Semtech expands the LoRa Edge platform to provide asset tracking

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The LoRa Edge LR1120 enables direct satellite-connected Internet of Things (IoT) applications in supply chain management and logistics on a global scale, with seamless low power geolocation.

“Semtech’s LoRa is targeting track and trace challenges faced by the logistics industry today with a geolocation IoT platform adapted to global transportation and mass-scale asset management,” says Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

Intercontinental logistics firms will be able to use highly integrated, ultra-low power trackers with greater interoperability, more adaptable connection, and worldwide mobility across numerous regulatory zones with the LoRa Edge LR1120.

Furthermore, a low-power, low-cost sensor with satellite communication would aid in the unlocking of a variety of use cases in infrastructure monitoring, agriculture, and environmental monitoring that need deployment in remote places and are often capital-intensive.

As per Christopher Taylor, Director, RF & Wireless with Strategy Analytics, “Combining LoRa with small, relatively low-cost LEO satellites will change the game for LoRa and IoT. Adding satellite communication capabilities in the S-band to LoRa can help replace aging SCADA monitoring and opens up new applications and markets, especially in remote regions. So far, LoRa has attracted the interest of several satellite companies including EchoStar and Lacuna.”