Semtech’s LoRa Technology Help Saves Alzheimer Patients in Real-Time

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Help Saves Alzheimer Patients in Real-Time

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Help Saves Alzheimer Patients in Real-Time

The police in Korea plan to give Lineable’s Silver, a wearable Internet of Things (IoT) device, for free to actively locate Alzheimer patients.

Semtech Corporation announced that Lineable, a Seoul-based startup manufacturer of GPS trackers, has integrated LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its new wearable safety device, Silver.

Lineable’s Silver device, co-developed by the National Police Agency of Korea, SK Telecom and SK Hynix, is specifically designed for patients with Alzheimer’s. Through a hybrid GPS system, caregivers are notified when patients leave the house or out of the designated safe zone.

Many patients are not constantly monitored by a supervisor, and in Korea, about 10,000 Alzheimer patients go missing each year. Silver is currently being used by the police in Korea and the police plan to distribute 3,000 devices each year to Alzheimer patients, free of charge. During its first month of service in October 2017, the Silver device helped save six patients and in three months, it helped save 20 more patients.

“The Lineable LoRa-based device provides a universal solution for tracking Alzheimer patients at a low cost due to its low battery consumption and wide network coverage,” said Harris Shim, Head of Business Operations at Lineable.

“SK Telecom has created the first nationwide LoRaWAN™ network and Lineable is one of the first companies to develop a solution that leverages Semtech’s LoRa Technology to track people’s location.”

“Lineable’s Silver wearable technology has already seen early success in Korea by being able to locate Alzheimer patients in real-time,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “The LoRa-based device is able help the community and its police force by providing a technology that gives families peace of mind.”

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Ofo Adopts Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Expand Bicycle Tracking Coverage

Ofo Adopts Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Expand Bicycle Tracking Coverage

The Chinese-based company integrates LoRa Technology to track bicycle locations and reduce operation costs.

Semtech Corporation, announced that ofo, a leading Chinese bike sharing company, is equipping its bicycles with LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) to complement its licensed spectrum connectivity options to achieve full network connectivity even in remote areas and dense buildings.

Globally, ofo currently operates in more than 180 cities providing approximately 10 million bicycles and 25 million rides daily. The bicycles are outfitted with GPS/GLONASS trackers that transmit data via the Cloud to an online application allowing ofo and its users to pin-point the location of the bicycles. LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN™ open protocol provide ofo with reliable connectivity across wide areas as the company grows its business globally.

“Ofo is a pioneer in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) and has pioneered the application of NB-IoT, NFC, BLE and other IoT technologies,” said Xue Ding, Co-Founder at ofo. “On this basis, ofo will continue to explore other IoT solutions as we constantly reduce operating costs and improve operation level. Semtech’s LoRa Technology is one of the best choices and ofo is willing to work with global partners to promote a green riding culture.”

“With its global interoperability, the LoRaWAN open protocol’s capabilities are complementary to licensed spectrum networks to provide customers with full-complete coverage in remote areas,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Long-range, low-power and ease of deployment are crucial for companies that are scaling at the rate like ofo is, and LoRa Technology provides all of these features.”

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Advantech Delivers Innovative IoT Solutions Using Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Advantech Delivers Innovative IoT Solutions Using Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Advantech’s LoRa-based solutions intelligently monitor industrial applications in remote areas and harsh environments.

Advantech, a leading supplier of industrial communication solutions, has collaborated with Semtech Corporation to expand its line of wireless products with the launch of the Wzzard LRPv node and SmartSwarm 243 gateway, both integrated with Semtech’s LoRa Technology.

The new Advantech solutions leverage LoRa Technology to overcome the boundary of distance, thereby maximizing monitoring efficiency and overall productivity.

Accessing Semtech’s LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN™ open protocol, the Wzzard LRPv node is a highly-integrated sensing platform for applications ranging from I/O sensor data management to network protocol conversion. The LoRa-based node can be utilized to form a private sensor network, yielding immediate dividends by cutting maintenance costs while increasing overall productivity. With its rugged design, the gateway, SmartSwarm 243, can be installed in remote areas and harsh environments.

