What is LoRaWAN?

Long Range Wide Area Networking (LoRaWAN) and Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) technology provides wireless coverage you control. While cellular networks cover most areas, some remote sites and locations are not able to achieve adequate coverage. In these cases, LoRaWAN technology can be used to provide a private, secure connection for a site with a range of roughly 3 square miles in a typical implementation in suburban locations and potentially more in rural areas. Multiple gateways can be added for more coverage.

LoRaWAN Gateways

The LoRaWAN Gateway reads the beacon ID, signal strength, and a LoRaWAN tracker data from a site at distances of almost 2 miles in urban areas and up to 4 miles in rural locations. It combines this data with its own GPS signal to precisely track location data. The Gateway plugs into to a Local Area Network (LAN) via an Ethernet connection. More than one Gateway can be configured to extend coverage across a larger area.

A typical LoRaWAN gateway can be plugged into a power supply or used with batteries, allowing maximum flexibility at locations without easy electrical access. At a ping rate of 12 times a day, the battery can last for 5 years.

Use Cases

Sites & Yards

Secure, private-network site coverage.

Heavy Duty Equipment

Mid-sized Assets

Benefits

Low power

Prolonged battery life allows for up to 10 years with some devices

Coverage

Great for remote locations with some solutions claiming devices that can read up to 50 miles apart as well as ranges reported of over 400 miles.

Private

Keeps public traffic off your secure network.

Mobile

Maintains communication with movement with little impact to power consumption

Low cost

Affordable solution for tracking.

Geolocation

Enables GPS-free tracking with low power benefits.

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