LoRaWAN demonstration showcases IoT performance

29 February 2016

Semtech demonstrated a LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) network deployed by Digimondo at Embedded World.

Digimondo has already launched low power wide area networks (LPWAN) over Nuremburg, Hamburg and Berlin and the company demonstrated the Nuremburg network performance during the tradeshow by wirelessly tracking public transportation vehicles across the city. The vehicles’ movements were displayed on a monitor at the Semtech and Microchip booths.

Digimondo, started by E.ON in June 2015 to help digitalise the German energy industry, intends to launch an open LPWAN based on the LoRaWAN standardised specification that will enable innovative IoT applications, such as public transportation tracking, smart metering, air pollution measurement, boat tracking and more. The network infrastructure, which was tested in Hamburg and Berlin in 2015, has been approved for further deployments in Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, as well as rural areas where volumes are secured. The network is expected to be open to outside enterprises by mid-2016.

In addition to the demo, Microchip gave away LoRa-based development kits connected to the Digimondo network during the Embedded World exhibition so attendees can evaluate the network’s performance. 

Both Digimondo’s network and Microchip’s development kit are equipped with Semtech LoRa RF technology, which was developed to enable LPWANs and IoT applications.

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