LoRa Devices Simplify Food Safety for Restaurant Operations

By Ken Briodagh July 15, 2019

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed signal semiconductors and algorithms, recently announced that Laird Connectivity, a wireless connectivity solutions provider, has integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol into temperature monitoring sensors developed for the ComplianceMate solution, created by CM Systems.

“Semtech’s LoRa devices presents exciting new opportunities for restaurants to get smart about their operations, implement more effective food safety systems and drive greater efficiencies,” said Steve Getraer, President, CM Systems. “We already had what we felt was a very stable wireless Bluetooth sensor. Through our partnership with Laird Connectivity, we were introduced to LoRa devices and discovered it was secure, low-power and produced a significantly more reliable signal even in difficult conditions.”

CM Systems, a provider of monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness, has customers from large restaurant chains such as Shake Shack, Five Guys and Hard Rock Café and from growing regional brands like City Barbeque and Hattie B’s. This IoT solution reportedly is designed to penetrate stainless steel doors, concrete walls and through multiple stories. In February 2018, downtown Nashville experienced a power outage after Hattie B’s had closed for the night. With this alert system, store management was notified about the failure immediately and was able to safely transport at-risk product to another facility, which reportedly saved $35,000 to $50,000 worth of inventory.

“Our LoRa-based gateways and sensors s are purpose-built from the ground up to create secure, scalable, robust LoRa network solutions that stay connected in the harshest environments,” said Jonathan Kaye, Senior Director, Product Management, Laird Connectivity. “Combined with our complete IoT design services capabilities and certification laboratory, we have all the expertise and tools needed to support LoRa projects and ensure successful deployment.”

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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