California-based Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that Italian utility company A2A’s Smart City programme would give it a boost to its Internet of Things (IoT) efforts.
A2A will deploy a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) based on Semtech’s LoRaWAN specification, which is an endorsement of the worldwide standardization of its specification.
The A2A Smart City initiative was started to position A2A as an IoT leader in Italy.
Through the deployment of a LPWAN and by offering resources for the design and implementation of smart technologies, A2A aims to promote the roll out of smart metering, infrastructure, parking, security, healthcare and government applications in Italy.
A2A chose the LoRaWAN specification, which is based on Semtech LoRa wireless RF technology and standardized by the LoRa Alliance, for its feature set that is specifically tailored for large-scale rollouts.
LoRa technology offers long range reliability and scalability through extended battery life and streamlined implementation and by operating on low power.