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Companies team to deliver asset tracking and smart building kits

Semtech, Amazon Web Services and TensorIoT are joining forces on the kits which integrate Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to simplify IoT solutions development. 

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The smart building kit will enable a range of monitoring via different devices
The smart building kit will enable a range of monitoring via different devices

Semiconductors and advanced algorithms specialist, Semtech, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TensorIoT to offer asset tracking and smart building kits. The kits will integrate Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol and aim to simplify the development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

 

Systems Integrators and Enterprises are now able to use AWS IoT services to accelerate the pilot-to-production lifecycle for their digital transformation applications, while making use of key AWS native services, such as AWS IoT Core, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon DynamoDB.

 

Vertical product offering

 

The new Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits are the first vertical product offerings based on the LoRaWAN protocol built using AWS IoT Core. In combination, these offerings pave the way for other smart city verticals such as utilities, smart communities and smart healthcare to provide similar solutions that benefit from long range, low power IoT capabilities that LoRaWAN provides.

 

“LPWAN technologies represent a rapidly growing frontier of connectivity choices for IoT,” said Michael MacKenzie, general manager, IoT Connect and Control, Amazon Web Services. “Hundreds of millions of constrained devices are being connected to solve real world challenges in every vertical. These devices need to be able to communicate through multiple levels of concrete for smart structures or over miles of distance in remote telemetry cases while running on tiny batteries that last 10-plus years.”

 

He added: “With companies like Semtech, AWS IoT Core customers are delivering LPWAN solutions using LoRa without sacrificing scalability, availability or security.”

 

In addition to the hardware, the kits provide out-of-the-box Cloud dashboard capabilities to quickly demonstrate the value of IoT solutions in the asset tracking and smart building industries.

“These devices need to be able to communicate through multiple levels of concrete for smart structures or over miles of distance in remote telemetry cases while running on tiny batteries that last 10-plus years”

The Asset Tracking Kit allows users to locate outdoor assets around a specific location, including performing a regular automated inventory of assets that are available on site. With the data generated by the GPS industrial trackers included with the kit easily viewable on a Cloud dashboard, customers can evaluate the possible benefits of tracking their assets with an out-of-the-box kit.

 

The Smart Building Kit allows users to monitor doors and windows, desk and room presence, environmental conditions, and detect water intrusion in near real-time accessible via the Cloud from anywhere. The solution can be used, for example, in the event of a fire, chemical spill or other hazard to determine the number of employees in that area and ensure they are evacuated quickly and safely. The portable nature of the Smart Building Kit allows users to move sensor locations to assess completeness of network coverage.

 

The kits include:

  • the functional capabilities of devices based on the LoRaWAN protocol (long battery life, enhanced distance/coverage and a proven protocol), coupled with the power of AWS underneath
  • dashboards built on AWS are open-sourced and can be completely customised
  • functionality allowing easy scalability, from taking the Cloud dashboard “as-is” from proof-of-concept, to pilot-to-production as the underlying infrastructure is “outsourced” to AWS.

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