Semtech LoRa Technology and Chipsafer Connects Cattle Ranching to the Cloud
Chipsafer's cattle tags allow ranchers to monitor vital signs
Camarillo, California - August 31, 2017 -
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Chipsafer, a start-up focused on Internet of Things (IoT) services for cattle management, used Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) to develop its ranching solutions platform. Chipsafer sensors use LoRaWAN-based gateways and the LoRaWAN™ protocol to relay data from livestock sensors, including body movement, local humidity, temperature and geolocation.
Together with LORIOT, SES and the European Space Agency, Chipsafer conducted three pilot programs for its cattle management solutions in Namibia, Kenya and Luxembourg. During the programs, Chipsafer combined the long-range, low-power benefits of LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN with the ability of satellite technology to reach anywhere on the planet. This combination allowed Chipsafer to deploy its solutions in remote locations, providing ranchers with deeper insights about their business operations.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology provides us a powerful frame with which to build our platform,” said Victoria Alonsoperez, Founder at Chipsafer. “The low costs of manufacturing and deploying allowed us to focus on what our customers need most.”
One of the key benefits of Chipsafer’s IoT application is the ability to track cattle and monitor their movements. The sensors using Semtech’s LoRa Technology relay an animal’s position to the rancher and sends alerts when the animal deviates from its normal path allowing ranchers to better track their livestock.
“Cattle theft is on the rise globally and Semtech’s LoRa Technology can track cattle herds in real-time,” said Vivek Mohan, Director for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “LoRa Technology’s long-range, low-power capabilities let our customers develop use case applications that maintain optimal security for data and location.”
Key Features of LoRa 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.
• Learn how LoRa Technology enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
• Engage with the LoRa Community to access free training and an online IoT Solutions Center showcasing next-generation products to develop customized use case applications.
• Contact Semtech’s support team for technical or general product inquiries.
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