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Senet Inc.
Private
IndustryInternet of Things, Machine to Machine
Founded2009 (2009)
Headquarters
Area served
North America
Key people
George Dannecker (CEO)
Websitewww.senetco.com

Senet Inc. is an American Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) provider for IoT/M2M applications. The Senet Network is described as "the first and only public provider of LPWA networks with class leading LoRa® modulation for IoT/M2M applications in North America”. Its platform is positioned to meet the needs of the growing “Internet of Things” (IoT) ecosystem.[1]

The Senet Network adheres to the open global networking standards as proposed by the LoRa® Alliance, and enables low power, machine to machine (M2M) connectivity across wide geographic areas. It is designed to remove the barriers traditionally associated with managing remote devices such as reliability, range, battery life, bidirectional capability, mobility, and cost.[2]

History[edit]

Senet’s origins began in 2009 with EnerTrac, a fuel delivery automation solution that remotely monitors propane and oil tanks for the residential heating industry.[3][4] By reducing unnecessary deliveries and runouts, EnerTrac reduces operational costs for fuel delivery companies.[5]

The success of the EnerTrac solution prompted EnerTrac to consider its technology for other markets, and in 2014 the company was restructured as Senet Inc., a public LPWA Network. The Senet Network is designed to accommodate other applications, such as water metering, smart building and smart agriculture.[6][7] EnerTrac was renamed to EnerTracSE, and the EnerTracSE heating fuel delivery automation solution continues as one of Senet’s significant offerings.[8]

Senet joined the LoRa® Alliance in 2015 and deployed LoRaWAN technology into the Senet Network. With this deployment the Senet Network became the first IoT network in North America to adopt the LoRa networking standards. [9][10]

Technology[edit]

Senet tower mounted unit (NH)

The Senet Network[edit]

The Senet Network is differentiated from other LPWANs by being an open standards network that is known for deploying and running the largest revenue-generating application.[11]

The Senet Network’s fully enabled two-way architecture provides data communication from sensors over long distances at a lower cost, longer range, and longer battery life than cellular networks.[12] Battery life is determined by how often the devices are set to transmit data and how much data is being transmitted. Transceiver batteries can last as long as 10 years.[13]

Senet partnered with the LoRa® Alliance and Semtech to incorporate LoRaWAN technology into the Senet Network.[14] With the deployment of LoRaWAN technology, the Senet Network provides unique benefits that are not found in other LPWAN technologies.[15] These benefits include bidirectional communication, mobile device support, adaptive data rate support, and strong built-in security features using AES-128 CCM.[16]

Associations[edit]

LoRa® Alliance & Semtech[edit]

As of February 2016, the LoRa® Alliance is made up of more than 200 members that use the global adoption of LoRaWAN open networking standards for their IoT networks.[17] LoRa® technology provides wireless range without repeaters, which simplifies system design and lowers the total cost of deployment.[18]

The Senet Network uses the open standard protocol LoRaWAN which has been designed to provide low-lost, mobile, secure and bidirectional communication in IoT.[19][20][21] The LoRaWAN architecture allows data to be sent between devices and a central network server.[22]

Senet also employs Semtech RF-transceivers with the LoRa® model to achieve a range of up to 15 miles in rural areas, while consuming very little power.[23] [24]

Coverage[edit]

As of February 2016, the Senet Network has more than 115,000 square miles of coverage in the Northeast (New England and New York), the Midwest (Iowa and Missouri), and California (San Francisco and the Central Valley). Senet Network deployment is growing in North America and Senet has future plans to develop the Senet Network outside North America.[25][26]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senet: The Next Big Thing in IoT" Silicon Review. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  2. ^ "Senet to exhibit at IoT Evolution Expo in Fort Lauderdale" IoT Evolution. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  3. ^ "EnerTrac sensors automatically monitor home heating oil" Boston Business Journal. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  4. ^ "EnerTrac Announces a Major Restructuring and the Launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company" EnerTrac Announces a Major Restructuring and the Launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company. Retrieved 4-21-2016
  5. ^ "EnerTrac ends fuel delivery guessing game" EnerTrac ends fuel delivery guessing game. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  6. ^ "EnerTrac Announces a Major Restructuring and the Launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company" PRWeb. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  7. ^ "MultiTech, Senet and Semtech to Sponsor LoRaWAN™ Workshop" Business Wire. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  8. ^ "EnerTrac Announces a Major Restructuring and the Launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company" PRWeb. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  9. ^ "Senet to Reveal a New Strategic IoT Developer Initiative for 2016 at the CES 2016 Conference in Las Vegas, NV " PRWeb. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  10. ^ "LoRaWAN Wireless Technology Targets M2M, Telecom Providers" Telecompetitor. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  11. ^ "Senet: The Next Big Thing in IoT" Silicon Review. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  12. ^ "Senet to Demonstrate IoT Network Using Semtech LoRa™ Technology at CES" Semtech. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  13. ^ "Senet Partners With IBM, Semtech, Others to Broaden M2M Reach" IoT Journal. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  14. ^ "Senet to Demonstrate IoT Network Using Semtech LoRa™ Technology at CES" Semtech. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  15. ^ "MultiTech, Senet and Semtech to Sponsor LoRaWAN™ Workshop" Business Wire. Retrieved 2-28-2016
  16. ^ "Senet: The Next Big Thing in IoT" Silicon Review. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  17. ^ "Senet Announces Expansion of the Senet LoRa-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network at Mobile World Congress 2016" PRNewswire. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  18. ^ "Senet to Reveal a New Strategic IoT Developer Initiative for 2016 at the CES 2016 Conference in Las Vegas, NV January 6 - 9, 2016" PRWeb. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  19. ^ "Senet: The Next Big Thing in IoT" Silicon Review. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  20. ^ "LoRaWAN R1.0 Open Standard Released For The IoT" LoRa Alliance. Retrieved 2-28-2016
  21. ^ "MultiTech, Senet and Semtech to Sponsor LoRaWAN™ Workshop" Business Wire. Retrieved 2-17-2016
  22. ^ "LoRaWAN R1.0 Open Standard Released For The IoT" LoRa Alliance. Retrieved 2-28-2016
  23. ^ "Senet Announces Expansion of the Senet LoRa-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network at Mobile World Congress 2016" PRNewswire. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  24. ^ "Senet Partners With IBM, Semtech, Others to Broaden M2M Reach" IoT Journal. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  25. ^ "Senet Announces Expansion of the Senet LoRa-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network at Mobile World Congress 2016" PRNewswire. Retrieved 2-11-2016
  26. ^ "Senet: The Next Big Thing in IoT" Silicon Review. Retrieved 2-11-2016