A long range communication protocol used, for example, for remote counting applications over the Internet-of-Things.
LoRaWAN stands for Long Range Wide Area Network. It is designed to wirelessly connect battery operated "things" to the internet. The stated range is 16 km in a clear line of sight and 5 km in built-up environments. The world distance record, though is 832 km. This was made with a high altitude helium balloon attached to a LoRaWAN sensor.
Long Battery Life
The system uses very little energy when communicating with sensors. Batteries can last for 10 to 15 years.
In default mode (A), communication is initiated by the end device (such as the counter). The device can communicate at any time. It then leaves a window to receive instructions. This is the lowest power consumption mode. In other modes the network server can initiate communications. Modes can be switched to save power.
Open StandardLoRaWAN is an global open protocol for wireless communication of real-time data. The standard was invented and is maintained by the LoRa Alliance, an association of collaborating members.
Lorawan can be used underground and will penetrate concrete.
Thousands of Devices from a Single Gateway
Easy to scale and expand networks.
Systems are deployed on public or private networks. LoRaWAN uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and 128-bit cryptographic keys and algorithms.
Vehicle and People Counting
LoRaWAN is ideal for remote counting due to its low power consumption and long distance communication. For example, we are using it to count illegally parked cars in national parks, providing park authorities with information about numbers of cars every few minutes. It is also a commonly used communication method in smart cities.