AWS IoT Core Device Location, powered by LoRa Cloud

AWS relies on Semtech’s technology for its IoT location-based service

  • Semtech announced that it has entered a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to license its LoRa Cloud™ global navigation satellite system (GNSS) geolocation services to help the AWS global developer community build asset tracking and monitoring solutions and connect Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, using LoRa Edge™, to the Cloud.

AWS IoT Core Device Location is globally available across seven regions and is available for immediate use with AWS IoT Core. The LoRa Edge device-to-Cloud solution from Semtech is highly versatile with a low power software-defined platform providing indoor and outdoor geolocation capability together with a multi-band LoRa® and LR-FHSS transceiver supporting global terrestrial and satellite LoRaWAN® networks. The technology is ideally suited for many IoT applications such as industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.

Klika Tech, US-headquartered global systems integrator and product developer leveraged Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset tracking platform using Amazon IoT Core Device Location to build a smart pill blister pack for its customer Counted. “Semtech’s scalable, low power and cost-effective LoRa Edge geolocation solution makes this a perfect offering for the Counted consumer medical application,” said Gennadiy M. Borisov, president and co-CEO of Klika Tech.

Key customer benefits of AWS IoT Core Device Location, powered by LoRa Cloud, include:

  • Simplified development experience to create asset tracking solutions using LoRa Edge devices and AWS
  • LoRa Edge platform enables ultra-low-power devices, which can last several years on a single battery
  • Single console experience with AWS IoT Core, including LoRa Cloud
  • Regional availability across seven regions

The feature will be compatible with several hardware devices incorporating Semtech LoRa Edge silicon that are either already commercially available such as from Semtech and Miromico or will become available in the next few months including Tektelic and Mikrotik.

“The complexity of working with multiple vendors to create and deploy asset management geolocation services has traditionally been a challenging and time-consuming process for IoT solution developers,” says Yasser Alsaied, vice president of IoT at AWS. “Today, our customers can combine the capabilities of LoRa Edge with an array of AWS services through a single console and billing experience. This gives our AWS global ecosystem the ability to build and connect track-and-trace solutions very quickly and very easily.”