The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Tamil Nadu, India proposes to introduce Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) to its students as an opportunity to learn more about the platform, the LoRaWAN™ protocol, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Mohan Maheswaran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Semtech, will speak at the event about the importance of Semtech’s LoRa Technology and its key benefits to multiple verticals, including smart building, smart cities, supply chain and logistics, metering, and agriculture.
VIT plans to set up a lab with LoRa-based gateways, a server, developer kits, and conduct on-site technical guidance to train faculty. The lab will be designed for students to experiment with LoRaWAN-enabled applications that can impact and solve real-world problems that society faces daily, including air pollution, water quality management and traffic congestion.
“In the last few years, IoT technologies have been constantly developing, creating a demand for more engineers with technical skills geared toward IoT,” said G.V. Selvam, Vice President of Campus at VIT. “With our collaboration with Semtech, VIT will be able to better teach our students how to develop cutting-edge IoT applications using Semtech LoRa Technology.”
“This is a great opportunity to teach VIT students about LoRa Technology so they will be more competitive and prepared engineers in the growing field of IoT,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution that connects our planet intelligently and is transforming the IoT industry.”
Periodically, Semtech will also conduct regular workshops and training classes for students to empower them as well as help them design LoRa-enabled devices. With their devices, students can have the opportunity to participate in IoT-based events and showcase their unique applications.