据估计，全球只有 10% 的地面具备地面网络连接。为了建立一个真正互联的星球，为大规模物联网 (IoT) 部署提供无处不在的覆盖，我们需要通过卫星连接来补充地面网络，扩大对要求严苛的垂直行业的覆盖。LoRa Alliance® 最近升级了其准则，以包括 LoRaWAN® 标准的长距离跳频扩频 (LR-FHSS) 数据速率。LR-FHSS 功能显著增加了网络容量并减少了干扰，从而促进了全球部署的新机遇。
Location is a vital component of the Internet of Things (IoT), encompassing the ability of things to sense and communicate their geographic position. Location data helps organize, track and account for the billions of Internet-connected devices based on sensors and other location-centric elements within them. The ability to capture location data forms the basis of location-based services and starts with the physical radio frequency (RF) technologies that interact with the world around them.
Several technologies, such as GPS, LoRa® and others, can provide outdoor location information. However, these existing technologies are not optimized for IoT asset tracking use cases due to their increased power requirements which require access to frequent charging as well as inability to work indoors. Reducing power consumption on devices fundamentally requires a reduction of compute on device, with IoT this can be accomplished by partitioning the workload between the device and harnessing the power of the Cloud. For precise indoor location, where GPS has no tangible reach, and to enable continuous location detection or tracking, indoor positioning systems (IPS) technologies such as Wi-Fi come into play.
LoRa Cloud™ 服务使用 LoRaWAN® 标准、调制解调器管理和功率优化的地理定位来简化安全器件接入，从而增强 Semtech 的 LoRa® 器件。物联网 (IoT) 旨在将器件连接到互联网，而 LoRa Cloud 服务使这一过程变得更加简单且更节约成本。
Asset tracking is one of the most widely deployed Internet of Things (IoT) applications. According to Juniper Research, there will be a 27% increase in asset tracking usage over the next five years, growing from 90 million in 2020 to 114 million by 2025. With this increase, IoT solutions need to enable the efficient and reliable monitoring of assets as they move through the production cycle, and often throughout large warehouses and campuses. Having access to reliable location data is increasingly valuable to production managers, reducing the potential for assets to be misplaced or lost entirely during their journey.
让地理定位技术成为任何类型的联网设备都能提供的本地服务，何乐而不为？如果有一种解决方案，能让电池寿命超过现有蜂窝网络解决方案的 10 倍，并且客户能仅在需要时付费使用地理定位服务，岂不妙哉？地理定位的未来已经到来。
资产追踪是物联网 (IoT) 部署最广泛的应用之一。到 2025 年，物联网对工厂、零售场所、工作场所、办公室和家庭的总体经济影响可能高达 6.3 万亿美元， according to McKinsey Global. A variety of industries, including home and building, healthcare, agriculture, and food services in addition to the industrial and logistics markets, are investing in smarter technologies to replace siloed legacy systems with automated asset management solutions. Many existing geolocation applications are power hungry and require multiple devices, software and services from multiple vendors, resulting in increased complexity and cost.
2020 年 8 月，Semtech、Amazon Web Services (AWS) 和 TensorIoT 宣布合作开发用于 LoRaWAN® 网络的两个物联网 (IoT) 套件：(1) 智能建筑 (2) 资产追踪。这些套件利用 LoRaWAN 连接与 AWS 领先的物联网服务集成，帮助企业和系统集成商加速开发更智能、更高效的解决方案。这些套件使用 LoRaWAN® 协议和基于灵活的无服务器架构的 AWS 物联网云服务，支持企业加速开发面向智能建筑和资产追踪用例的简单、有效的物联网应用。
Semtech recently announced the availability of two new Internet of Things (IoT) kits designed to accelerate the development of smarter, more efficient solutions for Enterprises and Systems Integrators. The Smart Building and Asset Tracking Kits are the result of collaboration between Semtech and IoT ecosystem leaders, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TensorIoT, and offer the smart integration of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol with AWS’s leading IoT services. Systems Integrators and Enterprises can now leverage AWS IoT and key native services to accelerate the production lifecycle of their applications. The kits are the first vertical market product offerings based on the LoRaWAN protocol that utilize AWS IoT Core and a serverless architecture.