Semtech’s LoRa Technology Monitors Cattle Health in Real-Time
Quantified Ag’s LoRa-based sensors allow accurate analysis of a cow’s health, increasing efficiency
CAMARILLO, Calif., August 15, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Quantified Ag, a company specializing in Internet of Things (IoT) cattle tracking and cattle health solutions, has implemented Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart cattle tags for advanced health monitoring. Quantified Ag’s devices are implemented in feedlots in the U.S. and Australia.
“Semtech’s LoRa Technology allows us to respond much faster to cattle disease than conventional techniques,” said Vishal Singh, CEO of Quantified Ag. “Communications throughout the day from an individual animal’s smart ear tag minimize the delay from when the animal contracts an illness to when it starts showing symptoms, which improves a cattle producer’s business model and increases productivity. We’ve seen significant results in increased inefficiency.”
Quantified Ag’s LoRa-based hardware collects data continuously – 24 hours a day, every day – allowing feedlot workers to detect and respond to anomalies in a cow’s behavior and vitals. Each sensor measures body temperature and activity, and the data is sent to the Cloud for analysis in real-time or stored for trend reports. Applications scan the data for outliers such as a cow showing reduced mobility or elevated body temperature, which could be signs of disease. Feedlot workers are then notified of the anomaly, and can act quickly to prevent disease from worsening or spreading.
“LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN™ connectivity go hand-in-hand with agriculture with its long range, easy deployment and flexible capabilities,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology maximizes efficiency and sustainability by providing a cutting-edge IoT solution that improves results in cattle health detection. With IoT solutions, like LoRa, we can work toward a smarter planet, while solving real-world challenges today.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech 的 LoRa 器件和无线射频技术是获得广泛采用的远距离、低功耗物联网解决方案，电信公司、物联网应用开发商和系统集成商可以利用所需的相关功能组合，在全球范围内以低成本部署具备互操作性的物联网网络、网关、传感器、模组产品和物联网服务。基于 LoRaWAN™ 规范的物联网网络已部署在 100 多个国家／地区，LoRa Alliance™ 是低功耗广域网络应用领域中发展最快的物联网联盟，而 Semtech 正是其创始成员。要了解有关 LoRa 如何实现物联网的更多信息，请访问 Semtech 的 LoRa 网站并加入 LoRa 社区，获取免费培训以及展示构建理想物联网应用所需产品的在线行业目录。
About Quantified Ag
Quantified Ag takes the guesswork out of animal health by providing a better solution for cattle producers and feedlot operators. Their solutions provide faster sorting and treatment of animals, which helps stop the spread of disease. The results lead to saving money, time, and animal life. For more information visit: www.quantifiedag.com.
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