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Smart Supply Chain & Logistics

LoRa Technology makes it easy and affordable for smart supply chain and logistics to track highly valued assets that are in transit. Due to LoRa Technology’s long range and low power consumption qualities and GPS-free geolocation abilities, cargo, vehicles and other assets can be easily monitored over large geographic regions and within harsh environments.

Semtech’s LoRa Edge™ Tracker Reference Design is the physical manifestation of Semtech’s vision for a commercial asset management solution that is based on the three key elements of the LoRa Edge asset management solution – the LoRa Edge LR1110 transceiver, the embedded LoRa Basics™ Modem-E software and LoRa Cloud™ Geolocation and Device & Application Services. It is encapsulated in a sleek and streamlined commercial-ready product that demonstrates the complete set of asset tracking capabilities for IoT applications. It serves as a blueprint for customers looking to build an end-to-end tracker solution based on the LoRaWAN® protocol.

The LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design provides device manufacturers and systems integrators creating asset location, asset traceability, asset loss and recovery, and geofencing applications with the following benefits:

  • Accelerate Time to Market – High-quality reference design of complete “track and trace” solution based on LoRa Edge LR1110 reduces research and development time when building a solution. The companion LoRa Edge Config Android and iOS app enables fast-track configuration and connectivity.
  • Reduce Design Complexity – The documented design journey includes performance reports and design files. Instant connectivity is available with LoRa Cloud services when using LoRa Basics Modem-E.
  • Decrease Development Cost – Ability to leverage the design of a complete tracker system without license fees. Reduce certification costs with a solution that is fully FCC certified. Save on the cost of an external secure element chip with LoRa Edge AES-128 bit compliant, FIPS-140 compliant, and is LoRaWAN CertifiedCM with LoRa Basics Modem-E.

White Papers

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Transportation providers, healthcare, food services, and many other verticals want to replace inefficient manual processes with geolocation asset management solutions that offer long range communication and ultra-low power consumption. This e-book details five asset management applications incorporating geolocation services and data.
Transforming Geolocation With LoRa®
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The future of IoT in retail will see retailers using IoT to support their business in a wide variety of areas including real-time merchandise, supply chain, utility conservation, store security, and more. This e-book details five smart retail applications used to enhance and improve the retail sales experience.
Transforming Smart Retail With LoRa
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Transformation of Switzerland's postal service with LoRa and LoRaWAN Download this white paper to learn how Swiss Post and national telecom provider Swisscom integrated LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol in order to transform Switzerland’s postal service, leveraging low power wide area networks (LPWANS) to increase customer access.
The Digital Transformation of Switzerland’s Postal Service with LoRa® Devices and the LoRaWAN® Protocol
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LoRa devices smart planet use case e-book Download this e-book to learn how LoRa devices are being utilized to create a sustainable and smart planet with featured solutions from ecosystem companies including Axino, Birdz, Smart Parks, and WaterBit.
LoRa® Devices: Smart Planet Use Case Overview
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Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN trials white paper by LoRa Alliance An overview of use cases across regions combining two powerful technologies
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN® Trials
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LoRaWAN enables smart asset tracking connectivity With the evolution toward IoT and the increasing availability of new technologies—such as LPWANs—asset-tracking applications are becoming more ubiquitous, pervasive and sophisticated. This LoRa Alliance® white paper explores the importance of asset tracking within the evolution of logistics.
Why LoRaWAN is the Logical Choice for Asset Tracking Connectivity
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food safety and asset quality management white paper Axino has successfully leveraged Semtech's LoRa devices, combining LoRa sensors with artificial intelligence algorithms, to remotely and automatically detect and manage refrigerated food temperatures within one degree Celsius.
Disrupting Cold Chain Refrigeration & Improving Food Quality by Taking a Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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LoRaWAN and NB-IoT LoRa Alliance white paper There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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LoRa makes supply chains and asset management smarter A scalable and low cost IoT solution can be the foundation for improving supply chain and logistics management. LoRa-based devices offer the flexibility that companies and organizations need.
How LoRa Technology Makes Supply Chains and Asset Management Smarter
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Infographics

Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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How LoRa enables smart retail infographic InVue LIVE® is a connected IoT platform developed for the retail sector to track, monitor and manage store operations in real time. Learn more about anti-theft monitoring, in-store inventory tracking, wireless displays, and planogram reporting applications with LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol.
InVue and LoRa® Enable Smart Retail
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LoRa and LoRaWAN transform Switzerland's postal service infographic Download this infographic to explore how LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN protocol brought universal postal service to Swiss citizens and next generation solutions featuring optical identification (OID) for smart cities and smart supply chains.
Swiss Post On Demand Delivery Service
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Semtech's LoRa Basics Modem-E infographic Semtech’s new LoRa Basics Modem-E is a tailor-made embedded firmware library designed for solutions based on the LoRa Edge™ LR1110 geolocation asset management solution.
LoRa Basics Modem-E
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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Semtech's LoRa Edge infographic LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart supply chain and logistics deployments.

On-Demand Postal Services

Swiss Post “Order Pens” leverage Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard, to provide universal postal service to Swiss citizens and businesses. 

LoRa smart luggage trolley
Smart Luggage Trolleys

DevAppSol integrated the LoRaWAN protocol into its smart asset tracking solution for luggage trolleys at Hyderabad International Airport, measuring direct savings of 30% to 40% and indirect savings up to 60% as a result of effective tracking.

LoRa cold chain control for maritime corridor
Cold Chain Control for Maritime Corridor

WITRAC integrated the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa 2.4GHz into its global track and trace platform to provide customers with full control and traceability of assets in the supply chain.

LoRa indoor/outdoor asset tracker
Indoor/Outdoor Asset Tracker

Digital Matter's Yabby Edge battery-powered tracking device for indoor/outdoor asset management uses Semtech's LoRa Edge™ platform for key applications such as pallet and warehouse equipment tracking, inventory and shipment management, trolley, cart and container tracking, medical equipment management, and more.

LoRa optimized logistics & inventory management
Optimized Logistics & Inventory Management

Green Scale Alchemy (GSA) leverages the LoRaWAN protocol in its IoT-based pool management platform, enabling accurate pallet management to increase logistical efficiency.

LoRa secure naval ports
Secure Naval Ports

Ripl Networks integrates LoRa devices with its IP mesh, 3D location tracking software to help secure naval ports without GPS or cellular towers.

LoRa asset and facility monitoring
Asset and Facility Monitoring

Cisco's Industrial Asset Vision solution leverages the open LoRaWAN protocol to enhance visibility into physical spaces for IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments, and provides new applications of IoT connectivity for new smart industrial control operations.

LoRa consumer device security
Consumer Device Security

Smart Mimic's MimicGO line of LoRa-based devices deploy indoor or outdoor to monitor condition changes in a range of applications, including door sensing, belonging movements and tampering, motion sensing in rooms, and open/closed status in drawers or safes, enabling safe and secure rooms and belongings.

LoRa asset tracking pallet location tracking
Pallet Location Tracking

Pallet Alliance’s LoRa-based IntelliPallet™ platform enables enterprise-scale pallet management by integrating location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets, helping managers optimize the logistical efficiency of their operations, and satisfying a wide range of business requirements.

LoRa smart energy monitoring
Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

2.4GHz Internet of Things at sea
2.4GHz IoT at Land and Sea

Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices to help deliver cost-effective, robust and proven IoT solutions to the maritime shipping industry and a step towards autonomous vessels and industry 4.0.The platform will be utilized to deliver, among other things, digital condition monitoring, asset tracking and logistical applications.

LoRa-based location tracker
LoRa-based Location Tracker

Alibaba Cloud’s “Beagle” tracker, built on Semtech’s SX1280 LoRa chipset, provides up to 2,000 meters of point-to-point location tracking indoor or outdoor, GPS-free.The tracker allows extensive geolocation functionality without relying on base stations, Cellular networks, Cloud services, or internet connectivity. 

