Clear objectives, applied conference conclusions, increased number of applications and LoRa™ worldwide expansion: just a few details of the most mature LoRa™ Alliance All Members Meeting yet.
The LoRa Alliance is growing fast and this fact is most visible from one members meeting to another. There were more than 350 members present in Munchen this summer, showing an incredible 10x growth since 2015. LoRaWAN™ coverage is fast expanding and there are more compatible devices than ever, ready to be tested and laying the foundation for countless ioT applications.
The conference showed a more practical and applied approach for all participating members. We were very glad to notice that the entire commitees activity has evolved from general discussions to more mature, applied technical debates and more decisive moves.
Also, the standardization and certification processes show significant progress and we are expecting more established results on these issues as the next important milestones. Furthermore, the new LoRa Alliance catalogue design and editing is going to be released soon. This printed presentation, that will showcase all available LoRaWAN™ products and services (gateways, network servers, devices and certification services) will be available by the end of the year and will help boost the worldwide understanding and adoption of the technology.
In addition, with more devices and applications being tested every month, we are hoping for a significant increase in LoRaWAN™ initiatives and implementations in the near future, including large scale inteliLIGHT® LoRa™ street lighting control projects.
LoRaWAN is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. A LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10km away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.
About LoRa™ Alliance
The LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 330 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016. (https://www.lora-alliance.org/)
inteliLIGHT® is a reliable remote street lighting management solution developed by Flashnet. It ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed, encouraging better resources management and sustainability. By upgrading your existing street lighting infrastructure, you not only save money and improve efficiency, but also transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure for the future. (www.https://intelilight.eu)
FLASHNET is a fast paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Flashnet is a member of the LoRa™ Alliance. (www.flashnet.ro)