

How does it work? 

The ThingPark LPWA platform connects sensors gathering data to cloud applications on any scale, from global or national networks to secure on-campus enterprise solutions, managing devices, data flows, and monetization. ThingPark connects seamlessly to all leading IoT platforms such as AWS, Azure, or PTC and also takes care of data mediation, making data collection via LPWANs turnkey experience.

What is Actility’s added value? 

The primary added value is industrial-grade quality. Actility is ISO9001 certified, and its customers are tier1 telcos and enterprises, who cannot afford best-effort service.

Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer IoT networking technology, with advanced services such as  LPWAN roaming, campaign management for mass firmware update, or fused low-power geolocation. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for the market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers.

Their value-added applications and business services enable roaming, device software update, geolocation, and smart grid. Actility is at the heart of a thriving customer ecosystem, connecting solutions partners, supporting developers and device makers preparing their LPWA product for the market, and providing an e-commerce Marketplace offering global distribution to solution providers. Actility co-founded the LoRa Alliance and continues to pioneer LPWA networking technology.

In the age of IoT, Actility ThingPark has become in a short time the leading platform to keep “Digital Twins” in sync with the real world, with a low-touch approach leveraging low-power networks. These “LPWAN” uses radio communication to connect low-cost battery-powered sensors to a decision center and can function for years without requiring maintenance. "A technology that applies perfectly to industry, smart cities, utilities, agriculture, as well as in urban areas. This know-how is also of interest to the security sector since the SME connects its sensors to fire hydrants, traffic signs, or public street lamps, for example.