MultiTech Launches New Technology Information Hub for Rapidly Expanding LoRa™ Community

Centralized Resource for LoRa News and Developments.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced the launch of a new technology information Hub in response to expanding interest in the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN).

LoRa is a wireless technology that has been developed to enable low data rate communications to be made over long distances by sensors and actuators for M2M and Internet of Things, IoT applications. The new site will provide invaluable information on the new emerging network architecture, as well as insights from customers, upcoming LoRa events, advancements in LoRa technologies, news from the LoRa™ Alliance and links to numerous relevant information sites.

Daniel Quant Vice President, Product Management & Strategic Marketing at MultiTech, said:

“LoRa technology is particularly attractive for many applications because of its long range capability and its ability to target battery operated sensors and low power applications as a complement to M2M cellular connectivity.”

“This new LoRa Hub, as well as providing much anticipated news and updates, is an ideal ‘go to’ site for information sharing among early users, adopters and others on the LoRa front lines.”

The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association that was formally launched at Mobile World Congress in 2015. MultiTech, along with other leading IoT solutions providers, was an initial member and continues to support the alliance, participating on numerous steering committees. The LoRa alliance was initiated to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks, LPWAN, for the Internet of Things, IoT, machine-to-machine, M2M, and smart city, and industrial applications. Alliance members collaborate to drive the global success of the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN), by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability between Telecom operators.

MultiTech is committed to LoRa Technology as demonstrated through its recent announcement of the first industry-certified, deployment-ready, mbed-compatible LoRa devices, MultiConnect™ Conduit and MultiConnect® mDots. MultiConnect Conduit™ is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateway for industrial IoT applications and is ideal for numerous market segments including Agricultural, Industrial, Smart Cities, and Medical. Each Conduit gateway has the ability to manage thousands of MultiConnect® mDots, low cost LoRaWAN ready modules able to connect sensors or appliances and transmit their data over any cellular network to a customer’s preferred data management platform. MultiConnect Conduit and MultiConnect mDots are available for purchase today.

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