SWAN Forum, LoRa Alliance Partner to Expanded Network Coverage and IoT Adoption in Water Sector

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 15, 2020

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SWAN Forum, LoRa Alliance Partner to Expanded Network Coverage and IoT Adoption in Water Sector

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) and the LoRa Alliance have formed a partnership to advance data-driven solutions with water network.

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) and the LoRa Alliance have formed a partnership to advance data-driven solutions with water networks, and drive adoption of the LoRaWAN® open standard in the water metering sector.

“We are thrilled to partner with the LoRa Alliance and accelerate wireless integration that drives innovation across the global water sector, especially as remote working becomes the new reality and utilities seek continuity of operations,” said executive director of the SWAN Forum Amir Cahn, in a press release.

The collaboration will help promote IoT deployments for smart network coverage. Per the release, water metering remains the leading application for low power wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies.

IoT and LoRaWAN connectivity can be greatly beneficial to water metering as LoRaWAN is able to communicate over long distances and through barriers.

The two organizations have worked before, recently producing a webinar titled “LoRaWAN Solutions for Smart Water Management,” featuring several LoRa Alliance members and SWAN Council Member Fred Royan, VP of Sustainability and Circular Economy at Frost & Sullivan. It featured information on how LoRaWAN standard can help with water metering management.

For more information, visit www.swan-forum.com

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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