A spate of recent announcements by Semtech has signaled its intention to strengthen its presence in the asset visibility and geolocation space. On October 19, 2020, Semtech made three related announcements.
The first of these was the expansion of its LoRa Edge line, introducing two products. The first product is the LoRa Basics Modem-E, a software modem that facilitates the connection between LoRa Edge hardware (aka LR1110 chip), LoRaWAN gateways, and Semtech’s cloud services. The second product is the Tracker Reference Design, combining the LoRa Edge hardware, the Modem-E software, and the LoRa Cloud services; in other words, combining all of Semtech’s Edge products into an out-of-the-box device-to-cloud solution for tracking applications. This solution was developed alongside LoRa connectivity provider Actility and application provider TagoIO, relating this to the next two announcements.
The second announcement was the launch of an Evaluation Kit alongside Actility and TagoIO. This combines Semtech’s LoRa Edge hardware, Actility’s ThingPark IoT platform for conn…
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