GRDF, SUEZ and Sagemcom are announcing the creation of the WIZE Alliance promoting an international standard for the Industrial Internet of Things. The association, open and non-profit, is bringing together major international players from the industrial and utility sectors in order to support the implementation of Long Range Wide Area Network technology called WIZE.
Specifically designed to connect hard to access objects (isolated or buried objects), leveraging over ten years’ experience of field deployments, WIZE delivers secure information for Internet of Things applications for cities (flow management via smart meters, mobility etc.) and industries. This technology, low-power, long-range and bi-directional, operates around 169 MHz frequencies.
For Jean Lemaistre, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at GRDF and President of the WIZE Alliance, “The WIZE Alliance is an essential step to ensure the durability of the technology developed by GRDF within the Smart Gas Meter Project. It will ensure the technology’s sustainability within an open and accessible framework for all”.