LAS VEGAS, Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ standard for Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced that it will showcase the latest member products and applications leveraging the open LoRaWAN standard at CES 2018. The LoRaWAN protocol is seeing rapid global deployment and adoption due to the technology’s inherent advantages for IoT applications: low power, long range, highly secure, cost effective and easy to deploy.
“LoRaWAN’s rapidly expanding global network footprint and decreasing cost of chipsets/modules are starting to pay rich dividends with a growing ecosystem of products and services. As the LPWAN market matures, the technology’s simplicity and low connectivity costs will not only be an important competitive differentiator but also a crucial enabler of new IoT use-cases in B2B and B2B2C markets in 2018,” said Adarsh Krishnan, senior analyst at ABI Research.
“The LoRaWAN approach offers a very compelling business model for IoT applications,” said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the LoRa Alliance. “Developed as a fully open standard, it can be deployed in public, private or hybrid networks, delivering maximum flexibility. With a 100 percent increase in LoRaWAN network coverage and a stunning 176 percent increase in LoRaWAN-certified products in the marketplace over the past year, the LoRaWAN standard is extremely well-positioned to be the technology of choice for LPWAN applications.”
At CES, the LoRa Alliance will showcase a wide variety of LPWAN application based on the LoRaWAN standard, covering several of the fastest-growing vertical end-markets for IoT. Smart metering, smart home and end-to-end solutions figure prominently among member exhibitors.
“LoRaWAN’s adaptability makes it suited for a myriad of IoT applications, including smart cities, industrial automation, agriculture, logistics, smart homes and buildings, health care as well as consumer products,” said Mareca Hatler, research director for IoT research firm ON World.
The LoRa Alliance will be on-site at CES Jan. 9-12, 2018, in Booth 2121 in the Westgate Resort and Casino. Member demonstrations include the following:
About LoRa Alliance
The LoRa Alliance is an open, nonprofit association that has grown to more than 500 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members closely collaborate and share experiences to promote the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN protocol has already been deployed by major mobile network operators globally, with continuing wide expansion ongoing. For information about joining the LoRa Alliance, please visit http://www.lora-alliance.org/join.