Reliable data transmission from LoRa-connected meters and LoRa-enabled luminaire controllers create smarter cities.
Semtech Corporation announced that Orion System LLC (OrionM2M)* has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices technology into its smart metering solutions to monitor water, gas and electricity usage data, as well as smart lighting solutions enabling the smooth transition from conventional lighting.
“Metering solutions featuring Semtech’s LoRa Technology offer the customer reliability and clear benefits unique to the technology,” said Denis Fedorov, CEO and Co-Founder at OrionM2M.
“Our meters leverage LoRa Technology to eliminate human error in data collection with direct, real-time uploads to the Cloud for analysis. These metering solutions are highly scalable by the number of devices, meaning utility providers can easily grow or expand their networks.”
OrionM2M’s smart meters, OrionMeter, and luminaire controllers, OrionLighting, utilize embedded LoRa Technology to connect to the Cloud via public LoRaWAN-based networks and OrionGateways. LoRa Technology is uniquely suited to handle the complex challenges of smart metering, smart city connectivity and smart lighting solutions, offering long range connectivity up to 15km in open terrain, and deep indoor penetration in cities.
Reliable data transmission from the LoRa-connected meters and luminaire controllers allow utility companies access to consumer usage data and trends without needing to check each device manually. Reliability reduces overhead cost and creates a more efficient system of utility and city light management. OrionM2M’s LoRa-powered solutions bring operations management and service reliability, with up to 30% reduction of technical losses, higher SLA and more accurate billing.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables highly scalable network capabilities and interoperable sensors making it the solution of choice for smart metering applications,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “OrionM2M’s IoT solutions increase efficiencies in management and limit human error in order to improve operations management. As more cities move toward smarter, sustainable and reliable LoRa-based solutions for meters and lamps, companies such as Orion are well positioned to be early leaders in this space.”