Semtech Corporation has recently announced its LoRa® devices running the LoRaWAN® standard for building automation systems will be integrated with IQnexus’s Indoor Air (IAQ) & Environment Quality (IEQ) sensors, according to BusinessWire. The integration of LoRa and LoRaWAN into the WELL- and RESET®-compliant IAQ sensors will allow integrators to integrate the devices into existing building infrastructures and deploy cost-effective health and safety measures to commercial buildings.
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“When developing the new IAQ sensors, we decided to take on a completely different approach to how IoT can improve a building’s air quality,” said Michael Welzel, chief technology officer, IQnexus. “For an easy, on-premise solution we chose to implement Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into the indoor sensor for building owners to accurately monitor their building’s indoor air quality all in real time. The growth of this market has been massive and collaborating with Semtech was the ideal choice to better improve air quality for all our customers in many countries.”
Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a long range, low power solution for IoT applications, providing the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® standard. Through the use and connectivity of LoRaWAN, IQNexus’s IAQ sensor can communicate through standard protocols like BACnet and ModBus to any building automation/energy management system, and even supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
According to IQnexus, a typical installation of the IAQ sensors features one IoT platform, installed on an on premise NBNANOs Server, about 20-30 gateways, and 700-1000 sensors for a 30-50 floor building. The sensors cover IAQ and IEQ, as well as provide a higher comfort by measuring single HVAC zones.
As indoor air quality continues to be a crucial element at the heart of many renovations and new building projects to this day, the integration of Semtech’s IoT solutions with IQnexus’s sensors will allow building owners to throw a more comprehensive safety net across their structures, further ensuring safe air quality for all within the building.