MWC 2018

Smart Cities in China Get Smarter with LoRa Technology

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China’s commitment to smart cities with a greener future has made headlines for quite some time and MWC Shanghai 2018 is a great opportunity to catch up on progress.

Lowan, a leading low power wide area network solution provider from Hangzhou China, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa Technology into its smart-grid power meters.

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Lowan’s smart-grid power meters give real-time data on metering usage over large urban areas, while Semtech’s LoRa sensors adjust automatically at certain power thresholds.

“The solutions offer users a quick and efficient deployment and compatibility with other smart home solutions including LoRa-connected locks and alarms. With LoRa Technology’s long range and low power capabilities, Lowan smart home solutions reduce battery replacement costs and maintenance frequency,” explained the companies.

“Lowan is dedicated to low cost, low power, high capacity, and sustainable energy management technologies. LoRa offers the perfect backbone for our smart metering platforms, and has allowed us to develop and operate one of the largest IoT networks for smart energy in China,” said Paul Qian, founder and chairman of Lowan.

Semtech’s LoRa will also be incorporated in smart gas and water meters from Suntront Technology, a smart meter solution company from Zhengzhou, China.

“Suntront’s IoT solution works to automate the management process to limit human error. As more cities move to smart utility solutions, LoRa and the IoT will continue to expand and improve efficiencies for a smarter planet,” said Marc Pegulu from Semtech. Who can argue with that?

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