LoRa ARDUINO PLC
Controller based on Open Source Hardware technology and LoRaWAN protocol.
Designed for monitoring, control and automation.
One of the great advantages of LoRa over other protocols such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is its enormously long range and its low power usage.
The possibility of installing a device with a battery and forgetting about it for 10 years is great, and enables an “equip and forget” approach in your solutions.
What is LoRaWAN?
According to the LoRa Alliance, the LoRaWAN® specification is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) networking protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery-powered ‘things’ to the Internet in regional, national or global networks.
It targets key Internet of Things (IoT) requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.
The battery life of the nodes is very long. A single-sensor device, equipped with LoRa and connected to a 9-volt battery, should last up to 10 years.
Enough to avoid worrying about the equipment for a long time.
LoRa is best applied in applications where the devices:
Have no access to electricity
Are hard to access physically
Are too numerous to be equipped with an expensive cellular subscription
Do not need instant feedback
Outline Advantages of the LoRaWAN
It uses 868 MHz/ 915 MHz bands. Available and widely used worldwide.
Wide coverage range: +- 15 kms in open areas and about 5 km in urban areas.
Less power consumption. The battery could last for 10 years.
A LoRa Gateway device should take care of 1000s of end devices or nodes.
It supports bidirectional communication in three different modes.
It also has Built-in support for end-to-end encryption through the AES128 algorithm.