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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

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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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Infographics

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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.

Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing

Actility's Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing Starter Kit allows users to experience how LoRa technology can help to enforce proximity policies to keep employees safe and ensure business continuity. 

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 monitoring 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

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. 

IoT

Utilizing IoT Applications for Reopening Safe and Secure Workplaces

As businesses resume normal operations, IoT applications will be instrumental in helping human resources departments and facility managers protect their employees by delivering solutions to promote healthy and safe workspaces. Current workplaces are actively mitigating health and safety risks such as facility hygiene, social distancing, contact tracing, occupancy control, and information privacy by locating, detecting, and monitoring data wirelessly with its IoT applications and an ecosystem of integrated products designed to safeguard the health of workers and deliver a secure work environment. As the economy continues to recover, we’ll increasingly witness more organizations leveraging the IoT to bring back workers to the office safely. Read more
RFID Journal

How the IoT Can Help to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

The Internet of Things and sensor technologies can facilitate a challenging supply chain process. Read more

Smart Homes Experience Rise in Long-Range, Low-Power Technology

From home automation to smart kitchen appliances, voice assistant-enabled lighting and everything in between, consumer electronics companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect everyday devices to the cloud, creating new experiences for consumers. Read more

Returning to live events in smart arenas

IoT technology and cutting edge connectivity can ease concerns and provide increased levels of safety at live event venues like arenas. Even with a vaccine in place, people are now more aware and sensitive to how easily germs can spread. By deploying smart sensors, arenas can easily track large volumes of people, air quality and facility hygiene in real-time. With the right technology in place, the live events industry can be more prepared to welcome back crowds, and consumers can find comfort in returning. Read more

The Key to Smarter, More Connected Neighborhoods

Covid-19 has forced many people to embrace working from home, and that trend is likely here to stay. According to a recent survey from The National Association for Business Economics, only about 1 in 10 companies expect all employees to return to their pre-pandemic work arrangements (NBC News). With more employees working from home, there’s also been an increased demand for smart and user-friendly home technology. Emerging as an optimal technology of choice are low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), thanks to the flexibility and control they deliver as well as their ability to play nicely with other solutions, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more

How IoT can help us safely reopen offices

In 2020, the business world shifted from in-person work environments to remote settings. As organizations continue to navigate operations, some are looking to return back to the office and managers need to take into account different factors as they reopen businesses. Read more

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

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