LoRa-based Solutions Optimize Health Services in China

Semtech and LoRaWAN Ecosystem Members Deliver LoRa®-based Solutions to Optimize Health Services in China

Smarter Internet of Things (IoT) applications improve quarantine monitoring and reduce the workload of health services workers

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 15, 2020 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that several of its leading customers, including CIAAIoT, EasyLinkin, IOCA, RisingHF, and Winext Technology, have integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol with Cloud-based platforms developed by Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud, to deploy smarter Internet of Things (IoT)-based monitoring applications for residents in quarantine scenarios. These solutions provide healthcare workers with data and insight into community health, allowing more optimized workflows for the distribution of efficient healthcare services during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

With the current COVID-19 outbreak in China and worldwide, the task of monitoring and managing quarantined and isolated personnel remains a critical challenge. Health services employees, including disease control and prevention teams, are increasingly leveraging smarter applications based on IoT to provide efficient, high quality care to their communities. Traditional quarantine methods, including camera usage, door sealing and locking, are limited in effectiveness and typically unable to effectively monitor the status of building exits and entrances. Additionally, these methods require frequent manual inspection, which increases labor costs and exposes maintenance workers to contact with isolated persons. LoRa-based solutions bring real-time insight into quarantined buildings and replace manual processes.

CIAAIoT and EasyLinkin integrated LoRa-based magnetic door sensors with Alibaba Cloud's Cloud-based application development platform and services to create a “smart doorkeeper” solution for efficient building monitoring. IOCA, RisingHF, Winext Technology, and other leading LoRa-based device manufacturers collaborated with Tencent Cloud to leverage its LoRa-based door sensors in a new Cloud-based door seal monitoring solution. These products have successfully been deployed into the residential communities of China’s Hubei province, as well as Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Zhengzhou.

Both Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud’s Cloud-based monitoring solutions are comprised of a LoRa-based gateway and connected door sensor, and immediately begin the transmission of accurate door use data upon deployment. These LoRa-based applications offer the following features:

  • Simple and easy installation, connecting instantly to a network
  • LoRaWAN-based connectivity with long range transmission and deep signal penetration
  • Low power consumption
  • Consistent and reliable 24/7 remote operation, management and maintenance
  • Real-time reporting of building access changes, reducing the need for manual inspection and increasing management efficiency
  • Simple integration with temperature and humidity sensors, smoke and fire alarms, as well as other smart building applications

Data collected from the LoRa-based solutions is easily viewable on Alibaba Cloud or Tencent Cloud’s Cloud-based platforms for trend analysis and insight into quarantine effectiveness, as well as enabling the optimization of personnel management. In addition to quarantine monitoring, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud’s solutions offer the capabilities to deploy in shopping mall security, hospital patient care, child safety protection, and other scenarios to monitor the status of door and window use in real time.

"Smarter technologies and IoT applications play an important role in providing high quality health services during COVID-19. Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol provide an easy to use and deploy solution to quickly connect systems and provide optimized, effective healthcare in communities,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of China Sales for Semtech.

To learn more about Semtech’s LoRa devices, visit the website.

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices

Semtech’s LoRa devices are widely adopted long-range, low-power solutions for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance®, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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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