Semtech LoRa® Wireless RF Platform Used in Zenner Smart Measuring Solutions for the Internet of Things

Semtech LoRa® Wireless RF Platform Used in Zenner Smart Measuring Solutions for the Internet of Things

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CAMARILLO, Calif., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Zenner, a global leader of metering systems, will integrate LoRa™ RF technology into their water, heat, gas, smoke and electricity measuring devices being deployed in low power, wide area networks (LPWAN) globally.

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By using LoRa RF technology and following the LoRaWAN™ specification, which is standardized by the LoRa™ Alliance, Zenner will give its customers the ability to easily integrate its platforms into existing LoRaWAN networks. LoRa RF technology will automate the meter reading process by transmitting data directly to deployed LoRa® gateways or network infrastructure. LPWANs will reduce the overall costs and allow for more frequent and efficient meter monitoring. It will also allow hard to access meters, such as those in shafts or metal enclosures or deep underground, to be monitored remotely.

LoRa RF technology is a bidirectional wireless communication solution designed to specifically cater to Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and smart city network infrastructure. The low power, long range technology enables large LPWANs and is able to support millions of end-user devices. Other features, including long battery life and strong security, make LoRa ideal for a diverse range of applications in addition to metering, including smart buildings and appliances, security, asset tracking, healthcare, agriculture and more.

“Communication with LoRaWAN means that meters and sensors for IoT can be read more often, faster, and at a lower cost,” said Alexander Lehmann, Managing Director of Zenner International GmBH. “Up until now, meters were complicated and expensive to read remotely, but with LoRa, IoT can be realized for metering but also for many other applications.” 

“Zenner is another excellent partner and use case for LoRa technology and the LoRaWAN specification,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Director of Wireless Products for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “LoRaWAN has become the defacto standard for IoT and LPWAN with more than 300 members already joining the LoRa Alliance and LoRa network deployments happening globally.”


About Semtech
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications and industrial equipment.  Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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