Semtech’s LoRa® Devices Preserve Centuries of Art and Cultural History
By enabling efficient art health monitoring, Conserv’s LoRa-based solution saves museums and exhibitions thousands of dollars
CAMARILLO, Calif., August 22, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Conserv, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for art and museum applications, has developed a smart art conservation solution based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol. Conserv’s LoRa-enabled sensors utilize low-power capabilities to provide conservators with accurate, efficient and simple art health metrics in real time.
“With LoRaWAN connectivity, Conserv is able to connect the entirety of the largest museums to the Cloud without extensive wiring or additional infrastructure. In comparison, a Wi-Fi-based solution is difficult to install and provides inconsistent, expensive connectivity,” said Austin Senseman, CEO of Conserv. “Combining better network coverage with our sensors’ sensitivity provides customers with a winning combination for effectively monitoring exhibits, including difficult structures such as those located outdoors.”
With over 450,000 art and cultural collections in the world, Conserv developed its unique LoRa-based solution to help conservators preserve centuries of cultural history. Previously, it was difficult for museums and other galleries to offer real-time monitoring of art exhibits’ environments due to extensive wiring needs and Wi-Fi’s inability to cover large areas with consistent connectivity. By leveraging LoRaWAN, Conserv created a wireless IoT solution able to handle the challenges of this unique market. Conserv’s smart conservation solutions consist of LoRa-enabled IoT sensors, a LoRaWAN-based gateway and a Cloud-based data monitoring system. Museums and collections deploy sensors to measure common factors affecting art health, such as humidity, temperature, light, and vibration. The sensors report accurate real-time data at consistent intervals and offer battery lifetimes up to 30 months. Conserv found that following deployment of its LoRa-based solution, most museums and collections saved thousands of dollars per year.
“Many museums and art collections are housed in historic buildings that present a difficult environment for common wireless technologies due to heavy use of concrete and steel,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol enable the flexible and simple deployment of IoT solutions into existing infrastructure. As a result, LoRa devices preserves cultural history so future generations are able to enjoy and learn from centuries of art collections.”
关于 Semtech 的 LoRa® 器件
Semtech’s LoRa devices 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 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance®, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
Conserv is building the next generation of solutions for art conservation professionals working with museums, galleries, libraries, private collections, auction houses, and art logistics companies. Conserv is committed to the larger community of conservation professionals and is a proud member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), American Institute for Conservation (AIC), Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) and the Society for American Archivists (SAA). For more information, visit www.conserv.io/.
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