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Smart Supply Chain & Logistics

LoRa Technology makes it easy and affordable for smart supply chain and logistics to track highly valued assets that are in transit. Due to LoRa Technology’s long range and low power consumption qualities and GPS-free geolocation abilities, cargo, vehicles and other assets can be easily monitored over large geographic regions and within harsh environments.

Semtech’s LoRa Edge™ Tracker Reference Design is the physical manifestation of Semtech’s vision for a commercial asset management solution that is based on the three key elements of the LoRa Edge asset management solution – the LoRa Edge LR1110 transceiver, the embedded LoRa Basics™ Modem-E software and LoRa Cloud™ Geolocation and Device & Application Services. It is encapsulated in a sleek and streamlined commercial-ready product that demonstrates the complete set of asset tracking capabilities for IoT applications. It serves as a blueprint for customers looking to build an end-to-end tracker solution based on the LoRaWAN® protocol.

The LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design provides device manufacturers and systems integrators creating asset location, asset traceability, asset loss and recovery, and geofencing applications with the following benefits:

  • Accelerate Time to Market – High-quality reference design of complete “track and trace” solution based on LoRa Edge LR1110 reduces research and development time when building a solution. The companion LoRa Edge Config Android and iOS app enables fast-track configuration and connectivity.
  •  Reduce Design Complexity – The documented design journey includes performance reports and design files. Instant connectivity is available with LoRa Cloud services when using LoRa Basics Modem-E.
  • Decrease Development Cost – Ability to leverage the design of a complete tracker system without license fees. Reduce certification costs with a solution that is fully FCC certified. Save on the cost of an external secure element chip with LoRa Edge AES-128 bit compliant, FIPS-140 compliant, and is LoRaWAN CertifiedCM with LoRa Basics Modem-E.

White Papers

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With the evolution toward IoT and the increasing availability of new technologies—such as LPWANs—asset-tracking applications are becoming more ubiquitous, pervasive and sophisticated. This LoRa Alliance® white paper explores the importance of asset tracking within the evolution of logistics.
Why LoRaWAN is the Logical Choice for Asset Tracking Connectivity
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Axino has successfully leveraged Semtech's LoRa devices, combining LoRa sensors with artificial intelligence algorithms, to remotely and automatically detect and manage refrigerated food temperatures within one degree Celsius.
Disrupting Cold Chain Refrigeration & Improving Food Quality by Taking a Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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A scalable and low cost IoT solution can be the foundation for improving supply chain and logistics management. LoRa-based devices offer the flexibility that companies and organizations need. A scalable and low cost IoT solution can be the foundation for improving supply chain and logistics management. LoRa-based devices offer the flexibility that companies and organizations need.
How LoRa Technology Makes Supply Chains and Asset Management Smarter
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Infographics

Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

Semtech’s new LoRa Basics Modem-E is a tailor-made embedded firmware library designed for solutions based on the LoRa Edge™ LR1110 geolocation asset management solution.
NEW LoRa Basics Modem-E
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Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
NEW LoRa Everyone
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LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart supply chain and logistics deployments.

Consumer Device Security

Smart Mimic's MimicGO line of LoRa-based devices deploy indoor or outdoor to monitor condition changes in a range of applications, including door sensing, belonging movements and tampering, motion sensing in rooms, and open/closed status in drawers or safes, enabling safe and secure rooms and belongings.

Pallet Location Tracking

Pallet Alliance’s LoRa-based IntelliPallet™ platform enables enterprise-scale pallet management by integrating location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets, helping managers optimize the logistical efficiency of their operations, and satisfying a wide range of business requirements.

Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

2.4GHz IoT at Land and Sea

Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices to help deliver cost-effective, robust and proven IoT solutions to the maritime shipping industry and a step towards autonomous vessels and industry 4.0.The platform will be utilized to deliver, among other things, digital condition monitoring, asset tracking and logistical applications.

Alibaba Beagle Tracker
LoRa-based Location Tracker

Alibaba Cloud’s “Beagle” tracker, built on Semtech’s SX1280 LoRa chipset, provides up to 2,000 meters of point-to-point location tracking indoor or outdoor, GPS-free.The tracker allows extensive geolocation functionality without relying on base stations, Cellular networks, Cloud services, or internet connectivity. 

