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LoRa Alliance Releases 3 New Specifications

26 October 2018

The global association for the open LoRaWAN protocol for the Internet of things, the LoRa Alliance, has released three new specifications to support and standardize firmware updates over the air (FUOTA).

The association has also released information on the growth in deployments and certification with an increase of more than 50 percent in the number of LoRaWAN certified products compared to this time last year.

“Continued development of standard specifications for the LoRaWAN protocol is key to enabling interoperability between end-device providers and network providers,” said Donna Moore, CEO and chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “The new specifications showcase how our members collaborate to continuously advance LoRaWAN. The rapid uptick of LoRaWAN certified products validates that the market stands behind the need for IoT devices that deliver a proof of quality.”

LoRa Technology is the de facto choice for LPWAN connectivity for long range, low-power IoT solutions that allow devices to connect to each other in smart cities, buildings, agriculture, metering, logistics, supply chain and industrial control.

Recently, LoRaWAN deployments have been growing in Japan with NEC recently building a network for remote liquefied petroleum gas meter reading and SenseWay deploying a LoRaWAN network on Kashiwanoha Campus to acquire and visualize the city’s environmental information in order to become a smart city.

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