Semtech Corporation has announced that its LoRa devices have been used by wireless connectivity firm Laird Connectivity in new smart temperature monitoring sensors.
The sensors have been developed for the award-winning ComplianceMate solution, created by CM Systems and in use across commercial kitchens nationwide.
CM Systems is the world’s leading provider of monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness, and is the first company to incorporate LoRa-based wireless sensors and LoRaWAN networks in a temperature monitoring system for commercial kitchens.
The firm’s president, Steve Getraer, said: “Semtech’s LoRa devices presents exciting new opportunities for restaurants to get smart about their operations, implement more effective food safety systems and drive greater efficiencies.
“We already had what we felt was a very stable wireless Bluetooth sensor. Through our partnership with Laird Connectivity, we were introduced to LoRa devices and discovered it was secure, low-power and produced a significantly more reliable signal even in difficult conditions.”
Customers of the system range from large restaurant chains such as Shake Shack, Five Guys and Hard Rock Café to growing regional brands like City Barbeque and Hattie B’s.
The IoT solution penetrates stainless steel doors, concrete walls and multiple stories, while boosting battery efficiency with sensors that can last for years on off-the-shelf batteries.
Jonathan Kaye, senior director of product management of Laird Connectivity, said: “Our LoRa-based gateways and sensors are purpose-built from the ground up to create secure, scalable, robust LoRa network solutions that stay connected in the harshest environments.”
“Combined with our complete IoT design services capabilities and certification laboratory, we have all the expertise and tools needed to support LoRa projects and ensure successful deployment.”