Singapore Zoo Saves 10% of Energy Consumption with LoRaWAN Smart Metering By Semtech & Sindcon

Singapore Zoo saves 10% of energy consumption with LoRaWAN Smart Metering By Semtech & Sindcon.

The Singapore Zoo intends to save 10% on its total energy consumption by deploying smart water and energy meters. The Semtech Corporation is a global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors with advanced algorithms. Sindcon (Singapore) IoT Technology Pte Ltd, has announced its collaboration with Semtech Corporation. Sindcon is among the pioneering companies based in Singapore providing low power wide area network (LPWAN) Internet of Things (IoT) metering solutions. 

This collaboration brings smart consumption monitoring of energy and water at the Singapore Zoo alongside Electrique Energie & Metering Pte. Ltd. A challenge of project was overcoming the forested terrain of the Singapore Zoo. 

 Sindcon was able to deploy 1,000+ devices in strategic locations throughout the three parks within Singapore Zoo using the robust and reliable connectivity of LoRaWAN to transmit real-time metering data every 15 minutes. They achieved this through the integrating of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard into the Sindcon water and energy meters. By further, leveraging the power efficiency of LoRa devices, the total cost, the amount of power cabling, and complexity of deployment were also reduced.

“LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard deliver a cost-effective and flexible networking solution for Sindcon, driving bottom-line business benefits”

“The immense scale of this project was a challenge for radio signal transmission due to the Singapore Zoo’s expansive area and heavily forested terrain. LoRaWAN and Semtech’s LoRa devices were the ideal solution to this problem, supporting the need of the project for low power data communication that allows smart meters to function for up to three years on a single battery while sending data uplinks every 15 minutes, relaying critical water and energy usage data in real-time for the Singapore Zoo to monitor and lower its overall usage,” said Deyu Chen, CEO, and founder of Sindcon. “Sindcon and Semtech’s collaboration highlights how LPWAN technologies are moving toward the future of a more energy-efficient and smarter world.”

The 1000+ Sindcon water and energy meters with LoRaWAN connectivity have been successfully deployed throughout the Singapore Zoo. with a data success rate of 97% calculated over the past three years.

The smart meters are placed in switch rooms and within electrical panels across the three parks of Singapore Zoo. The devices monitor key consumption metrics like cubic meter (m3) throughput for water meters and kilowatt-hour (kWh), voltage, current, and power consumption for electricity meters.

“LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard deliver a cost-effective and flexible networking solution for Sindcon, driving bottom-line business benefits,” said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Enhancing the Singapore Zoo with Sindcon through the deployment of smart water and energy meters with LoRaWAN showcases how the Internet of Things is shaping the future of smart utilities.”

For more information on Sindcon’s smart metering solutions with LoRaWAN, please visit

About Semtech’s LoRa® Platform

Semtech’s LoRa device-to-cloud platform is a globally adopted long-range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost-efficient, and long-range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® standard, which is maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that have been used to deploy IoT networks in over 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit

About Sindcon

Sindcon is one of the pioneer companies based in Singapore focusing on One-Stop IoT Metering Solutions from device to IoT platform based on Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. The founder of Sindcon graduated from Nanyang Technology University of Singapore (NTU) with a Ph.D. degree and had more than 10 years’ semiconductor design experience in Broadcom before setting up Sindcon. Since Sindcon was established in 2015, Sindcon started implementing smart LoRaWAN meters (gas, water & electricity)and various IoT sensors commercially and providing IoT Platform service in projects across Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Please visit the Sindcon website to learn more,

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, the use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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