New solution running on the LoRaWAN® standard detects dangerous levels of methane in gas, shuts off the valve and notifies the end user via a Nortegas mobile app
CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2021 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its collaboration with Spanish utility metering systems provider Arson Metering. Arson Metering is utilizing Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard for its new smart gas metering sensor solution. Through implementing LoRaWAN connectivity, sensors can detect dangerous levels of methane in gas, wirelessly send a notification to a mobile device and then immediately shut off gas supply. The sensor solution is universal in which it can read all types of water and gas meters from all manufacturers. According to Arson Metering, the sensor can be integrated to work with all types of metering technologies including current and future.
"We have demonstrated that LoRaWAN is is the ideal Internet of Things (IoT) solution in Spain," said Amador Martínez, CEO of Arson Metering. “With LoRaWAN, our sensors can provide accurate and immediate gas usage information, keeping customers safe while also helping them reduce utility usage. Currently, Arson Metering has deployed enough LoRaWAN gateways, powered by solar panels and long-life batteries, to ensure network availability full time. In addition, the flexibility of the LoRaWAN network is allowing for secure transport of all the different protocols required by a variety of gas meters.”
In conjunction with Arson Metering’s expertise, Spanish gas provider Nortegas has validated the use of LoRaWAN to provide reliable connectivity to end customers. Through the integration of LoRaWAN, customers are able to be notified via a mobile app provided by Nortegas in case of a situation involving excessive methane concentration. As a result of the collaboration, Nortegas is now able to deploy sensors in homes and businesses to automate the gas meter readings on a daily basis as well as offer secure gas installation with methane and carbon monoxide (CO) gas sensors.
“Arson Metering’s successful implementation of Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard for its smart metering solution with gas safety sensors demonstrates how Semtech’s IoT solutions are reliable to protect lives, provide accurate data and are easy to deploy,” said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Improving smart utility metering showcases Semtech’s ongoing commitment to create a smarter and greener world through IoT technology.”
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About Semtech’s LoRa® Platform
Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost efficient and long range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® standard, which is maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
About Arson Metering
Arson Metering is a technology company specialized in metering systems for water and gas meters for an intelligent management of supply networks. Its highly specialized team provides support in all phases of the implementation of these systems in a cycle of continuous improvement. It has a Data Control Center for checking installations, monitoring and analyzing data, where more than 10 million pieces of data are received and managed every day. The growth of the company at international level comes from its innovative technology and its capacity to adapt it to all kinds of needs and installations. The company is located in Bizkaia (Basque Country, Spain). For more information, visit www.arsonmetering.com.
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