Semtech Devices Enable AMI Metering Applications for Smarter Utility Management

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that NSOFT, an Indian provider of automation and metering solutions for distribution utilities, has developed a new smart metering platform based on Semtech´s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol, the company said.

The meters leverage LoRa devices´ capabilities for long range, reliable data transfer and low power operation to provide utility networks with accurate real-time consumption data. In addition, NSOFT´s “Smart Read” family of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). This brings additional benefits to the customer, including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.

NSOFT´s LoRa-based solutions include metering applications for electricity, water and gas utilities. As the utility market continues to grow and advance, utility providers require increasingly flexible solutions to record and transmit accurate usage data. AMI, or smart meters, are one critical application for a creating a more efficient grid. LoRa-based AMI meters enable the long range, bi-directional transfer of data, creating an efficient method of meter reading and eliminating costly manual processes. Utility providers leverage third-party applications to track trends and prevent leaks in the utility grid, increasing efficiency, cost savings and sustainability.

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. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® specification have been deployed in 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance®, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications.

NSOFT is a provider of automation and smart metering/AMI solutions for distribution utilities. Products include smart meter modules to implement Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and automation solutions in the area of billing and receivables management that help utilities maximize revenue and profits. NSOFT handles more than 15 million consumers and Rs 10,000 crores of annual billing across 8 utilities. Established in 1996, NSOFT is a fast growing team of over 3000 people. Metering expertise has been diligently built over the past two decades. For more information, visit https://www.nsoft.in/

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.