LoRa-bases food waste prevention
Food Waste Prevention

GND Solutions' LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions help restaurants reduce food waste and enabled one five-star restaurant to reduce food management operational costs up to 40 percent. 

LoRa-based food safety & temperature monitoring solutions
Food Safety Temperature Monitoring

CM Systems, LLC, in collaboration with Laird Connectivity, integrated LoRa devices into ComplianceMate, a food safety temperature monitoring solution utilized by retailers such as Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hard Rock Cafe, City Barbeque, and Hattie B's, preventing inventory loss due to unsafe food storage temperatures. 

LoRa-based smart asset tracking at Istanbul airport
Asset Tracking at Istanbul Airport

Skysens Teknoloji AS. (Skysens) has integrated LoRa Technology into its smart asset tracking solutions for Istanbul Airport to comprehensively monitor a wide range of airport applications, driving down operational cost and creating a smarter, safer airport.

LoRa-based smart refrigeration solution
Smart Refrigeration Solutions

Axino Solutions's LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions track food temperature for the food retail industry, with global deployments in supermarket chains such as Migros, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Euros in savings per year. 

LoRa-based smart asset tracking for aerospace manufacturing
Asset Tracking for Aerospace Manufacturing

Ineo-Sense's LoRa-enabled sensor products allow production managers and engineers to monitor the use, status, functionality, and location of expensive aerospace manufacturing assets in real time.

LoRa-based smart asset tracking and logistics
Cargo Tracking

AcSiP’s IoT System-in-Package solutions leverage LoRa Technology’s long range capabilities to monitor assets including cargo and vehicles over long distances.

LoRa smart asset tracking for bicycle location sharing
Bike Share Location Tracking

Ofo, a leading Chinese bike sharing company, equips its bicycles with LoRa Technology to track locations, measure regional demand and reduce operating costs.

LoRa-based smart asset tracking & logistics for airports
Airport Asset Tracking

Adveez uses LoRa®-enabled sensors to capture usage and location data from equipment to reduce maintenance costs of mobile ground equipment.

LoRa-based smart asset tracking for stolen vehicle recovery
Stolen Vehicle Recovery

MaxTrack utilizes LoRa Technology to track vehicles and cargo, relying on the tracking data to recover lost or stolen vehicles.

LoRa-based Internet of Things gas utility monitoring
Gas Level Monitoring

Butano24 utilizes LoRa Technology in its gas level measurement application to intelligently monitor tank levels and automatically request refills.

LoRa-based Internet of Things shipping container tracking
Shipping Container Tracking

Net Feasa Ltd. designed an IoT network solution enabled by LoRa-based sensors for tracking shipping container activity such as temperature, open/close status and geolocation to improve shipyard operations and increase efficiencies.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based solutions for smart supply chain and logistics are featured below. 

How the IoT is enabling smarter asset tracking

The recent evolution of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled solutions is allowing asset tracking applications to be more ubiquitous, pervasive and sophisticated. With IoT, we are now able to communicate not only the position of the asset, but also key data related to it. Read more

How the IoT is shaping asset management solutions

IoT solutions for asset management can be expensive or impractical to implement because of the vast area the asset needs to travel, but a reliable asset tracking solution can be built by combining cost efficient, low power and secure wireless connectivity with a standardized infrastructure. Read more

Building a secure supply chain for asset management with ease

Security is a vital component of any system that requires the active management of assets used in the field. Operators need to be sure that the information they have on assets in the field is valid and has not been tampered with. If not, they face risks to their business model and ability to service users properly. Sree Durbha, director of LoRa Edge Product Management in Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group, explains. Read more
Industrial Ethernet Book

5G isn’t for everyone: How Alternate IoT Solutions come into play

Complementary IoT solutions are filling the gap here where 5G may be costly, or when deployments simply cannot support its infrastructure. While options for IoT solutions are seemingly endless, it’s important to understand the needs of the deployment, and which solution can deliver. Read more
RFID Journal

Swiss Post Customers Use LoRaWAN for Personal Mail Service

The IoT solution, provided by Miromico and Semtech, includes a wireless scanning device that enables postal customers to request service via an IoT network and receive assistance within a day. Read more

