MultiTech and Combain Announce Easy-to-use and Affordable LoRaWAN™ Positioning with new Collaboration


  • Combination of LoRaWAN Standard, MultiTech’s IoT Devices and Combain’s Services Makes making LoRa® technology-enabled positioning cost efficient and easy-to-use for a wider range of customers.
  • New Demonstration of IoT solution on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - Hall 7, Stand 7E41


Mounds View, MN – February 26, 2018 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT communication devices, today announced that Combain and MultiTech are now collaborating to provide positioning services using existing infrastructure, making more IoT business cases possible for existing and future customers.

“We want to make the LoRaWAN positioning easy to use at an affordable price and at the same time improve accuracy,” says Rikard Windh, COO at Combain.

By combining LoRaWAN with Wi-Fi positioning in the MultiTech hardware, it will now be possible to position LoRa technology-enabled devices in urban areas with an accuracy of 10-20 meters, including positioning of floor levels inside buildings. With traditional LoRaWAN positioning accuracy is around several hundred meters.

“We are now publishing interfaces to our LoRa technology based hardware, allowing Combain to add positioning intelligence, and at the same time making LoRaWAN positioning interesting for a wider range of customers,” says David Smith, SVP of Engineering & Innovation at MultiTech .

“It is crucial to improve accuracy, so users can find each and every positioned device without too much effort. That’s the way we will make the LoRaWAN positioning more attractive to more demanding professional users,” says Rikard Windh.

MultiTech and Combain will demo the unique IoT solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb. 26- March 3, 2018 at Hall 7, Stand 7E41

Combain is a world leading provider of positioning solutions for M2M and IoT devices. Combain has one of the world’s largest databases of Cell Ids and Wi-Fi that is used for accurate indoor and outdoor geopositioning of connected devices.

MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial Internet of Things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value.


For more information, contact:

Rikard Wind, COO, Combain:, +46 70 597 70 28.

Sara Brown, Senior Director, Marketing, MultiTech:, +1 919 699 7093.