LoRa-based dev kit enables fast prototyping of IoT applications

August 16, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Semtech (Camarillo, CA) has announced that two European members of the LoRa Alliance - wireless hardware and software manufacturer Libelium (Spain) and network services and software provider Loriot (Switzerland) - have jointly released a development kit for IoT projects.

Comprising a gateway and ten sensor devices, and featuring Semtech LoRa technology, application software, and a connection to Loriot’s cloud-based LoRaWAN network, the new development kit is optimized for smart city, smart security, smart environment, and smart agriculture applications. The kit is available for both North America (915 MHz) and European (868 MHz) frequencies.

“Developing IoT applications typically involves setting up a network and testing the various hardware components and software to ensure everything operates correctly,” said Javier Martínez, Libelium’s Vice President of Business Development & Sales in a statement. “With our kit, customers do not have to spend time configuring and testing a network, because we are able to provide them with a LoRaWAN network connection that has already been tested and set up to run seamlessly with the kit components and software.”

“The collaboration between Libelium and Loriot to produce a comprehensive IoT development environment that is easy to use is an excellent example of how companies in the LoRa Alliance are working together to deliver complete solutions to IoT customers,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “Such collaboration also shows the value of the open LoRaWAN specification as it continues to bring hardware, software and networking companies together to drive innovative solutions for the IoT market.”

Libelium-Loriot Development LoRaWAN Kit