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Three Companies Team on IoT Solution Development

Aug. 21, 2020
The asset tracking and smart-building kits are integrated with AWS to quickly get systems integrators and enterprises up and running.

Semtech 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. Systems integrators and enterprises are now able to use AWS IoT services to accelerate the pilot-to-production lifecycle for their digital transformation applications, while leveraging key AWS native services, such as AWS IoT Core, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon DynamoDB.

The new Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits are the first vertical product offerings based on the LoRaWAN protocol built using AWS IoT Core and a serverless architecture. In combination, these offerings pave the way for other industry verticals such as utilities, smart home, smart community, and smart healthcare to provide similar solutions that benefit from the long-range, low-power IoT capabilities that LoRaWAN provides.

In addition to the hardware, the kits provide out-of-the-box cloud dashboard capabilities to quickly demonstrate the value of IoT solutions in the asset-tracking and smart-building industries. In many industries such as construction, it is critical to be able to monitor and track fleet equipment to ensure maximum utilization. In other industries such as shipping and logistics, regulatory compliance for “just in time” shipping is driving the need to be able to provide precise information and traceability of inventory from source to destination. The Asset Tracking Kit allows users to locate outdoor assets around a specific location, 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, customers can evaluate the possible benefits of tracking their assets with an out-of-the-box kit.

Market research has shown a strong interest from commercial real estate owners to have more insights into building occupant wellbeing and productivity as well as maximizing space utilization. The Smart Building Kit addresses some of these needs by allowing users to monitor doors and windows, desk and room presence, environmental conditions, and detect water intrusion in near-real time accessible via the cloud from anywhere. The solution can be used, for example, in the event of a fire, chemical spill, or other hazard to determine the number of employees in that area and ensure they are evacuated quickly and safely. The portable nature of the Smart Building Kit allows users to move sensor locations to assess completeness of network coverage.

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. TensorIoT, helping customers accelerate the integration of IoT and machine learning (ML) in products and processes across the business, created the cloud applications to connect the sensors to the AWS Services, providing a complete out-of-the-box experience for the kits.

The kits include:

·        The functional capabilities of devices based on the LoRaWAN protocol (long battery life, enhanced distance/coverage, and a proven protocol), coupled with the power of AWS underneath

·         Dashboards built on AWS are open-sourced and can be completely customized

·         Functionality allowing easy scalability, from taking the Cloud dashboard “as-is” from proof-of-concept, to pilot-to-production as the underlying infrastructure is “outsourced” to AWS

The new kits are available on TensorIoT’s website.

Semtech, www.semtech.com

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David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

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