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Getting to Know LoRa Basics™ Station

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In the How to Use LoRa Basics™ Station technical paper from Semtech, Anton Beitler provides in introduction to LoRa Basics Station including:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers

Introducing the LoRa Cloud™ Services

Posted by Katy Koenen on Oct 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The LoRa Cloud™ collection of services are designed to ease the development of common tasks related to LoRaWAN® networks and LoRa®-based devices. Currently, this suite of services includes the following:

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment

New Official Communication Profile For Running DLMS Standard Over LoRaWAN®

Posted by Rémi Demerlé on Oct 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM

DLMS is the suite of standards developed and maintained by the Device Language Message Specification User Association (DLMS UA). The DLMS UA is an international and non-profit organization driving utilities and meter manufacturers to develop and support a common standard for data exchanges when it comes to smart metering. The DLMS suite supports a variety of wired and wireless communication standards, such as Cellular, PLC, Zigbee, WMBus, and Prime-PLC. DLMS has the flexibility to offer an application layer that is independent from the media layer, enabling the use of a single application over any of the supported communication technologies – or even a mix of them. For its part, the DLMS UA is now extending adoption to new markets and applications (such as private EV charging station and monitoring of smart infrastructure for electricity, gas and water) demanding a standardized data model and available application layer to enable more intelligent and interoperable devices.

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Tags: LoRaWAN

GreenCityzen Deploys LoRaWAN® Network for Water Distribution in Africa

Posted by Ines Alibou, The Things Industries on Sep 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In partnership with the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Things Network, French start-up GreenCityzen is using LoRa®-based devices and deploying a LoRaWAN® network to provide an end-to-end solution to secure clean drinking water for refugee camps in Africa.

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Tags: LoRaWAN Deployment, LoRaWAN

Making the World a Better Place: #IoTforGood Contest Winners

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As you may recall, in May of this year Helium, Semtech, Arm, STMicroelectronics, and the global developer community at Hackster.io teamed up to give developers a little extra incentive build LoRa®-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications using connected devices designed to make the world a better place.

Overall, there were 335 registrants, contributing a total of 46 qualified contest entries, covering a variety of themes, such as:
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Tags: LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, IoT, LoRaWAN

The Choice Is Yours: New Proof-of-Concept Kits

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on Aug 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Semtech Proof-of-Concept Kits

The Semtech Smart Building and Asset Tracking Kits have been designed so that the value provided by LoRaWAN® in the smart building and asset tracking spaces can be easily validated by customers who need to quickly demonstrate the value of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in these verticals.

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Tags: LoRa, LPWAN, Asset Tracking, Smart Buildings, LoRaWAN

Shape the Future of the LoRa® Developer Portal

Posted by Katy Koenen on Jul 27, 2020 10:46:16 AM

We launched the LoRa® Developer Portal a little more than a year ago. Our goal was to provide a central hub for developers and solution providers in the LoRa ecosystem; a place to find education and training materials, best practices, user guides, and more. To this end, we have been providing the following resources:

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An Open Approach to LoRa® Security

Posted by Nicolas Sornin on Jun 25, 2020 6:54:27 PM

This blog provides details about the security advisory notice regarding versions lower than 4.4.4 of the LoRaMAC-Node™ stack. The associated security advisory notice and stack published by Semtech can be found on Semtech’s GitHub repository.

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Making the Most of the Unlicensed Spectrum

Posted by Frank Gielissen and Maarten Weyn (Aloxy) on Jun 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are key to the success of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that need to cover a broad geographical area. LoRaWAN® is an open protocol for one type of LPWAN, while DASH7 is another. Both use the unlicensed spectrum and together they offer complementary benefits.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LPWAN

Expert Series: 5 Things You Need to Know about LoRaWAN®-based Gateways

Posted by Anton Beitler, Alexandru Caracas, and Richard Fuller on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

1.     The Role of the Gateway in LoRaWAN

The LoRaWAN-based gateway is the physical layer (PHY) interface for the LoRaWAN network server (LNS). On the one hand, it listens to certain parts of the radio spectrum and decodes LoRa®-modulated signals originating from LoRa-based sensors. On the other hand, the gateway transmits messages from the network down to a sensor as LoRa-modulated signals.

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment