Defining Sectors


The SRD industry covers a very wide range of applications.
To enable individual members to focus attention on their areas of specific interest,                                     the LPRA is organised into industry sectors as shown below:

Sector Name

Manager(s)

Medical lpra  Medical Telemetry

Low power radio is mainly used in imagery and monitoring devices in the medical sector. Familiar applications would be pacemakers, hearing aids and medical scanners.

Saad Mezzour

RFID lpra  RFID

RFID systems operate in several licence exempt frequency bands, co-existing with other low power devices. Typical applications include access control, mass transportation, logistics and security.

John Falck

Transport lpra  Road and Rail (Transport)

This sector embraces historical applications, such as truck and rail wagon to infrastructure signalling and communications links as well as emerging vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications and short range radar ranging.
Applications include intelligent cruise control, vehicle parking sensors and key-less entry systems.

Brian Back

Telemetry lpra  Radio Telemetry and Telecommand

The monitoring or gathering of data or the issuing of controls using wireless technology. Examples include automatic meter reading (AMR), remote pollution monitoring, remote pump control (telecommand), process wireless automation, pressure monitoring of oil well heads, water distribution network monitoring, remote temperature monitoring, remote sensor 4-20mA wireless links, remote rodent monitoring (pest control) and the linking of process controllers - wireless Modbus etc.

Brian Back

Home lpra  Home and Building Automation

This sector focuses on all aspects of building automation, including energy management and building controls as well as the emerging market for remote metering systems.
Typical applications include blind/awning controllers, lighting and HVAC controllers and remote reading utility meters.

Low power radio is used extensively in building security and alarm systems for signalling, control and detection functions.
Familiar applications include wireless intruder alarm sensors, microwave Doppler detectors and CCTV PTZ controllers.

Philippe Magneron