Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Netvox, an original equipment manufacturer and Cloud service provider, is expected to expand its current IoT solutions to work with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) and the open LoRaWAN™ protocol.
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After recent successful trials with LoRa-enabled sensors, Netvox will convert all of its 250 Zigbee® solutions to use LoRa Technology to support the growing LoRaWAN ecosystem. Netvox began its evaluation of Semtech’s LoRa Technology in early-2017 and in less than six-months, Netvox successfully adopted LoRa Technology in eight of the company’s most popular sensors and is gaining significant customer traction. Providing long-range, low-power and easy to deploy capabilities, LoRa Technology and the open LoRaWAN protocol are ideal for IoT solutions across multiple verticals, including industrial IoT, smart cities, smart buildings, and smart agriculture.
“Netvox began developing LoRa-based products six months ago, successfully converting eight Zigbee sensors to use Semtech’s LoRa Technology,” said Kent Shen, Vice President at Netvox. “We are very pleased to have received a great level of interests with our LoRa-based demonstrations at the LoRa Alliance’s™ 9th All Members Meeting in Suzhou and have decided to convert all 250 Zigbee products to adopt the open LoRaWAN protocol.”
“Netvox recognized the benefits and opportunities of expanding its IoT products to utilize Semtech’s LoRa Technology, as more verticals are looking for long-range, low-power capabilities and solutions for their IoT applications,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology is becoming the technology of choice for building IoT applications and Netvox should play an important role in making our world a smarter planet.”