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Blogpost preview image lpwan v3
Case study — Published Jun 17, 2022
by Ana Grossmann

LPWAN stands for "Low-Power Wide Area Network", a type of wireless network particularly well suited for projects in Internet of Things (IoT). LPWANs typically support the interconnection of low-bandwidth, battery-powered devices over long distances. LPWANs can use licensed or unlicensed frequencies, including proprietary or open standard options.

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Ewz blogpost preview image
Product news — Published Jun 15, 2022
by Ray Neubauer

ewz, in collaboration with akenza, is opening its LoRaWAN network to the public as a Connectivity as a Service. Entities in Zürich wishing to launch Smart City or other IoT projects in the city can access ewz.LoRaWAN network directly from the akenza platform and integrate their IoT sensors accordingly.

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Case study — Published Jun 2, 2022
by Alexis Leibbrandt

What is IoT Device Management and why do you need it? With IoT device management, you provision, authenticate, configure, monitor, update and diagnose the connected devices running in your IoT environment.

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Partnership synerleap
Company news — Published May 25, 2022
by Alexis Leibbrandt

akenza has been accepted into ABB's SynerLeap innovation growth hub under the recommendation of Microsoft. Thanks to our participation in the program, we expect to create new synergies between the different partners of SynerLeap, namely innovative startups and various ABB divisions.

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Akenza blogpost preview product 0422
Product news — Published Apr 22, 2022
by Fabian Gerschwiler

Over the last 12 months, akenza constantly evolved. With this release we introduce a new navigation that makes your life easier in daily use and allows us to add many new features in the future. In addition to that, this release includes a Device Data Generator as well as an Onboarding Assistant that guides you through the first steps in akenza.

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Product update preview
Product news — Published Feb 24, 2022
by Fabian Gerschwiler

Insightful overview metrics and Yanzi as new hardware partner onboarded to the akenza ecosystem! As you can see, we have started the new year with many exciting features available to you. Read more on this product update.

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Blogpost preview image influx
Case study — Published Feb 22, 2022
by Marco Mantoan

When it comes to data analysis, there are several aspects to take into consideration in the creation of a high-performance solution. This article contains everything you need to know to do this, using the ETL process applied to an example of InfluxDB and the akenza platform.

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Success story — Published Feb 21, 2022
by Marco Mantoan

In this article, we explain the case of the University of Applied Sciences in Zürich. The institution used IoT to identify the real usage, generating actionable insights on room occupation and floorspace usage. This is to improve and allow for better planning of the facility occupancy.

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Blogpost preview image lpwan
Case study — Published Jan 4, 2022
by Ana Grossmann

Critical asset monitoring tools are designed to perform real-time analysis of the current status of critical assets. With the help of a digital twin, it is possible to perform anomaly detection for said assets. Read more about it in this article.

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Blogpost preview image wildlife
Success story — Published Dec 16, 2021
by Fabian Gerschwiler

Imagine a connected wildlife reserve where IoT informs the rangers operational decisions to sustainably and efficiently protect wildlife.

Lukas Schefer from Volunteering Africa shares insights about his project in Southern Africa, demonstrating how akenza enabled a straightforward IoT solution.

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Akenza product update preview
Product news — Published Dec 1, 2021
by Fabian Gerschwiler

This month again, we are excited to bring you new features that will make your life easier. Discover our new asset features and output connectors.

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Blogpost preview scale
Case study — Published Nov 26, 2021
by Marco Mantoan

This article analyzes what it means to scale a POC to a higher degree of complexity. It explores the challenges an organization faces during the implementation of a large-scale IoT enterprise solution.

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Akenza product update preview
Product news — Published Oct 29, 2021
by Fabian Gerschwiler

The growth of the akenza ecosystem continues! During the past month, we successfully onboarded new partners and released exciting product features, now available for your next IoT project.

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Case study — Published Sep 9, 2021
by Ana Grossmann

The fact that nowadays three-quarters of IoT projects fail, is especially surprising considering that the Internet of Things is estimated to become a market valued at $ 11.1 trillion by 2025. Read about the main challenges faced by businesses implementing IoT-Solutions.

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Blogpost preview image lora
Case study — Published Aug 26, 2021
by Alexis Leibbrandt

LoRa gateways serve as communication devices within a LoRa network between end-devices and the LoRaWAN network server (LNS). In this article, we give you a general introduction to LoRa gateway.

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Blogpost preview iotadoption
Case study — Published Jul 19, 2021
by Alexis Leibbrandt

This article explores the impact of low-code development in IoT. Learn why it is important for the success of IoT projects and what are the main benefits of the low-code movement.

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Blogpost preview image airquality
Case study — Published Jun 10, 2021
by Ana Grossmann

It is not surprising that air conditions affect our well-being and productivity level. But how to know when the threshold is reached and ventilation is necessary? Read all about the tools necessary to obtain the healthiest environment.

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Blogpost preview image iotsimple
Case study — Published May 27, 2021
by Ana Grossmann

This article covers everything you need to know about IoT: what it is, how it works, and what are the smart use cases built with IoT.

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Blogpost preview image lighting copy
Case study — Published Apr 13, 2021
by Fabian Gerschwiler

Although the smart lighting market has a forecasted CAGR of 22% from 2019 to 2026, many are still hesitant to invest in IoT solutions. This article offers an insight into the current situation, trends and current application examples of smart lighting solutions and what role it plays in indoor- and outdoor IoT applications, offering optimization and efficiency in every aspect, well-being, energy, habits and space.

