Arduino Launches Developer IoT Kit for LoRa Developers; Joins LoRa Alliance™

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Philadelphia, PA, 8th LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting, Open House & Market Place, June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arduino, leading open-source ecosystem for Education, Maker and IoT markets, today announced the availability of its IoT Developer Kit for LoRa developers based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology). Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) and Arduino collaborated to announce the individual LoRa-enabled nodes and gateway shields earlier this year.  

“The IoT and IIoT are extremely high growth markets. Accenture claims the IIoT alone will add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by the year 2030,” said Federico Musto, Arduino CEO. “The IIoT offers incredible opportunities for developers to digitize the world in ways we haven’t even thought about yet. From saving water to managing herds to understanding how to manage pharmaceuticals, Semtech’s LoRa technology offers low-cost ways to solve problems using open technology. We look forward to seeing how LoRa technology can save money and create new revenue streams today and into the future.”

Arduino officially joined the LoRa Alliance™, the global association of over 450 companies backing the LoRaWAN™ standard for low-power, long-range, wide-area IoT networks. As a member, Arduino will participate in the LoRa Alliance’s 8th All-Members Meeting, Open House and Marketplace Exhibition, June 12-14, 2017, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Using Arduino Primo, Tian, and other boards, developers can integrate Semtech’s LoRa products and wireless RF technology into existing projects. Benefiting from operating in an unlicensed spectrum, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, but instead operating at sub GHz frequencies, LoRa technology adds long range radio frequency functionality tailored for IoT to Arduino boards, giving developers the ability to transmit data over tens of kilometers with seamless mobility at very low costs and with very long battery life.

“As more industries adopt IoT applications to improve their organizations, developers need open source hardware and software that is easy to deploy and cost-effective,” said Mike Wong, Vice President for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Adruino’s developer tools will help increase the adoption of LoRa technology in multiple industries including IIoT, Metering, Digital Cities, Agriculture and Environment, Healthcare, and Smart Buildings.”

Using Arduino LoRa-enabled shields, gateway devices are able to communicate on multiple channels at the same time, and bridge traffic to a backhaul network. The Arduino shields are configurable by default to connect to various LoRaWAN networks, including Senet, The Things Network, and others, which allow for ‘things’ to talk to the Internet without cellular or Wi-Fi. The Arduino shields are compatible with the LoRaWAN specification standardized by the LoRa Alliance, meeting its communications standards and compliance tests that products must pass to be LoRaWAN certified.

“Senet was one of the first users of the Arduino IoT development kits and collaborated with Arduino to integrate the Arduino Tian gateway on the Senet public network” said Steve Ball, Senior Director of Consulting Services at Senet. “Senet is pleased to contribute towards the coalition of the Arduino developer ecosystem and the LoRa Alliance ecosystem, and we are excited to observe the results that come from it.”

About Semtech LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa wireless RF technology is a widely adopted low-power, long-range solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 50 countries. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa/IoT site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing next-generation products.

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 www.semtech.com.  

Semtech, the Semtech logo and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRaWAN and the LoRa Alliance are trademarks or service marks, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

About Arduino
Arduino is the world’s leading open-source software and hardware ecosystem. The Company offers IoT developers and Makers of all ages the ability to build smart, connected and interactive devices using affordable technologies. Check us out at www.arduino.org and www.arduino.cc.

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CONTACT: Arduino PR | Kelly Brieger | [email protected] | www.arduino.org | 650.704.1748
 
Semtech | Ronda Grech | [email protected] | www.semtech.com | 805.480.2193
 
 
 
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