Semtech’s LoRa Technology Featured in Orion System’s Utility Meters, Gateways and Smart Lighting Solutions

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Featured in Orion System’s Utility Meters, Gateways and Smart Lighting Solutions

Reliable data transmission from LoRa-connected meters and LoRa-enabled luminaire controllers create smarter cities

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Orion System LLC (OrionM2M), one of the first Kazakhstani developers and manufacturers of LoRaWAN™-based wireless data transmission systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart metering solutions to monitor water, gas and electricity usage data, as well as smart lighting solutions enabling  the smooth transition from conventional lighting.

"Metering solutions featuring Semtech’s LoRa Technology offer the customer reliability and clear benefits unique to the technology," said Denis Fedorov, CEO and Co-Founder at OrionM2M. "Our meters leverage LoRa Technology to eliminate human error in data collection with direct, real-time uploads to the Cloud for analysis. These metering solutions are highly scalable by the number of devices, meaning utility providers can easily grow or expand their networks."

OrionM2M’s smart meters, OrionMeter, and luminaire controllers, OrionLighting, utilize embedded LoRa Technology to connect to the Cloud via public LoRaWAN-based networks and OrionGateways. LoRa Technology is uniquely suited to handle the complex challenges of smart metering, smart city connectivity and smart lighting solutions, offering long range connectivity up to 15km in open terrain, and deep indoor penetration in cities. Reliable data transmission from the LoRa-connected meters and luminaire controllers allow utility companies access to consumer usage data and trends without needing to check each device manually. Reliability reduces overhead cost and creates a more efficient system of utility and city light management. OrionM2M’s LoRa-powered solutions bring operations management and service reliability, with up to 30% reduction of technical losses, higher SLA and more accurate billing. 

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables highly scalable network capabilities and interoperable sensors making it the solution of choice for smart metering applications,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “OrionM2M’s IoT solutions increase efficiencies in management and limit human error in order to improve operations management. As more cities move toward smarter, sustainable and reliable LoRa-based solutions for meters and lamps, companies such as Orion are well positioned to be early leaders in this space.”

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 over 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 and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

About OrionM2M

OrionM2M is a fully integrated turnkey Internet solution provider and a manufacturer of a full range of hardware and software for LoRaWAN networks. OrionM2M develops all products in-house according to the specifications of the LoRa Alliance. OrionM2M’s software and hardware can be used on any LoRaWAN-based network. Further information can be found at

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  

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