AWS IoT Core launches new location service powered by LoRa Cloud
Collaboration simplifies the creation of asset tracking solutions and easily connects LoRa Edge devices to AWS
Semtech Corporation, today announced that it has entered a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to license its LoRa Cloud global navigation satellite system (GNSS) geolocation services to help the AWS global developer community build asset tracking and monitoring solutions and connect Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, using LoRa Edge, to the Cloud.
AWS IoT Core Device Location is globally available across seven regions and is available for immediate use with AWS IoT Core. The LoRa Edge device-to-Cloud solution from Semtech is highly versatile with a low power software-defined platform providing indoor and outdoor geolocation capability together with a multi-band LoRa® and LR-FHSS transceiver supporting global terrestrial and satellite LoRaWAN® networks. The scalable, low power, and cost-effective technology is ideally suited for many IoT applications such as industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
Key customer benefits of AWS IoT Core Device Location, powered by LoRa Cloud, include:
Simplified development experience to create asset tracking solutions using LoRa Edge devices and AWS, resulting in reduced time to market for these solutions
LoRa Edge platform enables ultra-low-power devices, which can last several years on a single battery
Single console experience with AWS IoT Core, including LoRa Cloud
Regional availability across seven regions
Customers are excited about the opportunities and beginning adoption.
“We are pleased to build on top of LoRa Cloud, as provided through AWS IoT Core Device Location,” Shunichi Higashi, Senior Executive Officer at Ryoden Corporation. “The ability to have an ultra-low power LoRa Edge geolocation solution for logistics tracking, combined with the ability to build the entire application on AWS in the Asia-Pacific (Tokyo) Region with all services on a single bill is a gamechanger.”
Klika Tech, US-headquartered global systems integrator and product developer leveraged Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset tracking platform using Amazon IoT Core Device Location to build a smart pill blister pack for its customer Counted. “Semtech’s scalable, low power and cost-effective LoRa Edge geolocation solution makes this a perfect offering for the Counted consumer medical application,” said Gennadiy M. Borisov, president and co-CEO of Klika Tech.
The feature will be compatible with several hardware devices incorporating Semtech LoRa Edge silicon that are either already commercially available such as from Semtech and Miromico or will become available in the next few months including Tektelic and Mikrotik.
“We are excited about the opportunities created with the integration of LoRa Cloud geolocation services into the AWS IoT Core platform. This greatly expands the availability of LoRa Cloud geolocation services across the globe, making it easier for developers to build world class asset tracking and monitoring solutions to connect and enable new IoT solutions,” said Mohan Maheswaran, president and CEO, Semtech. “Delivering seamless and reliable LoRaWAN connectivity at scale is critical in developing a smarter, more sustainable and connected planet.”
“The complexity of working with multiple vendors to create and deploy asset management geolocation services has traditionally been a challenging and time-consuming process for IoT solution developers,” says Yasser Alsaied, vice president of IoT at AWS.
“Today, our customers can combine the capabilities of LoRa Edge with an array of AWS services through a single console and billing experience. This gives our AWS global ecosystem the ability to build and connect track-and-trace solutions very quickly and very easily.”