Only 3% of the world’s water is accessible freshwater*. Of that, more than 600 gallons per day per person in the U.S. is being diverted for farm irrigation and livestock use. Monitoring soil moisture levels helps farmers to make effective and smart irrigation decisions. Too much water in the soil leads to waterlogged areas and a potential for plant illness or death, while too little water will harm crop growth.
On September 20, I was honored to represent Semtech at The Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference 2018 in Hangzhou, China. At the conference, Alibaba Cloud presented its impressive strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the “Darwin Plan” was officially launched, announcing the comprehensive promotion of LoRa®-based network coverage and popularization. Alibaba Cloud’s IoT vision is for every enterprise in the future to integrate Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technolocy (LoRa Technology).
Every year the National Diversity Council honors exceptional leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in their roles. This year, Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, received this distinguished honor at the Southern California Diversity and Leadership Conference. The National Diversity Council, a 501c3 organization committed to diversity and inclusion, evaluates award recipients based on excellence in professional leadership, effective and efficient management, and innovation and vision.
For businesses, water can often be one of the most expensive utilities. Additionally, it can be hard to keep track of just how much is being used in order to prepare for the costs. For big corporations, concerns are much larger than whether or not a sink has been left running. Supermarkets, for example use millions of gallons per year in refrigerated display cases, frozen food cases and storage freezers. If a leak occurs, or proper efforts are not taken to assure systems are running efficiently, water waste becomes a very serious and costly issue quickly.
In the first half of this two part blog series, Alistair Fulton, VP of IoT and Wireless Product Marketing for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, shared his perspective on what to expect from Semtech and its its LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in the future, and the evolution and future of the LoRaWAN™ open source protocol. In this final installment, Fulton discusses the ideal LoRa Technology use case, and how Semtech is working to enable IoT solution availability for businesses. Read part one here.