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Semtech launches geolocation service for LoRaWAN

It is the first in a new breed of commercial LoRa Cloud services from the company that are designed to simplify the development of Internet of Things solutions

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Sign-up to Semtech's new geolocation service is expected in summer 2019
Sign-up to Semtech's new geolocation service is expected in summer 2019

Semtech Corporation has introduced a cloud-based gelocation service that is intended to be compatible with all LoRaWAN based devices and almost any network server.

 

According to the semi-conductor maker, the LoRa Cloud Geolocation service can be easily integrated to provide a low-cost, performance-optimised solution.

 

New breed of LoRa cloud services

 

The geolocation service is also the first of a variety of cloud services products that Semtech plans to offer in support Internet of Things (IoT) application development.

 

“This is the first of a new breed of fully supported commercial LoRa Cloud services from Semtech that we will be providing as part of our overall strategy to simplify the development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which leverage the unique low-power, long-range and flexible deployment benefits of our LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology,” said Richard Lansdowne, senior director of LoRa Cloud services within Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group.

 

“With a free usage tier to allow anyone to trial the service rapidly and easily, LoRa Cloud Geolocation also offers a simple and cost effect consumption-based pricing model.”

 

Over the past year, Semtech said has trialled a free cloud-based geolocation service with hundreds of users providing positive feedback on the ease-of-use and the performance of the service.

“The flexibility to deploy the service to match the security and privacy requirements of our customers in different regions will allow us to include this service as part of our standard offering”

LoRa Cloud Geolocation was in beta test this year with limited partners and over the coming quarter, more users are expected to integrate the new service into their platforms. The new cloud-based geolocation service was designed from the outset to support flexibility in deployment options providing geolocation service availability to any IoT devices.

 

Semtech said it is onboarding early customers and general availability with sign-up via a new LoRa cloud services portal is expected in the summer of 2019. Different pricing tiers will be available for selection.

 

“We were impressed with the ease of integration, the response times and the accuracy of the trial service, said Domenico Arpaia, CEO at Orbiwise, which develops advanced technologies for the IoT. “It took us less than a day to migrate to the new service and it was great to see that Semtech had made it faster and more accurate, delivering a true enterprise-grade experience, in line with our customers’ expectation.”

 

She added: “The flexibility to deploy the service to match the security and privacy requirements of our customers in different regions will allow us to include this service as part of our standard offering.”

 

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