Semtech and Sundray Create Smart Campuses With LoRaWAN

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Semtech and Sundray Create Smart Campuses With LoRaWAN

Smart Campuses With LoRaWAN: Semtech Corporation, a supplier of semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has announced it will collaborate with Shenzhen Sundray Technology Co., Ltd., a provider of digital infrastructure and IoT-technologies, to develop a new software-defined classroom (SDC) IoT solution that is based on the LoRaWAN protocol. Sundray’s platform leverages the long range networking capabilities of LoRaWAN to support and deliver a portfolio of applications for the classroom.

In the COVID-19-crisis, schools, universities and other institutions need to integrate technologies that create safer and smarter campuses for student populations. These sentiments are echoed by the Chinese government, which recently developed a standard requiring increased data collection on campus processes and promoting the development of new technologies for flexible learning in and out of the classroom. Sundray developed its SDC solution to enable compliance with government standards and allow a quick connection of new campus applications under a single unified network. The IoT platform leverages the LoRaWAN protocol’s interoperability functionality and Semtech’s LoRa devices to support many third party devices and thousands of sensors per gateway. Several applications currently utilize the SDC platform to make learning spaces safer, including classroom occupancy, equipment usage, temperature monitoring, door and window locks, and air quality sensors. Additional applications include those for the efficient use of teaching resource assets such as projectors and smart boards. Sundray’s SDC platform is currently used by more than 20,000 educational professionals across China.

The long range networking capabilities of LoRaWAN enable simple and effective IoT applications that provide safe, secure and connected classrooms during these uncertain times,

said Zhang Weibin, IoT Operation Director at Sundray.

Educational institutions can take advantage of the proven flexibility of LoRaWAN and realize the benefits of unified smart campus management.

As an leader in the LoRaWAN ecosystem, Sundray’s new SDC platform creates innovative smart campus solutions by not only enabling compliance with new government policies, but also significantly promoting safer, flexible teaching and classroom practices,

said Mike Wong, Vice President of China Sales at Semtech.

Solutions based on the LoRaWAN protocol, enabled by Semtech’s LoRa devices, allow universities and other learning institutions to quickly bring its processes online by providing reliable connectivity across large campuses with minimal infrastructure cost. Accurate condition monitoring helps classrooms provide the safest environment possible so staff and students can focus on learning rather than health concerns.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
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