The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of sensors and devices connected to the Internet to share and exchange data and instructions with a local or Cloud gateway/server (Figure 1). IoT sensors are a vital element of the IoT ecosystem, and increasingly they are using wireless technologies to service and connect all types of use cases and location-specific constraints. These sensors collect real-time data and share it with the gateway to forward to a Cloud-based application for processing, enable better decision-making at the ‘edge,’ or automate processes. Wireless communication protocols such as LoRaWAN®, cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi help transmit the data.
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We’re grateful to be at CES 2023, where the momentum around solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard is incredibly strong. This morning, we had the pleasure of connecting with a wide range of customers, LoRa ecosystem partners and industry experts to discuss the powerful impact of low power, long range Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on enabling a smarter, greener and more resilient future for our planet. The journey to lower carbon emissions — and, more broadly, help the enterprise achieve its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals — is a cornerstone to Semtech’s innovation for a better world.
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Intensive pig farming, also known as the ‘intensive piggery system’, has become the primary method of farming in the pig industry. According to this method, pigs are housed indoors and confined in individual stalls or straw-lined sheds at high stocking density, while keeping pigs of similar ages to live together in large crowds under common environmental settings. By doing so, feeding efficiency is significantly improved, and emerging technologies are often employed to maintain pig health and safeguard pig growth - monitoring various environmental parameters inside the barns with wireless temperature and humidity sensors is an exemplary case in point.
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According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, China's 5G network coverage continues to expand. Large-scale deployment of the 5G network strengthens the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, extending IoT application scenarios to diversified fields including manufacturing, agriculture, medical care, security, and smart cities.
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I am excited to introduce the “The WAN Network Show” - a new podcast series by Semtech, the creators of LoRa®, hosted by me, Rémi Lorrain.
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This year’s LoRaWAN® World Expo, held in Paris in early July, featured a wealth of information exchanged by leading industry figures from around the world. The live event was a true success with more than 1,200 attendees from 68 countries – the largest LoRa Alliance® event ever held.
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The Need for Continuous Asset Tracking
Of the many complexities along the global supply chain and daily logistics operations, asset tracking is arguably the most challenging. Disruptions and subsequent capital loss not only affect goods transported worldwide, but also containers and vehicles used for shipment. On a more local scale, retail stores and shop owners are challenged in keeping track of their assets and supply at all times throughout the day for reasons varying from theft prevention to inventory management.
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Smart cities are key to improving quality of life of citizens and driving down carbon emissions. And monitoring power, air and water quality and transport requires reliable low-cost sensors in a rugged, cost-effective network.
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The increasing demand for intelligent, scalable and cost-effective global asset tracking solutions is a trend, which has been recently accelerated by the urgency to improve end-to-end supply chain performance, visibility and customer services.
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The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) launched its $6.7 million AUD Climate Smart Pilots project in 2018. The program trials digital technologies to improve the information generated for farmers regarding natural resources and climate variability across fisheries, horticulture and livestock sectors. As temperatures warm, rainfall regimes change and seasons shift, innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technology can provide early warnings, input control and new ways to manage farming systems.
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