Semtech has announced that GND Solutions, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for the industrial, smart city and smart energy segments, is the latest company to utilize its Lora-based solutions.
The company has integrated the LoR devices and the LoRaWAN protocol into its new smart refrigeration solutions for restaurant applications.
Semtech said that a seven-story, five-star restaurant in Dubai had deployed GND’s LoRa-based solutions into its kitchens and refrigerators and that, following the deployment, the restaurant saw a reduction of up to 40 percent of its operational cost due to greater food management efficiency.
Siva Reddy, the founder and managing director at GND Solutions, said: “Accurately, efficiently and reliably monitoring food from refrigerator to table is one of the most prominent challenges in a restaurant setting
“Utilizing the advantages of Semtech’s LoRa devices for a simple deployment, GND installed a single gateway and 500 sensors in the Dubai restaurant. Restaurant managers were then able to leverage the IoT solution to monitor the temperature data of food in real time as it moves throughout the kitchen.”
Marc Pegulu, vice president of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group, said: “Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol provide the ideal feature set for smart refrigeration applications, enabling consistent and accurate temperature monitoring.
“By leveraging LoRaWAN’s proven advantages, GND is able to accelerate a product to market that keeps refrigerator contents safe, preventing waste and reducing cost to the customer.”
Semtech announced last month that its LoRa devices had been used by wireless connectivity firm Laird Connectivity in new smart temperature monitoring sensors.