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SISVEL ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT OWNER AND THREE NEW LICENSEES UNDER ITS MIOTY LPWAN LICENSING PLATFORM

Luxembourg, October 13, 2022 - Sisvel International S.A. (“Sisvel”) announced today that Danish company Apator Miitors ApS has joined the MIOTY licensing program as a new patent owner. At the same time, recently three members of the German MIOTY Alliance joined the MIOTY licensing program as new licensees: German companies ifm electronic GmbH and WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, and the Austrian company ragsol GmbH.

The MIOTY” Joint Licensing Platform was launched in April 2020, with patents owned, or controlled, by Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (“Fraunhofer IIS”) and Diehl Metering GmbH (“Diehl”).  

Fraunhofer IIS and Diehl are working together under the brand name “MIOTY” in the area of wireless technology for low power wide area networks (“LPWAN”). MIOTY technology is based on the protocol family Telegram Splitting Ultra Narrow Band (“TS-UNB”) of the ETSI standard TS 103 357 (“TS-UNB Specification”).  

Using 100 KHz to 1,5 MHz bandwidth in worldwide license-free Sub-GHz spectrum, the technology offers robustness thanks to the core invention behind MIOTY: “Telegram Splitting”. The technology breaks a data packet into numerous subpackets and distributes them over time and frequency. “Telegram Splitting” enables unmatched robustness against large interferers in a crowded license-free spectrum, securing highly reliable data connection from MIOTY end nodes to the base station.  

MIOTY is promoted by the MIOTY Alliance and its members. Further information including available MIOTY products are available on the website of the MIOTY Alliance (https://mioty-alliance.com/portfolio/hardware/).  

The licensing platform is operated to make MIOTY technology accessible on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions by offering a fixed royalty-bearing, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license, with no right to grant sublicenses, under patents essential to the TS-UNB Specification. In addition, Sisvel offers a license to patents complementary to MIOTY implementations.  

Since the launch of the licensing program the following well-known companies have now joined as licensees:
  • Diehl Metering GmbH
  • Lansen System AB
  • WEPTECH elektronik GmbH
  • Enduralink Pte. Ltd.
  • ifm electronic GmbH
  • WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
  • ragsol GmbH – Oil & Gas Field Solutions
Further information about the terms and conditions of Sisvel’s MIOTY licenses are available on Sisvel’s website https://www.sisvel.com/licensing-programs/wireless-communications/mioty/introduction.
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Open for additional patent owners
The MIOTY Licensing Platform remains open to additional patent owners with relevant patents. Thus, Sisvel invites all parties that have patents or patent applications they believe to be essential to the protocol family TS-UNB of the ETSI standard TS 103 357 to contact Sisvel and submit those patent(s) for an evaluation by the program’s designated, independent evaluators.


About Apator Miitors ApS:
Apator Miitors ApS is a development company. Miitors has been developing the smartest water meter in the world since 2010. From the late 2010 to April 2015, various investors trusted the project and invested money in Miitors. In April 2015 the Polish company Apator Powogaz S.A. acquired all shares in Miitors ApS. Therefore, Miitors changed name to Apator Miitors ApS keeping Miitors ApS as a secondary name. Apator Powogaz S.A. is owned by Apator also known as the Apator Group.
Miitors was founded in January 2010 by Jens Drachmann with the vision to disrupt the water metering industry. Miitors’ history started with one man, who had a great idea... That idea grew into a company, that now consist of 19 employees - and Miitors is still growing!

About the ifm group:
World market leader in sensor technology and pioneer in Industry 4.0
First a passion, then an idea transformed into success – when it comes to pioneering automation and digitalisation technology, the ifm group is the ideal partner. Since its foundation in 1969 ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation worldwide. As one of the pioneers of Industry 4.0, ifm develops and implements consistent solutions to digitise the entire value chain “from sensor to ERP”. Today, the second-generation family-run ifm group has more than 8,100 employees and is one of the worldwide market leaders. The group combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company.  
ifm stands for high-quality products "Made in Germany". ifm is closely connected to Germany as a location for industry with its corporate headquarters in Essen and a development and production site in the Lake Constance region where more than two thirds of the portfolio are developed and manufactured. Other production sites in large sales markets such as Asia or the USA allow fast reaction to regional market requirements. To ensure ifm's high quality standards, the employees in the international plants are also trained in Germany.  
ifm's exceptionally large product portfolio does not only cover all relevant standard solutions but also the special requirements of individual industries. In addition to position and process sensors, sensors for motion control and safety technology are part of the product range. Furthermore, ifm offers products for industrial image processing and communication as well as identification systems and systems for mobile machines. ifm develops innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and the corresponding software and cloud products to improve digital utilisation of existing business processes and to provide new, complete control options for sustainable efficiency and cost optimisations.  
On this basis, the ifm group achieved a group turnover revenue of 1,252 million euros according to preliminary consolidated financial statement in 2021.

About WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG:
“Part of your business”, now over 75 years WIKA is a renowned partner and competent specialist in the field of measurement technology. With steadily growing efficiency, innovative technologies are applied when developing new products, widening the portfolio and most recently deploying IIoT solutions. WIKAs reliability and the readiness to face all challenges of the market have been the key factors for WIKA achieving a leading position in the global market.
Over 10,200 employees are dedicated to maintain and improve technology and solutions for numerous measurement categories or calibration services, SF6 gas solutions and add value to its customers with IIoT deployments. Consult customers and users competently on a true partnership basis by over 1,500 experienced employees within the sales department. Along with more than 300 skilled engineers and technicians continuously providing innovative product solutions, improved materials and profitable production methods, this in close cooperation with recognized universities, institutes and industrial companies.
Think global, act local: today 43 subsidiaries exist across the WIKA Group including state-of-the-art production facilities in all central markets, maintenance and customer service teams and well spread sales agencies worldwide, to always be close with the customer.

About ragsol GmbH – Oil & Gas Field Solutions
ragsol’s experience and know-how are based on more than 80 years of field operation by RAG. Our main focus is to produce oil and gas much more efficiently by using a holistic approach that is completely new to the market. It is important to emphasize that our comprehensive approach to modernizing oil and gas fields does not neglect environmental standards. ragsol is proud to be able to manage valuable natural resources in a highly responsible and ecologically friendly way. Mioty technology is an essential key factor to be successful.

About Sisvel
Sisvel International S.A.is the operational parent company of the Sisvel Group. Sisvel is a world leader in fostering innovation and managing IP. The group identifies, evaluates and maximises the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Sisvel has more than 40 years’ experience in the management of successful patent portfolios, including those relating to audio compression standards (MP3 and MPEG audio), as well as broadcasting and digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the Digital Video Broadcasting Project. Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programmes in the fields of mobile communication, wireless local area networking 802.11, video coding and digital video broadcasting. For additional information, please visit: www.sisvel.com.  


Media Contact Sisvel Group
Giulia Dini
Communications Manager
Tel: +34 93 131 5570
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* MIOTY is a registered trademark of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
 

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