In 2018 the LoRa Alliance booth featured three demonstration areas featuring end-to-end LoRaWAN IoT solutions for the energy & utilities, smart agriculture, and buildings & industrial applications. Complimented by a member Market Place, anchored by myDevices and Semtech, to showcase the latest products and technologies based on the LoRaWAN protocol. The winners of the 2018 LoRaWAN Challenge were also announced during the show.
Other marketplace sponsors included silver sponsors Digital Matter, Eleven-x, Kiwi Technology, Runtime, Senet, Tektelic, TrackNet and TÜV Rheinland.
OrbiWise and its partners in the Smart Industry/Building Zone showcased an end-to-end live LoRaWAN Network that demonstrated a selection of the many applications that will help improve the life of citizens in cities around the world. Solutions demonstrated included asset tracking via LoRaWAN Geolocation (Viloc), building structural health, home & building door/window sensors, and parking space monitoring. These devices connect via MultiTech indoor and outdoor LoRaWAN Gateways to the OrbiWise LoRaWAN Network Server and into the Microshare Smart Facility & Data Management System.
Within the Smart Utilities Zone, MultiTech conducted demonstrations showcasing the impact of its IoT solutions for this market, including electric meters, lighting and energy management scenarios. Participating companies included Andrea Informatique, MCCI, NNN Co., and Ubicquia. Demonstrations featured a variety of types of MultiConnect Conduit gateways providing LoRaWAN connectivity between the assets and the back-end platforms from the participants.
In the Smart Agriculture Zone, Everynet #lead the showcase to demonstrate how LoRaWAN positively impacts our food chain from "Farm to Factory." Irrigation and water level monitoring, animal tracking, and pest control through to cold chain monitoring of temperature, humidity and conditions of transport, storage security and provenance of goods. Everynet LoRaWAN gateways and Intelligent IoT Core Network Platform will connect end devices from multiple ecosystem partners and the data from these devices will be visualized in an integrated "Farm to Factory" application in real time.