Semtech has announced its collaboration with Smart Paddock, an Australian company providing smart tags for the livestock industry that provide real-time information to producers. The collaboration features the implementation of Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into Smart Paddock’s “Bluebell” smart global positioning system (GPS) ear tag to monitor livestock location in real time as well as to analyze the cattle’s behavioral data to solve real world livestock management issues.
According to Smart Paddock, the “Bluebell” smart GPS ear tags are the smallest and lightest in the industry, with over 1,200 tracking devices deployed over the last three years across farm properties in Australia and New Zealand and more than 10,000 deployments planned in the next year. “Bluebell” is an ideal network solution as the tag can support and encourage farmers to add other operational Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to their farms to monitor water level, set up electric fences that utilize an existing LoRaWAN network, among more.
Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost efficient and long range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa technology provides the communication layer for the LoRaWAN standard, which has been ratified by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and maintained by the LoRa Alliance, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 170 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.
Semtech | www.semtech.com