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Our Gauge on European Utility Week 2018

Posted by David Armour on 13 November 2018

Semtech has just returned from European Utility Week (EUW) 2018 in Vienna, Austria and we are still reeling from the whirlwind of industry activity, innovation and the sheer buzz of companies developing and deploying Internet of Things (IoT) solutions today using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). While in previous years EUW events explored the possibility of low power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless solutions, this year was less about the technology itself and much more focused on the real-world deployments of networks based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol and sensors/meters, not only in the smart utility segment, but with a growing level of activity in other vertical segments too, such as smart buildings, smart cities and smart agriculture.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa, Events

LoRa-enabled Street Lights Represent a Bright Future for Smart Cities

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 12 November 2018

Streetlights use a tremendous amount of a city’s energy; the operation of these lamps can sometimes represent up to 60% of a city’s entire energy bill. Furthermore, current streetlight models are not optimized to be as energy efficient as possible. For example, most streetlights operate only on binary “on, off” settings, on a fixed schedule. There is now way to dim the lights during twilight hours to conserve energy.

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Tags: Internet of Things, Wireless RF, Smart Cities, LoRa

LinkCharge 40 Enables The Future of Wireless Home Appliances

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 08 November 2018

Semtech’s LinkCharge® wireless charging platform has long been cutting cables and providing the means to charge your devices on the go, free from being tethered to a wall. Traditionally wireless charging has been limited to small, low power devices such as electric toothbrushes, and recently, smartphones. However, with the release of the new LinkCharge 40 for 40W applications, Semtech has brought wireless charging capabilities to a much wider range of higher-powered devices.

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Tags: News, Wireless Charging

Carrefour Maximizes Logistics with LoRa Technology

Posted by Objenious on 07 November 2018

Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, developed the first national LoRaWAN™-based network in France, covering 95% of the population. Dedicated to helping companies realize the value of the Internet of Things (IoT), Objenious has amassed a library of use cases in industrial, environmental, and supply chain, among other vertical markets. Below is a featured use case, originally published by Objenious, on a smart logistics application developed by Carrefour, a multinational retailer, leveraging Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) to track Roll containers throughout their supply chain. LoRa Technology is the platform of choice for IoT applications in the supply chain industry with its simple, proven and flexible capabilities.

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Tags: Smart Supply Chain & Asset Management, Internet of Things, Wireless RF, LoRa

Wash Water Bill Troubles Away with LoRa Technology

Posted by Corporate Marketing at Semtech on 07 November 2018

Water is one of the more expensive items on the utility bill – costing Americans on average $15-$77 per month. From the dishwasher and washing machine, to toilets and the shower, water use is unavoidable. At the same time, consumers all around the globe are aware of the need to conserve water in order to minimize environmental impact, prevent drought and create a more sustainable planet. A recent report from ABI Research indicates IoT smart city technologies could drive more than $20 trillion in economic benefits by 2026.

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Tags: Wireless RF, Smart Homes, LoRa, Internet of Things