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.
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.