Beartooth and Semtech’s LoRa Technology Provides Reliable Communication in Cellular Outages
Beartooth products are ideal in natural disasters as LoRa Technology enables a long range link between devices
Camarillo, California - September 14, 2017 -
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Beartooth, an innovative handheld device company, has leveraged Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) by enabling users to talk, text and locate friends in a cellular network outage.
While many other push-to-talk (PTT) applications often experience a loss in functionality during times of disaster due to network congestion and failure, Beartooth was designed to eliminate the reliance on cellular data and provide reliable connectivity. Beartooth devices have supported relief efforts during the recent Hurricane Harvey in Texas, allowing elite tactical units and search and rescue groups to continue their efforts to help survivors without the need for Wi-Fi. When paired with a smartphone, Beartooth users can correspond directly and unlike traditional apps that drain battery power, the LoRa-based device has low-power consumption.
“There are many PTT apps available on the market today, but these applications cannot operate when the network is congested or experiencing an outage,” said Michael Monaghan, CEO of Beartooth. “Beartooth, leveraging Semtech’s LoRa Technology, now allows users to be connected at all times without being reliant on cellular networks.”
“In natural disasters, many individuals lose the ability to communicate with others due to network infrastructure failures. It is critical to have an established Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can bridge this gap when individuals are in a crisis,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The Beartooth device integrated with Semtech’s LoRa Technology, with its long-range and low-power capabilities, can help save lives by connecting individuals with rescue teams or their families.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa wireless RF technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 60 countries. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.
Beartooth, headquartered in Bozeman, MT, helps users to be connected at all times without reliance on cellular networks. The devices are designed to keep users connected in a variety of environments, situations and locations. Beartooth have currently shipped 1,000’s of devices. For more information, visit www.beartooth.com/.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
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