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Kwant partners with global LoRaWAN® leader activity to offer advanced IoT solutions for smart construction

May 11, 2022
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Kwant partners with global LoRaWAN® leader activity to offer advanced IoT solutions for smart construction

Actility and Kwant announce a partnership to leverage their complementary IoT expertise to address the needs of the growing Smart Construction market by providing industrial-grade turnkey solutions. The first solution combines the multi-technology LoRaWAN® tracking devices from Abeeway, Actility’s subsidiary specialized in low-power geolocation, with Kwant’s real-time dashboard solution for accurate Covid-19 response, productivity and safety on construction and industrial sites.

The released solution can be easily trialled by end customers with a dedicated evaluation packageKwant Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit – Smart Bandsavailable for purchase on the largest IoT B2B marketplace managed by Actility – ThingPark Market.

The Abeeway-Kwant trial kit combines the power of low-powered sensors and predictive analytics to take the construction and manufacturing industries to the new era of Industry 4.0 and make Smart Construction and Industry as predictable as shopfloors. Top ENR and leading industry companies have deployed our solution in some of the world's largest Airports, Industrial Plants, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital and Energy projects.” says Aymeric Rambaud, Product Director at Actility.

Operating mainly in North America, this latest partnership with Actility enables Kwant to expand its reach into horizontal and civil construction, oil and gas, and industrial projects in European and Asian markets, leveraging Actility’s global reach, as its ThingPark platform is powering the LoRaWAN networks of over 50 major operators in the world and is distributed in over 180 countries.

The partnership with Actility enables construction and industrial companies to finally have a first world solution that combines low powered sensors and a data-driven platform to improve productivity and safety on job sites. It’s a big deal because safety and productivity are two of the biggest problems that plague the $10 Trillion construction and industrial industries globally. This enables us to expand into new market verticals like oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics.” added Niran Shrestha, CEO of Kwant.

Abeeway Smart Badge, a portable multi-mode tracker with embedded sensors combining GPS, Low-power GPS, Wi-Fi Sniffer, BLE and LoRaWAN TDoA geolocation technologies, supporting accurate and continuous outdoor and indoor geolocation, making it ideal for tracking, zone notification and monitoring of workforce safety and security.

Register for our joint Actility-Kwant Webinar on October 28th to discover the solution details and its real-life implementation by industrial leaders.

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Speakers: Niran Shrestha, CEO/Co-Founder of Kwant, Aymeric Rambaud, VP Product of Actility

State-of-the-Art Smart Dashboard for Construction Use Cases

Kwant is an award-winning New York-based Enterprise SaaS platform that combines productivity and safety KPI metrics with real-time data analytics for Smart Construction. Kwant solution has been shown to increase productivity by 12% and safety compliance by 80% on construction sites.

Kwant’s online dashboard aggregates real-time schedule, cost, and safety information from Abeeway sensors, in combination with gateways, for predictive, data-driven decisions. Safety text alerts are used to notify safety managers and superintendents in the case of emergency, and accelerometers are used for fall detection. The sensors, combined with our dashboard, are used to automate headcounts and payroll for self-perform and subcontractors, and proximity alerts and contact tracing are used for Covid-19 response.

Floor plan
Kwant’s OnTarget Platform has company, employee, and timeline geo-fencing capabilities to improve workflow, save lives, and reduce density-thresholds for contact tracing.

Available for the US and International Markets, the released solution combines Abeeway Smart Badges, Kwant Location Sensors for Location Awareness, Comcast’s MachineQ or Tektelic LoRAWAN Gateway & OnTarget Platform to efficiently deploy proximity alerts and contact tracing for Smart Construction.

Abeeway devices offer the best autonomy on the market due to extremely low power consumption, allowing continuous use of the devices during years without having to worry about their maintenance. The smart Abeeway trackers are not only precise and resistant, but also durable and low-cost. The devices perfectly work both outdoors and indoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, our patented Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing and BLE.

The Smart Dashboard and Abeeway Solution Ensures Covid-19 Response:

● Accelerate adoption of social distancing through early warning

● Download contact tracing report of employee social distancing interactions

● Create specific work or limited density zones monitored in real-time by the back-end system, warning workers when entering forbidden areas or when occupation density is too high.

● Rationalize disinfection to limit number of uses between cleaning operations.

● Reduce latency of mitigation measures through real-time monitoring and full traceability

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Actility and Kwant offer a joint Smart Construction solution to improve productivity and safety on industrial and construction sites.

About Kwant

Kwant is an Internet of Things (IoT) company with enterprise SaaS platform to increase safety and productivity in construction and industrial sites. Kwant enables data-driven decision-making combining the power of low powered sensors and predictive analytics to decrease safety incidents, gain control of high-risk activities, and ensure covid compliance. is taking the construction industry to the new era of Industry 4.0 and making construction and industrial sites as predictable as shopfloors.

We are already active on 40 job sites including Jacobs, DPR, Walbridge, McCarthy, Mortenson and Delta’s Construction Management Group in projects such as pharmaceuticals, airport, ground-breaking manufacturing facility, and data center projects. More than 7000 workers actively use our smart badges and wearables everyday including several trade-unions.

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About Actility

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.  

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About Abeeway

Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market .  Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™.

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