New partnership to enhance smart gas metering in China and abroad


Global semiconductor firm Semtech Corporation and smart utility solutions firm Goldcard Smart Group have integrated their offerings to help gas utilities to optimise their operations.

Goldcard Smart Group has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology  into its smart gas metering products.

The integration will help public gas utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs.

Goldcard’s smart gas meters will use an intelligent controller and LoRaWAN-based communication module to connect to the Cloud and monitor gas consumption data, battery charge status and valve status.

The wireless radio frequency will be used for data telemetry for utilities to operate their networks in near-real time.

Ma Libo, Product Director of the Overseas Business Division of Goldcard, said: “Goldcard chose Semtech’s LoRa Technology due to its unique advantages for smart utilities, ability to simplify deployment and accelerate products to market.

 “Since implementing LoRa Technology into our smart gas metering solutions, utility providers have seen a marked reduction of waste with an estimated up to 25% in savings. As a global leader in smart gas meters with the largest market share in China’s gas metering market, Goldcard is committed to providing solutions for gas companies to achieve successful and efficient operational management.”

 “Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideally suited for the smart meter industry, providing long range, easy-to-deploy and flexible capabilities,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “LoRa Technology is a proven leader in the smart metering application industry, creating scalable, secure and reliable solutions to help companies like Goldcard better create more efficient metering solutions to reduce waste and utility spending.”