Semtech has announced its collaboration with SkyLab, provider of wireless sensors and tracking tech, and HeNet B.V., developers of the LongAP, to provide a dual-band network – using Semtech’s LoRa devices in the LongAP Pro gateway – for the ship: the MV Stena Hollandica.
Leveraging Semtech’s LoRa 2.4GHz gateway reference design, the innovative, dual-band gateway complements sub-GHz LoRaWAN standard coverage with the support of the 2.4GHz global ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band, to optimally address global maritime logistics and sea condition monitoring use cases.
“Asset tracking and condition monitoring at sea is now easier than ever through our work with Semtech and its LoRa 2.4GHz technology alongside HeNet B.V.’s LongAP Pro gateway,” said Remy Sr de Jong, Technical Director, SkyLab B.V.
“As a result of the joint collaboration, we’re offering a unique dual-band network that is perfect for maritime companies, such as Stena Line, to assist with the approximately 28,000 departures yearly while ensuring client/customer satisfaction and safe tracking/monitoring of the millions of tons of cargo on the vessel.”
When there is a need to continually track and trace across vessels and land carriers in different regions of the world, a gateway that offers ubiquitous coverage, therefore utilising the 2.4GHz and the sub-GHz bands can simplify the roaming of trackers and sensors.
As explained by Marc Pégulu, Vice President of IoT Product Marketing and Strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group: “In a current time where global supply chains are under pressure to increase visibility and predictability, Semtech is continuing to solve these challenges with the expansion of our LoRa portfolio with multi-band capabilities.
“Simplified and cost efficient multi-band support is unlocking potential new uses in worldwide asset tracking such as maritime logistics, through the all-in-one capabilities of LoRa.”
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