Chipsafer’s cattle tags allow ranchers to monitor vital signs and reduce cattle theft.
Semtech Corporation announced that Chipsafer, a start-up focused on Internet of Things (IoT) services for cattle management, used Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) to develop its ranching solutions platform.
Chipsafer sensors use LoRaWAN-based gateways and the LoRaWAN™ protocol to relay data from livestock sensors, including body temperature, local humidity and geolocation.
Together with LORIOT, SES and the European Space Agency, Chipsafer conducted three pilot programs for its cattle management solutions in Namibia, Kenya and Luxembourg. During the programs, Chipsafer combined the long-range, low-power benefits of LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN with the ability of satellite technology to reach anywhere on the planet. This combination allowed Chipsafer to deploy its solutions in remote locations, providing ranchers with deeper insights about their business operations.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology provides us a powerful frame with which to build our platform,” said Victoria Alonsoperez, Founder at Chipsafer. “The low costs of manufacturing and deploying allowed us to focus on what our customers need most.”
One of the key benefits of Chipsafer’s IoT application is the ability to track cattle and monitor their movements. The sensors using Semtech’s LoRa Technology relay an animal’s position to the rancher and sends alerts when the animal deviates from its normal path allowing ranchers to better track their livestock.
Vivek Mohan, Director for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, said:
“Cattle theft is on the rise globally and Semtech’s LoRa Technology can track cattle herds in real-time. LoRa Technology’s long-range, low-power capabilities let our customers develop use case applications that maintain optimal security for data and location.”