Senet, WHIN Partner to Deploy LoRaWAN Connectivity in Indiana

Senet, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) announced a collaboration with the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) to increase access to IoT networks and sensor-enabled solutions, establishing the largely rural agricultural region as an epicenter for next-generation manufacturing automation and digital agriculture enablement.

WHIN, a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana, is partnering with Senet to deploy the network, delivering thousands of square miles of LoRaWAN coverage for use by local manufacturing, agriculture and research organizations focused on driving prosperity across the region. This regional network is part of the Senet Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LVN), adding to what is a large public carrier-grade network in the United States.

The WHIN LoRaWAN network supports millions of messages per day from sensors in agricultural fields and manufacturing facilities, informing decisions that reduce costs and make operations more efficient. IoT programs offered by WHIN and their partners include manufacturing and agriculture IoT solution testbeds at Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College, digital readiness education programs throughout the region and the implementation of IoT solutions through a network of technology partners.

With IoT solutions in place across the region, WHIN envisions establishing a new paradigm for agriculture and manufacturing research based on the real-time analysis of privatized and anonymized data collected from connected devices across the entire value chain.

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