The Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) exists to represent the interests of the Short Range Devices (SRD) industry. SRD’s are used in a wide range of professional and consumer applications as diverse as remote controls for home automation and car key fobs, wireless smoke alarms, RFID tags, medical telemetry and remote environmental monitoring/control systems.
The LPRA aims to develop, promote and preserve the interests of all members and provide a better understanding of the SRD industry within the European community. The LPRA handles the differing interests of all of its members in an equal, impartial and transparent manner and acts as a focal point for enquiries from administrations, developers and users.
In particular the LPRA works closely with the European Commission, European regulatory bodies and standards organisations to develop a regulatory framework that will sustain the continued development of the SRD industry. This may include participation in activities involving the generation or amendment of European standards and the preparation of documents requesting additional radio spectrum for use by SRDs. The LPRA maintains a constant watch on regulatory developments in order to protect existing radio spectrum that is already designated for use by the SRD industry.
The LPRA assists members to promote their products or services through the organisation of relevant conferences and exhibitions. A self-maintained Trade Directory on the LPRA website enables members to post details about their company, and its products or services. Where a member has a specific technical inquiry, the LPRA can act as an effective conduit by distributing details of this request to all of its members.
The LPRA collates and distributes information to its members on newly published documents relating to regulatory matters produced by the European Commission, CEPT, ETSI and other official bodies. The LPRA also provides informal advice on the interpretation of these documents.