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Blogpost preview image process
Case study — Published Feb 9, 2021
by Marco Mantoan

This article covers how to integrate IoT into existing business processes with Power BI and Akenza taking as an example the case of an oil tank level monitoring system.

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Blogpost preview image ai
Success story — Published Jan 28, 2021
by Ana Grossmann

LEDCity is a Zürich-based, fast-growing cleantech start-up. The company specialises in the field of intelligent lighting solutions. Read how they use the akenza platform to connect and manage their smart LED lights via MQTT.

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Blogpost preview image landscape
Case study — Published Jan 15, 2021
by Alexis Leibbrandt

In this article, we give an overview of the IoT connectivity landscape and provide some examples of typical use cases for each connectivity technology.

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Blogpost preview image glass
Success storyCase study — Published Sep 1, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

For years, Switzerland has been one of the world leaders in recycling. Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, reduces CO2 pollution and creates secondary raw materials. With over 340,000 t and a recycling rate of over 90%, glass is one of the most important recycled materials. Glass is collected together with metal in a dense network of collection points.

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Blogpost preview image waste
— Published Aug 10, 2020
by Dr. Luciano Sarperi

Smart Waste is one of the key Use Cases in the Smart City ecosystem and widely discussed and piloted by various cities and entities. Technically though, the case is not as simple as it sounds and as might be expected. This publication of Dr. Luciano Sapieri and Patrick Rennhard of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is the result of a bachelors student project supported by us.

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Partnership azure
Product news — Published Jun 22, 2020
by Alexis Leibbrandt

We are proud to announce that the akenza IoT system is now officially available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace giving Azure customers a seamless opportunity to self deploy akenza into their Azure subscription.

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Blogpost preview flow
Case study — Published Mar 19, 2020
by Sascha Smolokovski

Currently, retailers including supermarkets and banks have a challenge that is quite new to them: How to make sure there aren’t too many people in their facility at the same time. Also their clients face a similar challenge: It is best to shop when there are not too many people around.

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Partnership livetrack
Company news — Published Mar 17, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

The partner collaboration between Live Track and Akenza is a commitment to optimise waste management and logistics for a more efficient and data driven operation mastered with the power of IoT.

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Blogpost preview image cities
Case study — Published Mar 2, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

Smart City projects operate in an area of conflict between the benefits for the citizens of a city and the requirements of data protection. Acceptance varies significantly and depends, among other things, on early and transparent communication. A blog post on netzwoche.ch

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Blogpost preview image resources
Case study — Published Feb 19, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

How can we save resources with IoT or is it only a hype or a trend? In this Interview with booster magazine, we've been answering such questions. Read it now on our blog.

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Partnership kuedaw
Company news — Published Feb 6, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

The collaboration between Küdaw and Akenza is a door opener for both parties to new markets - more than just a perfect technological fit. As a leading source of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions Küdaw will trust Akenza Core as one of their data stream sources to make sense out of millions of datasets. Akenza is now in a position to bring great Analytics and AI technology to its partners and customers.

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Blogpost preview image zurich
— Published Feb 3, 2020
by Jonas Schmid

We are so proud! The Akenza Core is the brain of the new ecosystem of the digital city of Zürich. With this project, we are starting to truly make IoT simple for each and everyone here - with our great partners Microsoft and ewz. Check out our video on building the first steps to a #smartcityzurich here.

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Blogpost preview image iotday
Company news — Published Jan 28, 2020
by Marius Giger

Well done to the Swisscom team for hosting such an impactful event last week at the Hallenstadion, Zurich. Thank you to all those that helped put this event together and especially to the guests that joined us at our booth.

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Blogpost preview image iot
Case study — Published Dec 15, 2019
by Alexis Leibbrandt

The promise of IoT (Internet of Things) is known by many these days, quite simply: adding connectivity to everyday devices. You have most likely heard about the advent of 5G, the fifth generation of cellular network technology, and how that is going to actually connect them all. This provides companies with a lot of new options for tracking vehicles and goods. We hereby offer a number of interesting use cases.

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Blogpost preview image iotswc
Company news — Published Oct 31, 2019
by Jonas Schmid

The IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona is the largest IoT event in the world. A delegation of six Akenza employees visited this year's edition to get inspired with new ideas, solutions and people, taking the opportunity to let the world know about our Akenza Core.

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Blogpost preview image festival
Company news — Published Sep 30, 2019
by Jonas Schmid

Due to good partnerships we sometimes have the opportunity to attend exciting events. Find out what we have to say about the Digital Festival 2019 Zurich.

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Blogpost preview image agriculture
Case study — Published Sep 27, 2019
by Alexis Leibbrandt

In the past few years, the Internet of Things has already started to fulfill its promise: large amounts of everyday objects have been turned into networked devices, providing all sorts of information and data that can be acted on.

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Blogpost preview draft retail
Case study — Published Sep 11, 2019
by Jonas Schmid

Retailers are facing an increased competition by e-commerce. Amazon and other large online retailers continue to rapidly expand their market share. In 2018, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchase goods online.

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Blogpost preview image lorawan
Case study — Published Sep 1, 2019
by Alexis Leibbrandt

Dieser Artikel deckt alles ab, was Sie über LoRaWAN wissen müssen: was es ist, wie es funktioniert und welche intelligenten Anwendungsfälle mit LoRaWAN gebaut werden.

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