With an ever-increasing demand for low power wide area network solutions LoRA is emerging as the de-facto solution for most applications.  This article serves to provide a brief overview of LoRA technology, use cases and a brief summary of available solutions brought to you by our Key Accounts and Technical Solutions Manager, Dean Sarelius.

What is LoRA..?

LoRaWAN is an open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT connectivity.

Across the globe, 67 major carriers have deployed LoRaWAN networks and 500 key technology companies have deployed more than 40 million sensors worldwide.

Key features:

  • Proprietary wireless technology developed by Semtech
  • Operates on unlicensed ISM bands 433MHz (Europe), 470-510MHz (China), 868/915MHz (AU, NZ, North America)
  • Long range and low power consumption
  • Up to 5km range in urban environment, greater than 15km line of sight
  • >10 year battery life capability
  • Not susceptible to interference from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, LTE, etc
  • Improved network capacity
  • Connect more nodes, 100k to 300k nodes

Use Cases for LoRA

  • Smart meter and Parking Meter aggregation via LoRA + 3G/4G gateway
  • Fire and domestic alarm systems
  • Home automation
  • Street lighting and servicing
  • Livestock monitoring and management

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