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Deploying LoRa®-based Solutions in Germany

Posted by Remi Lorrain on 18 December 2019

Wireless counter readout in the smart utility and housing industries is one of the most promising applications of all processes involving counter reading, data evaluation and billing, and offers high optimization potential. A new white paper produced in collaboration with Minol-ZENNER Group explores how the deployment of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol for smart homes, multi-dwelling units, buildings, and smart utilities must comply with current German laws and regulatory statuses.

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

Could Santa Claus Benefit from LoRa®-based IoT?

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 16 December 2019

IHS Markit predicts up to 43 percent of all low power wide area networks (LPWANs) will be based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol by 2023*. As of December 2019, more than half a million LoRa-enabled gateways have been deployed globally, supporting 135 million LoRa-based end nodes**. With the global adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and the growing market share of LoRa-enabled applications, it is becoming more and more difficult to identify a business segment that could not benefit from some level of connected devices. With new LoRa use cases being announced regularly, and growing numbers of worldwide LoRaWAN network deployments (public or private), it seems the only limit to these applications is the imagination of the developers and system integrators solving real world business challenges today.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Homes & Buildings, Smart Agriculture, Smart Utilities, Smart Supply Chain Logistics, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

LoRa Brings Internet of Things to the Golf Course

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 12 December 2018
Calgary Recreation is working with Information Technology (IT) at The City of Calgary to test the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and custom software on its network based on the LoRaWAN ® protocol to determine if an in-house, low-cost solutions exists to effectively track pace of play at the Shaganappi Point Golf Course with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Understanding the pace of play on a golf course will help staff to tackle pace of play issues in order to elevate customer experience.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

LoRa Brings Smart Agriculture Indoors in Calgary

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 11 December 2018
The Devonian Gardens is a three-acre horticultural refuge on the top floor of The CORE Shopping Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. One of the largest indoor gardens of its kind, it boasts more than 10,000 ground cover plants, 250 trees, a 900-square-foot living wall, koi ponds, and a children’s play area. This impressive botanical oasis, perched above 116 retail stores, is maintained by The City of Calgary Parks. Since 1977, Devonian Gardens, with its imported exotic plants and tropical trees, has served as an alluring retreat for Calgarians and tourists – especially during the long winter season.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Real-time Noise Monitoring for Smart Cities

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 10 December 2018
Noise pollution is a persistent problem for residents in an urban environment. Recent studies have estimated that nine in ten people in major cities are exposed daily to noise levels exceeding international guidelines. The negative health effects of excess noise include disturbed sleep, hearing loss, cognitive disorders, and high blood pressure. Municipal noise ordinances aim to reduce noise pollution, but assessments of noise and monitoring are performed infrequently and are primarily complaint-driven. The City of Calgary set out to build a network of low-cost acoustic sensors to enable continuous monitoring of noise in its urban environment. The Internet of Things (IoT) platform identified for the project: Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology).
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

How We Teamed Up With the City of Calgary to Enable Smart City Solutions

Posted by TEKTELIC Communications on 05 December 2018
In this guest blog, TEKTELIC Communications presents its role in The City of Calgary’s smart city based on LoRa Technology. Learn more about the Smart City of Calgary and stay tuned to Semtech’s blog throughout December for more stories about #SmartCalgary.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Discovering LoRa Through Academics: Q&A With University of Calgary

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 04 December 2018
The City of Calgary is leading the smart city revolution as one of the first cities in North America to build a municipality-owned, carrier-grade network based on the LoRaWAN ® protocol. This innovation is possible through the collaboration of business and community partners, such as the University of Calgary (U of C). Facilitated by the Urban Alliance, a research partnership between the City of Calgary and University of Calgary, the Computer Science Department at U of C played a key role in driving smart city innovation with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Learn more about this valuable community partnership in the Q&A below with U of C Professor Majid Ghaderi, PhD, and graduate students Edward Rochester and Asid Muhammad Yousuf.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Why Calgary Chose LoRa for its Leading Smart City Network

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 03 December 2018
For the next two weeks, Inside Out will feature stories about the Smart City of Calgary, which deployed one of the first City-owned LoRaWAN ®-based networks in North America. We kick off the series below with a guest blog from The City of Calgary below. Learn more about the Smart City of Calgary and stay tuned to Semtech’s blog throughout December for more stories about #SmartCalgary.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

First LoRaWAN-based Smart Island Enables IoT on Mallorca

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 28 November 2018
Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s five Balearic Islands, is known for its white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. It’s no surprise the island’s popularity as a tourist destination has steadily grown to more than 10 million visitors in 2017, up from six million in 2010, and just three million in the 1970s. The residential population of this Mediterranean island has doubled from 460,030 in 1970 to 895,000 in 2017. A study by the University of the Balearic Islands anticipates an additional 32.7% population growth by 2030. The report equates this to 25 people for every meter of beach in Mallorca. With increasing environmental limitations, Mallorca’s citizens are developing smart solutions to conserve natural resources by saving water, recycling waste and reducing consumption.
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Tags: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

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

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing 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: LoRa, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things