Semtech LoRa Food Waste Prevention Real World
Food Waste Prevention

GND Solutions' LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions help restaurants reduce food waste and enabled one five-star restaurant to reduce food management operational costs up to 40 percent. 

LoRa Food Safety Real World
Food Safety Temperature Monitoring

CM Systems, LLC, in collaboration with Laird Connectivity, integrated LoRa devices into ComplianceMate, a food safety temperature monitoring solution utilized by retailers such as Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hard Rock Cafe, City Barbeque, and Hattie B's, preventing inventory loss due to unsafe food storage temperatures. 

LoRa Basics Skysens Real World
Asset Tracking at Istanbul Airport

Skysens Teknoloji AS. (Skysens) has integrated LoRa Technology into its smart asset tracking solutions for Istanbul Airport to comprehensively monitor a wide range of airport applications, driving down operational cost and creating a smarter, safer airport.

LoRa Axino Real World Use Case
Smart Refrigeration Solutions

Axino Solutions's LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions track food temperature for the food retail industry, with global deployments in supermarket chains such as Migros, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Euros in savings per year. 

Ineo Sense France Logistics, Real World Use
Asset Tracking for Aerospace Manufacturing

Ineo-Sense's LoRa-enabled sensor products allow production managers and engineers to monitor the use, status, functionality, and location of expensive aerospace manufacturing assets in real time.

AcSiP’s IoT System-in-Package solutions leverage LoRa Technology’s long range capabilities to monitor assets including cargo and vehicles over long distances.
Cargo Tracking

AcSiP’s IoT System-in-Package solutions leverage LoRa Technology’s long range capabilities to monitor assets including cargo and vehicles over long distances.

Bike Share Location Tracking

Ofo, a leading Chinese bike sharing company, equips its bicycles with LoRa Technology to track locations, measure regional demand and reduce operating costs.

Airport Asset Tracking

Adveez uses LoRa®-enabled sensors to capture usage and location data from equipment to reduce maintenance costs of mobile ground equipment.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery

MaxTrack utilizes LoRa Technology to track vehicles and cargo, relying on the tracking data to recover lost or stolen vehicles.

Gas Level Monitoring

Butano24 utilizes LoRa Technology in its gas level measurement application to intelligently monitor tank levels and automatically request refills.

Shipping Container Tracking

Net Feasa Ltd. designed an IoT network solution enabled by LoRa-based sensors for tracking shipping container activity such as temperature, open/close status and geolocation to improve shipyard operations and increase efficiencies.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based solutions for smart supply chain and logistics are featured below. 

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Software modem and reference design simplify design complexity for IoT apps

Semtech Corporation announced two new enabling solutions for its LoRa Edge platform: LoRa Basics Modem-E, a LoRaWAN-based software modem for the LoRa Edge platform that runs inside the LoRa Edge transceiver, and the LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design, a device-to-cloud commercial-grade reference solution for asset tracking applications. Read more
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Semtech and Packetworx Enable Remote Monitoring of Critical Equipment with LoRaWAN®

Packetworx addresses COVID-19 concerns with new applications to measure power supply and deliver remote diagnostics to high-value assets. Read more
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Taking a system level approach to IoT design

Semtech’s LoRa Edge geolocation solution provides an interesting demonstration of this holistic approach to design, taking advantage of advanced technologies such as direct demodulation and the cloud to deliver not just high energy efficiency but low cost and ease of use. Read more
Enterprise IoT Insights

Semtech, AWS issue all-in-one dev-kits for LoRa-based asset tracking, smart buildings

Semtech is offering new developer kits for LoRa-based asset tracking and smart building applications that integrate with IoT services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). California-based software firm Tensor IoT is also involved, providing cloud applications to connect LoRa sensors to AWS services. The asset tracking and smart building kits are geared towards the utilities, cities, logistics, retail and healthcare markets. Read more

Semtech Collaborates with AWS and TensorIoT to Simplify IoT Solution Development

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TensorIoT to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) solution development by offering Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits that integrate Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol with AWS IoT services. Read more

