Semtech and Digimondo announce roll-out of LoRaWAN™IoT network for Embedded World 2016 in Germany

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate a LoRaWAN™ Internet of Things (IoT) network deployed by Digimondo, a subsidiary of E.ON, an international energy supplier, at Embedded World 2016 on February 23-25 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Digimondo launched low power wide area networks (LPWAN) over Nuremburg, Hamburg and Berlin and will demonstrate the Nuremburg network performance during the tradeshow by wirelessly tracking public transportation vehicles across the city. The vehicles’ movement will be displayed on a monitor at the Semtech (2-631) and Microchip (1-510) booths.

Digimondo, started by E.ON in June 2015 to help digitalise the German energy industry, intends to launch an open LPWAN based on the LoRaWAN standardised specification that will enable innovative IoT applications, such as public transportation tracking, smart metering, air pollution measurement, boat tracking and more. The network infrastructure, which was tested in Hamburg and Berlin in 2015, has been approved for further deployments in Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, as well as rural areas where volumes are secured. The network is expected to be open to outside enterprises by mid-2016.

“We’re excited to showcase the capabilities of LoRa using Digimondo’s LPWAN network in Nuremberg,” said Marc Pegulu, vice president & general manager of Semtech’s Wireless, Sensing & Timing Product Group. “Digimondo’s commitment to providing an open access LPWAN in Germany will help enable a variety of IoT applications in the region.”Marcus

Marcus Walena, CEO of Digimondo believes that LPWANs are the missing piece to enable IoT and digital smart city infrastructure in Germany. “It is Digimondo’s mission to provide Germany’s best and easiest to use LoRa LPWAN,” said Walena. “We are proud to have partners like E.ON and Semtech to support our efforts. 2016 is the year of IoT – the Digimondo LPWAN is part of it.”In addition to the demo, Microchip, a member of the LoRa™ Alliance,

SEM001-LoRa-Digimondo_Graphic_Option1-webIn addition to the demo, Microchip, a member of the LoRa™ Alliance, an international group of industry leaders, telecom operators and solutions providers committed to standardising LPWANs, will be giving away LoRa-based development kits connected to the Digimondo network during the Embedded World exhibition so attendees can evaluate the network’s performance. Development kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to select clients at Microchip’s booth 1-510.

Both Digimondo’s network and Microchip’s development kit are equipped with Semtech LoRa RF technology, which was developed to enable LPWANs and IoT applications. LoRa technology offers unprecedented range, battery life, penetrability and connectivity, and it has been implemented in a wide range of LPWAN and application deployments worldwide. LoRa technology is being used for agriculture monitoring, public safety, building and infrastructure management, agriculture monitoring, public safety, building and infrastructure management, water conservation, natural disaster tracking and more.

Resources

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_ OR @jcIoTnow

FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more
RECENT ARTICLES

Actility and Helium Network announce roaming integration to scale IoT coverage

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Actility, the provider of IoT connectivity solutions and LPWA technology, and Helium have launched a roaming integration partnership, unlocking affordable and ubiquitous coverage for millions of IoT devices.

Read more

Future of data integration: 2022 and beyond

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Traditional methods including manual creation of scripts, scrubbing the data, and later loading it into a data warehouse or ETL, (extract-transform-load) was used to integrate data from different sources. These methods were adopted in the era of resource constraints and have now become very time-intensive, expensive, and error-prone, says Yash Mehta, an IoT and big

Read more