LoRa Alliance™ Names Tech4Race as Winner of the Third Global IoT LoRaWAN Challenge

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LoRa Alliance™ Names Tech4Race as Winner of the Third Global IoT LoRaWAN Challenge Outstanding volume and quality of submissions highlights that adoption of solutions using LoRaWAN™ is accelerating globally across multiple application spaces and markets Barcelona, Spain – Feb. 27, 2018 – 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 Tech4Race has won the third LoRaWAN Challenge. Held in conjunction with the Navispace IoT/WT Innovation World Cup ® , the Challenge is a global IoT competition that encourages companies and individuals to develop products that leverage the LoRaWAN protocol. "Since the launch of the LoRaWAN Challenge in 2015 we have seen an increase in the quality and innovative nature of applications, but this year was exceptional," said Jaap Groot, VP of Business Development for Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group and a Board Member of LoRa Alliance. "It is clear that the LPWAN market penetration of LoRaWAN is growing rapidly, evidenced by the outstanding 400% increase in entrants in this year's competition. We're confident the participants will benefit from the power of the LoRa Alliance's global ecosystem and that the LoRaWAN networks in over 100 countries will drive their solutions to their full market potential." Tech4Race was selected by a panel of judges representing the LoRa Alliance's diverse ecosystem. The panel felt that its product excelled in the areas of innovation, market readiness, and scalability. "We congratulate Tech4Race and all of the finalists who impressed us with their IoT solutions across diverse verticals such as city, utilities, healthcare, transport, and agriculture demonstrating the maturity and diversity of the LoRaWAN ecosystem," said Charles Paumelle, co-chair of the Marketing Committee for the LoRa Alliance and co- founder of member company Microshare. "Tech4Race leverages the unique aspects of LoRaWAN such as geolocation, long-range, affordable sensors, and connectivity options across public and private networks to make competitive sports events more enjoyable, fairer and easier to administer, with real-time data from the participants made available to the event organizers, participants, and spectators." Tech4Race is a real-time tracking solution that helps outdoor sports events organizers who seek strong security and visibility. It provides an overview of the event location and an up-to-date view of race progress by geolocating all the participants on a map using a GPS tracker leveraging the LoRaWAN protocol on private and/or public networks.

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