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COVID-19 Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. Enterprises and government authorities are responding by leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to balance health and safety concerns with financial considerations while returning individuals and communities to work. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol are playing an instrumental role in enabling public safety solutions to assist with contact tracing, ensuring healthcare regulation compliance in the workplace and addressing the needs of medical professionals. Request a meeting with Semtech for help finding a LoRa-based solution for your organization. Explore how LoRa devices are enabling a better world in the use cases below.

LoRa Alliance® members are committed to helping citizens, employers, facility managers, and government agencies in the fight against Coronavirus. Readily available solutions from the LoRaWAN ecosystem can be found on the LoRa Alliance COVID-19 use cases website.

White Papers

Download white papers for exclusive content offering more thorough technical analyses of COVID-19 support applications. Find all LoRa white papers here >>

Commercial cleaners are in a vise: Demand for new and deeper services to address COVID-19 at a time when clients lack the revenue to pay more. Microshare's new white paper and COVID Cleaning Capacity Assessment outline how Microshare data solutions solve this dilemma.
Clean Break: Using data to adapt commercial cleaning services for the new reality
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As the world looks to reopen and recover amid the COVID-19 outbreak, employers, building managers and organizations are increasingly looking for smart and innovative IoT applications, including those based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices, to simplify the monitoring of health and safety.
How Can Systems Integrators Deliver Business IoT at Scale?
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Discover applications for LoRa devices by downloading an infographic. 

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LoRa Everyone
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Semtech’s LoRa devices enable safe and secure workplace solutions that locate, detect and monitor data wirelessly. Leverage the Internet of Things and an ecosystem of integrated products to safeguard the health of workers and deliver a secure work environment.
Five Considerations for Reopening Safe and Secure Workplaces
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Real World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have helped combat COVID-19 in these real-world deployments.

Smart Campuses and Classrooms

Sundray’s IoT platform leverages the LoRaWAN protocol’s interoperability functionality and Semtech’s LoRa® devices to support and deliver a portfolio of innovative connected applications for the classroom to promote safer learning spaces. 

Smart Badge

SmartConnect's Smart Badge communication system leverages LoRa to enable timely contact between team members using text on-screen text messaging, audible cues and light alerts. 

Contact Tracing Emergency Button

SoluM's LoRa-based KEYCO Contact Tracing solution equips employees with a contact tracing device which also acts as an emergency button for alerting administrators to COVID-19 exposure.  

Social Distance Tracker

Smart Mimic's Mimic S leverages LoRa devices to secure workplaces by warning employees to maintain social distance and providing insights into workplace risks.  

Air Quality Monitoring

eleven-x and Pinchin's LoRa-based solution includes wireless, real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity for indoor environments, helping businesses re-occupy in a post-COVID world. 

Retail Footfall Monitoring

Deutsche Telekom's sensor-based people counting solution leverages LoRaWAN connectivity for montoring in-store traffic volumes and social distancing in German retailers reopening after COVID-19 lockdowns. 

End-to-End Tracking Solutions

CareBand's LoRa-based SafeTrack solutions enable contact tracing, proximity monitoring, geofencing, nurse call, and other applications for governments, public health authorities, schools, and corporations.

Network for COVID-19 Relief

Everynet offers its LoRaWAN network to the entire Madrid healthcare system for free during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Optimized Health Services

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 during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Infrared Temperature Sensor

Polysense's series of LoRa-based smart human body temperature monitoring products enables healthcare workers to efficiently screen individuals with a high temperature, notably aiding in Italy's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts.

Sewage Backup Prevention

myDevices and éolane's predictive maintenance solution for industrial equipment leverages artificial intelligence and LoRa devices. Sewage systems are impacted as consumers flush disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and napkins, an unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Videos featuring LoRa-based COVID-19 Support solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

Enabling COVID-19 Health & Safety Compliance with LoRa Devices
Introducing Mimic S. Keep the production going with the most accurate social distance tracker.
COVID-19 Wearable Solutions with Helium and CareBand
Deploying Smart IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety in the Age of COVID-19
Animation: How Universal Contact Tracing Works (Microshare)
Asset Tracking Solutions for COVID-19
The Future of Commercial Real Estate & Large Facilities; New Perspectives after COVID-19

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based COVID-19 solutions are featured below. 

2020: A Turning Point In The Chip Industry

An upbeat industry at the start of the year met one of its biggest challenges, but instead of being a headwind, it quickly turned into a tailwind. Read more

Wie LoRaWAN und Sensorik Covid-Ansteckungen verringern können

Bewegungen und Bewegungsmuster lassen sich erfassen und analysieren, um dann Schlüsse daraus zu ziehen. So lässt sich etwa eine Covid-Ausbreitung lokal beschränken. Dazu sind aber spezielle Technologien wie LoRaWAN und Sensorik nötig. Read more

Smart Technology for Critical Healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been paramount in addressing the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. The pandemic spread quickly, forcing medical professionals to re-examine their current technology and adjust existing solutions to fit both their and their patients’ evolving needs. Read more

LoRa va jouer un rôle central dans les villes intelligentes plongées dans un monde en mutation

Le besoin de transmission et d'analyse de données dans les environnements urbains actuels, avec la crise sanitaire en cours, favorise l'adoption de la technologie à longue portée LoRa, avec des capteurs basse consommation qui permettent de collecter et de communiquer des données précises en temps réel sur un réseau étendu WAN (Wide Area Network) et robuste. Read more

The Four C’s To Helping Employees Embrace Change At Work During COVID

Since March, the pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives – especially our working lives. 42 percent of the U.S. workforce is now working from home as a result of social distancing measures to proactively help reduce the spread of the virus. Read more
Electronic Specifier

LoRa technology driving the global use of IoT

All around us our environment is being influenced, altered and managed by the ever-increasing adoption of IoT solutions. This technology has enabled major advances to be made in the rapid sharing of accurate data which in turn has been boosting efficiency levels for organisations from small businesses to large cities. Marc Pegulu. Vice President, Wireless LoRa and IoT at Semtech explains the role LoRa technology is playing. Read more

Leveraging IoT Technology for Good

Global businesses and communities have consistently turned to the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to increase efficiencies and deliver better services. Research supports this sentiment as Juniper predicts that IoT platform revenues will reach $66 billion in 2020, a 20 percent increase over last year’s figure. Read more

LoRaWAN Supports Medical Professionals During COVID-19

The LoRa Alliance—a nonprofit association promoting awareness and adoption of LoRaWAN to deliver massive Internet of Things (IoT) globally—has also stepped up to the plate to answer this call. We have been working with our member companies on the question: how can technology, specifically, LoRaWAN solutions, help our medical and other frontline professionals in their fight against COVID-19? Read more

LoRa Devices Form Foundation for COVID-19 Body-Temperature Sensors

Smart human body sensors enable healthcare workers to identify individuals with a high temperature. Read more
IoT Evolution

LoRaWAN Ecosystem Members Deliver Solutions to Health Services in China

According to a recent announcement, several of Semtech’s customers, including CIAAIoT, EasyLinkin, IOCA, RisingHF, and Winext Technology, have integrated the company’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with Cloud-based platforms developed by Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud, with the goal of deploying smarter IoT-based monitoring applications for residents in quarantine scenarios. Read more

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COVID-19 Use Cases

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