Semtech Announces Integration of LoRaWAN® in ICT International’s Oyster Farming Solution
Mounted on buoys, ICT International’s Estuary Sensor Platform utilizes Semtech’s LoRa® devices to monitor oyster health
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that ICT International, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for environmental applications, has integrated Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard into its water quality monitoring systems for aquaculture. The implementation of LoRaWAN provides long range, low power, wide area network coverage, allowing these systems to transmit measured data which includes temperature, water level/tide, water salinity, and more to oyster farmers in near real-time.
"ICT International's water quality systems leveraging LoRaWAN deliver near real-time water salinity and temperature data directly into the hands of the oyster farmers," said Dr. Peter Cull, managing director at ICT International. "Data-based management is driving reductions in oyster mortality, increased harvest times and reduced labor costs."
ICT International's sensors form a part of the Estuary Sensor Platform, a tool built for oyster farmers as part of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries $6.7 million AUD Climate Smart Pilots project. The platform features centralized gateways using LoRaWAN to capture sensor data and uploads it in a Cloud-based system. The data is then visually represented through the ICT Dataview web platform, which allows farmers to view the oyster's environmental conditions.
"The IoT is simplifying and easing workloads more than ever seen before by providing valuable data that helps to efficiently scale most work applications," said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group. "ICT International's oyster farming sensor solutions are a great example of the value of Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to smartly monitor the earth's resources and keep businesses working year-long."
To learn more about ICT International's Estuary Sensor Platform, please visit here.
To learn more about Semtech's LoRa devices, please visit here.
About Semtech's LoRa® Platform
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 provide 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 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech's LoRa site.
About ICT International
ICT International is focused on the measurement of plant and environmental parameters. With a range of LoRaWAN devices, ICT International combines the best sensing technologies with IoT connectivity, ensuring the collection of high quality data for monitoring and management decision making. For over 40 years, ICT International has been working with the research and commercial sectors in over 50 countries to meet their measurement and monitoring needs. ICT International's devices are manufactured in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. To learn more, visit www.ictinternational.com/about-iot.
Semtech Corporation is a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer 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.