Kerlink

Description

Set up on "Rennes Atalante" IT science park (west of France), in 2004, by 3 founders from Wavecom company (now Sierra Wireless),          KERLINK offers application services for M2M (MAchine To Machine) market. KERINK design and sell packaged solutions (devices and M2M managed services) to three main markets: public transportation, assets tracking and smart metering.
The original team was built up around software, hardware and radiofrequency engineers. The members of the team have extensive experience in the development and integration of embedded radio communication systems and WAN architecture. They come from Mobile telco company (Mitsubishi, Alcatel, Motorola, Wavecom...) .
Based on its expertise, Kerlink has three activities:   designs (hardware and software) a complete range of embedded product (router, appliance, gateway, GPS beacon, telematic box...),  manages a M2M network service platform to propose value-added M2M communication with enhanced QoS, and a complete remote device management (upgrade, monitoring, provisioning) Research and development, for its own needs and for third parties, with innovation focuses on specific hardware design and network topology  Keywords of Kerlink's expertise are, low power consumption, WAN and LAN technology (GPRS, 3G, LTE, WIFI, WMBus, 6lowpan, 802.15.4..), Linux and Real-time OS, GPS and positioning technologies. Kerlink addresses three main industry markets with specific solutions, but based on a common technology platform.  Public transportation, with telematic box in buses for real-time passenger information broadcasting, Linux tool box in car for car-sharing application, and gateway (3G/6lowpan) for bike-sharing application (wireless connected bikes) Assets tracking, with autonomous (up to 7 years) GPS beacon for container and wagon. About 7000 beacons already deployed smart metering, with gateway between LAN (WMBus, 6lowpan) and WAN (2/3G) for water, gaz, environmental sensors metering, and radio reference design (6lowpan) for water or gaz meter  Kerlink's reference are leading european industrial corporation: Veolia, GDF Suez, SNCF, Orange Business Services, Telenor Traxion, SPIE, Schneider Electric...



(Extracted from the FPP of SEAS)

Project involvement

12004

SEAS

Programme call
ITEA 2 Call 7
Status
Completed
Project leader
Philippe Bourguignon

Organisation information

Type
Small and Medium sized Enterprise
Country
France
Website
http://www.kerlink.fr