LoRa-based sensors track asset location, condition and usage to drive down airport operational expenses
CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Skysens Teknoloji AS. (Skysens), a leading Turkish provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on the LoRaWAN® protocol, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart asset tracking solutions for Istanbul Airport.
“Solutions built on Semtech’s LoRa Technology deploy simply with minimal infrastructure cost to comprehensively monitor a wide range of airport applications,” said Burak Polat, Co-founder and CEO of Skysens. “Airports’ supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems monitor infrastructure, but offer no way to oversee an asset’s current condition, location, operational status, or whether maintenance is necessary. LoRa Technology allowed Skysens to connect applications across the entirety of Istanbul Airport for effective data monitoring to drive down operational cost and create a smarter, safer airport.”
Istanbul Airport has an area of 76.5 million square meters, currently serves more than 100 million passengers a year and expects to serve around 200 million passengers annually. Skysens deployed an end-to-end IoT solution comprised of 3,000 LoRa-based sensors with plans to deploy 10,000 total sensors upon the airport’s completion. Additionally, Skysens provided the LoRaWAN-based network and applications to connect the airport’s sensors that will also be leveraged by other airport tenants and airline companies. Istanbul Airport leverage Skysens’ LoRa-based geolocation sensors to monitor the location of vehicles, personnel and luggage GPS-free. Skysens’ LoRaWAN-based network infrastructure meets the needs of both indoor and outdoor applications for interoperability and efficient project management. Data from the LoRa-based sensors drives down airport operational expenses by allowing for predictive maintenance, efficient and accurate asset monitoring and a reduction in energy consumption. All data monitoring and analysis is accomplished through Skysens’ own Cloud IoT platform.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology gives managers the capacity to track status, data and diagnostics from thousands of assets at once, making it the optimal IoT solution for Istanbul Airport,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “With LoRa Technology, Skysens was able to simplify development and accelerate products to market that successfully capture data from diverse airport applications. This data allows airport managers to more efficiently monitor their fleet and energy use to make smarter decisions and reduce cost.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
About Skysens Teknoloji AS.
Skysens is a LPWAN technology provider of hardware and software applications. Skysens provides different sensors and LPWAN technology to global players following the LoRaWAN® protocol. Skysens also provides LoRaWAN connectivity in some of the largest cities in Turkey. For additional information visit: http://www.skysens.io.
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