Semtech Collaborates with AWS and TensorIoT to Simplify IoT Solution Development

August 20, 2020 Tiera Oliver

Semtech announced it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TensorIoT to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) solution development by offering Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits that integrate Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with AWS IoT services.

Systems Integrators and Enterprises are now able to use AWS IoT services to accelerate the pilot-to-production lifecycle for their digital transformation applications, while leveraging key AWS native services, such as AWS IoT Core, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon DynamoDB.

According to the company, the new Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits are the first vertical product offerings based on the LoRaWAN protocol built using AWS IoT Core and a serverless architecture

In addition to the hardware, the kits provide out-of-the-box Cloud dashboard capabilities to demonstrate the value of IoT solutions in the asset tracking and smart building industries. The Asset Tracking Kit allows users to locate outdoor assets around a specific location, including performing a regular automated inventory of assets that are available on site. With the data generated by the GPS industrial trackers included with the kit viewable on a Cloud dashboard, customers can evaluate the possible benefits of tracking their assets with the kit.

Market research has shown an interest from commercial real estate owners to have more insights into building occupant wellbeing and productivity as well as maximizing space utilization. The Smart Building Kit addresses some of these needs by allowing users to monitor doors and windows, desk and room presence, environmental conditions, and detect water intrusion in near-real time accessible via the Cloud from anywhere. The solution can be used, for example, in the event of a fire, chemical spill or other hazard to determine the number of employees in that area and ensure they are evacuated. The portable nature of the Smart Building Kit allows users to move sensor locations to assess completeness of network coverage.

These kits are built upon the AWS IoT stack, and the Cloud dashboards are designed to be serverless from the ground up, relying on native AWS offerings, such as AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Core Rules Engine, AWS IoT Gateway, AWS Lambda, and AWS IoT Device Shadow. TensorIoT, helping customers accelerate the integration of IoT and machine learning (ML) in products and processes across the business, created the Cloud applications to connect the sensors to the AWS Services, providing a complete out-of-the-box experience for the kits.

The Kits include:

  • The functional capabilities of devices based on the LoRaWAN protocol (long battery life, enhanced distance/coverage and a proven protocol), coupled with the power of AWS underneath;
  • Dashboards built on AWS are open-sourced and can be customized;
  • Functionality allowing ideal scalability, from taking the Cloud dashboard "as-is" from proof-of-concept, to pilot-to-production as the underlying infrastructure is "outsourced" to AWS.

The new Kits are available on TensorIoT's website.

To register for the two webinars that will focus on the key benefits of the new Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits, visit here.

For more information, visit: https://www.semtech.com/lora

About the Author

Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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