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Semtech, iioote extend water leak detection offering to industrial market

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Semtech, a leading supplier of semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has announced that Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider iioote will introduce new functionalities to its WebIoT platform and initially the SenseIoT solution for water leakage detection and prevention.

The solution uses Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to detect mould and humidity in at-risk locations, predicting and preventing costly damage.

“Industries are responsible for up to 22% of the global water consumption total today, and leaks represent a prominent and expensive problem for businesses, as well as property owners,” said Robert Spertina, CEO at iioote. “iioote’s WebIoT platform with added AI used in the LoRa-based SenseIoT solution extends coverage from smart home to industrial and commercial applications, and utilises advanced algorithms to effectively combat leaks. As public resources are increasing in scarcity, addressing utility waste offers our customers a strong return on investment (ROI) by improving their efficiency.”

iioote consulted with insurance companies, as well as water and sewage utilities to expand on its previous line of wireless LoRa-based water leakage detection solutions. The enhanced SenseIoT applications monitor for abnormalities in humidity in real-time, and quickly deploy in pipes, water meters and pumps.

“As the industrial vertical consistently looks to improve its usage efficiency and reduce environmental impact, IoT solutions enable greater insight into consumption trends and provide direct operational advantages and business value,” added Marc Pegulu, vice-president of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s proven LoRa devices are the ideal platform for industrial facilities, buildings and homes, creating consistent and flexible IoT connectivity for a wide range of applications.”