Semtech LoRa Geolocation Used in Ireland’s Second Busiest Port to Track Shipping Assets

By GlobeNewswire,  December 01, 2016, 08:00:00 AM EDT

Semtech LoRa Geolocation Used in Ireland's Second Busiest Port to Track Shipping Assets


Net Feasa Ltd. successfully implements LoRaWAN™-based IoT network for location and sensor services in the Port of Cork

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that its LoRa® Wireless RF Technology, featuring native GPS-free geolocation capabilities, has been integrated into Ireland's Port of Cork LoRaWAN™-based Internet of Things (IoT) network solution to track shipping containers.

Semtech LoRa Geolocation Used in Ireland's Second Busiest Port to Track Shipping Assets




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Designed by Net Feasa, a service provider for next-generation IoT networks, the Port of Cork IoT network solution enables LoRa-equipped sensors with Semtech's geolocation, placed in shipping containers, to detect the opening and closing of the containers' doors, monitor the temperature of heat-sensitive cargo, and provide end-to-end tracking of each container. The information captured from these end points is passed to LoRa-based gateways which transmit the data to a network and application server for processing, and providing real-time information and automated alerts on cargo status to both merchants and port personnel via computer or mobile device. The sensors do not require GPS and use batteries that can last for up to 20 years, making it a cost-effective tracking solution for customers that use the Port of Cork.

Net Feasa worked with Pervasive Nation (CONNECT), an Irish nationwide research and innovation IoT testbed, and OrbiWise, a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for IoT networks, to provide this smart solution.

"Net Feasa has developed an excellent solution for tracking large volumes of shipping assets around the globe at a minimal cost," said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. "LoRa-equipped sensors use very low power which means the batteries can last several years while providing ongoing tracking of important cargo location information to freight companies. In addition, one LoRa-based gateway has the capacity to handle millions of messages, allowing the tracking solution to scale quickly regardless of increases in port shipping volumes."

Key Features of LoRa Wireless RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single base station using LoRa Technology enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage, while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented battery lifetime of up to 20 years depending on the application.
  • Geolocation: Enables tracking applications without GPS or additional power consumption
  • Low Cost: LoRa Technology reduces up front infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Open Standard: The LoRaWAN protocol ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.

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About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise 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.

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Semtech, the Semtech logo, LoRa, and LoRaWAN are registered trademarks or service marks of Semtech Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks or service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:
Ronda Grech
Semtech Corporation
(805) 480-2193
rgrech@semtech.com

Source: Semtech Corporation

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Referenced Stocks: SMTC


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