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IoT technology can advance environmental monitoring

Environmental hazards are a global concern, and individuals, local governments, and organizations alike are working together to reduce waste, minimize their environmental footprint, and promote overall sustainability. It’s a conscious effort. The ability to monitor and detect environmental issues in real time, such as flooding, poor air quality, and radiation leaks, is essential.

A distributed wireless network based on low-power WAN (LPWAN) connectivity simplifies the design of connected devices and enables seamless environmental monitoring. For IoT-enabled sensors, LPWAN connectivity supports a wide range of features while reducing connectivity costs compared to cellular, encouraging individuals to deploy compatible hotspots. This can eventually cover hundreds of square miles. Features include:

  • Smooth onboarding. Deploy multiple devices without additional configuration or third-party assistance.
  • roaming. Send data through any hotspot by mapping it to a company ID on the blockchain.
  • micropayment transactions. Earn cryptocurrency when your device transfers data via hotspot.
  • Blockchain integration. Issue a cryptographic notary of the audit trail when transaction data from the device is added to the blockchain.

The environmental impact of LPWAN networks is definitely a key piece of the puzzle when looking for an environmental monitoring solution. Long-range, low-power capabilities allow hotspot owners to monitor their environment and make proactive decisions based on the data collected.

IoT-enabled sensors allow owners to better monitor and manage air quality using real-time data, thus alerting the public to dangerous air emissions and allowing local government officials to help residents help you make decisions that have a positive impact on

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “In 2021 (as of October 8), there will be 18 weather/climate disasters, each impacting the United States with more than $1 billion in losses.”

These natural disasters (floods, wildfires, droughts, etc.) have a significant impact on climate and national infrastructure. IoT-enabled technologies help monitor and alert information about changing conditions. The data collected can better inform experts to make better forecasts and forecasts to keep citizens safe.

A framework that combines IoT-enabled sensors with a distributed, open-source approach to build a ubiquitous network allows manufacturers, developers, or applications to connect devices across the country using LPWAN-compatible technologies to create a positive environment. It can inform the decisions that influence them.

Marc Pégulu has been Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group since June 2015. Pégulu, who he joined in March 2006, has been involved in several major technology initiatives including LoRa wireless and software-defined modem technology. Prior to joining Semtech, he held chip and system development positions at Thomson CSF, Thales, Atmel and DiBcom in France and China.