Alpha Chen, Vice president of iConnectivity Group at Advantech, said:

“Advantech’s LRPv series make it possible to place sensors and Internet gateways in locations where AC power or wired Ethernet is unavailable. The high flexibility of the dual power-saving modes and alarm system can minimize costs by conserving power, and detecting potential failures and preventing shutdowns.”

“Advantech’s new LoRa-based nodes and gateways are ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications since they can be utilized in remote areas,” said Mike Wong, Vice President for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology offers long-range, low-power capabilities for next-generation IoT applications and vertical markets including Smart City, Smart Building, Smart Agriculture, Smart Metering, and Smart Supply Chain and Logistics.”

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Beartooth and Semtech’s LoRa Technology Provides Reliable Communication in Cellular Outages

Beartooth and Semtech’s LoRa Technology Provides Reliable Communication in Cellular Outages

Beartooth products are ideal in natural disasters as LoRa Technology enables a long range link between devices.

Semtech Corporation announced that Beartooth, an innovative handheld device company, has leveraged Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) by enabling users to talk, text and locate friends in a cellular network outage.

While many other push-to-talk (PTT) applications often experience a loss in functionality during times of disaster due to network congestion and failure, Beartooth was designed to eliminate the reliance on cellular data and provide reliable connectivity. Beartooth devices have supported relief efforts during the recent Hurricane Harvey in Texas, allowing elite tactical units and search and rescue groups to continue their efforts to help survivors without the need for Wi-Fi. When paired with a smartphone, Beartooth users can correspond directly and unlike traditional apps that drain battery power, the LoRa-based device has low-power consumption.

“There are many PTT apps available on the market today, but these applications cannot operate when the network is congested or experiencing an outage,” said Michael Monaghan, CEO of Beartooth.

“Beartooth, leveraging Semtech’s LoRa Technology, now allows users to be connected at all times without being reliant on cellular networks.”

“In natural disasters, many individuals lose the ability to communicate with others due to network infrastructure failures. It is critical to have an established Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can bridge this gap when individuals are in a crisis,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

“The Beartooth device integrated with Semtech’s LoRa Technology, with its long-range and low-power capabilities, can help save lives by connecting individuals with rescue teams or their families.”

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Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Transform KingTing Tech’s (YoSmart) Line of Smart Home Devices

Semtech’s LoRa Technology to Transform KingTing Tech’s (YoSmart) Line of Smart Home Devices

YoSmart’s products, based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology, enable low-power and cost-effective smart home management.

Semtech Corporation announced that KingTing Tech (YoSmart), a high-tech enterprise company focused on smart home and life products, is committed to implementing Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) as the platform of choice for its Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

YoSmart has developed a series of LoRa-enabled products, including a HUB, a thermostat, a sprinkler, door lock, and a smart outlet for the smart home. All five devices are energy-saving and environmentally-friendly. The smart thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature of the climate control equipment in the home according to the homeowner’s preference, and the smart outlet allows a person to turn electronic devices (i.e. lamps, water heaters, humidifiers, and water dispensers) on or off remotely from their mobile phones. The IoT devices using LoRa Technology provide homeowners and property managers the ability to control the indoor climate and conserve energy.

LoRa Technology’s long-range, low-power capabilities also reduce network infrastructure costs, and its low per-unit and deployment costs allows for easy adoption of IoT devices and fast expansion of different types of use case applications.

“Our mission is to help make home life simple,” said John Xu, Chief Technology Officer at YoSmart. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology allows us to make products that bring us closer to achieving our mission and our customers are able to achieve a smart life.”

Mike Wong, Vice President of Marketing for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, said:

“LoRa Technology works on a micro-scale, like a home, and just as well at a great distance.”

“It was designed for excellent performance with an emphasis on data security. This is what homeowners look for—something that works well and provides protection and peace of mind at accessible price points.”

The YoSmart products will be available to purchase online in the U.S. by late-2017.

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