Lowan, a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) solution provider located in Hangzhou, China, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology into its smart-grid power meters.
Lowan’s urban smart-grid solutions give real-time data on metering usage over large urban areas. The LoRa-based sensors adjust automatically at certain power thresholds, negating human error and optimizing efficiency.
The solutions offer users a quick and efficient deployment, and compatibility with other smart home solutions including LoRa-connected locks and alarms. With LoRa Technology’s long range and low power capabilities, Lowan smart home solutions reduce battery replacement costs and maintenance frequency.
“Our advanced power metering solutions are designed to enable maximum efficiency in smart city power management. Through Semtech’s LoRa Technology, data can be recorded through Cloud-based user applications and city data analysis services,” said Paul Qian, founder and chairman of Lowan. “Lowan is dedicated to low cost, low power, high capacity, and sustainable energy management technologies. LoRa offers the perfect backbone for our smart metering platforms, and has allowed us to develop and operate one of the largest IoT networks for smart energy in China.”
LoRa Technology offers Lowan a variety of key benefits for metering applications, including deep penetration in dense urban/indoor regions and connection ranges of up to 30 miles in rural areas. For smart metering IoT solutions, the devices need to be designed for energy sustainability and offer low battery power to reduce battery replacements. Each LoRa-enabled sensor can handle millions of messages per base station and offer an ease of deployment with flexible infrastructure, allowing for low operational costs.
“Lowan provides cities with flexible and reliable smart-grid solutions to maximize energy efficiency,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “By leveraging Semtech’s LoRa Technology, Lowan is able to improve power management in China and utilize the unique advantage that long range, low power IoT platforms offer to create a smarter planet.”