Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

LoRa tracks assets at airports

Steve Rogerson
September 26, 2017



Adveez, a French manufacture of data capture and hands-free access control hardware and software, has adopted Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology in its asset-tracking platform for airports.
 
Adveez uses LoRa technology to help airports globally reduce the costs of maintaining in-motion ground equipment including tractors and pallets. LoRa-enabled sensors capture usage and location data from equipment and transmit them wirelessly to gateways.
 
The data alert the airlines to perform maintenance based on actual usage, eliminate the need to collect usage data manually and reduce repair costs. The asset-tracking platform is used by major airlines at airports across Europe and North America.
 
“Our LoRa-based tracking module is one of the first customer implementations of Semtech’s LoRa technology,” said Karim Ben Dhia, CEO at Adveez “With the rapid adoption of LoRa technology and the LoRaWan open specification, our asset tracking is helping our customers closely monitor their valuable assets as they grow their business.”
 
Adveez designs and manufactures data capture and hands-free access control hardware and software used in asset tracking and security, worker and resident safety, and commercial security. The company is headquartered in Toulouse, France, with an office in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
“Semtech’s LoRa technology offers airports an economical way to provide reliable, flexible tracking in order to monitor in-motion assets,” said Mike Wong, vice president of California-based Semtech. “LoRa technology’s unique capabilities – long-range, low-power and easy to deploy – is the ideal IoT platform of choice for a variety of vertical markets, including supply chain and logistics.”
 
A single base station using LoRa technology enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage while also providing the ability to connect to sensors 25 to 50km away in rural areas. The LoRaWan protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables battery lifetime of up to 20 years depending on the application.
 
The technology enables tracking applications without GPS or additional power consumption.