Semtech’s LoRa® Technology Enables Goldcard to Achieve Smart Utility Management
Utility providers deploying Goldcard’s LoRa-based solutions have seen an estimated up to 25% in savings
CAMARILLO, Calif., May 9, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Goldcard Smart Group Co., Ltd. (Goldcard), a Chinese provider of leading smart public utility solutions, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart gas metering products to help public utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs.
“Goldcard chose Semtech’s LoRa Technology due to its unique advantages for smart utilities, ability to simplify deployment and accelerate products to market,” said Ma Libo, Product Director of the Overseas Business Division of Goldcard. “Since implementing LoRa Technology into our smart gas metering solutions, utility providers have seen a marked reduction of waste with an estimated up to 25% in savings. As a global leader in smart gas meters with the largest market share in China’s gas metering market, Goldcard is committed to providing solutions for gas companies to achieve successful and efficient operational management.”
Goldcard's LoRa-based smart gas metering solutions are equipped with an intelligent controller and LoRaWAN®-based communication module. The metering solution utilizes LoRa Technology’s proven long-range platform to connect to the Cloud and monitor gas consumption data, battery charge status and valve status. Data from the meter is accessible from Goldcard’s Cloud-based connection management platform, which parses the data packet, completes the settlement and forwards the accurate information to the utility provider for more efficient billing of their customers. Goldcard’s LoRa-based solutions are available now for public utilities management in China and abroad.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideally suited for the smart meter industry, providing long range, easy-to-deploy and flexible capabilities,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “LoRa Technology is a proven leader in the smart metering application industry, creating scalable, secure and reliable solutions to help companies like Goldcard better create more efficient metering solutions to reduce waste and utility spending.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution 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.
As a leading provider of intelligent public utility solutions, Goldcard Smart Group Co., Ltd. has utilized LoRa Technology for smart utility management since 2014. Goldcard has long-term strategic cooperation with major Chinese and overseas gas companies, such as China's Guizhou Gas, Honghua Gas and Kunlun Gas. In recent years, Goldcard has continuously worked to develop its overseas smart utility market, and promote the global growth of LoRaWAN smart metering solutions. For more information, visit http://www.china-goldcard.com/wapen.php
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