Semtech and Alibaba Cloud Prevent Asset Loss and Theft with LoRa®-based Tracker

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Semtech and Alibaba Cloud Prevent Asset Loss and Theft with LoRa®-based Tracker

The Beagle tracker provides accurate, GPS-free location tracking and simplifies deployment for those without much Internet of Things (IoT) experience.

Semtech Corporation announced that Alibaba Cloud, the third largest public Cloud services provider globally and leading Cloud provider in the China market, has released a new Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled location tracker based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol.

“LoRaWAN’s extensive networking capabilities enable flexible geolocation tracking solutions for a nearly endless variety of applications, both in China and abroad.” said Wei Ku, Vice President of Alibaba and General Manager of the IoT Business Unit of Alibaba Cloud.

“Our tracker product, part of the Alibaba LinkWAN developer platform and complementing the LoRaWAN protocol with Semtech’s 2.4G LoRa chip, provides consistent geolocation data without requiring GPS, Cellular or additional connectivity, simplifying deployment for those without much IoT experience.”

Alibaba Cloud’s new “Beagle” tracker provides up to 2,000 meters of point-to-point location tracking indoor or outdoor, GPS-free. Built on Semtech’s SX1280 LoRa chipset, the tracker allows extensive geolocation functionality without relying on base stations, Cellular networks, Cloud services, or internet connectivity. A complete Beagle tracking solution offers advantages for a range of applications, including personnel and asset management, small device loss, theft prevention, and enhanced pet and child monitoring.

“The Beagle tracker, integrated with Semtech’s proven LoRa devices and the open LoRaWAN protocol, offers customers a flexible, easy-to-use solution to geolocation tracking,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The tracker deploys in less than a minute and delivers real-time and reliable geolocation data, allowing customers simplified access to their assets’ locations in real time. Enhanced coverage helps combat asset loss and theft, saving customers money.”

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