Earth Day 2021: Semtech accelerates technology deployments aimed at a smarter, sustainable planet

22 April 2021

Semtech_LoRa - Earth Day 2021_Sustainability
Semtech_LoRa - Earth Day 2021_Sustainability

In the spirit of Earth Day, Semtech is today reiterating its mission to make the planet smarter, more connected & more sustainable by providing an innovative IoT platform, leveraging LoRa devices & the LoRaWAN protocol to remedy environmental challenges & drive global change.

Following the events of the last 12 months, we have seen a seismic shift towards the IoT and smart technology, with greater emphasis on how it can help to create a greener planet. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol serve as the building blocks for a variety of environmentally friendly IoT applications and have already been deployed across many different industries spanning wildlife protection, sustainable farming, combatting COVID-19, water conservation to high-risk flood monitoring. Supporting the spirit of Earth Day, and its 2021 theme, Restore Our Earth, Semtech’s investment in LoRa shows its commitment to creating a more sustainable, smarter and safer planet.

On Earth Day 2021, IoT networking specialist, Semtech is amplifying its mission to make the planet a smarter, more connected and sustainable place by providing an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) platform. With solutions deployed globally, Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol help reduce environmental impacts and remedy challenges facing the global community spanning wildlife protection, sustainable farming, combating COVID-19, water conservation to high-risk flood monitoring.

By investing in LoRaWAN and LoRa, we’re showing the world that Semtech is committed in our efforts toward sustainability, and developing technology solutions that improves environmental consciousness and conserve resources,” said Mohan Maheswaran, President & CEO, Semtech. “LoRa devices’ easy-to-deploy capabilities have the potential to bring connectivity to all, creating a smarter and safer planet.

Semtech continues to develop products and enable solutions that create greater efficiencies and connections to care for communities, people and resources. LoRa devices serve a range of IoT applications across a variety of industries and are designed to be scalable and easy to implement:
•    Wildlife Protection: Sensors integrated with LoRa can track and protect endangered species from poachers in national parks across Asia and Africa. Park rangers can leverage data collected from the sensors to track wildlife movement and monitor park perimeters to ensure wildlife is safe at all times.
•    Sustainable Farming: By leveraging LoRa, farmers and ranchers can measure environmental conditions that influence crop production, track the health of livestock and enable efficiencies the can reduce environmental impact, while maximising yield and minimising expenses.
•    Combatting COVID-19: LoRa is enabling public safety solutions to ensure health care regulation and compliance in the workplace, while also addressing the needs of medical professionals. Example solutions can assist with proximity sensors and contact tracing.
•    Water Conservation: According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, household leaks waste approximately nearly 900 billion gallons of water annually. Through integrating LoRa into water management systems, smart homes and buildings have the ability to monitor their water usage and potentially decrease water wastage.
•    Reaching Rural Communities: According to the World Economic forum, 3.7 billion people globally lack connectivity, and the COVID-19 crisis has only reinforced the need for it, particularly for those in rural areas. By integrating LoRa into connectivity solutions that enable two-way communications to and from satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), affordable global connectivity is providing coverage to those in rural areas who would otherwise be without.
•    Flood Monitoring: Sensors integrated with LoRa have been deployed to autonomously monitor rising sea levels as a result of the climate change effects. The use of these sensors have been valuable in coastal regions with a high risk of flooding.

For more information regarding Semtech’s LoRa devices and applications used for reducing environmental impact, download the new e-book, LoRa® Devices: Smart Planet Use Case Overview.

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