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为何每台物联网设备都需要地理定位

LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Asset Tracking, LoRa Edge, ESG

Marc Pégulu

Marc Pégulu

Marc Pégulu 是 Semtech 无线和传感产品部的市场营销副总裁。

为何每台物联网设备都需要地理定位

地理定位是最为强大、发展势头最为迅猛的物联网 (IoT) 应用之一。据 Market Insight Reports 报道,到 2025 年,“地理信息物联网”的市场规模预计将从现在的 400 亿美元增长至 740 亿美元。

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This blog will explore the clear benefits in knowing the location of any moving or static high value asset.

Loss Prevention

The National Cargo Security Council estimates that the global financial impact of cargo loss exceeds $50 billion annually. On a smaller scale, Americans lose an average of $5,591 in assets over their lifetime, according to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults.

A promising solution to fraudulent theft and loss of valuable goods comes in the form of geolocation technology, which has gained worldwide popularity for its ability to record and keep track of assets.

IoT-Enabled Asset Tracking and Management

A variety of industries such as transportation and logistics, healthcare and food services are replacing proprietary legacy systems with geolocation asset management solutions to locate, track and monitor physical assets such as equipment, product, vehicles, and people.

By implementing connected solutions, businesses can replace inefficient and burdensome manual processes with IoT-enabled asset management solutions. Geolocation-equipped devices bring asset management, whether the asset is fixed or mobile, to further optimize operational processes and enable new features such as loss and goods damage prevention. Geolocation in every device can significantly lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for any enterprise, smart building, campus or smart city looking at deploying sensors and trackers.

 

Barriers for Geolocation

Since it makes perfect sense to be able to track any IoT device, why doesn’t every connected device include and utilize geolocation functionality?

It’s because traditional GPS technologies enabling geolocation are expensive, have technical boundaries that prevent successful deployment and require extensive power to operate. The following factors have prevented the wide adoption of geolocation asset tracking across a number of IoT industries:

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Battery Life

High power consumption from conventional GPS trackers require batteries to be replaced several times per year. In some cases, asset trackers are located in hard-to-reach areas, such as oil and gas rigs or mounted on fleets of vehicles. These deployments make it very costly to change batteries, especially if there are thousands deployed in the field.

Installation

When deploying IoT, it is easy to make mistakes. The manual registration process when installing sensors in a building, for example, is subject to human error. Additionally, trackers may be moved from one location to the next without logs being manually updated.

Maintenance

As with any piece of equipment, in five, 10 or even 20 years, a technician will be sent to service the device. Asset trackers are often lost due to batteries dying without notification or changes in business ownership.

Cost Prohibitive

How frequently does a solution actually need to check a device’s location? Minute by minute? Once per day? In many cases, traditional GPS technology is overkill as the frequency of check-in relates directly to expense and battery usage.

Affordable and Simplified IoT Asset Management

Semtech 长期致力于利用面向物联网市场的基于 LoRa® 的解决方案来解决这些难题。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,并且能自动提供地图位置,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?选择 LoRa Edge™,统统不是问题!

订阅 Inside Out 博客,在 Semtech 无线和传感产品事业部物联网总监 Pedro Pachuca 的下一篇博文中详细了解我们全新的 LoRa Edge 平台。

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