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Semtech LoRa Devices Tapped for Smart Power Metering Platform

Semtech has announced that NSOFT, an Indian provider of
automation and metering solutions for distribution utilities, has developed a
new smart metering platform based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN
protocol. The meters leverage LoRa devices’ capabilities for long range,
reliable data transfer and low power operation to provide utility networks with
accurate real-time consumption data. In addition, NSOFT’s “Smart Read” family
of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced
Metering Infrastructure (AMI). This brings additional benefits to customers,
including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.

NSOFT’s LoRa-based solutions include metering
applications for electricity, water and gas utilities. As the utility market
continues to grow and advance, utility providers require increasingly flexible
solutions to record and transmit accurate usage data, says Semtech. AMI, or
smart meters, are one critical application for a creating a more efficient
grid. LoRa-based AMI meters enable the long range, bi-directional transfer of
data, creating an efficient method of meter reading and eliminating costly
manual processes. Utility providers leverage third-party applications to track
trends and prevent leaks in the utility grid, increasing efficiency, cost
savings and sustainability.

IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been
deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa
Alliance, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network

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Semtech LoRa Devices Tapped for Smart Power Metering Platform

by Circuit Cellar Staff time to read: 1 min