Semtech LoRa Technology Used by Trimble for IoT Water Monitoring Sensor Series

LoRa Technology used in Trimble’s Telog 41 Series of smart water monitoring solutions for utility companies

Camarillo, California - December 08, 2016

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its LoRa® Wireless RF Technology is being used in Trimble’s new Telog® 41 Series of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for remotely measuring, monitoring and analyzing water, wastewater and groundwater systems.

As part of a smart water infrastructure, the Telog 41 Series allows utilities to more easily and economically deploy a broad range of wireless monitoring solutions to address issues many municipalities face such as water shortages, flooding, budget constraints and environmental regulations.

Using Semtech’s LoRa Wireless RF Technology, the Telog 41 Series sensors are designed for low-power operation, extended battery life, strong signal range in both dense urban and rural areas, as well as interoperability with existing infrastructure to reduce upfront investment cost. Semtech’s LoRa Technology is especially effective in sensor-based applications due to its low-power battery operation and strong communication capability in regional, national or even global LoRaWAN networks.

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology provides our customers the features essential to implement IoT and take advantage of the frequent data transmission required to more effectively operate and conserve water,” said Adrian Newcombe, business director of Trimble's Telog solutions. “By using a wireless Telog 41 Series IoT sensor equipped with LoRa, utilities can monitor remote areas, respond to damage, floods and other issues, and improve overall operation efficiency.”

“By providing access to data and analytics for water pressure, flows, levels, leaks, volumes and usage, Trimble is allowing utility companies to more proactively address their many challenges, such as water conservation, damage and flooding, and budget constraints,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of Wireless Products for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “This use case for LoRa Technology demonstrates the potential IoT has to streamline processes, provide valuable data, improve analytics and shorten response time to customers.”

The LoRa-equipped Telog 41 Series includes five different sensors, each customized for a specific use case: pressure monitoring, level monitoring, flow monitoring, pulse/event monitoring and rainfall monitoring. The sensors work in combination with software (either Cloud-hosted or on-premise) that has been developed to provide utilities with a single platform for smart water management and are designed to relay data to the software in intervals from every five minutes to 24 hours, depending on the use case. This allows data to be monitored remotely, giving companies access to near real-time data, including alerts, alarms, advanced analytics and reporting. The use of low-power LoRa Technology allows the sensors to have a battery life of 5 years assuming 15-minute transmission intervals.

Key Features of Semtech LoRa RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single LoRa base station enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage, while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented battery lifetime of up to 20 years depending on the application.
  • Low Cost: LoRa reduces up front infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Open Standard: LoRaWAN ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.

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About Trimble Water

Trimble’s Water Division provides technology solutions to the global water, wastewater, stormwater and environmental water industries. By combining software, hardware, wireless communications and sensors, Trimble Water’s industry-leading Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring and analytics, mapping and asset management and field solutions help customers optimize asset performance, field productivity, and compliance while enhancing safety, sustainability and service. Trimble Water solutions enable customers to address a wide range of challenges from asset monitoring, pressure and leakage management, sewer overflows and flooding to water quality, meter data collection and field operations across the global water industry.

For more information about Trimble's Water solutions, visit: www.TrimbleWater.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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