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Facility Managers Find Value in LoRa Technology at NFMT

Posted by Byron BeMiller on 10 April 2019

Last week I attended the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Exhibition (NFMT) in Baltimore, Maryland. I was quite impressed with the amount of interest generated by the solutions for facilities management being demonstrated at the show based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). The LoRa Alliance™ had a strong presence with demonstrations by MachineQ, Microshare, Tektelic, and Semtech. In addition to the LoRa Alliance exhibitors, Haxiot was also on hand in its own booth to demonstrate its solutions. Facilities management is an industry that typically operates on tight margins and is therefore very interested in any solution that can save on supply usage, maintenance or efficient routing of resources.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

LoRa-based Startups Awarded for Innovation at Mobile World Congress

Posted by Roelof Koopmans on 03 April 2019

Mobile World Congress, one of the year’s biggest exhibitions of cutting edge wireless technology, recently took place this last February in Barcelona, drawing hundreds of industry-leading companies from across the globe. With so many events taking place over the conference’s five-day span, it was easy to get lost in the blur of demonstrations and announcements. While the Semtech booth was abuzz with fans of our leading LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) for the Internet of Things (IoT) eager to catch a demo, one conference event stood out to me as one of LoRa Technology’s biggest success stories at MWC, the 10th Innovation World Cup.

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

LoRa-based Solutions Drawing Crowds at Embedded World

Posted by David Armour on 12 March 2019

Semtech was back again at Embedded World this year showcasing our leading technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Embedded World is recognized as the leading international trade fair for embedded and system technologies and attended by the world’s leading silicon suppliers, as well as a huge ecosystem of developers, software companies and manufacturers. Semtech’s booth was again packed during the three days in Nuremburg with customer meetings spilling over from our meeting rooms onto the main hall, even into the nearby lounge areas.

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

LANG AG Demonstrates a New Level of Interoperability at ISE 2019

Posted by Don Shaver on 11 March 2019

“AV-over-IP Interoperability” was certainly the buzz at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Thanks to LANG AG, Europe’s premier systems integrator and visual presentation provider, attendees had the chance to see live demonstrations of software defined video over Ethernet (SDVoE™)-based products from a variety of vendors work seamlessly together as a platform for AV distribution and signal processing.

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Tags: Pro AV, Events, BlueRiver

5G, LoRaWAN and Smart Cities at #MWC19

Posted by Olivier Beaujard on 06 March 2019

I have just returned from Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most anticipated mobile industry event of the year with 109,000 visitors from 198 countries, and I’m in awe of the pace of innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, as well as the speed at which technologies are rapidly evolving to market-ready solutions. This observation could not be more true for Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology).

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

BlueRiver Technology Transforms the Matrix at ISE 2019

Posted by Don Shaver on 14 February 2019

Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) powered by Semtech’s BlueRiver™ technology captivated the 80,000 plus attendees at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). The technology consists of BlueRiver NT1000 and NT2000 AV-over-IP chipsets and a comprehensive software Application Programming Interface (API). BlueRiver is at the heart of SDVoE-based network architectures that are rapidly displacing matrix switches in professional AV switched systems.

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Tags: Pro AV, Events, BlueRiver

The Democratization of the IoT: LoRa Technology and #TheThingsConference

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on 12 February 2019
Earlier this month in Amsterdam, The Things Network hosted The Things Conference, a gathering of thousands of developers from all around the globe who develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). I have participated in many developer conferences over the years, and I must say the energy at last week’s event reminded me of the days of mobile and embedded device conferences, where you could tell it was really a show for developers by developers. The sheer range of LoRa-based solutions available on the market today on display at the conference demonstrated a sharp contrast to last year’s event which focused more on the promise of LoRa Technology for the IoT. While there were many compelling market trajectory stories and business presentations that demonstrated the LoRaWAN™ protocol is truly here to stay, if there was one single theme from the show it was this: LoRa Technology is a developer’s platform and its time is here… now.

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

Semtech Sponsors New Lab to Push Adoption of LoRaWAN in the UK

Posted by David Armour on 10 February 2019

On January 30th in London, Digital Catapult opened its new Future Innovations Lab. Digital Catapult is the United Kingdom’s leading advanced digital technology innovation center, with a primary goal to push the adoption of new technologies, in order to enable UK businesses to become more competitive. The new Future Networks Lab is co-sponsored by Semtech, and is expected to be key for driving the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and low power wide area networks (LPWANs) throughout the UK. Semtech’s sponsorship adds significant expertise in the deployment of LPWANs based on its LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) and the open LoRaWAN™ protocol enabling secure sensor-to-Cloud data communication.

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

Advice for LoRa-based Developers at The Things Conference 2019

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on 23 January 2019
Next week, thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) developers from around the globe will head to Amsterdam for The Things Conference, organized by The Things Network. The event promises to provide attendees with the content and knowledge to tackle LoRaWAN™-based development head on, and bring more solutions based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology ( LoRa Technology) to market. Steven Hegenderfer, Senior Director of the Developer Ecosystem, Semtech Wireless & Sensing Products Group, shares his excitement for The Things Conference and advice for LoRa-based developers in the Q&A below.
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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

LoRa-enabled Smart Home & Building Innovations at CES and Beyond

Posted by Byron BeMiller on 16 January 2019
Among the many fascinating topics that captivated the 180,000 plus attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) were innovations for smart homes and buildings. From smart kitchen appliances to voice assistant-enabled lighting, consumer electronics companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect everyday devices to the Cloud to create new experiences for consumers at a rapid pace. Business Insider forecasts that in the United States alone, more than one billion smart home devices will be deployed by 2023.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events