SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LoRa™ Alliance members MultiTech, Semtech and Senet will host a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) hands-on workshop in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how to connect to Senet’s North American LoRaWAN™ network and how to build private LoRaWAN solutions based upon MultiTech’s Conduit LoRa gateways. As part of the workshop, participants will also learn how to configure sensor devices to connect to LoRaWAN networks through the ARM© mbed™ IoT Device Platform. The public workshop for companies interested in developing or connecting solutions into LoRaWAN networks will be at the Sheraton Palo Alto from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23.
“Standardization and a strong ecosystem of partners working collectively is the only way to scale and enable IoT”
The LoRa™ Alliance’s standardized protocol for LPWANs, LoRaWAN, will easily connect numerous types of IoT applications, such as smart vending, smart parking, pet tracking, moisture sensors for agriculture and building management sensors, into wide area networks. Bouygues Telecom (France), KPN (Netherlands), Proximus/Belgacom (Belgium), Fastnet (South Africa Telekom), Swisscom (Switzerland), and Senet (USA) have all announced LoRaWAN network deployments and many more large scale deployment announcements are expected this year to enable the connectivity of billions of devices and sensors predicted for the IoT.
“Standardization and a strong ecosystem of partners working collectively is the only way to scale and enable IoT,” said Staale Pettersen, president of the LoRa Alliance. “Solutions developed for LoRaWAN can easily connect into any deployed LoRaWAN network.”
It will be a one-day workshop and space is limited to 100 attendees. Attendees in groups of two will receive a MultiTech mDot, an ARM mbed programmable LoRaWAN-ready module, supporting both 868 MHz and 915 MHz ISM bands, connected to 4 sensors to develop and test their targeted application. More information, including registration, is available at www.regonline.com/loraworkshop.
About LoRa™ Alliance:
LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believe the internet of things era is now. Our mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city, and industrial applications. The Alliance members will collaborate to drive the global success of the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN), by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability between operators in one open global standard.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRa gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than ten miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of LPWAN IoT networks globally.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
Senet, Inc. is a leader in the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) marketplace and the first public Network as a Service (NaaS) provider in the US for a low cost / long range ISM network. Through its established countrywide network, Senet enables monitoring services that help America’s most efficient and environmentally-conscious businesses improve profits by managing and measuring the status of widely distributed assets — businesses such as residential fuel oil and propane tank automation, water and gas metering, commercial lubrications distribution, solar irradiance, and many more.
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. For more information, please visit www.multitech.com.
LoRa and LoRaWAN are trademarks of Semtech Corporation.