Laird partners with LoRa Alliance to advance enterprise IoT
An open, non-profit association of members, the LoRa Alliance strives to standardize low power wide area networks (LPWAN) deployed around the world to enable the IoT. Founded by Semtech, other members of the alliance include IBM, Microchip, Kerlink, and Actility.
Alliance members collaborate to drive global success of the LoRa Protocol (LoRaWAN™), a new standard set to simplify local installations and enhance interoperability among connected “Things.” Laird brings to the partnership years of experience in embedded wireless technologies, ranging from low energy Bluetooth modules to Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi, which are the primary means of connectivity in the upcoming IoT.
“Laird has shown incredible commitment and expertise in their development of the first generation of LoRa™ modules. We view them as a key partner in the LoRaWAN™ ecosystem as they enable applications and offer the flexibility that is needed as the industry embraces and deploys LPWAN,” says Ståle Pettersen, Chairmen of the LoRa Alliance.
“Laird is at the forefront of IoT development in the Enterprise,” says Laird’s Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Nigel Major. He adds, “We are working closely with customers, partners, vendors, and now the LoRa Alliance to identify opportunities associated with the Enterprise IoT (EIoT) and to work towards a global standard.” Laird will be delivering new products, solutions, and systems to harness the power of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in the EIoT, delivering an entirely new level of value in mission critical applications.