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Talkpool incorporates Semtech LoRa into building sensors

Steve Rogerson
May 13, 2020



Talkpool, a Swiss provider of IoT and telecommunication network services, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol into its latest line of sensors for smart home and building applications.
 
Talkpool’s portfolio of LoRa-based products enable data monitoring to reduce energy use and help prevent damage in real estate.
 
“The accurate and real-time data generated by solutions based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol enable building managers to effectively optimise energy use and drive down associated costs,” said Boris de Bruin, marketing and sales lead at Talkpool. “LoRa-based energy monitoring reduces waste in smart buildings, helping to ensure compliance with green building initiatives. Solutions are scalable by the number of sensors to simply provide coverage for even the largest real estate properties.”
 
Talkpool consulted with local insurance providers and developed its LoRa-based home and building applications to track energy use and monitor potentially damaging factors, including water leaks, to help building managers increase efficiency and prevent damage. For insurance companies, accurate IoT-based data can bring improved pricing policies, accurate premiums and preventative property maintenance.
 
Talkpool recently collaborated with Atrium Ljungberg, a real estate developer in Sweden, which would facilitate the deployment of LoRa-based sensors to monitor more than 1.2 million square metres of real estate in 2020. Connecting its properties with LoRa-based applications offers cost savings as a result of reduced energy waste.
 
Additionally, Talkpool’s LoRa-based products assist in establishing building compliance with sustainability initiatives, including the Leed and Breeam certifications, to increase real estate return on investment (RoI), as well as attract and retain tenants.
 
“Smart home and building applications provide customers with accessible and actionable data on which to combat waste and reduce inefficiencies,” said Marc Pegulu, vice president of IoT at Semtech. “The flexibility of LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol enables the development of applications for smarter and simpler management. Talkpool’s innovative applications bring ease of use to customers and create effective cost savings for a quick RoI.”
 
Talkpool enables the IoT ecosystem by providing professional services for IoT and the emerging cloud infrastructures. Talkpool also delivers a range of network design, engineering, implementation and managed services designs for the telecommunications operators, system vendors and prime contractors.