Semtech’s LoRa technology pushes proven, flexible Internet of Things offerings to bolster growing adoption

Semtech Corp. announced on Thursday that LoRa Technology, in the form of LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology, will support 80 million LoRa-enabled end nodes by early 2019, making it the ideal platform for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with thousands of real-world deployments. With its simple, easy to deploy and flexible capabilities, LoRa Technology drives future distributed network solutions, today.

Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide.

IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been deployed in over 100 countries, and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, a fast growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications.

LoRa Technology has thousands of real-world use cases ranging from sustainable water leakage management to efficient soil irrigation to remotely monitoring flood levels during natural disasters. By leveraging Apana’s water leak detection solution, Costco reduced water usage by 20 percent and saved 22 percent in their water bill. In a commercial potato farm, farmers utilized Sensoterra’s LoRa-based soil irrigation sensor to reduce water usage by 30 percent.

Green Stream, a start-up focused on flood monitoring, deployed its solution across Virginia state to track flood levels in cities and towns in real-time. LoRa Technology enables fast-to-market IoT solutions, enabling innovation with support from a wide growing ecosystem of companies and developers.

Semtech also anticipates over 200,000 gateways will be deployed globally, which will provide the capacity to support significant network expansion of over one billion end nodes. Additionally, the number of long-range, low-power wide area networks based on the LoRaWAN open protocol is expected to exceed 70 countries.

“In the past year, we’ve seen more unique use cases appear as companies leverage Semtech’s LoRa Technology, a proven open source platform,” said Marc Pegulu, general manager and vice president of Semtech’s Wireless Sensing Products Group. “LoRa Technology is the device, network and applications (DNA) of IoT targeted to businesses and consumers that need simple, versatile, scalable and easy-to-implement solutions. Large global companies, like Costco, rely on LoRa to drive business growth and reduce operations cost.”


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