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H3C adopts Semtech LoRa to keep students safe
- August 4, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
New H3C Group, a Chinese provider of digital infrastructure and IoT products, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol into intelligent door lock applications to increase safety, efficiency and management of dormitories and schools.
“By integrating Semtech’s innovative LoRa devices and LoRaWan networking capabilities into our campus door locks, H3C was able to significantly improve the management efficiency and safety of student dormitories,” said Liu Chen, H3C’s director of wireless product management. “The solution greatly simplifies management processes by completely eliminating the use of keys by students and staff, and enabling entry via a wireless fob or keycard. With LoRa-based data, staff are able to monitor who enters and exits buildings and when, enhancing campus safety and well-being.”
Colleges and universities consistently seek smarter applications to improve the safety and management of campus facilities. Based on its one network, one platform IoT business model, H3C’s intelligent door lock consists of LoRa-based lock sensors, an integrated gateway implementing the LoRaWan protocol, the Oasis IoT platform, and door lock management software.
The integrated gateway implementing the LoRaWan protocol provides comprehensive coverage and deep signal penetration, enabling the connection of door locks on campus through a single gateway. These capabilities reduce deployment cost and simplify dormitory management for staff by providing consistent campus coverage and reducing the need for individual key distribution.
LoRa-based data, managed by H3C’s Oasis IoT platform, further increases the security of campus buildings by allowing the accurate monitoring of students entering and exiting connected buildings in real time.
“Providing deep indoor and long range wireless communication, LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol represent a proven wireless solution for connecting IoT applications throughout large buildings and campuses,” said Mike Wong, vice president of China sales for California-based Semtech. “LoRa-based devices deploy simply and connect immediately to create new efficiencies and enable innovative new applications. Applications scale based on need, to enable large campuses, including universities and hotels to increase security, reduce energy consumption and better manage the dozens of advanced systems present in these buildings, from refrigerators and water heaters, to HVAC systems, smoke detectors and thermostats.”
New H3C Group has a portfolio of digital infrastructure products, from computer, storage, networking, security and other domains. These products provide a one-stop digital platform that includes cloud computing, big data, interconnectivity, information security, safety, IoT, edge computing, artificial intelligence and 5G, as well as end-to-end technical services. H3C is also the exclusive provider of HPE servers, storage and associated technical services in China.