The demonstration showcases the key benefits of LoRa Technology in Internet of Things (IoT) utility deployments.
Semtech Corporation, announced its demonstration of Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) over a LoRaWAN™-based network at European Utility Week (EUW) 2018.
The demonstration is in collaboration with the Euridis Association and contributions from multiple partners including Actility, Cahors, Semtech, Sicame, and Vientech.
“Euridis is proud to contribute in enhancing the use of DLMS standard in various applications and with new LPWAN technologies such as those based on the LoRaWAN protocol,” said Patrick Mortel, President of Euridis Association.
With constant urbanization and demand for greater efficiency, utility companies need to augment capacity while developing new solutions to optimize management of their existing assets. Recently, utility companies are leveraging the use of standards to receive greater benefit from digitization. DLMS is a well-established standard for utilities and used for devices with session-oriented communications. Devices using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and technology were modified to send DLMS messages via the LoRaWAN open standard demonstrating the value for utilities in mutualizing network connectivity.
Donna Moore, CEO and Chairperson of the LoRa Alliance, said:
“Over the years, DLMS has rapidly been adopted by metering manufacturers and is a key standard for utilities. By using DLMS over LoRaWAN, utility companies will be ready to deploy proven simple smart metering solutions that can be used in combination with other IoT applications whilst reducing their operational costs.”
“This new innovation being driven by the LoRaWAN-based ecosystem will enable more utility metering companies to take advantage of the LoRaWAN open standard’s unique combination of low power, flexible deployment options and savings compared to other wireless connectivity solutions,” said Alistair Fulton, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.