Digital Matter updates stack for LoRaWan in Israel

  • June 23, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Australian GPS and IoT hardware development firm Digital Matter has updated its LoRaWan radio stack including support for the AS923-4 region, which was recently authorised for use in Israel.

According to the LoRa Alliance, until recently, authorisations in Israel were for trials, with several cities in Israel conducting pilot network deployments. This latest spectrum allocation should provide certainty and confidence to the Israeli market that full commercial LoRaWan deployments are open for business.

“We developed our own LoRaWan stack, optimised specifically for low-power operations, low latency and global adaptability,” said Ken Everett, CEO of Digital Matter. “Robust and flexible, owning our own stack means we are also well-positioned to adapt very quickly to updates to the LoRaWan standard, as demonstrated by how rapidly we were able to support the new AS923-4 spectrum in Israel. Our stack has been updated and released within three weeks of the LoRa Alliance announcement.”

Digital Matter’s first device to support AS923-4 is the Yabby Edge, the company’s indoor and outdoor asset tracker featuring Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset management platform. Cloud-based location calculations on the Yabby Edge reduce power consumption, extending battery life for up to 12 years. Location data can be forwarded to any platform or system for integration, and device settings can be configured to fit any IoT asset tracking application.

Limited stock of the Yabby Edge for LoRaWan is available for PoC and testing.

Digital Matter is a developer of low-power GPS and IoT hardware for asset tracking and management applications. It offers a range of LPWAN asset tracking hardware with integration-ready battery-powered asset tracking devices across a range of connectivity technologies. With over 20 years of telematics experience and more than 500 channel partners across 120 countries, Digital Matter supplies and supports scalable and secure devices for telematics businesses, IoT providers, enterprises and network operators around the world.