Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Pallet Alliance, an innovator in comprehensive pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution companies, has integrated Semtech´s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol into its IntelliPallet™ Internet of Things (IoT)-based pallet monitoring logistics platform, the company said.
The IntelliPallet platform is the first of its kind in the logistics industry and enables enterprise-scale pallet management by integrating location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets, which comprise more than 90 percent of the worldwide palletized shipping market.
Wooden pallets represent an economical, sustainable and customizable standard in the shipping and logistics industry. However, legacy solutions and industry practices provide limited economically feasible methods for tracking pallet location.
Pallet Alliance´s IntelliPallet IoT platform delivers comprehensive location and environmental data down to the individual pallet, and reliably tracks these assets through the supply chain from manufacturer to end-user, including while in transit. Pallets equipped with LoRa-enabled sensors integrate seamlessly with existing pallets and networking infrastructures, and leverage LoRaWAN networks to deliver long range, accurate and real-time data on pallet location and status.
The flexible LoRaWAN-based platform offers customized tracking capabilities, including an entry/exit notification from a geo-fenced area, stationary time and arrival/departure from designated hubs, as well as environmental monitoring for factors including temperature, humidity and motion. Managers audit this data through Cloud-based third-party applications to optimize their logistics workflow and protect assets.
Semtech´s LoRa devices are widely adopted long-range, low-power solutions for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide.
Pallet Alliance, Inc. is an innovative provider of the design and implementation of national pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution companies. Working collaboratively with customers, Pallet Alliance employs a comprehensive approach that combines manufacturing, pallet and market expertise to identify and eliminate the factors that drive cost reduction by optimizing the product-process interface with knowledgeable, industry-specific pallet management systems. For more information, visit www.tpai.com.
Semtech Corporation is a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.