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Lending wings to M2M/IoT:The first
Low Power Network (LPN)
in Switzerland.

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M2M/IoT Takes off.Welcome to the «Internet of Everything».

We live in a networked world: machines, vehicles, lifts, oil tanks and many other things now communicate automatically and ensure greater efficiency and security. Soon everyday items, such as bicycles, mailboxes, water or newspaper dispensers, rubbish bins, shoes and much more will be «connected» as a matter of course. M2M/IoT applications are becoming available for an even broader scope of applications – thanks to the low power network.

Why LPN?Low power, big impact.

Further complementing (rounding out) Swisscom's IoT portfolio, the LPN is designed specifically to facilitate the sending of small data packages that are infrequently transmitted. A main advantage of this is a broad reach while using only minimal electricity or battery power. This makes LPN perfect for «mobile» objects that do not have access to fixed power or large battery packs. With LPN, devices instead depend on the lightest, smallest possible batteries while also offering exceptionally long battery life times. This makes it possible to implement numerous new M2M/IoT applications, products and services at a single stroke. And now, with the Switzerland wide LPN roll-out, IoT has never been so plug 'n play.

Ready for take-off?New opportunities for your business.

With LPN, Swisscom is expanding its offering for M2M/IoT connectivity to include further components – and thus lending wings to a new generation of smart products, automated processes and new business models and services. Thanks to LPN, innovative companies can now work more efficiently and, in particular, create new business models – specifically in the area of B2B2C.

Welcome aboard.First come, first to market.

Swisscom's LoRa powered Low Power Network is already enabling a number of unique application and solution possibilities from smart parking to intelligent room management. Now, with the commencement of the 2016 nationwide rollout and powerful LPN ecosystem we look forward to enabling even more innovation including fully integrated Smart City applications and disruptive new product and service offerings.

Whether you are a startup, SME, major enterprise or research team – we would like to invite you to join our LPN ecosystem and discover how LPN is set to change the IoT landscape in Switzerland.

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Your questions,our answers.

When will the Low Power Network be commercially available?
The current timeline is to start in the third Quarter of 2016.
At which sites will the LPN be available in the future and when?
By the summer of 2016 basic supply is planned for outdoor areas in Switzerland, primarily via existing Swisscom transmitter locations (high-altitude locations of Swisscom Broadcast). By the end of 2016, extensive provision will follow in ten Swiss cities via suitable and available local sites: Zurich, Geneva, Berne, Basel, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lausann, Neuchâtel, Lugano and Lucerne. Indoor supply will be achieved primarily via customer-specific indoor receiving stations.
How can I get access to the Low Power Network?
The best way is to purchase a developer kit on the online store (http://actility.thingpark.com/swisscom/) and get in contact with a Swisscom M2M representative (M2M.SPOC@swisscom.com)
What communication options and data rate does the network provide?
The network supports uni and bi-directional communication with a dynamic bitrate adaptation from 300bps to 11kbps, which saves batteries and airtime whenever possible.
What are the target applications for the LPN?
The Low Power Network is ideal for battery powered sensors and devices in the area of Smart City, Asset Tracking, Building Management and Agriculture applications.
What are the main differences between LPN and the traditional cellular communication (2G/3G/4G)?
Traditional Cellular (2G/3G/4G) LPN
Data Rate High Low
Energy consumption High Low
Communication Module Costs High Low
What are the security mechanism for the LPN network?
Sensor information is encrypted with AES 128 so the operator network serves as an opaque transport layer between the smart sensor and an application server. There are also separate integrity and encryption secrets which ensures that each device shares a unique network secret with the network.
Where can I find the API documentation?
The documentation is available on the extranet (http://partner.thingpark.com/) or please contact us directly under (M2M.SPOC@swisscom.com)

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Smart Mailbox Be informed in real time when mail has arrived: as soon as letters or packages land in the mailbox, the recipient is notified.

Asset Tracking Reunions are a joy: thanks to sensors on valuable items, you can, for example, locate your bicycle in real time if it is stolen.

Patient Monitoring Friend and Helper: The intelligent pill box issues a reminder when medication should be taken while also sending status updates to caregivers, and thereby allowing patients freedom of movement in their home environment.

Smart Parking Say goodbye to the search for a parking space: parking spaces communicate their status. The driver can specifically find the nearest free parking space.