IoT

Evaluation Kit for LoRa edge geolocation applications

20th October 2020
Alex Lynn

Semtech has announced collaboration with Actility on a new Evaluation Kit for tracking applications based on Semtech’s LoRa Edge geolocation solution and Actility’s network management platform leveraging the LoRaWAN protocol. The kit allows solution providers and integrators to quickly evaluate this new technology and experience how it reduces the cost and complexity of building a solution for locating and monitoring IoT assets.

“The new Asset Management Evaluation Kit will allow customers to simplify and accelerate production, and test the capabilities of new products based on Semtech’s leading LoRa Edge geolocation solution and Actility’s ThingPark platform,” said Alper Yegin, Sr. Director of Standards and Advanced Technology Development, at Actility. “The goal of this collaboration is to provide developers and customers with greater accessibility into the functionality of their asset management solutions. We are confident the kits with Actility’s leading Cloud services will abstract complexity and simplify development while also increasing the worldwide adoption of flexible geolocation applications based on the LoRaWAN protocol.” 

Asset management is among the most promising applications for IoT. A variety of industries, such as transportation, logistics, healthcare, and food services, are investing in these applications to replace siloed legacy systems with automated asset management solutions. Actility and Semtech’s Asset Management Evaluation Kit for LoRa Edge enables GNSS scanning and WiFi AP passive scanning for indoor and outdoor location management with very low power consumption.

Semtech’s advanced LoRa Edge chipset is bundled with Actility’s network server operating the LoRaWAN protocol and its ThingPark IoT management platform, as well as TagoIO’s application server as part of the complete Asset Management Evaluation Kit, available on ThingPark Market, the biggest IoT B2B marketplace. This optimises multiple tracking scenarios including applications both indoor and outdoor. By combining GPS and WiFi scanning, the platform delivers seamless and automatic switching using a single LoRa Edge-based device without need for human intervention, maintaining consistent visibility of asset locations.

“The evaluation kit integrates Semtech’s LoRa Edge hardware with Cloud-based software from Actility and TagoIO’s application server to enable customers to develop innovative IoT asset management solutions which bring compelling advantages to flexibility, ease of deployment and the real capability to increase management efficiencies,” said Sree Durbha, Director of Product Management in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

“Solutions which simplify the IoT development process and provide greater confidence that technology will optimise workflows are in heavy demand from business owners and enterprises globally. Streamlining and standardising technology across the ecosystem is essential to support the rapid growth of large, scalable IoT applications.”

 

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