ARCHOS Presents First PicoWAN Network Connections at Mobile World Congress

The PicoWAN network will be showcased during Mobile World Congress at Hall #1, Booth #1G29 from February 22nd to 25th




London, February 17th 2016 – ARCHOS announces that the first technology milestones on the PicoWAN network have been met and the first connections are operational.

“Last year, ARCHOS presented the PicoWAN network. This year we will take advantage of MWC in Barcelona to present the innovative operational structure of the network.” claims Henri Crohas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCHOS.

PicoWAN : an operational LPWAN network based on LoRA™

PicoWAN, subsidiary of ARCHOS, is a LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) network for the Internet of Things. Based on the LoRa™ wireless communication technology, this innovative network can connect objects that are kilometers away.

Created thanks to PicoGateways (very low cost smart plugs that connect to the internet) installed inside buildings, the PicoWAN network can be densified at will and penetrate everywhere deep indoors with a superior Quality of Service while covering very large geographical areas. This gives a definitive advantage over other LPWAN solutions.

Picowan is a collaborative network, where each user participates in the construction of the network. Paris and its suburbs will be the first geographical areas to be covered: the network will be available to all in these areas by the end of 2016.

ARCHOS will present the PicoWAN network during the MWC in Barcelona, booth 1G29, Hall 1.

About PicoWAN
PicoWAN is a team gathered around Henri Crohas, founder of ARCHOS, whose goal is to build by the end of 2016 the first collaborative, global and viral LP-WAN network. This network will be the densest in geography in Europe and the most competitive.

ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market now specialising in Android tablets and smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionised the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android tablets and smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation of tablets with internet as well as the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479.