LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol leveraged to remedy environmental challenges and drive global change
Semtech, a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has amplified its mission to make the planet a smarter, more connected and sustainable place by providing an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. With solutions deployed globally, Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol is said to reduce environmental impacts and remedy challenges facing the global community spanning wildlife protection, sustainable farming, combating COVID-19, water conservation to high-risk flood monitoring.
Particularly for flood monitoring, sensors integrated with LoRa have been deployed to autonomously monitor rising sea levels as a result of the climate change effects. The use of these sensors has been valuable in coastal regions with a high risk of flooding.
And on water conservation, LoRa can be integrated into water management systems, smart homes and buildings to monitor water usage and potentially decrease water wastage.
Mohan Maheswaran, president and CEO for Semtech, commented: “By investing in LoRaWAN and LoRa, we’re showing the world that Semtech is committed in our efforts towards sustainability, and developing technology solutions that improve environmental consciousness and conserve resources. LoRa devices easy-to-deploy capabilities have the potential to bring connectivity to all, creating a smarter and safer planet.”
Semtech continues to develop products and enable solutions that create greater efficiencies and connections to care for communities, people and resources. LoRa devices serve a range of IoT applications across a variety of industries, and are designed to be scalable and easy to implement.