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Semtech LoRa™ Technology on Display in a Wide Variety of IoT Demonstrations at DistribuTECH 2016

By Business Wire News   


Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it will team up with Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of communications equipment for the Internet of Things (IoT), to demonstrate a broad range of IoT applications at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida on February 9-11.

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As announced in October of last year, MultiTech developed and launched its MultiConnect® family of LoRaWAN™ gateways and RF modules, which is a complete platform that enables the development of IoT solutions for agricultural, industrial, utility, smart city and healthcare applications. Semtech and MultiTech will both be providing demonstrations of these applications in their booths.

The Semtech booth (#2035) will showcase a smart agriculture solution that is capable of providing detailed light, moisture, temperature and humidity measurements to help farmers optimize their yields and minimize waste in both horticulture and animal husbandry. In addition, Semtech will also display a building automation application that demonstrates how facilities managers can manage building temperatures and optimize heating and cooling costs.

“We’re excited to work with MultiTech to show how its LoRa™-based MultiConnect platform is being used to enable effectiveIoT applications that help businesses become more efficient and offer better services,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Director of Wireless Products for Semtech’s Wireless Sensing and Timing Product group.

In addition to the solutions presented in the Semtech booth, the MultiTech booth (#2438) will show a tank monitoring system that can be used to monitor the condition of water, oil, gas and hazardous materials as well as a health and safety solution for helmets that can monitor the force and trajectory of impacts to the head so that physicians can understand and treat patients who suffer from head related injuries in contact sports such as football.

“We are happy we chose to work with Semtech to develop a comprehensive LoRaWAN platform for industrial IoT applications,” said Daniel Quant Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Marketing at MultiTech. “Our customers are truly doing some remarkable things with the MultiConnect Conduit gateway & mDot module, and DistribuTECH provides us with a perfect stage to showcase these innovative IoT solutions.”

Semtech and MultiTech are both founding members of the LoRa Alliance, an international group of IoT industry leaders, telecom operators and solutions providers that work to globally standardize LoRaWAN and provide an open platform to scale IoT, M2M and smart city applications.

Key Features of LoRa RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single LoRa base station enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage, while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Cost: LoRa reduces both upfront infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Standardized: LoRaWAN ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented multi-year battery lifetime.
  • Secure: Embedded end to end encryption of data ensuring optimal privacy and protection against unauthorized access.


About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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Semtech Corporation
David Guerra, 805-480-2184


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