Istanbul airport

Istanbul Airport has selected SemTech Corporation and Skysens Teknoloji to monitor its assets.

Skysens Teknoloji has deployed an end-to-end solution comprising SemTech's LoRa devices and wireleless radio frequency technology, to ensure smart asset tracking.

Some 3,000 LoRa-based sensors have been deployed with plans to reach 10,000 units as part of efforts by Istanbul Airport to increase the number of passengers it serves from 100 million to 200 million per year.

The network and sensors will optimise the airport's ability to monitor its vehicles, energy consumption and personal and luggage

Data acquired from the sensors will analysed and accessed using Skysens' cloud IoT platform for predictive maintenance and to reduce operational expenses and energy consumption in addition to enhancing project management.

Burak Polat, CEO of Skysens, said: “Airports’ supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems monitor infrastructure, but offer no way to oversee an asset’s current condition, location, operational status, or whether maintenance is necessary. LoRa Technology allowed Skysens to connect applications across the entirety of Istanbul Airport for effective data monitoring to drive down operational cost and create a smarter, safer airport.”

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology gives managers the capacity to track status, data and diagnostics from thousands of assets at once, making it the optimal IoT solution for Istanbul Airport,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “With LoRa Technology, Skysens was able to simplify development and accelerate products to market that successfully capture data from diverse airport applications. This data allows airport managers to more efficiently monitor their fleet and energy use to make smarter decisions and reduce cost.”