Semtech Supports Statewide LoRaWAN® Network Deployment in Tasmania

Semtech Supports Statewide LoRaWAN® Network Deployment in Tasmania

The enterprise-grade network lets organizations benefit from Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity anywhere in-state.

Semtech Corporation announced that Definium Technologies (Definium) has deployed a new enterprise-grade statewide network in Tasmania based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol.

The network facilitates Tasmania’s transition to a laboratory for testing new technologies and allowing start-ups, businesses, communities, and students to experiment as well as receive the benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity from anywhere in-state.

“We decided to take on the challenge of rolling out a statewide enterprise-grade LoRaWAN network,” said Mike Cruse, CEO of Definium Technologies. “We want to encourage people to come to Tasmania and test their IoT solutions, then deploy them around the state with enterprise-grade reliability. Tasmania is the ideal life-sized laboratory at scale where individuals and businesses of all scales can experiment with next-generation IoT applications, such as applying intelligent sensors to asset management, agricultural, horticultural, and aquaculture use cases.”

Definium’s approach to IoT networking addresses blackspots head-on, allowing interested parties to extend coverage by installing one of Definium’s Nexus 8 industrial LoRaWAN-based gateways, which has been deployed by Hobart International Airport to provide coverage for its LoRa-enabled sensors.

Extending the network improves coverage for all Tasmanians and allows the network to reach traditionally unavailable parts of the island. Definium has committed over 100 of its Nexus 8 gateways to the continuing roll-out of the network, enhancing connectivity. The statewide network officially launched on July 25, 2019.

“The increasing deployment of large scale LoRaWAN networks using Semtech’s LoRa devices reflects a trend toward the growing adoption of IoT globally,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

“Definium’s deployment in Tasmania will expose businesses, students and potential developers to IoT, and is expected to bring thousands of devices online to enable smarter solutions in a variety of vertical markets.”

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