According to a recent press release, “Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that IHM Pacific, a developer of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for the smart utility metering and smart building vertical markets, and Andrea Informatique, a consultancy firm specializing in new technology and software design, have collaborated to develop a new electricity metering solution based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol. Deployments of the metering solution have been ongoing for over a year and are increasing in New Caledonia and some parts of the Pacific and Europe.”
Francois Ista, CEO of IHM Pacific, stated, “Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol allowed us to create metering solutions that offer significant advantages for sustainable, cost-saving utility metering… Real-time data on energy use provided by our LoRaWAN-connected meters enable customers to closely monitor usage trends. By addressing wasteful habits to increase energy efficiency, our customers typically receive a return on investment (ROI) in three months to six months following deployment of up to 26 percent.”
The release adds, “IHM Pacific and Andrea Informatique’s electricity meters leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to offer significant improvements over traditional metering solutions in both applications of electricity metering for utilities and sub metering. LoRa-based smart meters do not require additional external cabling (IP, RS485 or pulse network cabling). This allows for greater ease of installation with solutions to quickly deploy in 2 DIN rails, a standard mount for meter equipment racks. Simplified deployment significantly reduces the cost of installation for the customer, which typically accounts for 40 percent of the total cost of ownership.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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