TrackNet, in a collaborating with Semtech Corporation, is committed to using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) in its consumer IoT systems focusing on end-to-end solutions which build and scale network coverage quickly.
TrackNet integrated Semtech’s LoRa Technology in its Tabs wristband and object locators as well as other sensors. The solutions will leverage the company’s gateway baseband processor for its Tabs hub and future concentrator products.
TrackNet’s technology team selected Semtech’s LoRa Technology because of its long-range wireless coverage. Installing a Tabs hub provides wireless coverage over a neighborhood or high-rise building. As additional consumers install Tabs hubs, the devices collaborate to deliver broader coverage for sensors. TrackNet has developed the most scalable network server solution to support the inside-out deployment model and deployments by cable or broadband providers.
TrackNet’s approach with Tabs hubs is of interest to IoT service providers who are looking for a complete system and core network to bring to market quickly or service providers who have made a commitment to deploy Semtech’s LoRa Technology as a way to bolster deep indoor network coverage. The “inside-out” approach is a cost-effective way to ensure high-quality network connectivity.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology has taken off for industrial IoT applications, but we think it offers a number of significant advantages that will scale smart home volumes and appeals to a much broader segment of the consumer market,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, TrackNet co-founder and CEO. “We’re getting a lot of interest from IoT service providers who like the possibilities of the inside-out deployment model and Semtech has the products and roadmap to support continued growth in the consumer market segment.”
“TrackNet is one of the first ecosystem partners to create end-to-end solutions from mobile app to core network server in the consumer industry including smart homes,” says Mike Wong, Vice President, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “We believe the inside-out deployment gives LoRaWAN networks significant advantages in deployment cost and deployment time scale.”
TrackNet has previously committed to LoRa Technology and joined the LoRa Alliance™ as a contributing member to support the continued development of global roaming and market acceptance of the LoRaWAN™ specification as the de facto low power wide area network (LPWAN) standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).