Semtech’s LoRa Technology Manages China Utilities in Real-time
Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled IoT solution connects meters to the Cloud for smart utility management for up to 25% water savings
CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Shenzhen Kaifa Technology (Chengdu) Co.,Ltd. (Kaifa Metering), a Chengdu, China-based semiconductor and IoT solution developer, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart utility metering products.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN™ open standard allow our sensors to connect to both private and public networks, so our customers can track their real-time utility usage,” said Letao He, Technical Director of Kaifa Metering. “Our sensors are easily added to existing meters, meaning the creation of a ‘smart meter’ is easy to deploy and easy to use.”
Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time. The data collected by the LoRa-enabled sensors is analyzed for trends and changes are made to reduce wasted utility consumption, resulting in cost savings on a monthly utility bill. Kaifa Metering customers have seen savings up to 25% after leveraging the LoRa-enabled metering solutions.
The meters work by using embedded LoRa Technology to connect to the LoRaWAN-based network. The LoRa-enabled meters communicate through the LoRaWAN-based network, sending messages about utility usage at intervals. The network then pushes this information to Cloud-based applications for analysis and is accessed by the home or business owners through their smartphone or other connected device.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideal for smart meters, providing long range, easy to deploy and flexible capabilities,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “According to market research, the smart meter market will be roughly four times as large in five years. LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN are equipped to be industry leaders in this rapidly expanding market.”
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 Kaifa Metering (KFCD)
Kaifa Metering is committed to providing customers with complete sets of solutions and supporting services of Electricity Meter, Water Meter, Gas Meter and Heat Meter and has more than 20 years’ experience of independent R&D. As the first smart metering enterprise that exports smart meter that “Designed and Made in China”, Kaifa Metering is the only company in China that has deployed large-scale smart meters and participated in major AMI projects in Europe and has delivered more than 28 million smart meters to Europe. Besides, Kaifa Metering has reached international sophisticated criteria in terms of PLC and wireless communication. Since 2002, Kaifa Metering has delivered over 48 million smart meters to more than 60 utilities in 23 countries around the world, accumulating rich experience in design, integration, quality control, supply chain management and on-site delivery. Its self-designed products have also passed the batch tests throughout the entire life cycle on site and visit their website.
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