Semtech and Digimondo Simplify Utility Metering with New Starter Package

Semtech and Digimondo Simplify Utility Metering with New Starter Package

The end-to-end starter package allows customers to deploy utility applications developed to the LoRaWAN standard without needing prior IoT experience.

Semtech Corporation and Digimondo, a leading provider of secure and powerful Internet of Things (IoT)-based software solutions, announced the availability of a new end-to-end smart utilities starter package based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol.

The end-to-end-solution simplifies the deployment and operation of a LoRaWAN network and allows municipal utilities insight into how solutions developed to the LoRaWAN standard could benefit their utility processes and applications.

“Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol deliver a comprehensive platform for streamlining the development of IoT solutions,” said Christopher Rath, CEO of Digimondo.

“Digimondo’s smart utilities starter package provides customers the software, hardware and experience necessary to create smart utility networks that offer real advantages for efficiency and cost savings. This gives customers everything they need to quickly deploy proven LoRa-based smart utility applications without needing extensive prior experience with IoT technologies.”

“We operate our own LoRaWAN infrastructure with the LoRaWAN protocol and Digimondo’s smart utilities starter package,” said Richard Mastenbroek, board member of Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern. “The package lays the foundations for the digitization of our city and the optimization of internal processes. The city’s new LoRaWAN-based infrastructure will be offered to citizens, businesses and other city groups in the upcoming years.”

A major challenge for all municipal utilities is the digitization of their processes, which is a radical change in the history of municipal utilities. Municipal utilities need a technology solution to digitally transform utility operations and deliver quick results without great effort or expense. The Digimondo starter package delivers this for the local municipalities. The starter package includes licenses for Digimondo’s software solutions, the Firefly LoRaWAN-based network server and the niota data hub, training for employees, support, several devices, and LoRa-based gateways. The applications are deployed within a few weeks and municipal utilities have a LoRa-based solution that helps meet its challenges of digitization.

“Digimondo’s starter package enables customers to focus on creating effective smart utilities applications that offer their business a clear return on investment (ROI),” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “With a simplified end-to-end smart utilities solution, customers are able to gain tangible experience with LoRa devices and IoT, accelerating the growth of smart metering solutions and the adoption of the LoRaWAN protocol.”

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