Semtech and IQnexus have joined forces to provide an on-premise solution based on LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to monitor a building’s indoor air quality in real-time.
Semtech Corporation has announced a collaboration with IQnexus to integrate its indoor air quality (IAQ) and environment quality (IEQ) sensors with Semtech’s LoRa devices for building automation systems.
According to the partners, the use and integration of Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN standard into the IAQ sensors means the sensors can be “seamlessly integrated” into existing building infrastructures.
In addition, IQnexus claims its IAQ sensors from IQnexus feature no ongoing cloud fees, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are compliant with key benchmark standards for building owners.
“When developing the new IAQ sensors, we decided to take on a completely different approach to how IoT can improve a building’s air quality,” said Michael Welzel, chief technology officer, IQnexus.
“Improving the quality of life for humankind and the environment showcases Semtech’s ongoing commitment to create a smarter and greener world through IoT technology”
“For an easy, on-premise solution we chose to implement Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into the indoor sensor for building owners to accurately monitor their building’s indoor air quality all in real time.”
Through the use and connectivity of LoRaWAN, the IAQ sensor is able to communicate through standard protocols like BACnet and ModBus to any building automation/energy management system, and even supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems.
According to IQnexus, a typical installation of the IAQ sensors features one IoT platform, installed on an on-premise NBNANOs Server, about 20-30 gateways, and 700-1,000 sensors for a 30- to 50 floor building. The sensors cover IAQ and IEQ, as well as measuring single HVAC zones.
“IQnexus’ implementation of our IoT solutions highlights how flexible and easy to deploy our LoRa solutions are in helping to maintain air quality for all within a building,” added Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group.
“Improving the quality of life for humankind and the environment showcases Semtech’s ongoing commitment to create a smarter and greener world through IoT technology.”