CES 2023 : LoRa®対応 センサーが実現するスマート産業への期待
06 January 2023 / by Julie McGee
SemtechのLoRa®デバイスとLoRaWAN®標準を使用したソリューションをめぐる勢いの非常に強いCES 2023に参加できて嬉しく思います。今朝は、幅広いお客様、LoRaエコシステムのパートナー、業界の専門家の方々と交流し、低消費電力・長距離のモノのインターネット (IoT) 技術が、よりスマートで環境に優しく、レジリエントな地球の未来を実現するという強力なインパクトについて議論することができました。二酸化炭素排出量の削減、より広義には企業の環境、社会、ガバナンス (ESG) 目標達成を支援する過程は、Semtechのより良い世界を実現するイノベーションの礎となっています。
For those of you unfamiliar, low power wide area networks, or LPWANs, is a category of connectivity networks used to deploy IoT. What makes them suited for the smart industry movement is their ability to transmit massive amounts of data across wide distances without requiring nearly as much power as other higher bandwidth networks. This means that lots of small amounts of data can be transmitted through dense walls in urban buildings or travel miles in remote locations from the sensor back to the management facility. In both scenarios the application or sensor can last on a single battery for more than 10 years — or be solar powered, for example, drastically lowering operational and maintenance costs.
We’re witnessing an incredible opportunity for LoRa this year, many of which are on display at CES. From smart homes and smart cities, to smart health care, industrial and more, LoRa-enabled sensing solutions are helping innovators solve the world’s biggest environmental and societal problems. In addition, Semtech is proud to announce its anticipated acquisition of Sierra Wireless, a world-renowned Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider.* This business combination unlocks incredible opportunity for smart industries and truly makes optimization through digitization a reality. The ultra-low power benefits of LoRa with the higher bandwidth capabilities of cellular unlocks a comprehensive, optimized and scalable IoT platform.
In 2022, we saw a range of incredible LoRa-enabled solutions announced across the globe that tackle these macro challenges — such as climate change — head on. Examples include Exeger integrating LoRa Edge™ with solar cell technology for asset tracking, Intent Technologies helping real estate services lower carbon footprint in residential and commercial buildings with LoRa-enabled solutions, and Kiwi Technology introducing a fully autonomous gas metering unit with LoRaWAN. Further validation of the power of LoRa was TensorIoT, being awarded 2022 Regional Amazon Web Services (AWS) Sustainability Partner of the Year in North America. TensorIoT takes a Cloud-first approach to helping customers innovate and empower them on their sustainability journeys.
2023 promises to continue this momentum and be an exciting year for Semtech and the LoRaWAN ecosystem. This morning, at our Semtech and LoRa ecosystem reception, GetWireless announced a strategic partnership with Semtech to advance its LoRaWAN offering and drive market adoption. This collaboration is another example of our work to make IoT easy to source and deploy. Other new solutions and collaborators with us at CES include:
Prescription Medication Management: Counted, a medication management provider, is leveraging LoRa to promote smart ways to prescribe, track and refill medication. With low-power, long range connectivity, Counted removes blind spots and data accessibility from prescription medication management. Each year, billions of medications aren’t taken as prescribed, and Counted gives patients, providers and distributors visibility into the medication’s lifecycle.
Fire Detection: Dryad Networks, a provider of early forest fire detection and forest health monitoring, was on site to discuss its technology. Its wireless environmental sensor network with LoRaWAN allows agencies to monitor air quality from remote locations, facilitate wireless data transmission, and run the program battery-free for anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Water Conservation: Mueller Systems, a provider of intelligent water technology, uses LoRaWAN to empower municipalities to transform water systems. As cities look for ways to be smart, green and resourceful, Mueller’s IoT technology offers a new way to monitor and operate water distribution. Consumers benefit from greater intelligence and visibility provided by IoT that supports the prevention and management of issues before they arise.
LoRa and LoRaWAN use cases can be found on the CES 2023 exhibitor floor. These applications are some of the most innovative, forward-looking and smartest technologies on display at this year’s show. We’re proud to be a part of the intelligent industry movement. Feel free to visit these booths today, including:
GetWireless, exhibiting at Booth No. 10937
Murata, exhibiting at Booth No. 10249
Skyworks Solutions, exhibiting at Booth No. 10850
*expected to be completed on or around January 12, 2023
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