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LoRaWAN deployment broadened across Europe
© Vivek Mohan

LoRaWAN deployment broadened across Europe

16/08/17Science & Technology

Wifx, a provider of gateways and integrated solutions, has selected Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology for its new Lorix One gateways as it seeks to broaden LoRaWAN deployment in Europe.

According to Wifx, Lorix One is one of the first low-cost gateways which is expected to help rapidly increase the adoption of LoRaWAN-based internet of things (IoT) applications. Its initial model targets LoRaWAN outdoor deployment in Europe.

Sébastien Audriaz, CEO of Wifx, said: “Semtech’s LoRa Technology is an ideal platform to help rapidly grow the use of IoT applications.

“We chose LoRa Technology since its long-range, low-power capabilities gives our users a competitive advantage in their respective industries.”

The gateway is small, high performing, easy to deploy, and can be adapted to all climates with IP65 and IP43 enclosure options, said Wifx. This aims to allow the gateway to be used in multiple cases including monitoring soil temperature in rural areas and controlling a smart building’s temperature for energy savings.

Vivek Mohan, director for Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group, said: “With the evolution of IoT applications, there is a need for low-cost, easily deployable IoT technologies including LoRaWAN gateways, so users can quickly and easily collect data from LPWAN sensors without worrying too much about the cost of deployment.

“Lorix One gateway, based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology, provides vertical markets, including smart cities, smart building, smart agriculture, smart supply chain and logistics, and smart metering, long-range, low-power capabilities for next generation IoT applications in any environment.”

The gateway is currently available in Europe and expected to be released in the US towards the end of 2017.

Pan European Networks Ltd