Semtech partner targets LoRaWAN deployment in Europe
Wifx using Semtech devices and wireless RF technology for its new LoRaWAN-based gateways
Semiconductors supplier Semtech Corporation announced that Wifx, a supplier of gateways and integrated solutions, is using the Semtech LoRa devices and wireless RF technology for its LORIX One gateways targeting LoRaWAN deployments in Europe.
Semtech said LORIX One is one of the first low-cost gateways, and is expected to help rapidly increase the adoption of LoRaWAN-based internet of things (IoT) applications.
Wifx’s LoRaWAN-based gateway offers a mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission that allows users to solve challenges for the deployment of IoT applications.
The gateway can be used in multiple of use cases including monitoring soil temperature in rural areas and controlling a smart building’s temperature for energy savings.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is an ideal platform to help rapidly grow the use of IoT applications,” said Sébastien Audriaz, CEO of Wifx Sàrl. “We chose LoRa Technology since its long-range, low-power capabilities gives our users a competitive advantage in their respective industries.”
“With the evolution of IoT applications, there is a need for low cost, easily deployable IoT technologies including LoRaWAN gateways, so users can quickly and easily collect data from LPWAN sensors without worrying too much about the cost of deployment” said Vivek Mohan, director for Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group. “LORIX One gateway, based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology, provides vertical markets, including smart cities, smart building, smart agriculture, smart supply chain and logistics, and smart metering, long-range, low-power capabilities for next generation IoT applications in any environment.”
Semtech said the new gateway is currently available in Europe and expected to be released in the U.S. by late-2017.
By connecting the devices in the field and a centralized cloud, the IoT gateway offers local processing and storage solutions, as well as the ability to autonomously control field devices based on data input by sensors.
IoT gateways, which can be a hardware or virtual appliance, receive data from IoT sensors, which can be sent to the cloud. IoT gateways also receive information from the cloud, which then goes to the device itself. This means that all the information moving from an IoT device to the cloud, or vice versa, goes through the connected IoT gateway. Read more here.