Semtech (SMTC) Expands Presence in IoT Market Via SAS Deal

Semtech Corporation SMTC is leaving no stone unturned to bolster presence in the booming Internet of Things (IoT) market on the back of strategic partnerships and robust LoRa technology. Read more

The future of IoT: Collaborative solutions

As the demand for connectivity continues to grow, so does the reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the manufacturing industry, IoT devices can enable smarter factories, but with so many different options available, an emerging challenge is the lack of interoperability between connectivity platforms. While the goal of leveraging IoT solutions is to make life easier for the end user, and in this case factory workers, having multiple solution offerings inherently makes things more difficult. Read more
Design News

How to Build an Asset Tracking System with Long Range and Low Power

Semtech offers guidance for building an asset tracking system that works for pallets as well as animals and avocados. Read more
SAT News

Delivering SATCOM With LoRa®

Low-cost and low-power satellite connectivity technology built directly with smart sensors will kick-start a second IoT revolution. With LoRa®, a device-to-Cloud platform built for applications requiring long range, low power, incorporated into satellites, smart sensors can enable two-way communications to and from satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LoRa can run on Very High Frequency (VHF) frequencies for uplink and downlink to satellites from the ground. Read more
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How Track-and-Trace Capabilities Solve Food Logistics Challenges

The pandemic triggered an accelerated pace of digital transformation throughout the industry. But, as the pandemic wanes, the need for digitization will continue in order for companies to remain competitive. Read more

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart supply chain and logistics.

LoRa-based asset tracking & logistics for aviation Ineo-Sense's CloverCore sensor solutions cut production lead times by up to 20 percent.
Connecting Assets to the Cloud in the Aviation Sector
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LoRa-based Internet of Things smart asset tracking Axino disrupts cold chain refrigeration to ensure food quality.
A Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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LoRa-enabled smart asset tracking & logistics Keeping track of shipments is a large undertaking, especially for fragile items. A sensor solution with LoRa Technology can determine the necessary data to confirm shipment quality to its final location.
Shipment Quality
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LoRa-enabled smart asset tracking for vehicle recovery A LoRa-enabled tracking system from Maxtrack can prevent theft and tampering while allowing the flow of goods and services to continue.
Locating Stolen Vehicles & Cargo
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LoRa smart asset tracking & smart logistics Fleet tracking systems using LoRa Technology, reduce costs by keeping fleets in the field longer with better fuel economy, better safety, visibility into maintenance issues, and overall improvements to operational efficiency.
Fleet Tracking
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LoRa & Internet of Things smart asset tracking Fleet management solutions using LoRa Technology, such as those offered by GlobalSat Worldcom, can reduce maintenance costs and increase operational efficiencies.
Fleet Management
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LoRa-based smart asset tracking solution LoRa-based smart asset tracking solutions from Adveez help global airports reduce the costs of maintaining ground equipment.
Asset Tracking
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart supply chain and logistics solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

LoRa Everything
Building Tracker That Uses LoRaWAN With the LR1110 Device to Cloud Solution
The Future of Geolocation at The Things Conference 2021
IoT Applications for Logistics
Delivering Next-generation Geolocation with the LoRa Basics Modem-E
LoRa Basics Modem-E
LoRaWAN Asset Tracking Solutions with AWS IoT
Asset Tracking Solutions for COVID-19
LoRa Edge™ Platform Solution for IoT
Semtech’s Staale Pettersen at The Things Conference 2020: 2.4 GHz LoRa of the Seas
LoRa Asset Tracking Reference Kit
Connecting Assets to the Cloud with Ineo-Sense and Lauak
Axino Disrupts Cold Chain Refrigeration to Ensure Food Quality
LoRa Technology - Native Geolocations for IoT - Mobile World Live
LoRa Geolocation - Richard Lansdowne Interview - The Things Network
The Things Conference 2018: LoRa Geolocation by Richard Landsdowne
Semtech’s LoRa Geolocation Solution for LPWAN

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In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart supply chain and logistics.