New solution from Tencent Cloud utilizes Semtech’s LoRa Cloud for users to connect Internet of Things devices to the Cloud immediately.
Semtech Corporation, and Tencent Cloud, a leading technology company in China, announced a definitive agreement for LoRa Cloud geolocation services to be offered to customers via Tencent’s Cloud IoT Explorer.
LoRa Cloud, part of the LoRa Edge geolocation platform, is now integrated into the Tencent Cloud IoT Explorer enabling customers in China to immediately connect Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices using LoRa Edge to the Cloud.
Chinese enterprises and developers benefit from the flexible, low power and cost-effective geolocation service solutions with high reliability and wide coverage of the Wi-Fi positioning capability of the Tencent Map.
Launched in 2020, LoRa Edge (LR1110) is a highly versatile and low power software-defined platform that provides indoor and outdoor geolocation capability. Previously, heavy computational requirements for on-chip geolocation devices resulted in weeks to months of battery life usage. LoRa Edge partitions the workload for calculating the location between the device and LoRa Cloud delivering months to years of battery life, which is better suited for many IoT applications such as industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets. In addition, the LoRa Edge geolocation platform enables solution providers to leverage the unique localization capabilities of LoRa®, and is compatible with the LoRaWAN® standard, as well as fully compatible with the global wireless communication regulatory requirements in China, the United States and Europe.
“Tencent Cloud IoT geolocation service has supported diversified indoor and outdoor positioning capabilities. When combined with Tencent’s LLink Mini Program, users are provided with a simple and convenient experience,” said Yachen Wang, vice president of Tencent Cloud.
“The unique low power geolocation technology of LoRa Edge further complements our product capabilities, allowing users to more flexibly select geolocation service solutions in combination with specific scenarios.”
“As more and more companies depend on monitoring and tracking assets at every step of its journey, the unparalleled capabilities of Semtech’s LoRa Edge are ideal to meet the varying needs of Tencent customers,” said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Extending low power geolocation capabilities to the Tencent Cloud IoT Explorer via the LoRa Edge platform highlights Semtech’s commitment toward creating a smarter planet.”