LoRa Alliance Holds First All Members Meeting And Open House In The USA And Continues To Drive Global Adoption Of LoRaWANTM

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6/20/2017 LoRa® Alliance Holds First All Members Meeting and Open House in the USA and Continues to Drive Global Adoption of LoRaWAN™ 1/2 | Press Release LoRa® Alliance Holds First All Members Meeting And Open House In The USA And Continues To Drive Global Adoption Of LoRaWAN™ SAN RAMON, Calif. ‐ March 29, 2016 ‐ The LoRa® Alliance is one of the fastest growing Internet of Things (IoT) alliances, having gained over 250 members since March 2015, and today announced that the first All Members Meeĕng and Open House in Santa Clara April 4‐6, hosted by Cisco, will be a major force in driving LoRaWAN. adopĕon in the USA. Currently over 50,000 people are working on LoRaWAN soluĕons, there are naĕonwide deployment plans publicly announced for 15 countries, and there are live networks operaĕng in over 100 ciĕes in the world serving numerous IoT applicaĕons and delivering an ROI for the end customers. There have been over 6,500 downloads of the open LoRaWAN specificaĕon for secure, carrier‐grade low power wide area networks, which has contributed to a mature and developed ecosystem. This was demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona where over 120 end products and numerous gateway and network server opĕons were showcased, some of which were demonstrated on the live citywide LoRaWAN network sponsored by Acĕlity. Tracking taxis thorough the city with devices from Abeeway and the MicroChip development kits that were available for people to take and use on the network aĥracted a lot of aĥenĕon. The MWC booth was sponsored by many members of this ecosystem: Acĕlity, everynet, MicroChip, MulĕTech, MyDevices, Orbiwise, Semtech and Senet, who were all busy for the duraĕon with visitors to the booth. The innovaĕve booth design was used in several news videos of MWC, especially the yellow cow! "The LoRa Alliance is expanding its membership on a global scale and this first USA All Members Meeĕng and Open House will demonstrate the reach of the Alliance," said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the LoRa Alliance. "There will be an Asian All Members Meeĕng later this year, confirming that the Alliance is now a global organizaĕon and that both driving the adopĕon of the LoRaWAN standard and being inclusive to all of our members are our top prioriĕes." The USA meeĕng for members will be held on the April 4‐5, and the non‐members open house will be held on April 6. All are welcome. Event details and registraĕon links can be found on the Alliance website: hĥps://www.lora‐ There will be an update on the specificaĕon developments, a session on IoT security, a panel on IoT applicaĕons and the exciĕng launch of our 2016 IoT Innovaĕon Challenge; the theme this year will be revealed at the event. A LoRaWAN 101 training session using MicroChip development devices working on a live everynet network will enable anyone at the event to learn about and how to use LoRaWAN. An open marketplace for our members to showcase their products in the rapidly growing ecosystem will be combined with a networking recepĕon. The first LoRa Alliance Hackathon will take place on the April 5; expectaĕons are high for some innovaĕve ideas to emerge during the session. ARM, MulĕTech, Semtech and The Things Network will provide the tools and training to develop an ARMR mbed‐based LoRa applicaĕon using the MulĕConnectRmDot LoRaWAN cerĕfied modules communicaĕng to The Things Network plaĔorm. A media event will be hosted on April 6. Interested parĕes should contact the Alliance for an invitaĕon. About LoRa Alliance The LoRa. Alliance is an open, non‐profit associaĕon that has grown to more than 250 members since its incepĕon in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaboraĕng and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN. protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier‐grade IoT LPWA connecĕvity. With the technical flexibility to address mulĕple IoT applicaĕons, both staĕc and mobile, and a cerĕficaĕon program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN. is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anĕcipated to widely expand in 2016. About LoRaWAN The technology uĕlized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low‐cost, baĥery‐operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibiĕve to connect. With its unique penetraĕon capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi‐direcĕonality, security, mobility and accurate localizaĕon that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally. Contact: Tracy Hopkins, +44 (0) 7771766156 tracy.hopkins@lora‐ Alliance Technology Developers Testimonials The LoRaWAN technology is ideal to target battery operated sensors and low power applications as a complement to M2M cellular connectivity Richard Viel Chief Operating Officer of Bouygues With LoRaWAN, entire cities or countries can be covered with a few base stations, no longer requiring the upfront rollout and maintenance of thousands of nodes as in traditional mesh networking. This has made IoT possible now, with minimal infrastructure investment. Olivier Hersent Chairman & CTO of Actility To encourage the mass adoption of low cost, long range machine-to-machine connectivity, open ecosystems are critical. In addition to IBM's support of the LoRA Alliance we have also released the IBM 'LoRaWAN in C' as open source under the Eclipse Public License. Dr. Thorsten Kramp Master Inventor, IBM Research LoRaWAN has taken inteliLIGHT, our already proven street lighting management solution, to a whole new level. The entire system becomes even easier and faster to install, with a minimal investment, unprecedented reach and unlimited Smart City applications. It truly is a game changer. Mozes Lorand CEO of FLASHNET Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Networks are an excellent connectivity solution. They complement well with existing M2M business. In order to deploy dedicated solutions and sensors all around the world, an open standard is needed to ensure IoT Challenge Area Members Area WHAT IS LORA? FOR DEVELOPERS THE ALLIANCE JOIN NEWS & EVENTS PRODUCTS

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