Semtech Collaborates with AWS and TensorIoT to Simplify IoT Solution Development

For large-scale IoT deployments, scalability is essential, and these kits take advantage of the highly available and scalable infrastructure AWS provides. These kits are built entirely upon the AWS IoT stack, and the Cloud dashboards are designed to be largely serverless from the ground up, relying on native AWS offerings, such as AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Core Rules Engine, AWS IoT Gateway, AWS Lambda, and AWS IoT Device Shadow. Read more
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Semtech Collaborates with AWS and TensorIoT to Simplify IoT Solution Development

Semtech announced it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TensorIoT to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) solution development by offering Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits that integrate Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with AWS IoT services. Read more
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Semtech: Zusammenarbeit mit AWS und TensorIoT vereinfacht IoT-Entwicklungen

Semtech nutzt nun Amazon Web Services (AWS) und TensorIoT, um die Entwicklung von IoT-Lösungen für das Asset-Tracking und für Smart Buildings zu vereinfachen. Read more
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Companies team to deliver asset tracking and smart building kits

Semtech, Amazon Web Services and TensorIoT are joining forces on the kits which integrate Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to simplify IoT solutions development. Read more
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Semtech, AWS and TensorIoT combine on LoRaWAN For IoT

The Asset Tracking Kit enables users to monitor and track assets and fleets along the lines of regulatory compliance for “just in time” shipping and the need to be able to provide precise information and traceability of inventory from source to destination, including performing a regular automated inventory of assets that are available on site. With the data generated by the GPS industrial trackers included with the kit easily viewable on a Cloud dashboard, users can evaluate the possible benefits of tracking their assets remotely anywhere at any time with an out-of-the-box kit. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart supply chain and logistics.

Ineo-Sense's CloverCore sensor solutions cut production lead times by up to 20 percent.
Connecting Assets to the Cloud in the Aviation Sector
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Axino disrupts cold chain refrigeration to ensure food quality.
A Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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Keeping track of shipments is a large undertaking, especially for fragile items. A sensor solution with LoRa Technology can determine the necessary data to confirm shipment quality to its final location. Keeping track of shipments is a large undertaking, especially for fragile items. A sensor solution with LoRa Technology can determine the necessary data to confirm shipment quality to its final location.
Shipment Quality
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A LoRa-enabled tracking system from Maxtrack can prevent theft and tampering while allowing the flow of goods and services to continue. A LoRa-enabled tracking system from Maxtrack can prevent theft and tampering while allowing the flow of goods and services to continue.
Locating Stolen Vehicles & Cargo
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Fleet tracking systems using LoRa Technology, reduce costs by keeping fleets in the field longer with better fuel economy, better safety, visibility into maintenance issues, and overall improvements to operational efficiency. Fleet tracking systems using LoRa Technology, reduce costs by keeping fleets in the field longer with better fuel economy, better safety, visibility into maintenance issues, and overall improvements to operational efficiency.
Fleet Tracking
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Fleet management solutions using LoRa Technology, such as those offered by GlobalSat Worldcom, can reduce maintenance costs and increase operational efficiencies. Fleet management solutions using LoRa Technology, such as those offered by GlobalSat Worldcom, can reduce maintenance costs and increase operational efficiencies.
Fleet Management
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LoRa-based smart asset tracking solutions from Adveez help global airports reduce the costs of maintaining ground equipment. LoRa-based smart asset tracking solutions from Adveez help global airports reduce the costs of maintaining ground equipment.
Asset Tracking
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart supply chain and logistics solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

NEW LoRa Basics Modem-E
LoRaWAN Asset Tracking Solutions with AWS IoT
Asset Tracking Solutions for COVID-19
Semtech’s Staale Pettersen at The Things Conference 2020: 2.4 GHz LoRa of the Seas
LoRa Asset Tracking Reference Kit
Connecting Assets to the Cloud with Ineo-Sense and Lauak
Axino Disrupts Cold Chain Refrigeration to Ensure Food Quality
LoRa Technology - Native Geolocations for IoT - Mobile World Live
LoRa Geolocation - Richard Lansdowne Interview - The Things Network
The Things Conference 2018: LoRa Geolocation by Richard Landsdowne
Semtech’s LoRa Geolocation Solution for LPWAN

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In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart supply chain and logistics.