By implementing a network of sensors and gateways embedded with LoRa Technology across a region, environmental indicators can be measured and reported for data analysis in real-time, detecting issues before they become crises. From air quality monitoring to radiation leak detection, LoRa®-based IoT solutions for the environment help protect citizens from environmental dangers.
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See how LoRa Technology has protected resources and improved the planet in these real-world smart environment deployments.
Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar harvesting cell technology combined with Semtech’s LoRa Edge™ platform enables more efficient and sustainable IoT tracking applications and significantly extends the battery life of asset tracking and environmental sensing devices.
IoT Ventures and Lacuna Space use Semtech’s LoRa devices to develop a Drought Early Warning System, a network of low-cost rainwater tank and rain monitors to analyze water consumption and rain forecasts in remote New Zealand and South Pacific Island communities.
ICTnexus Smart Islands project features LoRa devices and a LoRaWAN network for the Island’s infrastructure, enabling several smart island use cases including energy metering, water management, air quality and weather stations, street light operation, asset tracking, and emergency notifications (tsunami sirens).
Communicate2Integrate integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity in its Florja solution, a Cloud-based plant management platform that allows users to monitor for the temperature, humidity and salt level found in the soil which then relays the data to the Florja platform accessible via desktop and smartphones for further intelligent analysis.
The Town of Cary, North Carolina, SAS Institute and Semtech are coming together to build a unique Center of Excellence focused on LoRa-enabled technology solutions that will positively impact the lives of Cary’s citizens.
ICT International’s range of plant physiology devices are able to monitor the health of the urban forest in real time via a LoRaWAN network, helping trees remain healthy, providing valuable ecosystem services to the community as well as measurable carbon capture.
Green Stream's LoRa-based autonomous flood sensor system helps to build safer, more resilient communities.
In the News
Articles and press coverage of smart environment solutions with LoRa are featured below.
Protecting seagrass habitats with satellite enabled IoTFor remote monitoring of seagrass meadows over extended areas, LoRa® offers a number of advantages over terrestrial connectivity technologies such as 4G and fibre. Read more
Winds of Climate ChangeSemtech's Marc Pegulu speaks to how companies are embracing smarter and more sustainable asset management, risk management and supply chain resilience continue to be of paramount importance. To optimize time, energy, and resources spent on product tracking, IoT technologies must fill visibility gaps related to asset management while meeting economic and environmental goals to protect our planet. Read more
A new kind of wireless aims to connect the planet and save it, tooThe technology, known as LoRa, has the potential to connect billions of devices without simultaneously inflicting further harm on the planet, Semtech CEO Mohan Maheswaran told Axios. Read more
How IoT Sensors Reduce Water WasteTo stretch water resources as scarcity intensifies, utilities and industry should lean on the latest sensing technology, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more
Making our planet smarter with sustainable IoT applicationsLong range networks have significantly expanded tracking options. When paired with a system of connected sensors, this expanded network potential has created novel opportunities for IoT technology to make our planet smarter. Read more
Fighting Wildfires with Long Range, Low Power TechnologiesIoT technologies can help slow future destruction with easy to deploy and operate smart solutions that protect our environment. Read more
Transforming a Small Town into a Major Smart CityThe town of Cary, North Carolina, with just over 175,000 residents, is becoming one of the smartest towns in the United States thanks to technology that has improved utility management and more. Read more
Smart Indoor Air Quality MonitoringPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, no school’s air quality data was available in Quebec. The province planned to implement a technology solution that could deliver the best possible learning and working environment to students and school staff. Milesight and Assek Technologie worked to create a province-wide IAQ solution leveraging Semtech’s LoRa devices. Read more
IoT technology can advance environmental monitoringLPWAN and IoT sensors help manufacturers, developers and organizations address environmental climate concerns with connected applications and streams of real-time data. Read more
IoT brings resource gains, sustainability to agricultureSensors, LoRa and LoRaWAN bring benefits to famers across the globe - and in a variety of use cases. Read about how this technology can optimize resources and improve crop yield. Read more
Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology for the smart environment.
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