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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. 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 >>

Using LoRa and LoRaWAN to adapt commercial cleaning services 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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Systems integrators deliver enterprise Internet of Things at scale 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. 

Internet of Things and LoRa infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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How the Internet of Things, LoRa and LoRaWAN enable smart health safety infographic 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.

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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. 

LoRa smart campuses and classrooms
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. 

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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. 

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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.  

LoRa social distance tracker
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.  

LoRa air quality monitor
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. 

LoRa smart retail footfall monitoring
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. 

Internet of Things end to end tracking solutions
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.

LoRa Internet of Things network for COVID-19 relief
Network for COVID-19 Relief

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

LoRa smart health services
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. 

LoRa smart infared temperature sensor
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.

LoRa smart home and building sewage backup prevention
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 >>

How LoRa Enables Life Post-Pandemic | IoT For All Podcast E134
Enabling COVID-19 Health & Safety Compliance with LoRa Devices
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. 

Harnessing IoT Solutions for Workplace Safety

Smart technology has the potential to connect and protect our communities at the same time. Alistair Fulton, vice president and general manager, Wireless and Sensing Group at Semtech, shares how IoT can ease the transition back to the workplace. Read more

How LoRa Enables Life Post-Pandemic | Semtech’s Alistair Fulton

In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Semtech Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group Alistair Fulton joins us to talk about LoRa. Alistair shares the history of LoRa, how it was developed to support automation in the utilities industry, and how both the technology and needs have evolved over the years, with LoRa becoming a key connectivity technology for a myriad of use cases and applications across a number of industries. He also speaks to the history of the LoRa Alliance, how the group was created and how it benefits the IoT space at large. Read more
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Smart city acceleration in a post-Covid world

COVID-19 in many ways has accelerated the rollout of smart city technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has been developing over recent years, with a clear message that to make advances you need more data, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this into sharp focus. Read more

Return to the Office Safely with IoT Tech

As employees return to the office, businesses must provide a safe work environment. Here are four ways IoT technology can help ensure safety in office and work settings. Read more
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Connecting IoT Devices: Q&A With Semtech

A conversation with Remi Lorrain, LoRaWAN Network Director at Semtech discussing the recently-released white paper from ABI Research titled, “LoRaWAN and Multi-RAN Architecture Connecting the Next Billion IoT Devices.” Read more
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IoT applications to improve senior care

The population of those aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups. According to data from World Population Prospects, one in six people worldwide will be over the age of 65 by 2050, making up 16% of the global population. Seniors face increased challenges that may put them in harm’s way, because of social exclusion, the accelerating trend in reduced intergenerational living spurred by COVID-19, and residing in large, spread out communities. Caregivers, health care professionals and family members can better support the well-being of seniors and their ability to comfortably and more manageably live alone through the use of IoT technology. Read more

How the Internet of Things is Shifting the Digital Age

While the industrial revolution of connectivity is a work in progress, Internet of Things technologies continue to drive progress and changes everywhere. Read more

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
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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

4 Ways HR and Digital Workplace Teams Should Work With Corporate Facilities

The Internet of Things (IoT) could be instrumental in helping HR departments and facility managers connect and protect employees by delivering solutions that promote a healthy workspace. Scientific research has indicated that good air flow is a key to increasing protection and slowing the spread of COVID-19, said Alistair Fulton, vice president and general manager of the Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech, a supplier of semiconductor technology. According to the CDC, rooms need to be ventilated six times a day, he said. Read more