Leuven, Belgium – August 18, 2020 – 6:00 pm, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI):

Crescent NV (Option™) joined the LoRa Alliance to drive worldwide adoption of the LoRaWAN standard and advance the deployment of its IoT solutions offering across a variety of industries.

GetWireless, North American Value-Added Master Distributor of IoT solutions and its VP of IoT Solutions David Smith, will represent GetWireless and be a U.S.-based voice for Crescent NV (Option™) in the LoRa Alliance. David Smith is a long-term member of the LoRa Alliance and contributed to the development of the LoRaWAN protocol.

The LoRa Alliance, one of the fastest-growing technology alliances ever, is a non-profit association committed to enabling large scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for IoT through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN® open standard.

“We are very pleased to have joined to the LoRa Alliance,” said Alain Van den Broeck, CEO of Option™ . “Option’s CloudGate IoT gateway with LoRaWAN card is one of our top-selling combinations. We can combine LoRaWAN with other wired or wireless interfaces such as Modbus, MBus, CAN, GPIO, BLE, which is unique in the market. As a LoRa Alliance member, in cooperation with our partner GetWireless, we now have access to the largest IoT ecosystem to collaborate and create new opportunities worldwide.”

“GetWireless is proud to be part of the LoRa Alliance and to increase awareness around the innovative LoRa-based solutions in the Option portfolio,”  said  Brian  Taney,  CEO  of  GetWireless. “We believe that LoRa technology represents a significant growth opportunity for GetWireless, and joining the LoRa Alliance gives us access to a well-respected LPWAN community in which we can drive awareness and build important relationships.”

GetWireless’ LoRaWan development kits provide a complete sensor to cloud experience, showcasing the capability of the CloudGate LoRaWAN gateway and edge-devices. Requiring no specialized knowledge, a user will simply plug the gateway in, go to a website, create an account, and turn the sensors on. The gateway connects to the Internet using either wired Ethernet, or wireless 3GPP Cellular technologies.

The product is available at GetWireless (https://www.getwirelessllc.com/wp- content/uploads/2020/07/CloudGate_LoRa-Kit.pdf) and at Digi-Key (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/networking-solutions/gateways-routers/928?k=GWB) as a complete kit with Radio Bridge sensors, antennas, and all accessories included, or as a stand-alone LoRaWAN gateway.

About Crescent

The listed CRESCENT is a technology group led by the renowned Eric Van Zele, who united the old OPTION with the IT services company 2invision, the Dutch integrator SAIT, and the RGB Smart public lighting OEM Innolumis.

About GetWireless

Established in 2001 and based in Minneapolis, GetWireless is a leading Value-Added Distributor of cellular solutions that connect the Internet of Things. By supporting a strong portfolio of embedded modules, end-device modems, intelligent gateways, and cellular boosters, GetWireless is able to supply the most advantageous cellular solution for each new IoT application.


Alain Van den Broeck

Crescent NV / SA – Option ™ | option.com; opticrescent.com safetydistance.be & safedistance.io

+32 16 317 411 | press@option.com


Terra Bastolich

GetWireless | getwirelessllc.com

+19528906669 | tbastolich@getwirelessllc.com