Homerider Systems / Veolia Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System Based on Semtech’s LoRa™ Platform
The solution significantly reduces infrastructure cost and improves robustness
Camarillo, California - March 19, 2014
Homerider Systems, a Vienne, France-based subsidiary of Veolia and specialist in radio network environmental data collection systems, announced a next-generation system based on the Semtech SX1272 transceiver with LoRa™ long-range RF technology.
Homerider Systems is a worldwide water cycle and services leader offering water utilities a complete solution to improve efficiency with a broad range of capabilities and sensors for leak detection, water quality analysis and pressure monitoring. With networks covering many large cities and more than four million end points deployed, Veolia is able to easily update these networks with additional ‘Smart City’ applications.
The LoRa™ technology with its long range capability is integrated into the Call Rider+ concentrator and Warm G2 water meters and significantly reduces the deployment cost for Homerider by eliminating repeaters and concentrators. Each concentrator now has the capability to collect data from several thousands of meters over a much wider area. The spread spectrum technology utilized in LoRa offers significant interference immunity with ultra-low power consumption to permit extremely long battery life.
“On top of reducing the total cost of ownership for water management solutions, the LoRa™ technology provides our parent company Veolia a real market opportunity to provide cities with complementary Smart City applications thanks to its ultra-low power infrastructure,” said Dominique Seze, President and CEO of Homerider Systems.
About Homerider Systems
Homerider Systems, a subsidiary of Veolia, develops, manufactures, and deploys sensor networks for analyzing a variety of environmental data through web applications. Homerider Systems offer interoperable radio networks serving a rich ecosystem:Water management (automatic meter reading, leak detection, pressure balancing and optimization)
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, 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.
Pauline Cadena, Public Relations, Telephone: (805) 389-2755