Smart Fire Evacuation System integrates Semtech's LoRa technology

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced collaboration with HEX SAFETY (HEX), a smart fire prevention company in Taiwan, to incorporate Semtech´s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its Dynamic Evacuation System, the company said.

HEX´s Dynamic Exit Signs integrated with LoRa Technology intuitively help people navigate complex hazardous zones in real-time by indicating the quickest and safest direction out of the premises. The conventional exit signs only signal where the closest exit is, which may mistakenly lead people into hazard zones. The HEX Dynamic Evacuation System communicates with the building´s existing fire alarm system and sends the safest direction to every HEX exit sign in the building.

By enhancing people´s decision making and shortening the egress route, the HEX Dynamic Evacuation System significantly increases chances of survival. Since power outages are common during a fire, LoRa Technology provides the long range and low power capabilities in an IoT platform that is needed for operating HEX´s exits signs.

Semtech´s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution 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.

HEX SAFETY, INC. is the pioneer supplier of the Dynamic Evacuation System which brings technology into the fire prevention industry. HEX has focused on the research and development of the Dynamic Evacuation System since 2011. HEX´s Dynamic System is the first intelligent fire equipment which was approved by the Fire-Fighting Alliance in Taiwan and became a certified B Corporation. For more information, visit https://www.hexsave.com/.

Semtech supplies 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.