Semtech’s IoT Platform Monitors Soil Irrigation for Healthier Crops

Oizom’s LoRa-based sensors reduce farm water and electricity consumption by up to 26 percent

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Oizom, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for environmental applications, leveraged Semtech's LoRa® devices and Tata Communications' LoRaWAN®-based networking infrastructure for its new Agribot smart agriculture solution.


"As water becomes an increasingly rare and expensive resource worldwide, smart agriculture solutions with Semtech's LoRa devices allow farmers to accurately monitor their irrigation systems," said Sohil Patel, Chief Technology Officer at Oizom. "The LoRa-based Agribot sensor is easy to install and leverages the LoRaWAN protocol to provide accurate soil irrigation data, even in areas without Cellular coverage. With access to sensor data, farmers can optimize their water usage and create smarter, more efficient and profitable farms."

Agribot is a LoRa-enabled wireless IoT system that offers farmers real-time insight into the health of their crops by monitoring soil conditions including humidity and pH. The sensor also leverages LoRa to monitor water level for wet crops such as rice. Data from LoRa-based sensors allow farmers to make smarter decisions in the irrigation of their crops, improving crop yield. A recent pilot project of Agribot in Tirupati, India resulted in a reduction of farm water and electricity consumption by up to 26 percent following deployment. The sensors report soil condition data through Cloud-based servers using LoRaWAN-based networks from Tata Communications, a LoRa Alliance® member and leading global network provider. LoRaWAN-based networks provide coverage up to 30 miles in rural areas, allowing agriculture sensors to connect to the Cloud in areas with unreliable or nonexistent network coverage.

"Semtech's LoRa devices provide the proven feature set necessary for real-time data monitoring and long range Cloud connectivity, making it the optimal IoT solution for smart agriculture applications," said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group. "With LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol's proven capabilities, Oizom is able to accelerate a product to market quickly while capturing a wide range of soil data in a variety of environmental temperatures."

About Semtech's LoRa® Devices

Semtech's LoRa devices is a widely adopted long-range, low-power 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 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance®, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech's LoRa site.

About Oizom

Oizom is an environmental solution company. Through strategic installations, Oizom developed a dense data-grid of networked instruments that help us understand air pollution and climate change. Data monitoring allows for spotting and resolving the sources of pollution. Oizom big data is the key to accurate forecasting and change analysis of environmental conditions. Oizom's artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms identify unique patterns in ecological dynamics and provide accurate forecasting and predictions through machine learning. Read more on its website: https://oizom.com/.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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.

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